Little Millet / Samai Ammini Kozhukattai – A healthy and a delicious savory neivediyam for this Vinayakar Chaturthi, prepared with little millet dosa mix. You can prepare this vegan ammini kozhukattai in 30 minutes. Last week I posted the sweet nei appam, so this week it got to be a savory one. With Vinayakar Chaturthi coming up in two days, what’s better than this savory ammini kozhukattai? This ammini kozhukattai can be prepared any time for a healthy munch. These spicy balls are perfect for hunger pangs too.
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.
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.
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.
The third recipe that I am going to post under the theme, lunch box recipes is the Coin dosa, precisely Carrot Coin Dosa. With idli/dosa batter, you can make zillion recipes, and one among them is the carrot dosa. As kiddo likes mess free, grab and eat dishes, I prepare small dosa like coins and hence the name. He calls this as kutti dosai.
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.
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.
I am going to share an easy peasy paneer gravy recipe that you can prepare in a jiffy without tomatoes. I can hear you asking how come paneer gravy without tomatoes? Hmmm, let’s think. How about using pasta/pizza sauce for the same? Errr that’s what I did. :-) Here comes my super simple Instant Pot Paneer gravy with pasta sauce.
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. :-)
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.