Rasam sadam/ Rasam rice.

One pot meal Rasam is an unavoidable appetizer for every Southindian family. Rasam is tangy, spicy soup like gravy made with tamarind, tomatoes, and some spices which we are consuming with rice or we can drink as it is. There are different varieties of rasam we can make. Today I am giving you an one…

Suji / Rava/ Semolina balls.

Suji ball is one of the easy, yummy , steamed breakfast dish made with suji / rava. It is very healthy and a perfect lunch box dish also. We are not using much oil . Once it is made it will be spongy for long hours. You can add beetroot juice, carrot juice for more…

Carrot salad with seasonings.

One of the easiest, healthiest salad made with carrot 🥕gratings and seasoned with few ingredients. We can have this as a side dish for rice or we can eat like that also. With in 10 minutes salad will be ready. Let us see how to make this salad. Preparation time approx 10 minutes. Ĺ. 2…

Pumpkin Flesh chutney/ Mathan kudal thogayal.

Pumpkin Flesh/ Mathan kudal chutney/ chammandi goes well with hot rice,roti, paratha, dosa, idly etc. Mathan means parangikkai in tamil. Using the inner flesh and seeds we are making this chutney or thogayal. We can use even the flesh of raw pumpkin 🎃. Pumpkin seeds are very nutritious. Let us see how to make this….

Panagam/ panakam/ ginger jaggery drink

Panagam is a traditional Southindian drink prepared on festivals like Ram navami, Hanuman Jayandhi or as a prasadam to any pooja . I generally prepared this drink on Thursday’s as an offering to Sai Baba. It is a very healthy no cook drink prepared with jaggery and dried ginger powder. Panagam is very good to…

Kappa puzhukku or Tapioca curry

Dishes made with kappa is most popular in Kerala. During the world War 2 Travancore state faced acute scarcity of rice. Kappa or maracheeni served as a staple food of kerala in those times. I loved kappa/ maracheeni in any form. In my family my amma used to make variety of dishes with kappa like…

Restaurant style set dosa.

Set dosa is served as pairs. Today I am giving you the recipe of restaurant style set dosa . This dosa is very popular in Karnataka. It is slightly thicker, pillowy softy and holes over the dosa. Unlike normal dosa we are adding murmura, poha and sabudhana, rice flour and maida to make this dosa….

Pulisseri

Pulisseri is a traditional curry with buttermilk and spices. In southern kerala especially in Trivandrum Pulisseri is a side dish for sevai or steamed rice noodles. In our home balance sevai is soaked overnight in Pulisseri and morning we used to have this for breakfast with pappadam. It goes well with plain rice, idly,dosa or…

Carrot chutney without coconut.

Carrot chutney is very healthy ,easy side dish without coconut for dosa, idly, uthappam etc. We need very few ingredients to make this. Let us see how to make this chutney Preparation time approx 15 minutes. Ingredients. 1big onion chopped finely. 1 big or 1 cup grated carrot. 2 tbsp channa daal 2 pod of…

Wheat flour halwa/ Gothumai halwa

Gothumai halwa making is a very tedious work if you are taking the milk and do. Today I tried a new method. It tastes like iruttukadai Thirunelveli halwa. Even bigginer’s can make this sweet without failure.with in 30 minutes we can make this halwa. With little ghee we will get yummy halwa. Let us see…

Turkey berry / pacha chundakka sambar.

Turkey berry is a hearty plant that thrives in a variety of climates, but it grows best in sunny, temperate regions. Pacha chundakka or turkey berry has many medicinal health benefits. It eradicate the harmful uric acid from body thus keeping various kidney diseases. It can prevent the onset of stroke, it lowers high blood…

Matta aval vilayichathu/nanachathu

This traditional evening snack from Kerala is made with jaggery and coconut.  We need not cook. When we were young my amma used to make this as an evening snack. It is very easy and yummy too. This you can make with white aval Also. It will be more tasty with Matta aval.you can use…