Tomato Rice

Cooks in: 15 Minutes Serves: 2 People

Tomato Rice or Thakkali Sadham is a popular South Indian mixed rice variety made using lot of tomatoes and spices. This dish can be prepared very quickly if you have precooked millet on hand. This also suits best for lunch box. It tastes so good when the millet soaks in the tomato masala for sometime. Try this simple yet mouth watering recipe with millets.

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Fresh Turmeric Rasam Rice

Cooks in: 20 Minutes Serves: 2 People

Turmeric is a fantastic medicine which has Curcumin and is useful in treating many diseases from common cold to cancer. I try to add fresh turmeric (Pasu Manjal) as much as possible in my cooking during the season. This one pot rasam recipe is a perfect soul food and can be prepared in a very short time. Try this simple recipe with millet and get the benefits of fresh turmeric.

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Spinach Rice | Palak Rice

Cooks in: 10 Minutes Serves: 2 People

Spinach/Palak is one of the healthiest leafy vegetable, and we all know about its health benefits. It is a good source of iron, zinc, insoluble fibre, diabetic friendly, rich in Vitamin C and A. Many dishes can be made with this pocket friendly nutritious veggie. This simple mixed rice variety made using millets makes the dish even more healthier!

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Litti Chokha

Cooks in: 40 minutes Serves: 3 people

Litti along with chokha, is a complete meal popular in Indian states of Bihar,  Jharkand, parts of Eastern UP as well as Nepalese state of Madhesh. It is a dough ball made up of whole wheat flour and stuffed with sattu (roasted chickpea flour) mixed with herbs and spices and then roasted. The taste of litti lies in its stuffed material, namely sattu. Dry sattu is mixed with chopped garlic and ginger and some Indian dry species to give a tangy flavour, and after the litti is baked it is broken into pieces, and hot ghee is poured all over it. It is best served with raw onions soaked in lemon and Chokha. Continue reading →

Thirumaalai Chamba

Cooks in: 40 Minutes Serves: 3 People

Many temples in South have their own traditional Prasadam offerings. Only locally available simple ingredients are used for these offerings and the devine taste lingers in the mouths of devotees for a very long time! One such recipe is Thirumaalai Chamba offered to Sowmyanarayana Perumaal of Thirukkoshtiyur. Thirumaalai means sacred evenings. This pasasdham is offered to Perumal in the evenings and then distributed. Only country veggies like raw banana, brinjal, bitter gourd and cluster beans are used for this dish. Small urad dal vada is added and pepper is the only spice used!I wanted to recreate this simple yet very tasty Prasadam recipe with our humble millets and it turned out so well and I happily offered to Him before this margazhi ends. Thanking Him for everything He bestowed us in the year 2019 and praying for a peaceful world in the coming year. Om Namo Narayana!!

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