How to make Idli & Dosai Batter: Step by Step

Idli/Dosai batter is something I learnt how to make very very late in my life. Not because I wasn't interested to learn, but mostly because someone else always took care of it in my household. Growing up, it was either my mother or grandmother who handled the wet grinder and stood before it (for what … Continue reading How to make Idli & Dosai Batter: Step by Step

Upma Pidi Kozhukattai / Kaara Kozhukattai (Steamed Savory Dumplings with Rice Flour)

'Upma Pidi Kozhukattai' or 'Kaara Pidi Kozhukattai' is one of the quickest, easiest, and healthiest breakfast/dinner/snack options in South Indian cuisine.┬áSometimes when you're in a tearing hurry in the morning (or evening, or anytime of the day) and looking for a quick but healthy dish to make, this qualifies. Although the traditional method involves soaking … Continue reading Upma Pidi Kozhukattai / Kaara Kozhukattai (Steamed Savory Dumplings with Rice Flour)

Mixed Vegetable Stuffed Paratha: Step by Step

Parathas are flatbreads traditionally made of wheat flour, shallow fried in ghee or oil, and noticeably thicker than the usual rotis or chapatis. In addition, parathas usually have some kind of stuffing in them - they range from savory (cauliflower, potatoes, peas, lentils, paneer/cottage cheese, radish, etc.) to sweet (jaggery and lentil mixture, grated coconut … Continue reading Mixed Vegetable Stuffed Paratha: Step by Step

Paneer-Mint Chutney Sandwich

That I am a paneer lover is no secret. Also, this is such a yummy sandwich! Actually this wasn't even meant to be blogged. One fine morning, I just threw together a couple of available ingredients I had in the kitchen (of course I always have paneer in the fridge!) to make a decent filling … Continue reading Paneer-Mint Chutney Sandwich

Jeera Rice & Dahi Bhindi Masala

Another hot steaming plate of comfort food during the rains! ­čÖé Jeera rice is nothing but steamed Basmati white rice seasoned with Cumin. Dahi Bhindi Masala translated means Okra in spiced Yoghurt sauce.┬áJeera rice is a breeze to make, and the Dahi Bhindi Masala (although involves some effort) compliments the rice deliciously well. ┬áRead on … Continue reading Jeera Rice & Dahi Bhindi Masala