Idli Milagai Podi / Idli podi

  Idli milagai podi is a typical South Indian preparation made with roasted lentils, chillies and curry leaves. It is often mixed with sesame oil or ghee and served with Idli or dosa. It is a perfect quick vegetarian breakfast option.I always make a fresh batch of idli milagai podi and store it for a…

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Prawn Thokku/ Prawn Masala

Prawns is my favorite seafood. I could eat it in every meal. I wanted to share this favorite way of making prawn thokku or prawn masala from my kitchen. I have managed to make a mini video for my viewers too. Hope this helps. Let me explain what thokku means in the first place for…

Hemp Pancakes / hemp recipes

We love eating pancakes on lazy weekends. And my son sometimes wants them in his lunch box! So I keep experimenting with different flavors to make it more nutritious and healthy for him to eat. I have tried many pancakes with vegetables sneaked in such as pumpkin and beets just like those this was totally…

Mushroom Dum Biriyani

I Ama  big fan of biriyani and you would probably know that by now because I have posted so man versions of my biriyani in the last few months. I have been wanting to write down all my biriyani recipes for my readers as I love each one of them. This is a very simple…

Thayir Vadai / Dahi Vada

Thayir Vadai or dahi vada is a popular indian snack. Perfect for hot summers. This recipe is a south indian version of it. Check out medu vada recipe here

Multigrain ladoo / Millet ladoo / Indian bliss ball

Feeding our body with healthy foods can be hard sometimes. I am busy too many a times during the day i realise being a home maker, a blogger my personal me time is sometimes forgotten. When i mean me time it is the small ways i need to take care of myself such as eating…

Chicken Kuzhambu with coconut milk

This is a very easy version of a traditional Recipe. Mostly this method kuzhambu (curry) is made with mutton back home in India. Every sunday my mother would make mutton kuzhambu and serve it with piping hot Idlies or Dosa. It was a part of childhood expeience for me. Sunday is always special as that…

Carrot Halwa / Gajar ka halwa

When winter is here we always are blessed with natures best carrots. I love to make carrot halwa from the fresh produce of carrots thats available. Its simple and quick method. The traditional recipes of carrot halwa requires cooking the shredded carrots in whole milk until everything is reduced to halwa consistency and then adding…

Chicken Biriyani in Pressure cooker

This is my favorite recipe to make on the weekends as my husband loves my biriyani so much so that he needs to eat it every Friday night. Its amazing to see how much I have evolved in cooking. Because making a good biriyani is always considered a bench mark to me. I always make…

Garlic Butter Naan – Quick Version without yeast

  This is a very quick and ultra soft naan recipe without a tandoor or oven. It doesnt take too long to make it as it doesnt use any yeast. So it can litrally be made in 30 minutes if you are an expert at making flat bread and are good with using rolling pins….

Best Butter chicken Recipe

  Butter chicken is such a popular dish in Japan. Almost every Japanese I have met here who said I love Indian food is a big fan of Butter chicken. I have tried many recipes before but this evening was one of the kind where I wanted the perfect one balanced, closest to the ones…

Coconut chutney / Raw coconut dip

Fresh and nutty tasting side dish for dosa , idli made with fresh coconut and roasted channa dal (a variety of chickpeas), mildly spiced with green chillies.

palak pesarattu

A protein rich savory crepe like dish made with whole green gram (moong beans), mildly spiced with cumin, ginger and green chillies. Often eaten as a breakfast in Andrapradesh and Telangana. It is very healthy as a vegan or vegetarian option for breakfast. Check this easy recipe below. I have added a slight twist to…