Millet flour Dahi vadas ( Faraali recipe )

vrat recipes, upwas recipes

This Faraali recipe / Fasting Recipe for Dahi vadas is adapted from Tarla Dalal with some changes. Sanwa  millet   is an annual grass cultivated in Japan and South East Asia. In many parts of the world Sanwa has been used in food products like porridge, breads ,cakes and cookies. It comes from the millet family… 

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Kurukku Kalan-Katti Kalan|Sadhya Kalan recipe | Onam vishu recipes

kurukku kalan,katti kalan,

Kurukku kalan is an inevitable dish in the grand sadya meal course served in Kerala during festivals of Onam and Vishu. There is another variety of kalan which is loose in consistency and is usually prepared for mixing with rice, whereas kurukku kalan is a concentrated thickened yogurt spiced gravy usually cooked with nendrankai, (… 

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Mixed lentils and spice mix Four in one recipe ….( .Time savers recipe )

4 in 1 recipe

A mixed lentil s pack  with some spices ground coarsely makes up as the basic mix which can be used to make Adai, Masala Vadai /fritter/dal vadas , Paruppu Usili  the famous lentil crumble which South Indians are known to use with their veggies thus making it more healthier and protein rich and also koftas… 

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SPICY GREEN TOMATO CHUTNEY ( NORTH KARNATAKA )

green tomatoes chutney

                                               Spicy green raw tomato chutney is another great favourite side dish or dip for wholesome jowar bhakris or chapatis . I also like to have it with dosas and idlis . For… 

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Chow Chow Thogayal / A spicy chutney using chayote / chow chow ..Two ways

chow chow chutney / thogayal . chayote chutney

Chayote is popular in South Indian cuisine. It is popularly referred to as “Bangalore brinjal (Bengaluru vankayya)”, called in Kannada as “seeme badanekai” – brinjal/eggplant/aubergine of the plateau. It is used in vegetable stews like “sambar” and “palya”. In Tamil cuisne it is popularly used in various kootu recipes with lentils , and also as… 

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Onion Tomato Chutney..Three ways for Idlis, Dosas

tomato onion chutney

Delicious ways to make tomato onion chutneys , very small differences in method yet tastes amazing both ways . I have also given a recipe for only onion chutney below and that also taste equally yummy . The third onion chutney was posted about 5 years ago, i have updated the same post with two… 

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Kathrikai Gothsu | Brinjal Gothsu

gothsu , kathrikai gothsu

Kathrikai  Gothsu or Brinjal Gravy cooked in a spicy tamrind sauce is a most tasty popular accompaniment for Pongal. This humble dish  has a history of more than 1000 years  and   is associated with the Temple town of Chidambaram  the abode of Lord Nataraja in Tamilnadu  . The priests of the temple known as Deekshitars… 

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IDLIS USING IDLI RAVA ( RICE RAVA IDLIS )

rice rava idlis,

At  times we tend to forget soaking the ingredients well in advance for dosa or idli batter.Sometimes when we do remember it is at an odd hour when we cannot grind the batter late in the night neither can we leave it soaking to be ground later in the morning. It is normal to soak… 

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Temple Puliyodharai ( Kovil Puliyodharai )

  Temple style puliyodharai is the most sought after recipe by many and i have attempted one which is  highly rated by my family .The pic below shows a dish prepared a few years ago and the colour of the tamrind gives it a lighter shade, but it is also temple style puliyodharai. Temple Puliyodarai… 

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CEYLON KOOTU | CEYLON COCONUT MILK CURRY

ceylon kootu

Ceylon Kootu is a delicious coconut milk gravy dish laden with choicest vegetables, mildly spiced , and the only highlighted flavour and aroma of thick coconut milk coming to the fore . Definitely a must try with one or many vegetables, and an appropriate accompaniment for idiappam, aapam and even chapatis . check my blog… 

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