Peanut Ladoo

This is my first blog post after Adhiyan and it happened to be a sweet dish. After a good 5 months at my parents home I am back in Kuwait. Having left the fully loaded pantry with the husband has resulted in many unopened packets of groceries. Had to finish them at the earliest before…

Kothamalli Thokku

Kothamalli / Fresh Coriander leaves thokku is a pickle like chutney that will stay good for a week or two when refrigerated. The thokku goes well with all tiffin items like Idli, dosai, paniyaram,etc. It requires a handful of ingredients that are regularly available in the kitchen. This is our family favorite and Amma makes…

Parupu Thogayal

Parupu Thogayal is one of the easiest thing to make for lunch. It’s an ideal option when you have an almost empty fridge and very basic pantry. With very few ingredients it tastes well with hot rice and nallennai/gingely oil. You can also add ghee instead. Fry a papad or make an omelette, lunch is…

Murungakeerai Ragi Roti

Murungakeerai and Ragi (Moringa Leaves and Finger Millet) is a great combination. We get Murungakeerai almost all through the year in Kuwait. It is locally grown I hear. So whenever I see a fresh bunch in the store, I pick one. I make soup or add it to Adai or Ragi dosai. This can be…

Easy Snack Ideas for Cold Winter Evenings

It is that time of the year when the sun goes home early and the evenings are longer, darker and colder. We spend to get more time indoors and go for an additional round of coffee, tea or any hot beverage demanded by the weather. Biting into something nice along with a cuppa would not harm…

Keerai Masiyal (Mashed Greens)

Memories of the places where you grew up is mostly associated with the food that you grew up eating. Having grown up in a small town, I have had the luxury of eating the local produce. I consider it as a luxury because you get fresh, clean and a variety of greens and vegetables almost…

Fridge Clean-up Meal Series #1

There will be days in all of our lives when work keeps us super occupied and everything else take a back seat. Last week was one of that kind and the vegetables stocked up in the fridge were crying to be used. I usually don’t use more than one or two vegetables in a meal…

Kambu (Pearl Millet) Dosai

One of my weekend protocols is to prepare and store the idly/dosa batter for rest of the next week. I’m sure it is the case with many of the working women and the dosa batter is a saviour when you are already battered at work!  But monotony is boring, hence I prepare the batter for…

Varagu Pongal (Kodo millet Pongal)

Once millets belonged only to villages and small towns that are agriculture based. But nowadays, millets are slowly becoming a part of daily diet even in the metropolitan cities. Thanks to the awareness on the nutrition value of millets ! To me, who hail from an agricultural town surrounded by small villages with farmlands millets…