Coconut Laddu

Coconut, our own sole propriety…we use coconut in a variety of ways…Here in Tamil Nadu people use coconut oil for applying on hair…Cooking they just can’t think of…We are so used to it, without that we feel the dish is not up to the mark…Here I used desiccated coconut to make laddus so that the consistency is good…

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Wheat Flour Puttu

Puttu is our own delicacy…It is the food of God’s Own Country…Before, people in Malabar only used rice flour to make puttu…now we are looking for different ways to have nutritious food..Wheat is supposed to be rich in fibre and we all opt for wheat even though we love rice dishes… We have developed a liking for wheat…Wheat puttu I have posted before…this time in combination with spicy chicken stew we had the puttu…

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Uzhunnu vada aka Urad dal fritters (with drumstick leaf)

A tasty snack to go with hot coffee or tea…This is an authentic South Indian snack…We can have it either as a snack or as breakfast with chutney and sambar…To make it more nutritious I added some drumstick leaves and the taste was augmented…The benefits of drumstick are umpteen,,,good for diabetes, hypertension, enhance your immune system and good for bones and good for digestion..the benefits go on…if you find kids not liking drumstick leaves, make tasty vadas and serve and they are going to devour it like anything…

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Spicy Veg Stew

To go with puttu An authentic Kerala dish…we all like stew to go with appam, puttu or any Indian roties…Normally we prefer the non-veg stew whether it is mutton or chicken…even beef…Here I made spicy vegetable stew with potato, carrot and I had broccoli and added that also and this came out delicious…

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Kozhukkatta in coconut milk

This dish I made during Vinayak Chathurthi The same dish I made during Ganesh Chathurthi..But there I used milk and sugar instead of coconut milk and jaggery…here I used palm sugar to make it more healthier..A guilt-free dessert that can be enjoyed without your conscience pricking…

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Spicy Prawns Fry

Today’s lunch Wow..The delicious shrimp fry…Easiest to make and the most tastiest in whatever way you cook…Nowadays we cook less non-veg..My husband is planning to slowly become a vegetarian…When this materialises we have to seek a taster to taste the nonveg dishes I make. Here I tried the simplest recipe possible and the end result was awesome…

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Shallot Sambar

To go with rice, idly and dosa A delicious sambar recipe where we use pearl onion instead of vegetables…and quite delicious side dish…It goes very well with rice and any South Indian main dish like rice, dosa, idly or vada …Shallots contain Iron and multivitamin, fibre and protein,..Has got good healing power…

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Paneer Butter Masala

To go with rice, paratha, naan or roties. Elaborate cooking is not my cup of tea…Wanted to do something different with paneer…was searching for different styles and then the recipe posted by Bharat was so tempting and tried this dhaba style ( supposed to be) paneer masala by bharatzkitchen…I do not know if this is the exact replica…still was very tasty and look wise very tempting….

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Brinjal(Eggplant) shallow fry

To go with rice A very easy dish of eggplant that goes well with rice or roties…We can make different tasty dishes with eggplant…Health benefits are numerous…contains multivitamin and potassium… has got good anti-diabetic and anti-cholesterol and anti-hypertensive properties…Here I shallow fried it to reduce the use of oil..Since the eggplant is from my sister’s garden, taste wise was awesome…We never know the value of homemade vegetables unless we try once..I do feel it is high time that we try our hands on growing necessary veggies at home…and you can prevent most of the bad affects of pesticides…

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