Vallarai Keerai Dosai – Vallarai (brahmi leaves) also known…Indian Pennywort is a very healthy and nutritious greens… my happiness knew no bounds when i spotted this in a Chinese market…. many recipes were boggling in my head. Made simple vallarai keerai poriyal one day and this quick dosai was another attagasam! You can find Vallarai (in tamil) in stores near you but…
Paneer dosai is one of my fav picks when eating at Hotel Saravana Bhavan.. spicy, juicy, pepper tossed paneer stuffed in ghee roast dosai is ultimate! You don’t even need a side but is generously served with mild sambar and white coconut chutney! I so damn miss #saravanabhavan chain in Detroit… its either Toronto or Chicago or New York destination…
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 the proportion to 1:1 once you…
Dosai with Bottle gourd ?? sounds crazy isn't it? Well, its rich in fibre, low in saturated fat and cholesterol! these are the 3 things which pave way to good health and weight loss. Then, why not include in all possible ways. Though we normally use this in curries and gravies… including in dosai was pretty daunting to me. But my aunt from whom I learned this recipe guaranteed good results and it did.
Pearl millet flour is nothing but kambu maavu, one of the variety of grains very much near to finger millet..thought of buying ragi flour, but i didnt checked, came back home n thought of preparing ragi dosais, i saw the name only while mixing them with urad dal batter…really was surprised n dunno wat to do..
Finger millet / Ragi is widely consumed in Karnataka, popular in rural Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. Mostly its used in porridge or Mudde / kali preparations. Due to its high nutritional content its getting significant importance recently and people have started inculcating it in many day to day dishes too. Here's one from my kitchen…
Englsih ~ Finger Millet
Tamil ~ Kezhvaragu
Telugu ~ Ragi
Kannada ~ Ragi
Hindi ~ Ragi, Nachani, Bajra
Malayalam ~ Panjapule
Brown rice is simple white rice with bran intact and is a good source of fiber. It has got strong nutty flavour with chewy texture, which ofcourse, is not that pleasing to our taste buds and one of the main reason for getting neglected. Happened to read some interesting facts about his great grain and could not resist buying a bag for my pantry. Tried the long grain cooked brown rice, little yuck…takes quite a long time to cook in a regular rice cooker.