Indian breads

Coriander paratha- Indian breads – Lunch box recipes

Nothing much of a story about these parathas,except I found the recipe in a tarla dalal cook book . I love coriander and love to add them to all my subjis and my rasam is incomplete without them. I have been making lot of parathas nowadays, especially cheese parathas – my son’s favourite. I made them recently and it tasted quite nice. It goes well with some dal or tomato gravy. I did not find it very appealing with curds because the parathas were mildly spiced and went well with some spicy dal. But its your choice completely. Try them…

 

Avacado parathas

Though I have cooked with avacado before, it was not a regular thing in my kitchen.My hubby who has just realised how healthy avacados are buys them often nowadays. I have made this rotis couple of times and everyone loves it.Even my choosy kid loves them!! Other avacado recipe here- Avacado salad Recipe sources- Many food sites Notes-

 

Kuskara /phodnichi poli/ chapati upma – left over recipes

I have taken atleast a couple of breaks before finishing this post which I actually started out last evening. I usually try posting at some odd hour usually when my kids are sleeping. Sometime things do turn haphazard. But I am glad that I can still continue my most favourite acitivity even after manging my five year old and a couple of months baby. I do hope it continues this way. Now towards the post,this one is a left over delicacy which is usually prepared in Maharashtra with left over chapatis. It tastes good. I usually prepare this for breakfast…

 

Raagi and sweet potato pooris

School holidays are going on. We have taken a break from the the usual routine of waking up early and the same usual food of rice and dal for lunch and paratas for dinner etc. Its bit difficult to keep the kids engaged during the holidays, but I do find myself having some time left even after the usual chores. So you can find me posting more often nowadays.I have been doing a bit of baking too and also whipping up some yummy food for my kiddo. One more week left and the school reopens and I do have more…

 

Vegetable paratha

This is a great food for kids and kids really enjoy having this hot maybe along with some tomato ketchup. You can add your choice of vegetables to the paratas taking care how you process it before you stuff into the paratas. You can use shredded cabbage or grated cauliflower along with cooked and mashed peas and paneer. I sometimes cook most of the vegetables in the cooker, and add the appropriate spices before stuffing them into the paratas. Just ensure that the stuffing is dry so that you don’t end up with messy paratas!!Paratas do make a very filling…

 

Wheat adais

I think the basic tamil cookbook by Meenakshi ammal is very useful for people who are new to tamil cooking. I own one of those books which was given to me by a family friend when I got married. It contains most of the day to day cooking recipes from varieties of sambars, rasams, kootus and curries and then some varieties of dosas and other tiffin recipes. I used to refer this book when I did not know anything about tamil cooking and learned quite a lot from this book though her instructions and ingredient measurements are sometimes a bit…

 

Poli or is it boli?- Tamil style

Being in Maharashtra for so many years , I have always loved their pooran poliand even tried it a few times. The South Indian style polis or bolis was rarely prepared at our place. But then I made it a point to make them during the Tamil new year this year.Well, there is a slight difference in the both the versions. The only major difference is that in Tamil nadu, the cover of the boli is made with maida and in Maharashtra,whole wheat flour/atta is used. The sweet filling remains the same. The tamil polis are thinner in contrast to…

 

Onion kulcha

When we were kids, I remember buying readymade kulcha (something like pizza base) from a nearby supermarket quite frequently. It just had to be cooked on a hot tava and was then served with some exotic and tasty side dish of our choice preferably paneer which was our hot favourite at that time and continues to be even now,but channa is a great authentic combo. I made this few weeks ago and it was so delicious and made a very filling lunch too. Serve them hot with a side dish. Chole is best side dish for this. But I served…

 

Spinach potato naans- stove top method

I had never imagined that I would be making naans at home. But that came true when I made naans for the first time sometime ago and served them hot with some palak paneer. But the process seemed a bit tedious because they had to be rolled out one by one and then baked in an oven. But later when I saw the stove top method at divya’s place , the cooking process seemed easier and similar to the regular rotis we roll out everyday. The addition of spinach and potatoes made the naans even more interesting. The texture was…

 

Batura/bhatura recipe

Chole bature is a very popular and a delicious combos among the north Indian cuisine. I do not make these very frequently because it is made with the all purpose flour and also involves deep frying. But I was quite tempted to make them last weekend and it made a very delicious lunch. When I had attempted making baturas before , I had used baking powder and yogurt to make the dough. And then,I have quite a few friends who use different recipes for the batura dough preperation.One of my friends uses yeast for the dough and the other has…