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Appam recipe

Appam is a popular breakfast recipe from Kerala.



  • Rice (3 cups)
  • Grated coconut ( 1 cup)
  • Boiled rice( 1/4 th cup)
  • Salt( 1 teaspoon)
  • Milk( 1/4th cup)


  1. Wash the rice and drain. Soak the rice overnight with fresh water.
  2. Drain away the water and grind with one and a half cup of water to make a smooth batter.
  3. Grind the grated coconut and the boiled rice to get a smooth paste.
  4. Add this to the rice batter along with a one teaspoon of salt, mix nicely and leave to ferment overnight.
  5. Once the batter is fermented, it will become thick. Add the milk and mix well.
  6. Heat the appam kadai on a flame and pour some batter and spread the mixture. Cover with a lid and cook on high flame for 15 seconds and then on a slow flame till the center gets cooked.

Serve with chicken curry.


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Ari pathiri recipe

Patiri is a traditional flat bread made in Kerala



  • Roasted rice flour (2 cups)
  • Salt (1/2 tsp)
  • Water (3 cups)



  1. In a pan, add water,and bring it to a boil. Once the water starts to boil, add roasted rice flour into the hot water and mix well.Switch off the flame, mix well & allow the mixture to cool.
  2. Once the dough becomes cool enough to handle, transfer it to a mixing bowl and knead it well with your hands till the mixture develops slight shine.
  3. Once the dough is ready, divide it into small lemon size balls.
  4. Roll the dough out on a flat wooden surface. Dust some rice flour so that the dough does not stick while rolling. Take the dough ball and flatten it into 6 inch discs.
  5. Heat the griddle and cook the bread on both sides. Make sure that the colour remains white. Cook it till it is done and remove the patri out of the griddle.

Enjoy this patri with some kerala chicken curry or fish curry.

This bread can also be enjoyed by people who are allergic to gluten as it is only made with rice.


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Idli fry

Idli fry is very easy to make recipe with idlis, a wonderful tea time snack.


  • 4 leftover idli. Fresh will not work as it needs to be firm to fry.
  • Oil ( enough to deep fry)
  • Mustard seed (1 tsp)
  • Powder chutney ( 2 tbsp) . Click for recipe


  1. Cut the left over idli into dice. watch the recipe for idli .
  1. Deep fry in medium hot oil till golden brown in a slow flame for 20 minutes.
  2. In another pan add a teaspoon of oil. When hot add a teaspoon of mustard seed. Allow it to crackle and then add 2 table spoon of powder chutney.
  3. Add in the fried idly and mix.
  4. Serve hot with coconut chutney.

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How to make Idli Dosa batter

This recipe demonstrates how to make the batter for the famous idli and dosa. An all time favourite breakfast item can usually be difficult to make. But this recipe aims to make this simple


  • Rice (3 cups)
  • Black gram dal/Urad dal (Broken or whole) – 1 cup
  • Salt (1 tsp)
  • Boiled rice(1/2 cup)


  1. Soak rice & Black gram dal/Urad dal seperately in water for 8 hours.
  2. Drain away the water of Black gram dal/Urad dal and grind it in a grinder/mixer by adding water(1/2 cup) to make a smooth batter.
  3. Pour the batter in a vessel and keep it aside.
  4. Drain away the water from the rice and grind it in the same grinder/mixer by adding water(1 cup) or till the rice immerses into the water to make a smooth batter.
  5. Pour this batter in the same vessel.
  6. Add salt and mix for about 5 minutes.
  7. Keep it overnight to ferment.
  8. In the morning, mix the batter again for 5 minutes.
  9. To make idli, this batter consistency is perfect.
  10. To make dosa, add very little water(about 1/2 cup) into the batter to make the batter loose.

Now the batter is ready to make Idli & Dosa.

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Puri Bhaji

Puri Bhaji is a popular breakfast dish in North India. Puri is made with wheat flour and bhaji is made of potatoes in spices.

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How to make Puri:


  • Wheat flour (2 cups)
  • Salt (a pinch)
  • Ghee (1 tbsp)
  • Water (to knead)


  • In a bowl, add wheat flour, salt, ghee, water and knead it to make a stiff dough.
  • Keep it aside for 15 min.
  • Make small balls of the dough.
  • Dust some flour on a flat surface, with the help of a rolling pin, flatten the wheat balls.
  • With a cookie cutter or a container lid, give it a round shape puri.
  • Heat oil in a pan to deep fry.
  • Fry the puris till golden brown in color.

Puri is ready, keep it aside.

How to make Bhaji:


  • oil (1 tbsp)
  • Cumin seeds (1/2 tsp)
  • Onion (1, chopped)
  • Salt as per taste
  • Turmeric powder (1/2 tsp)
  • Green chilly (1, chopped)
  • Curry leaves (few)
  • Garlic paste (1/2 tsp)
  • Potatoes (4, boiled & diced)

Method :

  • Heat oil on a wok or frying pan.
  • Add cumin seeds and allow it to splutter.
  • Add onion and saute till onion changes color.
  • Add salt as per taste, turmeric powder, green chilly, curry leaves, garlic paste, little water and saute well.
  • Add potatoes and mix well so that the masalas coats the vegetable.
  • Saute for 5 minutes.

Bhaji for puri is now ready.

In a serving plate, serve hot puri and Bhaji.

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Mooli Paratha – Radish stuffed flat wheat bread

Radish-stuffed paratha is a nutritious and healthy dish that can be served any time of the day.

Ingredients & its measurements are mentioned below the video recipe.

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  • Oil (1 tbsp)
  • Radish (1, grated)
  • Onion (1, medium size, chopped)
  • Green chilly (1, chopped)
  • Ghee or Butter (1/2 tsp)
  • Salt as per taste
  • Wheat flour (1 cup)
  • Red chilly powder (1/2 tsp)
  • Cumin powder (1/2 tsp)
  • Lime juice (1/2 tsp)
  • Coriander leaves (few, chopped)


  1. Heat oil in a pan, add radish, onion, green chilly, red chilly powder, cumin powder, salt and saute till cooked.
  2. Switch off the flame and add lime juice and coriander leaves. Stuffing for paratha is now ready. Keep it aside.
  3. In a bowl, add wheat flour, a pinch of salt, water and mix well to form a stiff dough.
  4. Allow the dough to rest for 15 minutes.
  5. Make small balls of the dough, and fill the radish stuffing in the dough balls.
  6. With a rolling pin, flatten the balls to make a paratha, by dusting some wheat flour on a flat surface.
  7. Heat a pan or tava, roast the paratha on both sides.
  8. Apply butter or ghee on the paratha while it is still hot.
  9. Switch off the flame.

Paratha is now ready to be served hot with yoghurt or pickle.


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Chapati – Flat wheat bread

Chapatis are the flat bread made of wheat flour and is the staple food of Northern South Asia. It can be served with all types of vegetarian & Non vegetarian dishes.

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  • Wheat flour (1 cup)
  • Salt (a pinch)
  • Water to knead


  1. In a bowl, add the wheat flour, salt, little by little water and knead to form a stiff dough.
  2. Keep folding the dough to make the chapati smooth.
  3. Take a lemon size of dough and make it into a ball shape.
  4. Dust some wheat flour on  a flat surface and flattern the balls into round shape of chapaties.
  5. Roast is in a tava or a pan on both sides till it is cooked.

Spread ghee or butter on the bread and serve it with any type of side dish (Veg or non-veg)


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