Accompaniment for Idly/Dosa, Breakfast Recipes


Vada Curry is a South Indian side dish for Idlis and Dosas. Though we don’t make this frequently I wanted to try this for quite a long time. I have seen this recipe in most South Indian speciality restaurants and is eaten with great relish. You can also serve this with hot Puris and soft Dosas. As it goes this is a Chettinad delicacy and is most popular there. Also some people make it thick or thin gravy a per their taste and convenience. I have heard from my friend whose family is from Chettinad region, the original recipe calls…

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Adai Varieties, Breakfast Recipes


We all know Adai is a lentil based crepe and is full of protein and goodness. When we speak of Diabetes or any health related issues nutritionists often recommend the inclusion of wheat in place of rice in the menu. Rice is used as one of the main ingredients in Adai, but in this case it is replaced by wheat. I have the recipe of this tasty breakfast recipe Adai and  Thinai Adai (Fox Millet Adai). Usually served with jaggery or Palm jaggery with dollops of ghee on top this is one fulfilling recipe for the hungry tummy. There can be many variations in…

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Diwali Sweets, Indian Festival Recipes, Indian Sweets, Sweets


This recipe comes with a happy note, wishing all my readers a VERY HAPPY 2018!! Kaju Pista Roll has always fantasised me in all the shops and also in the assorted sweet boxes that is usually exchanged during festivities. And I was reluctant and a bit fearful to try out as how it might turn out. But as an attempt tried out this two days back and was glad I did. this delicious cashew nut and pistachio fudge is a real treat for people with sweet tooth and is of melt in the mouth consistency. This can grace any occasion…

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Biryani, Lunchbox Ideas, Rice Variety


Biryanis and Pulaos are always filling and tasty that can make your meal complete, specially when guests pour in. Traditionally biryani recipes are made with spices, lots of vegetable cooked under dum  or  under slow fire but tightly sealed with wheat flour dough on the sides of the cooking vessel. Layering with rice vegetables one above the other is also a common practice and once tasted it will be full of flavour. But when you are really running out of time yet want to satisfy your loved ones try out the proceedure followed here and you will be amazed by…

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Breakfast Recipes


Moong Dal Khichdi is a delicious one pot meal using rice, lentils with a few spices and vegetables. There are many variations and methods in making this, but I have stuck to a basic simple method using pan. The time taken was less than I thought, since the original recipe calls for making it in a pressure cooker and I made it in Nirlep Selec+ fry pan. Not only the contents didn’t stick to the bottom, the whole recipe was made without effort and the outcome simply heavenly. My daughter enjoyed this today for breakfast and I am now tempted…

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Fruit Custard is an easy and tasty dessert which can be made in minutes. Whenever I buy lots of fruits at home, I make it a point to make and I always end up in making extra and keep it in the refrigerator. It is always liked by all at ho,e and I use generally seasonal fruits that are easily available. I don’t know why I haven’t posted this yet, but I am glad I did it now. As you can see I have used vanilla flavoured custard, but you can use any variation such as rasberry, strawberry, chocolate, coffee…

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Breakfast Recipes, Millet Recipes


I have been on a break for a long time now since Diwali as I was travelling. But after all that hectic tour and festivities it is good to be back blogging again. After all this is one of my satisfying things to do. Millets are spoken nowadays in all households and slowly people are taking interest in making and consuming them. This is Little Millet which is gluten free and easy to digest as well. I have made a few recipes with millets such as pongal, dosa and adai. But there are a lot of recipes to make these…

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Diwali Snacks, Snacks


It is festive time and I am afraid most households will be busy preparing their family’s favourite sweets and snacks. Though I make various varieties of snacks, it is sweets that is most liked by my husband. He is very choosy about sweets and when I set out to make Kaju Pista Roll, which will soon feature here, I set aside some cashews for the Chivda. It is an instant recipe and hardly needs 10 minutes to make. Even working women who find it hard to stand in the kitchen due to lack of time, this is easy, spicy and…

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Diwali Sweets, Sweets


Dharwad Peda is a sweet unique to the town of Dharwad in Karnataka state. It was originally started by the Thakur family who had migrated from Unnao in Uttar Pradesh and stared business here. Line Bazar Peda is one of the famous sweets in Dharwad..I have earliest memories of my father bringing these home and I used to love it each time. He had a Kannadiga friend who when visited  his native place would pass on this to him. Never did I imagine that I would be settling in Karnataka one day  and be a total foodie and a passionate…

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Diwali Sweets


This is basically a recipe made out of gulab jamun mix and not out of gulab jamun. I was quite tempted to try out this exciting recipe as I had never heard of such a sweet before.But it is Diwali time and I am in search of new recipes. It is a very easy one and if you are really looking for a good and super quick recipe, then this is the one. Using very little ingredients I made this in no time. We recently purchased a new car and I made this for celebrating the new addition to our…

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Diwali Snacks, Snacks


  I am fond of chivda and South Indian Mixtures. But then, who isn’t? But in that process we all end p in deep frying and or calorie intakes are also considerably increased. But this wonder recipe with very less oil content and no compromise on the taste, I was too much tempted to try out. Recently my Mother-in Law was diagnosed with very high Diabetics and I had to make many changes in her daily diet. From white rice to red and brown rice and switching to millets was the many changes that is taking place in her diet…

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