Adai

Adai is a dosa like dish prepared from a combination of lentils and rice. It is much healthier than dosa as it contains more protein. It goes well with coconut chutney or onion chutney. Ingredients Raw rice - 1/2 cup Par Boiled rice - 1/2 cup Tur dal - 1/2 cup Channa dal - 1/4 cup Urad... Continue Reading →

Aloo Paratha ( Bread stuffed with potato)

Aloo paratha is a Whole wheat bread stuffed with spicy potato mixture. It is a  regular breakfast in north India. We can make different varieties of paratha like gobi (cauliflower)paratha,  Spinach paratha,  paneer paratha Kheema paratha etc. Ingredients: For aloo (potato) stuffing Potato – ½ kg Green chilies – 3- 4 Garlic – 5-6 Cumin ( jeera) – ½ tsp Asafoetida... Continue Reading →

Vellayappam (Paalappam)

Kerala breakfast delicacy, It is a soft and fluffy pancake with crispy lace edges, made with ground rice/ rice powder. Ingredients: Raw rice ( Basmati rice) – 2 cups Cooked rice – 1 cup Grated coconut – ½ cup Dry yeast – ½ tsp Sugar – 2tsp Salt – to taste Warm water – to... Continue Reading →

Puttu

Puttu is a breakfast dish highly popular in Kerala as well as in parts of Sri Lanka.  It is a steamed dish, made of steamed cylinders of ground rice layered with coconut. Ingredients Puttu flour ( slightly roasted rice flour) - 2 cups Grated coconut- 1/2 coconut /as needed Salt – to taste Water - appoximately... Continue Reading →

Poha (Flattened rice upma)

Ingredients Poha ( flattened rice) - 1.5 cups Potato boiled and cubed – 2 medium Green peas fresh – ½ cup Onion chopped – 1 medium Green chili finely chopped – 1 large Curry leaves – a few Mustard seeds – ½ tsp Cumin (jeera) – ¼ tsp turmeric powder – ¼  tsp Sugar –... Continue Reading →

Pav Bhaji

Pav bhaji is a fast food dish from Maharashtra, bhaji is a thick, spicy curry of mixed vegetables and served with soft buttered pav (bread bun shallow fried in butter)

Egg with gram flour (besan) omlet

Ingredients Egg – 3 nos Gram flour – ½ cup Onion chopped – 1 large Tomato – 1 medium Bell pepper chopped ( 2 tbsp) Green chilly chopped finely – 3 Ginger chopped finely – 1 tsp Garlic chopped – 1 tsp Coriander leaves chopped – 1 tbsp Cheese grated – 1 tbsp ( optional... Continue Reading →

Masala dosa

To make Dosa batter Ingredients Urad dal – ¾ cup White rice – 3 cups Fenugreek seeds – 2 tsp Salt – to taste instructions to make batter Water Soak rice in water, soak urad dal with fenugreek seeds also separately for 5-6 hours. Grind to a fine paste by adding enough water, add salt.... Continue Reading →

Methi porotta (Paratha)

Ingredients fenugreek leaves-chopped fine - 2 cups gram flour  - 1/2 cup wheat flour – 1 1/2 cup asafetida - 1/4 tsp cumin crushed – ½ tsp chili powder  = ¼ tsp ( according to taste ) chopped green chilies  - 1 0r 2 ginger paste – 1 tsp garlic paste – 1 tsp Amchur powder... Continue Reading →

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