Mixed beans Akki rotti

Mixed beans Akki rotti

Mixed beans akki rotti is mainly a South Indian breakfast delicacy. It is made using rice flour, vegetables and mixed beans. Beans are a great way to get low-fat, low calorie protein that already has the fiber and carbs mixed in, hence this kind of akki rotti becomes one of the healthy and staple foods. Prep time: 15 mins Cooking time: 10mins Total time: 25 mins Course: Breakfast/lunch Cuisine: South Indian/Vegan Servings: 2-3 Author: Bhavya Ingredients: 2 tbsp red kidney beans 2 tbsp butter beans 2 tbsp red beans 2 tbsp green beans 2 tbsp haricot beans 2 tbsp black...

Carrot Kolambu/Carrot sambar

Carrot Kolambu/Carrot sambar

Carrot Kolambu is a South Indian/Mangalorean sambar variety usually eaten with rice for lunch or dinner. It can be easily prepared with combining specific Indian spices and fresh grated coconut. Usually this tastes great with carrot but can also be replaced with other root vegetables. I learnt this recipe from my mother in law 🙂 Prep time: 10 mins Cooking time: 10 mins Total time: 20 mins Course: lunch/dinner Cuisine: South Indian/mangalorean/vegan Servings: 2-4 Author: Bhavya Ingredients: 4 medium sized carrots cut into slices 1 tbsp jaggery powder 1 tsp tamarind paste salt pinch of turmeric powder 1/4 cup toor...

Spinach Pathrode/Steamed rice dumpling with spinach and spices

Spinach Pathrode/Steamed rice dumpling with spinach and spices

Spinach pathrode or steamed rice dumpling with spinach and Indian spices is an authentic Mangalorean breakfast delicacy. Pathra means in Sanskrit leaf and Vada/vade means dumpling. In Karnataka, pathrode is made using Colocasia leaves. But it can also be replaced with any edible leaves like Spinach, Fenugreek, Cabbage etc. Here explained is my version of Pathrode using spinach leaves. It is mainly made using rice and combination some Indian spices, can be cooked in steam instantly without fermentation. Prep Time: 20 mins Cooking time: 20 mins Total time: 40 mins Course: breakfast/lunch/dinner Cuisine: South Indian/mangalorean/vegan Servings: 2-4 Author: Bhavya Ingredients:...

Navilukosu palya/Kohlrabi stir fry

Navilukosu palya/Kohlrabi stir fry

Kohlrabi or German turnip or Navilukosu (in Kannada), is a winter vegetable that can be grown in the balcony in flowerpots and grow bags. It is low in calories, high in fibre and is packed with beneficial nutrients. Palya or stir fry is a side dish in the Indian lunch or dinner. This one is very easy and delicious and in an authentic Mangalorean style and it is grown in my Balcony.   Prep time: 10 mins cooking time: 10 mins Total time: 20 mins Course: lunch/dinner Cuisine: Vegan/south Indian Servings: 2-4 author: Bhavya Ingredients: 2 medium sized Kohlrabi 1...

Sowthekai kadubu/ steamed cucumber cake

Sowthekai kadubu/ steamed cucumber cake

Sowthekai kadubu/ Cucumber steamed cake is an authentic mangalorean breakfast item. Its super easy, delicious and made without much preparation also without fermentation. Prep time: 15 mins Cooking time: 15 mins Total time: 30 mins Course: breakfast Cuisine: South Indian/mangalorean/vegan Servings: 2-3 Author: Bhavya Ingredients: 2 cups sona mastri rice or Idli rice 1/2 cup coconut grated 2 medium sized cucumber grated salt green chillies (optional if making spicy) jaggery if making sweet water as required coriander leaves (optional) Preparation: Soak 2 cups of sona masoori overnight and grind to smooth batter adding 1/2 cup of grated coconut. Grate 2 medium...

Zucchini Rava fry Grill/Zucchini-Semolina fritters

Zucchini Rava fry Grill/Zucchini-Semolina fritters

Zucchini rava fry is a type of starter dish. It is prepared with minimal ingredients, basically by coating the rice flour paste and semolina. This snack is fried on a grill pan with less oil, hence considered healthy. Ultimately zucchini rava fry is very easy recipe, quickly prepared and tastes delicious, a must try !! Prep time: 10 mins Cooking time: 15 mins Total time: 25 mins Course: snack/starter Cuisine: indian/vegan Servings: 2 Author: Bhavya Ingredients: 1 small zucchini cut into thin slices 2 TBSP rice flour 1 TSP chilli powder or as per preference pinch of turmeric powder salt...

Zucchini-Chick pea coconut curry/Zucchini Kayi huli or Majjige huli

Zucchini-Chick pea coconut curry/Zucchini Kayi huli or Majjige huli

Zucchini Majjige huli or Kayi huli is a coconut based white curry. It is a specific type of lunch/dinner side dish in South Indian menu. It is usually served with white rice or boiled rice. Here coconut paste is used as a base hence called Kayi huli which means coconut curry. Also the butter milk or sour curd is used to enhance the taste, hence the name majjige huli comes, which means butter milk. Prep time: 10 mins Cooking time: 15 mins Total time: 25 mins Course: lunch/dinner Cuisine: South Indian/vegan Servings: 3-4 Author: Bhavya Ingredients: 1 medium sized zucchini...

Homemade Raspberry ice cream-made with just 2 ingredients

Homemade Raspberry ice cream-made with just 2 ingredients

Who does not love ice cream !!! specially on hot summer days, if made with fresh fruits, berries, that too homemade without any added sugar !! Such a pleasant dessert. Berries are one of my favourite fruits specially raspberries and blueberries. Also healthy, low calorie packed with nutrients. Even for my daughter berries are favourite, easy go kind of fruit. Hence tried this raspberry ice cream with just whipping cream and puree from fresh raspberries. This ice cream needs no extra preparation, no ice cream machine but made very quickly and most important thing is the taste is as store-bought....

Zucchini Akki rotti

Zucchini Akki rotti

Zucchini or courgette is a summer squash belongs to the same family as cucumber. It is with high water content and a good low carbohydrate substitute. Zucchini akki rotti is a very authentic form of South indian akki rotti using grated zucchini. It is very spontaneous as well as delicious and can be used as a breakfast item. Prep time: 10 mins Cooking time: 20 mins Total time: 30 mins Course: Breakfast Cuisine: Indian/Vegan Servings: 2 Author: Bhavya Ingredients: 2 cups rice flour fine 1 TSP cumin seeds pinch of salt pinch of turmeric powder red chilly powder/chopped green chillies...

Aubergine-cashew curry/Eggplant-cashew gravy

Aubergine-cashew curry/Eggplant-cashew gravy

Aubergines are one of my favourite kind of vegetables as they are available all seasons worldwide. They are also with amazing health benefits having high amount of antioxidants. I always wanted to try something new with the aubergines, hence here presenting my version of curry with cashew. It is prepared easily with limited ingredients and very tasty. It can be eaten with chapathi or Indian bread, poori or rice. Prep time: 10 mins Cooking time: 15 mins Total time: 25 mins Course: lunch/dinner Cuisine: North Indian/vegan Servings: 2-4 Author: Bhavya Ingredients: Oil for sauteing 1 TSP cumin seeds 2 small...