Proso Millet Lemon Sevai (Lemon Flavoured Millet Noodles)

Sevai is a very common breakfast dish in the southern parts of India. There is, however, a lot of confusion about the terminology of this fresh noodles. Sevai in North India refers to sevaiyan, a wheat vermicelli. Semia in North India refers to a kind of thin spaghetti. In South India, semia means exactly the…

Tirunelveli Adai

Tirunelveli is a small town in the South Indian state of Thamizhnadu. While the town is small, it’s cuisine is not. It is a distinctive cuisine that is well known across the state and in many other parts of the country. I have been keen to try this cuisine since many people that I know…

Kal Dosai (Another Crepe)

Kal dosai is s soft, spongy dosa. It is thicker compared to the ‘normal’ dosa. Kal dosai is one of the staple breakfast dishes in the south Indian state of Thamizhnadu. I am fond of all kinds of dosai, but had never tried kal dosai. I was a little apprehensive since the traditional method of…

Ven Pongal (Rice Based Breakfast)

Pongal has several associations amongst the families of Thamizhnadu and Palakkad. Firstly, it is the celebration of the Pongal festival that falls on January 14/15 every year. It is a 4 day long festival that offers thanks to the Sun God for agricultural abundance. This festival corresponds to similar festivals all across the different states…

Savoury Cake

Breakfast is probably my favourite meal. That’s because there is a huge variety in the dishes that you can prepare for breakfast. I will not be wrong to say that you may not have to repeat a dish for about 3 months! I am always delighted to add a new recipe for the morning meal….

Bajra Dosa (Pearl Millet Crepe)

There are several varieties of dosa, though the rice and black lentil one is the gold standard and is most often made in most households. My home is no exception. But I do like to experiment with the other types too. The fermented dosas are the healthiest, but requires advance preparation. I had the urge…

Kollu Dosai (Horsegram Crepes)

Horse gram is often classified as a superfood. It has several health benefits. It is anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-hyperglycemic, amongst several other benefits. It contains 3x more calories than chicken, 2x more protein than eggs, 10x more calcium than dairy milk and 1x more phosporous than soy. Sadly, it is not widely used even…

Thirunelveli Thavalai Adai (Lentil Crepe)

Thirunelveli is a fairly small town in Thamizhnadu. It is, however, very well known for its cuisine. The most iconic dish from this region is the Thirunelveli halwa. But there are hundreds of other dishes that have made the cuisine from this region famous. On another note, I get bored if I have to consume…

Hash Browns

Hash browns is not something that I would ordinarily make. My friend, Shuba Hariharan, had posted a very unusual lunch menu with hash browns included. So I decided to replicate her menu. It turned out very well, especially the hash browns. I am immensely gratified that several people asked me for the recipe. It is…

Instant Kodo Millet Dosa

Dosas are staple food in most South Indian households. They are made at least once a week, either for breakfast or dinner. The traditional dosa requires fermentation – and therefore to be planned ahead. So, dosa batter (and idli batter) are always stored in the refrigerator to be used whenever one feels in the mood…