Related Posts Widget for Blogs by LinkWithin

Groundnut chutney


Groundnut-1 cup
Red chilli-5
Jeera-1/4 tsp
Garlic-3 flakes
Salt- To taste

For seasoning:

Mustard-1/2 tsp
Urad dal-1/4 tsp
Curry leaves
Oil-1 tsp

Preparation method:

1. Dry roast the groundnuts.
2. Take all the ingredients in mixer grinder,grind into smooth paste.
3. Heat the oil,add mustard,once it splutter,add curry leaves and urad dal.
4. Let it turn golden brown,mix with chutney.
5. Serve along with idly and Dosa.

IMG_0143 copy

Rava Kesari

Kesari is a very common and popular sweet in south India especially Tamilnadu and Karnataka.It's popular neivedyam for Satyanarayana pooja in Karnataka.I heard it's traditional Karnataka dessert(Kesari bath).In hotels they will serve along with Rava upma.In Tamilnadu especially Chidambaram we will call it as Sojji.When ever relatives visit us amma will make kesari and bajji.Every Diwali early morning amma will prepare hot hot kesari along with idlies.Here i used 1/4 cup ghee,but u can add upto 1 cup(Equal proportion of Rava).Very important thing is u have roast rava properly(Golden brown).otherwise you will get Kesari like gum only.


Rava-1 cup
Milk-1 cup
Sugar-1 1/2 cup
Ghee-1/4 cup

Preparation method:

1. Dry roast rava till golden brown and keep it aside.
2. In heavy bottom vessel or non-stick pan,add 1 cup of milk and 2 cups of water,allow it to boil.Add crushed Cardamom and pinch of kesari colour also.
3. Now reduce the flame,add roasted rava carefully so that no lumps are formed.
4. Wait till rava cooks well,add sugar mix well.
5. Add half of the ghee in kesari,mix well.
6. Heat remaining ghee in a pan,roast cashew and raisins.
7. Add roasted cashew and raisins with kesari,serve hot.

Paper Roast

The Dosa is spread thinly and fired until crispy like a paper .Instead of oil u will use ghee means u will get nice aroma.I still remember the taste of Saravana Bhavan slightly brown crispy roast along with sambar & two kind of chutney.


Raw rice-2 cups
Boiled rice-2 cups
Urad dal-1 cup
Feenu Greek seeds-1 tsp
Poha/aval-1 tsp
Salt-To taste

Preparation method:

1. Wash and clean rice,urad dal and soak for 6 hrs.
2. Grind urad dal into fine paste and poha along with rice into little coarse paste.
3. Mix with required salt and allow it to ferment overnight.
4. Heat the Dosa pan,spread the batter,as thin as possible.
5. Grease with oil or ghee and allow it to become crispy.
6. Turn into other side,serve hot with chutney and sambhar.

Poha /Aval mixture

This is very easy to prepare and tasty also.With in 5 min using very less oil we can prepare this.If u want u can add Cashew and raisin along with this mixture.very nutritious snack for kids.It consumes very less oil and also become crispy to eat and healthy evening snack.


Poha/Aval(thin)-2 cup
Groundnut-1/4 cup
Fried gram dhal-4 tsp
Green chilli-2
Garlic-2 flakes
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Salt-To taste
Oil-2 tsp

Preparation method:

1. Dry roast poha in pan for 2 min.keep it aside.
2. Dry roast groundnut and mix with poha.
3. Heat the oil,add Turmeric,green chilli,crushed garlic,salt and curry leaves.
saute 1 min.
4. Now add Roasted poha,fried gram and groundnuts,mix well.
5. Serve along with tea.

Instant Badam kheer

It is a milk based dessert where ground almonds are cooked in milk,with sugar and cardamom.It's easy an sweet drink and suits for many occasions. Quantity of sugar can be adjusted to your taste.Making a Badam kheer is not a tedious process.I made it in 15 min.I tried with instant Badam mix powder.It came out well.I am sending this dish to Sanghi's FIL-MILK" EVENT.
Being a mother I am Dedicating this recipe to my son Ram,Because he loves All kind of Milkshakes and Kheer.Always he ask me to prepare some shakes.

Here my recipe


Milk-1 tin(1000ml)
Sugar-1 cup
MTR badam mix-120g
Badam flakes-4 tsp

Preparation method:
1. Boil the milk in heavy bottomed vessel or Nonstick vessel.
2. Once it starts to boil add Badam mix powder and mix well.
3. Reduce the flame into low and keep stirring,til the milk reduce to half of
its quantity.
4. Now add sugar and allow it to mix properly.
5. Switch off the stove,garnish with almond flakes.serve hot.
6. Refrigerate the same for cold Badam milk.

Fish fry

Most of the south Indians are fond of seafood or fish.Fish fry is a very simple and tasty dish.Once upon a time(In my childhood)When i used to eat Non-veg,Fish fry was my favorite.It's one of my husband's favorite dish .For fry most of the times i will use vanjeram only.But u can use any variety.Instead of deep fry this way will give better taste.Here my recipe


Fish-8 pieces
Chilli powder-1tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Coriander powder-1/4 tsp
Pepper powder-1/4 tsp
Ginger garlic paste-1/2 tsp
Lemon juice-1/4 tsp
Salt- To taste


1. Make paste of above ingredients using mixture grinder.
2. Clean the fish slices apply this paste,allow it to soak for an hour.
3. Heat the Dosa pan,add 1 tsp of oil add 3-4 slices of fish,cook them in slow flame
for 4-5 min.
4. Allow it to cook until it will become crisp and brown.Add oil when ever u need.
5. Turn the other side and follow the same method.
6. Serve hot and enjoy the fish fry.

Spicy Chicken Fry

This is a Hot and spicy Chicken fry,that tastes good with Briyani,sambhar and rasam rice.This is a simple chicken side dish.I tried this recipe first time but it came out beyond my expectations.Its so easy to cook.Use nonstick pan for better result and less oil.


Ginger garlic paste-1 tsp
Chilli powder-2 tsp
Coriander powder-1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Pepper powder-1/2 tsp
Chicken masala-1 tsp
Curd-3 tsp
Cinnamon 1"
Curry leaves

Preparation Method:

1. Mix Chilli powder,turmeric,chicken masala,coriander powder,ginger garlic paste and salt along with curd.
2. Make slit in the chicken and marinade for 4-5 hrs.
3. Heat the oil in pan,add cloves,cinnamon and curry leaves and saute well.
4. Now add marinated chicken pieces and let the chicken cook in its own water.
5. Sprinkle pepper powder and Cook until it turn into brown in slow flame.
6. Serve hot.

Subscribe via email

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner