Horse Gram & Mango Chutney (Ulavalu chutney)

Horse gram & mango chutney is a traditional south Indian chutney. Horse gram is believed to help in reducing overweight  and also good  for diabetic patients. It also provides heat to body during winters. This chutney is a perfect combination of protein, iron, calcium and vitamin C. This chutney goes well with steamed rice, dal…

Chicken Biriyani

Chicken Biriyani is a flavorful tasty and special Indian rice dish prepared with lot of spices.Chicken can be marinated the previous night or for at least 4 hours and refrigerated to make the best flavorful Biriyani. I learnt this recipe from my younger sister. She prepares some amazingly tasty chicken curries and biriyani. Chicken Biryani…

Coriander Chutney

Tasty and easy coriander chutney is prepared with coriander leaves, green chillies and sesame seeds. It goes well with all fried snacks, flat bread, steamed rice or with any south Indian breakfast. Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Serves: 8 to 10 servings Ingredients: Coriander: 1 small bunch (washed and roughly chopped) Sesame…

Instant Oats & Vegetable Idly

Instant oats  idly is prepared  with oats, semolina / suji and yogurt. To make it healthy grated carrot, green peas, grated cabbage,french beans and finely chopped coriander are added. Any other choice of vegetables like grated pumpkin can also be added. You can also make vegetable dosa with this batter. You can try my instant…

Oats & carrot paratha (Oats & Carrot Flat Bread)

Paratha is an Indian breakfast preparation.  Paratha dough is prepared with whole wheat flour and choice of vegetables and rolled into a flat bread. It is then fried on a pan with some butter or oil. Stuffed paratha is also prepared with stuffing made with choice of vegetables. Preparing tasty and healthy oats & carrot…

Mint & coconut chutney

Mint and coconut chutney is a very simple and tasty chutney, Apply this chutney on a sandwich bread for that refreshing and  tangy taste. Versatile mint & coconut chutney goes well with any fried snack like dal vada, pakoda, bajji or for that kathi roll. Also serve this chutney along with Uthappam,  dosa,  idly,  pongal,…

Coconut chutney

This simple coconut chutney is a must to serve along many South Indian snacks like idly, dosa, vada etc. Coconut chutney is prepared with fresh coconut and green chillies. Some amount of roasted chana dal / chutney dal is also added for preparing the chutney as a thickening agent If it is prepared for serving…

Beetroot & chickpea curry

Very healthy, tasty and simple curry prepared with simple ingredients. This curry is full of vitamins and protein. You can serve this curry as a salad bowl on its own or serve along with steamed rice or roti  as a side dish. Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 25 minutes Serves: 4 to 5 servings…

Kakarakaya Karam Podi (Spicy Bitter Gourd Powder)

South Indian Bitter gourd spicy powder is prepared with bitter gourd, dry coconut and red chilli powder. Perfect mix of Sweet, sour, spicy and bitter taste makes it  ideal for sprinkling on any roll, bread or to serve as a side dish. It goes well with steamed rice and ghee. Sprinkle some bitter gourd powder…

Beetroot  Rasam

Tasty beetroot  rasam is prepared by beetroot puree and lemon juice. Cumin powder, pepper powder and coriander powder are added for additional flavor and taste.Coriander seeds and cumin seeds are believed  to reduce cholesterol levels in blood. Reduce the amount of green chilli, pepper and other spices to serve even to small kids. It goes…

Carrot Rasam

Very healthy, appetizing  and tasty carrot rasam is prepared by carrot pulp and lemon juice. Spices like cumin powder, pepper powder and coriander powder are added for additional flavor and taste. Reduce the amount of green chilli and pepper to serve even to small kids. It goes well with steamed rice or can be served…

Bitter gourd Chana dal curry

Bitter gourd chana dal curry is a dry curry prepared with bitter gourd and split chickpeas. Tamarind, yogurt and a small piece of jaggery is also used to reduce bitterness of bitter gourd. This curry goes well with steamed rice or any Indian bread. Only 2 teaspoons of oil is required to prepare this tasty…