Idiyappam also called as “string hoppers” is a delicious steamed breakfast commonly made in Kerala. My mom makes a similar more laborious recipe called sevai. She makes it by soaking rice, grinding them to thin batter, steaming them, and squeezing them through sevai machine called sevai nazhi. It’s a fun process and my entire family will be involved in making them. I love to eat them not so much in making them. As a compromise, Want to know more about this recipe?
Kozhukattai is something that not many people hear of. Dumplings….not really. Gulab Jamun…..ehh. Upma…..not even close. Nothing can be compared to the art that is Kozhukattai. Every time someone even mentions the name it brings back memories of when I was a kid, eager to help out with making them. It wasn’t just the taste that was good, but the effort in making them was even better. It used to be a whole family ordeal. Want to know more about this recipe?
My first post for this year and I’m pushing myself to consistently blog at least few days in a month. My best option was to join Blogging Marathon group who are a set of bloggers or more friends who encourage me to not lose touch with my love for cooking and blogging. Today’s recipe is Kancheepuram Idli and below is my daughter’s view on this dish An idli. What’s an Idli? A staple food. Want to know more about this recipe?
I’m super excited to blog this post and I hope I keep up the pace in the coming months. My daughter is a type of person who enjoys her food and loves life with a passion. The write up below is her description on today’s post and a pathway to her inner thoughts as a foodie. I would say that I’m a relatively easy-to-please person when it comes to food. I sit down at Want to know more about this recipe?
I know I should blog more and I promise I’m working on it. Lot of life changing events the previous year has forced me to put blogging in the back burner. Now that I’m somewhat settled with the changes I’m coming back. With the help of my daughter who wanted to express her thoughts on the posts through her write up I will be able to contribute more time on the recipe and food photography. Want to know more about this recipe?
I strongly believe that the outcome of my day depends on what I have for breakfast. I don’t diet or starve, I try to eat as healthy as humanly possible. I do have to jump through hurdles on bad days where it gets tough to control my junk food or sugar cravings. A good breakfast satisfies my hunger and keeps me full for a long period of time, making the fight much easier for me Want to know more about this recipe?
“Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.” — Mark Twain I couldn’t help myself from laughing at this witty quote. Not to undermine cabbage, given a choice I would prefer cauliflower to cabbage on any given day. They are quick, easy to cook and can be used in versatile dishes. Known for their anti-inflammatory nutrients, they are mostly popularly used in dishes such as aloo gobi, gobi parathas or gobi manchurian. I’ve used Want to know more about this recipe?
“The mind is like tofu. It tastes like whatever you marinate it in.” – Sylvia Boorstein I’m neither a fan nor a hater of tofu. Since tofu doesn’t have any particular taste, they blend into any dish with ease. Many of my friends frown upon the mere mention of tofu and my answer to them is that they are yet to figure out how to make it taste good. As you may know, tofu is Want to know more about this recipe?
“I spent my whole childhood wishing I were older and now I’m spending my adulthood wishing I were younger.” –Ricky Schroder The quote is so true especially when I cook recipes and dishes that my mom used to cook for us. Since my mom rarely made sandwiches at home, leftover breads was almost always featured as upma for breakfast or evening snack. Bread upma takes at the most 15 minutes from start to finish but Want to know more about this recipe?
“Tomorrow’s Pancake Friday, despite the fact that it’s Monday.” –Jarod Kintz That’s a true fact in our house. Pancakes are most welcome on any day and in any form or shape. Our weekends usually start out with lazy pillow fights and family tickles so when my kids rush me to the kitchen with demands on making continental breakfast within a short period of time I tend to make it semi-homemade to assuage their demand without Want to know more about this recipe?