Pumpkin Halwa (Poosanikai halwa)

Pumpkin halwa is an Indian sweet made during special occasions. This can be made with less effort, not like any other flour based halwa for which we need to put in some extra effort by keep on stirring the halwa. I used unrefined sugar for a healthier version. This delicious halwa can be paired up…

Senai Kizhangu varuval (Yam tawa fry)

Senai kizhangu varuval/Yam tawa fry is a spicy and tasty side dish, goes well with sambar rice and rasam rice. I generally avoid yam because of the itchy feel while cutting and eating as well. My grandma gave me a tip to apply oil in palm while cutting and add tamarind pulp while cooking which…

Kuthiravaali Paayasam (Barnyard millet kheer)

Kuthiravaali paayasam/Barnyard millet kheer is a tasty and healthy sweet which is rich in fibre. Usually I  add coconut milk in the end for most of the paayasam, here I  added grated coconut while cooking the millet for a variation. I got this idea from a food channel ‘Healthy food kitchen’. Here is the recipe…

Channa Pulao (Kondakadalai Saadham)

Channa pulao/Channa rice is an easy one pot meal and perfect for lunch box. It is very flavourful and healthy, which is rich in protein and fibre. It can be paired with veg kurma or simple onion raita. Here is the recipe for channa pulao. Channa Pulao (Kondakadalai Saadham) Recipe Cuisine: Indian Recipe Category: Lunch…

Carrot Poriyal (Carrot stir fry/dry curry)

Carrot poriyal is a quick side dish made for lunch. It goes well with rasam rice or sambar rice or just curd rice. Here is the recipe for carrot poriyal. Carrot Poriyal (Carrot stir fry/dry curry) Recipe Cuisine: South Indian Recipe Category: Rice accompaniment Preparation Time:10 mins Cooking time: 10 mins Serves: 2 INGREDIENTS                 ITEM…