Carrot Saasme | Carrot Raitha | Saasme 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”

Mangalore Southekayi Beejada Tambli | Tambli 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”

Dahi Chutney | Curd Chutney | Chutney Recipes

A cooling chutney or can also be served as a dip, curd chutney or dahi chutney
11/21/2018 10:00:40 PM vindhyadesai

Ever bored of grating loads of coconut to make chutney, trust me I always feel bored to grate coconut. So you know who my go to person is to grate coconut at home(you guessed it). But sometimes you might also run out of coconut or have very little fresh coconut left. And even if you make coconut chutney you need to make 2-3 varieties with different spice levels for different people at home! So here is one solution to fix all your coconut chutney woes, curd chutney or dahi chutney.
Curd chutney or dahi chutney is exactly what it is, dahi mixed with chutney. So grind your regular coconut chutney with the usual ingredients in a small quantity and then mix it with smooth curd/yogurt. Dahi chutney or curd chutney is spicy, tangy and even sweet. And you are saved the trouble of actually making 2-3 types of chutneys to adjust the spice. Everybody can just dig into this and enjoy the same chutney. ... “Dahi Chutney | Curd Chutney | Chutney Recipes”

Lauki Idli | Sorekayi Idli | Idli Recipes

Soft, healthy and makes for a delicious breakfast, lauki idli or sorekayi idli
11/20/2018 7:02:31 AM vindhyadesai

Idli is one of the best breakfasts ever to be invented on earth in my opinion. They are so light and fluffy and very nutritious. Adding more nutrition into your idlis, sounds good right? Lauki or bottlegourd or doodhi or sorekayi is a great vegetable. It has so much goodness, so incorporating this goodness into steamed idlis, it gets my thumbs up. Lauki idli is one of the best ways to feed fussy kids with some lauki.
All lauki idli needs is some preparation in the form of soaking some idli rice. Idli rice or fat grained rice is best for this recipe, you can get this type of rice in any Indian grocery store. I have also added some upma rava or sooji into the batter to make the idli light and to give it some extra texture. Lauki cannot be seen or detected in this idli and when you steam the lauki idli it brings a sweet aroma. ... “Lauki Idli | Sorekayi Idli | Idli Recipes”

Banana Appam | Banana Paddu | Baalehannina Gundupongala

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”

Mosaru Avalakki | Dahi Poha | Mosaravalakki

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”

Methi Kadhi | Rajasthani Methi Kadhi | Kadhi Recipes

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”

Palak Paddu | Spinach Gundupongala | Paddu Recipes

Green & bright, full of nutrition, palak paddu, perfect for breakfast
08/05/2018 8:23:30 PM vindhyadesai

I like to include bright greens mostly in paratha or thepla form. I also include greens in dosa, idli, mixing it with the batter. This time I experimented with Paddu or Gundupongala with spinach, palak paddu.
That day I had planned to make palak pathrode or patra and I had soaked rice. Unfortunately I had run out of tamarind, so I decided to make palak paddu. It was a hit! ... “Palak Paddu | Spinach Gundupongala | Paddu Recipes”

Iyengar Bakery Khara Biscuit | Khara Biscuit | Biscuit Recipes

Crisp, mildly spicy, reminder of your childhood, freshly baked Iyengar bakery khara biscuit
07/17/2018  11:41:48 AM vindhyadesai

Whatever the weather is, we all need a cup of our hot beverage, tea or coffee or milk. In childhood days, it was almost customary to have freshly baked goods once in a few weeks. We used to all wait for such days, freshly baked benne biscuit, fruity dil pasand, soft oozy honey cakes, hot & spicy aloo buns and nippattu! Of course Iyengar bakery khara biscuit was a regularly featured baked item from the bakery!
As I write this I can imagine those rainy days and taking in the fresh smells just after coming home from school. Oh, what joy! Iyengar bakery khara biscuit is a purely South Indian affair. Iyengar bakery khara biscuit (or simply khara biskuttu) is a mildly spicy biscuit with super tasty flavours from curry leaves & green chilli. ... “Iyengar Bakery Khara Biscuit | Khara Biscuit | Biscuit Recipes”

Yogurt Dill Sandwich | Snack Recipes | Sandwich Recipes

Easy yogurt dill sandwich with a creamy dill yogurt spread
07/14/2018 1:56:09 PM vindhyadesai

Sandwich sometimes is a godsend! It truly is a great recipe for hungry kids and for those hunger pangs 🙂 A sandwich is very easy to prepare more often than not. Involving kids too in the process is always fun and they get to learn how to make food. Cold sandwiches are even more easy like this yogurt dill sandwich.
Yogurt dill sandwich has a creamy yogurt and dill leaves spread. Lightly toasted bread slices can be used or plain old bread can be used. Trim off the edges of a favourite kind of bread you like, brown, whiet, multigrain or seeded. Spread the creamy spread and close the lid of the sandwich and you are good to go. ... “Yogurt Dill Sandwich | Snack Recipes | Sandwich Recipes”