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Friday, February 13, 2015

Basic Pancakes from scratch

Basic Pancakes
Pancakes can be compared with our South Indian dosa. It looks similar to dosa but the main ingredient is All purpose flour instead of rice and urad dal. I always prepare pancakes for Sunday breakfast. This delicious fluffy pancakes can be prepared within 30 minutes. Serve the pancakes with Honey or maple syrup or Jam or Chocolate Syrup or salsa. Adapted the recipe from Martha Stewart Cook book. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing Basic Pancakes from scratch.



Thursday, February 5, 2015

Corn flour murukku

Corn flour murukku | Chola Maavu Murukku
If you are really bored of normal murukku made from rice flour, you can try this corn flour murukku. Corn flour murukku is prepared from corn flour and besan flour. My mom gave this recipe long time back but I was quite pessimistic about the taste. When she came here to my home, she made it once. It was too good. I have used the yellow corn flour got from Indian grocery. This is one of the quick savory prepared for Deepavali festival using the traditional murukku press. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing South Indian Corn flour recipe.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Pacha Kollu Rasam | Horsegram Soup

Kollu Soup
My mom prepares this Pacha Kollu Rasam to treat cold and cough. This rasam is a savior during flu season. This rasam can be  taken as a side dish to Rice or even drink it as a Soup.  A very simple rasam - just grind all the ingredients and cook till raw smell goes off.  The specialty about this rasam is horse gram soaked for some time and ground directly without cooking it. Garlic, pepper added to rasam not only gives taste but also helps in curing cold. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing South Indian Pacha Kollu Rasam - Horse gram soup. 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Vegetable stew for Appam


Appam and vegetable stewVegetable stew is prepared by cooking vegetables of your choice in coconut milk. It can be served as a side dish to Appam, Idiyappam. I love to taste appam with coconut milk. My mom made this vegetable stew when she came to US last time. Everyone liked this gravy and immediately I got the recipe from her.  It is very quick and easy recipe.  Add vegetables of your choice. Please check below for step wise instructions and pictures for preparing Kerala style vegetable stew.


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Atta Biscuits | Atta Nankhatai

Atta BiscuitsNankhatai is an excellent tea time snacks. It is usually made with all purpose flour alias maida. I was searching for more fiber version. I tried these biscuits with whole wheat flour and Sooji. Cardamom and pista adds more flavor to the recipe. A healthier snacks treat to kids. Adapted the recipe from here. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing Whole wheat flour biscuits | Atta Nankhatai.








Sunday, October 12, 2014

18 Best Diwali Sweets and Snacks Recipes

Diwali or Deepavali is festival of lights. This year it falls on October 23rd. It is one of the important Hindu festival. Celebrants wear new clothes, visit temples, prepare special Diwali Sweets and Snacks and shared the deepavali sweets and snacks with friends and relatives. Compiled is a list of 18 best diwali sweets and snacks. click on the picture or name to get detailed step by step pictures and instructions.



Thursday, January 23, 2014

Egg Idiyappam | Muttai Sevai

Egg Idiyappam
Protein rich egg is always my favorite. It comes to hand, whenever there is no vegetable in home. Idiyappam is my all time favourite.  I have already posted Biryani SevaiCoconut Sevai,Lemon sevaiTamarind Sevai and Tomato sevai. Egg Idiyappam is a twist to normal Idiyappam. Surely a treat to egg lovers. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing South Indian Spicy Egg Idiyappam | Muttai Sevai.




Monday, January 20, 2014

Vendakkai Mandi

Vendakkai Mandi
Last week we shifted to new house. I was quite busy with unpacking and arranging things. So couldn't concentrate in Nalabagam. Today I am sharing an authentic recipe from Tamil Nadu - Vendakkai Mandi.  Lady's finger is rich in dietary fibers, minerals and vitamins. It is a low calorie vegetable and one of the suggested vegetable for weight reduction. Mandi is nothing, but water got by washing rice. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing South Indian Vendakkai Mandi.