Paruppu Payasam 

This is one dessert which can be prepared as a quick dessert or a morning breakfast substitute.  Do try this yummy dessert. Ingredients : 1 cup moong dal  1/4 cup grated coconut  1 cup powdered jaggery 7 to 10 cashews 1/2 tsp cardamom powder 2 tbsps clarified butter ( optional ) Method : Heat clarified…

Chettinad Chicken

Chettinad chicken curry or dry fry or pepper fry, anything chettinad is tasty, spicy and full of warmth and love.  These spices are mostly fried, ground and added to the cuisine.  Ingredients : 500 gms chicken cleaned 3 tbsps vegetable oil 1 inch cinnamon stick  2 cloves  1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp pepper corns…

Dahi Sabzi

A very simple yet tasty recipe made of yogurt taken with  jowar roti or pulka or chapatis. I personally prefer this side dish when I run  out of vegetables or I would like to keep my cooking spree very simple and filling.  Ingredients : 250 gms thick fresh yogurt  1 cup finely chopped onions 4…

Poli 

Poli or puran poli as it is called is an Indian sweet flat bread made of maida and wheat flour or with only maida with a lentil and jaggery stuffing in it . But here I have totally made the dough using only and only whole wheat flour . I have not added maida, it…

Guava Chutney

Again a chutney with a difference, tried this chutney when my mother was sick, diagnosed with renal failure and hypertension. She was a lover of fruits and daily took two varieties of fruits.  But when she was  adviced to take only guavas, one day she asked me to prepare this chutney and I found the…

Guava Mango pickle

Just an instant pickle with a difference. Cannot be stored for a long time but very tasty.  Ingredients :  2 cups semi ripened guavas ( recipes. Remove the seeds)  1/4 cup finely diced semi ripe mangoes ( peel off the skin)  1 tbsp vegetable oil / sesame oil 1 tsp mustards seeds 1/4 tsp asafoetida …

Instant Rava Upma Mix

An instant Rava upma mix for bachelors and working women. I have recently developed this craze for home made instant foods. This is not a new technique, it’s been  followed by our elders long ago. My maternal aunt used to pack such instant food items for family picnics and for train journeys. The only difference…

Tambittu

A laadoo prepared on Naagpanchami day … Made of fried gram and jaggery. Ingredients: 2 cups fried gram  1/2 cup groundnut fried and deskinned 1/4 cup sesame seeds  2 tbsps  poppy seeds 2 tbsps  almomd powder 1 cup powdered jaggery 3/4 cup ghee  1 two cardamom powder Little milk if needef Method : In a…

Mango Pachhadi

An all time favorite, prepared using kili mooku manga ( Bengaloru mangaa ) Ingredients: 2 mangoes 2 tbsp thinly sliced onions 2 tbsp  thin slices tomato 2 green chillies slit  1/4 tsp turmeric powder 1/4 tsp salt  1 or less tsp kashmiri chilli powder 2 cups grated jaggery 1 tsp oil 1/2 tsp mustard seeds…

Brinjal Pachhadi

Just an easy recipe.  There are two methods to prepare this pachhadi and I’m sharing both the methods here.  My mother’s sister ,periamma , I have already mentioned about her in ” my blogging journey ” used to prepare this with padavedu brinjal.  As far as I know they are the best brinjals . one…

Rosa-Dosa

In the year 2016 we had a Food Festival in our school, where I had chosen a topic of ” cooking with flowers “. That time I tried this dosa and it  came out well and tasty. Especially when preparing this dosa need not worry about the black gram, we can add lesser than what…

Ivy Crispies

Ingredients : 1/2 kg Ivy gourd  Oil for deep frying 1 tbsp salt 1 tbsp turmeric powder 1 tbsp chilli powder 1/4 tsp amchur powder  Method: Wash and pat dry the ivy gourd. Cut the tips of either ends. Slice the vegetable into equal size rounds. Smear 1/4 th of the salt and 1/4 th…