Oct 042016
 
Poha cutlet - how to make poha (pressed rice) cutlet

It was raining heavily here last weekend and so I made this lovely crisp poha cutlet. It was soooper delicious with a lovely texture to it. Adding poha or pressed rice gave it a very crisp outer with a soft innner. I also added sesame (til) seed powder for a lovely flavor. I am a snack favorite person, especially fried [Read more]

Sep 192016
 
Eggless Banana muffins - super fluffy and light

Earlier, I posted my recipe for banana bread that is super duper moist. Here I share, banana muffins, another variation to my earlier post. I used an egg for that recipe and I got numerous requests to post the recipe without egg as well. So, here I am today sharing my recipe for banana muffins without using egg. Now, these [Read more]

May 032016
 
Brinjal curry - vankaya podi kura - eggplant curry

Vankaya or brinjal curry (eggplant) is a very versatile vegetable. You can prepare curry, use it in sambar and even make pachadi(brinjal chutney) out of it. We find a lot of different brinjals in market today. For this recipe, I specifically use the green brinjal (not the violet/black ones). This brinjal curry is a simple recipe that uses a podi or [Read more]

Jan 142016
 
Uttapam (onion uthappam) - south Indian breakfast

I noticed that I have shared many of my dosa and uttapam recipes, but missed the basic uttapam that I prepare using onions. So, here I am posting this simple recipe using idly batter. Uttapam as we all know is a regular south Indian breakfast. It is made using idly batter (check my idly batter recipe here). Normally, what my [Read more]

Oct 202015
 
Instant oats and urad dal dosa - soft, spongy dosa

Today, I am posting this lovely soft and spongy dosa recipe — oats and urad dal dosa. This is an instant dosa and needs no fermentation. Also, the addition of oats makes this very high in fibre and urad dal gives it the protein advantage. I highly recommend you all to try this oats and urad dal dosa, because this [Read more]

Oct 162015
 
Peanut rice - easy lunch box recipe

A very simple and quick recipe to pack for lunch box is this peanut rice. By using just 3 main ingredients, you can make this amazingly aromatic and flavorful rice. We know that peanuts are healthy, high on protein and raise your good cholesterol(HDL) levels when taken in moderation. Both me and KS love peanuts, I prepare peanut chutney very [Read more]

Aug 282015
 
Chakra pongali or sweet pongal recipe or sakkarai pongal

Chakra pongali is a sweet that is often prepared during Indian festivals like pongal or sankranti and other pujas at home. It is a sweeter version to ven pongal or khara pongal. Chakra pongali or sweet pongal is made using moong dal and rice, cooked in ghee, milk and jaggery. It is easy to prepare and even healthier since it [Read more]

Aug 272015
 
Instant Bread Uttapam

Bread uttapam is again one of those easy and instant recipes that can be prepared for breakfast, lunch or dinners. I normally make this bread uttapam for dinner whenever I want something quick to prepare and light on the tummy. These uttapams are a healthy breakfast and lunch options too. You can pair them up with any salad or fruits [Read more]

Aug 072015
 
South Indian Upma - version 2

A slight variation to my already posted south Indian upma recipe is this – another version of upma with some nuts. I call this another version because in my house, my husband likes nuts in upma where as I do not. So, I normally make different versions at home. My favorite is actually tomato upma without any onions in it, [Read more]