Kotte Kadubu | Kotte Idli | Idli Recipes

Soft and fluffy, a special dish from the coastal regions of Karnataka, kotte kadubu
01/24/2018 9:43:47 PM vindhyadesai

Idli is such a common dish across South India and it has gained popularity all across India and also the world. It is apparently recognised as the healthiest breakfast because of the good fermentation it goes through. And why not, idli has less or no oil and is liked by all age groups. Hot idlies, accompanied with chutney and sambar is the go-to breakfast for many. But how about a twist, try this speciality idli variation from the coastal regions of Karnataka, Mangalore – kotte kadubu. ... “Kotte Kadubu | Kotte Idli | Idli Recipes”

Hesarubele Kosambri | Mung Dal Salad | Festival Recipes

Nutritious, delicious, Karnataka style festival special dish – hesarubele kosambri
07/04/2017 10:11:30 PM vindhyadesai

There are some signature dishes from a South Indian festival or wedding meal. One of them has to be this hesarubele kosambri or mung dal kosambri. Kosambri means a lentil or a vegetable salad in Kannada.
One of the most important side dishes to be served but often ignored by people. The quantity served is usually quite less as hesarubele kosambri is meant to be a starter and is made from soaked mung lentil and is not cooked. It is high in protein and is meant to get one started with the meal. ... “Hesarubele Kosambri | Mung Dal Salad | Festival Recipes”

Whole Wheat Flakes Chivda | Flakes Chivda | Chivda Recipes

Crispy, chatpata, kurkura healthier alternative, whole wheat flakes chivda
05/01/2017 4:14:15 PM vindhyadesai

Want to munch on something chatpata and kurkura? Then try this whole wheat flakes chivda, a simple and healthier alternative to deep fried snacks. Chivda is in fact my most favourite snack surpassing chakli, kodubale or muruku. Or may be not 🙂 all are equal! Chivda is so tasty and it is quite a filling snack, the best part is, it is not deep fried.
Typically chivda is made with rice flakes/avalakki. I always try to find new ways to make chivda. Last Deepavali, I made a big batch of whole wheat flakes chivda to give to friends and colleagues. It turned out crispy and tasty. ... “Whole Wheat Flakes Chivda | Flakes Chivda | Chivda Recipes”

Watermelon Juice | Juice Recipes | How to make watermelon juice?

Refreshing, cooling, the perfect summer drink, watermelon juice
04/12/2017 10:46:38 PM vindhyadesai

The best way to beat the summer heat is by consuming lots of fruits especially fruits like watermelon. Watermelon is rich in water content and loads of nutrients like Vitamin A. So why not try this easy watermelon juice for a change.
Anybody can make watermelon juice it’s that easy. It’s only a matter of scooping out melon and de-seeding it (at least most of the seeds). And there you have it a refreshing drink of watermelon juice. ... “Watermelon Juice | Juice Recipes | How to make watermelon juice?”

Idli Using Idli Rava | Idli Recipes | How to make soft idlis?

Super soft, healthy and very tasty, best ever breakfast –  idli using idli rava
02/17/2017 9:24:59 PM vindhyadesai

This recipe was one of the first ones I photoshot. Then, I photoshot it again. And again! But now finally after being in drafts for almost a year now, I am posting idli recipe. I know this is a basic recipe. Every food blog has a nice recipe for idli. So here you go, my version of idli using idli rava (actually my mom’s)
These idlis turn out to very soft and is quite simple in terms of batter preparation. Idli using idli rava does require fermentation but it is worth the effort. Idli apparently is recognized as one of the healthiest food items by W.H.O. And why not? It has practically no oil, it has proteins  and carbohydrates. Idli is a wholesome dish, light for digestion and easy on the stomach. ... “Idli Using Idli Rava | Idli Recipes | How to make soft idlis?”

Heerekayi Dosa | Ridge Gourd Dosa | Dosa Recipes

Breakfast-Snack or Snack-Breakfast, heerekayi dosa
01/06/2017 6:17:47 PM vindhyadesai

A simple to make dosa which is also a snack? Sounds different? But this is a very common dish made in Karnataka, heerekayi dosa or ridge gourd dosa. It gets ready in a matter of minutes.
Although some patience is necessary to arrange them all into a round dosa. You will see how below. But you know what, patience is a virtue. It makes good things happen, especially in cooking 🙂
This simple batter involves besan and some seasonings. The roundels of heerekayi are then dunked into this batter and arranged to form a dosa on a hot skillet/pan/tawa. ... “Heerekayi Dosa | Ridge Gourd Dosa | Dosa Recipes”

Thai Green Vegetable Curry | Curry recipes

Mildly spicy, creamy, fragrant Thai green vegetable curry, one-pot meal
12/07/2016 9:03:37 PM vindhyadesai

A bowl of Thai green vegetable curry on a bed of rice is soothing to both the mind and the body. Clean, fresh, fragrant flavours all amalgamated into soft succulent vegetables is  a treat. In my opinion, it is one of the best kind of dishes for an early dinner.
Thai green vegetable curry is creamy from all the coconut milk that we add into it. All the fresh spices and flavours from the Thai green curry paste get absorbed by the veggies. This makes one fall in love with Oriental cuisine and flavours. ... “Thai Green Vegetable Curry | Curry recipes”

Sesame Noodles | Noodles Recipes

Hot, sour and spicy flavourful Chinese sesame noodles
11/27/2016 12:19:13 PM vindhyadesai

A bowl of hot noodles on a cold winter evening is food and nourishment to the body and soul. Very comforting and refreshing dish is this sesame noodles. With mild flavours of sesame oil and the crunch of toasted sesame seeds makes this the ultimate sesame noodles.
It has the perfect balance of flavours from vinegar, soya sauce and the hint of garlic. This is very very easy to make. Just throw in noodles in hot water and cook it according to package instructions. Meanwhile you can prepare the extremely flavourful sesame sauce to pour over hot noodles. ... “Sesame Noodles | Noodles Recipes”

Set Dosa | How to make set dosas? | Dosa Recipes

Soft, fluffy set dosas, served with Karnataka style mixed veg saagu
11/13/2016 6:37:02 PM vindhyadesai

If there is a dish popular after masala dosa then it has to be set dosa. Set dosas are called so because unlike masala dosas these are served in a set. The number is usually 3 dosas but some serve 2 or 4.
Set dosa is soft and fluffy with very light crispness on the outside. This is a very popular dish amongst Darshini visitors. This is quite filling and a plate per person is sufficient for breakfast. ... “Set Dosa | How to make set dosas? | Dosa Recipes”

Gorikayi Bhaat | Cluster Beans Bhaat | Chavlikayi Bhaat

Tasty and flavourful with crunchy groundnuts, gorikayi/chavlikayi bhaat
10/31/2016 9:52:05 PM vindhyadesai

After a month long celebration of festivals if you are craving to eat something simple and light, try one of the bhaat/rice recipes. Here’s the recipe for a simple gorikayi bhaat made using cluster beans/gorikayi or chavlikayi. These beans are hardly used but when eaten tender they can be very sweet. These beans have a unique taste and are very fibrous. I have also added peas which pop in the mouth and give extra texture along with the crunchy groundnuts/peanuts.
Here’s a simple cluster bean chutney as well to try. Flavours from jaggery and tamarind add the essential sweet and sour notes to this along with rasam powder giving it a hint of spice and fresh taste. I served this with capsicum raitha/saasme. Gorikayi bhaat is a simple one pot recipe, perfect for your lunch box or for festivals or even for that picnic you are planning.
... “Gorikayi Bhaat | Cluster Beans Bhaat | Chavlikayi Bhaat”