Pepper, jeera adai or jeera milagu adai

Jeera milagu or pepper adai is one of the popular breakfast item in Trivandrum. I learnt this recipe from my paatty Anthammai. My paatty was a superb chef and she dictate many traditional recipes 32 years before my marriage. I would like to share jeera milagu adai with you. This adai is very simple and…

Thavala adai.

Thavala adai is one of the traditional breakfast or evening snack of South India .I learned this adai from my grandma. Thavala adai is a mix of rice,channa daal , thuar daal and some spices .Thavala adai is very easy to make if you  powder the Ingredients and store.  We can store this powder in…

Daal and vegetable chutney

  I was having some leftover vegetable pieces after making vegetable soup. I thought of using this vegetable pieces to make chutney for Dosa. We can make this chutney with in 15 minutes. You can use any vegetables like carrot, capsicum, cabbage, zukiini, radish, chayote, turnip etc. This healthy chutney goes very well with dosa…

Ada manga vetha kuzhambu

Ada manga vetha kuzhambu is very traditional curry and  very much different from our normal vethal kuzhambu. We are not using tamarind to make this curry. Instead we are using dried mango vethal . We can make this mango vethal and store it for years.I learnt this recipe from my amma. I loved her ada…

Tomato thokku (pickle)

Tomato thokku is a very easy to make pickle. We can have this thokku or pickle with idly, dosa, appam, kozhukkattai, bread, paratha, curd rice etc. I made this thokku using pressure cooker using home made masala.  We can make this thokku in open pan also. Let us see how to make this yummy spicy…

Cauliflower rice aloo poha style

Today i am presenting a healthy recipe for those who are on diet. I have already posted cauliflower pulao in my blog. Cauliflower is high in fiber and B-vitamins. It  can protect against cancer. It also contains fiber to enhance weight loss and digestion. I made this dish, aloo poha style cauliflower rice without using…

Rawa Pongal

Rawa pongal is very popular breakfast or dinner dish from Tamilnadu.I made this dish using moog daal and rawa . Sambar, kothsu or any chutney goes well with this. With in 20 minutes we can make this pongal. Let us see how to make this yummy spicy pongal. Preparation time approx. 20 to 25 minutes….

Cauliflower rice Pulao

The Cauliflower is a vegetable of choice if you’re on diet. Cauliflower is low in carbs and can replace potatoes, rice and pasta. It can be eaten both raw and cooked for different benefits. We have to make Cauliflower rice first and use this as a base for the dishes. Today i am giving you…

Beetroot paruppu vada

I was having an unexpected guest for tea. I thought of making somethineg new. Tried this yummy, crispy vada.  I soaked yellow split daal for  half an hour  in medium hot water.  Soak this for an hour in normal water if you are having enough time to make. I was having beetroot in the fridge….

Kumbakonam Kadappa

Kadappa is a very popular dish from the place called Kumbakonam in Tamilnadu. I have tasted this kadappa in many resturants. I got this authentic recipe from my friend who is staying in Kumbakonam.I tried this recipe many times at home. It goes well with Idly, Dosa, Aappm, Idiyappam even with poori it tastes good….

Chena kadi or Yam curry.

Chena kadi is one of the traditional dish of Kerala. I learned this recipe from my grand mother Anthammai. She was an excellent cook. Chenai means Yam or suran.Yam is excellent medicine for piles. Yam  With in 15 minutes we can make this curry. This goes well with rice as a side dish. Let us…

Eggless Carrot cocoa cake

Happy new year to all of you.  After a long break posting here.  Let us start the new year with a sweet dish. I always like healthy food. I have avoided eggs  since i am not enjoying it. I tried  carrot and cocoa cake. Cocoa powder was not available at home. So instead of cocoa…