Ragi / Finger Millet is a powerhouse of nutrients. I don't know how many people are aware of the health benefits of ragi. In south India it is a staple food and is consumed in many ways starting from childhood. Babies are fed ragi porridge from the time they are 6 months old daily. It is gluten free and easily digestible for kids. It makes their bones strong and help them grow. There are different varieties of recipes with ragi. In Kerala we make Puttu, Porridge, Ada, Roti, Idiyappam with ragi. Ragi can be washed, dried, powdered and stored in airtight jars. Today my recipe is ragi dosa. My kids had it without any fuss. I am a happy mom :)
21 May 2015
Cutlets are one of the favorite evening snack for everyone in the family. Cutlets are the best way to hide different veggies inside a tasty patty. Kids love them. There are different versions of cutlets. We make vegetable cutlets, Chicken Cutlets, Fish cutlets and sprouts cutlets too. This is an easy snack to make for guests. I make them for my guests. Its their request that this should come on my blog.
25 February 2015
Holidays are going to start soon!!! Being a mother of 2 boys I am thinking of ways to keep them entertained and feed them nutritious food. Here is a simple recipe which you can make for kids and even for sudden guests at home. There is a subtle flavour of cardomom and cashews. And when topped with saffron threads its like icing on the cake.
12 February 2015
Egg and peas cooked with spices is a delicious side dish with Indian rotis. It also tastes well with Appam. So if you are used to just making stu every time, try this different recipe. Onion, ginger, garlic, chilly and tomato are sauteed in a caste iron wok and then the spices are added. I used the egg whites only. If you like use the whole egg. This is a typical Kerala style dish. The peas with a slightly sweet taste balances the spice level. The same combination is made even with coconut milk. This is the curry usually served in restaurants for breakfast. This is my hubby's favorite dish. It is very difficult to satisfy his palate.The combination of eggs and peas sounds weird but trust me it is yummy! So what are you waiting for? Make this and get your taste buds ready for some good eats!
17 January 2015
Kerala is well known for its sea food delicacies and one of the recipes to top the list is the Chemmeen Pollichathu / Prawns Pollichathu. This is a spicy dish that will tingle your taste buds. Prawns is first marinated with the spices and then sauteed in a pan. It is then coated with the masala. This classic preparation is one of the dishes tourists coming to Kerala always look out for. I have always been a fan of Meen Pollichathu/ Fish Pollichathu. It is one of the healthiest way to have fish. It is on one of these searches on the internet that I found this recipe here. Traditionally the prawns is wrapped in a banana leaf , tied into a parcel and then baked on a heavy caste iron skillet or steamed. This brings out the flavours of the dish. This is a slightly easier version. It tasted too good!!
08 January 2015
I haven't met anyone who does not like Puris. Puri is an unleavened deep fried popular bread of India. You go to the south or north of India Puri is a popular Indian breakfast item. It is served with potato bhaji and chutney is also an amazing combination. Today I would like to share a healthier version of puris that can be made easily. This is the Milk Puri where the dough is made with a mixture of room temperature milk and poovan bananas. The puris are soft.
01 January 2015
Rinku’s Kitchen Treats is celebrating its 4th anniversary. Oh my time has been flying extremely fast! Creating this blog is one of the best decisions I ever made, as it allows me to connect with people that feel the same way about food as I do. And allows me to share my favorite cuisine- the Kerala cuisine with the rest of the world. I didn't have a plan when I set out on this blogging journey. But I am taking it on a slow pace and enjoying every minute of it.
Foremost, I want to thank my husband and kids who play a large role behind the scenes. And want to thank all my readers for visiting my website and following us on Facebook, and Pinterest. I truly appreciate it! It’s your readership that makes me continue blogging. I would even take this opportunity to thank my family for being so supportive, my friend Shireen, who has been a constant guide and my other friends who are always there for me.
So to all of you who have been a part of my blogging journey, I want to say an enormous THANK YOU. I really appreciate your kind comments, shares and feedback. Wishing you all a prosperous New Year!
20 December 2014
13 December 2014
The festive season is on and I am sure you have many visitors or last minute dinner guests coming in to visit. This is when you are in a fix as to what dessert can you serve them without much mess in the kitchen. Then this is the right recipe.
This super easy one bowl cake is the perfect dessert for a gathering. It just vanishes in seconds. My family loves it. Just put in all the ingredients in one bowl and you are ready to bake the cake while you are chatting away with friends or guests. Recipe is adapted from here
I added a bit of coffee powder and vanilla essence to heighten the flavour of the cake. My kids loves cakes. And this is going to be the cake I will bake when they crave for a cake. So go ahead and win all that accolades from your guests this season.
28 November 2014
Hi everyone! I am back just in time before Christmas and New Year. I don't know if anyone missed me. But I really missed blogging and reading all the reviews and comments. So here I am with a new recipe. It had to be a specialty of my place to start with ( A fresh start) ☺
Puttu is a specialty of Kerala and an authentic breakfast item. They are steamed cylinders of rice flour layered with coconut.There are many varieties of puttu. Now there is even chocolate puttu. You can have it for dinner or as evening snack when you are really hungry. When you are bored with rotis try this chicken puttu for a change for dinner. It is filling and very healthy too.