Sweet and delicious banana appam or banana paddu, a super easy dish for festivals
09/11/2018 1:49:18 PM vindhyadesai
Banana is my favourite fruit to cook with. You can make so many dishes with it. Every part of the banana plant is edible and in fact we cook with most parts of banana/plantain plant. Ripe banana is such a boon, kids and adults alike like this fruit and the dishes made that are made with it. Banana appam or banana paddu is a traditional favourite at home and we make this for breakfast and for festivals.
The best part of banana appam is it can be made instantly. No waiting long hours for fermentation or no need of kneading any dough. All you need is a paddu/appam pan and when it heating, making the batter. Banana appam or banana paddu is made with whole wheat flour which is mixed with jaggery, ripe bananas and cardamom for flavouring. ... “Banana Appam | Banana Paddu | Baalehannina Gundupongala”
Humble and simple, mosaru avalakki, or dahi poha, Shri Krishna Janmashtami special
09/01/2018 11:35:55 AM vindhyadesai
A must have dish, mosaru avalakki for Shri Krishna Janmashtami along with some some fresh butter churned up for ‘muddu’ (beloved) Shri Krishna. Fun snacks offered are such as kodubale, benne muruku, chakli, kobbri mithai, 7 Cups barfi, kalakand. But the most simple and humble dish required on the day is ‘mosaru avalakki’ or dahi poha.
You can choose to add some simple tadka/vaggarne ingredients to make it extra tasty. But in general you can even it keep it plain and quickly mix this up. After eating oily snacks a few spoonfuls of this mosaru avalakki is indeed cooling. So as I mentioned, ignore ‘For Tadka’ ingredients mentioned in the recipe and just follow the simple steps to mix poha with curd. ... “Mosaru Avalakki | Dahi Poha | Mosaravalakki”
Warm, comforting methi kadhi, perfect for those rainy evenings
08/10/2018 8:01:06 AM vindhyadesai
Kadhi (paladya) and saaru (rasam) work well in all seasons. I can never say no to a meal involving either of these 2 dishes. It gives you an instant feeling of warmth. Methi kadhi is one of my go-to dishes if I have methi in my fridge and after a long day of work. It is so quick to make and methi definitely makes it extra comforting.
This is Rajasthani style methi kadhi whereas Punjabi style methi kadhi generally has pakodas in it. I have already posted Gujarathi kadhi and Karnataka special majjige huLi. Oh, wow so many combinations and so much variety, it’s mind boggling sometimes. For a quick dinner, rustle up some quick jeera rice or peas pulao, and methi kadhi. Serve with pickle and papad. This time I had leftover bharwan karela, it made a fancy meal. ... “Methi Kadhi | Rajasthani Methi Kadhi | Kadhi Recipes”
Chatpata, filling and healthy, Kolkata special – Aloo Paneer Kathi Roll
02/07/2018 9:44:52 PM vindhyadesai
An all-in-one tasty dish is the Kolkata special kathi roll. Kathi rolls are wholesome, filling and delicious at the same time. Kathi rolls generally have some type of kebab and kathi rolls have evolved over the years. This aloo paneer kathi roll is perfect for lunch or dinner.
Kathi rolls are best for on the go, they really do pack a punch. Very flavoursome and the pudina chutney in this aloo paneer kathi roll makes all the difference. Soft paneer pieces in a chatpata aloo sabzi. Lemon juice and chaat masala adds all the tanginess along with the pudina chutney. ... “Aloo Paneer Kathi Roll | Kati Roll | Snack Recipes”
Sweet, sour, spicy all-in-one flavour burst, a surprise in store – mango saasme
05/07/2017 7:45:40 PM vindhyadesai
Saasme relate to mosaru raitha (curd raitha) in many ways. But the unique and fragrant blend of a light coconut masala makes saasme a stand-out dish. Just as in this unique flavour combo with mango pulp mixed with simple coconut masala which is then mixed into whisked yogurt. It makes a wonderfully tasty side dish, mango saasme.
Saasme are wonderful dishes to cool things of a bit. It aids in digestion and are very very tasty. They can be eaten just on their own or best eaten mixed with rice towards the end of a meal. Mango saasme is heavenly with a bowl of rice. ... “Mango Saasme | Maavinahannina Saasme | Raitha Recipes”
Soft and crisp both together, rava roti or sajjige roti, a tasty breakfast item
04/09/2017 6:56:06 PM vindhyadesai
A very nice alternative to akki roti is this rava roti or sajjige roti. It is very commonly made in Karnataka and is a very popular breakfast dish. Soft yet crisp, rava roti is quite filling.
And what do I say about the taste. Simple, humble yet very very tasty. Rava roti is also quick to make. It can be made in 2 ways, directly patted on a cooled tawa or patted on a greaseproof paper/plantain leaf. I have illustrated both methods here. ... “Rava Roti | Sajjige Roti | Roti Recipes”
Piping hot, super tasty, Karnataka style majjige huli
03/27/2017 8:28:23 PM vindhyadesai
Any day it’s our home style food that will make us feel comforted. These are the dishes your mom or granny used to make isn’t it? It will immediately make one nostalgic! My home style kind of food is South Indian food especially dishes like Karnataka style majjige huli (huLi).
Karnataka style majjige huli has ground coconut as the main ingredient along with kadale bele a.k.a chana dal. These two are ground together with minimal spices making extremely flavourful and nice and thick!
I really love to lap up Karnataka style majjige huli. A steaming bowl of rice along with a few sandige (fryums or fritters) and a pickle to taste on the side. All these together is a complete meal in itself! (our menu for tomorrow :-)) ... “Karnataka Style Majjige Huli | Majjige HuLi | Festival Recipes”
Crisp and utterly tasty, hotel style onion rava dosa
02/11/2017 6:28:25 PM vindhyadesai
Crisp hotel style onion rava dosa, I can actually hear the sound of its crispness when I break into a little bite. Yum! One of the tastiest dosas ever! Hotel style onion rava dosa is very easy to make as the batter needs no soaking or fermenting.
This recipe is instant although I prefer to keep it for atleast half hour after preparing batter. It is not essential but it makes the batter soak up all rava and blend well with all flavours.
Now coming to the secret of making crisp hotel style onion rava dosa. Should I reveal it? Oh, well here it is, ‘water’. Yes, you read it right, water is very very essential to make hotel style onion rava dosa. It is absolutely essential to make the batter thin and watery. ... “Hotel Style Onion Rava Dosa | Onion Rava Dosa | Dosa Recipes”
Easy-peasy, refreshing and cooling aloo raitha – a simple side dish
02/07/2017 8:28:55 PM vindhyadesai
Aloo or potato or batata is one super vegetable. Though full of starch and carbohydrates, if consumed in moderation and in tasty dishes it can be quite beneficial. Of course I do not recommend to load up on salted potato chips. But this aloo raitha is both refreshing and cooling.
Aloo raitha acts as a super side dish for pulaos or bhaats or biriyanis. It also has a lot of texture as potato provides a lot of body to the raitha. Just a few simple flavours and voila! you have made yourself a super tasty side dish. ... “Aloo Raitha | How to make aloo raitha? | Raitha Recipes”
Bright, colourful and cool, beetroot saasme or beetroot raitha
01/07/2017 4:52:15 PM vindhyadesai
Saasme or raitha is one common dish I make with any South Indian meal like this beetroot raitha, carrot saasme, sorekayi (lauki) saasme etc. After a hearty lunch with hot and spicy sambar, huLi, saaru, kootu or rasam you will need something to cool things off. Plain yogurt does the trick most of the times.
A very good way of consuming more vegetables is to mix it with yogurt/curd to make a raitha. This beetroot raitha or saasme is a very good way of consuming this bright yet humble vegetable. ... “Beetroot Saasme | Beetroot Raitha | Raitha Recipes”