whaet rava kesari/ sheera

    Broken wheat rava or samba  rava is a popular choice among the calorie conscious to replace rice in many dishes .This  rava is great to have as pongal, khichdi or in variety of  flavored dishes.  It  is a great grain to make delicious  sweets like sheera , kesari, sweet pongal and payasam. Not… 

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Chocolate cake ( Rice cooker cake … ..eggless )

    I can see you all getting astonished with  baking cake in a rice cooker. After all a rice cooker was meant only for  cooking rice ? Well I have already disproved that by cooking many dishes and that is another post. Coming to this  amazing eggless chocolate cake that I baked daringly in… 

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rasam upma using left over rasam

I am sure this is an intriguing post to many about a rasam upma !.there is nothing mysterious about the dish, just the humble upma made with left over rasam .Why left over rasam ? because in many Tamil households, rasam is an integral part  of the menu and in many cases it is left over… 

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This is a popular lip smacking  accompaniment to Theplas .( A traditional Gujarati fenugreek flat breads made of wholewheat flour and chickpea flour combination mixed with spices and fenugreek leaves) Traditionally mango chunda/chundo was made by keeping the combination of grated raw mangoes and sugar in a large covered glass jar in the sun for several days.The… 

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VEGETABLE CHUTNEY ( no coconut )

This is a very delicious tasty chutney using vegetables and a good accompaniment for idlis, dosas and chapatis. The addition of  spinach stems was on a spur of the moment and it didn’t alter the taste and gave a good body and texture to the chutney. Try it and add it to your list of… 

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Rava idli is a great option to many of us when idli batter is not ready or we need a good breakfast or tiffin to be ready at a short notice. Many of us have already tasted lovely soft rava idlis in various South Indian restaurants and we try to replicate the dish at home…. 

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