Herbal Oil

Herbal Hair Oil

My mom used to prepare this oil when I was a kid. Later she stopped it as the process is very tedious and time consuming. But recently I thought of making it, as it helps for hair growth and reduces hair loss. Do you think these are the only benefits? Not really. This helps to…

Wheat Dosa

Thin Wheat Dosa

There are quite many varieties of Dosas and pancakes available all around the world. In those, I would say wheat dosa is the easiest one to make. I heard from some of my friends that making wheat dosa batter is time consuming, as all lumps should be removed to get thin dosas. But here, you…

Banana Jam

Pazham Varattiyathu / Plantain Jam

This is one of the special plantain recipes mentioned in Banana Kheer. This can be kept in the refrigerator for many days, but will stay fresh only a week or two outside. Special ila ada or pradhaman can be prepared using this. My daughter likes to eat it by making chapati roll – her own…

Sapota Shake

Chickoo/Sapota Milk Shake

Chickoo milk shake is a well known drink all over India. You might be thinking that, what’s the big deal in posting such a simple recipe? Am sure its worth trying out as it has some tricks to get a yummy shake 🙂 To get 3 big glasses of Sapota Shake: Ingredients: Chickoo/Sapota : 4-5…

Appam 2

Vellayappam / Appam

Vellayappam/Appam is a bowl-shaped thin pancake made from fermented rice batter. It has thin and crispy sides & soft and spongy center. Appams we usually get in restaurants have soft and thin sides and are often not crispy. These changes can be done easily and you can have different types of appams by varying the…

GulabJamun Set

Gulab Jamun using Milk Powder

Gulab Jamun is a rich and famous Indian dessert. This was prepared only during festive days or special occasions, especially in northern part of India. But nowadays this soft and juicy ball has become very common. Traditional way of Gulab Jamun preparation uses khova/khoya. You can get pretty much the same taste by using milk…

Kootu Curry 2

Kootu Curry

Recently I realized that I missed out one of the famous and favourite sadhya recipes in my posts. Kootu means mix in Malayalam. As the name says it is a mix of bengal gram and some special vegetables like raw banana/plantain and yam. Yellow pumpkin also can be used. In my eyes, roasting grated coconut…

Strawberry Pudding using Chinagrass

Strawberry Pudding

Fresh fruit puddings are very easy to prepare. This does not have to be cooked or baked like what we do in Caramel pudding. Just boil the milk and add china grass or gelatin. Also add fruit juices or syrups and some fresh fruits. That is it! You are done with your pudding. Ingredient Milk…

Kal Dosa

Kal Dosa/ Kal Dosai

As I mentioned in the kuzhipniyaram recipe here goes another one by using idli batter. This is called Kal Dosa, as it cooks on a special dosa pan made of stone (Kallu means stone in Malayalam) as shown below. Ingredients: Idli Batter : 1 cup Salt : to taste Oil : 2-3 teaspoons Preparation: Step…

Caramel Butterscotch Pudding

Caramel Pudding

This is a simple & popular pudding in caramel sauce. Egg is used as a binding agent, just like china grass or gelatin for others. Baking has to be done with double boiling method to get the best out of it. This means, pudding pan will be immersed partly in water while baking. Usually this…