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.

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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”

EGGLESS WHOLE WHEAT NUTTY FRUTI CAKE|WHOLE WHEAT RAISINS CAKE

Little one is so fond of occasional treats of cookies and cakes.He wanted me to make something with tutti fruti on seeing the new eggless cake slices from Britannia.Hence I planned to make a similar cake and found this recipe.I just tweaked it a bit as per ingredient availability and with no white ingredients.I didn’t get a small bread loaf pan and various coloured tutti fruti.So I decided make it a cake with added cashews and raisins.My next trial would be replicating the same after collecting all required ingredients.This can be offered to babies above one year. And if you would like to make this cake in a pressure cooker you can refer my recipe of pressure cooker cake here.Have you observed that 99% of my recipes will not have any of the refined/processed/junk/white devil ingredients/?Yeah!That’s the total purpose behind my blog. Continue reading “EGGLESS WHOLE WHEAT NUTTY FRUTI CAKE|WHOLE WHEAT RAISINS CAKE”

Oma Podi|Plain Sev

Oma Podi/Plain Sev/Om Podi is one of the easiest snacks/quickest diwali savoruy item which can be made.This is my sisters most favourite so my grandmother ,mom,aunt used to make this very often even during non festive seasons.It is mostly made with besan flour/kadala maavu/chick pea flour ,rice flour and ajwain.Few skip rice flour.Hubby wanted me to give it a try this time.So I made it.Believe me it gets done in no time.There is no much of any specific tricks in this.I would prefer such home made snacks to any store bought ones always because we make it and I use only coconut oil to make any such snacks to make it healthy even though they are deep fried. Continue reading “Oma Podi|Plain Sev”

DENGUE FEVER-Preventive Measures,Natural Home Remedies and Foods For Babies,Kids & Adult

DENGUE FEVER-The most trending and dreadful topic in the recent days.Everyday news will definitely have a large coverage about this and I feel so painful and distressed on seeing the loss of lives to this vector borne disease .I have seen so many queries about this disease in social media in the recent days and the pain of the parents/patients is totally intolerable.We come across numerous new diseases everyday ,hence I feel it is best to be aware about them.I usually keep reading a lot about any trending diseases just to keep myself aware of the symptoms.I myself was diagnosed of dengue few years back and believe me dengue was not so prevalent those times like now but I was affected and it was never less than a battle for life.I somehow caught the infection while traveling.When I was sharing few of the insights I had learnt and I had gained through my personal experience to my friends and my neighbours,they insisted me to detail it up on my blog so that it reaches a larger audience.I have put my best efforts to share all my knowledge about this DENGUE.I hope it would help all of you .Please share this with your family and friends especially to our daily helpers/people who are unaware of these.This is definitely not equivalent to any professional medical advice.

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SWEET POTATO PARATHA

Hello guys!How are you doing?How was your Diwali celebrations?We had been to our native and back just now after a refreshing vacation.It was all fun with family and friends.We have started missing all and home already.I am sure many of you would share the same feeling after leaving from home.Coming to today’s recipe it is one of the quickest paratha recipes I had made.Am I sounding silly?May be.I am not an expert in making parathas.I somehow miss the exact shape or fail at something.When compared to those earlier attempts of mine this came out better.It has now become one of our usual dinner options. Continue reading “SWEET POTATO PARATHA”

MUSHROOM MANCHURIAN

I am really very happy and excited to write my first guest post to wonderful blogger Kalyani of KITCHEN KATHUKUTTY. Thank you for giving me this opportunity..! When she asked me to do a guest post with a mushroom recipe, I was very joyful and accepted it. Here comes the recipe..!
Mushroom Manchurian is Indo Chinese recipe which is best to accompany with fried rice,noodles,naan or roti. This is very simple and easy to make. Lets look at the steps to make the Manchurian. Continue reading “MUSHROOM MANCHURIAN”

Whole Wheat Cardamom Cookies

Yayyyyyy!!!Time for a guest post from a wonderful person. I hope all of you remember the guest posts invites I have been doing after my 100 th blog post.I invite each of you to provide me pure vegetarian recipes with mushrooms/soya chunks as main ingredient or any baked goodies without refined white oroducts as guest posts for my blog. 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.All of you are welcome.

Coming to today’s guest post,It is from Abi Guna,a Vlogger at veg2nonvegkitchen .Her channel mainly concentrates on authentic chettinad cuisine but she also has presented a variety of dishes from the most authentic ones to very modern foods. I came to know via a FB group and I have always admired her cooking,presentation & versatility. Her recipes are so inviting and tempting.When I had approached her for the guest post she immediately agreed to it and offered me with this simple & awesome recipe in just 2 days.  Thank you so much dear for doing an amazing job! Do not miss her videos.Do subscribe at https://www.facebook.com/Veg2NonvegKitchen/   Continue reading “Whole Wheat Cardamom Cookies”