Thursday, February 26, 2015

Broccoli Masal Dosa Recipe | Masala Dosa With Broccoli | Dosa Recipes

Broccoli Masala Dosa Recipe
Masala Dosa/Masal dosa is a popular south Indian dish, a thin crispy dosa served with potato masal(sabzi). Broccoli Masal is nothing but a usual potato masal(sabzi) with the addition of Broccoli. I love broccoli in any form and I love to cook it the Indian Way more, especially in all possible south Indian dishes. Have tried Broccoli Rasam, Broccoli Kootu, Broccoli Poha Upma and few more recipes.
I love stuffed dosa and this broccoli masal dosa is one of my favorite, broccoli pairs well with potato in any form and this Broccoli Masal is another winning recipe. Even if you don't like Broccoli or hesitate to cook broccoli, don't worry, you can cook it along with any of your favorite dish or vegetable. Potato is one of our family's favorite vegetable, I tried more recipes with Broccoli & Potato combo. Also, Broccoli goes well with Indian spices,I have tried lot of recipes the Indian Way.
I prefer Indian Cooking more than any other cuisines, cooking with spices is my favorite. We eat breakfast either idlis or rotis or upma or pongal, even bread and milk and sometimes for weekends I cook elaborate meal for breakfast and Last weekend we had such elaborate typical south Indian breakfast- Idli/Dosa/Broccoli Masal Dosa with 2 chutneys & sambar.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Dahi Idli Chaat Recipe | Idli Chaat Recipe | Spiced Idli Papdi Chaat | Mini Idli Chaat Recipe - Easy Chaat Recipe Ideas!

Dahi Idli Chaat Recipe
If you love Idlis & Chaat then this recipe is a must try. Soft spongy Idlis dunked in yogurt & chaat chutneys, refreshing and healthy chaat with a south Indian touch of idlis & Idli Milagai Podi. This Dahi Idli Chaat is one of the easiest chaat recipe and can be prepared in no time if you chaat chutneys ready in hand along with some left over idlis or mini idlis.

I love yogurt & Idli combo a lot and I have already shared my most Favorite Thayir Idli Recipe , a low calorie & low fat alternative for Thayir Vadai. This time tried the same with Chaat Chutneys and enjoyed it to the core. I tried Idli chaat with Papdis & Without Papdis. Dahi Idli Papdi Chaat platter for my kids and for me simple idli, podi, sweet & spicy yogurt & Chaat Chutneys. Either ways its a treat, next time if you make idlis please try this chaat and treat yourself & your family.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Kozhi Milagu Kuzhambu | Spicy Chicken Pepper Curry | Pepper Chicken Curry Recipe | South Indian Pepper Chicken Curry

Kozhi Milagu Kuzhambu
Kozhi Milagu Kuzhambu | South Indian Pepper Chicken Curry Recipe with step wise pictures. Today's recipe is a spicy, flavorful and healthy chicken curry that is prepared using freshly ground spices & Pepper corns. For the first time, tried a chicken recipe of my own. Generally, I hesitate to experiment with non-veg recipes and always follow my mom/mil's recipes or from websites.
But this time, wanted to try something different and healthy curry recipe with Pepper corns. I have already shared a vegetarian Poondu Milagu Kuzhambu recipe, keeping a base of that recipe I tried this kozhi milagu kuzhambu and it turned out so good with lovely dark brown color and flavor. It tasted so spicy and yummy with thinai Idli/millet idlis & plain rice as well. I made this 2 weeks back for our weekend breakfast along with idlis. It was slightly spicy for my kids but still they loved it with idlis. Perfect Hot & spicy curry for this cold weather.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Vella Sevai Recipe | Jaggery Idiyappam Recipe | Idiyappam With Jaggery Syrup

Vella Sevai Recipe
Vella Sevai | Sweetened Idiyappam With Jaggery & Coconut Recipe with step by step photos. Idiyappam and Thengai Paal is my most favorite Idiyappam combo recipe. But V do not like Idiyappam with sweetenend Coconut milk instead he loves it with Jaggery Syrup. So whenever I make Idiyappam, I make a thin jaggery syrup and peanut sesame powder for him. But this time for a change, I prepared a thick sauce and stirred with idiyappam and served. He liked it but said the sweetness was less. So I added more jaggery sauce for him and we three have it with mild sweet.
This Vella Sevai is delicious and equally healthy breakfast or after school snack for kids. My kids loved it a lot. Steamed foods are generally healthy and instead of rice flour, you can use Red rice flour or Ragi Flour or Wheat Flour or Millet Flour to make Idiyappam. Next time I am planning to try with wheat flour/Atta.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Easy Idli/Dosa Recipe Using Rice Flour & Urad Flour | How To Make Idli/Dosa Using Rice Flour & Urad Flour | Easy Idli Batter Recipe Without Grinding | Crispy Paper Dosa Recipe

Soft Idli Recipe
Homemade Idli/Dosa Batter using Flours | Easy Idli/Dosa Recipe using Rice Flour | Super Soft Idlis & Crispy Paper Dosa Recipe With step by step pictures. This week I am sharing one of the staple & popular breakfast recipes of South India. Making a soft idlis and crispy paper dosa is definitely a challenging task and that too for some North Indian people who love Idli/Dosa and trying to make it at home is really a big task. Most of my North Indian friends ask me for this idli/dosa batter recipe, but after hearing about the grinding part, particularly urad dal with Mixie/blender they will lost the interest to try idli batter at home.
Soft Idli & Crispy Dosa

Monday, February 16, 2015


Dahi Papdi Chaat
Dahi Papdi Chaat| Dahi Chaat Recipe is a refreshing and delicious snack made using deep fried papdis served with generous yogurt/curd, Chaat chutneys & boiled chickpeas. Chaats are my most favorite snack and i love all kind of chaat items. Chaats are tongue tickling, refreshing and filling snack. It makes me happy, fresh and i have no words to describe my love for chaats. Also, I love Yogurt/Curd in any form and would like to have plain yogurt/curd with Idly, Dosa, Rotis, Upma, fruits and include it daily in my diet . And Chaats with yogurt/Dahi is a double treat to me. I can simply have a bowl full of plain yogurt mixed with Sweet Tamarind Chutney. I never get bored with chaats & yogurt.
Today's recipe is one of my favorite Chaat, Dahi Papdi Chaat. This time I used store bought Papdis & Sev and only made Chaat Chutneys at home. If you have chaat chutneys ready in hand, then you can make any kind of chaats in a jiffy. I added less yogurt for picture & Presentation, since that time no one was at home and I clicked almost 5 recipes continuously, 3 chaat and other two recipes. So just for pictures, I added little curd & chutneys so that the papdis will not turn soggy sooner, But be generous with the addition of Curd & Chaat Chutneys for a delicious Dahi Chaat.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

DIY Breadcrumbs, Bread Croutons | Homemade Breadcrumbs Recipe | Homemade Bread Croutons | Baked Bread Croutons Recipe

Homemade Breadcrumbs
Homemade Breadcrumbs & Homemade Croutons both Stove Top & Baking Method recipe with pictorials. Homemade foods are always the best, fresh and healthy ones. Few things we cannot avoid buying from store and need to get it but we can make most of the stuffs at home from spice powders, Purees, Ghee, Butter, Bread. All we need to do is to spare some time and energy to make it fresh and also free from chemicals & preservatives.

Today I am sharing the method to make nice, crispy and fresh Breadcrumbs & Buttery Bakes Croutons. Breadcrumbs are used to make yummy snacks, appetizers, baked pasta, baked fries & fritters. Breadcrumbs gives a nice crispy coating and taste. And it is so simple and easy to make breadcrumbs at home, both plain and flavored bread crumbs. And this is one easy way to use the left over bread. You can store breadcrumbs in freezer for up to 6 to 8 months.