Nei Appam | Paniyaram Pan Nei Appam

Nei Appam

Nei Appam / Neyyappam / Unni Appam is one of the traditional sweet recipes that we prepare for Krishna Jayanthi and Karthigai Deepam. It’s a traditional dish in both Kerala and Tamil Nadu. It’s flour-based sweet fritter deep fried in ghee, but guess what, I am going to share the non-fried version of the same. Thanks to the appe pan/ paniyara chatti.  Here comes the low-cal version of the sweet delicacy Nei appam.

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Diabetic Friendly Health Mix / Sathu Maavu Kanji Powder with Barley and Green Gram Dal

Porridge or kanchi or Kanji is one of quintessential family breakfast. Be it salt ones like kambu koozh or a sweet one like ragi or oats porridge; we love it all. Today I am going to share a diabetic friendly healthy mix or sathu maavu kanchi powder prepared with just five ingredients. With the goodness of barley, green moong dal, whole wheat, boiled rice and roasted gram dal, this kanchi maavu is sure a healthy and fiber rich breakfast option.

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Vazhaithandu Mor Kootu | Plantain Stem Kootu

Finally a Vazhaithandu/Plantain Stem recipe on my blog. :-) I am super happy to share one of my favorite recipes today – it’s the vazhaithandu or the plantain stem mor kootu, a close cousin of Avial. For avial, we use mixed vegetables, but for this, all you need is plantain stem. With the goodness of yogurt, coconut and coconut oil, this rich and creamy kootu is sure a relish.

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Mushroom Paniyaram | Mushroom Kuzhi Paniyaram

Mushroom Paniyaram

Today I am going to share yet another lunch box recipe with a veggie sneaked in. :-) Yesterday I posted ridgegourd rice, and today it’s the protein rich – mushroom paniyaram – a delicious and mess free lunch box recipe that vaandu loves. I usually use a different rice, dal proportion for paniyaram batter (you find it here) but for this recipe, I did not use the paniyaram batter instead, I went with my regular idli/dosa batter. Check out the simple recipe below.

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Ridgegourd Rice | Peerkangai Saadam

Ridgegourd Rice

The school season has already begun here in India, and it’s about to start in the USA and other countries soon. Packing kids lunch is always a challenging task. I shared a few kiddo’s favorite lunch box recipes last year, and here I am back with another set of kids friendly lunch box recipes. The first recipe that I am going to share is the Peerkangai Sadam/Ridgegourd rice. It’s a mild yet delicious rice with the veggie sneaked in.

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Kuthiraivali Aval Upma | Barnyard Millet Flakes Upma

It’s been ages since I posted a millet recipe. I am glad to post a different millet based upma recipe today. It’s the barnyard millet flakes upma or precisely Kuthiraivali aval upma. This upma is a delicious and crunchier upma with the fragrance of coconut oil. Between, wondering where did I get the barnyard millet flakes? It’s from the Native Food Store. Thanks to Native Food Store for this unique millet product. :-)

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Tropical Sorbet | Mango and Pineapple Sorbet

MangoPineappleSorbet

When it comes to frozen delights, Sorbet is a must, and I cannot skip this simple frozen fruit delight during summer. Today I am going to share a Tropical Sorbet, precisely Pineapple and Mango sorbet with a hint of lemon juice. And, I did not use any ice-cream machine or churner for this recipe. Aloha !!! Bring the tropical flavor to your home with this delightful five ingredient no churn sorbet.

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Frozen Mango Yogurt Bars

Can you eat mango lassi? Ask me, and I will say “Yes, of course” :-) and if you ask me how, I will say “as frozen bars.”  :-) That’s what I am going to share today – Frozen Mango-Yogurt bars or barks or mango lassi bars. Please feel free to pick your favorite name. If you are like me crazy about mangoes and wondering how to store them even after the season is over – then you are right the right place and here is the solution.

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