Ingredient: coriander leaves

Oats Rava Idli- Instant idli again..

I have seen this particular variety of idli in several blogs and always wanted to try the addition of oats, though I was apprehensive about how it would taste. Well, I tried it this weekend. This is an ideal recipe if you are really hungry and too lazy to cook something. Yes, it was something like that for me last weekend!!!It hardly takes a couple of minutes and then you dont have to be in the kitchen throughout. What you have to do is make the batter and just relax and watch tv or read a book and then pour…

 

All about Rasams!!

Rasam can be defined as a South Indian soup which is taken along with rice basically. Its made with tamarind water mixed with a variety of spices and lentils. It is known by different names in the different southern states. Its Rasam in Tamil nadu,saaru in karnataka, chaaru in Andhrapradesh. The Aiyengars call it as “saathamudu”. Many restaurants serve mulagatwany soup which is also a kind of rasam. There are so many varieties of rasam though the basic recipe remains the same. As I had a few requests from some friends and readers for the rasam recipe , I thought…

 

Spinach soya cutlets and some photos..

Yes, I am still in India, and so the absence from blogging for sometime now, but I have been bloghopping whenever I can. Actually, partly laziness and of course,have not been really cooking anything worthblogging lately, though I am having good yummy food. We had guests for dinner yesterday, and thats when I made this cutlets which was liked by everyone and so I thought of sharing it with you all. Hope you like it too. They were easy and quick to make as well as healthy too. I though of sharing some Janmashtami and Varalakshmi viratham photos with you…

 

Kothimbir vadi recipe

Finally things have come back to routine and am back to blogging. Life had become a bit busy for the past ten days and had to take a break from blogging. I am quite eager to post so many recipes which have accumalated in the draft and this is one of them. I had heard about this snack but never tasted or tried making this until I saw the tempting pictures and recipe in poornima’s blog. I made this tasty snack for a weekend brunch and we had fun feasting on this along with yummy mint chutney.

 

Sago /sabudana/javvarsi idlis – Instant idlis recipes

I saw this interesting recipe for instant idlis at Lakshmi’s place and tried it immediately. It came out really good and we enjoyed them hot with coriander chutney one friday evening. I always look out for instant idlis as they are easy and quick, you dont have to ferment the batter for long. You must have seen my instant rava semiya idlis too. Sago idlis is a ideal tiffin item and has to be enjoyed hot as they dont remain soft for a long time. But of course, the batter can be kept ready and idlis can be made just…

 

Minty fritters – Baked savoury recipes

The other day when I was making pudina parathas for dinner, an idea to make this savoury struck me. Actually when I was kneading the dough, the aroma that filled the air in the kitchen reminded me of the Indian sweet marts where one can find maida papdis(mathri-indian savoury). So, I kept a small portion of the dough to make them. So, as I used the same dough ,you can guess that this is made with whole wheat. I generally try to avoid deep frying , so I baked them. So this healthy munchies is ready in minutes. It was…

 

Ridgegourd/peerkankai/dodka/turai skin chutney recipe

I had tasted this at my friend’s place and I was quite amazed that even the rough skin of ridgegourd could be put into use. Many of you must be quite familar with a very popular chutney made in Maharashtrian homes with green chillies called ‘techa’. This is prepared in the similar way. ‘Techa’ or the green chilly chutney has always been my favourite,but my hubby is never fond of anything hot (with green chilly).So, I remembered this and made this for him as the addition of ridgegourd skin makes it less hot and spicy. We loved it!! I made…

 

Channa masala recipe – side dish for pooris

This is a all time favourite at my place and I make it quite frequently. When I was looking through my recipe collection I found a recipe for channa masala/chole which was a little different from what I make usually. So this time , I made it this way.It tasted different , was very tasty had a restaurant like and authentic taste to it. This is how I made.

 

Corn in potato nest- Kids recipes

This is a nice healthy snack as corn is of a high nutritious value. Addition of corn to our diet, couple of times a week has many health benefits. You can make corn more interesting especially for the kids by adding things which they love ,like I made with potatoes and cheese. If someone has better and easier idea to make the potato cups/basket, please do share with me. My potato basket did not come out that good, but it was ok as I could fill the corn in it neatly. Assembling – Fill the potato nest with corn. Add…