Kerala Appam (Fermented Rice Crepe)

Appam, Fermented Rice Crepe, Crepe

One of the breakfast delicacies of Kerala is the appam which is a prepared by fermenting the rice batter. Though the dosa (another popular south Indian dish) is also prepared from fermented batter, the appam is different in taste and … Continue reading

03. December 2016 by Sundari Giri
Categories: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, medium, South Indian, vegetarian | Tags: , , | Leave a comment

Radish Coriander Green Paratha (Roti)

Radish Coriander Paratha/ Roti

The radish vegetable or mooli (in Hindi) is used in wheat flour to make the mooli ka paratha or mooli ki roti.  I make an easier version of mooli ki roti by mixing the grated radish along with the flour … Continue reading

28. November 2016 by Sundari Giri
Categories: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, easy, Main Course, vegetarian | Tags: , , , | 2 comments

Paneer Paratha

stuffed paratha with paneer

Paneer Paratha is another variant of the numerous types of stuffed Indian flatbread. The stuffed paratha is the soul food of the Punjabis and the delectable aloo paratha is loved by millions across the globe. We make the paneer paratha … Continue reading

28. November 2016 by Sundari Giri
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Lemon Sevai (Lemon Flavored Idiyappam

lemon sevai or idiyappam

  Sevai or idiyappam is soft, steamed, noodle-like that is made of finely powdered rice flour. Though now there are ready to buy dehydrated idiyappam available in stores which can be made instantly by soaking in boiling water and drained, … Continue reading

19. November 2016 by Sundari Giri
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Ridge Gourd Green Curry

Ridge Gourd Curry

Ridge gourd (botanical name Luffa), the dark-greened vegetable having sharp spikes or ridges on the outer skin is low in calorie belonging to the cucumber family. This gourd is used in the preparation of varieties of curries and chutneys and … Continue reading

18. November 2016 by Sundari Giri
Categories: Side Dish, South Indian | Tags: , , , | 4 comments

Savory Shankarpali Tukdi

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Khara, spicy or savory shankarpali is a very addictive snack that is made during Diwali. The sweet version of this shankarpali is popular in Gujarat and Maharashtra. In the south you will find the savory varieties, flavored with different kinds of spices. My children love these and buy them often from the stores. All the more reason to make this for Diwali. Made some quantity a week ago so that I could share the recipe and pictures on the blog much before Diwali. Turned out real tasty, the entire lot got over within a day. Planning to make more quantities… Continue reading

20. October 2016 by Sundari Giri
Categories: Diwali, Festival Goodies, Ganesh Chatuthi, medium, ovo vegetarian, Snack, vegetarian | Leave a comment

Plantain (Raw Banana) Peanut Tikkis

Plantain Tikkis

    Plantain Peanut Tikkis made from plantain or raw banana is a light snack similar to cutlet or croquette. The most popular of all types of tikkis are the aloo tikkis of North India. Recently made the plantain tikkis … Continue reading

20. October 2016 by Sundari Giri
Categories: Appetizer, dairy free, easy, gluten free, Starter, Street Food, vegetarian | Leave a comment

Chutney From Tender Seeds Of Snake Gourd

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The chutney when made with a blend of good combination of ingredients is a potent accompaniment to any main dish. You will never be faced with dearth of ideas to whip up a chutney. Chutney is nothing but a sauce or a dip or something like a hummus that can be had with practically any food. As I have already mentioned in couple of my earlier posts that my mother-in-law optimally used her kitchen supplies and this chutney and many others that will be shared in the blog sooner are one of her famous chutney recipes. Vegetables from the gourd… Continue reading

15. October 2016 by Sundari Giri
Categories: dairy free, easy, gluten free, ovo vegetarian, Sauces and Dips, Side Dish, vegan, vegetarian | 4 comments

Somasi With Sweet Filling

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 Sweet somasi is mildly sweet in taste that has a crunchy outer cover that amazingly puffs up upon frying. The powdery inner filling coats and sticks to the inside and is hollow when you bite into it. Continue reading

15. October 2016 by Sundari Giri
Categories: Diwali, Festival Goodies, Ganesh Chatuthi, medium, ovo vegetarian, Sweets and Desserts, vegetarian | 2 comments

Rice Flour Dumplings In Coconut Milk (Paal Kozhukattai)

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It is believed that this sweet dish originated in Chettinad, a small town in Tamil Nadu where the people are hearty eaters. The Chettiar food is generally rich and includes lots of spices and herbs. The people of this region were spice merchants and brought variety of spices from neighboring states and countries. This recipe, the paal kozhukattai, is a popular dessert from Chettinad which of course other southern regions also soon adapted and started preparing during festivals. The rice flour dough is mixed in a similar manner to that of idiayappam and then small shapes are given to it… Continue reading

12. October 2016 by Sundari Giri
Categories: dairy free, Festival Goodies, Ganesh Chatuthi, medium, Navratri, ovo vegetarian, Sweets and Desserts, vegan, vegetarian | 2 comments

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