Millet Khichdi | Millet Porridge

This is a delicious, nutritious and super healthy one-pot meal of Korralu/Foxtail Millets and moong dal. Vegans can omit ghee in this recipe. I used the moong dal with skin for more nutrition and high fiber content. This kichdi is very easy, quick to make and very light on the tummy. You can use any…

Poha-Moong dal Kheer | Atukulu-Pesara pappu Payasam

Poha Moong dal Payasam / Atukulu Pesara pappu Payasam is a super easy, and simple south indian milk based dessert recipe prepared with yellow mung beans / moong dal, rice flakes or poha and jaggery. it is a traditional milk kheer recipe prepared mainly during the festival seasons, mainly on Krishnashtami festival or as part…

Mixed flour poori

Poori / Puri is everybody’s favorite tiffin and very popular in South India. The preparation of mixed flour poori is exactly the same as normal wheat poori. The only difference is I have used 4 types of flours instead of just wheat flour and added veggies and few greens to the flours. It contains wheat,…

Semiya Payasam | Vermicelli Kheer

Semiya Payasam is a simple, creamy yet delicious festive vermicelli pudding from South Indian cuisine. This payasam is made of milk, dry fruits and flavored with cardamom or saffron. This delicious dessert comes together in just 20 minutes and even the beginners can make it easily. Very easy to make and can be made any day…

Eggplant Tamarind Chutney | Vanakaya-Chinthakaya Roti Pachadi

This tangy and spicy roti pachadi / chutney is delicious and easy to make.. This gluten-free and vegan chutney is freshly made with eggplants and fresh tamarind year round pachadi. It stays fresh for 2 days if refrigerated. Since we don’t grind this chutney, it gives a nice texture to feel in your mouth. So…

Lentils with Mixed Greens & Mango |Mixed Greens Mango Dal

Mixed greens dal is a no onion, no garlic, healthy and delicious side dish to enjoy with roti, chapati or rice. It is a quick and easy side dish prepared with toor dal, mixed leafy greens like spinach, amaranth, chukkakura (sorrel leaves or khatta spinach), tomato and raw mango.. cooked together and seasoned. A healthy…

Instant Idli | How to make Rava Idli

Rava Idli is a popular instant breakfast food from Karnataka. This is a little variation to the regular Idli recipe, made with semolina or sooji rava, curd/yogurt and some basic spices. Making Rava Idli is very simple and quick since it needs not soaking or fermentation, no pre-planning required. This fool-proof Rava Idli can be…

Instant Radish Chutney in 5 Mins | Mullangi Pachadi

Instant Radish chutney is a no cooking, super simple and easy-to-make recipe prepared in less than 5 minutes using raw radish, coconut, and some minimum spices. This tastes very good with rice and healthy too. This chutney takes very less time and very tasty, if you try it once, I’m sure you will add this…

Masala Mamidikaya Pachadi | Masala Mango Pickle with Baby/Tender Mangoes

Masala Mamidikaya Pachadi – As the summer progresses, this is the right time to think about recipes with mangoes. This is an easy version of making instant mango pickle. There are many versions of mango pickles made all around India during summer season. Most of the pickles are year round pickles/pachadi. Many varieties of raw…

Honeydew Smoothie with Banana & Strawberry / Mixed Fruit Melon Smoothie

A super-fruity Honeydew Melon Smoothie with added banana, strawberry to provide a refreshing boost of antioxidant deliciousness. I love smoothies.. If you also love smoothies, this Honeydew Banana and Strawberry Smoothie  is definitely a glass you wanna try. It’s fruity, refreshing and gorgeously full of antioxidants, and also sugar-free, gluten-free, fat-free, sodium-free. Indeed… it may be…

2 Detoxifying & Immunity Boosting Vegetable Juices

These days juice bars are popping up everywhere for good reason! Drinking fresh juices can detoxify the body, keeps your blood in alkaline state, increase Hemoglobin levels, prevents anemia, glowing the skin, and give a boost of energy and a clear mind. Juicing is a powerful tactic used by a quickly-growing amount of people to lose…

Spicy Pongal

Spicy Pongal – Spicy or Khara pongal is one of the simplest and comfort breakfast recipe in South India. Pongal is prepared mainly with split moong dal and rice. This spicy version of Pongal is a little twist to regular ven pongal. I used cilantro, mint, jeera and pepper corns along with ginger to make this…

Gummadi kaaya Koora | Pumpkin Curry – Sankranthi Gummadi Koora

Gummadi kaaya Koora Recipe is a South Indian Vegetarian Curry recipe, an authentic recipe in Andhra Pradesh, India, prepared with yellow pumpkin. This curry is mildly sweet and usually made during the festival of Pongal/Sankranthi, when pumpkin is abundantly found in markets. This pumpkin curry goes well with Sadda/sajje rotte or Bajra/Pearl Millet Roti, chapathi and jowar roti…

Chaama aaku Potlalu | Arbi/Taro/Colocasia Leaf Potli

Chaama aaku Potlalu – Chaama aaku(leaf) is has different names… arbi, taro, colocasia leaves. Today’s post is a versatile dish made of Arbi leaves. Chamaku potlalu are made with combination of chamaku(arbi leaves), chana dal, cilantro and few spices. These potlalu goes well as a side with rice and dal. These can be served as…

Paramannam | Kerala Style Payasam | Gudannam | Bellam Payasam | Jaggery Kheer

 Paramannam – This Paramannam is offered to devi in one of the 9 days of Navrathri /Dussehra festival. Combination of rice and jaggery makes it healthy and tasty prasadam for any pooja and festival. Adding banana provides distinct flavor to this sweet dish and also makes it healthy. This simple and easy paramannam/payasam is perfect…

Paala Payasam | Paal/Pal Payasam | Rice Kheer | Payasannam

Paal Payasam – Is a simple yet tasty South Indian payasam prasadam made with milk and rice. This is one of the traditional recipe made during festivals. Paal Payasam is a rich rice and creamy sweet/pudding made by simmering rice in milk and sugar slowly until it achieves a creamy-like consistency. This recipe of the…

ThriMadhuram Prasadam

ThriMadhuram means three amruthams or amrtas used in Hindu worship which basically consists of honey, misri (patika bellam or crystalized sugar), jaggery. ThriMadhuram is one of my most favorite sweets. Very very easy to make and no cooking needed at all. Ready in 10-15 mins. This prasadam is very famous in Phalani Murugan temple. This…

Prasadam Nuvvula Pulihora/Prasadam Puliodarai

Prasadam Nuvvula Pulihora – This sweet and tangy flavored South Indian style rice recipe made with cooked rice, tamarind extract, little jaggery and sesame seed powder. Roasted sesame seed powder adds more flavor and nutrition to this rice. This is generally served as naivedyam/prasadam in temples, but can also be served for lunch boxes and…

Sweet Coconut Powder Prashad|Sweet Kobbari Podi Prasadam

Sweet Kobbari Podi – This no cook prasadam is an easy and simple recipe to make and offer as naivedyam to god or to distribute as prasadam to people who come to visit bommala koluvu / golu. You can also take it to temple as prasadam. Navrathri is around the corner. I would like to…