MALIGAI POO IDLY

Idly is the main breakfast in almost every south-Indian houses. Its considered as a healthy and best breakfast as its steamed. We ferment the batter and steam them which breaks the starch in it so which increases our metabolism and boosts our immune system. Here I have steamed idlies in a idly pan with a…

KIDNEY BEANS FRANKIE WITH MINT SAUCE(RAJMA)

Rajma chawal,  kidney beans gravy cooked with rich spices and served with rice is a famous dish in north-India. But how about having this healthy bean as a frankie by preparing it like masala and topping with some fresh vegetables tossed with a dash of mint sauce? Quite interesting right, even I was thrilled and…

PANEER BUTTER MASALA

Paneer butter masala is a rich and creamy gravy which goes very well with rotis,naan,paratha,jeera rice or with any kind of pulav.Its a hit dish in every homes and turns out to be one of the kids favorite item . There are different styles of preparing it I have made it by sautéing onions and…

MANGO MILKSHAKE

MMMMMangoes are all time favorite for adults as well as kids and hence rightly called as King of Fruits. During mango season mangoes are used in every form or other  like  milkshakes/ juices , shrikand, ice-cream and ofcourse in the yummy pickles too. This milkshake is thick and creamy, very delicious and refreshing during hot…

PINEAPPLE JUICE

Pineapple is a tropical fruit, as you all know they are rich in Vitamin C.Its healthy and delicious drink which can be prepared in many ways. Preparing this juice is an easy task but peeling the skin and chopping those chunks are bit tricky. To feel the refreshing taste and to quench your thirst try…

KHUSHKA RICE(WHITE BRIYANI)

Khushka rice is the famous south-Indian dish served with spicy gravy or korma without vegetables added in it.I have made with whole lot of mint and peas for taste and cooked this rice in coconut milk which gives an aromatic flavor as no masalas are being added. There are many ways of preparing this khushka rice…

TUTTI FRUITI SPONGE CAKE

Cake finds a place in our dinner table all on every birthday celebrations,and ofcourse our wedding anniversary. Nowadays I feel many have forgotten tutti fruity cake ,quite famous in my childhood days which kind of makes me nostalgic every time I bake this. The crunchiness of the tutti fruity in every bite of the spongy…

KOVAKKAI MASALA IN CLAYPOT (MANN CHATTI/MUD POT)

Cooking in clay pot now gaining importance among our younger generation too. As you all know its very healthy and cooking in this pot retains the aroma and the whole nutrition of the dish we prepare. Many may have a doubt that cooking masalas in clay pot will stick to the bottom and might leave them…

FRUIT JELLY CAKE

Is it a cake? Jelly with fruits?.Yes! Its a combination of fresh fruits and jelly which is prepared in a cake shape and also looks and feels like a four layered cake done by using agar agar powder. Its a perfect summer treat embedded with fresh fruits. How about combining jelly with coconut milk?Confused?Don’t panic,…

TANGY TOMATO CHUTNEY

  In south-Indian cuisine tomato chutney plays its permanent place as a side dish for idly and dosai.In every restaurant you can find this chutney in their menu. There are many ways of preparing tomato chutney, here I have shown you by grinding tomatoes and adding to the aromatic garlic which gives a fabulous taste…

CAPSICUM CHUTNEY(TRAFFIC LIGHT CHUTNEY)

  Traffic light chutney, does the name sounds weird? For me,yes,it was name given by kids. Basically my favorite capsicum is green color to have it on dosa or with potato curry, but today I have tried with all three colors capsicum. When ,my mom told she made capsicum chutney for dinner with dosa  I…

SAGO PAYASAM

Sabudana kheer or sago payasam is prepared during festivals like Navaratri and Deepavali and also for all fasting festivals. The name payasam makes us drool and my all time favourite is sago payasam. This paysam can be prepared in many ways, here you can find how to do with milk, sugar and saffron and without…