Pearl millet porridge (kambu koozh)

Pearl millet/ bajra /kambu porridge is one that is been consumed by farmers since several years. It is nutritious and a comfort food and gives great energy to work through out the day in fields in hot sun. South Indians followed and started having them during summer. Making the porridge is so simple and easy…

Kaara (spicy) chutney

⏲️PREP TIME : 10 minutes ⏲️COOK TIME : 15 minutes 🍲CUISINE : Indian 🥘COURSE : Sidedish 🍴YIELD : 4 servings INGREDIENTS REQUIRED : Tamarind – 1 inch Salt as required To dry roast and powder : Red chilli – 6 no. Coriander seeds – 1tbsp Methi seeds – 1/4 tsp To saute : Sesame oil…

Kambu (Bajra) idli

Idlis play a major role in south Indian breakfast meal. Usually idlis are made using idli rice, urud dhal and methi seeds. Idli is always accompanied by sambar and chutney. Gluten free dieters follow these kind of Indian recipes and relish it. These idlis can be made with various ingredients like bajra, ragi, rawa, broken…

Capsicum chutney

South Indian’s regular gluten free breakfast is the most popular idli / dosa and the sidedish would be sambar, coconut chutney, coriander chutney, mint chutney, peanut chutney, tomato chutney, onion chutney or spicy Kara chutney. Red capsicum is little different from other chutneys. Capsicum gives colour, flavour and different taste to this chutney. Curry leaves…

Sorakkai kadayal (Bottle gourd mash)

Bottle gourd (sorakkai / laukee ) kadayal (mash) is a traditional sidedish made in our house. We south Indians make idli dosa regularly for breakfast and dinner so we prepare different side dishes apart from sambar and chutney. This is a simple dish and very healthy as well. Some people get heart-burning feeling after having…

Ragi ( Fingermillet ) idli

Idli with sambar, chutney is the staple food of South India. Idli is made using rice, urud dhal and fenugreek . Idli is gluten free and makes a perfect wholesome meal for breakfast or dinner . Ragi is rich in calcium , protein , fiber and minerals. Ragi is good for weight loss, easy to…

Barnyard millet kitchadi

Kitchadi is a south indian dish which is usually prepared using rawa or vermicelli . My kitchadi is a combination of barnyard millet (kuthiraivali) and moong dhal . I make sure every meal has protein in it. Millets are packed with fibres and nutrients whereas, moong dhal is loaded with proteins. Added veggies make the…

Red Amaranth Kootu

Generally kootu is a nutrient packed dish with the mixture of dhal and veggies or greens. This kootu involves moong dhal , amaranth stems and leaves. How can I ignore without saying the health benefits of amaranth….Its a good source of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Using cold pressed oil does make a difference in taste…

Bottle gourd / lauki chutney

South Indians usually make idli or dosa regularly for breakfast or dinner. Preparing a different side dish other than the regular sambar, coconut chutney , mint chutney, peanut chutney for idli or dosa is the great thing that troubles every mother . So here , I have a new chutney which goes well with idli…

Idli Podi / gun powder

Idli podi is a spicy powder made with very few ingredients in our pantry. Idli podi can be used in many ways in our food like you can sprinkle in it in dosas, make mini podi idlis and you can sprinkle it in egg dosas too. My family loves homemade this idli podi very much….

Little Millet (samai) pongal

Pongal is a commonly prepared breakfast in South india which is usually made using raw rice and moong dhal . Sauting the pongal with homemade ghee gives pongal an extraordinary flavour and taste. variety of millets are available in market. I have chosen little millet for making pongal . It is rich in fibre, zinc…

Poha /Flattened Rice Upma (gluten free)

Upma is a very easily made dish just in few minutes when we are back home after a long holidays or when we are out of veggies stock. Usually upma is not liked by many people but in our house , flattened brown rice upma is a big hit . Any upma involves just sauting…