I can’t believe till now that I have tried Rava Kichadi in my kitchen. Because, when I hear, Rava Kichadi, I simply say “No” and I don’t like it most. But, it is my SH’s favorite dish. He use to ask me to prepare kichadi for him, most of the times. But, I haven’t tried for him. And he use to have it restaurants we go for. After and almost 8 years of my marriage life, I prepared Rava Kichadi for him and he was so amazed of it, not b’coz f my preparation but because of its taste. It came out too good and I too tried it and wondered why I have said NO to this recipe without even tasting once itself. I promise everyone will like this simple dish. It was really too good and so light. Hereafter, I will try it in my kitchen frequently. And, will not say no to any dish without tasting it.
Garam Masala, a flavorful masala powder, a blend of most of our Indian spices, used in lot of variety rices, biriyani’s, and gravies. So, we can say it is a must to have ingredient in our Indian kitchen. If you start google for this recipe, you will have a lot and lot of recipes, and Here, I have shared my version of preparing Garam Masala, which I believe it, as a strong, flavorful one. Whenever I prepare this garam masala at home, its nice aroma, fill my home, a whole and whole day. The secret ingredient of most of all my recipes is this “Homemade Garam Masala”.
Ginger Garlic Paste recipe doesn’t require much introduction since everyone knows that it is very simple to do.It is purely and purely for beginners who has just now stepped into kitchen for cooking. But, it is an essential ingredient in every home and most of our Indian dishes has Ginger Garlic Paste in it. Ginger Garlic Paste is cheaper in stores too. But, what made me to prepare Ginger Garlic Paste at home is, Preservatives and Adulteration, which is in most of the items we buy today from stores, which is unhealthy too. When I started to prepare Ginger Garlic Paste at home, I found the fresh flavor in it, which we cannot see in store bought bottles. Ginger and Garlic aids in digestion when we add in our food.
Peas Pulao is an easy-to-do recipe but a flavorful and tasty one. Pulao’s, generally, will be mild and delicious. Similarly, Green Peas Pulao, can be done in minutes, tastefully. It’s an easy meal to pack for lunchbox. When I prepared Peas Pulao, this time, especially, my Kiddo Amii loved it much.
Most of you may think what is “Tiffin Sambar”? Is it different from usual sambar? yeah, of course, tiffin sambar is different from usual one, we prepare for rice. It will be little thicker in consistency, less spicy and has a hint of sweetness in it. It goes well with all our South Indian breakfast items like Idly, Dosa, Pongal, Upma, Vada and surprisingly even with Lemon Rice, Jeera Rice and so on.
Jeera Rice is a simple and a flavorful rice, which is easy to cook and tastes awesome with simple ingredients in it. When I run out of vegetables in refrigerator, I simply cook it and we can pack for lunch too. Any gravy will match with Jeera Rice. I use to make tiffin sambhar along with Jeera Rice. Everyone can think sambhar with Jeera rice? But you will accept that it’s a great combo, when you give a try. I use to prepare it regularly in my home and especially during Pongal festival, along with lemon rice, curd rice and sweet jaggery rice.
During our childhood days, we use to eat gooseberry, though it is sour in taste, in large quantity, with salt and chilly powder mixed in one hand, and use to dip gooseberry in that spice powder and eat it. It tastes really divine! once we finish off eating it, immediately we drink a glass of water and it gives a sweet taste, while drinking. Those are really memorable sweet days…
Idly or Idli and Dosa’s are the most common breakfast / dinner items for people in South India. Dosas will however turn good, in most of the times we prepare it. But, preparing soft Idly, is a little tricky job, where the secret lies behind the batter we prepare for it. Most of us know how to prepare idly batter and soft idlis. But, few may not know how to prepare the idli batter. And few, know how to make idli batter but it will not yield soft idly’s. For the beginners and for who think why the batter is not yielding soft idli, the post comes here.
Sometimes, simple and less amount of ingredients, with less work, makes magic tastewise and even we too stick to its taste and use frequently and repeatedly ( Hope everyone agrees with me). Such one recipe is Idly Milagai Podi. “Idly Podi” or “Dosa / Dosai Podi” or “Ennai Podi” or “Idly Milagai Podi”, called out with varied names and with varied recipes, from home to home, state to state, is a spicy dry powder, made with a main combination of Black Gram and Dry Red Chilly, which is mixed with sesame oil, and used as a side dish (sometimes Ennai Podi becomes main dish for me and my son, we both love that much, mmmm….mouthwatering for me now itself!) , for Idli’s and Dosa’s (Hhhmmmm….. whooo…. completed the very long sentence anyhow!(LOL!) ).