Monday, October 23, 2017

Ragi Biscuits-Oven free/Ragi Adai Sweet/ Kelvaragu Inippu Rotti

                             Followed by the spicy version of ragi rotti, posting the sweet version of ragi rotti.

Prep time  10 minutes 
Cooking time 5-8 mins 


1 cup Ragi Flour 

1/2 - 3/4 cup Jaggery (Powdered/ Roughly crushed)
1/4 cup Grated Cocunut
1 tsp Cardamom Powder
For cooking Ghee
As per requirement Water

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Nethili Meen Varuval/ Netholi Fish Fry/ Spicy Anchovies fry

                                 Sometimes when I crave for something Spicy, crispy and yet healthy, my mind's rapid thought would end with this nethili fish fry only. This is a droolicious recipe, with number of health benefits of the fish.

                              Anchovy has a lot of omega 3 fatty acids. In benefits with rich source iron and calcium and hence aids in strong bones and teeth. Good for heart health also.

Prep Time 10-15 minutes (including marinating time)
Cooking Time 10-15 
minutes (changes depending on quantity)

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Ragi adai with Drumstick leaves- Ragi Rotti(Spicy version)- Kezhvaragu MurungaKeerai Adai- Finger millet Adai

                               Ragi is one special ingredient recommended for when puberty in girls. Ragi or Finger millet has loads of calcium in it.This recipe is one best recipe with loads of calcium and iron in it.

                   Ragi is one of the staple food in Karnataka. People here is Karnataka include ragi in various forms.

Prep time  10 minutes ( Excluding cleaning of drumstick leaves )
Cooking time 5-8 mins 


1 cup Ragi Flour 
As per taste Salt

To Saute and add with the ragi flour
2 tsp Mustard seeds
8-10 Small Onions (or sambar onions) chopped / 1 number Onion
2 tbsp Curry leaves chopped
2 tbsp Drumstick leaves 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Chettinad Eral Sukka/ Prawn Sukka/ Shrimp Dry Recipe

                It has been long time since I am blogging. Yet my long pause has been resumed by a damn delicious recipe, (after trying you ll too accept with me) Prawn Sukka.  Rather than saying me as Non- vegetarian, I would exclaim myself as a lover of Sea Foods. Prawn is a perfect one of the sea food group.

            Most kids resisting food even go crazy with prawn/shrimp. Any of the recipe using prawn/shrimp either briyani, shrimp fried rice,etc is always amazing. 

Prep Time 10-15 mins (includes marinating time)
Cooking Time 10-15 mins

To marinate for 10 minutes
1 cup Prawn (spine removed and cleaned)
1-2 tsp Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tbsp Tamarind Syrup
As per taste Salt

To grind and Make paste
8-10 pods of Garlic
1 inch Ginger
1  Onion (Small sized)
1  Green Chilly (optional)
2 tbsp Fennel Seeds

To Saute 
1-2 tbsp SesameOil/ Gingelly oil (preferable)
2 tsp Mustard seeds
8-10 Small Onions (or sambar onions) chopped / 1 number Onion
2 tbsp Curry leaves chopped

To Garnish
1 tbsp Coriander leaves chopped


  • Marinate the prawn/shrimp along with the ingredients for 10 minutes.
  • Then make a course paste of the things to grind.
  • Now add some oil, once it is hot add the mustard seeds. After it splutters add chopped onion and curry leaves.
  • Then add the coarsely grind ed paste, saute till the raw smell goes off.
  • Now add the marinated prawns/ shrimps.
  • Allow it to cook for for 10-15 minutes. Check in between whether it has been cooked.
  • Turn off the flame.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
                        The yummy prawn chettinad sukka is ready. Goes well with rice, chapattis, rotis, etc.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Milagu Poondu thakkali Rasam / Garlic Pepper and Tomato Soup Recipe

                              There is a popular saying in Tamil that, "உணவே மருந்து". Meaning the food we eat itself is a medicine. Rasam is the dish which is apt for the above saying. I remember my grandma making rasam almost all the days for lunch. I am fond of drinking the rasam, which my kid follows too:-)

                                     The Pepper, Cumin, Garlic, Tomato, Tamarind syrup, and the coriander leaves, will make wonders in ailing your digestion. Want to treat your cold and cough without seeking doctor, then having rasam for a week along with cooked rice will help you. This helps in relieving constipation and gastric problems also. The first baby food with rice will be mashed rasam rice in my native regions.

Prep time 5 mins
Cooking time 15 mins


To boil
Small lemon sized Tamarind
1 number Tomato
1 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Asafoetida 
1- 2 glass of Water

To grind coarsely
7-8 nos Garlic Peeled 
1 tbsp Pepper
1 tbsp Cumin Seeds
1/2 tbsp Coriander Seeds (optional)
1-2 nos Green Chilies 

To Temper

1 tbsp Sesame Oil
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
1 sprig Curry Leaves

For Garnishing
2 tbsp Coriander leaves Chopped
1 tbsp Lemon Juice(optional)
As per needed Salt

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Bread Chaat with leftover Chanamasala

                        Leftovers occupy a lot space in most of the kitchens today. Cooking for the exact quantity is considered to be a great skill. Reusing the leftovers, makes me to think. And, hence my thought process yielded with the bread chaat from the chana masala left overs.

              I just toasted the bread, made them into pieces and mixed with the already prepared chanamasala, with few minutes of heating in the kadai. Finally topped with chopped onion and coriander leaves, with a dash of lemon juice added.         

Prep time  10 minutes 
Cooking time 5 minutes

1 cup Chana masala
4 slices of Bread (Toasted)
1 number Onion (Chopped)
1 tbsp Coriander Leaves (Chopped)
1 number Lemon (Juice extracted out of it)

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Moong Dal Sprouts and Mint Dosa- A Refreshing Green Dosa...

                           I am not a loser, yes was able to make my kid eat sprout, that too with goodness of green leaves (mint) added.

                                  Some have digestion or gastric problems towards the moong dal. But sprouting of moong dal helps in digestion with loads of goodness added towards it. Sprouting improves the quality of protein, vitamins, fibre content and essential fatty acids. Sprouts helps in alkalizing your body, i.e, they are anti-cancerous too.
                                              Adding mint made me as well my dosa refreshing. Mint is considered to be one of the highest anti-oxidant food. Aids in digestion and good for skin.