Whole wheat Banana Cake (Microwave method)
Please use same measuring cup to measure flour and sugar.
4 well ripe bananas (130 g) mash well
1 ½ cup whole wheat flour (Aashirvaad atta) Please measure
in Indian standard measuring cup of 100 ml / ½ cup / 4 oz capacity)
1 cup po
Pumpkin Pachadi / Mathanga
Pachadi - An easy and tasty side
dish with rice in Kerala cuisine. No added coconut paste !!
150 g pumpkin (mathanga / dudhi), gently peel off the outer
skin and cut into ½ - inch thin slices
2 green chillies, slit lengthwise
Biscuit Ambado – A delicious deep fried snack in Mangalorean
Soaking time: 2 hours
Makes: 16 - 20
200 ml / 1 cup urad dal (Indian standard measuring cup of 1
cup / 200 ml / 8 oz capacity
2 1/2 cup water ( for soaking )
2 green chillies. finely chopp
Chena Mezhukkupuratti (Pressure cooker method. No added
onion and garlic) – A less spicy tasty side dish with rice in Kerala cuisine !!
For chena / yam:
150 g chena (yam),
gently peel off the outer skin, wash thoroughly and cut it into ¼ - inch cubes
3/4 cup water (
– A delicious main curry with rice in
Kerala cuisine. Recipe from Manorama online !!
Serves: 3 - 4
For parippu (dal):
Leftover 1 cup boiled turdal
1/3 cup / 80 g (Indian standard measuring cup of 80 ml / 6 oz
capacity) tur dal / arhar dal
Spicy Boiled Egg Fry – A spicy side dish with rice or rotis
For the paste:
10 shallots (chuvannulli / small onion / sambar onion)
1 level teaspoon red chilli powder
Make a smooth paste of
shallots and red chilli powder in a small mixer bowl.
Kele Mulik / Banana Fritters - A delicious deep fried snack in Konkan
cuisine, made of well ripe bananas, rice flour, sooji, coconut paste and
cardamom powder !!
Makes: 12 – 16
4 well ripe / 130 g small size bananas
4 tablespoon rice flour
2 tablespoon sooji (rawa)
Swiss egg roll
Sprouted chawli (red beans) gashi
Paruppu Thogayal – A tasty side dish with Idli / Dosa in
Tamil cuisine !!
Serves: 3 - 4
½ cup tur dal (Indian
standard measuring cup of ½ cup / 100 ml / 4 oz capacity)
3 medium size dried red chillies
½ cup / 4 tablespoons grated coconut
½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
Homemade Fresh Grape Juice - Easy method !!
1 ¼ cup grapes (Indian standard measuring cup of 1cup / 200
ml / 8 oz capacity)
¼ cup water
2 teaspoon sugar (optional)
A clean sieve and a thick ladle or a thick tablespoon
Wash grapes an
Chena Thoran – A tasty side dish with rice in Kerala cuisine
For the coconut (thenga thirummiyathu):
5 tablespoons grated coconut
½ teaspoon red chilli powder
¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
Mix all the ingredients with finger tips. Do not add water.
Udupi Sambar – A fantastic sweet & sour sambar in Upupi cuisine. This
sambar is totally different from normal
South Indian sambar !!
Serves: 3 - 4
For dal :
1/2 cup ( 100 g ) tur dal (Indian standard measuring cup of
100 ml / 4 oz capacity)
300 ml water
1 teaspoon oi
Thenga Varutharacha Egg Curry (Mutta Curry) - A fantastic main
curry with rotis / parotta / appam / idiyappam / pulao .., made of dry roasted
coconut paste !!
For dry roasted coconut paste:
2 cups (Indian
standard measuring cup of 200 ml / 8 oz capacity) / or 1/2
A quick Fruit Salad with Vanilla Ice cream !!
1 cup fruits, any fruits (or 10 grapes (each of green and
purple), 1 tablespoon chopped banana, 1 tablespoon chopped papaya, 1 tablespoon
chopped mango, 1 tablespoon chopped pineapple ..)
½ cup or 3 tablespoons vanilla ice crea
Chocolate Sponge Cake
– Basic recipe from Aashivaad Facebook Like page !!
Please use same measuring cup to measure flour, butter, milk and powdered sugar. Here I used is Indian standard measuring cup of 100 ml / 1/2 cup / 4 oz capacity.
Mix together 1 cup milk, ½ cup butter, and 1 teaspoon
Creamy Paneer Curry (2nd recipe) – A delicious
paneer curry, goes well with Naan, Rotis , Phulkas , Puris, Pulao …
Serves: 2 - 3
Or avoid microwave
method and use 2 tablespoon tomato puree.
Poke 2 tomatoes ( if you don’t poke the tomatoes; they may
Theek Puri / Spicy Puris
- A delicious deep fried Indian
bread, goes well with Chole, Potato curry, Dal.. !!!
Please use same measuring cup to measure flour and water.
1 cup (200 ml) whole wheat (atta) Indian standard measuring
cup of 200 ml / 8 oz capacity
Received a free packet of Gits Rawa Dosa mix from BBC GoodFood India Magazine, May, 2013 !!!
Onion and Garlic Stew – A delicious main dish with
Appam (Hoppers) & Idiyappam (String
Serves: 2 – 3
1 tablespoon oil
3 onions, cubed (separate each layers)
3 green chillies, slit lengthwise
1 – inch ginger, thinly sliced
12 garlic cloves, th
Ripe Mango Curry / Mambazha Curry – A tasty curry with rice
in Kerala cuisine!!
For coconut paste:
5 tablespoon grated coconut
½ teaspoon jeera (cumin seeds)
A pinch of turmeric powder
2 tablespoon water
Make a smooth paste of above ingredients i
How to make cone dosa?
Heat a heavy - bottomed wrought iron griddle or non stick
dosa pan on a medium heat. Grease with little oil / ghee.
Sago Kheer / Sabudana Kheer – A delicious kheer, made of
sago, milk and sugar. Basic recipe from Sanjeev Kapoor !!
Serves: 3 – 4 small serving bowls
3 tablespoon Sago (sabudana), soak for one hour
500 ml / ½ litre milk (do not dilute with water)
5 almonds (optional), blanched
Homemade Fresh Mango
Makes: 2 servings
Please use same measuring cup to measure mango and water
1 cup / 200 ml chopped ripe mango (Indian standard measuring
cup of 200 ml / 8 oz capacity)
1 ¾ cup water (1 ¾ to 2 cups) depending upon quality of the
Banana Honey Milkshake – A delicious milkshake,
made of minimum ingredients !!
2 well ripe small size bananas (60 g), chopped
1 ½ cup / 300 ml milk (cool or normal temperature) Indian
standard measuring cup of 200 ml / 8 oz capacity
2 tablespoon fresh curd (please do not us
Sprouted Chawli / Red beans / Kilirpicha Vanpayaru
1 cup / 100 ml (Indian standard measuring cup of 100 ml / 4
oz capacity) red beans / vanpayaru
2 cups water
1/4 metre muslin cloth (or suitable clean / hygienic cotton
Wash and soak moon in 2 cups
Quick Fruit Cake (Microwave method) – Basic recipe from
Vanitha Magazine 15- 30, Nov 2011 !!
4 tablespoons all purpose flour (maida), sieve flour
Extra 1 tablespoon flour (for dry fruits)
4 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons butter (@ normal room temperature)
Mixed Dal Vada (with urad dal, tur dal & chana dal) - A crispy deep fried evening snack, made of
mixed dals and seasoning.
Please use same measuring cup to measure dals.
1/3 cup / (Indian standard measuring cup of 80 ml / 3 oz
capacity) channa dal (Bengal gram dal
Homemade Fresh Orange Juice
Makes: ¾ cup - 1 cup
5 - 6 orange
Extract orange juice with the help of a citrus juicer.
Homemade Fresh Mosambi / Sweet Lime / Sathukudi Juice
Makes: ¾ cup
3 sweet lime (mosambi / sathukudi)
Extract sweet lime juice with the help of a citrus juicer. Consume immediately.
Mangalore Mini Buns –
A delicious deep fried snack / breakfast dish !!
1 cup / 200 ml maida (all purpose flour) Indian standard
measuring cup of 200 ml / 8 oz capacity
Extra 3 tablespoon maida
4 small size well ripe banana (or 3medium size / 130 g)
2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cooking s
Here's the recipe of Phulka
Here's the recipe of Curd Rice
Here's the recipe of Onion Fry
Here's the recipe of Dal fry
Badam Milk / Almond Milk – A delicious milk, made of almond
paste. No added essence and pistachios !!!
500 ml boiled milk (do not dilute with water)
1 pinch turmeric powder
15 badam (almonds), soak almonds in 2 tablespoon water for 1
hour and gently remove skin
Tendli with Cashew nuts (Tendli Bibbe) – A perfect side dish with rice / pejje…
in Konkan cuisine !!
1 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
200 g tendli, please pick tender tendli (kovakka / ivy
gourd), cut into thin slices
½ cup fresh cashew nuts
Sadya Dishes are Rice,
Kumbalanga Parippu Curry, Aviyal, Moru Kaachiyathu, Rasam, Rice kheer, Beetroot
pachadi, Kirilppicha muthira thoran (sprouted horse gram thoran), Ulli theeyal,
Vazhuthanga mezhukkupuratti, pickle, pappadam & pazham .
Semiya Payasam / Vermicelli Kheer - A delicious Indian sweet !!
Preparation time : 15 minutes
Cooking time : 35 minutes
Serves : 8 - 12 dessert cups
Please use same measuring cup to measure semiya and sugar
1/2 cup /4 oz / 100 ml semiya ( vermicelli ) - Indian
Cabbage ulli Thoran - A tasty side dish with rice in Kerala
cuisine & Konkan Cuisine of Cochin GSB's - Piyyavu galnu cabbejache sukke) !!
For coconut mixture ( thenga thirummiyathu ):
1/2 cup ( 5 – 6 tablespoon ) grated coconut
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
Chattambade – Mangalore style Chana dal Vadas
- A deep fried snack. Best with tea / coffee ..
1/2 cup ( 100 ml / 4 oz ) Chana dal (Chone daali / Bengal
gram) Indian standard measuring cup of 100 ml / 4 oz capacity
1 1/2 cup water ( to soak
5 small onion ( c
Unniyappam / Godu Appo (with rice flour) - A very popular
South Indian snack (naadan palahaaram in Kerala cuisine) !!
1 cup / 200 ml rice
flour (Indian standard measuring cup of 200 ml / 8 oz capacity)
4 tablespoon grated
90 g well ripe bananas (3 small ba
Mixed Vegetable Rice
(made of Silky raw rice / Ponni Rice) - A tasty rice, goes well with korma, egg roast / veg or non veg spicy
gravy dishes (pressure cooker method) !!!
Please use same measuring cup to measure rice and water. Ratio of rice and water 1: 3
Ghee / o
Mixed Vegetable, Egg and Cheese Frittata – An egg based
perfect breakfast dish. Best with fresh salad / fruit juice / milk …
1 tablespoon oil
1 onion, thinly sliced (separate each layer)
1 capsicum, remove seeds and thinly sliced
1 tomato, thinly
Tomato Puri - A deep fried Indian bread made of whole wheat (atta) and tomato puree . Good combination with Aloo ki
bhaji / dal or any North Indian Dishes !!
Makes: 15 - 18 puris
1 cups / 200 ml whole wheat flour (gehum ka atta) Indian standard measuring cup of 200 ml / 8 oz
Dosayum Chammanthiyum (Recipe idea – Hotel Lakshmi,
Ponnamveli, Cherthala) - A simple and tasty coconut chutney, goes well with Dosa /
Idli / Vada / Pakoda …
Here's the recipe of Dosa and other photos !!
75 g (5 tablespoons) grated coconut
4 shallots (chuvann
Kumbakonam Kadappa - A
tasty & less spicy side curry with Idli / Dosa / Chapatis / Parotta. A
popular dish in Tamil Nadu cuisine, made of moong dal, potatoes, coconut paste
and lime juice !!
Serves: 3 – 4
For the coconut paste:
5 cashew nuts (soak cashew nuts in 2 tablespoon water
Chinese style Chicken with Capsicum and Tomatoes – A tasty
side dish with fried rice / noodles …
1 tablespoon oil
1 green chilli, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
¼ teaspoon ginger, finely chopped
1 onion, cubed, separate
Whole wheat Pancakes with Jaggery Filling (Govva Polo / dosa with jaggery filling) – A delicious and nutritious quick energy snack or serve as a breakfast dish !!
Makes: 5 - 6
Tip : Take care to mix the dosa batter to even consistency
without lumps. This improves the even spreading of dosa.
Garlic - Pepper Chicken Curry – A tasty main curry,
goes well with chapatis / phulkas / appam / pulao / brown breads. No added
coconut milk / coconut paste / fresh cream / tomato puree !!
For the chicken:
750 g chicken, cut into medium pieces
1/2 teaspoon sal
Pepper Noodles with Mixed Vegetables & Shredded
Chicken (No added sauce and MSG
(ajinomoto). Best with any Chinese gravy dishes !!
100 g vegetable noodles
Cook noodles as per the packet instructions. Cover and keep
Hash Brown Omelette -
Mashed potatoes with eggs, cheese and milk.
Serves : 2
2 eggs , beaten
2 medium potatoes , boiled and mashed
2 cheese cubes, grated
2 teaspoon milk
Salt and pepper to taste (or ¼ teaspoon each)
2 teaspoon Butter / oil
Punjabi Bhindi Masala - A tasty bhindi masala / spicy side
curry with tomatoes and spices. Serve as a side dish with chapati / phulkas.
1 tablespoon oil
½ teaspoon cumin seeds
2 onions (small size 2 or 1 big size), finely sliced
¾ teaspoon red chilli powder
Pull – apart Jam rolls (Eggless) - A delicious baked snack. This is a basic recipe for Spicy rolls (veg or non veg filling) / Chocolate rolls, Garlic pull - apart rolls ...
Here' s the recipe of Garlic Pull - apart Rolls and other photos .
Please use standard measuring cups and spoons. Fresh