Ragi Flour Idiyappam/Ragi Sevai/Finger Millet String Hopper

Ragi Idiyappam is one of the healthiest tiffin items. Ragi is suitable for adults, aged and even infants. idiyappam-rice/sevai-string-hopper/nool-puttu is traditionally made with rice flour, the recipe for which I have shared before. Its variation is called Sevai. These days’ different sevais, with all millets, are available in dry form. You just have to re-hydrate them in…

Kollu Idly and dosa/Horsegram Idly/Healthy Breakfast or dinner recipe

Horsegram idly / Kollu idly is a traditional Konkani breakfast recipe. A twist of the usual idli batter of rice and urad dal with the addition of horse gram. The three grains are soaked, ground and mixed together and allow to ferment. This fermentation process give it the fluffy texture. It is good to include…

Ragi sweet Kozhukattai/Finger Millets Dumplings/Ragi Modak

Finger Millet (English) is known as Ragi in Kannada and Kezhvaragu or keppai in Tamil. It is a rich source of calcium, iron, fiber and other minerals. We include ragi in our diet often mainly due to its high nutritional content, especially iron and calcium. This sweet kozhukattai is very filling and extremely nutritious. It…

Thinai Idly / Fox Tail Millet Idly / Fox Millet Idly

Millets are called as sirudhaniyam in tamil and are quite popular in tamilnadu. Why we have not included in our daily diet like we include rice, vegetables, meat and stuff like that.  Answer is most of people don’t know how to cook, and how the taste will be. Actually millet are very taste and healthy…

Kuthiraivali Pongal/Barnyard Millet Pongal

In Tiffin items, i Love pongal a lot. This is my favorite recipe.  I make it quite often too. Using rice to making pongal, me and my hubby are love to have kuthiraivali pongal. I served this with my all time favourite coconut chutney, it was so delicious. You can serve with sambar too. Some health…

Black rice puttu/kavuni arisi puttu

This is a sweet. This sweet is special in  chettinad. What is it special? Why it can be had mainly in chettinad only? The answer to these questions are, Mainly this sweet is made out of a special kind of rice grown in this region ,which after grinding will be red in color. In chettinad…