Steamed Nendran Banana for babies-Steamed Kerala Banana for kids

Nendran Banana/Etham Pazham/Kerala Banana is one of the superfoods I have ever known and seen in terms of taste and nutrients. It is called “King of Bananas”.This recipe had been our favourite snack since childhood and now it is my son’s favourite too.When I was doing my college studies one of the dietitians I had met said one steamed nendran is equivalent to a plate of wholesome breakfast meal.By wholesome she means a complete combination of all nutrients like carbs,vitamins,minerals,proteins etc.It is so tasty,yummy,rich in nutrition and very healthy.It helps in weight gain.The potassium in this banana will help you prevent kidney stones and ulcers. This is a regular staple food for all Keralaites. It is extremely filling and a very simple recipe. Continue reading “Steamed Nendran Banana for babies-Steamed Kerala Banana for kids”

BEETROOT PANIYARAM/APPE/PADDU

Have I told you that my lo loves any food which is colourful and especially pinkish colour(the tinge of beetroot)?.He is so fond of this beetroot inclusion in any food and as a result you will be finding many  recipes with beetroot in my blog.I have listed them below for you. Continue reading “BEETROOT PANIYARAM/APPE/PADDU”

HOME MADE MANGO JAM-PRESERVATIVE FREE

MANGOES-I drool when I hear the name,so is my little boy.When the last few mangoes were entering our home I thought of making some mango jam for my son and here is the recipe for you.This recipe is a no white sugar ,no preservative recipe hence it is very safe for your kids.I have already posted beetroot jam and strawberry dates jam recipes.The colour totally depends on the variety of mango used and the type of sugar used.The glaze which you find in beetroot jam is missing here because I have replaced white sugar with palm sugar.LO loves jam and hence I always make jams with various fruits/veggies for him with no sugar and no preservatives.Do give a try and let me know your feedback. Continue reading “HOME MADE MANGO JAM-PRESERVATIVE FREE”

VARUTHA PARUPPU SURAIKKAI ADAI|LAUKI CHILLA

Varutha Paruppu Suraikkai Adai-It is nothing but a thick dosa made with roasted dhal,rice and some bottle gourd.The basic recipe of this is from our family’s traditional recipes.I have just made some simple variations and believe me it was great in taste.It is a filling and tasty dish which can be preferred for breakfast and dinner.You can serve with some butter and jaggery(which is the usual combo at home)Wish you all a happy weekend guys. Continue reading “VARUTHA PARUPPU SURAIKKAI ADAI|LAUKI CHILLA”

CORN CAPSICUM CHEESE TOAST

Sandwich is such a saviour for me.When I blink with no options to make I just blend the available ingredients to make a sandwich and my son just loves it.This was one such random try .I actually planned for a bread pizza but little one didn’t want the sauce on it,so this recipe is an open sandwich.Adding sauce(check out home made sauce recipe here) will make it an exact bread pizza. Sandwiches are excellent options for breakfast/snack/dinner because of the variations we can make and stuff all vegetables we wish to make it healthy/yummy/colourful.

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KAMBU GODHUMAI IDIYAPPAM/PEARL MILLET WHEAT STRING HOPPERS

String Hoppers/Idiyappam is an Indian version of noodles,to be precise south-Indian version of noodles.My boy loves it and he calls it as noodles and can have it even without side dish. This is one of the best breakfast foods I would say because it is steamed.It is an excellent choice for all ages from 6 months to 60 years.Mom makes it in the traditional way using the big uruli.You can find that process here . It gives you the perfect ,very soft string hoppers. Here is an instant method too for this generation. It is comparatively easy and definitely tasty too.You can pair it with plain milk/coconut milk/ghee+coconut/sothi/kadala curry/veg.kurma or any thick gravies.Mom makes a variety of sevai like lemon sevai,tomato sevai etc.So the variations you can give to this simple dish is endless.I attempted making the same with all millet flour and one such recipe is what I am presenting to you today. I have already tried barnyard millet string hoppers .Check its recipe here(Another method) Continue reading “KAMBU GODHUMAI IDIYAPPAM/PEARL MILLET WHEAT STRING HOPPERS”

KERALA KADALA CURRY

Kadala Curry with puttu/aapam/idiyappam is one of the most yummy and very common breakfast combos of Kerala. These combos are so filling and very healthy too. I have tried n number of variations of this recipe but this one was loved by my hubby(My MasterChef) ,so posting it here. There is one more reason to post.This is the only time I had captured the entire recipe with a decent final picture.Most of the times ,I miss clicking step by step pictures because of my rapid cooking sessions.Being a mother of a toddler I had always thought of quickly finishing kitchen works and rushing to see what my son was upto.I hear him cry/scream/fall/break/throw only when I am engaged with any work.But actually he would be silently doing his job.This is not imagination but hallucination(Effect of Bigg Boss) associated with MOTHERHOOD(LOL).I am sure every mommy would undergo this daily.  I definitely should agree that I am not a great photographer or an excellent food stylist. I am more of a person who looks for the health quotient of a dish rather than the looks.I am very gradually improving myself and trying to learning to click better. Thanks to each and everybody who is continuously motivating me in this journey of learning. Coming to the recipe,I served this with Bajra/Pearl Millet/Kambu Idiyappam/String Hoppers.It was so tasty and very filling.If you get a chance to visit Kerala don’t miss their delicacies.Oh how I miss Kerala and my dear neighbours!

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RAJMA WALNUT CHEESE CUTLETS/TIKKIS

Good day everybody!Kitchen Kathukutty is here with a healthy and yummy recipe for today.It is again a random try which I had made to use the leftover rajma.This would be a perfect recipe for your kids snack box or an excellent starter during parties. I have not even used any binding agent like rusk powder or corn flour and thus making it extremely nutritious. Do give it a try and let me know your feedback. Continue reading “RAJMA WALNUT CHEESE CUTLETS/TIKKIS”

RAVA LADDU|SOOJI LADDU

Rava laddu is one quick recipe which can be made in no time and gets over in the same speed.It just melts in mouth.This has been one of my favourites in childhood and every aunt/grandmom who visits me would definitely come with a box of this. Recently I stopped making/having them after having avoided the white ingredients in my cooking.After a long time,this was made for a special person.

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RAGI MILAGU KOZHUKKATTAI|FINGER MILLET PEPPER BALLS

Good Day Folks! Happy Ganesh Chathurthi in advance to one and all! Today’s recipe is based on our super millet “Kelvaragu/Nachini/Finger Millet/Ragi and it is a spicy kozhukkattai.It is a healthy dish for snack box or dinner. I make it a point to use millets and whole grains atleast thrice a week to reduce the intake of white rice.  Check all millet recipes here .Without much of other talks let us get into the recipe. Continue reading “RAGI MILAGU KOZHUKKATTAI|FINGER MILLET PEPPER BALLS”