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”

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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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”

Instant Masala Bread Uthappam-No Fermentation Required

Instant dosa/uthappam recipes are always welcome in any place especially among young mothers who run behind their families and kids 24/7.I have already posted recipes of instant ragi dosa,instant jowar dosa ,instant wheat dosa,instant wheat ragi dosa,instant multigrain dosa,instant rava dosa,instant vegetable dosa and now adding a super quick recipe of instant bread uthappam with some added masala and veggies.Last weekend we had tried making some bread at home and we had it handy.The bread didn’t turn out so great but I didn’t want to waste it.(It tasted apt but some look and finish issues).So I ended up using that loaf in this recipe. Shall we check out the recipe? Continue reading “Instant Masala Bread Uthappam-No Fermentation Required”

SAAMAI/LITTLE MILLET KOZHUKATTAI

Dear friends!How was Kirshna Jeyanthi celebrations?What was your menu?If you have tried any recipe from my space,kindly share the picture with me.I will be happy to upload in my page.The upcoming posts in my blog for the next week would be what I had prepared for yesterday’s pooja.I just made few trials by nagging mommy over phone.It was definitely a decent output I would say for my first trial.I hope all of you had a great gala time with family.The recipe for the day is “MILLET KOZHUKKATTAI”.Kozhukkattai is a south Indian steamed food,similar to momos made with rice/wheat/millets.Even the modaks made for Ganesh Chaturthi are called Kozhukkattai.We can make innumerable varieties by creating with stuffing/without stuffing,altering method of preparation,altering the base flour/millet.It is an ideal breakfast/dinner and certain types are super yummy snacks.The following method is one traditional recipe from my family and I have made it super healthy by adding millet.To know more about millets and read millet recipes refer here . You can use little/barnyard/foxtail or kodo millet in this recipe.The below images are from two different days,hence there may be differences.This can be offered to babies above 8 months after trying out each ingredient individually and ensuring no allergy. Continue reading “SAAMAI/LITTLE MILLET KOZHUKATTAI”