PAYARU URUNDAI/ WHOLE GREEN GRAM LADDU/ MUNG BEAN LADDU

PAYARU URUNDAI/ MUNG BEAN/ WHOLE GREEN GRAM LADDU Payaru urundai or whole green gram laddu is an age old traditional sweet which is highly proteinaceous, flavourful and wholesome with the goodness of jaggery and desi ghee/ clarified butter. It’s our all time favourite and we never ever missed preparing this laddu during Diwali. And so…

LESU ROTI

LESU ROTI ( Mandua Roti / Finger Millet Roti) You all know India is a land of varied cuisines of different region with all its exotic ingredients and unique taste and this is one of the simplest and the healthiest roti from Kumaon region of Uttarkhand state. It’s a beautiful region in the Himalayan foothills…

SAVORY PANCAKE WITH BOTTLE GOURD AND MILLET FLAKES / INSTANT SURAIKKAI DOSA

Bottle gourd is the very less used veggie in our house which is loaded with ample of nutrients. Remember, when you’re hungry add nutrients to you body not the calories. This is one veggie which helps in weight loss. So I thought of preparing this instant suraikkai dosa or ┬ásavory pancakes with millet flakes……simple and…

IVY GOURD CHUTNEY/KOVAKKAI THUVAIYAL

Ivy gourd/ kovakkai/Tindora is a tropical veggie and a storehouse of a range of vitamins and minerals. I hardly cook this veggie which has a decent amount of protein and fibres and an anti-oxidant too. When I learnt about its health benefits I’m skeptical to prepare any dish, so I tried it with this chutney…

Thinai kozhukattai/ Foxtail millet dumplings

THINAI KOZHUKATTAI/ FOXTAIL MILLET DUMPLINGS Kozhukattai is a very popular sweet / savory dumplings of southern part of India, traditionally prepared from rice flour with a filling and is steam boiled. The fillings may vary and can be prepared using, coconut & jaggery or chana dal & jaggery or sesame seeds and jaggery or mixed…

KADAPPA

Kumbakonam kadappa is a very prominent & the most popular dish of Tamilnadu which is usually served with set dosa or idli. Kumbakonam is yet another temple town of Tamilnadu, India. But I’ve made little modifications in the authentic way of preparation so that it can go very well with poori, chapati / roti &…

Murungai keerai podi/Moringa powder(spicy)

MURUNGAI KEERAI PODI /MORINGA POWDER (SPICY) Podis are always the most sought after, go handy, a quick pick & a savior in many houses, specially a boon to the working people. Podis can be easily matched with rice, idli, dosa, upma & so…on, at times as dosa spread, can be mixed with Ragi roti dough,…

Lunch idea

LUNCH IDEA – PUDINA RICE WITH MIXED VEG RAITA & POTATO CHIPS MENU # 20 Pudina/Mint pulao is another one pot rice easy to prepare for a weekday lunch box & potluck dinner. This green pulao is so refreshing & already posted in rice variety category. So Check out the preparation. It’s quite a regular…

Lunch Idea – Ghee rice with mixed bean masala

LUNCH IDEA MENU # 19 This is a tasty & flavorful one pot rice which is prepared with ease & can be accompanied with any vegetable curry, Chana masala or mixed bean masala or even with fried dal. I’ve added coconut milk to enhance the taste and flavor. Normally Basmati rice is preferred but any…

Lunch ideas- podi variety rice & Desi finger fries with yam.

LUNCH IDEA MENU # 18 Instead of having variety rice for lunch try differently by preparing varieties with various podi that’s already in store. Just tadka is enough. So this lunch idea has coriander podi/kothamalli podi rice, curry leaves podi rice, curd rice and shallow fried yam/karunai kizhangu & we call it as Desi finger…

Lunch Idea – Green vegetable rice with raita

LUNCH IDEA MENU # 17 In this lunch menu we have an one pot meal, vegetable rice with raita, chips, pakora & sweets, the later three are store brought. This is a very simple and delicious meal prepared within 30 to 45 minutes. Mostly my weekends are like this only ….it’s a finest way of…