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…

Veg Tikkis

Tikkis are loaded with veggies and can be made with different vegetables as per your taste. I made bread sandwich with homemade wheat bread for breakfast and with the left over vegetable stuffing, made these tikkis for evening snack. These tikkis can also be tried with left over rice or stir fry vegetables made for…

Wheat carrot cake ( eggless)

Wheat carrot cake is a healthy cake for kids to have for their snack time. Carrots are rich in vitamin A which is essential for eye sight and over all health. Organic jaggery powder or palm sugar or country sugar are the regular sugars used in my kitchen. Country sugar and spices enhance the taste…

Fruit n nut cake (eggless)

Dry fruits and nuts cake is a guilt free cake sweetened with jaggery and mildly spiced. Nutty flavoured and colourful cake is so beautiful, mouth watering and a very healthy version. Every bite of it fills your mouth with a pleasant fruity sweetness. Freshly ground spice gives the cake nice aroma. Dates, walnuts and almonds…