Annapoorni Padmanabhan

A pure vegetarian from 'Singara' Chennai, was once a banking professional and now a full time mommy for my 4 year old brat ! Cant say am great in cooking but what ever and when ever I cook, I do it with lot of passion. I see this as an apt platform to know more and do more.

Recipes and Articles by Annapoorni Padmanabhan

Narthangai Curry | Sweet and Sour Citron fruit Curry

Monday, 16 September 2013 17:30

Narthangai Curry in the South Indian cuisine, especially tamil cuisine, citron is widely used in pickles and preserves. Here is delicious sweet and sour recipe of this fruit that can be had with steamed rice, dosa's or even along with phulka's. In Tamil, the unripe fruit is referred to as 'Narthangai', ...

Dangar Pachadi With Grated Carrots Recipe (Urad Dal Raita)

Tuesday, 26 February 2013 10:25

Dangar Pachadi or Urad Dal Pachadi is one of the simplest raitas that can be prepared in no time and with very few ingredients. It is popular among Tanjavur Iyers Brahmins and served along with a main course South Indian Meal consisting of Sambar, Rasam, Kootu, Rice and Sweets. Serve Dangar ...

Published in Indian Raita Recipes

Beetroot Halwa Recipe (Stewed Beetroot Fudge)

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 18:06

Beetroot Halwa is a delicious fudge-like pudding that is made from grated beetroot stewed in milk and spiced with cardamom. Beets are highly nutritious and great for cardiovascular health. Its nutrition benefits come particularly from fibre, vitamins, minerals, and unique plant derived antioxidants.  Serve ...

Nei Appam / Unniyappam Recipe - Coconut Banana Fritters

Tuesday, 05 February 2013 15:09

The Nei Appam also known as Unniyappam is a traditional festival sweet that is made for festivals like Kathikai Deepam and also many other festivals in Kerala. This crispy appam or fritter is a famous Palakkad sweet made with bananas and rice flour batter, that is a favorite among children. Serve the Kerala ...

Kathirikai Pitlai Recipe (South Indian Tangy & Spicy Eggplant Curry )

Monday, 28 January 2013 11:33

Kathirikai Pitlai Recipe is a traditional South Indian made with eggplant/brinjal. The the pitlai curry is made with freshly roasted and ground condiments and made tangy with tamarind. The toor dal adds to the protien, making this dish wholesome and nutritious. This Kathirikai Pitlai can be prepared ...

Godhuma Dosa Recipe - Instant Whole Wheat Flour Dosa Recipe

Thursday, 24 January 2013 13:59

Godhuma Dosa Recipe is a nutritious instant dosa made with whole wheat flour, that is very quick to make and healthy to eat. The addition of black pepper, onions, green chillies, makes this instant Godhuma dosa extra delicious and wholesome as well. On the days when you don't too many ingredients ...

Idli Upma Recipe

Tuesday, 22 January 2013 11:54

Idli Upma Recipe is one of the easiest breakfast dishes that you can prepare from leftover idlis in your kitchen. You can add vegetables like carrot, tomato, peas or cabbage. A little bit of idli milagai podi mixed with this upma can make it extra delicious! Serve the delicious Idli Upma along with Idli ...

Nellikai Pachadi Recipe (Amla/ Gooseberry Raita)

Wednesday, 16 January 2013 21:30

The Nellikai Pachadi Recipe also known as the Raita in Hindi, is a wholesome and nutritious raita. Nellikai / gooseberry is rich in vitamin-c & antioxidants. When combined in yogurt and seasoned with coconut and mustard, it brings out delicious flavors. The Nellikai (Amla) Raita goes well ...

Published in Indian Raita Recipes

Pisarna Manga Recipe -Instant Raw Mango Pickle

Friday, 04 January 2013 13:19

Pisarna Manga Recipe is an instant raw mango pickle that is easy to make using very few ingredients. Methi and Hing give a delectable flavour to this mango pickle. It comes in handy when there are fewer vegetable options of sabzi and curry. Serve Pisarna Manga Recipe / Instant Raw Mango Pickle ...

Idli Dosa Milagai Podi Recipe - South Indian Chilli Chutney Powder

Friday, 04 January 2013 12:57

Idli Dosa Milagai Podi | Chilli Chutney Powder is traditionally used in south indian homes and served along with Idlis and Dosas. It is used as a substitute to chutneys or sambar to accompany breakfast dishes like idli or dosai. This powder stored in airtight container is multi purpose - can be used ...

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