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 RECIPE | PAPDI CHAAT WITH CURD | EASY CHAAT RECIPES

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.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Beetroot Soup Recipe | Vegan Beetroot Soup | Roasted Beets Almond Soup | Beets Soup With Almonds

Beetroot soup recipe
Vegan Beetroot Soup|Beetroot Soup Recipe|Beetroot Almond Soup Recipe with step by step pictures. I am here with another healthy, delicious and interesting soup recipe that is perfect for your Valentines Day Dinner Menu. The smooth, creamy and silky texture with bright red color is sure to impress everyone. For a change, I added some Almonds to the soup and instead of adding beetroot as such I roasted in oven and added to the soup. It was so flavorful and delicious with mild sweet taste from beets. I loved this soup a lot, even without cream or milk the soup got its rich taste and flavor from almonds. It was filing too. If you want are planning for a healthy meal to serve on this Valentines Day occasion, please add this soup to your menu and give it a try and am sure you will love it.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Podi Idli Recipe | Beetroot Idli | Beetroot Podi Idli Recipe | Kids Friendly Valentines Day Recipe Ideas

Beetroot Idli Recipe
Podi Idli Recipe / Beetroot Idli recipe/ Roasted Beets Idli with step by step photos. I wanted to share few Valentine Recipes with red or pink colored dishes. But at the same time I do not want to make any cakes or cookies or desserts. Because, I have already had so much of sweets/desserts in the name of blog during Diwali & Christmas. So I am staying away from sweets and no more sweets or desserts for sometime.

Then after a long thought, I decided to cook few savory dishes with beetroot. And first in the row comes, Beetroot Podi Idli. Once I have tried Roasted Beets Pasta and used the left over beets pesto to make dosa. With that recipe in mind, I tried this Beetroot Podi Idli. To make it even more attractive,I cut the idlis with heat shaped cutter and my kids were so much excited to see the red colored heart shaped idlis. They kept asking me, How the idlis got red color? How I made it? Why heart idlis? Are we having Valentines Party at home? and so on until I gave them their plate of beets podi idli :)

Monday, February 9, 2015

Carrot Soup Recipe | Vegan Carrot Soup | Carrot Soup With Lime !

Carrot Soup
Carrot Soup|Vegan Carrot Soup Recipe with step by step pictures. Carrot and Tomato soup are my favorite soups and these are the soups that my Mom prepares at home once in a while.
As I do not like adding cream or milk based soups I prefer mostly vegan or simple soups with any veggies. This Carrot soup is one such recipe with great taste and flavor.  Any crispy bread pairs well with this soup and makes a perfect meal.

I followed the same Vegan Broccoli Soup recipe but instead of roasted broccoli I added carrots. And i have seen in many carrot soup recipes with lemon and ginger, here i used lime juice and it paired well. I have made it couple of times and this our family's favorite soup now.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Homemade Rasam Powder Recipe | How To Make South Indian Rasam | Rasam Recipe using Rasam Powder

Rasam Powder Recipe
Homemade Rasam Powder Recipe | How To Make South Indian Rasam Recipe with step by step pictures. I started posting on Saturdays mainly to share some Kitchen Basics/Homemade/How to's recipes.  And For this week, I am sharing a simple and one of the must Ingredient in a South Indian Kitchen Pantry, Rasam Powder Recipe. I have shared almost 14 varieties of Rasam Recipes but haven't shared Rasam Powder Recipe.  I have been using Shakthi Masala Brand and was comfortable with it. But now-a-days I am not getting it here, tried few other brands and not satisfied with the taste and flavor. So decided to make it at home and also some of my readers requested for rasam powder and other Homemade spice powder recipes.
I got this recipe from my sister and tried it and was fully satisfied with the taste and flavor. Also the recipe doesn't involve ingredients in gram measurement just 1:1 tuvar dal:jeera-pepper ratio is enough. You can use any cup, tumbler or any desired size and make this flavorful Rasam Powder at home. Homemade spice powders are always special, fresh, very aromatic and free from artificial flavors and preservatives. Along with the Rasam Powder I am sharing the South Indian Rasam, simple and easy to make rasam using Rasam Powder.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Chole Masala Recipe | Easy Chole Recipe | Channa Masala For Batura

Chole Masala
Easy Chole Masala Recipe/Chole Recipe for Batura with Step by Step photos. I have already shared Chole Batura and Restaurant style Channa Masala recipes, this chole version is a quick and easy pressure cooker method. I always prefer one pot meal or one pot cooking method and this is one such recipe using store bought chole masala powder. Actually, I wanted to share the authentic Punjabi Chole recipe. Being a friend and neighbor to Punjabi family, I wanted to learn  authentic Punjabi recipes. I have tasted Punjbai Samosa, Aloo Parantha, chaats, Kadhi Pakora, Punjabi Chole, Batura & few more recipes prepared by Auntie. She makes the best samosa, kadhi and all her dishes are yummy.

When I asked Auntie for the Chole recipe, She said that they use an unique Chole Masala Powder for Chole. And she added that the Chole Masala Powder is from Delhi, India from their well know spice store. Auntie & myself tried to identify the ingredients from that powder but in vain. We able to judge 1 or 2 ingredients but not the whole and the proportions. She said that she have tried couple of time to make homemade channa masala powder but wasn't successful. But she suggested to try the it the same way with any store bought Chole Masala Powder. Then one fine day as per her suggestion I tried this recipe and it turned out good.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Hyderabadi Chicken 65 Recipe | Andhra Style Chicken 65 | Spicy Chicken Appetizer Recipe

Hyderabadi Chicken 65
Andhra style Chicken 65 / Hyderabadi chicken 65 recipe with step by step photos. Chicken 65 is an popular appetizer chicken recipe, that is prepared using boneless chicken with nice spices blend. Hyderabadi Chicken 65 is little different from the regular version, where the deep fried chicken is sauteed with spicy yogurt sauce. Few weeks ago I happened to watch this recipe video on you tube in telugu language by a popular restaurant's chef and impressed with it. Then I remember about the chicken 65 which we had in one of the restaurant near my place, it was really different from regular chicken 65 and the chicken pieces were nicely coated with spice powders. I thought they used to saute in spices after deep frying the chicken and tried it that way as per my guess. But the result was not good and chicken pieces turned dry and the masala did not coated with the chicken. Then after seeing that video I came to know that they use yogurt. At first I hesitated to try with yogurt, then first time tried with small amount for chicken and to my surprise it turned out good and it tasted almost same like the one we had in restaurant. Then decided to share it on my blog too. If you haven't tried chicken 65 this way, please give it a try this weekend, I am sure you will love this spicy, juicy and flavorful chicken 65.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Channa Chaat | Aloo Channa Chaat Recipe | Chickpeas Chaat Recipe

Channa Chaat
Channa Chaat Recipe / Aloo Channa Chaat with step wise pictures. Channa Chaat is a simple, healthy and refreshing Indian style Salad with chaat chutneys, fresh onion, tomato and cilantro. I love all kinds of chaat, the name is enough to make me feel fresh and good. Love anything with chaat chutneys. Instead of making Channa Sundal I made this channa chaat, this is a zero oil, vegan, healthy, filling and delicious snack. I had pomegranate in hand, so added few pom seeds to the chaat. The sweet and mild sour taste of pom seeds took the simple chaat to next level. But Channa Chaat can be made without pom seeds too.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Tomato Pulao Recipe | Thakkali Pulao Recipe | Easy Pulao Recipe ~ One Pot Meal Recipe Ideas!

Tomato Pulao Recipe
Tomato Pulao - Easy lunch box  Recipe with step by step pictures. Tomato Pulao is a quick, delicious and flavorful one pot meal that can be prepared in a jiffy. I saw this recipe from a cook book, Saiva Veetu Samayal by Chef Dhamu. This tomato pulao is entirely different from our regular tomato biryani or tomato rice or any Pulao recipe. I have tried lot of Chef Dhamu's recipes from tv channels but this is very unique and interesting recipe. This recipe takes less than 30 minutes and can be done in one pot. Really a saver recipe for those busy weekdays cooking and also an apt recipe for weekend special lunch. There's not much spices used and this recipe involves an unique cooking method. Without any further delay lets move on to the recipe...