Flavourful pudina coconut chutney, perfect side dish with idli or dosa
02/07/2019 8:10:46 PM vindhyadesai
I have photoshot many chutney recipes and they always get hidden away and somehow get neglected. But as I have mentioned in my previous chutney posts, these are very essential condiments in a meal. Chutneys cleanse you palate and let’s face it, without chutney, no dosa or idli would taste good (yes including chutney pudi/powder). So here it is, pudina coconut chutney or pudina kayi chutney.
All you need is a handful of fresh pudina leaves/mint to make this pudina coconut chutney really flavourful. I love the flavours of this chutney as it leaves a refreshing flavour and cleanses you palate. Just a few ingredients from the store cupboard and you have a tasty chutney to serve with idli or dosa. ... “Pudina Coconut Chutney | Mint Chutney | Chutney Recipes”
Lacy and soft, very light on the stomach, ganji dosa or kalikanji dosa
02/3/2019 7:42:40 AM vindhyadesai
Who does not love dosas! I am a big fan of finding new ways of making dosas to bring in variety. So many textures, so many flavours all in a dosa. Soft, lacy, crispy, with filling, without filling, thick or thin, find them all in a dosa! You can make it simple and humble or grand and elaborate. So this time I have come back with a soft lacy dosa recipe ganji dosa or kalikanji dosa I learnt from a magazine.
Ganji dosa or kalikanji dosa is made with a simple rice batter. The most important thing about ganji dosa or kalikanji dosa is the rice does not require a lot of time to soak. Just soak it for a couple of hours. Then the rice is ground with little coconut and some batter is boiled into a ganji (rice porridge). This ganji is poured into the batter after it cools down making it ganji dosa or kalikanji dosa. ... “Ganji Dosa | Kalikanji Dosa | Dosa Recipes”
Crisp, tasty, full of nutrition, oats in a different form, ragi oats dosa
01/16/2019 9:43:01 PM vindhyadesai
Keeping up with the theme of more healthy recipes this new year. Incorporate some high fibrous content and different grains/millets into your diet still in the form of usual dosa, idli and chapathi. Eat what you like and how you like but a few changes in the recipes makes a difference. So after dry nuts, spinach and oats in the form of dry nuts ladoo and spinach oats rava idli, today is the turn of ragi. Ragi oats dosa it is today, one more simple dosa recipe made healthy, your everyday dish!
I believe one should eat what they really like to eat and not force oneself to eat something made up for a diet. Your everyday dishes can be made healthy and yet kept simple. Use the ingredients you have on hand, plan a little and you will get a balance of all essential nutrients. Ragi oats dosa does exactly that!
... “Ragi Oats Dosa | Instant Ragi Dosa | Dosa Recipes”
Pongal of a different kind, Sankranti special, tasty rava pongal
01/14/2019 8:01:13 PM vindhyadesai
Pongal, khichdi or huggi, whatever name it is called by, it is one of the best dishes in this world! Really, comfort food at its best! And best part is we celebrate our festivals with such fervour and make a simple and humble dish really festive. So for this Makara Sankranti or Pongal, try a pongal with a different ingredient, rava or sooji!
Rava pongal is a very hearty dish to eat with warming black peppercorn and cooling mung dal. The texture is like plain upma but the taste is like pongal, what a super combination! For the festival I generally add cashews to make it more festive. Feel free to omit cashews and just make it plain. ... “Rava Pongal | Rava Huggi | Pongal Recipes”
Steamed rice flour dumplings laden with fibrous dill leaves, sabsige soppu kadubu
01/11/2019 7:06:45 AM vindhyadesai
Looks like we are going to make it to the goal, healthy recipe #4 this month, in this new year! I love it when that happens, without overplanning you get to meet the goal. So here we are with one more no compromise on flavour yet healthy breakfast dish. Sabsige soppu kadubu or steamed rice flour dill leaves dumplings. Nice, easy and healthy and more importantly hearty!
The number of ingredients required are small and simple. All you need is to buy some fresh dill leaves, organic and homegrown even better. We first need to prepare a dough, then shape into kadubu and steam them. These steamed dumplings are known by different names pidi kozhukattai, kadubu etc. Dill leaves or sabsige soppu adds the required fibre and is rich in Vitamin A. ... “Sabsige Soppu Kadubu | Sabsige Kadubu | Kadubu Recipes”
Soft and nutritious, loaded with fibre and taste, spinach oats rava idli
01/08/2019 10:19:44 PM vindhyadesai
A few months back, I ate a special type of idli with spinach at a restaurant. It was soft, delicious and had a creamy texture in the end. So immediately I had to try making idli with spinach. More importantly I wanted to make an instant version, so I made the base batter with rava/semolina. I have also added powdered oats to the batter making it extra fibrous and tasty. Try this spinach oats rava idli and you will love the texture and taste!
A few quick and easy steps are required to assemble the batter for this spinach oats rava idli. You can then steam the idlis and serve them with your favourite chutney and breakfast is served! You can also choose to serve with some masala yogurt or curd. Nice and simple! ... “Spinach Oats Rava Idli | Palak Idli | Idli Recipes”
Loaded with dry nuts & fruits, laced with fragrant spices, dry nuts ladoo
01/06/2019 1:14:40 PM vindhyadesai
Many of us would have made resolutions for the new year and most of them are connected to eating and fitness. A nutritious dry nuts ladoo could be the answer. This is rich both in taste and texture but equally nutritious if not more. You can pretty much add any kind of dry fruits or nuts you prefer like dried figs, apricots, dry cherries, candied fruits apart from the ones mentioned in this recipe.
Jaggery is rich in minerals and also provides calcium. But for me the favourite part of this ladoo dry nuts ladoo is neither nuts nor jaggery. Uh-huh! Anyone can imply that from the name, dry nuts and ladoo saying it has something sweet. ... “Dry Nuts Ladoo | Dry Fruits Ladoo | Ladoo Recipes”
Cooling with mellow sweet carrot flavours, simple carrot saasme
12/08/2018 1:44:57 PM vindhyadesai
A saasme or raitha provides a much needed cooling effect to the palate. If you used eating a spicy meal it is always good to balance with a cooling raitha on the side. Today let’s learn a slightly different kind of saasme, carrot saasme. A special thing about this saasme is it has a nice sweet taste and can be used as a dip just by itself.
For carrot saasme you can grind coconut and little mustard seeds add then mix it with carrot puree and yogurt/curd. Here I have made it plain and just added some chatpata flavours in the form of amchur powder and jeera-pepper powder to balance things. This is very much a kid-friendly recipe and helps cool off some spicy flavours. ... “Carrot Saasme | Carrot Raitha | Saasme Recipes”
Cooling and nutritious Mangalore southekayi beejada tambli
12/01/2018 8:05:53AM vindhyadesai
We often discard the leaves, seeds and peels of vegetables and fruits. There are some vegetables and fruits where the part should not be consumed (like apple seeds, tomato leaves or potato stalks) or is not edible like hard peels etc. But there is no reason why the seeds and peels cannot be consumed if they are edible. Mangalore southekayi beejada tambli is exactly the recipe which resonates the idea of using usually discarded element.
Mangalore cucumber or southekayi if it is tender, the seeds are very much edible or atleast the extract that comes out of it. So if you are making Mangalore southekayi huLi/sambar then store the seeds they can be used to make this Mangalore southekayi beejada tambli or saaru. The idea is to grind and extract the pulp and liquid out of the seeds. This liquid is then mixed with well beaten fresh yogurt. An aromatic tadka on top makes the tambli very tasty. ... “Mangalore Southekayi Beejada Tambli | Tambli Recipes”
Spicy and palate cleansing hasi menasinakayi thokku or green chilli thokku
11/26/2018 6:00:04 PM vindhyadesai
A spicy pickle always brightens up any meal. But making a pickle takes time unless it is an instant pickle. Another spicy dish that can brighten up a meal is thokku, spicy like a pickle and looks like a chutney. So here we are, making a spicy green chilli thokku or hasi menasinakayi thokku from Karnataka.
Green chilli thokku, will make your meal lip-smacking. Things are about to get hot in your meal! The important thing to make thokku is to fry the ingredients in oil well. For the green chilli thokku, the green chillies should be fried in oil till they develop blisters on the skin. It will break the heat and bring out the flavours and your green chilli thokku turns out super tasty! ... “Green Chilli Thokku | Hasi Menasinakayi Thokku | Thokku Recipes”