Category Archives: Everyday Simple Recipes

Paal Kozhukattai (Steamed Rice Dumplings)

A simple and easy to make dish with just three ingredients. Good option for breakfast or evening tiffin. You will love it if you like natural uncomplicated tastes, mild flavors, and the use of minimal ingredients. Ingredients: Raw Rice Flour … Continue reading

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Sabudana Upma / Khichdi

Sabudana / sago / Javvarisi is preferred food across India during fasting and for festivals. It is also a good snack item. Sabudana is nothing but tapioca pearls and hence mostly starch / carbohydrate. Sabudana pearls cooked in a tadka … Continue reading

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Long Beans Stir Fry – Kerala Style

A dry vegetable side dish perfect to go with rice. You can make it with all the three vegetables suggested here, i.e. long beans, elephant yam, and raw plantain or you could cook them individually in the same method. This … Continue reading

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Milaga Pachadi (Green Chilies in Spicy Tangy Gravy)

A spicy, tangy, and mildly sweet curry that goes well with rice, idli, dosa, or even roti. Ingredients: Green Chilies – 12 to 15 Tamarind – a big lemon size Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp Jaggery – 1 tsp Oil … Continue reading

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Raw Papaya Stir Fry (Thoran)

Back home we mostly cook backyard vegetables like mango, jackfruit, raw banana, banana flower and stem, amaranth leaves, drumstick, colocasia, drumstick leaves, etc. Papaya is also commonly found and used often in the kitchen. Papaya thoran (Kerala style dry subzi) … Continue reading

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Sprouted Moth Beans Salad

Sprouts for breakfast – one of the best ways to ensure great nutrition minus fat. Fitness experts recommend eating sprouts for breakfast for its good nutrition value and protein content. You can have this dish for breakfast, lunch, or snack. … Continue reading

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Little Millet (Samai) Idli and Dosa

Little Millet

Millets are one of the oldest food crop cultivated by man. Millets have much more calcium, protein, and iron than rice and wheat. These poor man’s grains are high in fiber, rich in minerals, low fat, and gluten free also. … Continue reading

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Sorghum and Zucchini Salad

During summers, your body does not demand rich, calorie-laden food. You feel like eating light and crave more for liquids. A wholesome salad along with juice sounds like a perfect meal option and significantly cuts down the time spent in the … Continue reading

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Simple Spinach Salad (Korean Style)

I had the pleasure of befriending a Korean couple who were visiting a friend. In return to the Indian lunch that we prepared for them, they cooked a Korean style lunch for us. Rice and sweet potato cooked together, mushroom … Continue reading

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Smoked Red Bell Pepper Soup

Smoky flavor, mild sweetness of red bell pepper, and tangy tomato makes a delicious soup. Excellent for winter evenings. Ingredients: Red bell pepper – 2 medium Tomato – 2 medium Garlic cloves – 4-5 Onion – 1 Italian seasoning (Fresh basil … Continue reading

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