Pesaha Appam

Pesaha Appam

  Pesaha Appam (unleavened bread) (Inriyappam or Kurisappam) 1 cup long-grain rice (* )1⁄2 cup Urad dal (soaked in water for 3 hours)3⁄4 cup grated coconut, (fresh or frozen**)6 pearl onions ((Cheriya Ulli))1 tsp cumin seed3 garlic clovesSalt to taste ((Use ½...
Urud Vada (Medhu Vada)

Urud Vada (Medhu Vada)

  Urud Vada (Medhu Vada) 1 cup urad dal, (soaked in water for 4 hours)¼ cup onions, (minced)2 green chilis, (minced)½ teaspoon black pepper, (crushed)1 tablespoon ginger, (minced)2 stalks curry leaves, (minced)1 tablespoon rice flour1 pinch baking soda¾ teaspoon...
Idiyappam

Idiyappam

  Idiyappam (String Hopper) 1 cup rice flour1-1⁄2 cup water1⁄2 tsp salt1 tsp oil1⁄2 cup grated coconut2 tbsp. sugar (*)1 tsp cardamom powder (*) Boil the water with salt and oil.In a pan, lightly roast the flour on low heat for 4 to 5 minutes or until there is a...
Rava Kesari

Rava Kesari

  Rava Kesari (Suji ka Halwa) ½ cup ghee or butter, (melted)1 cup roasted Rava (also known as Semolina or Cream of Wheat)1 cup Sugar (*)Food coloring of your choice (typically yellow or red)2 tablespoons cashews, (broken in half)2 tablespoons golden raisins1...
Dosa/Idli (South Indian Rice Pancake/Cake)

Dosa/Idli (South Indian Rice Pancake/Cake)

  Dosa/Idli (South Indian Rice Pancake/Cake) 2 cups of Idli rice1 cup urad dal, (whole or split)1 tsp fenugreek1 cup Aval (pressed rice) (*)salt to taste1 cup of cold water Wash both Idli rice and urad dhal separately. Wash until the water runs clear.Soak Idli...