Traditional Indian Recipes

CHAKKA KUMBILAPPAM/STEAMED JACKFRUIT DUMPLINGS WRAPPED IN BANANA LEAVES

Kumbilappam is a traditional Kerala tea time snack made from ripe chakka/jackfruit, jaggery, coconut, rice flour, dry ginger powder and cardamom powder which is mixed together to prepare the dough. It is wrapped in banana leaf/bay leaf (vazhanayila) which gives a special aromatic flavour to the appam in kumbil(cone) ... read more

MAIDA MURUKKU –FESTIVAL MURUKKU RECIPE

Murukku is a snack prepared during almost all the festivals in India. There are many versions of murukku. Today I am sharing one more Murukku recipe prepared using maida which requires dry steaming of all-purpose flour (maida). Try out this unique crispy Maida Murukku. Ingredients Maida                                                   1 kg ... read more

BANANA PEANUTS SMOOTHIE

Fruits are the most natural and the ideal food. Today I am posting Banana Peanuts Smoothie which is a healthy and delicious drink. In this smoothie I used ripe bananas and soaked peanuts with jaggery. Ingredients: Peanuts/ groundnuts                                     30 Ripe banana                                                       1 Jaggery (grated)           ... read more

SUMMER SALAD – CLASSIC MACARONI SALAD

Macaroni Salad is a quick, easy and delicious summer salad. It can be served for dinner or lunch. It is also served in parties and get-togethers. It is one of the favourite salads of kids. For hot summer days this Cool Classic Macaroni Salad is a perfect and healthy ... read more

TUSCAN BREAD SALAD RECIPE – ITLALIAN PANZANELLA SALAD RECIPE

Hot summer days are back and we would like eating something which is light and healthy. Today I am posting Tuscan Bread Salad Recipe or Itlalian Panzanella Salad Recipe which is prepared using bread, tomato, cucumber, onion, basil leaves, olive oil and red wine vinegar which is a cool ... read more

ONION RAITA – HOW TO PREPARE C00L ONION RAITA RECIPE

Raita is a side dish prepared with dahi (yogurt/curd) together with raw or cooked vegetables. Raita is served as a side dish to be eaten with main course dishes like spicy curries, , pulao, non-veg biryani and non-vegetarian dishes. Raita has a cooling effect to contrast with spicy curries, ... read more

BESAN MURUKU – MURUKU RECIPE- FESTIVAL RECIPE

Muruku is a tasty, spicy and crispy snack which is loved by all throughout the year. Muruku is prepared during almost all the festivals in India. There are many versions of murukus. In my previous posts I have shared about how to prepare Ribbon muruku, Sago murukulu and Putunal ... read more

RAVA UPMA – HEALTHY DRY FRUITS RAVA UPMA

Rava upma is a traditional South Indian recipe, served as breakfast or evening snack with a hot cup of tea or coconut chutney, tomato chutney, pickle or sugar. There are various methods of preparing rava upma.  We can use vegetables or dry fruits for preparing rava upma. Today, I ... read more

MAKARA SANKRANTHI RECIPES

Makara Sankranthi is one of the auspicious Hindus festival celebrated in almost every part of India. It is a harvest festival celebrated differently in many cultural forms. Makara Sankranthi is celebrated to mark the transition of Sun into the zodiac sign Capricorn of Makara rashi on its celestial path. ... read more

CHRISTMAS RECIPES – (INDIAN STYLE)

Christmas is celebrated all around the world with great joy and enthusiasm. Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. It is considered that Jesus (the Son of God) was sent to people of earth to save their lives and protect them from their sins and sadness. ... read more