Coconut Chutney

Coconut chutney is a popular accompaniment prepared in every South Indian household for idli, dosa, pongal, kichadi, vadai or bajji. Please check my restaurant style coconut chutney recipe as below: Total Time Taken : 3 min Ingredients: Coconut pieces – 9 Nos. (each 1 inch) Green chillies – 2 Nos. Roasted Bengal gram (pottu kadalai) – 1…

Sambar for Tiffin

Sambar is the most popular side dish specially for masala dosa all over India. But it is typically prepared by most of the south Indians. Others used to feel that their sambar is not as delicious as the one prepared by south Indians. So here is my recipe for simple and delicious sambar that is…

Millet Kichadi

Millet Kichadi is our family’s favorite breakfast. Generally I prepare this nutritious kichadi on my son’s exam day as it helps to keep him alert & afresh during his exam even if he had slept for 2 or 3 hours in the previous night. All ingredients in this kichadi are rich in micro-nutrients and make…

Broad Beans Poriyal

Broad beans are rich in protein & fiber and also a good source of vitamins & minerals. It helps lower blood sugar & LDL (bad cholesterol). Avaraikkai poriyal (Broad beans poriyal) is a very tasty healthy side dish that goes well with sambar, rasam or morkuzhambu.  Kids also like this vegetable mainly for its tasty…

Starch-free Rice

If you are keen to take low-carbs and yet you are tempted to take rice, then here is the cooking method with which you can reduce the carbs in rice. For this I use heavy bottom cooking pot with a lid that has holes in it; this lid can be locked with pot and hence…

Drumstick Leaves Idli

Drumstick leaves idli or Murungai keerai idli is a nutritious breakfast. It is as easy as making an ordinary idli. You just have to add a handful of fresh drumstick leaves into idli batter, pour into idli moulds and steam them. Idlis that are rich in iron are ready to serve. You can also tempt…

Millet Porridge

Millet porridge is the best breakfast that can be taken on a scorching sunny day. It keeps us cool,  fresh & energetic all through the day. It is so filling that you don’t require anything till lunch. The millet I used here is pearl millet or kambu. Pearl millet is a flavorful protein-rich millet. Please…

Rava Upma with Fresh Peas

Rava upma is the easiest to prepare and hence if you serve this often your family will surely get bored. Yet we can make it interesting, healthier & tastier just by adding fresh peas into it and serve hot in the evening on a rainy day; no wonder this upma will be the most sought…