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…

Pottukadalai Urundai

Pottukadalai Urundai is one of the easiest sweets that you can make within no time. This is very commonly known in our family as Minuku Urundai which translates as glittering balls. The sugar adds a glitter to the balls and hence the name. The recipe uses simple ingredients and very less or no cooking time….

Lunch box hacks

It is an everyday routine to stare at the fridge and pantry to decide what to cook and wishing some magic to help with an answer! And like many, I am realizing every single day, how cruel it was tell Amma that her lunch menu was repetitive and boring (though she packed a good variety…

Ragi biscuits 

Ragi has become one of the most common ingredients at home these days. My grandma packed me a few kilos of freshly grounded ragi flour.She washed to clean the dust in ragi, sun-dried for a couple of days, ground in a mill, spread and let it cool down completely before packing it in an airtight…