Murungai Ilai/Drumstick leaves/Moringa leaves Molagootal is what healthy and wholesome dreams are made up of. The leaves are separated from the stem and cooked in a little water, turmeric, and salt, a handful of cooked toor-dal is added followed by a mixture of coconut ground along with a little roasted urad dal and red chillies and the deal is sealed with a flourish of mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves tempered in coconut oil.
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.
Happy New Year! Here’s a round-up of the culinary year (2020) that was! Have a wonderful year ahead. : )
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
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!
A variety of dried fruits and nuts such as almonds, walnuts, cashews, figs, apricots, dates and poppy seeds are gently roasted, crushed and rolled into balls. Talk about a simple, healthy and delicious snack option!
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!
A crunchy snack, Ribbon pakodas are made using rice flour, gram flour and seasonings. They’re easy to make, delicious to eat and have an addictive quality about them!