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…

Proso Millet Upma

Upma is a typically South Indian dish, normally served at breakfast. But it can be had at lunch or dinner too. Or even as a quick snack. It is the go-to option when unexpected guests drop in. Upma is comfort food for many South Indians. The classic upma uses semolina (ravai, suji) as the main…

Macaroni Upma

It is fairly difficult, if not impossible, to find whole wheat macaroni where I live. The commonly available brands use refined flour. Imagine my delight, therefore, when I found a store offering this very rare product – whole wheat macaroni. As a child, I have had a lot of macaroni prepared in a South Indian…

Lemon Sevai (Noodles)

Sevai is a very typically South Indian dish that is prepared in several different ways – tamarind, lemon, coconut, sesame….. or just plain. It is often served at breakfast, but can be had for lunch or dinner too. In South India, you will often find sevai being served for dinner. South Indian weddings are normally…

Verum Arisi Dosai (Just Rice Dosa/Crepe)

There are several types of crepes in South India. Indeed, most states in India have at least one kind of dosa. But South India excels with it’s many varieties. This one that I am posting is very simple and delicious. It uses no lentils, only rice (hence, the name). Hari never makes this crepe, even…