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Chow-Chow Kara Kuzhipaniyaram / Chayote Savoury Balls

Cooking Time : 30 Minutes

Ingredients :

1 Chow-chow / Chayote, grated3 Cups Idly Batter1 Tbsp Oil1 Tsp Mustard seeds1 Tsp Urad dal1 Tsp Channa dal1 Tbsp Roasted Groundnuts2 Tbsp Coconut pieces, finely chopped1/2 Cup Onion, finely chopped3 Green chillies, finely choppedFew Coriander leaves, chopped

Method :

Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds, once they starts spluttering, add urad dal followed by channa dal and roasted peanuts.Add the chopped onion and fry them for a minute.Add the chopped chillies and chopped coconut pieces.Fry and add the grated chayote.Close, cook for couple of minutes and remove from the flame.Add the chopped coriander leaves and mix well.Now add this chayote mixture to Idly batter.Add salt and mix well.Heat kuzhipaniyaram pan and pour little oil.Pour the batter in pan cups and cook for 2-3 minutes.Slowly turn the other side and cook for another couple of minutes.Once it gets cooked n turns crispy, remove from flame.Serve hot.

Serving Options :

Serve with spicy…

Beetroot Idly / Breakfast Recipe

Cooking Time : 25 minutes

Ingredients :
1 Cup Beetroot, grated2 Green chillies, Finely chopped2 Cup Idly BatterFew Coriander leaves, chopped1 Tbsp Oil1 Tsp Mustard seeds1 Tbsp Groundnut, roasted and peeled1 Tsp Urad dalSalt to taste
Method :

Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds, once they starts spluttering, add the urad dal followed by roasted groundnuts.Add the grated beetroot and salt.Mix well and cook for a minute.Remove from the flame and mix it in the Idly batter.Add the chopped coriander leaves and mix well.Grease the Idly plates and fill the cups with beetroot batter using ladle.Steam it for 10-15 minutes.Remove from the flame and Serve hot.

Serving Options :

Serve hot with Coconut chutney or Milagai Podi.

Linking this recipe with 
Sara's Kitchen "Dish in 30 minutes - Breakfast"

LemonKurry's "Innovative Recipes"

Misal Pav - SNC Challenge 3

Our dec month SNC challenge for south team is on very famous Maharashtra street food
 " Misal Pav ". Never tasted this before in my lifetime but had a lovely opportunity to try this delicious recipe. So have to thank two lovely people... Divya and Meena :)
SNC ( South vs North Challenge)  is an aromatic challenge between north and south team hosted by Divya Pramil from youtoocancookindianfood. She started this amazing event couple of months back and successfully completed two yummy challenges.
And this is our third challenge done by Meena from Random Ramblings and she belongs to North Team. Likewise, north team was challenged by sherin from Kuk's kitchen and their recipe was delicious crispy medu vadas.

Misal pav is a spicy delicious curry made of peas and served with Pav breads and farsans. Very delicious street food and very healthy too...

Ingredients :

200 gms Dried peas4 Onions, chopped4 Garlic pods1/4 inch Ginger piece2 Green chillies2 Tomatoes, chopped1/4 Cup Coc…

Egg n Paneer IdlyUpma / Breakfast Recipe

Hi Friends, Hope you all had a great Christmas yesterday!!! We had a lovely drive on Christmas night, enjoyed the city filled everywhere with lights and stars :)

My today's post is on healthy breakfast with the leftover idlis. Idly upma, very simple and easy recipe to prepare and tasty too but my hubby hates this dish. So, I tried little twist with the ingredients of his favorites and served with tomato sauce. He just loved it and asked for an extra spoon. Am really very happy that my trick worked well so planning to try few more recipes with the leftover idlis..Will post them later after trying. Adding egg is optional.. Lots of veggies can also be included in this to make it more tasty n healthy. Perfect breakfast and evening snack to serve with tomato or chilly sauce.

Cooking Time : 20 mins

Ingredients :
8-10 Leftover Idlis2 onions, Finely chopped1/4 Cup, Capsicum, yellow3 Green chillies, Finely chopped1/4 Cup Carrot, Grated1/2 Cup Paneer, Finely chopped1 EggSalt to taste1 Tsp Pep…

Tomato - Carrot Dosa / Breakfast Recipe


Cooking Time : 20 mins

Ingredients :
2 Carrots2 Tomatoes2 Green Chillies2 Cup Dosa batterSalt to taste
Method :
Chop the carrots, tomatoes and chillies.Grind them together to a fine paste without adding water.Now add the ground paste to the dosa batter.Add salt and mix well.Heat the dosa tawa and pour the batter using ladle and slowly spread it like a thin circle.Cook for a minute and slowly flip the other side.Once done, remove from flame and serve.

Serving Options :

Serve with Coconut chutney.

Linking this recipe with

Sara's Kitchen "Dish in 30 minutes - Breakfast" LemonKurry's "Innovative Recipes"

Gayathri 's " WTML " hosted by  Nithu's " Nithu's Kitchen "

Wheat Choco chips Cookies

Ingredients :
1 1/2 Cups Wheat Flour1 Tsp Baking Powder1/2 Cup Sugar, powdered1 Egg1/4 Cup Choco chips100 Gms Butter
Method :
Sieve wheat flour and baking powder.Add butter and sugar in a separate bowl and beat it using handmixer till it turns light.Add the egg and beat again.Now add the wheat flour little by little and fold.Add the choco chips and mix to form a dough.Meanwhile, pre-heat the oven for 10 mins at  170 degree C.Grease the plate using oil or butter and dust them using wheat flour or use butter paper.Make small balls using the dough, gently press them in a palm and arrange in the plate or tray.Bake it for 10 mins.Once done, remove from the oven and cool completely.Store it in an air tight container and serve.

Serving Options :

Serve with hot Tea or Coffee.

Linking this recipe with

Jagruti'scelebrate serieshosted by Divya 's Culinary Journey "Christmas" Foodomania's "Christmas Cook Off Contest"

Crispy Ragi Dosa / Breakfast Recipe

Cooking Time : 15-20 mins

Ingredients :
1 Cup Ragi Flour1/2 Tbsp Rice Flour2 Cups WaterSalt to taste
Method :

Measure Ragi flour n rice flour and add it to a separate bowl.

Add salt and the measured water. Mix well to form a thin batter without any lumps.

Heat the dosa tawa ( Non - stick ) and slowly drizzle the ragi batter on the hot tawa using ladle.

Now reduce the flame to medium and smear oil. Cook for couple of minutes and slowly flip the other side. 

Since it's a thin crispy dosa, cook for just a minute after flipping. once done, remove from tawa and serve hot.
Serving Options :
Serve hot with coconut chutney or onion chutney.

Linking this recipe with
Siri's " Celebrating First Anniversary - Giveaway "
Sara's Kitchen " Dish in 30 minutes - Breakfast "

Peanut Butter Cookies

Cooking Time : 30 minutes

Ingredients :
1 Cup Maida / All purpose flour1/4 Cup Peanut butter1 1/2 Tbsp Butter1 Tbsp Oil1/4 Cup Sugar, powdered2 Tbsp Milk1 Tsp Baking powder
Method :

Sift All purpose flour and baking powder in a seperate bowl.

Add the powdered sugar and butter to the flour.

Now add the measured peanut butter.

Mix well and add the oil.

Prepare dough by adding milk little by little

Divide the dough into small balls.
Grease the plate with oil or butter and dust it with flour or use butter paper and arrange the prepared balls.

Gently press the balls with fork.

Bake them for 10 mins at 170 degree C in a preheated oven.

Once done, remove and cool completely.
Store in an air tight container.

Serving Options :

Enjoy this melting cookies with hot coffee or Tea.

Linking this with Siri's " Celebrating First Anniversary - Giveaway "

LemonKurry's " Innovative Recipes "
Jagruti's celebrate series hosted by Divya 's Culinary Journey " Christm…