Friday, January 12, 2018

Masool Dal Masal Vadai/Masoor Dal Fritters

Have you ever tried masal vadais with Masoor dal aka red lentils, if not you should give a try. I was very much bored of dishing out some fritters with usual channadal and Urad dal. Last week when i went to Indian grocery, i grabbed a packet of whole masoor dal. Though i bought the packet of whole masoor dal to make dal or pulao with it, i couldnt resist to make some crispy vadais with them. Since i picked Sankranthi Special as theme for this week's blogging marathon, i seriously want to prepare some crispy vadais out of those protein rich dals.

Masoordal Masala Vadai

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Kalkandu Pongal/Rock Candy Sweet Pongal/Kalkandu Sadham

Rock Sugar/Rock candy/Sugar Candy is known as Kalkandu in Tamil, this rock sugar is used in South Indian cuisine for making many delightful desserts out of it. My today's recipe is an another Sankranthi special sweet pongal or sweet rice you can prepare easily with sugar candies or rock candies. This pongal dish calls for milk, which makes this more creamy. Usually prepared with raw rice and split moongdal, this sweet rice is definitely a must to try if you want to prepare a different sweet pongal on Sankranthi. But my recipe calls for just raw rice. Adding split moongdal or skipping the moongdal doesnt change the taste of this dish.

Kalkandu Pongal, Rock Sugar Sweet Pongal

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Red Rice Flakes & Coconut Sweet Pongal/Sivappu Aval Thengai Sakkarai Pongal

Pongal/Sankranthi, the popular harvest festival is around the corner. Obviously after Christmas and new year celebration, Indians get ready to celebrate this famous festival. Been born and brought up in South India, i have many beautiful memories about this festival. If you live in City, you might visit the villages to see how this festival is celebrated there. Though many traditional versions of Sweet pongals exists,some easy breezy versions of pongals do exists to prepare on this auspicious day. Even a novice cook, can dish out those easy and delicious pongals on Sankranti with less efforts.

Red rice flakes & Coconut Sweet Pongal, Aval Sakkarai Pongal

Friday, January 5, 2018

Bittarai Kiri Hodi/Srilankan Egg Curry

My family loves egg curries very much, obviously i look for different versions of egg curries. If i get a different egg curry from any source, i dont hesitate a second to dish out those fingerlicking curries with eggs to please my family. My today's recipe is from my friend's mom who makes delicious Srilankan's foods at home. She was a home maker earlier but now she is running a Srilankan fast food in Paris. When i picked Sinhalese Recipes as theme for this week's blogging marathon i couldnt stop myself pestering her to get some interesting dishes from her. While we were talking, she shared her family favourite egg curry. And i prepared my friend's mom special Egg curry at home and trust me everyone at home enjoyed this lipsmacking flavorsome curry with hot piping rice.

Egg Curry, Srilankan Egg Curry

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Elawalu Roti/Srilankan Vegetable Roti

I came to know about this Srilankan vegetable roti aka Elawalu roti few years back when we were invited to one of my friend's place for a get together few years back. This vegetable roti is served as a starter or for snack with a cup of tea in Srilanka. My friend's mom told that this roti was an imported snacks from South India. Earlier this roti was a restaurant food, but now its one of the most popular and famous snack food in all over Srilanka. You can enjoy this vegetable loaded roti from breakfast, lunch or snacks. In Srilanka this roti is enjoyed anytime of the day and its considered as one of the best midnight snacks as the rotis are panfried and can be heaten slightly in microwave oven anytime.

Srilankan Vegetable Roti,Vegetable Rotti

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Kimbula Banis/Kibula Banis/Srilankan Sugar Coated Buns

Srilankan cuisine is a very familiar cuisine for me as i have couple of Srilankan friends here in Paris. Most of their dishes ressembles as much as like South Indian cooking style. When i picked Sinhalese Recipes as theme for the first week of this new year's blogging marathon, i immediately checked with one of my close buddyfor some unique Sinhalese dishes. She talked much about this Sugar coated buns aka Kimbula Banis. Obviously i checked for the recipe through google and got the recipe o my friend's childhood favourite buns. This buns are easily found all over Srilanka and this buns makes a super filling snack to enjoy with a cup of freshly prepared Ceylon tea.

Kimbula Banis, Srilankan Sugar Coated Bread