Ishtu

Cooks in : 10 min Serves: 2 people

Ishtu or Vegetable Stew is an excellent side dish served for Idiyappam and Aappam. Mixed vegetables are cooked in coconut milk. The stew is midly spiced with ginger and green chillies.  i have used sprouted fenugreek seeds along with potatoes. It is an OPOS dish.

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Badam Katli with Palm Jaggery

Cooks in : 15 min Serves: 4 people

Badam Katlis are always enjoyed during festivals particularly Diwali. But the consistency of the sugar syrup plays an important role in deciding the texture of the katlis. By OPOS, this difficulty is eliminated and every time perfect katlis are possible, if the recipe is followed without changing anything mentioned below. Use a Kitchen weighing scale to determine the exact quantity.

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Millet Modhakam/Kozhukattai

Preparation Time: 20 minutes Cooks in : 20 min Serves: 2 people

Modhakam/Kozhukattai is offered to Lord Ganesha. It is made using rice flour stuffed with various types of fillings. I have replaced rice flour by bajra/kambu. The flour becomes soft and supple by Autolysis . Ragi also works well and I have prepared modhakams many times using this millet.

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