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Idlis made in a paniyaram pan, known as Paddus… I didn’t know the correct name of this dish, so I kept calling them mini Idlis. Basically, these are made with Idli batter after adding a few ingredients to the batter. Unlike the authentic idlis made by steaming, these paddus are made in a paniyaram pan or the pan used for making Kerala unniyappam. I’m...

Crispy and soft melt into your mouth Appams… Appam or Laced Rice crepe is a popular breakfast dish in Kerala. Soaked rice and coconut are ground into a smooth batter, allowed to ferment overnight and baking soda is added before making appams. You can also make appam by adding yeast. For making appams, you have to use the non-stick pan used for making appam,...

Peppers stuffed with ground beef, rice, cheese and baked…yummylicious! I kicked off my weekend with this delicious ground beef stuffed peppers. I’m glad that I finally tried this and my Man loved this so much. Stuffing was made by cooking ground beef, combined with brown rice and then stuffed the peppers with this mix, topped with cheese and baked. For...

Asian rice bowl with soy chicken- my healthy week day lunch… Week days are all about easy breezy and healthy meals. When I pack lunch to work I want to keep it simple and healthy. This Asian rice bowl fits my week day lunch criteria. I make this quite often with different veggies, sauces and chicken seasoned with different seasoning, it’s never boring!!! ...

Idiyappam stuffed with Kerala style Beef roast… We welcomed Fall a few weeks ago, Nature has turned colorful and gorgeous and I was seen admiring her beauty. And then all of a sudden, it started to snow this morning. Snow in Fall is quite unusual yet we all rejoiced. The kids and dogs in the neighbourhood were out in the backyard playing in the snow and...

  Here is the Indo-Chinese Menu, 21 Dishes Soup Sweet Corn Chicken Soup Shrimp Sweet Corn Soup Appetizer Sesame Chicken Lollipop Sesame Cauliflower Fritter Stir Fry (Gluten Free) (Vegetarian) Fried Baby Corn Stir Fry (Vegetarian) Main Course (Non-Veg Dishes) Chili Chicken  Chicken Manchurian Peanut Sesame Chicken Stir fry Dragon Chicken Chicken Majestic...

Rice batter and beef masala layered and steam cooked, delicious rice and beef cake… After seeing my Chatti pathiri recipe, many of my readers had asked me to share the recipe for making Kinnapathiri. Kinnapathiri is yet another Malabar speciality dish, in which rice batter is used to make the pathiri or pancake. And it’s made in a Kinnam (means pan in...

Thattil Kutti dosas are small dosas that resembles pancakes and are served for breakfast in South India… Dosas can be made into crepes or into pancakes. I’ve already shared the recipe for making dosa batter and how to make dosas in the form of crepes. In this post, I want to share how to make dosas that resemble pancakes. These small dosas look cute...

Kabsa is the national dish of Saudi Arabia, it’s a rice based dish made by combining rice and meat (chicken, lamb, camel, beef etc)… While browsing through my Picasa album, I came across the pictures for Chicken Kabsa. I’d made this last year for Eid. For Eid, biryani is the most unavoidable dish in my family. However, for last year’s Eid...

Green Dosa or Mung dal (green gram) crepes… A very healthy crepes or a variation to urad dal dosa. The batter is made with Mung dal and rice, while in Dosa urad dal is used instead of mung dal. For making this dosa, you don’t have to wait for the batter to ferment, grind the batter and make the crepes right away. This dosa is quite popular in Andhra pradesh,...