Wednesday 26 December 2018

Khara Paruppu Poli/Channadal Paruppu Poli

Puran Poli is well known as Obbattu or Holige, is quite a popular sweet flatbread which have their own place in every festivals. And this Poli is prepared with channadal, jaggery and coconut which is flavored with cardamom powder.However even toor dal is commonly used in the state of Karnataka,Gujarat and Tamil Nadu as well. But Moongdal is very much used in Andhra pradesh where this flatbread is called as bobbatlu or bakshalu. However savoury version of this fabulous sweetened flatbread do exists. And we call it fondly as Khara poli, which is definitely a tasty and dangerously delicious evening snack to enjoy with your favourite drink. Stuffed with spiced mashed channadal filling, this khara poli makes a filling snacks or starters depending upon how you serve this fantastic flatbread.

Khara Poli, Channadal Poli

Tuesday 25 December 2018

Cauliflower Whole Wheat Fritters/Gobi Atta Pakora

Winter evenings are so chilled here, obviously after a long day work, everyone at home love to have some crispy fritters. Fritters makes everyone happy, and needless to say kids love to munching hot pakoras for their snacks. Hence i prepared this cauliflower pakodas aka bajjis with a combination of wheat flour and gram flour. Adding wheat flour may sounds completely different from the usual way of dishing out these fritters. But trust me wheat flour works awesome for making puffy and dangerously delicious fritters as well.

Cauliflower Bajji, Wheat Flour Cauliflower Fritters

Monday 24 December 2018

Nutella Hot Chocolate

Winter, yes this season calls for some fabulous warm foods to keep ourselves warm to face this drastic weather. Winter for us goes for some cheesy foods, comforting bowl of soups to keep yourself good. I will try to keep my lunch or dinner as simple as possible during this weather. Winter warmers are must especially for kids, obviously i will do some exclusive foods during this weather. Usually i avoid deep frying  however winter pulls us to make crispy fritters just to please our tastebuds. Can refuse na, as winnter's chilled weather asks for hot and crispy foods. You may wonder why am talking about the Winter, i have a reason for this.

Nutella Hot Chocolate, Hot Chocolate

Wednesday 12 December 2018

Varagu Arisi Upma Kozhukattai/Kodomillet & Black-eyed Peas Steamed Dumplings

Upma Kozhukattai is a healthy, filling and satisfying South Indian breakfast, which is also enjoyed as a mid-day snacks, tiffin items to serve with some spicy coconut chutney. This steamed dumplings is prepared usually with rice rava or else with rice flour. And this steamed dish is also called as Kara pidikozhukattais as well. I love to replicate some traditional South Indian dishes with some healthy stuffs in it. Hence i opted for a millet dumplings aka gluten free upma kozhukattai. This is quite a healthy version of steamed dumplings which is seriously loaded with protein rich black-eyed peas beans. Obviously you cant miss this incredible protein rich to try if you are looking for a super healthy dinner or breakfast for week days.

Kodomillet Blackeyed Peas Steamed Dumplings

Tuesday 11 December 2018

Jowar Rava & Oats Idli/Instant Sorghum Semolina & Oats Idli

Most known, healthy and quite filling steamed breakfast dish in South India is Idli. Idli is prepared prominently with rice, urad dal and fenugreek seeds. Instant versions of this Idlies do exists, and this instant versions of idlis are seriously very easy to make. If you dont have idli batter, you can still stick with varieties of Instant versions of Idlies. Coming to this steamed dish, semolina aka rava is usually used in dishing out Instant versions of Idlies. However any sort of semolina can be used and here comes an another version of instant idli which i dished out with Sorghum semolina aka Jowar rava.You may wonder how this idly will be in taste and texture, i didnt find my difference between the usual instant  rava idlies we do quite often.

Jowar Rava & Oats Idli, Instant Jowar Rava Idli

Monday 10 December 2018

Chinese Steamed Savoury Eggs

If you are looking for a simple and quick steamed dish with eggs, dont forget to check my today's Chinese steamed eggs. This quick savoury steamed eggs makes an excellent meal to have with some chinese soups or noodles. Am running this week's blogging marathon with 'Steamed dishes' as theme. Obviously this week's posts are going to be some healthy, quick and delicious steamed dishes. And am kick starting this week's theme with this easy breezy steamed eggs. Flavored with soya sauce, sesame oil,and herbs or spring onions, this savoury egg custard is definitely a must to try if you are looking for an easy egg dish.

Chinese Steamed Eggs

Wednesday 5 December 2018

Vegan Dark Chocolate & Almonds Truffles

Chocolate truffles are bite-sized chocolate confectionery made traditionally with chocolate and warm cream. Yes chocolate ganache coated with melted chocolate, cocoa powder or chopped toasted nuts are fondly called as chocolate truffles. Shaped usually as spherical, conical or curved shape, these chilled chocolate cream are just prefect to enjoy during Christmas. Not to forget that, truffles are must in our Christmas dinner table as these chocolate confectionery makes a fabulous dessert after a festive meal. Truffles, this chocolate treats got their name as they ressembles as much like the edible fungus which is called as truffles. Varieties of truffles do exists, my favourite is always French chocolate truffles which is made with fresh cream and chocolate, once chilled, they are rolled in cocoa or nut powder.

Chocolate Almond Truffles

Tuesday 4 December 2018

Old Fashioned Peanut Brittle

Brittle is a kind of confection made with broken pieces of hard sugar candy with nuts like pecans, almonds or peanuts. These brittles have their own place especially in Christmas friendly candies list. Varieties of brittles exists if you go through google. I seriously want to make some old fashioned style of Peanut brittles since a while. When i picked Christmas candies as theme for this week's blogging marathon, i gathered all the ingredients to give a try to some Old fashioned aka grandma's style peanut brittles. Usually prepared with a hard sugar candy, old fashioned brittle calls for baking soda to bring a nice honeycomb like texture to this candies. Its quite a real fun to see the way the sugar syrup gets changed in colour once the baking soda is added to them. I seriously enjoyed making this extremely delicious peanut brittle for this week's theme.

Old fashioned Peanut Brittle

Monday 3 December 2018

Cashew Dark Chocolate Fudge

This week's theme for blogging marathon is going to be Christmas candies. Christmas is nearing and its going to be much fun here, we love this period of festivity. This year, we will be celebrating Christmas and New year at our friend's place as we are planning for a get together with other friends since a while. Obviously each and everyone are supposed bring some of their home made dishes to make this get together more delicious. Am planning to make some bakes and some starters to carry. Am eagerly waiting for this day, as its going to be some super fun moments to meet few of our friends who were living in South France. Coming to today's post, am kicking starting this week's theme with a simple yet a nutty, rich, chocolatey and dangerously delicious fudge.

Cashew chocolate fudge