Monday, September 29, 2014

Keerai Molagootal Recipe/Palakkad special

                                                            I have been making Keerai on Sundays when the kids are at home,otherwise they don't get  to eat greens other than palak(palak paneer or corn and palak) which i make for chapathis.Usually i make keerai masiyal or keerai kootu or morkeerai this time i thought i will try this keerai molagootal which is a palakkad recipe.My husband is fond of palakkad food since he grew up in Bombay and he had lot of Palakkad friends.This keerai Molagootal can be the main dish or gravy goes along with rice as well as chapathis if you don't mind the south Indian flavour.


Thursday, September 25, 2014

MochaKottai Sundal/Navrathri Sundal Recipes

                                                      Today being first day of Navrathri I decided to make Mochakottai or Mochai paruppu Sundal.I didn't know the order in which sundal has to be made which day which sundal but coincidentally first day of Navrathri you make Mochai paruppu sundal.Sundal recipes are very easy to make if you only you plan it a little earlier.I soaked the mochai paruppu the previous night itself and then pressure cooked it and prepared the Sundal for neivedhyam.



Monday, September 22, 2014

Badam Kheer/Almond Kheer

Badam Kheer is a very easy and  rich payasam or kheer made with almond paste and milk.I make this often especially during navrathri. i make a lot to give people when they come home.
My mother also used to make it in bulk and store in the refrigerator during navrathri(i do the same).It is one of the tasty payasam that i like.I like it cold and hot, it tastes very good both ways.It is perfect drink to offer during festivals.




Friday, September 19, 2014

Mixed Vegetable Soup

                                                             I have been making this soup quiet often now for two reasons one is all of us like to have a soup and second is i am trying all ways possible to improve my Hemoglobin so trying to include all kinds of food that will improve my hemoglobin.
My husbands Aunt(athai) advised me to have this soup regularly and she gave me this recipe too.I have included the main vegetables you can add some vegetables of your choice and taste.It does not have to always healthy right!!!



Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Rawa idli/Rava Idli/Rave Idli


Rawa Idli is a variation of the normal idlis.They are  made with rawa or sooji.It originated from the MTR restaurant in Banglore.It is popular dish in Karnataka and served in all the udipi restaurants.It is served with Potato Sagu and Coriander and coconut chutney.

Even today it is popular in Banglore and rest of Karnataka.I always make a visit to the MTR restaurant whenever i go to Banglore.My kids also love Rawa idli and we have it once in a while for dinner.I sometimes buy the ready made mix from MTR and make rawa idlis.But any day the idlis made at home are very soft and tasty.



Friday, September 12, 2014

Bhatura or Bhature Recipe

                                                        Bhatura or Bhature is a deep fried Indian bread very popular in north India and especially in Punjab.It is very similar to poori which is made with wheat flour but the bhaturas are made with Maida(refined fllour).
It is usually served with Channa masala or Chole,some Sliced onions and lemon wedges.It is a very tasty dish and Most kids would love it.In restaurants they make a plate size Large Poori but at home people make half the size of it.
When we were in college chole bhatura used to be our first choice of order in the canteen and i am making this after a very long time so hoping to enjoy the bhatures with chole this evening.....


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tawa Pulao/Mumbai street food

                                                      Tawa Pulao is a popular street food in Mumbai(Bombay).As the name suggests it is made on the tawa used to make Pav Bhaji.Tawa pulao is usually made with Left over rice.Left over rice is tossed with few vegetables and masalas and made in to a very tasty masala rice.
you can either use leftover rice or use Basmati rice if you are making with fresh rice.I have been wanting to make this rice for sometime now and was looking through a lot of recipes and all of them have the same basic recipe with slight variations.Here is my version of it......



Saturday, September 6, 2014

Pineapple Pachidi/Onam Recipes

                                                                     I have a very close Malayali friend who has invited us for Onam tomorrow.I have to make this pachidi for her so learnt how to make the pachidi from her and here is the recipe.I am not a big fan of Kerala food but we are all celebrating Onam together so that enthusiasm made me try this pachidi and post it too...
It is a sweet and sour tangy pachidi with the pineapple flavour and chunky pieces of Pineapple.I love pineapple and those who love the flavour will really enjoy the pachidi..


Friday, September 5, 2014

Sweet Mango Pickle/Gujarathi Pickles

                                                                    This sweet mango pickle is a very tasty sweet and sour pickle made with small chunky pieces of mango.I got introduced to this kind of sweet pickle through my Gujarathi friend from school days.She used to bring these sweet and sour pickle to school along with her Teplas and i used to take my sambar sadam  with   vegetable,invariably we used to grab each others tiffin box and enjoy the food!!!!
My kids are also fond of these sweet and sour pickle, so i make it often and enjoy it with some hot methi teplas and palak rotis.




Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Arisi upma(rice upma)

                                                                            Arisi upma or Rice upma is made with raw rice brokens, tur dhal and spices.It is a traditional dish i learnt from my mother.Once in a while we like to have this upma for dinner as chappathis get boring.I have done it in the traditional way but now a days you get these raw rice brokens which also works fine and it is much faster than this procedure.Finally you add a tsp of coconut oil on top which makes it very aromatic.My mother used to add a handfull of peanuts to the upma which makes it tastier.Anyway the upma does not have much proteins so adding a few peanuts is really good and tasty.