Soft, spongy appams are a love anyone who has tasted them can’t deny. Paired with stew or beef or green peas curry, they are just the absolutely most delicious breakfasts out there. This easy recipe makes 8 appams. Ingredients 3/4 cup Jeera rice 1/4 cup Water (for grinding) 2-3 tbsp Cooked Rice 3/4 cup Coconut … More Appam

Parippu Vada

Ingredients 1.5 cups Toor dal 3/4 cup Onion (chopped) 1 sprig Curry leaves (chopped) 1 tbsp Ginger (finely chopped) 2 Green Chillies (finely chopped) 1/2 tbsp Dry red chilli flakes Salt to taste Recipe 1. Soak toor dal (split pigeon peas) for 3-4 hours 2. Drain and grind coarsely along with salt 3. Add chopped … More Parippu Vada

Kale chips

Ingredients 2 Big bunches of Kale1.5 tbsp Olive OilSalt to taste Recipe 1. Separate leaves (wash and dry if it’s not already clean) from the center rib 2. Preheat oven to 275 F3. Cut kale leaves into 1-2 inch pieces4. Toss with 1.5 tbsp of Olive oil5. Spread on baking trays and sprinkle salt6. Bake … More Kale chips

Sharkara upperi / sharkara varatti (Spiced Jaggery coated plantain chips)

Onam’s coming up, which means I need the customary chips for the sadhya. This time around I have run into a problem. I cannot find Sharkara varatti in any Indian store 😭. And being the stickler for certain things, it meant that I now need to make something I have always just bought in a … More Sharkara upperi / sharkara varatti (Spiced Jaggery coated plantain chips)

Chicken Chettinadu

Chettinadu curries & roasts are made with a specific spice mix powder. The recipe for the masala can be found linked here Ingredients For marination 1 lb Chicken (cleaned and cut into small pieces) 1.5 tsp Turmeric powder 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic paste 2 tbsp Lemon juice 2 tsp Chettinadu Masala For Gravy 5 tbsp … More Chicken Chettinadu

Chettinadu Masala

The perfect masala powder for use in Chettinadu roasts & curries. The powder can be prepared and stored in a jar for a long period of time since there is no oil or water involved in it’s preparation Ingredients 24 Cardamom pods 42 Cloves 12 Star anise (whole) 6 Cinnamon sticks (2 inch length pieces) … More Chettinadu Masala

Banana muffins

Ingredients 3 large overripe Bananas 1.4 cups All purpose Flour 1/2 cup Sugar (Increase to 2/3rd if you have a sweet tooth) 1 Egg 2 tbsp Coconut milk (thick, unsweet) 4 tbsp Sunflower oil 1 tsp Baking powder 1 tsp Baking soda Pinch of Salt Recipe Preheat your oven to 425 F Line your muffin … More Banana muffins