Little millet, known as samai in tamizh can replace rice in many recipes. Millers are richer in protein and it’s good to include in day to day diet. Few days ago, I tried making paniyaram with samai instead of rice. The paniyaram was soft inside and had a crispy crust. It was indeed yummy andRead more about Samai Paniyaram… Read More!
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!
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!
Summer is the season for mangoes. Mango season starts from March. The first to come into the market during the mango season is vadu mangai . Tender, raw mangoes are called as vadu mangai or maa vadu in Tamil. It’s mainly used for making pickles. It’s usually made in large quantities and stored for aRead more about Vadu Mangai Kosmari… 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, when I had gone to visit my mom, while chatting, she shared this recipe with me. She had learnt it from her neighbour it seems and was very excited about sharing the recipe with me:) She had already tried the recipe and said that the dosa was very tasty. I have neverRead more about Tomato Dosa… 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!
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!
It has been a while since I made Chinese food at home. Two days back, when I checked my fridge, I realised that I had all the ingredients to make some basic Chinese food. So, I made Cauliflower Manchurian and served it with Fried rice. Cauliflower Manchurian really came out well. All of us atRead more about Cauliflower Manchurian … Read More!