Homemade

HOMEMADE TAHINI PASTE

Tahini paste is an essential ingredient in any East Mediterrnean or Middle East countries and some parts of North Africa. It is made from the condiment white sesame and the recipe involves a mere four ingredient the details of which…

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Homemade

UDIPI RASAM POWDER/KARNATAKA RECIPES

Udipi is a small town in Karnataka which has unique and tasty cuisine of its own.I have always devoured the rasam or saru as it is called in Karnataka very much.The special ingredients added and the spices that are carefully roast and ground to perfection makes it very flafourful.During my visit to Mangalore and Udipi 2 years back i had the chance to eat at the mutt in the temple.I was impressed by the tatse of food served there.It was truly an enchanting experience to see the glory of the GOD KRISHNA and the food served there.Moving to the recipe…

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Dip, Homemade, Kids Recipes

HOMEMADE PEANUT BUTTER

It was my long wish to make Peanut Butter at home.I was always of the opinion that it would not turn out nice and i will ultimately end up wasting the ingredients used.But when i was a asked to write for Kungumam Thozhi Magazine last month for 30 various dal/legume variety dishes,i knew i have to try this.It is a lot cheaper and more healthier if you make it this way. I searched google for many recipes but ended up in this because of its simple and easy ingredients.And ofcourse it was quick to make too.It took less than 15…

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Bevarages, Drinks, Homemade

HOT CHOCOLATE DRINK MIX

All are fond of Hot Chocolate at home.The temperature has done down here and it is always comforting to have a hot cup of chocolate anytime for any age group people.I made a fresh batch of Hot Chocolate Drink Mix yesterday and it was a huge hit home.People who are in the habit of drinking coffee will surely like this as this has the sweet taste of milk from the milk powder and slight bitterness from the cocoa powder.I searched for the recipe in the internet and found it quite interesting and sounded tasty and immediately started making it.This is…

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Homemade, Sauces

SCHEZWAN SAUCE/HOMEMADE SCHEZWAN SAUCE RECIPE

My daughter is so fond of chinese food that,each time she would experiment with something or the other when we chance to eat out.Iam afraid it’s the same story in many of the households,so when we went sometime back to eat out,I ordered,schezwan baby potatoes.The sauce in which it was made was simply out of the world.So the next day when I was about to make my evening snack I thought of trying out this sauce and then try out shezwan baby potatoes.I made this sauce,keeping in view the spices to be minimal but at the same time not compromising…

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Homemade, Soya Recipes

HOME MADE SOYA MILK/SOYA RECIPES

It was sometime before i learnt about the benefits of soya and was surprised to know as to how we can get so many health benefits out of it.So i made up my mind to include soya in any form at least once a week.I have come across many children and adults too who are allergic to milk and are deprived of eating so many good things such as ice cream and milkshakes.A small percentage of milk also doesn’t suit them.So began a small attempt last week to make soya milk at home.I was excited as this was something very…

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Accompaniment for Idly/Dosa, Authentic Brahmin Recipe, Homemade, Thogayal/Podi

IDLI MOLAGA PODI

Idli molaga podi is one of the basic powders in every south indian households and assumes a distinct place in all pantries.When i posted the recipe of idli batter i thought of posting this as well as idlis and molaga podi are good combination and even when there are chutneys,sambhars or any accompaniment,this molaga podi forms a great side dish with idlis and dosas.I can be sure when i have this molaga podi in hand then my idlis awil be eaten without fuss.When travelling too this forms a good sidedish with idlis and smeared with sesame oil this is simply…

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Breakfast Recipes, Homemade, Idli Varieties, Tiffin

SPONGE IDLI/HOW TO MAKE IDLI BATTER

I was so very much wanting to post this idli batter recipe as this is a very basic day to day ritual to prepare for breakfast.Idli batter is so versatile and forms a base for many tiffin recipes. Getting soft and sponge idlis is a fulfilling feeling when served for breakfast.The key is to get a make a good batter,soaking of rice and dal,grinding it to perfection and the correct fermenting period.The result will be rewarding though when your idli turns out soft and fluffy.As we all know idli is not only easy to make when you have the batter…

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Homemade

RICE FLOUR

We all make snacks at home Iam no exception.I make them twice or thrice a month be it any variety and am always of the opinion that homemade is best.So for all the snack items i prepare this rice flour is a must and besides that it can be used for many other items as well such as idiappam,kozhukattai,akki roti,rice flour pooris etc.and also sweets like appam.adirasam and vella seedai.It is a general practice to grind flour in a rice mill if you are preparing it bulk but for me this works out equally fine as i make it whenever…

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Dairy Free, Easy, Gluten Free, Homemade, Ovo Vegetarian, Vegan, Vegetarian

URAD DAL FLOUR

We all make snacks at home and for the various South Indian savouries addition of urad dal flour is a must.I always have a good stock of urad dal flour at home for many reasons.Anytime hubby dear may barge into the kitchen and demand snacks,or would invite his friends over.It is always a practice to make this flour homemade and you do get it at some stores but not as the rice flour.It can be made at your leisure time and can be added into many savouries like Murkku, Thattai, Seedai and of course the melt in your mouth Thenkuzhal….

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