Seeraga Samba, an aromatic rice variety is used for making biryani in my place. It is cultivated in Tamil Nadu. It derives its name as it resembles more like cumin seeds - seeragam in Tamil. Seeraga samba is easy to cook and rich in vitamins. My mom uses Seeraga samba for any biryani and kushka preparation. My mom's mushroom biryani is always a big hit with her colleagues. She made it for our thala deepavali lunch. Since then everyone in our family loves it. This is a one pot recipe and I used my pressure cooker for preparing it. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing Authentic Kongu Mushroom Biryani using seeraga samba rice.
Monday, February 8, 2016
Monday, February 1, 2016
The word Quesadilla can be translated to English as "little cheese snack". The two main ingredients of Quesadilla are tortilla which forms the outside crust and cheese which acts as a glue that melts and holds other ingredients inside the tortilla. Kidney beans and Corn Quesadilla makes an easy and quick breakfast / dinner recipe. Once the kidney beans are soaked and cooked, it will take hardly 30 mins to make this recipe. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing Red Kidney beans and Corn Quesadilla.
Monday, January 25, 2016
Lasagna is a flat shaped pasta and is origin of Italy. First time I heard lasagna from my kid. I was teaching him alphabet song and Lasagna was mentioned in the song. Then I tasted the spinach lasagna in an Italian restaurant and I loved it. I have tried twice and it came out well. Although it is time- consuming, the end result tempts us to try again. My elder kid loved the assembling part and he happily helped me. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing Spinach Vegetable Lasagna.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Nowadays it is very cold outside urging us to drink hot coffee or tea frequently. I restrict myself from drinking one cup of coffee/tea per day. Instead I choose healthy vegetable soups. Soups are always my kid's favourite. I have already posted Indian style Tomato soup and Horsegram soup. Sweet corn vegetable soup is an easy and quick vegetarian soup that can be prepared from scratch within 30 mins.Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing Sweet corn vegetable soup.
Monday, January 18, 2016
Red kidney beans is also known as Rajma in India. It resembles human kidney a lot. I have used shredded Mexican 4 cheese in this sandwich. It contains Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Queso Quesadilla and Asadero . Once the beans is soaked and cooked, the entire process is very simple. Rajma sandwich makes an protein rich breakfast or evening snacks. It will be surely a healthy treat to kids. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing Red Kidney beans sandwich in Indian style.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Millet sweet pongal was in my to-do list for a long time. I used Kodo millet for this sweet pongal. Kodo millet is known as Varagu in Tamil, Kodon in Hindi, Arikelu in Telugu and Haarka in Kannada. I don't have traditional pongal paanai, so I am using pressure cooker for preparing pongal. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing south Indian Kodo Millet Sweet Pongal | Varagu Arisi Sakkarai Pongal.
Monday, January 11, 2016
Thai Pongal Festival for 2016 falls on January 15th. Sweet Pongal and Khara Pongal are usually prepared on this harvest festival day. Instead of trying normal rice pongal, I tried thinai arisi pongal and it was good. Thinai arisi is also known as Foxtail millet in English, Kakkum in Hindi, Korra biyyam in telugu. Millets are easy to digest and makes a Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing South Indian Thinai Arisi Khara Pongal | Fox tail Millet Ven Pongal.