Snake gourd known as podalangai in Tamil, is a very humble, affordable and a very healthy vegetable, but sadly not a favourite to many. It’s rich in fibre, has lot of water making it a very ideal vegetable for pregnant and lactating women. Also, it’s low in sodium and potassium which makes it a goodRead more about Snake Gourd Whole Moong Rice… Read More!
Ladies finger or Okra, is known as bhindi in hindi and vendaikai in Tamil. It’s good source of protein, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus folic acid and fibre. It’s low in potassium and sodium, hence can be included for renal patients when the diet has to have restricted sodium and potassium. My family loves bhindi in allRead more about Stuffed Bhindi Masala… Read More!
Neem flowers are called as vepampoo in tamil. Vepampoo has lot of medicinal properties. It’s mainly used to improve digestion, appetite and detoxification of the gut. It is also used as a natural ingredient for deworming. In the traditional South Indian cooking, vepampoo is used in many recipes like thogaiyal ( variety of chutney), asRead more about Vepampoo Khuzhambu… Read More!
My daughter’s favourite school lunch box option is sandwich. She says it’s very convenient to eat in school. So, yesterday I made sandwich for breakfast. Since I had yogurt in plenty, I had made hung curd the previous day. The plan was to make a no cook cheesecake, instead used it as a spread toRead more about Summer Sandwich… Read More!
Whenever I have to cook something quick for any meal, the first ingredient that comes to mind is, poha. One can make a sumptuous dish in 15-20 mins with this humble, versatile poha. Few days back, I had made this dish Tomato Poha for breakfast. I had actually planned to make only oats porridge forRead more about Tomato Poha… Read More!
To make Beetroot Idiyappam had been in my mind for a long time. Finally, I made it few days back for breakfast. It’s the usual idiyappam recipe only. I just added boiled beetroot purée to the rice flour. There was not much change in the flavour, but it certainly enhances the nutritive value of theRead more about Beetroot Idiyappam… Read More!
Few weeks back, I made this Oats and Rava Paniyaram for breakfast. I generally make Rava and oats idli. That day, as I was preparing the batter for idli, I got this sudden idea of making it as paniyaram. Trusting my instincts, I went ahead and made them. Paniyaram came out with perfect texture, slightlyRead more about Oats and Rava Paniyaram… Read More!
Chole is a very popular Punjabi dish, a spicy and delicious gravy generally served with bhature or rice. Chick peas are known as Chole or kabuli chana in hindi and konda kadalai in Tamil. I and my daughter are very fond of having Chole and rice for lunch. Few days back I had left overRead more about Aloo Chole… Read More!
This is my own creation, inspiration from a South African recipe which I saw in a tv show, The Global Menu by chef Ranveer Brar. I don’t remember the name of the dish though. The dish was made with green apple, yam, sweet potato, chicken, eggs and milk. I was very fascinated to see appleRead more about Yam, Sweet Potato and Green Apple Stew… Read More!
Bottle gourd is known as lauki in hindi and suraikai in tamil. It is a very humble vegetable but packed with lots of vitamins and minerals. It’s a very rich source of vitamin C, vit B, vit A, vit K and also rich in manganese, iron, potassium and folate. It’s also very rich source ofRead more about Lauki Coconut Kadhi… Read More!