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”

SOY BEAN RICE|SOYA BEAN RICE

Hello Friends! I am back  after 75 days approx. We had a sudden transfer and I was stuck with packing/loading/shifting/unpacking/settling episodes.And finally we are kinda settled at Delhi and I thought it is high time I resume my blogging.I have been missing all of you and my blog.Hope you also had been missing Kitchen Kathukutty. I wish I could back to my routine and stick onto a regular blogging. Fingers crossed.

Now,let’s get onto today’s recipe.It is soya rice or soya bean rice or soy rice. This was made my last year for hubby’s lunch box and only now I am bringing it to this space. I tried this recipe by slightly tweaking the usual Mochai Payaru Kara Curry/Lima Bean Spicy curry recipe. This just popped up when few of my readers were inquiring about uses and benefits of soya bean. Soya bean is the richest legume with the highest protein. I have already posted a soya bean biriyani recipe which is made from fresh red soya beans(Similar to peas,butter beans).This is the dried light brown variety which is used in making soy milk.tofu etc.Please find tofu burji recipe here.You can choose to use any legume in this recipe and just make this quick and nutritious lunch box recipe.It is slightly spicy.

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VEGAN MANGO MUFFINS/EGGLESS MANGO MUFFINS

VEGAN MANGO MUFFINS/EGGLESS MANGO MUFFINS-A muffin recipe with no white ingredients and no milk products-Yes it is vegan. I just can’t believe myself and I can’t hold the recipe to myself. It is definitely worth the try because it just takes half an hour and it is free of all whites like milk,curd,butter,white sugar,maida/wheat flour(A perfect recipe which will fit the purpose of my blogging journey-Read it in detail here).Don’t ask me if I am a VEGAN. I am certainly not. I can’t survive without butter,ghee,buttermilk,paneer,cheese.I totally avoid white/refined flours,sugar,milk,table salt and mostly curd too. I partially avoid white polished rice in our reguar food and substitute with whole grains and millets. Continue reading “VEGAN MANGO MUFFINS/EGGLESS MANGO MUFFINS”

TOFU BURJI

Tofu/Soy Paneer- This is an alternative to paneer for  all vegan/lactose intolerant people. Tofu is made from soy milk just as the way paneer is made from animal milk.I tried making tofu once at home and I gave up because it took a lot of time (may be my procedure needed more fine tuning). I once grabbed a tofu packet to just give it a try and all that I made was this quick Burji.Tofu is rich in protein ,low in calories but contains a lot of other vitamins and minerals.Tofu is safe as long as it is non-GMO and you are not allergic to soy protein. You can use tofu instead of paneer in any recipe. This tofu burji is so simple to make and it serves as an excellent side dish for rotis, filling for rolls,sandwiches. Continue reading “TOFU BURJI”

GROUNDNUT CASHEW BALLS

Everyone in the family is so fond of groundnuts.We love it as laddu/candy/steamed/roasted/gravy/stir fry/salad. I used to make this laddu when little one was less than two years when I was scared if he would bite groundnut candy(our own kadalai mittai) and chew well. Groundnut is an excellent source of energy,protein and selenium. When we combine groundnut and jaggery it becomes a power house of iron too. I always prefer the traditional candies like groundnut candy/laddu/fried gram ladoo/sesame laddu to any other store bought cookies or candies or biscuits. You can watch a video of Dr.Sivaraman here stating the importance of our own traditional foods and highlighting the nutritional value of groundnuts. Continue reading “GROUNDNUT CASHEW BALLS”

SATHUMAAVU KOZHUKKATTAI|MULTIGRAIN DUMPLINGS

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How are you all doing? Hot summer and Vacation mood are keeping away from blogging.(I can hear few of you saying “Ahhh!You come with some reasons! :@ ). I just rush and complete cooking in a jiffy and come to the rescue of fan as my kitchen is always burning like a furnace. Hope this summer ends soon and I pray that it shouldn’t affect anyone. Come let’s see today’s recipe. I had sent this to MyLittleMoppet for Mum’s in the kitchen series and it is up in their website now.

Sathumaavu/Health mix/Multigrain flour is one of the most used ingredient in my kitchen. Since we don’t take milk/tea/coffee to break the dawn , our most preferred daily morning drink is sathumaavu and I keep trying ways to include in our menu.I have tried dosa.cakes,roti and you can find the recipes below. Continue reading “SATHUMAAVU KOZHUKKATTAI|MULTIGRAIN DUMPLINGS”

Rava Khicadi|Sooji Khicidi|Rava Upma

Rava/Sooji is a very rare item in my menu usually. Whenever I use it I ensure to load it with veggies or coat it with ghee.I have heard and read that sooji has no much nutrition to it hence I always prefer godhumai(wheat) rava or maize rava to white sooji.I have already posted a recipe of dalia kheer and upma which are the usual recipes which use white rava.I wanted this recipe in my space because sooji recipes are like a must have recipe in a blog space and many love sooji based recipes.Rava Khicidi is one of the common south indian breakfast items.This is the recipe my mother follows and I can have upma only when made this way because I am not a great fan of upma. Continue reading “Rava Khicadi|Sooji Khicidi|Rava Upma”

GHEE FRIED POHA|SWEET FRIED POHA

How many of you crave for a simple munch on or a “karack morak” snack at times? I do at times. I control myself saying snacking is bad most of the times. But when I am out of control I prefer making some instant snacks at home and have few spoons. One such instant quick snack is this recipe. I honestly didn’t know how to name the dish. I just randomly came up with this. Please ping me if you have some suggestions. This is usually made in the vessel which had been used to melt butter in the process of making ghee. Amma does not wash the vessel with the residue. She makes fried poha and then washes it. So everytime when ghee is made at home from butter (Check home made butter recipe here) , you can find this fried poha in our snack table. Continue reading “GHEE FRIED POHA|SWEET FRIED POHA”

RAW MANGO RICE|MANGA SADHAM

Summer is almost knocking our doors and the only best thing about summer is “MANGOES”. I love mangoes in any form and no meal during summer will be void of mango in our plates. Today’s recipe is RAW MANGO RICE.It is a simple type of variety rice which you can make in a jiffy and it is so apt for travels and lunchbox menu.This recipe was a super hit last but previous summer(Don’t ask me what I was doing with the pictures so long! 🙁 ) . I am sure you will like the blend of tastes in this recipe.It has some tangy touch of raw mango with spices added and crunchy groundnuts to munch on.

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HOME MADE BUTTER

Hello Folks! Greetings from KitchenKathukutty 🙂 It has been a very long time since I had posted in this space(It was before Navratri). I was away on account of several family and personal commitments and finally back after 5 months. So were you guys missing me?. I hope all of you are in good health and high spirits.Shall we get into today’s recipe? It is a long pending recipe from my side.I had sent this to mylittlemoppet as a guest post few months back and I am posting it here for you. As most of you would know I always prefer home made ingredients and this is my son’s favourite too. Making butter at home might seem tedious at first but I can bet you that you wouldn’t try store bought butter if you start using this. It will just melt down in your mouth.As summer is almost there here burning all of us I would recommend to have a spoonful of butter in empty stomach early in the morning. This will help you beat the heat.  I can hear many of you asking “Won’t butter increase fat content of my body?, Is it not harmful?” Butter is such a super food if taken in moderation.Butter has been used as a healing medicine by our ancestors.Butter is an excellent source of healthy fatty acids and cholesterol.It is a great anti aging agent .When it comes to babies you can include home made butter from six months . You can add to all food items or even offer it fresh from your blender.  Continue reading “HOME MADE BUTTER”