Sweet Pumpkin Hyacinth Beans or Sihi Kumbalakai Avarekalu Gravy

When you are in mood to experiment, have lots of hyacinth beans or Avarekalu, huge sweet pumpkin lying in the refrigerator and finally this is the outcome. Simple gravy with minimum basic requirements, a lovely aromatic sweet, spicy side dish is ready to be served with Indian flat bread. These two form a healthy combination….

Homemade Porridge or Manni Powder

Today I am sharing my recipe of homemade porridge or manni powder a healthy and nutritious food which I have been feeding my twin kids till date. I used to prepare 3-4 Kgs and store them in airtight containers which use to last for 1 month as I had to feed twins. This can be…

Coconut Tomato Rasam

Rasam or saru as we call in Karnataka is a comfort food during winter season. It’s a south Indian delicacy. There are many types of rasam originating from different regions of South India. Coconut tomato rasam is a type of rasam which I learnt from my mother, is very simple and flavored. Before my marriage,…

Kayi Vade or Coconut Rice Vada

Kayi vade or coconut rice vada a crispy flavored delicacy from coastal Karnataka. These are deep fried poories using ground coconut, soaked rice and masala. It has a unique flavor of coconut. I learnt this recipe from my mother-in-law. According to my mother-in-law using the soaked rice gives a nice flavor to the vade. In…

Apple Cinnamon Guliyappa or Appe using Gobindobhog Rice

Apple cinnamon guliyappa or appe is a sweet dish prepared using gobindobhog rice from Max Health and apple with light flavor of cinnamon. This is healthy aromatic snack for kids. Frankly speaking my kids loved these pillow soft guliyappa.  This recipe is in association with “Belly Nirvana” organized by plattershare and PlaceofOrigin.in – Indian Tastes…

Lemon Grass Tambuli or Lemon Grass Buttermilk

Cymbopogon are commonly known as lemon grass or citronella grass. In Kannada it’s called as majjige hullu. These are commonly cultivated as culinary herb in many Asian countries and also as medicinal herbs. It’s has a distinct scent resembling that of lemon. It can be used in fresh, dried and powdered form. It is used…

Grated Potato Halwa or Aloo Ka Halwa

Grated potato halwa or aloo ka halwa is the easiest halwa I have made. Recently during summer I had visited my paternal grandmother’s village. There I got a chance to taste this delicious sweet prepared by my paternal grandmother and had liked it very much. Since then I was waiting to try this sweet and…

Dill Leaves Sweet Dosa

Dill leaves (Anethum graveolens) are called as sabbasige soppu in kannada. They are very aromatic in nature, has many culinary and medicinal uses. They are high in fibre, anti-oxidants and stimulate lactation in feeding mothers. They are good source of iron and other minerals. So it’s a good idea to include these leaves in our…

Pumpkin Peas Dry Curry or Palya

Pumpkin peas dry curry or palya is easy and simple dish. This is a savory pumpkin fry. Sweet pumpkin is a good source of minerals, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol) and riboflavin which helps in preventing degenerative damage to the eyes. The potassium in pumpkin has a positive effect on blood pressure….

Masala Dosa

Masala dosa as the name indicates, its masala red chutney spread inside the outer crisp and inner soft dosa. It is famous south Indian breakfast or tiffin usually served in any of the hotels. It’s prepared using fermented rice and lentil batter. The basic recipe of dosa calls for soaking rice and lentil (urad dal)…

Eggless Ragi Chocolate Ganache Cookies

Finger millets or ragi or nachni are rich in dietary fibre compared to other grains. It is loaded with calcium, iron, helps in controlling diabetes and help in weight loss. It is gluten free and highly suitable for people who are gluten intolerant. The bland taste of ragi can be countered by either mixing it…

Tender Mango Pickle or Appemidi Uppinakayi

Appemidi is pulpy, immature oblong mango found mainly in malnad regions or Western Ghats and coastal regions of Karnataka, India. These are produced in bulk quantities and marketed in different regions of malnad. They are sweet, sour and pungent in flavor. There are many varieties of appemidi. This is the oldest pickling recipe known to…