Pav Bhaji

Chaat Foods/ Items- These are the most popular street foods of India.These are one of the most common favourites for many of us.Hope none would stop getting attracted to chaat items.I am no different in that .I love them as occasional treats. I always like pav bhaji more when it comes to my kid as it has a blend of veggies and getting a whole wheat pav bun is comparatively easier than finding whole wheat pooris. This is our favourite early dinner menu once in a month or whenever i get a whole wheat pav bun. I am yet to master the art of making buns/breads at home. Continue reading “Pav Bhaji”

Ragi Choco Balls/Millet Choco Balls

Welcome Sharanya from Myhappykitchen ūüôā.Yeah she is guest post writer/blogger of the day. The guest post of the day would be 100% approved by your toddler and you can serve it guilt free as she has replaced sugar with dates and used ragi/finger millet/nachini. Aren’t you interested to know the recipe?Come let us have a look. Do you love cooking? If yes and if you have a pure vegetarian recipe with mushrooms/soya chunks or any baked goodies¬† recipe with no white ingredients,please write to me at kitchenkathukutty@gmail.com with ingredients,detailed recipe and step by step images(at-least one final image). I will be happy and honoured to post the same in my blog as guest posts.¬† Continue reading “Ragi Choco Balls/Millet Choco Balls”

Home Made Apple Jam

Jam Jam Jammy—Remember this ad guys?Every time when a jam is made at home i remember this tune and song.I even get amazed at myself when I think of having had a great craze for jam/any sweet when I was in school.And think of the change in me now?I have cut down all refined sugars in my cooking and have been used to even skipping sugars totally. Are you wondering why is this mentioned now? It is just to give you all a confidence that any change for a goodness is possible.There was a time when a few kgs of sugar was bought exclusively for me in my home and now I am into strict “no white ingredients” in my cooking mode. There is nothing “IMPOSSIBLE” dear friends ūüôā Today’s recipe is apple jam which I made when two months back.I still have it in my stock and I have carried it with me all along.It has no preservatives and no white sugar added.You can even make without any sugars by adding dates for babies below one year. Continue reading “Home Made Apple Jam”

BisiBeleBath/Sambhar Sadham

Our Sundays won’t be complete without a new trial of a recipe.This week I thought of making bisibelebath-a traditional recipe from Karnataka fused with our own sambhar sadham.I have already posted a recipe of sambhar sadham¬†which is amma’s signature dish.I was actually thinking bisibelebath and sambhar sadham mean the same dish.But it is not so.Authentic Bisibelebath has a special spice powder and doesn’t have any vegetables added to it.So here goes my fusion recipe.I was not sure of the outcome until we had it.This was an experiment based on the recipes watched in TV and tasted in restaurants.The result was amazing. Continue reading “BisiBeleBath/Sambhar Sadham”

Soya chunks and Potato Sabji(Dry)

Hello guys!One more guest post from¬†¬†Muthulakshmi Madhavakrishnan ,blogger at Virundhombal. She was so enthusiastic about giving me the recipe and she sent me two posts to choose from. Thank you so much for all your efforts and this great recipe.Wishing you all the best ūüôā
I invite pure vegetarian recipes with mushrooms/soya chunks or baked goodies with no white ingredients as guest posts for my blog on account of my 100 th post publishing. I had already extended invite to fellow bloggers,friends and family. Whoever is interested ,please write to me at kitchenkathukutty@gmail.com with ingredients,detailed recipe and step by step images(at-least one final image). I will be happy and honoured to post the same in my blog.
soya chunks potato sabji
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Eggless Whole Wheat Linzer Cookies

Hello everybody!
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† How are you doing?I was away from home(Delhi) to escape¬† from the air pollution for few days.Hence the blog was under silent mode.Winter is setting in and rains are pouring heavily in Tamilnadu. Kindly take the best care of you always.The Jingle season is on and here we have¬†special recipe from Nandita Gupta, a passionate foodie who blogs at Foopla, who currently focuses on creative food for kids. When I approached her for a guest post for my blog she accepted it immediately and sent me yummy recipe.Thank you Nandita. Wishing you a great journey ahead. Linzer Cookies-When she mailed me the recipe I just learnt about its history.These cookies are basically an altered version of a dessert(originally a tart) made of a crust with almond flour and blackcurrant jam. Nandita has given us the simplest way of making with whole wheat flour and cane sugar as I requested her make it a wholesome suiting my blog’s purpose. Doesn’t it sound healthy and yummy?
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Chettinad Kalaan Vazhaippoo Kuzhambhu|Mushroom Banana Flower Gravy

Hurray!Time for a guest post !Meet Mrs.Raadhikaa Anandan who is a vlogger at RJ’s Easy Cooking.She is one loavable,humble and a very sweet person the blogging world has given me.We met through facebook and when I approached for the guest post recipe I felt I found a good friend.Her recipes are very unique and you will find umpteen healthy and very unique recipes with detailed video¬†here¬†¬†Do visit her youtube channel and follow her amazing and interesting recipes.She took so much efforts in preparing this guest post by making several attempts to try different recipes and give me the best.She ensured to also go my blog’s purpose by avoiding all white ingredients in her recipe .Thank you dear.Wishing you a great journey ahead. Continue reading “Chettinad Kalaan Vazhaippoo Kuzhambhu|Mushroom Banana Flower Gravy”

KADALAI MITTAI/PEANUT CHIKKI/GROUNDNUT CANDY FOR KIDS

Hello Friends!I hope all of you all keeping good .People in North India please take extra care of yourself because of the smoggy winter prevalent.There were no posts from me for the past two days because of the horrible pollution which has bombarded us. It was a real shock to a first timer like us and we are slowly finding ways and means to tackle it.I had severe eye irritation because of it irrespective of staying indoors.It is definitely not so simple as most people think.This is an alarming situation.I shall write a separate post on this because I would write several pages if I commence.Coming to today’s recipe,it is our own traditional and the most healthy snack “Kadalai Mittai/Peanut Bar/Groundnut Chikki/Groundnut Candy”.This is one of the recipes which I had been miserably failing several times and this time hubby made it perfectly.Yeah!You can call this a guest post from Kitchen King(H/O Kitchen Kathukutty).We have so keenly trying on this because we had a tough time to pick up a pure groundnut candy for our kid.By pure what do I mean?I mean the ingredients should be only “Jaggery+Water+Cardamom+Groundnut” and no glucose syrup or other artificial/refined sweeteners. You may ask me why so much of stress on this .It is because it is our regular snack.We don’t send packed snack/ready made food as our son’s snack. Peanuts/Groundnuts are so rich in protein and combining it with jaggery makes it a super food. To know more about benefits of groundnut refer here Continue reading “KADALAI MITTAI/PEANUT CHIKKI/GROUNDNUT CANDY FOR KIDS”

LADIES FINGER COCONUT MILK CURRY|VENDAIKKAI THENGAI PAAL KUZHAMBHU

Ufff …One more recipe with coconut milk-Ladies Finger Coconut Milk Curry/Gravy.I have tasted this version of kuzhambhu in several places but I never managed to guess the recipe right. I really wanted to give it a try because it tastes heavenly and it is a versatile side dish. After so many trials I finally landed up with this version and I really like it. This is the only Kuzhambhu I would love to have even in more quantity. Yeah.. I am not a lover of gravies for rice and I take very less quantity of rice when it is kuzhambu and take more when it is a variety rice. I somehow grew like that!!So making side dish for rice is always a head ache to me and I make the usual sambhar/puli kuzhambu stuffs only once a month. But this okra coconut milk gravy is an exception I should say. I love making it again and again and again. My helper at Cochin once tasted this and said their cuisine has a similar traditional dish called “Mappas” in which they use ladies finger,mutton and other meat items. Dear fellow friends from Kerala do try and let me know if it matches mappas?I have never tasted this when I was it Kerala. You can use this as a side dish to idly/ dosa/ appam/ idiyappam/ rice/ roti. Would you not love to make such a dish which is an all rounder and believe me it is so easy too? Continue reading “LADIES FINGER COCONUT MILK CURRY|VENDAIKKAI THENGAI PAAL KUZHAMBHU”

JAVVARISI THENGAI PAAL PAYASAM|SAGO KHEER WITH JAGGERY & COCONUT MILK|TAPIOCA PEARL PUDDING|SABUDANA KHEER FOR BABIES

Sago/Sabudhana/Tapioca pearls is full of carbohydrates and starch ,hence provides you with instant energy.I mostly don’t include this except for payasam/kheer/to give a crisp/soft texture to dosa like masala dosa /sponge dosa.¬† I love its texture when added to kheer and my favourite payasam is semiya payasam with javvarisi.Amma made an healthy alternative of it with palm sugar especially for me. I tried this one with jaggery and coconut milk on my hubby’s birthday/Vinayagar Chathurthi this year because hubby doesn’t take milk and sugar and he loves moong dhal kheer with jaggery.Hence this fusion happened.I prefer coconut milk to any animal milk because it is extremely nutritious.If consumed in moderation coconut milk is found to fight and protect us from infections and diseases,Hence I will never miss a chance to use it in my food.My hubby playfully hints me when we run out of coconut and tomato saying “Your heartbeats in the pantry are running out of stock”.To be honest ,I really can’t cook without coconut and tomatoes.It was when I had bought a new mobile ,so I was experimenting my food blog photos with it.I am sincerely looking for your feedback on this. Continue reading “JAVVARISI THENGAI PAAL PAYASAM|SAGO KHEER WITH JAGGERY & COCONUT MILK|TAPIOCA PEARL PUDDING|SABUDANA KHEER FOR BABIES”