Nithya Anantham

"I am an experimental cook by chance!" Yeah! Cooking to me has always been a form of stress buster. What started as a stress busting exercise post work, has now evolved to a much full time activity. I try to improvise the traditional recipes with easy to available ingredients at home. Thus, you will come across a lot of fusion in my cooking style. I try to include seasonal organic produce as much as possible in my cooking.

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Recipes and Articles by Nithya Anantham

Phool Makhana Kheer Recipe (Sweetened With Jaggery)

Thursday, 12 October 2017 10:22

Kheer is a quintessential Indian dessert for any special occasion, be it during the festivals or any special day. Every region and house hold has its own version. One of the popular kheer varieties, is this Phool Makhana Kheer in the Northern part of India. Makhana or fox nuts or puffed lotus seeds are ...

Peanut Bhel Recipe

Tuesday, 03 October 2017 10:20

Peanut Bhel Recipe is delicious party snack recipe which makes for a great accompaniment with the welcome drinks. The peanuts are spiced and then mixed with onions, cucumbers, tomato, chaat masala to make it a crunchy and yummy. The peanuts are roasted in wee little oil, which makes it a healthier option ...

Published in Indian Street Food

Kiwi Guava Spritzer Recipe

Tuesday, 03 October 2017 06:20

Kiwi Guava Spritzer Recipe is a refreshing summer drink made using guava and kiwi fruit flavoured with ginger. Guava and Kiwi both fruits are a powerhouse of nutrients, having higher amounts of Vitamin C and antioxidants making it a wonderful source to keep blemish free skin. The drink also has the goodness ...

Published in Indian Drink Recipes

Sitaphal Rabdi Recipe

Monday, 02 October 2017 12:18

Rabdi is a traditional Indian dessert, made during the festivals or on special occasions. The milk is reduced to a creamy pudding texture and mildly sweetened. There is no short cut to a rich, creamy and luscious Rabdi recipe. The full fat milk needs to be slow cooked, and slowly keep collecting the ...

Bellada Coffee Recipe With Milk (Karnataka Style Filter Coffee With Jaggery)

Sunday, 01 October 2017 10:19

Filter Coffee is a South India's favourite hot beverage, until the Tea in North India. The fresh coffee beans are roasted, ground and a fresh decoction is brewed to prepare the filter coffee. Bellada Coffee Recipe With Milk is a Karnataka style filter coffee sweetened with jaggery. Jaggery has many health ...

Chokh Vangun Recipe (Kashmiri Style Baingan Masala)

Sunday, 01 October 2017 00:22

Chokh Vangun Recipe is a very popular eggplants dish from the Kashmiri Cuisine. The baby eggplants are first fried in mustard oil and then cooked in a spicy tart tamarind based gravy. The dry ginger and fennel seeds powder adds a very rustic flavour to the dish. It is a little time consuming, however ...

Scrambled Eggs With Ridge Gourd Sabzi Recipe

Sunday, 01 October 2017 00:21

Scrambled Eggs With Ridge Gourd Sabzi is a clever way of incorporating the ridge gourd into your diet. Ridge gourd is not preferred by many inspite of having many health benefits. Ridge Gourd has higher amounts of fibre and low in calories aiding in weight loss. It aso helps in reducing the hyperacidity ...

Jaggery Coffee Without Milk Recipe

Friday, 29 September 2017 11:20

Jaggery Coffee Without Milk is a traditional South Indian black coffee spiced with dry ginger and pepper. It is warm, spicy and makes for a lovely winter evening drink. It is even beneficial for sore throat, because of the addition of the dry ginger and black pepper corns. Since, it is also sweetened ...

Published in Indian Drink Recipes

Dry Jamun Recipe

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 00:21

Dry Jamun is a delicious recipe that you can make for the upcoming festivals. Gulab Jamuns are a regular at many households, but this Dry Jamun is a perfect pick me up to serve your guests. The jamuns prepared here are little different from the regular ones, and made with the khoya and paneer. It is ...

Tamatar Wali Arbi Sabzi Recipe

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 00:20

Tamatar Wali Arbi Sabzi Recipe is a delicious dry sabzi recipe made with Colocasia. The par boiled colocasia is shallow fried and tossed in a garlic and tomatoes gravy flavoured with panch phoran masala. The panch phoran lends a beautiful flavour and texture to the dish. Colocasia is a healthy root vegetable ...

Besan Ka Sheera Recipe (Natural Cold Remedy)

Sunday, 24 September 2017 00:16

Besan Ka Sheera is an effective natural home remedy for cold and cough. Besan or chickpea flour is slow roasted until aromatic and then simmered with milk, turmeric and freshly cracked black peppercorns. Turmeric and Black pepper have a natural anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties ...

Huli Soppu Saaru Recipe (Karnataka Style Mixed Greens Sambar)

Saturday, 23 September 2017 00:23

Huli Soppu Saaru Recipe is a traditional Karnataka Style sambar made using a mix of greens. We have used fresh spinach, fenugreek leaves and amaranth for this recipe. The freshly ground sambar masala adds a rustic flavour to the dish. Huli Soppu Saaru Recipe is also known as Ulsoppu in many regions of ...

Published in Sambar Recipes

Chow Chow Pasiparuppu Poriyal Recipe (Chayote Squash And Moong Stir Fry)

Saturday, 23 September 2017 00:23

Chow Chow Pasiparuppu Poriyal Recipe is a simple to cook stir fry with chayote squash and moong dal. The delicate flavours of the chayote squash amalgamates very well with the crunchy moong dal and freshly grated coconut. Chayote squash is high in fibre and had negligible amount of calories making it ...

Restaurant Style Paneer Lababdar Recipe

Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:22

Restaurant Style Paneer Lababdar Recipe is a delicious creamy paneer dish. The paneer is cooked in a tomato based gravy, with mild spices and kasuri methi. It is simple to prepare in no time. The kasuri methi adds a very distinctive flavour to the dish. You can also make this Paneer recipe for your house ...

Dadpe Pohe Recipe (Maharashtrian Poha)

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:18

Dadpe Pohe Recipe is a delicious Maharashtrian evening snack recipe made with flattened rice. The poha or flattened rice is not cooked in this recipe, instead is mixed with raw onions, tomato, grated carrot and turns soft with the juices released from the veggies. The poha is then finished with a flavourful ...

Methi Aur Kache Kele Ki Sabzi Recipe (Fenugreek Greens & Raw Banana Stir Fry)

Sunday, 17 September 2017 06:13

Methi Aur Kache Kele Ki Sabzi Recipe is the stir fry recipe made from Fenugreek Greens & Raw Banana. These main ingredients are sauteed in a tadka of onions, tomatoes, ginger garlic paste and then combined with simple spices like red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder. This is one of ...

Kadle Bele Chutney Pudi Recipe

Monday, 11 September 2017 06:17

Chutney Pudi or Podi's are quintessential condiment in a South Indian kitchen. These are generally had as condiments or accompaniments with south indian tiffin dishes like idli and dosa or even with steaming hot rice, sambar and a palya or poriyal. This recipe comes in handy when you want an accompaniment ...

Huruli Kaalu Chutney Pudi Recipe (Horse Gram Chutney Podi)

Sunday, 10 September 2017 00:06

Horse Gram is called Huruli Kalu in Kannada and Kollu in Tamil. Horse gram is a protein enriched lentil which has high amounts of iron and calcium making it beneficial for everyone. It is also known to reduce the fat and sodium content in our body making it a super food for reducing weight and loweing ...

Published in Indian Chutney Recipes

Baby Potatoes Pulao Recipe

Friday, 08 September 2017 00:11

Baby Potatoes Pulao Recipe is a delicious simple pulao recipe made with baby potatoes. It is quick to make and makes for a wonderful lunch box recipe. The baby potatoes are lightly fried in oil before adding it to the pulao, giving it a nice colour and crispy texture. The Baby Potatoes Pulao Recipe ...

Published in Rice

Andhra Style Pindi Miriyam Recipe

Thursday, 07 September 2017 05:18

Andhra Style Pindi Miriyam Recipe is a mixed vegetable curry cooked along with toor dal and cooked with freshly made coconut spice paste. It is similar to south indian kootu recipe. The usual vegetables used for this Andhra Style Pindi Miriyam Recipe are potatoes, plantain, bottle gourd and brinjals. ...

Karnataka Style Beetroot Palya Recipe

Wednesday, 06 September 2017 00:19

Karnataka Style Beetroot Palya Recipe is a simple beetroot stir fry with aromatic sambar masala. It is also mildly flavoured with garlic cloves pounded with freshly grated coconut. Beetroot is said to have high content of iron and folates making it a highly nutritious vegetable. If taken regularly, it ...

Ajwaini Kache Kele Ki Sabzi Recipe (Plantains Cooked With Caraway Seeds)

Wednesday, 06 September 2017 00:19

Ajwaini Kache Kele Ki Sabzi Recipe is a delicious dish prepared using raw banana's or plantains spiced with the caraway seeds. The addition of caraway seeds to the plantains, aids in better digestion. The plantains are cooked in simple spices adding flavour and delicious taste. This sabzi is cooked without ...

Karnataka Style Menthya Soppu Hesaru Kaalu Palya Recipe

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 05:17

Menthya Soppu Hesaru Kaalu Palya Recipe is a healthy stir fry made using fresh fenugreek leaves and Sprouted Green Gram. The hand pounded spice mix of garlic, shallots, cumin and red chillies adds a great flavour to the dish. The spiciness is balanced by adding a wee bit of jaggery. Serve Menthya ...

Sookha Aloo Matar Methi Sabzi Recipe

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 00:21

Sookha Aloo Matar Methi Sabzi Recipe is a delicious easy to make sabzi recipe. It has the goodness of the fresh fenugreek leaves, potatoes and green peas combined with the mild spices. It makes for a great accompaniment for phulkas or parathas. If you have all the ingredients ready, it is the quickest ...

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