Neer Dosai (“Water” Crepe)

Neer dosai is a very well known breakfast dish from the Udipi/Mangalore regions of Karnataka. It is very easy to make and is indeed delicious. As it does not contain split black gram, it becomes a really quick and light breakfast. The ingredients used are easily available in most homes around the globe. I first…

Oats Dosa (Oats Crepe)

There are always changing fashions in food too. Advertising tends to fuel these fashions. For example, Indian cuisine never had a cereal called oats. It was invariably rice, wheat and millets. Then came along brands such as Quaker Oats. They promoted themselves as ‘healthy’ cereals. And changed perceptions of what should be served for breakfast,…

Vegetable Aval Upma (Poha, Flattened Rice Upma)

In most parts of India, flattened rice is often prepared as a quick breakfast dish. It is exceptionally popular in states like Maharashtra. In South India, it is prepared in a variety of ways, including flavouring such as tamarind, lime, sesame, peanut… Or just plain with some vegetables added. You can use any vegetables of…

Akuri

I have received some requests for tofu akuri. Here goes. This is actually a Parsi dish made with eggs. But the tofu version tastes really good. Ingredients 1 packet firm tofu, drained and crumbled 1 onion, chopped fine 1-2 garlic cloves, chopped fine A small piece ginger, chopped fine 1-2 green chillies, chopped fine 4…

Oothappam (Rice Pancake)

I posted about various types of dosas yesterday. A variation of the dosa is oothappam, a thick rice pancake. In most South Indian households, there is always a stock of idli/dosa batter available. When this batter turns a little sour, it is time to make an oothappam. I, however, do not leave it to providence….

Pesarattu (Whole Green Gram Crepe)

Dosa, though originating from South India, has become a kind of a national dish now. In South India, there are myriad versions of the basic rice and split black gram dosa. I have already posted a few in my blog. Several more will follow. Last year, I did some research into the breakfast dishes from…

Pidi Kozhukattai (Steamed Rice Dumplings)

Pidi kozhukattai or upma kozhukattai is a very famous breakfast dish prepared in the Southern parts of India, especially Tamizh Nadu and Kerala. It is super tasty dish that is had at breakfast. It can also be served as  tea-time snack or for dinner. It is relatively easy to prepare. However, the trick is to…

Oats Upma

When I turned vegan some years ago, I was told to avoid processed oats like, for example, Quaker Oats. These very knowledgeable people told me to stick to whole oats. I did some research on whole oats and found several varieties. Steel cut, rolled oats… It all left me very confused. So, I decided to…

Wheat Dosa (Wheat Crepe)

This dosa is rarely made in my kitchen. Perhaps twice in a year – and that too, only when I ask Hari to prepare it. This is an instant dosa that needs no fermentation. Served with a chutney of your choice, this makes a wonderful breakfast or snack. It is so quick and easy to…

Puli Sevai (Rice Noodles In A Tamarind Base)

Sevai, in Tamil,  means rice noodles. I love my sevai. But since I adopted a WFPB lifestyle, I have been denied the pleasures of sevai since most commercially available ones use refined rice (white rice). And I was too lazy to make fresh noodles at home. I was delighted, therefore, to find brown rice noodles…