Interesting, healthy and new salad recipe which is rich in protein and low in calories, ideal for all age groups.
Samai, known as little millet in english is a power packed grain which is rich in protein, fibre, healthy fat, calcium and iron. It is a gluten free grain and can be easily used in place of rice in many rice based recipes. Samai paniyaram is an easy to make, healthy and a delicious paniyaram variety which can be served for breakfast, as a snack and can be packed for tiffin.
Sabudana khichadi is a very popular dish from Maharashtrian cuisine and my personal favourite too. Sabudana, known as sago in English and javarisi in Tamizh is not a grain, but is made out of tapioca.Tapioca is known as kappa kezhangu in Tamizh. It is rich in carbohydrates and is easily digestible. So it can beRead more about Protein Rich Sabudana Khichadi[…]
Vazhaikai Podimas is a delicacy from Tamil Brahmins cuisine. It is a simple recipe made with simple and easily available ingredients at home. The trick in making perfect vazhaikai podimas lies in selection of the right kind of raw banana and cooking the banana. Raw banana should be firm and hard and not the tenderRead more about Vazhaikai Podimas[…]
I am very fond of fruits and nungu is one of my most favourite fruit. Palm fruit is called as Nungu in Tamizh. It’s commonly known as Ice apple is English as it looks like ice. Nungu is a summer fruit. It has lot of water content and is rich in sodium and potassium andRead more about Nungu Payasam[…]
Ladies finger or Okra, is known as bhindi in hindi and vendaikai in Tamil. It’s good source of protein, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus folic acid and fibre. It’s low in potassium and sodium, hence can be included for renal patients when the diet has to have restricted sodium and potassium. My family loves bhindi in allRead more about Stuffed Bhindi Masala[…]
Summer is the season for mangoes. Mango season starts from March. The first to come into the market during the mango season is vadu mangai . Tender, raw mangoes are called as vadu mangai or maa vadu in Tamil. It’s mainly used for making pickles. It’s usually made in large quantities and stored for aRead more about Vadu Mangai Kosmari[…]
Khaman dhokla is a traditional Gujarati dish and my family’s favourite. I make it quite often at home as it’s a healthy breakfast dish and can be made in a jiffy. For a long time, it has been in my mind to make sandwich dhokla. Finally, I made it few days back for breakfast. IRead more about Sandwich Dhokla[…]
This is my own creation, inspiration from a South African recipe which I saw in a tv show, The Global Menu by chef Ranveer Brar. I don’t remember the name of the dish though. The dish was made with green apple, yam, sweet potato, chicken, eggs and milk. I was very fascinated to see appleRead more about Yam, Sweet Potato and Green Apple Stew[…]
I made this almond and paneer rice on Vijaya Dasami ( Dussehra). I had lots of chores to be completed and so wanted to make a simple, but wholesome lunch. Also, I did not have much vegetables. It’s like making regular vegetable pulao. Since I wanted the paneer to be crisp, I added the sautéedRead more about Almond and Paneer Rice[…]