Ragi Koozh or Keppai Koozh or Aadi Koozh or Traditional Finger Millet Porridge

Ragi Koozh or Keppai Koozh :

Ragi Koozh or Keppai Koozh is a summer coolant recipe from the traditional cuisine. This is a very common super energetic drink for summer. Ragi Koozh or Keppai Koozh is made by fermenting overnight. Continue reading “Ragi Koozh or Keppai Koozh or Aadi Koozh or Traditional Finger Millet Porridge”

Spongy Home made Rasgulla|Rasgulla Recipe

Rasgulla-This is my most favorite sweet.Wondering how come a person who has avoided most whites in the pantry love Rasgulla!!Yeah-I used to just gobble up this Bengali sweet in no time.But it is a yearly twice kind of event. No harm right?Though I avoid whites in my pantry I don’t mind using once in a while or having them at a party or offering my kid during an outing.I tried making rasgullas at home some two years back and these recipe images have been lying on my hard disk since then. Accidentally a friend of mine wanted to know the recipe of spongy rasgulla,so posting it now. The images are of poor quality since they were clicked long back(before learning the techniques I use today).




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Broken Wheat Pineapple Kesari|Dalia Pineapple Halwa|Wheat Rava Kesari

Broken Wheat Pineapple Kesari or Pineapple Kesari or Wheat Rava Pineapple halwa is a very rich nutritious dessert/sweet .I made some replacements to the usual pineapple kesari made with white sugar/rava .I replaced them with healthy versions like palm sugar and wheat rava. It turned out super yummy and I didn’t even get enough quantity to click a picture.The dish was done some 2 years back and only now I dug my old drafts and brought it live as a post. Continue reading “Broken Wheat Pineapple Kesari|Dalia Pineapple Halwa|Wheat Rava Kesari”

Rava Kesari|Sooji Kesari|Rava Bath|Sooji Halwa

Kesari-The most super quick sweet one can make which I have never made fearing that I wouldn’t be able to get the right consistency.Hubby and my paternal grand dad likes it so much.My paternal aunt would never come home without a bowl of this even if she visits us every week.Mom makes it in a jiffy and she had never failed.But to attempt this recipe I literally nagged her for a week ,pulled hubby inside kitchen and finally made it.Hopefully it is perfect.I was questioned by few friends that how I manage to cook without white ingredients daily.I try to replace with healthy alternatives.But I do include them once in 4 months or 6 months for dishes like kesari,milk halwa,gulab jamun etc.We don’t make these daily ,right?

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KADALAI MITTAI/PEANUT CHIKKI/GROUNDNUT CANDY FOR KIDS

Hello Friends!I hope all of you all keeping good .People in North India please take extra care of yourself because of the smoggy winter prevalent.There were no posts from me for the past two days because of the horrible pollution which has bombarded us. It was a real shock to a first timer like us and we are slowly finding ways and means to tackle it.I had severe eye irritation because of it irrespective of staying indoors.It is definitely not so simple as most people think.This is an alarming situation.I shall write a separate post on this because I would write several pages if I commence.Coming to today’s recipe,it is our own traditional and the most healthy snack “Kadalai Mittai/Peanut Bar/Groundnut Chikki/Groundnut Candy”.This is one of the recipes which I had been miserably failing several times and this time hubby made it perfectly.Yeah!You can call this a guest post from Kitchen King(H/O Kitchen Kathukutty).We have so keenly trying on this because we had a tough time to pick up a pure groundnut candy for our kid.By pure what do I mean?I mean the ingredients should be only “Jaggery+Water+Cardamom+Groundnut” and no glucose syrup or other artificial/refined sweeteners. You may ask me why so much of stress on this .It is because it is our regular snack.We don’t send packed snack/ready made food as our son’s snack. Peanuts/Groundnuts are so rich in protein and combining it with jaggery makes it a super food. To know more about benefits of groundnut refer here Continue reading “KADALAI MITTAI/PEANUT CHIKKI/GROUNDNUT CANDY FOR KIDS”

JAVVARISI THENGAI PAAL PAYASAM|SAGO KHEER WITH JAGGERY & COCONUT MILK|TAPIOCA PEARL PUDDING|SABUDANA KHEER FOR BABIES

Sago Kheer With jaggery:

Sago/Sabudhana/Tapioca pearls are full of carbohydrates and starch, hence provides you with instant energy.I mostly don’t include this except for payasam/kheer/to give a crisp/soft texture to dosa like masala dosa /sponge dosa. I love its texture when added to kheer and my favourite payasam is semiya payasam with javvarisi. Amma made an healthy alternative of it with palm sugar especially for me. I tried this one with jaggery and coconut milk on my hubby’s birthday/Vinayagar Chathurthi this year because hubby doesn’t take milk and sugar and he loves moong dhal kheer with jaggery.Hence this fusion happened.I prefer coconut milk to any animal milk because it is extremely nutritious.If consumed in moderation coconut milk is found to fight and protect us from infections and diseases,Hence I will never miss a chance to use it in my food.My hubby playfully hints me when we run out of coconut and tomato saying “Your heartbeats in the pantry are running out of stock”.To be honest ,I really can’t cook without coconut and tomatoes. It was when I had bought a new mobile , so I was experimenting my food blog photos with it.I am sincerely looking for your feedback on this. Continue reading “JAVVARISI THENGAI PAAL PAYASAM|SAGO KHEER WITH JAGGERY & COCONUT MILK|TAPIOCA PEARL PUDDING|SABUDANA KHEER FOR BABIES”

Oma Podi|Plain Sev

Oma Podi/Plain Sev/Om Podi is one of the easiest snacks/quickest diwali savoruy item which can be made.This is my sisters most favourite so my grandmother ,mom,aunt used to make this very often even during non festive seasons.It is mostly made with besan flour/kadala maavu/chick pea flour ,rice flour and ajwain.Few skip rice flour.Hubby wanted me to give it a try this time.So I made it.Believe me it gets done in no time.There is no much of any specific tricks in this.I would prefer such home made snacks to any store bought ones always because we make it and I use only coconut oil to make any such snacks to make it healthy even though they are deep fried. Continue reading “Oma Podi|Plain Sev”

RAVA LADDU|SOOJI LADDU

Rava laddu is one quick recipe which can be made in no time and gets over in the same speed.It just melts in mouth.This has been one of my favourites in childhood and every aunt/grandmom who visits me would definitely come with a box of this. Recently I stopped making/having them after having avoided the white ingredients in my cooking.After a long time,this was made for a special person.

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Red Rice Puttu|Sigappu Arisi Puttu

It is Navratri season and I hope all of you are having very colourful and delightful celebrations.Mom keeps golu(traditional show casing of dolls) and we used to have all friends and relatives visiting us.We have poojas day and night and most importantly various prasadh 🙂 This puttu recipe is one signature recipe from my mom and I have so far not succeeded in making such a  perfect one. This is the favourite dish of all kids in the family including me and my son.This is generally made with white rice flour and jaggery and mom began making with red rice flour often especially after LO’s arrival. This dish is made traditionally for the puberty function by maternal aunt and served. This can be offered to babies about one year. red rice and jaggery are rich in iron and hence this is so healthy. Continue reading “Red Rice Puttu|Sigappu Arisi Puttu”

CURD/MOSARU KODUBALE|RING MURUKKU

Curd Kodubale or Mosaru Kodubale is a savoury snack from the state of Karnataka.I had made this for Kirshna Jeyanthi and hence thought of sharing with you all. I had initially planned for the traditional thenkuzhal but I couldn’t manage time.Thus ended up making up this simple murukku.I got this idea from my school friend Ramya and she gave me this space as reference.I referred few more places and finally ended up with this recipe.This is my first trial and I am not sure if I proceeded right.Let me know if I missed any.The recipe turned out super hit in my family and it is a great snack.It is a savoury snack which is crispy and slightly spicy+sour in taste>This is a great finger food for babies who are 8 months plus..Presenting you with my first trial version of RING MURUKKU/CURD KODUBALE/MOSARU KODUBALE here.Enjoy having home made snacks with absolutely no guilt. Continue reading “CURD/MOSARU KODUBALE|RING MURUKKU”