idly milagai podi

Idly Milagai Podi|Idly Podi|Idly/Dosa Podi|Milagai Podi

Idly Milagai Podi or Idly Podi or Milagai Podi for Idli is a very handy and quick fix for dinner or breakfast. Idli milagai podi goes so well with all varieties of idli/dosa/adai too. This combo of ildi+oil+podi is unbeatable and there are many in the family who would an extra plate of idly for the podi. I somehow have never had a liking for idli milagai podi but hubby and LO loves it. Here is amma’s simply superb version without garlic.I have added the alternations to be made for different other versions. I hope you find them useful. Continue reading “Idly Milagai Podi|Idly Podi|Idly/Dosa Podi|Milagai Podi”

pauppu podi

Paruppu Podi|Lentil Powder for Rice|Spiced Dal Powder for Babies,Kids and Toddlers

Paruppu Podi/Mixed lentil Powder/Spiced Dal Powder is a staple in most of our houses. It is a quick and healthy accompaniment to rice and especially for babies, kids and toddlers. If you have the paruppu podi in your pantry you can manage a quick, tasty and healthy lunch. Paruppu podi has different versions and the below one is a special method from mom for babies, kids and toddlers. We have always a stock of paruppu podi with pottukadalai at home as we have the habit of including it with sothi / vendhaya saru /puli kulambhu/keerai saaru. This can be stored for 3 months at room temperature. This is a no garlic version, I shall soon share the garlic version, special spicy version too. Continue reading “Paruppu Podi|Lentil Powder for Rice|Spiced Dal Powder for Babies,Kids and Toddlers”

Kesar Badam Mix

Kesar Badam Mix|Home Made Almond Saffron Milk Mix for babies-A fool proof non sticky recipe

Kesar Badam Mix for toddlers & kids:

The huge challenge/worry/doubt of all moms is about kid refusing cows milk .I have received a lot of queries about how can a parent can make his/her kid drink milk without any battles.My answer would prefer plain milk or instant dry fruits milk or Prefer no milk at all.Yeah..I prefer no milk at all if the kid has enough milk products on daily basis or takes other sources of calcium.I don’t force my kid to take milk.In fact, milk is only used rarely in cooking or for direct consumption at home.I stopped it way back in 2012.And none of us take coffee/tea too. But we consume all milk products like butter,ghee, cheese, paneer,curd regularly.This kesar almond mix is one of the oldest preparations at home.I made this for little one as I kept forgetting soaking almonds every night for daily consumption.I have finally come with a post on details to avoid a gooey mix when prepared at home.And you know what this is sugarless.So it is safe to use even for 6 months baby.The below procedure might seem complex but I can ensure a 100% non sticky powder which will just mix with warm milk.This will stay good even for a year if you freeze it. Continue reading “Kesar Badam Mix|Home Made Almond Saffron Milk Mix for babies-A fool proof non sticky recipe”

eggless rajgira ragi cookies

Finger Millet Amaranth|Ragi Rajgira Cookies For Kids-Without Raising agents

Ragi Rajgira Cookies

Yeppieee!!!I finally tried baking cookies for the first time and it ended up so successfully. And you know what makes it even wonderful? It is white sugar-free/gluten free/raising agents free -Sounds extremely nutritious right? It is made of finger millet+Amaranth flour as main ingredients. This is my first attempt at baking cookies/biscuits at home and it turned out super yummy and a great hit. Continue reading “Finger Millet Amaranth|Ragi Rajgira Cookies For Kids-Without Raising agents”

home made apple jam

Home Made Apple Jam

Jam Jam Jammy—Remember these ad guys?Every time when a jam is made at home I remember this tune and song.I even get amazed at myself when I think of having had a great craze for jam/any sweet when I was in school.And think of the change in me now?I have cut down all refined sugars in my cooking and have been used to even skipping sugars totally. Are you wondering why is this mentioned now? It is just to give you all a confidence that any change for a goodness is possible.There was a time when a few kgs of sugar was bought exclusively for me in my home and now I am into strict “no white ingredients” in my cooking mode. There is nothing “IMPOSSIBLE” dear friends 🙂 Today’s recipe is apple jam which I made when two months back.I still have it in my stock and I have carried it with me all along.It has no preservatives and no white sugar added.You can even make without any sugars by adding dates for babies below one year. Continue reading “Home Made Apple Jam”

peanut chikki /kadalai mittai

KADALAI MITTAI/PEANUT CHIKKI/GROUNDNUT CANDY FOR KIDS

Peanut Chikki/Kadalai Mittai:

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 the 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 traditions 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 tried 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 superfood. To know more about the benefits of groundnut refer here Continue reading “KADALAI MITTAI/PEANUT CHIKKI/GROUNDNUT CANDY FOR KIDS”

cardamom cookies

Whole Wheat Cardamom Cookies

Whole Wheat Cardamom Cookies:

Yayyyyyy!!!Time for a guest post from a wonderful person. I hope all of you remember the guest posts invites I have been doing after my 100 th blog post. I invite each of you to provide me pure vegetarian recipes with mushrooms/soya chunks as the main ingredient or any baked goodies without refined white products as guest posts for my blog. I had already extended an invite to fellow bloggers, friends and family. Whoever is interested, please write to me at kitchenkathukutty@gmail.com with ingredients, detailed recipe and step by step images(at-least one final image). I will be happy and honoured to post the same in my blog. All of you are welcome.

Coming to today’s guest post,It is from Abi Guna,a Vlogger at veg2nonvegkitchen .Her channel mainly concentrates on authentic Chettinad cuisine but she also has presented a variety of dishes from the most authentic ones to very modern foods. I came to know via a FB group and I have always admired her cooking, presentation & versatility. Her recipes are so inviting and tempting.When I had approached her for the guest post she immediately agreed to it and offered me with this simple & awesome recipe in just 2 days.  Thank you so much dear for doing an amazing job! Do not miss her videos.Do subscribe at https://www.facebook.com/Veg2NonvegKitchen/   Continue reading “Whole Wheat Cardamom Cookies”

homemade mango jam

HOME MADE MANGO JAM-PRESERVATIVE FREE

Mango Jam Recipe:

MANGOES-I drool when I hear the name,so is my little boy.When the last few mangoes were entering our home I thought of making some mango jam for my son and here is the recipe for you.This recipe is a no white sugar ,no preservative recipe hence it is very safe for your kids.I have already posted beetroot jam and strawberry dates jam recipes.The colour totally depends on the variety of mango used and the type of sugar used.The glaze which you find in beetroot jam is missing here because I have replaced white sugar with palm sugar.LO loves jam and hence I always make jams with various fruits/veggies for him with no sugar and no preservatives.Do give a try and let me know your feedback. Continue reading “HOME MADE MANGO JAM-PRESERVATIVE FREE”

eggless mango muffins

VEGAN MANGO MUFFINS/EGGLESS MANGO MUFFINS

Vegan Mango Muffins-A muffin recipe with no white ingredients and no milk products-Yes it is vegan. I just can’t believe myself and I can’t hold the recipe to myself. It is definitely worth the try because it just takes half an hour and it is free of all whites like milk, curd, butter, white sugar, maida/wheat flour(A perfect recipe which will fit the purpose of my blogging journey-Read it in detail here). Don’t ask me if I am a VEGAN. I am certainly not. I can’t survive without butter,ghee, buttermilk, paneer, cheese.I totally avoid white/refined flours,sugar, milk,table salt and mostly curd too. I partially avoid white polished rice in our regular food and substitute with whole grains and millets. Continue reading “VEGAN MANGO MUFFINS/EGGLESS MANGO MUFFINS”

HOME MADE BUTTER

HOME MADE BUTTER

HOME MADE BUTTER
Hello Folks! Greetings from KitchenKathukutty 🙂 It has been a very long time since I had posted in this space(It was before Navratri). I was away on account of several family and personal commitments and finally back after 5 months. So were you guys missing me?. I hope all of you are in good health and high spirits.Shall we get into today’s recipe? It is a long pending recipe from my side.I had sent this to mylittlemoppet as a guest post few months back and I am posting it here for you. As most of you would know I always prefer home made ingredients and this is my son’s favourite too. Making butter at home might seem tedious at first but I can bet you that you wouldn’t try store bought butter if you start using this. It will just melt down in your mouth.As summer is almost there here burning all of us I would recommend to have a spoonful of butter in empty stomach early in the morning. This will help you beat the heat.  I can hear many of you asking “Won’t butter increase fat content of my body?, Is it not harmful?” Butter is such a super food if taken in moderation.Butter has been used as a healing medicine by our ancestors.Butter is an excellent source of healthy fatty acids and cholesterol.It is a great anti aging agent .When it comes to babies you can include home made butter from six months . You can add to all food items or even offer it fresh from your blender.  Continue reading “HOME MADE BUTTER”