Kayappam – Banana fritters with jaggery

“Kayappam” is a common snack at my home, especially when there are over ripe bananas lying around.It’s a perfect snack with that evening tea or coffee. The main ingredients  are ripe bananas, all purpose flour or wheat , jaggery (brown sugar) . It tastes  delicious and even better the next day ,just like any sweets…

Sabudana Vada (Tapioca Pearl – Sago fritters)

Tapioca Pearl – Sago fritters more commonly called ‘Sabudana Vada ‘ is a delicious deep fried snack which I got introduced to couple of years back .I was intrigued by some of the awesome pictures online during the festive season recently  and had the urge to try making it at home . I usually use…

Vegetable Puffs

Today’s recipe is Vegetable Puffs ,mixed vegetables cooked with spices and then baked with pastry sheets .It tastes awesome and one of our favorite snacks at home .They are also fun to make. It is a great starter or  appetizer at potlucks and parties and loved by kids and people of all ages.Using the store…

Parippu Vada (Lentil Fritters)

‘Parippu Vada’ also called ‘Dal Vada’ which translates to Lentil fritters in English is a popular south indian snack and appetizer .For those who have never had it before ,it is similar to ‘falafel’ but with a little different texture and a little more spice and flavor .It is traditionally made with split bengal gram…

Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup these days is easily available in stores and can be instantly made using ready made packets and cans  .However,  the tomato soup made from scratch using tomatoes, onions and spices tastes really different and delicious . There’s nothing more satisfying than a nice home made tomato soup and is worth making. It is…

Quick and Easy Bread Pizza

Bread Pizza is a very delicious , quick and easy to make snack. Kids absolutely love it . You can top it with any vegetable of your choice to make it appealing  and of course add lot of mozzarella cheese, the universal favorite of many kids! This is a quick recipe and most of the…

Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji is an awesome fast food or street food loved by one and all . It is basically spicy mixed vegetables  cooked in tomato gravy normally eaten  with pav or soft bread roll (bun) . You can use any veggies for this dish .However  carrot, potatoes, cauliflower,  peas and green bell peppers are usually…

Paneer Tikka – Pan Grilled

Paneer Tikka is a  delicious appetizer for  any occasion.Almost everyone loves paneer especially the kids and this is such a quick and easy recipe.It is a good source of protein , Vitamin B12 and many other good vitamin sources. Marination is the important part , the paneer  has to be marinated in the yogurt marinade…

Spicy Fish Cutlet

I enjoy making fish cutlets even though it is a bit tedious with many steps involved in the preparation. The end results are very satisfying and so the effort is really worth it. This is an awesome appetizer for guests at family get-togethers , potluck etc. I used fresh king fish steak for this recipe. You can substitute with…

Banana Fritters

  Banana Fritters is very popular in the southern state of Kerala in India and is usually had as an evening snack , and can    be prepared in a very short time and loved by kids and old alike!!