Saturday, December 28, 2013

Kadala Curry | Karuppu Konda Kadalai Kuzhambu | Kala Chana Gravy Recipe

When we were working in Chennai, Brothers who go home first buy this sundal kuzhambu in Raaj Bhavan, Vadapalani and keep rice to finish dinner/tiresome day, when I stuck with work or traffic. So during my initial shift works we survived very much with this kadala curry. We were the regular customer

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Bienenstich Kuchen | German Bee Sting Cake

Merry Christmas to all my dear Friends, Readers and Bloggers. Lets celebrate the holidays with Bienenstich Kuchen, also known as the German Bee Sting Cake. Bienenstich is not really a bread but a traditional German sweet yeasted cake that has a baked on topping of crunchy almond toffee-like layer and filled with a vanilla pastry cream. Bienenstich is traditionally eaten as dessert and also served with tea or coffee and probably got its name from the honey flavoured topping. Thanks Aparna Balasubramanian for adding me in this wonderful group (We Knead to Bake), I was longing

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Radish Leaves Chutney | Puli Thogayal

This healthy chutney/thugayal needs less time to make and gr8 companion with tiffin varieties and rice. I tried first and served with Kambu Dosa but later for kids I mixed it up with hot rice, ghee and papad, it’s such an exotic combination, also the chutney tastes gr8 the next

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Eggless Butterless Orange Tutti Frutti Mini Loaf Cake | Bakery Style Cake

Here comes a healthy butter and egg free tea cake/snack with fresh orange juice and dried fruit cake mix/Tutti Frutti…Here I used Fat Free Milk Powder which makes the cake very soft and also it enhances the taste. It’s optional but I have given several alternate ingredient for it otherwise

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Yule Log Cake | Bûche de Noël (French) | Traditional Christmas Special Cake Recipe

The traditional Yule Log Cake/bûche is made from Sponge cake, usually baked in a Large Swiss roll pan, frosted and rolled to form a cylinder. Again frosted on the outside, Bûches are often served with a portion of one end of the cake cut off and set on top of the cake or protruding from its side to resemble a chopped off branch, and bark-like texture is often produced in the buttercream frosting for further realism. This is often done by dragging a fork through the frosting/icing. The most common combination is a basic yellow sponge cake, frosted and filled with chocolate buttercream. Today's recipe is very similar to traditional yule log except mushroom

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Eggless American Snowman Cookies


As Christmas is around the corner you can see few bakes/Christmas recipes here in future posts. Coming to today’s recipe its chemical free (baking powder or soda) and Egg free Snowman butter cookies. Thanks Priya sis and Priya Ranjit for this wonderful challenge for Home Bakers Group. During last long weekend I made it and totally enjoyed decorating this cute cookies. Also personally

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Restaurant Style Tiffin Sambar | Mini Idlis | Hotel Sambar and 14 Idlis Recipe

Classic South Indian Mini Idlis and Sambar combo is the staple food n never get bored from this healthy steamed idlis accompanied with protein rich dal sambar. I purchased this mini idli pan set recently, before that I used the regular idli pan for making mini idlis by dropping a very little batter in each dint. Once in a week I pack this 14 idlis or Ragi Mini Podi Idli in my H and daughter lunch boxes. The taste mainly comes from shallot, ground masala and ghee so

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Chicken Vendakkaai Puli Kuzhambu | Tangy Chicken Okra Curry

One fine day I started making Okra/Vendakkai Puli Kuzhambu for Saturday lunch. That time my hubby asked me to make chicken gravy when I was in the middle of making that veg curry. Suddenly I got an idea of mixing chicken in the same gravy and implemented it as well. It tasted heaven and I kept the suspense

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Chapathi and Veggies Stir Fry from Leftover Chapathis

I hate plain chapathi, for health concerns take those but like stuffed varieties much. I have few stuffed chapathi recipes in my space…Whenever I make plain chapathi for my H lunch box, I usually get some left overs and kids sometimes eat n sometimes not. So I refrigerate in ziploc bag and make veggies mixed stir fry for lunch or dinner. Also kids hate raw Broccoli, so I stuff in this stir fry with other vegetables. Try this healthy version not only with leftovers also you can make this with fresh chapathis as well. If you are

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Sandesh | Mithai | Traditional Bengali Sweet

The picture of this recipe lied in the cover photo of Facebook Fan Page for almost a year n tried to post at least before this Diwali but it happened only now. Very homey ingredients needed to make this Bengali dessert (I used homemade paneer)

Friday, November 29, 2013

Kolhapuri Chicken Curry | Spicy Chicken Gravy

Kolhapuri Chicken curry is a very spicy curry from the Kolhapur region. If you are a spicy eater then this recipe is apt for you…Like South Indian sambar powder, gota masala (spice mix) is a must in Maharashtrian cuisine. Today’s recipe includes the making of masala at home. Honestly

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Vazhakkai Chips | Banana or Plantain Chips

 I usually buy raw bananas to make poriyal or bajji/fritters…Last month after purchase I kept as it is for making chips and totally forget, they well ripe in another 2 days and I was totally disappointed, becoz I don’t eat those ripen varieties and no one in my family showed interest to eat as it is…Finally I made Wheat banana bread to utilize those…Last week when I bought the raw bananas again, the very next day that too in early morning I prepared this chips. So whenever you buy raw bananas keep an eye on it and utilize properly :-) I am not sure

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Eggless Dinner Rolls | Potato Stuffed Soft Buns | Rosette | Kaiser Shaped Vegetarian Dinner Rolls

As Thanks giving Day is approaching and is meant for Dinner Rolls…I made these stuffed rosette dinner rolls recently for my Hubby’s office party, half of the batch with potato stuffing and half with Non veg stuffing. I tried this rosette shape first during that time. Last week I made it again n the day was cloudy so I couldn’t give better pictures but I don’t want to postpone this post as Thanks giving is nearing. I will update better/recent pictures whenever I make it again. Before moving to the recipe let a short intro about Thanks Giving Day….

Monday, November 18, 2013

Homemade Sugar Cane Juice | Karumbu Juice | கரும்புச் சாறு | Recipe with Step By Step Pictures

During weekend purchase I got whole Karumbu/Sugar Cane in Korean Super Market and was quite happy. In our last India trip ie summer (April, May) I wondered when my daughter sipped the sugarcane juice without any leftovers. So I purchased especially for her and tried the juice at home. The work is bit messy/complicated but outcome is really fruitful. You should try this very hygienic and healthy juice atleast once, when you get Sugar Cane in nearby stores (sometimes available in Indian store).

Friday, November 15, 2013

Pataqueta de L'Horta. Valencia’s Orchard | Traditional Crescent Shaped Spanish Bread


Coming to this month Swathi's Baking Partners Challenge we group of partners are challenged by Marisa of Thermofan with Traditional Spanish bread with its traditional shape "Pataca". Nowadays its not frequently baked and people book it in advance to get one. I am glad in trying such authentic recipe at home and thanks Marisa for this wonderful challenge, we had this delicious buns for dinner with warm Tomato Soup n everyone at home liked it very much...

Few words from Marisa
I’m glad to present this traditional bread from Valencia, known at least since the Seventeenth Century. The Pataqueta, diminutive for "pataca" has the shape of a crescent Moon. This is the bread the inhabitants of the

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Brown Rice Oats Khara Pongal | Venn Pongal | Special Post for Diabetes Awareness

Today Nov 1th is world diabetic day, we group of bloggers decided to make n post a healthy diabetic friendly recipe on this day and I am glad to share few info for this social awareness. There is no history of diabetics from my side but heard FIL had diabetics and so H is very conscious. My H prefers only jaggery based sweets and he limits with half or one…As he is very rare in taking white/regular rice (for kids sake I make white rice n for H I make brown rice separately). But when comes to pongal kids also enjoy brown rice when it is mashed well, so usually I make khara pongal with Brown rice and Oats combo for early dinner. As Swathi asked me to make a special post for diabetic awareness I opted this recipe.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Potato Podimas | Urulaikilangu Poriyal | Potato Stir Fry

Whenever we (me n brother) get back from college hostel or work to native (happen monthly once that time), My mom make this potato podimas, uppu paruppu and rice and wait for us. Now recently when I went with my kids for 3 months vacation we reached almost 12 midnight and we in advance asked her not to prepare dinner for us...We had in on ur way, though she prepared the same classic combo n was waiting for us without taking her food, I no need to elaborate more, how this poriyal is attached with our family J . This is such an exotic combination with hot rice, paruppu/dal and ghee…Also this stir fry can be used as filling/stuff in veg khara buns and masal dosa. On lazy cooking days this poriyal and pepper rasam is more than enough to finish a complete meal :-)

Ingredients
Potato - 2 Numbers (Large)
Onion - 1 Large Size
Green Chili - 2 Numbers

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Eggless Savory Caraway Cheddar Biscotti


This is my first experience in baking biscotti. Usually biscottis are baked twice and thanks Priya sis for this wonderful challenge, she suggested 4 recipes with 2 savory and 2 sweet versions, out of that i chosed this recipe for home bakers challenge group. Kids really like this crisp biscotis and if u dont want more crispier then reduce the second baking time.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Classic Idiyappam | Sandhagai | Instant String Hoppers with Panchamirtham and Coconut Milk

Santhagai/White string hopper is a very authentic recipe. Just a short note on how special this recipe is in our region…The newly married couples, before the bride n groom stepping to groom’s house, the married girl parents send her daughter by making a special vegetarian virunthu/feast and sandhagai is in the top of the menu on that day along with Panchamirtham n coconut milk. They never miss this recipe in their menu and nowadays savory version

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Thattai Paruppu Pudalangai Kuzambu | Red Chori Dal with Snake Gourd

It’s rare to get Red chori dal (Split Red Chori Beans) in groceries, so my mom packed the home grown and home split red chori beans…I have few pictures to share today, also recorded a video of this decaying stone milling process/Aariya Kal. This dal is the best one to make kuzhambu with brinjal or snake gourd (Recipe Follows), also tastes great when you make Arisiyum Paruppu Sadham (Dal Mixed Rice) with it. You may get this dal

Friday, November 1, 2013

Vendakkai Puli Kuzhambu | Ladies Finger Okra in Tomato Tamarind based curry

Vendakkaai/Ladies Finger Puli Kuzhambu, this is my mom’s version which doesn't have any ground paste instead she adds a tbsp of shredded coconut at the end which tastes unique and easy to make curry. This is my last recipe

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Chettinad Pakoda Kuzhambu | Vegetarian Lentil and Coconut Based Curry


Recipe Updated with Recent Pictures
It's been a year the South Vs North Challenge is going around successfully. Since its a celebration month, Divya suggested to cook and post the challenges which we didn't able to do during this year. I missed to complete few when i went for vacation and planning to do one more challenge in another 1 week if time permits. I am glad to be part of this wonderful group and congrats to all the members for the successful completion of one year. This month we are free to cook from any of the challenges posted by South and North team in the last year ie from 24 recipes which we not posted yet. I thought of making

Friday, October 25, 2013

Traditional Thenkuzhal Murukku | Urad Flour Chakkli | Gramathu Easy Murukku

It’s my long time wish to post Classic Thenkuzhal Murukku using rice batter ie authentic version.. The lack of grinder postponed it. My Mom side Pottukadalai Murukku is famous and I have posted it earlier with Instant rice flour too. My MIL makes only this urad flour version, she made in bulk with the help of Banu kka and I have shared few of those pictures today.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Kongunadu Thevaiyam | Thevaiyal | Fried Sweet Rice Puttu | Kongunadu Special

Thevaiyam/Rice Puttu is one of my most favorite recipes from my childhood days. My Grandma makes this especially during Puratassi Saturdays or on Diwali time when we go there for Quarterly holidays. This is one of the recipes I drafted in my to-do list and during my recent trip neighbors in hometown helped me to prepare this delicious puttu. As I forget to click step by step pictures that time, I tried my hands last week for Saraswathi Pooja. It came out so soft and my mom appreciated

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Savory Soiyaan | South Indian Rice Batter Kachori | My Guest Post for Rendez Vous with a Foodie

Whenever I publish a post, I eagerly wait for her comment n she never forgets to visit my blog with her true encouraging words, you can see her comments in most of blogger space. Such an enthu, humble, down to earth person, she is none other than Priya Suresh Sister. Our first virtual intro happened in Sangee’s space but I never

Friday, October 18, 2013

Eggless Chocolate Coffee Cup Cakes | Coffee Flavored Ghostly (Or) Mummy Cupcakes | Egg Free Recipe

I made this cupcakes during first week of this month for Home bakers challenge. Becoz of Navratri/Puratassi I adapted the recipe suggested by Nalini to egg less version and thanks Priya sis for this wonderful challenge. As today is National Chocolate Cup Cake day this is the apt recipe to post I used pumpkin puree for the

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Yeast Free Ginger Pumpkin Bread with Pumpkin Icing | Eggless Mini and Egg based regular loafs

This is sweet, delicious, moist and tender bread without yeast (Also called as pumpkin cake) and I tried both egg less and egg based versions. I made ground ginger and pumpkin puree at home. Also I made pumpkin icing/glaze to top the bread… This recipe is given by Swathi for baking partners challenge, thanks Swathi for this wonderful recipe, I thoroughly enjoyed baking this bread…

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

BCAM - BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH FUND RAISING EVENT

Hello Friends,We are feeling proud to announce this useful fund raising event to bring awareness among many people and also to help people who are already diagnosed and need help with regards to the cost of the treatment.

Here, we bloggers joined together to spread this awareness lot faster and in a wider range in the network world.We would like to sincerely thank each of our blogger friends to put this forward and as well as help with regards to the donation as well. Here is list of all my blogger friends who are contributing their time and space for this event. 

NOTE: Anyone who is interested in posting this event on their website/blog, please feel free to contact Anu at anu (dot) healthykitchen (at) gmail (dot) com

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Roasted Baby Potato Biryani with Homemade Ground Paste

Here comes a delicious one pot meal with masala roasted baby potatoes and onion coriander leaves paste. I used brown rice for making this biriyani and you can choose the rice as per your wish. Serve with classic onion raita or veg kurma. Also I used oil throughout the process, you can add butter or ghee to enhance the taste. Let’s move on to the detailed post…

For Marinating
Soak the baby potatoes in water for 15 minutes, clean well before marinade, also prick with fork all around the potatoes.
Baby Potatoes - 1 n 1/4 Cups

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Manathakkali Keerai Paruppu Poriyal | Green Leaf with Moong Dal Stir Fry | No Coconut Recipe

You know how much I love this Manathakkali keerai/Night shade green leaves, It's my favorite from my childhood days. It is called by several names European Black Nightshade or locally just "black nightshade", Duscle, Garden Nightshade, Hound's Berry, Petty Morel, Wonder Berry, Small-fruited black nightshade or popolo) is a species in the Solanum. This green leaves has loads of medicinal values. Yearly once we get this here in

Monday, October 7, 2013

Kala Chana | Karuppu Kondai Kadalai Sundal | Black Chickpeas Stir Fry

This healthy Black Chickpeas Sundal is my first entry for this Navarathri. For a change I added Idli/Milagaai podi/multi purpose powder to this usual sundal and tastes great. Now off to the recipe J

Ingredients
Kala Chana/Black Chickpeas/Konda Kadalai - 1 Cup
* Idli Milagaai Podi/Multi Purpose Powder - 1 Tbsp

Friday, October 4, 2013

Mini Square Vegetarian Tarte Flambee n Regular Flammkuchen Savory Versions

For this month International Challenge we are challenged with popular pastry from Alsace-Lorraine region. Alsace and Lorraine are separate regions in France's north-eastern corner, which inherits partly German and partly French culture. This recipe is suggested by Shobana (among the three I opted this tart) organized and hosted by Saras and Shobana. Thank you both for making me to learn new International dish each month :-). Now coming to today's recipe Tarte flambée, Flammekueche, Flammkuchen (savory version) is a very thin crust wheat flour tart topped with meat (but I went for Soya chunks), white onions and a cream-based sauce

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Vegan Jaggery Apple Cake | Egg and Butter Free Recipe | My 250th Post



Today I am really happy to share my 250th post. Thank you all my dear readers, friends and family members for your consistent support. One thing I want to say, I am calm by nature, nowadays I am very busy with household schedules never mind my absence J. Especially my blogger friends though I am not visiting your space frequently, you are the one to shower ur comments and likes without minding it. I take this opportunity to thank and say sorry

Monday, September 30, 2013

New York Style Pizza Crust and Sauce | Purely Vegetarian Pizza with Mini Koftas Topped | All from Scratch

This New York style pizza sauce and pizza dough contains Indian style topping :-), I mean vegetable Rajma/red beans kofta mini balls, you might aware if you read my previous post. I have several pizza versions and this version is unique from it...Usually we make pizza sauce a day before but here the dough is made 24 hours before at least and ferment in refrigerator. Quite interesting and its simplifies

Friday, September 27, 2013

Healthy Baked Spinach Red Kidney Beans Fritters | Palak Rajma Vegetarian Koftas

This Spinach Red Kidney Beans fritters are prepared with homey ingredients and are baked. I have given alternate option for bread crumbs, so and so…These healthy fritters can have as it is with hot coffee or tea, also be used in kofta curries, spaghetti sauces etc. I have slightly different deep fried meat less (veg) malai kofta balls recipe here…I usually add/top the mini koftas in vegetarian

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Masala Phulka with Dal Fry | Soft Chapathi with simple dhal


Today I am here with classic Gujarati recipe, hot fulka/pulkas and simple dal fry which make healthy and complete/full filled dinner. Instead of masala phulka you can opt for plain version. And this dal is something similar to South Indian Uppu Paruppu with slight variations. So you can try that if you like to have tomato less version.

Ingredients for Phulka/Masala Chapathi
Whole Wheat Flour/Atta - 2 n 1/2 Cups
Red Chili Powder - 1-2tsp (Or Green Chilies - 2-3 Numbers)
Ajwain/Omam - 3/4tsp

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Araithuvitta Pavakkai Puli Kuzhambu | Bitter Gourd in Coconut and Tamarind Sauce

I make Puli kuzambu without adding any coconut and using MIL’s Puli kulambu powder. Apart from that this is one version which I make it on alternate weekends. I want to add up that Bitter gourd is the one we purchase it in our weekly vegetable list…Never get bored with

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Carrot Beans Stir Fry | Masala Free Poriyal with Green Chili Paste


I have listed this stir fry/poriyal as one among the South Indian/Kongu Special Thali. For any family get together either this carrot/beans poriyal or cabbage is predominant in south indian lunch menus. I usually make poriyal with my mom’s sambar podi also sometimes with a hint of garam masala but this version doesn’t need any masala powders, only chili paste is required and tastes unique too.

Ingredients
Chopped Carrot and Beans - 2 Cups
Small Green Chilis - 3-5 Numbers (Replace with Bell Pepper/Capsicum)


Friday, September 20, 2013

Kulfi Falooda n Ice Cream Faluda Recipes

Falooda/Faluda is a popular South Asian cold and sweet beverage which is taditionally made by mixing rose syrup with vermicelli (Made of Tapioca), psyllium (ispaghol) or basil (sabza/takmaria) seeds, jelly pieces and tapioca pearls along with either milk, water or ice cream. You can use any flavor and any ice cream for making this delicious drink. If you have ice creams and vermicelli at home then soak everything overnight or at least 1 hour and just assemble it before serving, so favorite falooda will be ready in minutes. For this month Divya's SNC challenge, Minnie Gupta has challenged our South Indian team with 2 versions of this falooda.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

How to make Falooda Sev at home from Scratch | Faluda String Hoppers with natural flavor

For this month South Vs North Challenge, our challenge recipe is falooda and for that I didn’t get falooda sev in Indian grocery, so thought of making it at home.  For Ice cream faluda version I planned to use strawberry icecream and so I made strawberry sev for the first time and it came out very well. Here is my step by step pictures of the recipe

Monday, September 16, 2013

Crouu-Doughnuts | Kronuts


Kronut is a croissant-doughnut pastry, which is an incorporation of making both yeasted doughnuts as well puff pastry and the final product needs to fry in oil. People in New York stands in long line to get these delicious treat.This recipe is a 3 day process with loads of work but end product was so delicious, I am really excited with this baking partners challenge recipe also bit tensed till getting the final outcome.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Fish Dum Biryani | Meen Biriyani | Machli Ki Biryani | Oven Method

Most of my friends make biryanis’ in oven and I am the one who not prefer it much. Few months back I went to a party and oven biryani is one among the buffet which attracted me much.  So nowadays whenever we buy fish this biryani is consistent in our Sunday menu. Making oven biryani’s retain the freshness/moist in meat. Instead of fish you can make the same with chicken (Refer Note). Also use pressure cooker

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Homemade Rose Syrup using fresh Rose Petals

Right now beautiful Roses are bloomed all around. As few recipes call for Rose syrup, thought of making the syrup at home. I just tried and satisfied with the wonderful fresh flavor and taste. I made a small batch of the Rose Petal syrup and I really hooked with the flavor...

Ingredients
Fresh Rose Petals - 1 n 1/2 Cups
Sugar - 1 Cup

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Spinach Cheddar Cheese Oats Muffins | Egg Free Recipe


This is really a wonderful recipe for savory liker and bakers. Thanks Shama for suggesting several recipes for this month Home bakers challenge event started by Priya Suresh sis. Me n kids thoroughly liked this soft spinach muffin.Good to go for breakfast and kids snack/lunch boxes...

Ingredients
All Purpose Flour - 1 Cup
Old Fashioned/any Oats - 1/2 Cup (Dry fry for 2-3 minutes and powder well in blender/mixie)

Monday, September 9, 2013

Matka Kesar Pista Kulfi | Pistachios Khulfi

This is the recipe challenged by Shruti for last month South Vs North Indian challenge, event started by Divya Pramil. I am unable to finish it on right time better late than never right…so here comes the Pista kulfi recipe and thanks Shruti for this delicious challenge. Matka means Terracotta pot or cup and here i used both earthenware pots and plastic khulfi moulds.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Vellai Pattani Sundal Recipe | Yellow Peas Stir Fry

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all of you...Today Sep 09th is Lord Vinayak Birthday. Pillaiyar/Ganesh is widely worshipped as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune and traditionally prayed at the beginning of any new venture like starting a business, building new house/House Warming Ceremony (Ganapathi Homam), Start of travel, so and so. So today's post is a sundal recipe which is one of the favorite of Lord Vinayagar :-)
Ingredients 
Dried Whole Yellow Peas - 1 Cup
Red/Green Chili - 2 Numbers

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Savory Modaks | Vellai Sundal Kaara Mothagam | Yellow Peas Stuffed Kozhukattai Recipe

Yesterday I prepared Vellai sundal/Yellow peas stir fry and with the half of boiled peas I tried this savory kozhukattais. It’s really a good recipe for sugar watchers or savory likers….will move on to the recipe in detail…

Ingredients for Stuffing
Whole Yellow Peas/Vellai Pattani - 1/2 Cup (Replace with Moong dhal in this case soaking is not necessary)
Onion - 1 Medium Size (Optional)

Friday, September 6, 2013

Bitter Gourd Pulav | Pavakkai Sadham | Bitter Melon Pilaf Recipe

When comes to pulav adding whole garam masala ie mild spices and coconut milk are the main ingredients that cooked with rice. Adding Veggies/ Methi leaves is up to you. I am bit worried about my little one who is not taking veggies properly as he recently started taking solid foods. Usually i make Puli kulambu or Poriyal with this bitter gourd and he just splits when i give (but my daughter loves the poriyal version much). He is a rice liker so i thought of stuffing this bitter gourd in pulav. The very first time i tried adding this veggie to usual pulao and to my surprise it came out super. We all liked it, especially my son and before going to detailed post i conclude this as a great one pot meal for all people who like or hate bitter gourd :-)

Ingredients
Brown/White Basmathi Rice - 2 n 1/2 Cups
Bitter Gourd - 2 Numbers (Medium Size, I used Indian Variety)

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Spinach Pesto Pasta Recipe | Pasta with Green Leaves Pesto

This is the last recipe from a bunch of Callaloo/Mulai Keerai/Thotakura/Spinach/Green leaves i bought one day :-). As I promised in Spinach Pakora/Bajji and Thugayal/Chutney recipes, today I am here with the spinach pesto pasta recipe. If you have any left over thogayal/chutney of spinach you can use it. Otherwise make it fresh and proceed with the pasta recipe below. Hop over the link provided in ingredients list to get the green leaves chutney recipe.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Mini Ragi Podi Idli n Ragi Brown Rice Idli Dosa batter

After posting the Whole/Multi grain idli dosa batter recipe, few readers asked for this Ragi and brown rice combo and the ratio as most of other ingredients like Kambu/Jowar are hard to get in stores. So here is the recipe for healthy ragi and brown rice idli dosa batter. After shifting to new house I made podi idli with this batter for almost 3 days