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Mint Thogayal | Pudina Thokku for Rice



Mint thogayal with step by step pictures.


I love mint flavored dishes due to its refreshing aroma and different taste. My daughter also has started liking it and I make this mint rice once a fortnight for their lunch box. Whenever I buy a pack of fresh I always check for new recipes to make the most for the fresh mint. As most of the leaves wither soon which hurts me lots. In all my efforts I ended up throwing at least some bunches in the garbage.

Thinnai Idli | Foxtail Millet Idli | Healthy Recipe

Thinnai Idli | Foxtail Millet Idli | Healthy Recipe


Thinnai/Foxtail millet idli with step by step pictures.


Foxtail millet idli is a healthy breakfast option in place of regular idli. I have tried idli with other millet, but in all, I have used some rice to make the batter. But in this millet idli I haven't used any rice and yet the idli turned soft. Some other idli recipes in my space include ragi instant idli, fermented ragi idli, kodo millet idli,  etc.

Pori Urundai | Murmura Ladoo | Puffed Rice Balls

Pori Urundai | Murmura Ladoo | Puffed Rice Balls


Pori urundai with step by step pictures.

Pori urundai is a sweet ball made with puffed rice, jaggery, and cardamom powder. This sweet is usually made for Karthigai deepam festival, which is festival of light, on which people lit hundreds of earthern lamps on the house. When I was a kid I remember our neighbour litting many lamps on the compound wall and we use to enjoy the sight. The best part is they will share kozhukattai with us. One of it would be made with palm leaves and just love it. I want to try that but don't know where I will get that tender palm leaves.

Sweet Potato Dinner Buns | Thanksgiving Recipe


Sweet Potato Dinner Buns | Thanksgiving Recipe

Sweet potato dinner rolls with step by step pictures.


It had been a quite long time since I baked bread/buns at home. I remember, a month before I baked a mini-sized choco filled buns and posted on my Instagram page. I couldn't post that in my blog as I did n't take step by step pictures. So last week when I had a piece of sweet potato I decided to try dinner rolls with it and it came out well.

Pirandai Rasam | Adamant Creepers- Tamarind Soup


Pirandai Rasam | Adamant Creepers- Tamarind Soup

Pirandai rasam with step by step pictures.


After making pirandai thogayal and pirandai idli, now I'm here with another recipe with it. The climate calls for nice hot rasam to be mixed up with rice. Instead of making simple rasam try making this healthy pirandai rasam. I got some ideas from here and made this. The original recipe called to use tender creeper but in the pack, I bought there was no tender one hence used the matured part only.

Chana Masala | Restaurant Type Chole Masala

Chana Masala | Restaurant Type Chole Masala

Chana Masala with step by step picture.


Whenever I make Poori/puri for breakfast my daughter always prefer this chole masala.So during weekends, I make sure that I soak channa the previous night for this. This masala is the best combo for poori, appam, chapatti and can even have it with rice.

Priandai Thuvaiyal/ chutney - 2 Types | Adamant Creeper Chutney

Priandai Thuvaiyal/ chutney - 2 Types | Adamant Creeper Chutney

Pirandai thogayal with step by step pictures.

After posting sweet dishes for Diwali here I am with a healthy thogayal which can be mixed up with rice or can be served for idli/dosa. If using for idli/dosa slightly make it dilute with some water.Here I have posted two types of making it in which one is with coconut and the other without. For one without coconut I sourced it from here and for other, I tried my own version.

Ragi Halwa | Finger Millet Halwa

Ragi Halwa | Finger Millet Halwa


Ragi/finger millet halwa with step by step pictures.

This is my last millet recipe for this Diwali. As promised I tried few of it and I hope I try furthermore in the near future. This ragi halwa I prepared by soaking, grinding, extracting the milk and mixing. It is quite a lengthy process and worth trying it. I followed my wheat halwa method except that I omitted the caramelization step. Also in this halwa, I have replaced white sugar with pure cane sugar.

Ragi Murukku | Finger Millet chakli

Ragi Murukku | Finger Millet chakli


Ragi murukku with step by step pictures.


Another millet recipe to add to my collection. As I promised in my thinnai adhirasam post, as I"m going to try millet recipes for this Diwali, I am here with the deep-fried snack. Though it s deep fried recipe considering the addition of millet I mention it healthy when compared to other rice flour snacks. Here for binding, I have used besan/kadalai mavoo, but you can also use potukadalai flour.