Mar 25, 2014

Ginger Garlic Rasam

Rasam is one of the most comforting food.  My MIL is an expert in making so many varieties of Rasam.  I learned a few from her and you can check it out a few from here.  We make rasam using garlic occasionally. But this is something I tried here recently when my kiddo got sick with stomach upset and she started throwing up suddenly.  Because of that her throat became sore.  Ginger is good for throat and garlic is good for digestion.  Here goes the recipe.

Mar 23, 2014

Quinoa-Oats Chocolate Chip Cookie

This is something I made yesterday.  Kids wanted to eat chocolate chip cookie.  Instead of making plain chocolate chip cookie, I wanted to try something new.  I got this recipe from allrecipes website.  When it comes to baking, I rely on this website the most as I have followed their measurements without even considering twice.  The original recipe calls for 18 cookies but I changed the measurements for 8 cookies and followed the same.  Here goes the recipe.

Mar 22, 2014

Idly Sandwich

Idly is considered as one of the healthy breakfast dish.  My husband somehow is not a fan of idly.  He always complains that it has more carbs and there is no way you can fill it with veggies even though we make some side dish for it.  The idea of making idly sandwich is given by my husband.  I tried this sandwich with leftover potato curry. My suggestion after making this sandwich is never try with potato curry.  I should have tried with some mixed vegetable curry, spinach curry etc.

Mar 20, 2014

Nutella Filled Puffs

I always wanted to try making veggie puffs.  Not sure whether i can do it or not.  Finally i managed to find the puff pastry sheets from my local grocery and tried this nutella filled puffs couple of days before. For those who wants to know how to use the frozen pastry sheets, please follow this video.

Mar 17, 2014

Potato-Quinoa Tikki

I got the idea of making this tikki after going through a post in  I know that making a tikki needs patience and I am not that good in making this one so far.  The post I saw was a Quinoa & beef patty.  I just took the idea of using quinoa in making tikki and used it here as per my whims and fancies. Here goes the recipe for making Quinoa-Potato Tikki.


  1. Cooked Quinoa - 1/2 cup
  2. Medium sized potato - 1 (boil and mash it)
  3. Onion - 1/4 cup finely chopped
  4. Green peas - 1/4 cup ( I used frozen peas, cook it in microwave accordingly)
  5. Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup finely chopped 
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Ajwain/omam - 1/2 tsp
  8. Chilli powder - 1 tsp (acc to taste
  9. Garam Masala powder - 1/2 tsp
  10. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp (optional)
  11. Maida/Corn flour - for coating.
  12. Oil - 4 tbsp
    Quinoa-Potato Tikki

Mar 14, 2014

Pepper-Corn Cheesy Pasta

Here is another dish I tried after checking out Raks Kitchen.  I followed almost the same method but not the same ingredients.Its too bad that I forgot to take a picture properly.  I remembered it later on and took the picture from the lunch box. My kids liked it except for the fact that I added a little bit more pepper and they don't eat spicy stuff much.  Here goes my recipe.

Mar 12, 2014

Pepper rice noodles / Milagu Sevai

I make this rice noodles/instant sevai at least once a week for my dad.  I have never made instant sevai with cumin and pepper powder.  I usually make it white sevai, yellow/lemon sevai.  I grabbed the idea of making this milagu sevai from Priya 's blog

Mar 9, 2014

Paneer Fried Rice

Here is another recipe from Raks Kitchen.  I made this Paneer Fried Rice yesterday. I have made this rice many times and it is always a hit in our house.  My girls never like to eat panner.  But somehow they liked the taste of this panner fried rice and no complaints so far !!!

Mar 8, 2014

Chena Mezhukkupuratti / Yam Curry

Chena Mezhukkupuratti / mezhukkuvaratti is a famous simple side dish in most of Palghat Iyer families. We call it Upperi.  I just love this simple curry with a generous sprinkle of coconut oil. My patti is an expert in making this curry and I just love the way she makes it so crispy with less oil.

Mar 4, 2014

Gujarati Muthia

I work in a place where more than half of the people are from Gujarat.  So recently I have started tasting lots of Gujarati Dishes and learning few of them.  This is one such dish which I really liked.  I wanted to try it and got the recipe from my friend.  Here goes the recipe.

Mar 2, 2014

Instant Oats Idly

Instant Oats Idly
My dad got his green card last year and moved to USA mid last year.  He eats light dinner everyday and I try to make some light tiffin for him.  This instant oats idly is a recipe, I got from raks kitchen.  It came out pretty good and its very easy to make within half an hour. 

I am linking this oats idly to Priya's Healthy Diet - cooking with Whole grains event and this month it has been hosted by Nupur

Mar 1, 2014

Malai Kofta

 Malai Kofta - Nobody can say no to this creamy side dish. I love this dish so much.  Yesterday I made this dish for our dinner.  We had it with store bought naan (that was not a good idea though). It was little bit time consuming as I had to make few stuff all by myself like cashew paste, tomato puree etc.  But after tasting it, we thought that the time spent cooking this dish is all worth it.