Mirchi Bajji (Green chilli Fritter)

Mirchi bajji or Mirapakaya bajji is a Indian deep fried,crispy and spicy Green chilli Pakoda or Fritter. Large sized  green chillies are used for this pakoda as they are less spicy. In South India Cumin seeds, Sesame seeds powder,chopped onions  and salt are stuffed inside the chillies to further reduce the spice of green chilli….

Mango Rice

Mango rice is a traditional South Indian rice prepared with grated raw mango, steamed rice and spices. Mango rice served along with Papad or with Mirchi Bajji is a very good combination. Raw mangoes are used to make pickles,chutneys and rice in season.There are many varieties of raw mangoes available specially used for making pickles…

Pepper Rasam

Pepper Rasam is a very popular South Indian appetizing soup. It is very good for sore throat and cold. Pepper rasam is prepared with tamarind pulp,black pepper,cumin seeds and coriander seeds. No need to use tomatoes to prepare this rasam. A small piece of jaggery is added for sweet and sour taste. It goes well…

Sweet & Sour Mango Chutney

Sweet & sour mango chutney is prepared with slightly ripen raw mango.There is no need to add any sweetener like jaggery or sugar. Slightly ripe mango’s sweetness gives this chutney a different taste. Mango pieces are cooked in little oil to soften a little. Spices are added to balance the sweet and sour taste. This…

Eggless Carrot Drops

Mildly sweet and soft egg less carrot drops or cookies are prepared with carrot pulp,all purpose flour and condensed milk. Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 25 minutes Makes: 14 to 15 cookies Ingredients: Carrot pulp: ½ Cup ( 2 medium sized carrots cooked and mashed) Unsalted butter:  ¼ Cup  Castor sugar: ¼ cup (powdered)…

Egg less Pineapple upside down cake

Pineapple upside down pineapple cake is prepared with sweetened condensed milk and fresh pineapple slices. You can also use canned pineapple slices.This is a egg less cake. Ingredients: pineapple slices: 4 to 6 Sugar: ¼ cup (for preparing caramel syrup) All purpose flour: 100 gms (3/4 cup) Salt: a pinch baking powder: ½  Teaspoon baking…

Chana Dal Vada (Split Chickpeas Cutlets)

Chana dal Vada is a crispy snack prepared with soaked and coarsely grind chickpeas. Onion,ginger and green chillies and salt are added to the grind chana dal and fried in hot oil. Dal Vada is usually served along with chutney. Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Makes: 30 to 32 pieces Ingredients: Chana…

Butter Cookies

Soft, Fluffy Egg less Butter Cookies are prepared using just 3 ingredients. These mildly sweet cookies can be a great tea time snack. All purpose flour, powdered sugar and butter are used to prepare these cookies. Whole wheat flour also can be used to make it healthy. Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 22 minutes…