OATS DOSA

Combine the nutritional benefits of udad dal ( black gram ) and oats to make a power packed breakfast .Oats  is not only healthy and delicious but makes a great dosa too. So think beyond the bowl of porridge and get versatile with Oats . Adding udad dal in this recipe makes it even more… 

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OATS AND MIXED DALS ADAI / DOSA

Oats and mixed dals adai / dosa  Many of us are not to keen to have oats every other day especially In a porridge form .  Elders in our house who are used to traditional dishes do not take to oats very keenly .  So try adding oats to the regular  Indian dishes with little… 

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CURRY LEAVES THOKKU ( Karuveppilai thokku )

The humble curry leaf is packed with incredible nutrients to combat so many ailments and diseases that it’s no wonder our moms and grandmas included it in as many dishes as  possible mainly as a garnishing . Sadly we just remove them  and chuck them away as curry leaves cannot be eaten by itself …. 

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STRAWBERRY BLUEBERRY JAM

I love making jams , even small quantities almost every fortnight to go with bread and making simple sandwiches . The store bought ones though tempting with great flavors do entice me but am wary of the loads of sugar and gelatine hence home made is the only answer . Unlike what many think about… 

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GREEN CHILLY THOKKU / PACHAI MILAGAI THOKKU

Green chilly Thokku or Pachai Milagai thokku ( Tamil ) is an utterly lipsmacking dip for curd rice . It is the perfect Thokku / pickle to whet a poor appetite up and running ! Just don’t overdo the tasting as it may create digestive problems .  Every traditional Southern kitchen especially the Tam Brahmins… 

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RATNA CAFE TIFFÎN SAMBAR

Ratna Cafe Tiffîn sambar is most sought after by its loyal patrons who prefer to douse their soft idlis in a plate full of sambar . It is not unheard of for patrons to request for additional cups of sambar rather than more idlis . Such is the craving and there is no denying that… 

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BREAD SPRING ROLLS

Bread spring rolls is a simpler quicker way to make crunchy spring rolls for an evening snack , for kids back from games, school ,  or simply  to finish the few slices of bread whatever. Bread spring rolls ….because you hadn’t  planned to make it before but was on a whim and a craving that… 

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