Varagu Arisi/Kodo Millet sambar sadam

Milletspiration…..very authentic !!

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Eggless coconut muffins

EGGFREE COCONUT MUFFINS Muffins are so handy when it comes to breakfast or snacks for kids to school. These are egg free muffins with coconut and chocolate chips. The crumbly texture and coconut flavor makes this muffin a hit among us. INGREDIENTS All purpose flour – 1 cup Dessicated coconut – 1/3 cup yogurt –…

Shallow fried Kothamalli/ Coriander leaves/ Kothimbir vadi

SHALLOW FRIED KOTHIMBIR VADI / CORIANDER LEAVES PATTIES Kothimbir vadi is a Maharastrian delicious delectable savory snack prepared with gram flour, coriander leaves, peanut and native spices. Instead of deep frying I’ve shallow fried it and the aroma filled the house. Healthy snacking!! I love the crunchy nutty flavor of the peanut. Coriander leaves are…

VAZHAIPOO VADAI/ BANANA FLOWER VADA

VAZHAIPOO VADAI/ BANANA FLOWER FRITTERS   Vazhaipoo vadai is a very authentic chettinadu cuisine of wonderful…..unique taste and texture. Many times I wonder how this fibrous veggie has been transformed into a delectable dish and that’s the speciality of our cooking, a mixture of proper spices and ingredients cooked in an appropriate manner. These Vadai/…

RAGI SEVAI/VERMICELLI/SEMIYA

RAGI (Finger millet) SEVAI/VERMICELLI/SEMIYA- Homemade Ragi is one of the most sort after millets which has abundant nutrients and has a better energy content than other grains/ cereals. This characteristic make it ideal for feeding to infants and the elderly. In our households we have varied dishes starting from Ragi Malt/ porridge, Ragi roti using…

KATHIRIKKAI(BAINGAN/EGGPLANT /AUBERGINE) CHUTNEY

KATHIRIKKAI(EGGPLANT/ AUBERGINE) CHUTNEY Eggplant / Aubergine/ Brinjal is native to the Indian subcontinent and a much familiar vegetable. It comes in different sizes and color which varies geographically. A lot of people including me (up to certain age) have a great dislike for this veggie, but if it’s cooked well with proper ingredients it can…

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…