Sigappu aval upma

Poha Upma / Sigappu Aval Upma

Poha upma was introduced to me in Mumbai when I went to my sister-in -law’s house in 1998. It was one super easy dish I learnt from my s-i-l as a beginner in kitchen. If you do the tadka right and garnish right , there is no failing.   Here…

Chocolate Chip Muffins

Chocolate Chip Muffins

As every weekend comes by, I start with a desire to bake something , then get distracted with other handful of hobbies (hehe..) and look forward to another weekend all over once again . Last weekend was something different, our neighborhood Nilgris got renovated and restocked with fresh ingredients. We came…

Pongal

First meal of the week – Pongal

Just as assured as sun rises every day in the east..there are few rituals of every one which do not change over time.  For us it is ‘Pongal’  being the first meal of the week.  It is an equation that does not need any proof :  Sunday AM= pongal Pongal…

Banana muffins

Banana Muffins

Have you ever had the joy of  acheiving that you had dreamt for  a long time? I read here that the ‘user experience pleasures’ are of thirteen types and I experienced today two such types of pleasures – triumphant  (The joy you experience  when you win ) and accomplished (The joy…

Idly and peppery potato kurma

Idly and peppery potato kurma

I was preserving one of my mom’s best dish  for the new year . Oh ,what a pity, my modem went wrong on the new year day , just 10 days after its warranty period.  Can you imagine? I  spent 9 full days without browsing the blogs .  mmm mm…

Kelvaragu Koozh/ ragi porridge

Ragi Rice Balls And Ragi Porridge

When I read the word ‘endangered recipes’  in the FAHC announcement, the first dish I thought of  was ‘kali'(களி). Kali is a ball made with ragi -rice mixture and koozh (கூழ்) is the porridge form of it. Ragi known as finger millet is considered  the poor man’s diet. In many tamil  cinemas you can hear the…

Honey Wheat Bread

Honey Wheat Bread

I was much inspired by my fellow bloggers Anita, Priya , Monisha, Asha  by their culinary experiments in baking. I have been wanting to indulge  in bread making for long time but never had the time and heart for it. I  found that this is a perfect chance to learn bread making. I must…

Lemony idly uppuma

Lemony Idli Uppuma

We ,back home, are  a big family and always  guests are common. So, it is not uncommon to have leftover idlis. Whenever ildi is leftover  my grandma makes a yummy uppuma with it for an evening snack. Here in US , I go by measuring cups and calculations never fail….