Tuesday, June 30, 2015


Jowar- roti
Jowar roti | jowar ki roti | jolada roti is a gluten free roti recipe made with sorghum flour. Jowar atta is found commonly in all Indian grocery stores. Jowar roti is a very healthy roti and can be easily made too. Just it needs few times of practise and i am sure you can master in making jowar ki roti. I tried thsi roti few months back and it was a big flop show. I ended up wasting the flour. After that i didn't attempt. After that one of my friend was asking me to post the recipe of jowar ki roti and i told her, i tried it few times but it is not coming, but will try sometime . I remember one of my friend do this very often and now she is living in australia. I called her and asked the recipe and she patiently explained each and every step and gave me the tips to make perfect jowar ki roti. the same evening i tried the recipe and shared with the friend who asked me for this roti recipe. And after making it 2-3 times i made it very perfect and now a  days, i make it twice in a week. You can try Bajra roti and Ragi aloo paratha
I have posted a amatuer video as how to roll the jowar rotis . This will give you an idea.Try out this jowar ki roti at home and let me know how it turned out.
   Very happy to share with you all that my first cook book got published by Vikatan publications . The book is themed Millet recipes and available in all leading book shops in Tamilnadu. They are available for online purchase too . Click this link to buy the book. http://books.vikatan.com/index.php?bid=2303. Thanks for your support.

Sunday, June 28, 2015


Saravana Bhavan style mini tiffin is my dream to make it at home. Though it has so many items in the menu, if planned well, it can be made easily. This can be made for a brunch and also for dinner too. I still remember the when i was pregnant with my first kid,i used to crave for this  mini tiffin in saravana bhavan. Though i won't eat outside food more often but once in a while i go and have this mini tiffin . Recently when i tried there, the quality was so bad and after that i stopped eating in saravana bhavan. But wanted  to make it at home and here i am with the post of saravana bhavan style mini tiffin in cooking for guest series .

Friday, June 26, 2015


 Eggless chocolate chip cake

Chocolate cakes are always loved by kids and my kids, Varsha and Varun are not an exception to this. In fact they love all my baking recipes. This is a double chocolate cake, which is always a super hit at our place. Few months back when we went for a beach picnic, a friend of mine baked this delicious double chocolate eggless cake. The original recipe is adapted from here. Varsha was too fond of the cake and was asking me to make this for her. I made once for her, and the next time when she asked i told her why can't you learn to bake it on your own. So here comes the post of eggless double chocolate cake from my sweet daughter Varsha suresh, who is turning 14 tomorrow. I just clicked the pictures for the step wise  pictures and the set up for the final picture was done by her.  Over to Varsha..
This double chocolate cake is updated by a video. I can proudly say that Varsha make this cake so well and always she bakes for all the parties. After reading more about basics on baking she altered few steps in the video. She skipped the lemon juice and she put the flour mix to the wet ingredients.
She used the parchment paper in the bottom instead of dusting with flour. 

Hi. I'm Varsha. Amma talks about me in some of her posts so I guess most of you
know who I am. I love to eat more than cooking. I enjoy baking cakes and muffins.
I'm the one who usually brings  the cake for any of my friend's birthday and hence
I'm titled the "BAKER". Amma gave me an opportunity to write one of her posts. I
chose this one as its my  favorite cake recipes. The name of this cake speaks for
itself. It is the perfect choice for chocolate lovers. Most of my friends go head
over heels for chocolate (just like me :p), so I usually bake chocolate cakes. I've
baked this cake a couple of times.  Since many of my friends love chocolate I've
baked this cake for my friend's birthday, my teacher's birthday as well as for an
earth day fair. This cake has always turned out soft (for me) and remains soft even
when kept in the fridge overnight. When my teacher had tried it for the first time
she was very surprised to hear that an eggless cake had turned out to be very
soft. All of my friends love this cake.  Some have even asked me for the recipe . So
here is the recipe for a mouth watering double chocolate cake.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


palak-lachha paratha
When i bought a bunch of spinach last week, i wanted to try Palak paneer paratha. But last minute i noticed paneer was very less and was in no mood to make paneer at home too. So thought i will make palak phulkas and ended up with making lachha parathas. I have already posted laccha paratha recipe. You can also make palak poori also with the same dough. Try Palak paratha at home and shre with me how it turned out. You can make this as plain parathas too instead of lachha paratha.

Monday, June 22, 2015


Badam milkshake recipe
Badam milkshake is a simple summer coolent and will a perfect drink for both small and teenager kids after they come back from school. I have already posted Badam Milk recipe . This recipe of badam milkshake, i gave for Kungumam Thozi and got featured in June 16-30 edition. I have already posted about that in jeyashri's kitchen facebook page

Friday, June 19, 2015


Madras street food
Cooking for guests is back in Jeyashri's kitchen. I have stopped the series after doing it for 20 weeks. I find it difficult for me to cook an elaborate meal on a normal day when i don't have guests. But i have been getting many mails from readers to resume it back again. Also they wanted to post how i plan to make the recipes . I will try to post it every week, but this time i may post with some pic collage too. Which means, i will just guide you with the meal planning , not that i will cook on a day the entire meal and click the picture and post. But will write in detail about the procedure and planning.
 Todays one comes with a snack menu. The theme for this snack is Madras street style food. I have read in a friend's post in facebook, that they had a madras street style food party at their home. When it comes to Street style food of madras, Idli, sambar, bajji, Thenga maanga pattani sundal, rose milk (famous kalathi kadai rosemilk of mylapore) big appalam, filter coffee.... so many things will come to my mind. I just complied a simple snack menu with bajji, thenga maanga pattani sundal, appalam, and rose milk.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015


Sweet lassi is the one i always love to have anytime. Though i love lassi, i make the salt lassi | neermor, as they are very good for health. My daughter loves all types of lassi. As the kids have holidays, i am making some juice or lassi for them . Today she asked for sweet lassi and i am a mood to click the pictures too. As i have already posted sweet lassi, i thought i will make kesar lassi . The kesar lassi was awesome and she loved it a lot. She infact patiently waited for me to click the pictures.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015


Sodhi- kulambu
Sodhi recipe is a popular gravy from the district of Tirunelveli,a  town in Tamilnadu . I have been asked by many readers to post this sodhi kuzhambu here for a long time. Though i have heard about this from my mom, never tasted or tried at home. It is similar to the Vegetable stew recipe which we make for aapam. Though there are few versions in the sodhi recipe, i am posting a simple version of Tirunelveli sodhi kuzhambu. This goes very well with aapam, idiyappam and even dosa too.

Sunday, June 14, 2015


Chapathi, my mom used to make it very rarely when we are kids. Dosa will be the most  made tiffin at home and we all enjoy dosa like anything. Chapathis amma will make once in a month when she has off day. Though appa is diabetic, she makes more of Godhuma dosa , also he doesn't like chapathi much. Even if she makes chapathi,veg kurma will be the only side dish she knows to make and later she learnt channa masala from my athai. Sometimes she makes simple onion tomato gravy or coconut chutney too. We used to scold her if she makes coconut chutney for chapathi. But nowadays i like that combo.  But whenever she makes chapathi, she makes this sweet chapathi for us and it is our most favourite one too. My paati makes this sweet chapathi in triangle shape and mom do it in round shape. My mil makes regular chapathi like triangle parathas and later we changed it to phulkas as they are healthy.
 Few days back when me and my hubby were talking about the childhood food memories, we both remembered about this sakkara chapathi . So i thought i will post this recipe here. Do you have any childhood memories related to this sweet chapathi, i would love to hear. Share in the comment section below.

Friday, June 12, 2015


Bengali rasgulla
Rasgulla | a popular bengali recipe , i wanted to post here for a long time. Though i have tried this few times, never had a chance to post this here. I have many requests from readers to post the rasgulla recipe , so finally today i am posting the popular spongy bengali rasgulla. I learnt this recipe from my cousin, who makes rasgulla extremely well. She was here with us this week and she instructed me in making this sweet. We all enjoyed the rasgullas a lot. Try this recipe and let me know how they turned out.
Check out my other paneer dessert recipes:

Wednesday, June 10, 2015


Lassi , whether it is sweet or salt, is the most healthy and welcoming drink all time. I have already posted the recipe of  masala chaas here . When i posted vazhaithandu mor i have this idea in mind. . This cucumber lassi with millet is a very healthy one and quite filling too. I made this kuthiraivali | Barnyard millet. You can try with varagu, thinai or samai too. even can make with Oats too. Try this millet cucumber lassi and stay hydrated this summer.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015


Mangalore buns are traditional recipe of Mangalore | Udipi cusine. They are generally served for breakfast or as a tea time snack .I am introduced to these mangalore buns by my friend here. When her mom was here last year she made this and sent it for me too. It tasted very nice and from then i wanted to give it a try. Also i have another mangalorean friend, who  makes this buns so nice . She shared her version of mangalore bun recipe with me. So finally i tried this last week and it tasted the very nice too. The mangalore buns are basically banana pooris served with spicy sambar or Coconut chutney.  

Sunday, June 7, 2015


ginger-ale recipe
Ginger ale recently i tried in Punjabi Grill restuarant in Singapore. I remember my grandma making inji sorasam| a ginger syrup and mix with water and give to us when we have indigestion problem. Those days we run when ever she comes and gives this to us . But somehow nowadays started liking this but my children are running now. Try this homemade ginger ale recipe out this summer and i am sure you will love this for sure.

Thursday, June 4, 2015


potato-gulab jamun recipe
Gulab jamun is a popular Indian dessert, i have already posted khoya gulab jamun recipe during diwali festival. This potato gulab jamun  i have  heard from my friend  but no clue as how to make it. After seeing the recipe here, i thought i will try this at home one day and bookmarked the recipe . I tried this today and it turned out so perfect.  Being our wedding anniversary tomorrow, i thought i will post this gulab jamun recipe here today.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015


School holidays are over and packing lunch bo with interesting lunch items is a challenging task for all mothers. And if you have 2 kids, it is even more complicated !! This bhindi rice is an interesting lunch box recipe, recently learnt from my friend who visited here last month. I made little changrs to the recipe to suit my kids taste, and the bhindi pulao is a super hit recipe. As most the kids love bhindi| vendakai , this bhindi rice recipe will sure be a super hit lunch box recipe.
Check out my other popular lunch box recipes:

Monday, June 1, 2015


podi- sevai
Sevai | Idiyapam is a popular south Indian breakfast recipe. We make different varities of sevai at home. Recently when i was talking with a friend she was telling that her mil makes podi sevai , that is sevai with idli molagapodi. Since it  sounded easy and interesting, i thought i will share this recipe in this bachelors recipe series. Recently a friend of mine sent me 2 packets of Idiyappam maavu from Karaikudi, the chettinadu region of South Tamil nadu famous for idiyappam. The flour was awesome and the string hoppers | idiyappam came out very well. I reserved a portion of that to make this molagapodi sevai. Even you can make this with instant sevai too. Check out my other idiyappam recipes: