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Avocado Chutney Recipe – Avocado Pachadi


Avocados don’t just taste great but they also come with a decent amount of health benefits.  This fruit is high in healthy monounsaturated fats and is a good source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. There are many ways to bite, nibble, and spoon up this great fruit. Here is one way to serve this yummy fruit . . . → Read More: Avocado Chutney Recipe – Avocado Pachadi

Ven Pongal

Ven Pongal is one of the breakfast item from South India, mainly popular in Tamil Nadu, prepared during Pongal Festival and also served as a special dish on auspicious occasions like wedding ceremonies. Fresh curry leaves and Ghee is a must for this dish.

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Instant Dhokla

Its a famous Gujarati recipe. . . . → Read More: Instant Dhokla

Quinoa Idli and Dosai


Quinoa pronounced as Keen-wa /Kin-wa is grain like seed which is packed with nutrition. I’ve been trying to incorporate this in our Indian cooking and found Idlis are the best way to introduce this new grain.  Its quite mild when made this way and doesn’t interfere much with the taste.  You can gradually adjust . . . → Read More: Quinoa Idli and Dosai

Red Rice Puttu


Puttu, is a popular breakfast dish in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Traditionally ground rice is layered with coconut and steamed in special cylinders or sometimes steamed in banana leaves to make this delicious puttu.  Things have got more easy now-a-days, with ready made roasted rice flours flocking the stores, you can make variety of . . . → Read More: Red Rice Puttu

Vegetable Oats Upma


Simple healthy breakfast with loads of colourful vegetables.  Regular oats with milk  can be very boring sometimes, that too when you are in a big crave for spicy start.  This version of oats upma could be one good recipe for those days, little lengthy procedure but is a one pot complete meal. Very . . . → Read More: Vegetable Oats Upma

Idli Recipe using Idli Rava / How to make idli with idli rava recipe

A huge pack of Idli rava was sleeping in my pantry.., guess it might be the same with many of you too. I couldn't think of anything productive other than turning them to Hotel Idlis. Well, home made idlis with regular idli rice are whiter, spongy and soft. Whereas these Rava idlis…when steamed turn out to be slightly yellowish, soft but bulgy. They turn out to be like the ones which we get in restaurants. Mostly these are kind of staple in many telugu households but to us or atleast me they remind me of hotel idlis.

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Garlic bread

A wonderful recipe for breakfast! Kids will love them!! . . . → Read More: Garlic bread

Masala Idli

The infuriating thing about cooking is that sometimes you cook more than you need because you never know exactly how to allocate for each person and this gets worse if you have guests. We get overwhelmed with thoughts of running out of food and end up making more. So, definitely bound to have leftovers. And if there's any king of all leftovers, then it would be none other than Idlis…. . . . → Read More: Masala Idli

Tomato Thokku(Andhra style)

This Andhra style thokku is hot in taste and yummy. Usually in tamilnadu we prepare thokku with onion. This method is only with tomatoes.

Thakkali thokku/ Tomato thokku/ Thakali thokku/ Tomato pickle/ Thakkali oorukkai

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