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…

Ragi banana dates cake ( eggless & gluten free)

Ragi (finger millet) banana datesĀ  cake is a gluten free, eggless, no added sugar cake. It is my go to cake when I have spotty bananas in my fruit bowl. I have been testing out some gluten free recipes then wanted to get good at this gluten free banana cake without cocoa powder. I don’t…

Palak aloo paratha

Generally parathas are packed with nutrients. Ground palak is added to dough, aloo stuffing is made separately, kept inside the dough, rolled, flattened and cooked on a skillet. Any vegetable like beet or carrot can be cooked and added to the dough. It makes the paratha look colourful and attractive too. Healthy meals do require…

Ragi choco mug cake ( eggless / gluten free)

Finger millet or ragi is a rich source of natural calcium and is good for growing children and ageing people. Regular consumption of finger millet can keep bone diseases at bay. This mug cake is my fool proof recipe which I make very often for my kids. They take less time, less ingredients and they…

Mutton keema balls

Mutton keema balls / mutton kola urundai is made using finely minced meat. Roasted bengal gram and coconut are added for binding. Spices give it a flavour and the balls are deep fried till crispy. They are crispy outside and tender from inside. Keema balls can be accompanied with chicken or mutton gravy or can…

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…

Badam kheer

Badam kheer is a healthy heavenly kheer which is had as a dessert during festive times or on any special occasion. Almonds and cashews are ground finely and allowed to boil in milk, reduced, added saffron for natural colour and aroma. Cardamom added to enhance the flavour. Usually the almonds are soaked and the skin…

Savoury Muffins ( gluten free)

Savoury muffins are muffins with veggies, spices and herbs. These muffins can be had for breakfast, can be packed for lunch boxes or can be had as an evening snack. Sometimes we crave for spicy bakes or for our hunger pangs, these savoury muffins are a very good treat and healthy too. Bajra flour (Pearl…

Coconut Macaroon

Macaroons can easily be made in just few minutes without any preparation. Just mix, scoop and bake it for your loved ones. Macaroons are available in every tea stall in our streets and small bakeries. During my childhood days, wanted to try one but never had a chance to go to tea stall. But one…

Beet n carrot halwa

Carrot halwa is a mouth watering indian dessert which is loved by all age groups. While in grocery shopping, long red carrots attracted me and it striked me to make this halwa. Cutting veggies is an art ! When it comes to cooking, I like to chop and do everything on my own. Suddenly thought…

Amla juice

Amla (goose berry) is a rich source of vitamin c and amla juice is my all time favorite drink. Amla, ginger and Jaggery are combined to make a healthy tasty drink without any colour, preservatives or chemicals. I stock a bottle of amla juice in my refrigerator. After my workout, I feel refreshed with this…