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A South Indian breakfast dish that’s healthy and can be made effortlessly… Traditional Uthappam is made with the batter used for making dosa or idli (rice-urad dal batter). It’s more like a thick dosa topped with onions, carrots, green chilies etc. In this recipe, instant oats and semolina are combined along with mixed veggies and yogurt and made...

Rava or Semolina Upma is a popular breakfast in South India, and can be made in just a matter of minutes… If you love rava or semolina or sooji and want to whip up something real quick out of it, you gotta try this recipe. This is a savoury upma with the addition of very few ingredients, the tempering added (mustard seeds/chana dal/urad dal and curry leaves)...

Panipuri, a popular street food in North India gobbled up by all with so much greed… Panipuris are also called Golgappas and are quite popular in North India, these are sold by street vendors and you will see a huge line up before the food carts. While growing up in Kerala, I didn’t get a chance to taste panipuri as it’s not popular over there....

Chicken stuffed semolina (rava) puttu or steamed semolina… Puttu or steamed rice cake is a South Indian delicacy served for breakfast along with either sweet or savoury curries. Traditionally, puttu is made with wetted rice flour, but these days I’m seeing puttu being made with other ingredients like oats, semolina, wheat flour, ragi or millet flour,...

Oats Idli or steamed oats cake, by adding oats idlis got a healthy makeover… One of the popular South Indian veggie breakfasts is Idli. Traditionally, the idli batter is made by grinding soaked rice and urad dal which is then allowed to ferment overnight, the batter is then poured onto idli moulds and are steam cooked. It resembles to a soft and spongy round...

Instant guilt free relief to cake cravings… Remember my 1 minute microwaved chocolate cake in a mug??? It’s a winner! I’ve received so many good feedbacks from my readers and my Man has been a great fan of that recipe. He loves the fact that it’s made in a mug and can be made effortlessly. Whenever he gets the craving for cake and want to...

A savory cake: it’s spongy, it’s extremely soft and it’s delicious; a popular Gujarati snack… How did the thought of making dhokla hit me??? Last weekend, I’d watched Hum dil de chuke sanam hindi movie, one of the sensational movies of Aishwarya Rai and Salman Khan. That movie was released in 1999, it was a blockbuster hit and I watched...

Ramadan speciality drink that’s served warm or chilled… As I have mentioned before that during Ramadan I like dishes that are more liquid in nature, for that reason I love rice porridge or kanji. It’s easier to digest and it’s more healthy. Yet another dish that’s made in my family is a drink made with semolina or it is called thari...

All you need is 15 minutes to make this delicious semolina or rava ladoo… Aren’t you all glad that Thursday has come to an end??? This week did go by pretty fast and now looking forward to a long weekend. Last weekend, we visited the Botanical garden in Hamilton, ON. There are many gardens, lakes and parks lined up in Hamilton, it was a very relaxing...

This was a huge hit with my friends, everyone raved about it… I have made this dessert a few years ago before I started this blog. I used a different recipe that time which I don’t quite remember now. Recently, I went to an Egyptian exhibition and had a chance to taste this sweet there. Since then, I had been haunted by this dessert. While searching for trust...