Monday, November 30, 2015

Kerala Puttu recipe | How to make soft puttu

Kerala puttu recipe
Puttu is a popular Kerala breakfast recipe, generally served with Kadala curry. My mom regularly makes Ragi puttu, and as kids we love to eat that. She makes generally sweet puttu. This recipe of puttu iam sharing today is a plain puttu. I have made this with store bought puttu flour but you can make Puttu with rice flour too. Also i made this puttu using Puttu maker but you can make this using idli steamer too. Scroll down to the notes section to see the tips for making perfect soft puttu. Thanks for Kerala friends, Sreena and Messy, who helped me out , by patiently explaining my silly doubts. Let's see how to make soft Kerala puttu. I made this bit elaborate so that beginners will be benefited.
Kadala curry recipe will be coming up next. Check out my South Indian breakfast recipes collection

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Aloo Tikki Chaat | Easy Chaat recipes

Aloo tikki chaat
Aloo tikki is a popular snack made with potatoes. Generally it is served with the popular ragda patties and aloo tikki burger. The another famous and popular way of serving aloo tikki is making Aloo tikki chole chaat., where aloo tikkis are made and served with channa masala. I first planned for that but finally ended up in making aloo tikki chaat recipe. I finished the photo shoot soon and gobbled the aloo tikki chaat immediately.  This is a perfect snack for kids, once they come back from school. Give it a try this weekend and let me know how it turned out.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Karthigai Appam recipe | Sweet appam

Sweet appam
I actually wanted to post Vella adai recipe(will post tomorrow ) but while i was talking to my sister we both were casually sharing the memories about the  Karthigai sweet appam which my mom makes for Karthigai deepam. Also she makes it for Janmashtami too. Then only i realised i haven't posted it here. I have posted the wheat appam recipe, the same one she will deep fry. As we used to gobble it when amma makes it. As i am not a big sweet lover, during my childhood days, especially all jaggery based sweets i hate, i love sweet appam one very much. The entire house filled with lights, we all wearing pattu pavadai, amma making appam wearing the traditional 9 yards saree and wearing all the traditional jewellery, this appam reminded me of all special moments. Being a nurse, by profession, she can't wear bright and big nose rings daily, so she wears only during the festival. And she look very beautiful in that traditional costume and the jewellery. So always Karthigai deepam reminds me of this scene in our house in Madurai. Let me share the recipe of Karthigai sweet appam today. Check the Karthigai Deepam collections .

Monday, November 23, 2015

Idichakka Thoran | Raw jack fruit curry

Raw jack fruit -curry
Idichakka thoran is a curry /poriyal made with tender jackfruit or raw jack fruit. In tamil they call it as pala musu. It is the unripe jackfruit. I have heard from my mom's friend that they make kola urundai with this pala musu. Apart from that i have never heard about anything with that. I haven't even tried or tasted this veggie so far. Few months back my mom told me that she made a curry with this idichakka and also added it tasted very nice. Here we get the  cut fresh raw jackfruit . I happened to visit Mustafa center 2 days back and saw this raw jackfruit and picked and came. My friend's mom who taught me the traditional mysore pak, told me the perfect recipe of palakkad style idichakka thoran and it turned out very nice. I was very worried about how it will taste but it tasted very well and a perfect pair with vatha kuzhambhu. Try this at home and let me know how it turned out. I will surely update this post once i get the full raw jackfruit as  how to clean it.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Beetroot Soup | Soup recipes

Beetroot soup
Soup is a very common dish takes place in my kitchen. But mostly i end up making either tomato soup or sweet corn veg soup as the kids love it most. Last year when i made the supplement for Kungumam Thozi, themed Soups n Salads, i have given few new interesting soup recipes. This beetroot soup is one among them. Since the weather is very pleasant and cold, i thought i will share a recipe of soup today and found a beetroot lying down in the refrigerator. So i decided to make the beetroot soup and writing this post now with a cup of hot soup beside me. Check out my other soup recipes. You can have this soup with whole wheat toasted bread and have it as a light lunch or dinner too.