Idli or steamed rice cakes are fried and stir fried in a delicious sauce and you get Idli 65: so delicious and a perfect appetizer… Idlis are one of the most popular breakfast dishes in South India. They are actually steamed rice cakes, a batter is made by grinding rice and lentil, allowed to ferment and the batter is poured onto the idli moulds and steam cooked....

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...

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...

It’s Kerala style chutney made with green pepper… At times, I wish if my mind went blank for a few minutes without any kind of thoughts popping up now and then. This reminds me of how once my mind had actually gone blank for sometime when I had a concussion from skiing. I didn’t even get comfortable skiing in the beginner ski slopes that time....

My favorite fish: king fish, one of my favorite veggies: eggplant; having both together was purely a delicacy… It’s already been a week since the New Year’s, before we know this year is going to end. Time is not going to pause for us, either we can go with the time or procrastinate, the choice is ours. I’d a lovely weekend, on Saturday we...

Yummiest payasam… Howz everyone doing? I’d mentioned about Onam in my last post, Onam was celebrated on Wednesday. On Wednesday, I’d a get together with two of my friends/research mates and we cooked a few dishes together. They are from China, so one of them made a couple of authentic Chinese dishes. I made my all time favorite Ground beef Pizza...

Sweet, spicy and tangy corn… Having a long weekend, so enjoying Monday. Yesterday, I had a craving for South Indian food like dosa, sambar, methu vada, parippu vada etc. Unfortunately, there are no South Indian restaurants in my city, we do have a lot of North Indian restaurants though. So, if I get the craving for authentic South Indian food, I’ve to...

Dosa stuffed with egg masala, certainly a vegetarian delicacy… Dosa is one of the popular breakfast dishes in South India. Making dosa batter is quite a breeze, you just have to soak urad dal and rice (1:2 ratio) and grind it to a thick batter. After it has fermented by keeping the batter overnight, you could start making dosas just like you make crepes. The...

When Idli got a makeover… Just like pancakes, idlis are served often for breakfast in most South Indian houses. Idlis are steamed fermented rice cake and is served with sambar or chutneys. It’s so soft and fluffy that even kids can digest it easily. Having idlis with sambar along with a hot cup of filter coffee is pure bliss. Those who have had this combination...

My hubby found this recipe, made it and I fell head over heals for it… If I try a recipe from a cookbook or any other source, I tend to make a lot of changes as it’s very hard for me to follow it blindly unless it’s a cake or pastry recipe. As a result, I can never recreate the original taste of that dish. On the other hand, when my hubby cooks...