Sunday, December 21, 2014

HOMEMADE CHAI MASALA | TEA MASALA RECIPE

Chai-masala
Tea masala | Chai masala is an aromatic masala, added in Indian tea. I have seen in many Northindian friends house, they keep the chai masala and their tea will always be awesome. I have already posted how to make tea in this Indian Kitchen basics series. Suresh is not a big fan of masala chai but i love mild masala added to chai. I was looking for a perfect recipe for tea masala. I have tried few store bought brands too but all turned out bit spicy and too strong.
I saw the recipe in show me the curry and thought i will give it a try. Wow i got the perfect chai masala recipe. Try this out at home and i am sure you will love this masala tea.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

VANILLA TEA CAKE RECIPE | EGGLESS BAKING RECIPES

Tea-cake 
Vanilla Tea cake is a new recipe introduced to me by my cousin. Few days back she sent to me the picture of this eggless tea cake through what's app. I asked her the recipe and she sent to me by mail. She told that she got the recipe from her friend. I just tried this cake last week and it taste super yum. It was super soft and mild in sweet and perfect for a Tea time snack. If interested check out my


Monday, December 15, 2014

KUTHIRAIVALI TOMATO RICE | MILLET RECIPES

Kuthiraivali-thakkali-rice
Kuthiraivali |barnyard millet |Odalu in kannada|Jhangora in hindi, is a healthy millet and i have experimented few interesting recipes with this millet and will be posting the millet recipes every monday. I have made a supplement book for Managayr Malar a popular Tamil magazine themed Millet recipes. This book will be published today DEC15-31 edition. I have tried this Kuthiraivali tomato rice and it was very nice and we couldn't feel any odd taste too. Perfect to pack for lunch box too. I used the similar recipe as of my thakkali sadam.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

2 MINUTES MICROWAVE BROWNIE | EGGLESS BROWNIE RECIPES

chocolate-brownie
Microwave brownie, the name itself makes many of you drool. This recipe doesn't need an oven too. You can make this simple microwave brownie in 2 minutes with easily available ingredients. If your kids ask for instant snack this brownie is the best one to make in a microwave . I am sure kids will love this and give you an extra hug for sure, as i got it too. I adapted this recipe from divya's space. Do try this out and i am sure you will love this eggless chocolate brownie.

Friday, December 12, 2014

UDIPI SAMBAR RECIPE | UDUPI HOTEL SAMBAR

Udippi-sambar
Udippi sambar|udupi style sambar is a new sambar recipe without the use of homemade sambar powder.  I recently tasted this sambar in a friend's house who is a native of bangalore. The sambar was very different, aromatic and yum. when i asked her any special sambar powder you make for this , she said that this udipi sambar is without sambar powder . She told me the ingredients to roast and grind to make the fresh masala for sambar, just roughly without any measurements. I just tried it at home few days back and it was a super hit. A very aromatic sambar recipe which is a must try recipe from jeyashri's kitchen.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

MUSHROOM SOUP RECIPE | CREAM OF MUSHROOM SOUP

Mushroom-soup
Mushroom Soup | Cream of Mushroom Soup, i have tried few times but somehow didn't get a perfect taste of the soup every time. Last month when i was working on Soups and salads assignment for Kungumam Thozi Magazine, i tried this again and got the taste perfect. The book got published on Dec.1 and those who in Tamil nadu can get it in shops. I will be posting some soups and salad recipes here from that book every week. Most of the Indian style soups are a super hit at my home and we often include Soups and Salads in my cooking. Last 2 months as Suresh is preparing for the Full marathon, i am so particular to include healthy food into his diet. So made a protein packed salad for him everyday along with a soup and a complete balanced diet. Last week he successfully completed his marathon and still now i am working on his diet. Post recovery is also more important.
   We are travelling to India for vacation and will be back on first week of next month. Till then i will be posting recipes but can't be so active in responding mails, and so committed to weekend posts too. Stay tuned for more interesting recipes. Follow jeyashri's kitchen on Facebook to get updates.


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

VARAGU IDLI | KODO MILLET IDLI | MILLET RECIPES

kodo millet-idli
 Varagu | Kodo Millet is an easily available millet . It is called as Kodra in Hindi and Harka in kannada and Koovaragu in Malayalam. I have just replaced Varagu arisi with normal idli rice. Check out my Idli recipe  for detailed recipe and tips on making idli. The idli turned out super soft and no one could make out that it is millet idli. Varagu has lot of health benefits.It reduces blood sugar and also Cholesterol. Also it is a great source of protein for vegetarians. Serve this Idli with any side dish of your choice,. Check out the side dish for idli 

Monday, December 8, 2014

PAAN JUICE | BETEL LEAFJUICE RECIPE

paan-juice
Paan juice | Betel leaf juice (Vethalai in tamil )is an interesting one which i recently tasted in Punjabi Grill restaurant here in Singapore. When he served this on table after we finished our lunch. He told it as a mouth freshener and i was so curious and called the waiter again and asked him what all the ingredients included in this paan juice.He explained the recipe of the paan juice and was quite interesting. Immediately i cam home and tried it on the next day itself. I got the gulkand from my north indian friend. It turned out exactly the same. Yesterday i again made this paan juice to post here. Also i have tried Home made beeda too for a potluck party 2 weeks back, as most of my friends are a huge fan of beeda ( sweet paan). It was a super hit in the party.Will post that recipe also soon here. This juice should be served in very small quantities as it is a mouth freshener.
  Since i am running out of time today Millet recipe i am posting tomorrow.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

MICROWAVE BREAD PIZZA | MICROWAVE RECIPES

Microwave-bread-pizza

Bread pizza is a easy and yummy one and a super hit among kids too. I have already posted Pizza recipe , but this is a Microwave version of Bread Pizza. A perfect snack for kids after they are back from school. Just 1 minute microwave bread pizza is ready . With just easily available ingredients at home pizza is ready in few minutes.

Friday, December 5, 2014

POTTUKADALAI VELLA URUNDAI | KARTHIGAI DEEPAM RECIPES

Pottukadalai-vella-urundai
Pottukadalai Vella urundai is made for Karthigai Deepam in my mil's place. Many other Brahmin families don't have the tradition of making this pootukadalai urudai for Festivals as they don't consider it as auspicious. Being the native of North Arcot District in Tamilnadu, in my inlaws house for every function it is a must. Even for weddings, seemandams, ayushomam, Grahapravesahams, one among the Paruppu thengai they make should be Pottukadalai paruppu thengai. But being a native of Tanjore brahmins, initially my mom felt so odd to make this pottukadalai urundai and give it for festivals as Seer. Later she got used to it. Even for Karthigai Deepam too we make small Paruppu thengai, but since my mould which i keep here is bit big, i just made urundais. I just finished making pori urundai and pottukadalai urundai this morning for  evening neivedhyam. Wishing all my readers a very Happy Karthigai Deepam. Let the festival brings abundance of joy and wealth in your homes.