Monthly Archives: January 2013

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Raagi Puttu Recipe (with video) | Kelvaragu Puttu Recipe | South-Indian Breakfast Recipes

How to make Keppai Puttu – Puttu Recipe & Video [Watch in “Full Screen” mode. Make sure you do not move your mouse often in order to read the recipe instructions clearly. Few text remain hidden under the seek panel so avoid to mouse-over the player]   If my ammachi (maternal grandmother) is the Queen of Bajji making , my appatha (paternal grandma) is the Queen of Queens in making Paniyarams . Chicken dishes means to refer ammachi’s recipes, mutton dishes means to refer appatha’s recipes. In that way, if white rice puttu is a usual breakfast item in my ammachi veedu, wheat puttu and this raagi puttu are done often in my appatha veedu. Dad and I like kodhumai puttu (wheat puttu) so very much that if somebody watches us me while eating kothumai puttu, their brain will do a quick pattern search and match me with some hungry… Continue reading »

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Strawberry Jam Recipe | How to make Strawberry Jam at home

Homemade Strawberry Jam Recipe   After a nice chatty lunch in a hotel if somebody asked what milkshake I want, I’d said “Anything, but Strawberry”. Every month when they order cakes for birthday celebrations at office, I go to the birthday celebration team and had silently requested them to order any cake but strawberry. When Appa goes to ice cream parlor to get a box of ice cream for the special Sunday lunch I’d called him and ordered not to get strawberry flavored ice cream. See what notion I got about this strawberry flavored foods? Be it the strawberry ice cream, or strawberry cakes or the strawberry milkshake, I always felt some medicinal tonic smell associated with it. But all these false notions about the Strawberry fruit got erased when I ate a box full of fresh real strawberries in its peak season here in the US. The fruit was… Continue reading »

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Dosa Recipe with unfermented Idli-Dosa batter | Idli-Dosa batter fermentation issues

How to use unfermented idli-dosa batter ~ How to make dosai using unfermented idli-dosa batter I told you that it was the heavy snow season when I first landed in the US, right? I hardly saw any human-being walking in my apartment street . I had doubts if people even lived in the other apartment blocks. The husband too turned out to be a ‘cyber-being’ warming up his spot in the sofa with his eyes glued to his laptop screen. At times I’ve wondered what if I place some eggs underneath his warm seat so that it hatches into chicks and I can use them to make some chicken korma . Fat furry squirrels running across the street to pick the pine nuts was all I could see from my glass windows. Snow made me too weak that I had to stay shivering in the furnace room like a sick… Continue reading »

Famous Indian snacks - Pakora

Homemade Pakoda Recipe ~ Kadalai Paruppu Pakoda ~ How to make pakoda for pakoda kuzhambu

Indian Pakora Recipe | Chana dal Pakora Recipe| Tea-time Snacks recipes Consider it an appetizer for a party or a late afternoon snack to accompany your late afternoon reading, this pakora recipe does a very good job in both roles. We normally make this pakoda when we prepare our traditional Chettind Pakoda Gravy – a spicy curry made by soaking fried pakoras in spiced tamarind sauce. The remaining pakora-batter will be transformed into this crunchy version and will be enjoyed as a side dish for the rice and gravy or as our tea-time snacks. But if mom had plans to make it as the side dish, she knew that she has to spend some more time in the kitchen frying more and more pakoras. Yeah, we’ll gobble the pakodas as and when it is fried since we’re not resistant to its smell nor its taste .   How to make… Continue reading »