Eggless Rose Mix (Gulabi) Cake

February 2, 2012

Rose mix cake is nothing but adding rose mix (rose essence and colour) instead of other essence in the eggless cake. This tastes different and those who like rose flavor will enjoy this cake. The cake looks attractive and beautiful with pink colour. Rose is known as ‘Gulab’ in Hindi. Ingredients All purpose flour – [...]

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Roasted Spicy Tapioca/Maravalli/Kappa Kizhangu

January 31, 2012

Roasted spicy tapioca makes an excellent side dish or it can be even taken as a snack. Here I have boiled tapioca and then roasted it by adding spices and it almost tastes like potatoes. Tapioca is known as Kappa Kizhangu (கப்ப கிழங்கு) or Maravalli Kizhangu (மரவள்ளி கிழங்கு) in Tamil. Here is raw tapioca, cut [...]

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Boiled Panai/Panang Kizhangu (Sprouts of Asian Palmyra Palm)

December 30, 2011

Panai kizhangu (பனை கிழங்கு in Tamil) or panang kizhangu (பனங்கிழங்கு in Tamil) is nothing but sprouts of palm seeds below the ground. In south India and Sri Lanka, these fibrous and nutritious panang kizhangu are boiled and relished. Most of the youngsters are not aware of this. The outer skin of panang kizhangu is removed [...]

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Pearl Millet (Bajra/Kambu) and Corn (Cholam) Paniyaram

December 30, 2011

I prefer to include more vegetables in my menu to make it more colourful and healthy. Here is Pearl Millet (Kambu) and Corn (Cholam) Paniyaram with colourful veggies, pearl millet and American sweet corn. Pearl millet batter used to prepare Idli/Dosa, can be used to prepare this paniyaram. Corn is known as ‘cholam’ (சோளம்) in [...]

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Boiled Tapioca/Maravalli/Kappa Kizhangu

December 29, 2011

Here is simple, easy to cook Boiled Tapioca/Maravalli/Kappa Kizhangu for breakfast or as tea-time snack. Tapioca or cassava is an edible root. In Kerala and in some parts of Tamil nadu, it is consumed as boiled roots with curries. Starch obtained from this is used in sago preparation. Sago or Sabudana or Jawarisi is used [...]

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Vegetarian Omelette with Gram Flour, Colorful Vegetables

December 28, 2011

Here is eggless Vegetarian Omelette as a perfect dish for breakfast. It can be healthy, tasty and attractive by adding colourful vegetables like greens, carrot, tomato, bell pepper and cheese. Ingredients Gram flour/besan – 1 cup Chopped onion – 1 tablespoon Chopped coriander leaves – 1 tablespoon Chopped bell peppers (red, green, yellow) – 1 [...]

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Pearl Millet Crepes (Kambu/Bajra Dosa)

December 23, 2011

Millets are less-glycemic grains with more dietary fibers and are very good for health. In south India it is ground with black lentils and cooked as crepes/dosa(dosai) for breakfast. I include millets in the menu as far as possible in my family. Pearl Millet is known as ‘Kambu’ (கம்பு) in Tamil and as ‘Bajra’ in [...]

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Order Dishes, Play Games, Make Payments with Presto Tablets of E la Carte in Restaurants

December 11, 2011

Tablets have started replacing menu cards in the restaurants. Presto Tablets of E la Carte can be used to select and order dishes of your choice. After ordering the dishes, same tablet can be used for playing games till the dishes are served. After dining, same tablet can be used to make instant payments electronically [...]

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Oregano Seasoned Baby Potato

November 30, 2011

Baby potatoes and oregano seasoning make a wonderful combo and potatoes taste very good with this seasoning. Oregano is known for its medicinal value and flavor. Oregano is used in many cuisines for its flavor and digestive property. Can you imagine a pizza without oregano sprinkle ? This Oregano Seasoned Baby Potato looks nice and [...]

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Eggless Upside Down Dried Figs and Orange Cake

November 29, 2011

Figs are well known for their nutritive value and they give a lovely taste and delicious flavor when they are added in cakes. Dried figs are easily available in the market. The crunchiness of the seeds in dried figs give different feel while we eat them. This Upside Down Dried Figs and Orange Cake that [...]

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