Breakfast Recipes, Idli Varieties

OATS IDLI

We all know of oats as a breakfast which has innumerable health benefits.Normally at my home porridge is made with it and is not touched by my daughter.As I was thinking a good way to make her eat this wonder cereal,the idea of making idlis came to my mind.It would be a great breakfast or dinner option also.Oats,I came to know has a very good source of fibre and are rich in minerals,fibres and anti oxidants.They also lower blood sugar levels and cholesterol.It also has some starch and carbohydrates.It is filling,yet light on the tummy.As I set out to make…

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Breakfast Recipes, Dinner recipes, Dosa Varieties

CAULIFLOWER MASALA DOSA

Dosa of any type is a favorite at home.And it should be crisp and hot too.I make either dosa batter or idli batter once a week and make idlis and dosas of various types.As I was planning what to make for evening snack for my daughter,saw a small head of cauliflower lying on the fridge and with the dosa batter I had in hand made this in a matter of minutes.I have tasted cauliflower masala dosa once in a restaurant and was totally hooked to it.But I forgot the incident until I made this.I made the filling in the morning…

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Breakfast Recipes, Idli Varieties

IDLI DOSA BATTER USING MIXIE

Today I am sharing with you all a basic recipe for Idli Dosa batter using mixie.I have tried many times grinding Idli dosa batter in mixie,specially when I want it in small quantities.My mother used to grind it this way long before possesing a grinder,so I know the exact proportions and the secret of getting super soft idlis and crispy dosas.This post might well be useful for bachelors and beginners and may give it a try right away.The idli and dosa are staple food for South Indians and my husband never complains about my jasmine soft idlis and roast dosas.Also…

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Adai Varieties, Breakfast Recipes, Millet Recipes

THINAI ADAI

Adai is a lentil crepe made for breakfast or dinner in South India usually along with rice.But here I have used a healthy version and included Fox Millet which is otherwise called Thinai in Tamil,Kangni in Hindi and Navane in Kannada.Whatever it’s name may be it is a very healthy substitute for rice.Fox Millet has innumerable health benefits.You can add a lot of variations in this by adding veggies like shallots,onions,drumstick leaves and cabbage to make it more nutritious. Thinai when consumed regularly lowers sugar levels,has iron content and lots of Vitamin B.So whenever possible make idlis,dosas and adai with…

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Breakfast Recipes, Idli Varieties, Traditional Recipes

KANCHIPURAM IDLI

Kanchipuram Idli is a traditional breakfast item in most South Indian households.However did you know it is made in the Madapallis or Temple Kitchens and offered to GOD VARADARAJA PERUMAL in Kanchipuram district of Tamil Nadu and is encased in the dried mandharai leaves as per the procedure followed there.It is a whole some and easily digestable meal since it has rice and urad dal.As per custom it is steamed in a large foot long vessel which requires hours to get cooked.But in homes we can make the same Idli in our idli moulds or small vessels as well. I…

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