Vishu Sadhya Recipes

Vishu Recipes

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Paal Payasam - Matta Rice Payasam - Rice Pudding

Happy Maha Sivarathiri!!

Paal Payasam recipe

Ari Payasam is a popular recipe of Kerala and this payasam is believed to be the favorite of Lord Krishna. Paal Payasam is one of the popular prasadham of Guruvayoor temple.  Ari payasam is traditionally made with raw red rice / matta raw rice (broken) which is cooked in milk and sugar.

Adai Dosa - Mixed Lentil pancakes

Adai Dosa
 A usual healthy breakfast made in most of our homes.  Normally Adai is served with Aviyal in hotels, which actually i have not tasted yet. We used to have adai with coconut chutney and i find it to be a good combo. Normally i don't use to follow any measurements with the dal for adai and will just add a variety of dal with rice and urud .

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Paneer Mutter Masala - Matar Paneer - Paneer Peas Masala

Paneer Mutter Masala
I like almost all paneer recipes and the gravies made with paneer. They are rich and tasty to accompany with any Indian breads. This is a popular North-Indian dish with paneer and peas (Mutter).  Here green peas and paneer are cooked together in rich and delicious gravy.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Sweet corn soup / Creamy Sweet corn soup

Sweet corn soup - Creamier

Any soup if it is easy to make , then it is tomato soup and sweet corn soup.  When it comes to soup my regular order will be sweet corn soup either creamier or clear soup. Mithu does not like soup but she likes to have the toasted bread crumbs served with soup.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Cheese Sandwich / Grilled Cheese Sandwich with vegetables

Cheese sandwich
Weekday mornings are busy when we cannot have elaborate breakfast and end up with bread sandwich or oats because of its easiness.  Weekends are my turn to prepare our regular breakfast. Without bread nothing will do. I have already posted avocado sandwich and now comes the cheese sandwich.  It's interesting to try variety in sandwiches.

Egg-less French Toast (sweet version)

Eggless French Toast
French toast is a simple and classic breakfast recipe that is dipped in beaten egg and milk batter and toast with butter which  is served with butter and jam.  I have not tried egg-less version of it. After seeing this egg-less french toast in sharmi's blog , thought to try it. Such a quick and easy recipe.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Bread Pizza - Quick Bread Pizza

Bread pizza

This is a quick and perfect munch that can be made in a jiff if all  the ingredients are available. This recipe is made with bread topped with fresh vegetables and cheese. Instant bread pizza is sure to be children's favorite snack and will satisfy you carving for home made pizza's.  Even if you don't have oven no need to worry you can still do it in tawa. Only thing is, the cheese may not turn brown, but with no compromise on taste.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Beetroot Rice / Simple Beetroot and Green peas rice

Beetroot Rice

Beetroot is one of the vegetable that gives a natural red color and a mild sweetness to the dish. This Beetroot rice is very simple with very few ingredients.  Either you can spice it up and make it as a pulao or can be kept mild.  I have made it mild and non-spicy as a comfort food for lunch.
A great recipe for kids lunchbox.  Try out this colorful and yummy rice with a combo of raita and some spicy veggies.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Triamasu Recipe / Easy Triamasu Trifle Recipe in Glass

Triamasu recipe

'Triamasu' is a popular and classic Italian dessert made with arranging lady finger(finger shaped sponge biscuit) / sponge cake and mascarpone cheese filling with a touch of alcohol.   The one i have prepared here is not a classic version.  As i dint have enough time to search for lady fingers and mascarpone cheese i planned to make it simple by using Marie biscuits for the base with cream cheese filling.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Makhana (phool makhana) Kheer Recipe / Puffed Lotus seed Kheer

Makhana kheer / Puffed Lotus seeds kheer recipe

Few weeks back,  when i visited the regular hypermarket, i happened to notice these packets of makhana otherwise puffed lotus seeds.  Frankly saying i dint know what it was.  Initially i thought it might be dried /puffed mushrooms looking at it's shape ..(he.he.).  Anyway i took a packet of it and back at home, i did a few research to find what it was and what can be made of it.  I thought it would be nice to share the information collected.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Egg-less Red velvet Cupcakes / Red velvet Cupcakes with Cream cheese Frosting

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

'Red Velvet cupcakes' , the name itself tells these cupcakes are soft , sweet and has a velvety texture.
It is definitely going to be a favorite recipe  for your valentine dinner with it's rich texture and playful color. Cupcakes and muffins are getting trendier these days  with more fancy decorations and attractive sprinkles. Whenever we  visit hyper markets and bakery's these cream cupcakes with different colors invites us to try for one.  Mithu will then start pointing to each color cupcakes.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Egg-less Short-bread Cookies Recipe / Short-Bread Cookies with Vanilla Flavor

Eggless Shortbread Cookies

Easy to put together and bake with just few ingredients these short bread cookies have a melt in mouth texture. These tender and crumbly cookies are famous among the Christmas cookies and are best to serve during holidays or family gatherings.  I was too skeptical to try this out initially as the dough consistency itself was very tender to handle. But i decided to try this out and came out perfect for first time itself.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Eggless Pineapple Cupcakes / Pineapple Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

Egg-less Pineapple Cupcakes

Last month i thoroughly enjoyed making few cakes and bakes.  But my wish to bake cupcakes and muffins which did not turn out well as i could not find a perfect muffin tray that fits into my oven. Recently when i went to supermarket i found these individual muffin cups , so thought to get one. Then again i have to found the muffin liners to fit into it and finally got one. Finally i baked my cupcakes as a valentine special recipe.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Mushroom Masala Dosa Recipe / Mushroom Dosa

Mushroom Dosa

For a change from the regular dosa menus i tried this mushroom dosa at home and it was great and hubby loved it. It is spicy and blends well with dosa and coconut chutney. Mushrooms are also a rich source of protein and fiber and good for kids.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Masala Kuzhi Paniyaram Recipe / Kara Kuzhi Paniyaram / Easy Snack recipes

Masala Paniyaram

Normally kuzhi paniyarams are prepared with raw rice batter. But this is different as it prepared form the idli/dosa batter and can be best served as evening much for kids when they return home.  I book marked it long before from sharmis blog and now its is in my regular menus.

Onion Tomato Chutney / Vengaya Thakkali Chutney

Onion tomato chutney

Onion tomato chutney is one my easiest and favorite chutney as it goes well with most of the tiffen dishes.  My mom makes onion tomato chutney in  two or three versions. She some times grinds it raw or sometime, saute and grind. Even my MIL has a different  version of making this chutney.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Ulli Theeyal / Chinna vengaya Theeyal / Shallots in roasted coconut gravy

Ulli Theeyal

Ulli theeyal is one of the most popular dish of Kerala and in some parts it is also served as part of sadhya. This recipe is passed to me from my mom. Settled in Tamil Nadu my mom and my MIL are specialized in , both style of cooking  and for me , anything that tastes great is my favorite. Whenever we go for vacation to Kerala my peramma (periamma) use to make theeyal in her own style with other  lip-smacking delicacies.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Andhra Pesarattu Dosa / Pesarattu Dosa Recipe

Pesarattu Dosa

This is popular breakfast recipe of Andhra. Pesarattu dosa is made with whole green moong dal and very little rice. This dosa was is my 'to do' list for a long time. I have tasted this once in Sangeetha restaurant and badly want to give a try at home.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Veg Hakka Noodles / Chinese Veg Hakka Noodles

Veg Hakka Noodles

Among the Indo-Chinese food one of the most popular food is Veg Hakka noodles. I remember first time when i had noodles during my secondary classes. Noodles were something great in my childhood days as it was not regularly prepared at home. Now most of the Chinese dishes are available with a blend of Indian flavor in most restaurants and among them , Veg Hakka noodles are popular both with kids and elders.