Neeru Srikanth

I am an IT professional for the last 15+ years and currently residing Singapore. I have recently taken a break from mid of June 2016 to pursue my passion. Cooking and food styling is my passion & my stress buster. I am also interested towards exploring vegetarian traditional & fusion cooking from all cuisines. Hence I decided to go one step further to explore and document my passion from 2016.

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Recipes and Articles by Neeru Srikanth

Microwave Ashoka Halwa Recipe | Moong Dal Halwa

Saturday, 14 October 2017 12:10

Ashoka Halwa or Moong dal Halwa is one of my favorite sweet recipe. Protein rich Moong dal is the main ingredient for this dish. Ghee gives richness to this halwa while cardamom powder makes this sweet and exotic dish. Cooked moong dal merges well with these ingredients and transforms into a mouthwatering ...

Pidikaruanai Masiyal Recipe (Mashed Yam Sabzi)

Saturday, 10 June 2017 00:17

The bark like skin of yam is definitely not an aesthetically appealing food. However it has a myriad of health benefits. Its primary health benefits includes constipation issues and reduction of body heat. There are various reasons why yam is ignored by many of us. In the first place, this yam does not ...

Angaya Podi Recipe

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 12:01

Angaya Podi Recipe includes a lot of spices with health benefits. This recipe is one of the postpartum foods that was regularly served to me after my baby's delivery. Its my mom's recipe served with curd rice and is also diabetic friendly. Dry turkey berry helps in reducing gastritis, Manathakkali ...

Kandathipli And Arisi Thipli Rasam Recipe

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 00:12

Kandathipli and Arisi Thipli Rasam is a recipe which comes with loads of childhood memories for me. Whenever I get cough and cold this is the recipe my mother would make instead of  giving pills. Kandathipli and Arisi Thipli  are medicinal herbs which is good for your body. Kandathipli is used ...

Published in Rasam Recipes

Murungai Keerai Thogayal - Moringa (Drumstick Leaves) Chutney

Monday, 01 May 2017 12:14

The Murungai Keerai Thogayal is must try lipsmacking spicy drum stick leaves chutney that is made tangy and spicy to be served along with a hot crispy dosa or along with steamed rice and ghee. Moringa Leaves or Murunga keerai is iron rich spinach which is good for anemia. The recipe is usually ...

Published in Indian Chutney Recipes

Layered Thai Basil & Tofu Rice Recipe

Wednesday, 08 March 2017 00:13

Thai Basil & Tofu Rice Recipe is one of the popular foods on menu in most Thai cuisine restaurants. I have modified the recipe to make it a Layered Thai Basil & Tofu Rice Recipe instead. Thai red chilli’s & Garlic are cooked along with Tofu & Onion in Sesame oil, Soya sauce & ...

Published in East Asian Cuisine

Menthya Dose (Dosa Recipe With Methi Leaves)

Thursday, 26 January 2017 00:12

Menthya Dose (Dosa Recipe With Methi Leaves) is very famous dish from Karnataka. Methi leaves are combined with rice, urad dal, Chana dal, coconut, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, tamarind, jaggery & dry red chilli to get this batter. The taste is sweet, sour, bitter and spicy with these ingredients. ...

Bhaji Miligai And Baby Potato Fry Recipe

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 00:06

Bhaji Miligai And Baby Potato Fry Recipe is made by shallow frying al dente cooked baby potatoes and bhajji miligai (bhajji chillies) along with garlic, curry leaves, and turmeric powder. This recipe can be made as an appetizer by sprinkling some besan powder & rice flour while shallow frying, ...

Manathakkali Thayir Pachadi Recipe

Saturday, 07 January 2017 00:11

Manathakkali or Black night shade has a myriad of health benefits. In general, only vathal kulambu is made of this berry, however this recipe is slight unusual but very tasty. In Manathakkali Thayir Pachadi Recipe, Manathakkali is combined with Mor milagai and mixed with thick yogurt & salt. Manathakkali ...

Published in Indian Raita Recipes

Pachai Mor Kuzhambu Recipe

Thursday, 05 January 2017 11:30

Pachai Mor Kuzhambu or Raw Buttermilk Kuzhambu is a dish which is prepared using thick buttermilk. Unlike regular Mor Kuzhambu , in this dish the buttermilk is not cooked and can be used at room temperature. Thick buttermilk is mixed with cooked vegetables & a spice mix which consists of pepper, ...

Paruppu Urundai Rasam With Toor And Chana Dal Recipe

Wednesday, 04 January 2017 00:08

Paruppu Urundai Rasam (Lenthil Dumpling Soup) is a dish from South India. It is loaded with protein with a mix of toor & chana dal. The dumpling preparation is similar to paruppu usli and you can use this to make paruppu usli if you had made this in excess. The dumplings are pressure cooked (can ...

Published in Rasam Recipes

Iyengar Style Thavala Adai Recipe

Tuesday, 03 January 2017 16:00

“Thavala Adai” is a heirloom recipe from Tamilnadu which is almost forgotten by many of us. This Iyengar Style recipe is a dosa cooked with a powder made out of Raw Rice, Boiled rice, Bengal Gram Dhal/Kadalai Paruppu, Toor Dhal, Urad dhal, Methi, Pepper, & Jeera. The powder is marinated in yogurt ...

Mangai Inji Recipe (Mango Ginger Pickle)

Saturday, 31 December 2016 00:18

Mango Ginger is a unique spice which resembles the ginger but imparts fresh mango flavor. It is very healthy and used for curing cough, diarrhea, fever etc. Today’s recipe is about a simple pickle called ‘Mangai Inji’. Mango Ginger is combined with chili powder, turmeric and salt. The taste is ...

Sundaikkai Godumai Rava Upma Recipe

Saturday, 24 December 2016 00:19

This recipe is about a simple broken wheat upma which is made with Sundaikkai. Sundaikkai or Turkey berries are very good for health and whenever I find them I use them in all of my recipes. They are in particular very good for sugar control. Whenever I get a chance to buy them I stock them up. They ...

Mixed Vegetable Akki Roti Recipe

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 00:14

Mixed Vegetable Akki Roti is a famous recipe from Karnataka. The recipe in this article is a mix of all vegetables and greens which are slightly different from the regular akki roti. This dish cannot be mixed in advance or kept in the fridge since it tends to leave water. Hence you may cut the vegetables ...

WeetBix Halwa Recipe

Thursday, 08 December 2016 00:55

Weetbix Halwa is something which I prepare very often at my home during festivals which fall on a working day. This is because they are healthy, quick & easier. The measurements given in this halwa is for 4 pieces of weet-bix, each with 15gms. The timings and other measurements would change based ...

Filter Coffee Choco Peda Recipe

Friday, 02 December 2016 00:00

Filter Coffee Choco Peda is a quick and easy microwave recipe with the aroma and flavor of coffee dominating the taste and making it all the more delicious. Prefer the first degree filter coffee as it gives the best taste. Choose coffee that has full body and malt like texture. You can also mix it up ...

Left Over Vadai Upma Recipe

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 00:28

During festivals we cook a lot of dishes and at times we are not sure about the quantity to cook and land up with left overs. So if Medu Vadai is left out, we generally put them in rasam the next day and make it rasam vada. Here is one more alternative to left over vadai’s – ‘Vadai Upma’. Medu ...

Tulsi And Betel Leaves Rasam Recipe

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 00:50

Tulsi, Betel leaves, Pepper, Carom seeds & Jeera are combined and cooked with regular rasam powder. The rasam is good for cold and cough and can be consumed as a soup also. I have not blended the ginger with the rasam as we like the crunchy ginger in our rasam. However, the ginger can be blended ...

Published in Rasam Recipes

Microwave Oats Milk Halwa Recipe

Thursday, 24 November 2016 00:57

Microwave Oats Milk Halwa Recipe is a combination of Homemade oats milk, sugar, cardamom, ghee and nuts halwa microwaved for about 5 minutes. It is a quick microwave based halwa which can be prepared in 5 minutes if the oats milk is readily available and is an apt surprise for unexpected guests. Sugar ...

Ragi Choco Coffee Mug Cake Recipe

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 00:43

Filter coffee is common in many of our households. We generally prefer the first or second degree coffee and most of the time third degree coffee is never prepared and this mild flavour decoction is wasted in many households. Today’s recipe is with this third degree decoction. Ragi, wheat flour, 3rd ...

Broccoli Tofu Stir Fry Recipe

Saturday, 12 November 2016 09:00

Broccoli and Tofu is a very good combination in terms of taste and health benefits. It is widely used in many Chinese cuisine recipes. This Broccoli Tofu Stir Fry is crunchy & light but extremely healthy. This recipe is ideal for all age groups. Broccoli has low content of carbohydrates, protein, ...

Published in Salads

Vetrilai Thogayal Recipe - Paan Chutney Recipe

Thursday, 10 November 2016 00:15

Vetrilai Thogayal or Thuvaiyal is a chutney recipe made with paan/betel leaves. This paan chutney recipe is similar to gongura recipe (sorrel leaves pachadi). Betel leaves are fried & blended to a nice paste along with small onions, green chilli, tamarind, garlic and other spices & condiments. ...

Published in Indian Chutney Recipes

Sweet Potato & Neem Leaves Vegetable Curry Recipe

Tuesday, 08 November 2016 00:23

Neem & Sweet potato have extreme differences in taste but have numerous health benefits. I combined them into a single healthy dish by making this simple Sweet Potato & Neem Leaves Vegetable Curry Recipe. The vegetable curry’s flavor is further enhanced with roasted peanut powder. The dish ...

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