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  Panipuri, popular street food in North India gobbled up by all with so much enthusiasm… 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....

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)...

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 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 molds and is steam cooked. It resembles a soft and spongy round cake so...

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...

  Delicious Egyptian dessert… This is an easy to make sweet cake made with semolina. The batter can be made by just combining all the ingredients using a spatula, no need of stand mixer or electric hand mixer. After 30 minutes of baking, the cake looked absolutely beautiful with golden colored top and browned sides. As soon as the cake is taken out of the...