Almond cranberry chocolate barks

Gift your family and friends …..the Homemade luscious Almond and Cranberry chocolate barks …..best for this festive season.

Mochai/Avarekalu pulao

Fresh Mochai pulao, one more seasonal recipe from the state of Karnataka. Fresh mochai or Hyacinth beans are available in winter months & lot more traditional dishes can be prepared. Thought of preparing mint pulao for a quick lazy day lunch and soaked the rice. While opening the refrigerator, could see the fresh mochai blinking…

Avocado soup

AVOCADO SOUP – A refreshing, creamy,flavorsome, hearty and healthy soup for any season or occasion. The creaminess of this soup comes from the smooth texture of avocado and coconut milk. Awesome flavor & texture of this soup makes it inevitable in my kitchen.  INGREDIENTS Avocado – 1, coarsely chopped Garlic -1 Coriander leaves – 1/4…

Vazhaikkai paal curry /Plantain curry cooked in coconut milk

A simple but ultimately tasting curry prepared with fresh coconut milk cooked with a coconut based masala paste & shallots. It tastes subtle and goes well with any kara kuzhambu or can be taken as it is. Experimenting veggies with easy & different combo yields tasty results like this one. The given measurement serves for…

Pepper Rice/ Milagurai

Irresistible, Aromatic, Easy to prepare seasonal food rich in medicinal value. Milagurai, pepper rice as popularly known is the simplest and healthiest meal to prepare on the go….best for this season. I recommend freshly ground pepper as it gives wonderful flavor and enhances the taste as well. Best home remedy for severe throat infection, cold…

Whole blackgram porridge/Muzhu Ulundu Kanji

Unveiling ….Almost forgotten highly healthy & wholesome traditional recipe. Kanji/porridge is an easy & healthy breakfast option, very soothing to the tummy, digestion friendly with abundant nutritional value. There are lot more varieties prepared out of millets and everyone has an unique taste & health benifits. Knowing all these we’ve started having kanji once in…

Millet Idli ( Ragi, Bajra/kambu, Jowar/cholam)

Idlis are the breakfast boon……healthy & hearty, good for all ages, infact the first solid feed for infants are idlis….so best baby food and even sick people can have idlis which are light & easily digestible. Here I’ve posted the varieties of idlis prepared from ragi, jowar & Bajra …….healthy millet version. It’s all very…

Milagu kuzhambu /Black pepper kuzhambu

Black pepper is considered as one of the best medicinal spice and a home remedy, either its cold or flu to prepare turmeric milk with pepper & pepper rasam (a kind of soup) or to get relief from indigestion or tiredness etc etc……you name it there’s a relief medication out of it. Today I’m posting…

Thiruvathirai Kali, Festive sweet

Thiruvathirai or Arudhra Darisanam is a Hindu festival celebrated in the South Indian states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu.  Thiruvathirai(Arudhra) in Tamil means “sacred big wave”, using which this universe was created by Lord Shiva about 132 trillion years ago.  My hubby is from Chidambaram where they celebrate in a grand manner, so I never miss this festive especially the flavorsome delicious kali, a…

Ragi Corn Adai/Dosa

Ragi, one of the calcium rich versatile millet and can be used in almost every cuisine including baking. Checkout one more interesting recipe here Ragi corn adai/dosa is a healthy breakfast recipe, a good start of the day. Already I’ve posted moringa ragi adai and ragi idiyappam. As breakfast is the meal for the day,…

Millet Kichdi

Gluten free Millets are known for its abundant micro nutrients suitable for all ages…..kids to adults and a best alternate for rice and wheat and also helps in weight reduction. No doubt kichdis are highly healthy for breakfast or dinner. Here I’ve used varagu /kodo millet for preparing kichdi with four types of dals.  Easy…

Whole wheat flour & Jaggery fruit cake (eggless)

December is the best season to try out baking. Whole wheat flour & jaggery fruit cake has a wonderful texture with whole lot of dry fruits & nuts soaked in mixed fruit juice with natural sweetener and egg free, with mild spices.  It’s a very simple process & awestruck to see the spongy texture and…

VEGAN CAULIFLOWER SOUP

VEGAN CAULIFLOWER SOUP –  Soups are always a very comfort food that too I prefer a lot in winter, Easy with dinner rolls. This golden soup is vegan with creamy texture & completely satiating. To give the creamy consistency I’ve added cashews which enhances the taste. Simple, flavorsome, nutritious soup. Best suitable for those who…