Authentic Recipes from the Kitchens of Shriya, Nithu & Arthi!

Homemade Waffle/Pancake Mix

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in Breakfast Menu, How to?? | 4 comments

Making waffles and pancakes from scratch is very easy. All the ingredients required are pretty much available in your pantry. If you are someone who use store bought waffle mix then try this. You will know how easy it is to mix up the ingredients and prepare this waffle/pancake mix. Homemade Waffles and Pancakes are the best and we know what goes in. You can also add a few healthy ingredients to make it even more better. I always make waffles and pancakes from scratch and this mix comes handy all the time. Preparation time: 10 minutes Yield: 600 grams (21 oz) Ingredients: All purpose flour (or maida) – 2 cups Wheat flour – 1 cup Oats – 3/4 cup Baking powder – 4 tsp Flax seed meal – 3 tbsp Sugar – 2 tbsp Ground cinnamon – 3/4 tsp Salt...

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Sathu Maavu Kanji – Health Mix Powder

Posted by on Dec 5, 2014 in Beverages & Drinks, Breakfast Menu | 2 comments

  No. of servings: 3 Preparation time: 15 minutes Ingredients: Ragi flour – 200 grams Wheat flour – 200 grams Bhajra flour (pearl millet or kambu flour) – 200 grams Par boiled rice (pulungal arisi) – 100 grams Barley – 50 gram Tapiaco pearls (javvarisi or sago) – 50 grams Whole green moong bean – 200 grams Peanuts – 2 tbsp (with or without skin) Almonds – 1/4 cup Cashew nut – 5 to 6 Dried ginger (sukku) – 1″ piece Cardamom – 15 Chickpea or dry garbanzo beans – 2 tbsp Roasted chickpea (pottukadalai) – 2 tbsp Method of Preparation: Dry roast peanuts, pottukadalai and chickpeas, cardamom separately. And then dry roast par boiled rice. Also dry roast moong bean, almonds and cashews separately until just before it changes color. Dry roast other flours one by one until...

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Quinoa Idli

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in Breakfast Menu, Gluten Free | 2 comments

  Quinoa is a healthy grain rich in protein, fiber, antioxidants and vitamins. It is essential to incorporate whole grains and seeds in your daily diet. There are lot of Indian dishes you can make using quinoa. Idli is one of the staple Indian breakfast dish. It will be a great start for your day after having these super healthy Quinoa Idlis.   Preparation time: 12 hours Cooking time: 15 minutes Yield: 25 to 30 idlis Ingredients: Quinoa – 1 cup Par boiled rice – 1 cup Whole urad dal – 1/2 cup Fenugreek seeds (methi) – 1 tsp Salt to taste Method of Preparation:   Wash and soak rice, quinoa for 4 hours. Wash and soak urad dal for 1.5 hours. Soak everything separately. Grind urad dal separately. Sprinkle water in between. Batter should be light and fluffy....

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Thavala Adai (Delicious South Indian Snack)

Posted by on Aug 21, 2013 in Breakfast Menu, Snacks | 3 comments

Thavala Adai is a delicious South Indian dish made from rice and lentils. My mom makes lovely  Thavala Adai and this is her recipe. I am not sure how they named this dish but all I care about is its wonderful taste. It will be a nice variation from the regular snacks. My mom makes it for the evening tiffin or sometimes even for dinner. It is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. It can be served with coconut chutney, tomoto gothsu or eggplant gothsu. Preparation time: 45 minutes + 1 hour for drying rice Yield: 15 Spice level: 2.5 out of 5 Ingredients: Raw rice – 1 cup Toor dal – 1/4 cup Chana dal – 1 tbsp Urad dal – 1 tbsp Black peppercorns – 2 tsp Dried red chili – 1 Cumin seeds...

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Mutta Dosa / Egg Dosa

Posted by on Jul 23, 2013 in Breakfast Menu, Egg Dishes | 3 comments

My husband is a huge fan of Egg Dosa. Whenever I make Dosa, he prefers Mutta Dosa. It is very simple to make and it will be good with any spicy chutney. Time of Preparation : 10 minutes Spice level : 1 out of 5 Ingredients: Dosa Batter – 2 cups Eggs – 1 egg to mix with batter + 1 egg for each dosa Green chillies – 2 (finely chopped) Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp (finely chopped) Pepper – as required (I have used freshly ground pepper) Salt – to taste Oil – 1/2 tsp for each dosa Method of Preparation: Beat an egg and mix it with 2 cups of dosa batter. Beat eggs as required and keep it aside. Heat electric griddle or dosa pan in medium heat and make crepes of around 6″ diameter. Add...

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Tomato Korma / Thakkali Kuruma

Posted by on Jun 27, 2013 in Breakfast Menu | 2 comments

Recently I have made so many side dishes for Idly / Dosa. This is also one such easy Breakfast Korma. This Tomato Korma is very simple to make and will taste good with Idly, Dosa or even Chapati. Time of Preparation : 25 minutes No of Servings : 2 Spice level : 3 out of 5 Ingredients: Oil – 2 tsp Fennel seeds – 1 tsp Green chillies – 3 (slit lengthwise) Onions – 1 cup (finely chopped) Garlic – 3 (crushed) Tomatoes (medium size) – 3 (chopped) Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp Salt – to taste To Grind: Oil – 1 tsp Red chillies – 3 Cinnamon stick – 1/2″ Clove – 1 Coriander seeds – 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp Poppy seeds – 1 tsp Coconut – 3 tbsp Method of Preparation: Heat 1 tsp...

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Split Moong Dhal and Green Peas Dosa

Posted by on Jun 16, 2013 in Breakfast Menu, Healthy Eats | 1 comment

Looking for some easy, tasty and new recipe???? This Split Moond Dal and Green Dosa is a healthy and tasty recipe which will taste like Pesarattu. But it is less time consuming and it is something different than a usual Dosa. Thanks to my cousin for this wonderful recipe. Time of Preparation : 40 minutes No of Servings : 2 Spice level : 2 out of 5 Ingredients: Split Moong Dhal – 1/2 cup Green Peas ( I have used frozen) – 1/2 cup Ginger (chopped) 2 tsp Green chillies – 2 Salt – to taste Oil – 6 to 8 tsp For Seasoning: Oil – 2 tsp Cumin seeds – 1 tsp Onions (finely chopped) – 1/4 cup Method of Preparation: Soak the the split moong dal at least for half an hour. If your using fresh green...

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Instant Korma for Idly / Dosa

Posted by on Jun 10, 2013 in Breakfast Menu | 5 comments

Thinking of a quick side dish for Idly/Dosa other than chutneys???…Here is the recipe for Instant Korma..Yeah Korma without grinding or without any veggies. I have never heard of Kormas without grinding any ingredient until I got this recipe from my Mother-in-law recently. But it tasted absolutely like Korma. I tried this and it tasted awesome :). Time of Preparation : 20 minutes Spice level : 3 out of 5 No of Servings : 2 to 3 Ingredients: Onion (preferably red) – 1 1/4 cup (thinly sliced) Tomatoes – 1 cup (chopped) Green chillies – 2 (slitted lengthwise) Garlic – 5 (crushed) Bay leaf – 1 Cinnamon stick – 1″ Cloves – 2 Fennel seeds – 1 tsp Oil – 1 tbsp Salt – to taste Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp Sambar powder – 1 tsp Besan flour –...

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Aloo Poha (Batata Poha)

Posted by on Jun 8, 2013 in Breakfast Menu, Snacks | 4 comments

Aloo Poha or Batata Poha is a traditional Maharashtrian recipe made using flattened rice or Poha (aval) and potatoes. A simple and delicious recipe served for dinner or a healthy breakfast. It can also be made during Navaratri festival for serving your guests. You can use thin or thick poha for making this dish except that the soaking time varies. Preparation time: 30 minutes No. of servings: 4 Spice level: 3 out of 5 Ingredients: Poha (flattened rice or beaten rice) –  2 cups Big potato – 1 (boiled, peeled and cubed) Chopped onion – 1 cup Green chilies – 3 to 4 A few curry leaves Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds – 1 tsp Urad dal – 1 tsp Peanuts – 3 tbsp Dried red chili – 1 Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp Oil – 3...

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Lemon Sevai and Sweet Sevai

Posted by on May 30, 2013 in Breakfast Menu | 2 comments

Sevai is rice noodles made from parboiled rice. It looks more like Idiyappam but a thicker version. Also idiyappam is made from raw rice flour and it is very thin. This is pretty much the difference. Sevai maker or Sevai Nazhi is used for making this dish. Even murukku achu can be used for making this dish. You can make different varieties of Sevai from the basic recipe. Now I have shared the recipe for Lemon and Sweet Sevai which are my favorites. Sevai is a healthy dish and kids will definitely love it. You can serve this dish for breakfast or dinner or even pack for a healthy lunch. Preparation time: 6 hours Cooking time: 40 minutes Serving size – 3 to 4 Ingredients: Parboiled rice – 1 cup Raw rice – 2 tbsp Oil – 2 tsp...

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Coriander Idly

Posted by on May 14, 2013 in Breakfast Menu | 1 comment

Coriander Idly is one of the easiest and tastiest dishes from leftover Idly. I got this recipe from my sister. If we are bored of having Idly Upma, this Coriander Idly is a good choice which can prepared under 15 minutes :). Time of Preparation : 15 minutes Spice level : 2 No of Servings : 1 Ingredients: Idly – 5 Coriander leaves – 25 strings Coconut – 3 tbsp Red Chilly – 1 Garlic -1 Split dhalia – 1 tbsp Onion – 1/4 cup (finely chopped) Idly Podi – 1 tsp (optional) For Seasoning: Oil – 1 tsp Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp Split urad dal – 1 tsp Red chilly – 1 Curry leaves – a few Method of Preparation: Grind coriander leaves along with, split dhalia, coconut, garlic red chilly and salt to a slightly coarse...

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Toor Dal Adai / Split Pigeon Peas Crepes

Posted by on Apr 29, 2013 in Breakfast Menu | Comments Off on Toor Dal Adai / Split Pigeon Peas Crepes

When you think of making something quickly, Adai is one of the easiest choices. Adai can be stored in refrigerator even for a week without adding onions. Also it need not be fermented before we use it. Here is the recipe for simple Toor Dal Adai.. Time of Preparation : 45 minutes Resting time : 4 to 5 hours No. of Servings : 5 to 6 Spice level : 3 out of 5 Ingredients: Par Boiled rice – 1 cup Split Pigeon Peas – 3/4 cup Green chillies – 6 Cumin seeds – 1 tsp Red chillies – 2 Asafoetida – a pinch Onions – 1/2 cup (finely chopped) Curry leaves – a few Coriander leaves – 3 tbsp (chopped) Oil – 1 tbsp Salt – to taste Method of Preparation: Soak the rice at least for 4 to...

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Idly Manchurian / Baked Idlies in Spicy Gravy

Posted by on Apr 23, 2013 in Breakfast Menu, Snacks | 2 comments

Today I wanted to make some evening snack and I remembered some leftover idlies sitting in my fridge. I thought of Idly manchurian and I did want to deep fry the idlies. Then I remembered one of my friends made this Idly Manchurian by baking them. I tried that way and they tasted so good almost equivalent to the taste of the fried idlies :). Time of Preparation : 30 minutes No of Servings : 1 Spice level : 4 out of 5 Ingredients: Leftover Idlies – 4 to 5 (cut to small cubes) Onions – 1 cup (finely chopped) Tomatoes – 3/4 cup (finely chopped) Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp Green Chillies – 2 (slit lengthwise) Sambar powder – 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp...

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Instant Rava Idli Upma

Posted by on Apr 16, 2013 in Breakfast Menu, Veggie Entrees & Sides | 3 comments

Idli Upma is made from left over idlis. Rava Idli Upma is similar to Idli Upma except that we use rava idlis. I made this dish from the leftover idlis made from instant rava idli mix. It was very delicious and has become my favorite go to upma recipe. You can serve this with chutney or  pickle. Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes No. of servings: 3  Spice level: 2.5 out of 5 Ingredients:  Left over Rava Idlis – 5 Chopped onion – 1 cup Green chilies – 2 Carrot – 1 Green peas – 1/4 cup Oil – 2 tsp Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp Urad dal – 1 tsp Chana dal – 1 tbsp Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp A few curry leaves Mint or coriander leaves for garnishing Method of Preparation: Follow the instructions from...

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Stuffed Idli

Posted by on Apr 10, 2013 in Breakfast Menu | 6 comments

Idli is a staple food in South India. They are prepared from a fermented batter consisting of rice and lentils (urad dal) and served with chutney/sambar. If you are bored of making plain idlis everyday, try this stuffed idlis. They are awesome!! I followed my sister’s recipe from her blog and made a few changes to the stuffing and it came out so good. My husband (GS) and I loved it. Give this recipe a try and let me know how it turns out!! Preparation time: 45 minutes Yield: 16 idlis Ingredients: Idli batter – 5 cups Chopped onion – 1 cup Potato – 1 (boiled, peeled and mashed) Other vegetables – 1 and 1/2 cups (beans, carrot, peas) Tomato – 1 Dried red chilies – 3 Curry leaves Mustard seeds – 1 tsp Red chili powder – 1...

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Stuffed Kuzhi Paniyaram / Stuffed Rice Doughnut

Posted by on Apr 5, 2013 in Breakfast Menu | 4 comments

Usually I will make Kuzhipaniyaram in a simple way. I got this recipe from my friend Sowmiya and I tried this recently. This simple twist makes the Kuzhi Paniyaram more tasty. Since it has potato stuffing, it will be very good with coconut chutney. Time of Preparation : 30 minutes Spice level : 3 Ingredients: Idly Batter – As required Oil – 1/4 cup Green chillies – 1 (finely chopped) Onions – 1/4 cup (finely chopped) Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp Potatoes – 2 (boiled and peeled) Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp Ginger – 1/2 tsp (grated) Salt – to taste Coriander leaves – 2 tsp (finely chopped) Method of Preparation: Heat 1tsp of oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds. When they splutter, add the green chillies followed by the...

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Onion Tomato Chutney (Version 3)

Posted by on Mar 8, 2013 in Breakfast Menu, Chutneys | 4 comments

I like to try different kinds of chutney for Dosa and Idly. In this version of Onion Tomato Chutney I have added little ginger to the onion and tomato. This Onion Tomato Chutney will taste like hotel chutney and will be  good especially with Dosa. Time of Preparation : 15 minutes No of Servings : 2 Spice level : 3 out of 5 Ingredients: Onions (preferably red onions) – 1 cup (chopped) Tomatoes – 3/4 cup (chopped) Red chillies – 3 to 4 Ginger – 2 tsp (chopped) Oil – 2 tsp Salt – to taste Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp Curry leaves – 1 string Split urad dal – 1/2 tsp Method of Preparation: Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan and add red chillies followed by the onions. Add some salt and fry till they become...

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Masala Fried Idly / Fried Idly in Spiced Curry

Posted by on Feb 23, 2013 in Breakfast Menu | 8 comments

When I was in collage I remembered having this Masala fried Idly in a function in my native place.  Today I had some left over idlies and I am bored of making same Idly Upma. Suddenly I had a thought of making this Masala Fried Idly.  Immediately I got this recipe from my sister and tried it. It came out so good and it is real simple too. Time of Preparation : 30 minutes Spice level : 3 out of 5 Ingredients: For Fried Idly: Left over Idlies – 6 All purpose flour – 3 tsp Cornflour – 3 tsp Orange food color – a pinch Oil – For frying For Masala: Oil – 2 tsp Cinnamon stick – 1 “ Cloves – 2 Cumin seeds – 1 tsp Fennel seeds – 1 tsp Coriander seeds – 1 tsp...

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