Tag: delicious

MURUNGA KEERAI VARUMARISI ADAI (RICE PANCAKES WITH MORINGA LEAVES)

MURUNGA KEERAI VARUMARISI ADAI (RICE PANCAKES WITH MORINGA LEAVES)

Varumarisi Adai literally translates to pancakes made of just rice. Rice is soaked and ground into a smooth batter with a little water and salt. Murunga keerai or Moringa leaves is added and mixed well. The thick batter is then ladled onto a hot griddle and turned into delicious and nutritious Adai or pancakes.

ARISI UPMA KOZHAKATTAI|PIDI KOZHAKATTAI

ARISI UPMA KOZHAKATTAI|PIDI KOZHAKATTAI

Arisi Upma Kozhakkatai or Pidi Kozhakkatai is a lesser-known gem in the traditional South-Indian breakfast item arena. Pidi means to grasp or hold and so these are twice-cooked savory dumplings that are made up of rice, lentils and seasoning and hand-moulded into their oblong persona.

PANDEMIC HAIKU

PANDEMIC HAIKU

Love is in the airA lone heart on my plateBridge over troubled water

Ashoka Halwa /Moong Dal Halwa

Ashoka Halwa /Moong Dal Halwa

A luscious and soul-satisfying South-Indian dessert made up of yellow moong dal/lentils, sugar and ghee and finished off with a garnish of toasted cashews and raisins

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Happy New Year! Here’s a round-up of the culinary year (2020) that was! Have a wonderful year ahead. : )

MAA LAADU

MAA LAADU

Maa Laadu is a simple yet delightfully satisfying laddu made out of Pottu Kadalai or Roasted Bengal gram dal flour, sugar, ghee, a touch of cardamom and a speck of cashews

TOFU BURGER

TOFU BURGER

At the heart of this utterly delicious burger lies a Tofu patty that’s hearty, healthy and delightfully simple to make. Tofu is crumbled, combined with oatmeal, crumbled bread and other choice seasonings, turned into a patty and seared. Healthy Burgers are usually an oxymoron but I guess it’s safe to call this one!

CREAMY POTATO SALAD

CREAMY POTATO SALAD

Cooked baby potatoes are tossed in a decadent and creamy dressing made up of sour cream, cider vinegar, honey, mustard, seasonings and finished with a flourish of cilantro. Perfect on a hot day, as a side dish or even as a meal by itself!

CARROT CHUTNEY

CARROT CHUTNEY

Carrot Chutney is a delicious and spicy combination of carrots, tomatoes, and coconut. It’s super simple to make and goes famously well with idlis, dosas, upma, and even bread. Give your coconut chutney a facelift too.