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”
Healthy, colourful, beetroot sambar, easy preparation for lunch
07/15/2017 10:24:56 PM vindhyadesai
Like I have mentioned in my previous recipes, beetroot is such an underrated and underutilised vegetable. It has very many nutrition qualities associated with it. If you like sambar/huLi then you must try this beetroot sambar.
Beetroot renders a deep burgundy colour to this sambar making it extra special compared to regular brownish looking sambars. Beetroot is one of those vegetables which bleeds its colour to everything it touches. But it does good. ... “Beetroot Sambar | Beetroot huLi | Beetroot 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”
Super tasty, lip smacking hotel style open dosa
03/10/2017 10:25:36 PM vindhyadesai
Anyone will love one base recipe from which many other unique dishes can take shape. They are called mother-ship recipes! Oh boy! I love such recipes. For all the effort that goes into making dosa batter it is a mega base recipe. Making a huge batch of dosa batter enables you to make crisp hot masala dosa, plain dosa or this hotel style open dosa.
Hotel style open dosa is a tasty dosa variety found in many darshinis across Bangalore-Mysore. You know exactly what’s in your dosa or should I say ‘on’ your dosa.
A super specialty dosa recipe from the alleys of Bangalore-Mysore. Very tasty and lip-smacking with a layer of chutney powder, a big spoon of aloo palya, a dollop of butter and topped with freshly grated coconut. Certainly worth the effort! ... “Hotel Style Open Dosa | Open Dosa | Dosa Recipes”
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?”
Whole wheat puri nashta for weekend, with aloo masala and seviyaan kheer
01/29/2017 9:34:35 PM vindhyadesai
Puris or pooris are unleavened puffed up bread, a very common dish all over India. These are whole wheat puri which makes them extra delicious and they are definitely a crowd favourite.
Whole wheat flour (atta) is kneaded into a smooth dough. Little dough balls are pinched off the dough rolled out into discs (not too thin not too thick). These are then deep fried in medium hot oil till they puff up.
They are a treat to eat and very commonly made during weddings and religious occasions and festivals. ... “Whole Wheat Puri | How to make atta puri? | Poori”
Crowd favourite, red, green colourful tomato basil pizza
2017-01-28 9:53:24 PM vindhyadesai
Tomato and basil, the two most popular ingredients from Italy. Fresh tomatoes and fresh basil based dishes are a perfect combo. They are like Bread-Butter, Tom-Jerry or even Vikram-Betaal 🙂 Totally inseparable! They taste so good in this tomato basil pizza that you would want to make it right away.
A little preparation can help you make this tomato basil pizza in very little time. Fresh juicy tomatoes are added in 2 forms, one is in paste form added to this basic tomato pizza sauce. The other form is halved cherry tomatoes topped all over. Sliced regular tomatoes can be added or grape tomatoes, whatever you have on hand. ... “Tomato Basil Pizza | Pizza Recipes | How to make tomato basil pizza?”
Karnataka style delicious mixed veg saagu a popular side dish for set dosas
11/14/2016 9:41:12 PM vindhyadesai
Aromatic, flavourful, coconuty mixed veg saagu Karnataka style is one of my favourite gravies. It is a very popular side dish for chapathis/rotis, pooris or dosas especially set dosas.
Veg saagu has a rich taste rendered by the coconut masala along with a background of subtle spices like laung, dalchini. The hint of tanginess from lime/lemon makes it a very well balanced gravy. The mixed vegetables are cooked to perfection. They melt in the mouth but still with a little bite. The combination is exquisite! ... “Mixed Veg Saagu | Karnataka Style Mixed Veg Saagu”
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”
Crisp on the outside, soft delicious lauki ke kofte in a rich tamatar gravy
11/06/2016 4:08:34 PM vindhyadesai
Kofta dishes are one of those dishes which are a whole meal on their own. They are like starters but the gravy in which they float in, is a tasty side dish for rotis or rice. Lauki ke kofta is delicious crisp on the outside and soft and flavourful on the inside.
Kofta are very similar to cutlets/dumplings. These are added to an aromatic gravy. The kofte absorb the flavours from the gravy and become moist and soft. This gravy tastes best with rotis/phulkas. If you are among those who do not like lauki then this flavourful rich gravy will surely transform you 🙂
If you like, you can also deep fry the kofte in hot oil till they turn golden. Make sure to coat them well before frying. Try more gravy type of dishes from FOI. ... “Lauki ke kofta in tamatar gravy”