Veg Starters/Snacks

Moong Dal and Oats Tikkis|Split Green Gram & Oats Patties

Its been quite a while since I resorted to healthy eating and snacking. Evenings are the time i find myself with insatiable hunger that is rather difficult to curbĀ . I have grown fond of tikkis/patties recently. They are not only light on your tummy but also one of the best ways to incorporate dals, grams… Continue reading Moong Dal and Oats Tikkis|Split Green Gram & Oats Patties

Desserts & Sweets · Vinayaka Chathurthi

Modagam|Poorana Kozhukattai|Sweet dumplings

Poorana kozhukattai or modak is lord ganesha's favourite and it is one of the main and mandatory offerings on vinayaka chathurthi. Poorna kozhukattai is nothing but steamed dumplings stuffed with coconut-jaggery filling. The pooranam/filling varies from household to household and are also made using moong dal, chana dal etc. Compared to other variants, this kozhukattai… Continue reading Modagam|Poorana Kozhukattai|Sweet dumplings

Desserts & Sweets · Vinayaka Chathurthi

Vella Pidi Kozhukattai|Steamed sweet dumplings

"Pidi" in tamil means "To catch/hold". And vellam means jaggery. So, as the name implies this is a sweet kozhukattai that is made by holding the dough between your palm and fingers.This is an easy to make sweet kozhukattai that can be made quite effortlessly unlike poorana kozhukattai(stuffed dumplings). I'm a big fan of pidi… Continue reading Vella Pidi Kozhukattai|Steamed sweet dumplings

Gokulashtami · Vegetarian Recipes

Milagu(Pepper) Thattai

Thattai is one among the most famous south indian savory snack items. It is a deep-fried snack made from rice flour and is truly one of the yummiest south indian snacks. It is commonly prepared during gokulashtami/krishna jayanthi. I have been wanting to try making south indian snacks for quite a long time. With Krishna… Continue reading Milagu(Pepper) Thattai

Non-veg starters/snacks · Non-Vegetarian Recipes

Chicken Pakoda/Pakora from left over chicken

Pakoda or pakora is a popular snack item in India. It involves frying batter coated vegetables in oil. The batter is primarily made from chickpea/besan flour. There are several varities of pakoda like onion, cauliflower , spinach etc. It is also a popular street food in Chennai. You can see hot pakodas being made right… Continue reading Chicken Pakoda/Pakora from left over chicken