Rasam, Rice Accompaniments

PUDINA RASAM

If you ask me what is your comfort food, instantly without thinking my answer would br Rasam. Rasam is a thin gravy or soup with or without lentils, Served as a second course in a South Indian meal. I have…

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Rasam, Rice Accompaniments

BEETROOT RASAM

Dhivya loves beetroot a lot and besides making beetroot fry, I make beetroot halwa I also make korma. This rasam I saw in a cookbook which turned out to be super yum. The bright colour and blended spices gave a…

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Kids Recipes, Pasta, Soups

HEARTY PASTA SOUP

When you want to eat to your heart’s content,try this Hearty Pasta Soup.Loaded with veggies,this nutritious soup with pasta is a meal in itself.Specially for working women,who come home and find it tiring to make a meal,this recipe will come to the rescue.I came up with this recipe while surfing one day,and made it for dinner some time back.Needless to say Dhivya enjoyed,even Ravi had it without fuss.I have been thinking of posting soup recipes lately and have come up with 2 or more soups with pasta.I also write reviews for Savorit Limited from where I got this spiral variety…

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Kids Recipes, Starters

CHILLI GOBHI

Chilli Gobhi is a lip smacking stater recipe similar to Gobhi Manchurian.It is made out of deep fried cauliflower florets in maida and corn flour batter mixed with a variety of sauces.This Indo-Chinese dish is my daughter’s favorite and I made this for her some time back.This easy recipe can be made in 15 minutes if all ingredients are kept ready.It forms a good side dish for fried rice besides being a tasty snack.If you don’t want to serve it dry as I have done,you make add water and make it a gravy consistency.The tricky part is to keep the…

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Snacks, Vada

RASAM VADA

Rasam Vada is a popular snack or starter which is filling and light on the stomach. Vadas are made crisp and soaked or dunked in spicy hot rasam. To make this make vadas first and then rasam. Normally urad dal vadas are made for rasam vadas,but you can make dal vadas and soak them in rasam too.I plan to make the rasam with dal vada soon and post in it in the near future.I am sure you will all like the soft and melt in the mouth consistency of these vadas. The vadas have to be soaked well,but at the…

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Kids Recipes, Lunchbox Ideas, Rice Variety

CHINESE VEG FRIED RICE

Chinese style veg fried rice is a favorite at my home. I pack this for lunch to my husband and my daughter and they love it so much that it doesn’t even matter if the food is cold. My daughter would order this or veg hakka noodles every time we visit hotels. It is a rage among kids of this generation of having chinese food at restaurants and I have made a small gesture of making it healthy as well by adding lot of fresh veggies.But then hotels might add Ajinomoto or Chinese salt which I do not use, as…

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Kuzhambu Varieties, Traditional Recipes

ERISSERY

Eriserry is a Kerala based gravy for rice made in a coconut gravy and topped with roasted coconut.It is full of flavour and aroma and is a great accompaniment to rice.Usually it is made with pumpkin,yam or plaintain this recipe is a signature dish among Keralites.It is seasoned with black pepper and tempered with red chillies.The Onam Sadya or the rich meal prepared on the Onam has this Eriserry on the menu.Yam is rich in carbohydrates and fibre.Banana is equally good and lends a peculiar taste to the dish. Traditionally cow peas or pigeon peas are soaked cooked and added,but…

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Rasam, Traditional Recipes

PEPPER RASAM

Rasam is a thin soup like gravy with or without lentils served with steamed rice.It is the second course in the South Indian menu and has many variations and flavours.This Pepper Rasam is made without lentils and I often make it when someone at home is down with cold or fever.It is a highly a comfort food and is pleasing to taste bus specially when you are ill.I have many Rasam recipes in my blog,but the one I make the most at home was never blogged.So I am here today with my very own easy peasy method of the most…

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Kids Recipes, Pasta, Soups

GARBANZO TOMATO PASTA SOUP

Garbanzo Tomato Pasta Soup is a totally filling soup and a meal in itself owing to the addition of pasta and garbanzo.Garbanzo is nothing but white chick peas which can be either soaked and pressure cooked or store bought in a can.I have soaked and cooked it,you can do it either way.When I first sounded the name of this,I was thinking this might be a tiring job and tough recipe to make.But I was wrong.I made this within 15 minutes and was ready for dinner well before tome.The addition of basil leaves adds an Italian touch and the flavor is…

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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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