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…

Arisi upuma.( In pressure cooker)

Arisi upuma is one of the popular breakfast dish in South Indian houses Today I am giving you the easiest method of making arisi upuma without any lumps. I made this in pressure cooker using store bought Idli rawa. With in few minutes we can make this. Its a good option for lunchbox. We can…

Instant Paniyaram.

I have already posted 2 different varities of paniyaram. This one is very easy no need of fermentation or idly batter. We can make instantly and it is very spongy. We need very few ingredients to make this. I have added eno salt to make it more spongy. If you dont want to add eno…

Green apple pickle.

I have already posted green apple recipe in my blog. This one is totaly different and it will stay at room temparature for 3 to 4 days and 3 to 4 weeks if you refrigerate. I have not added garlic in my pickle. If you like garlic you can add some chopped garlic also. It…

Sakkarai pongal or sweet pongal.

Being Makara sankrathi / pongal today i made sweet pongal or Sakkarai pongal/ chakkarai pongal. Sweet pongal is made with raw rice, moong daal, jaggery, ghee, milk , cashewnuts, and some raisins. It is traditionaly made in venkalam or bronze pot. Since i didnt have the bronze vessels here in Bahrain i used my pressure…

Jowar or sorghum dosa without rice.

Jowar or sorghum in English and cholam in tamil is a gluten free grain. It is an excellent option for people who suffer from “gluten intolerance” and it is rich in nutrients as well. Compaired to other grains it has high fiber, protein ,iron and vitamins. Jowar is a good option for weight loss. Today…

Apple peda

Diwali is nearing and i thought of making something simple and yummy. I always like milkpowder sweets. For this Diwali i tried apple peda. Apple peda is very simple and with in 10 minutes it will be ready. With very few ingredients we can make this yummy peda. Even bigginer’s can try this. Let us…