Bittergourd puli kuzhambu

One of the versatile vegetable bittergourd which tastes bitter as the name suggests is prepared in so many ways in south indian cuisine.We make fries,stir fried bittergourd,thokku,pickle,sambhar,vathal,chips and puli kuzhambu.Bitter gourd is known as pavakka in Malayalam, pavakkai in Tamil, karela in Hindi and kakarakaya in telugu, haagalkai in Kannada.  It is really good for…

Sorakkai chutney(Udupi style)

Bottle gourd is a good source of nutrients like potassium and vitamin C. The dietary fiber in bottle gourd juice can help relieve constipation and flatulence. It can also relieve pain and inflammation in the body. However drinking it raw is not recomended.So lets make a chutney today which goes awesome with Idly,dosa and even rice. Ingredients: 2…

Mushroom pepper masala

Ingredients: Mushroom 300gm diced(button mushrooms preferable) Shallots 3/4th cup Tomato -3medium Coriander powder 1tbsp Cumin – 1/2tsp Pepper 1 tsp Salt as required Saunf- 1/2tsp Green chilli 1 Curry leaves 1 sprig Cinnamon 1inch stick Cloves 2 Coriander leaves 1/4 cup chopped Sesame oil 2tbsp Method: Clean and cut the mushroom into small pieces .Keep…

Vegetable pulav with Salna

Ingredients for Pulav: Cauliflower florets-1 cup green peas- 1/2 cup carrot diced- 1/2 cup Jeeraga samba rice- 1 1/4 cup Bay leaf-1 Cinnamon stick-1 small Saunf- 1tsp cloves-4 cardamom-2 Ghee 4tbsp Green chilli-1 Coriander leaves- garnish Tomatoes-2 small Water-3cups Method: Wash and soak the rice in 2 cups of water.Keep aside. Chop the vegetables and…

Choco walnut Brownie

This is basically an eggless brownie cake made using finely chopped walnuts,cocoa powder,wheat flour and a couple of other ingredients.We have used condensed milk as a replacement to eggs to bake it Indian style.Those of you ll who would love to have dry cakes should definitely give this a try.I made this in a pressure…

Foxtail millet and Lapsi rava kichadi

Foxtail millet is nothing but Thenai in tamil,which is rich in fibre and a lot of essential nutrients.Lapsi rava is a broken form of wheat similar dalia found mainly in maharashtra region. This kichadi is made using a lot of veggies and couple of spices for the aroma. Ingredients: 1/2 cup Foxtail Millet , 1/2 cup broken…

Rasmalai

Rasmalai is basically a north indian sweet believed to have originated from Bengal. It is a royal sweet often served in weddings and eaten on special occasions.  Its made from the paneer of the milk rolled into patties and soaked in thickened sweet milk. There are many ways to get really soft rasmalai .Here is…

Sweet Potato porial/Subzi

Sweet potato  is a root vegetable . They have a thin, brown skin on the outside with coloured flesh inside – most commonly orange in colour. Not to mention, they provide a number of health benefits and are easy to add to your diet.Here is a very simple recipe which is nutritious also without adding…

Palak(spinach) Besan dosa/chilla

Want to add some more health to your regular besan ka cheela?Just add some spinach leaves that will not just enhance the nutritional value of your besan ka cheela but will also give it a unique taste. It is a perfect kids recipe that you can try for evening snacks as well as morning breakfast.So…

Vermicelli kichadi/Semiya upma

Ingredients: Vermicelli/Semiya 2 cups Mustard seeds curry leaves-1sprig Cumin 1/2 tsp channa dal-1tsp onion-1 green chilli-1 tomatoes-1 turmeric powder-1tsp green peas-1/4 cup beans-2 carrot-1 ginger-1/4 inch piece salt as required 4 cups water Sesame oil 3tbsp Ghee 1tsp Method: Heat ghee in a kadai and roast the vermicelli until slightly brown. Remove from heat and…