Anubala's Kitchen

Ram Ladoo Subzi

Ram Ladoo Subzi

Ram ladoo is not a sweet as the name suggests. It’s actually a very famous chat made with mixed lentils and served with a very unique radish leaves green chutney and garnished with grated radish.Yesterday, I made Ram ladoos, but served it not as a chat but as a subzi and served with hot phulkas.Read more about Ram Ladoo Subzi[…]

Protein Rich Sabudana Khichadi

Protein Rich Sabudana Khichadi

Sabudana khichadi is a very popular dish from Maharashtrian cuisine and my personal favourite too. Sabudana, known as sago in English and javarisi in Tamizh is not a grain, but is made out of tapioca.Tapioca is known as kappa kezhangu in Tamizh. It is rich in carbohydrates and is easily digestible. So it can beRead more about Protein Rich Sabudana Khichadi[…]

Vazhaikai Podimas

Vazhaikai Podimas

Vazhaikai Podimas is a delicacy from Tamil Brahmins cuisine. It is a simple recipe made with simple and easily available ingredients at home. The trick in making perfect vazhaikai podimas lies in selection of the right kind of raw banana and cooking the banana. Raw banana should be firm and hard and not the tenderRead more about Vazhaikai Podimas[…]

Bread Crumbs Upma

Bread Crumbs Upma

There was lot of left over bread corner pieces in the fridge as I had made sandwiches 2 days back. Since I had stored it in an air tight box, it was quite fresh too. As I was thinking of a some quick recipe for breakfast, this idea of making Upma with fresh bread crumbsRead more about Bread Crumbs Upma[…]

Paneer Tikka Kothu Parotta

Paneer Tikka Kothu Parotta

Kothu parotta or chilli parotta is my family’s favourite dish. It’s a complete dish, so I generally make for school tiffin and breakfast. Few days back, I had made kothu parotta for breakfast and school tiffin. Usually I add boiled chickpeas for the protein part of the recipe. Since, I had not soaked chickpeas, IRead more about Paneer Tikka Kothu Parotta[…]

Curry Leaves and Peanuts Podi Idli

Curry Leaves and Peanuts Podi Idli

Podi Idli is my family’s favourite dish. I make it often at home. Few days back I made these yummy Curry Leaves and Peanuts Podi Idli, idea inspiration from my dear cousin, Viji. She told me that one of her favourite dish was the curry leaves podi idli served in Murugan Idli Shop. Not once,Read more about Curry Leaves and Peanuts Podi Idli[…]

Samai Paniyaram

Samai Paniyaram

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[…]

Snake Gourd Whole Moong Rice

Snake Gourd Whole Moong Rice

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[…]

Vepampoo Khuzhambu

Vepampoo Khuzhambu

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[…]

Vadu Mangai Kosmari

Vadu Mangai Kosmari

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[…]