Blog Archives for category Breakfast recipes

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Spinach Frittata Recipe | How to make Frittata

  For my readers who wants to know What is a Frittata, a one liner for them. Frittata is a Bulk Omelette. But unlike an omelette which is made separately for every member in the family, a frittata is made by slow cooking all the eggs together and slicing the resulting Frittata to the family. Got it? Yes, just like how you would slice a pizza . You can mix-and-match any of your favorite veggies or cooked meat into the frittata. Yes, just like how you would do a mix-and-match for your garments .     EGGS and SPINACH are the husband’s favorites. He likes spinach so much that he toggles his facebook profile pictures only with Popeye’s images . In a way I too like eggs. It’s because eggs are the “Aabath Paandavan” in my kitchen. They come to rescue when my sleepy head snoozes the morning alarm for… Continue reading »

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Idli Upma Recipe | Easy South-Indian Tiffin Recipes

Idly Upma Recipe | Simple Tamilnadu Breakfast Recipes If there’s got to be a tiffin recipe which can be made quickly and easily with not much of an effort, then it’s this Idli Upma recipe. Idli Upma is so very simple to prepare if you have your leftover idlis from breakfast or from dinner properly stored. The one thing I like with this Iddly Uppma recipe is that it understands our crazy morning hurries and copes up with the rush. When I was single, many a days I used to quickly stir in these idly uppuma, shut them hot in my tiffin box and hurry to catch the office commute. Though this idli upma might not seem to be the best tiffin recipe,  I will feel it that way once I manage to get a seat in the shuttle and start to spoon-in the warm idli upma!     Appa… Continue reading »

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Arisi Maavu Puttu Recipe – How to make Rice Flour Puttu

 Pacharisi (maavu) Pittu Recipe | Puttu using Raw Rice Flour   If you have read my posts on Ragi Puttu and Wheat puttu you will have an idea that I’m a Puttu maniac. Having said long stories about Puttu making in these two posts does not conclude I will stop the story telling. I spent few years of college life in campus hostel. The hostel that had the most annoying rules; especially this one: ‘No talking in the Dining Hall’. When I first heard about the dining hall rule I got mad and mocked the rule. But once I started to taste the food served in the hostel I thought it’s an unnecessary rule because the food tasted so good that everybody’ll be busy enjoying the food stuffed in their mouth and nobody will wanted to speak.     If there is ONE thing that I enjoyed in my college… Continue reading »

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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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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 »

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How to ferment Idly batter during cold climate ~ How to make Idli batter using mixie (mixer grinder)

How to grind South-Indian Idly batter using mixie | Tamilnadu Idli-dosa batter recipe What do you think when a girl from the southern parts of India suddenly lands on a vast space covered full of snow? … Gets super-excited? Jumps with joy? Starts to dance in the snowfall?? Nah, it is none of the above. Believe it or not, the first fear that struck me when I landed in the US was ‘how can I ferment the Idly batter in such a cold climate!’ The snow brought me nostalgia of Idlis and Dosas so very soon that I did not even reach my apartment from the airport. In India, Amma used to grind the batter in the morning and have the fermented batter ready by the afternoons during the summers. Or she grinds the idly batter during the night and gives us the pleasure of tasting soft fluffy idlis the… Continue reading »

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Pottukadalai Chutney Recipe | Roasted gram chutney recipe | Quick and Easy Chutney recipes

Pottu kadala Chutney ~ Roasted gram Chutney ~ South-Indian Chutney recipes This chutney post is competing with one of my old chutney posts. 2-minutes Chutney Vs Minute’s Chutney. This time the parameters for selecting the winner among the two are the preparation time and cooking time. With that said, Minute’s Chutney will win the race even before whistling 1-2-3 . Yeah, this post is all about this Pottukadalai chutney (roasted gram chutney) that can be made in just 60 seconds, yet so tasty <or at least edible >. You can skip to the recipe (Click here) ignoring the story-stream below. We all know, we’re not who we are when we are hungry. A stomach that is unattended while we are hungry becomes very angry. Minute’s Chutney* is the solution to handle the husband who comes home with a hungry-look . Some people used to get hungry very fast and then… Continue reading »

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Ulundhangkali | Karuppu ulundhu kali | Black gram porridge

Ulundhangkali | Karuppu ulundhu kali | Black gram porridge   Dina is my brother (my mom’s nephew) and the way my Grandma explains about how he eats ulunthankali is interesting. She once said, “Dina likes kali very much. He sits with his legs folded on the floor, eats at least two plates of kali quietly, sits there for 10 minutes after eating, waits for a nice burp, then stands up with great difficulty and falls asleep”. When I saw her explain about him, I was filled with envy because I thought I should be crowned as the ‘Best kali eater’. Then I concluded that probably my grandmother did not watch me eat this ulunthangali. Right from the purchase of black gram and rice in the departmental stores, roasting the urad dal, going to the rice mill with my aunt (sithi) to grind the kali maavu (porridge flour), then watching my… Continue reading »

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Kothumai puttu – Steamed wheat cake

Trichy, Grandmother’s home I was introduced to puttu in my ammachi veedu (grandma’s house). She used to prepare huge-huge amount of arisi puttu for the whole family in several batches 😀 while my chithi used to scrap many coconut heads and my aunt used to steam them in mega size idli-steamer, mix with sugar, coconut, gingely oil and give them hot in plates. Mmmm… I used to enjoy eating them. But if I remember, I first had godhumai puttu from my amma’s kitchen. And after tasting it for the first time, I fell in love with it and almost forgot about arisi puttu :). Yeah. Falling in the aroma that spreads outside the balcony when my mother roasts the wheat flour… it’s like a sweet spell. In this post, we’ll see how to make whole-wheat steamed cake/kothumai puttu.     You can check my Puttu Making Video by clicking here…. Continue reading »