Swathy Nandhini

I am Swathy Nandhini, author and food photographer of shravskitchen.com and currently residing in Dubai. I am newbie to the world of blogging and learning lots of new things through this virtual world. Though I had passion for cooking from school days, I took it seriously as a way of life only after I became mother for Shravanthi. I have named the blog after her. I love to try different cuisines and I got many interesting recipes over my blog. My love towards blogging grows each and every day.

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Recipes and Articles by Swathy Nandhini

Avarekalu Payasa Recipe (Broad Beans Pudding)

Friday, 16 February 2018 08:00

Avarekalu Payasa is a traditional Karnataka sweet prepared with field beans. The payasa is delightful with the flavors of Avarekalu, coconut, jaggery and poppy seeds. It is delicious, healthy and can be prepared for any festival. Serve Avarekalu Payasa as a dessert after a Karnataka Style meal ...

Avarekalu Masala Vada Recipe

Thursday, 15 February 2018 09:00

Avarekalu Masala Vada is a crispy fried snack that is best served with cup of tea in evening. This is same as south Indian masala vada and prepared by adding field beans/broad beans or Mochakka in Tamil. This vada just like a normal masala vada is soft in the inside and crispy on the outside.  Serve Avarekalu ...

Inji Chutney Recipe (Ginger Chutney)

Thursday, 15 February 2018 09:00

Inji Chutney or Thogayal is a delicious and healthy South Indian accompaniment for rice. Finely chopped ginger is sauteed along with garlic, tamarind, green and red chillies and ground into a smooth paste and tempered with mustard seeds. This chutney/Thogayal is very tangy and has a bit of a punch from ...

Published in Indian Chutney Recipes

Horsegram Idli Recipe - Kulith or Kollu Idli

Monday, 12 February 2018 08:00

Horsegram idli / Kollu idli is a traditional Konkani breakfast recipe. A twist ot the usual idli batter of rice and urad dal with the addition of horse gram. The three grains are soaked, ground and mixed together and allow to ferment. This fermentation process give it the fluffy texture. It is good to ...

Murungai Keerai Thogayal Recipe (Drumstick Leaves Thogayal)

Monday, 12 February 2018 08:00

Murungai keerai thogayal is a healthy south Indian chutney or a side dish recipe. It is loaded with goodness of drumstick leaves, cashew nuts and tempered with chana dal and urad dal. This thick thogayal can be served with rice and appalam. The diluted thin version of this can also be served ...

Published in Indian Chutney Recipes

Kongunadu Style Vetrilai Sadam Recipe (Betel Leaves Rice)

Sunday, 11 February 2018 08:00

Vetrilai Sadam or Betel Nut Leaves Sadam is a traditional Kongunadu special variety rice. It is healthy, flavorful and tasty that gets a peppery flavour from the betel nut leaves. Preparing this rice requires grounded masala that adds the flavor to it. Betel leaves has many health benefits, it is rich ...

Published in Rice

Kavuni Arisi Payasam Recipe (Black Rice Kheer)

Monday, 05 February 2018 10:00

Kavuni Arisi Payasam or Black Rice Kheer is a traditional and authentic festival sweet of Chettinad region. It is completely healthy and extremely delicious payasam that all your guests will love. Kavuni Arisi or Black Rice is predominantly used in Chettinadu cuisine as it is grown in plenty in the region.  Did ...

Murungai Keerai Thanni Saaru Recipe (Drumstick Leaves Soup)

Saturday, 03 February 2018 08:00

Murungai Keerai Thanni Saaru is a healthy and very light South Indian soup that is very nutritious. This saaru has many health benefits and very soothing to throat and reliefs cold. The drumstick leaves and coconut milk also makes this soup tasty.  Did You know: The drumstick tree is typically ...

Horsegram Sesame Chutney Recipe

Tuesday, 30 January 2018 10:00

Horsegram Sesame Chutney/Kollu Ellu Chutney is a simple and healthy South Indian side dish that is best served as side dish for Idli or Dosa. This chutney also goes well with hot steamed rice and a dollop of ghee.  Did you know : Horsegram contains the highest protein content of any lentil in the ...

Published in Indian Chutney Recipes

Murungai Keerai Poriyal With Moong Dal Recipe

Sunday, 21 January 2018 10:00

Murungai Keerai or Drumstick leaves or Moringa leaves are a nutritional powerhouse of vitamins and minerals. They are also rich in iron, calcium, potassium and protein and aids our body in a number of ways - eliminates free radicals, improves bone health and cardiovascular health.  This recipe ...

Murungai Keerai Rasam Recipe

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 10:00

Murungai Keerai or Drumstick leaves or Moringa leaves are a nutritional powerhouse of vitamins and minerals. They are also rich in iron, calcium, potassium and protein and aids our body in a number of ways - eliminates free radicals, improves bone health and cardiovascular health.  Murungai Keerai ...

Rajasthani Kalmi Vada Recipe (Fried Lentil Fritters)

Monday, 15 January 2018 10:00

Kalmi Vada is a popular Rajasthani fried snack recipe. The vada is crispy outside and soft inside and makes a great tea time snack. This is similar to south Indian masala vadai but kalmi vadas are double fried after they are cut into strips.  Serve Rajasthani Kalmi Vada with Imli chutney and ...

Kavuni Arisi Halwa Recipe (Black Rice Halwa)

Tuesday, 09 January 2018 09:00

Kavuni Arisi Halwa or Black Rice Halwa is a traditional halwa recipe prepared by constant stirring of black rice paste in coconut milk and made richer by adding ghee. This is also called as dhol dhol or dodol in Anglo Indian cuisine, which is prepared for Christmas.  Black Rice or Kavuni Arisi ...

Kavuni Arisi Paniyaram Recipe (Black Rice Paniyaram Recipe)

Saturday, 06 January 2018 08:00

Kavuni Arisi Paniyaram or Black Rice Paniyaram is a traditional Chettinad snack recipe made with Kavuni Arisi and Karupatti/Palm Jaggery. Kavuni arisi is a super rich grain that is loaded with antioxidants. The combination of Black Rice and Karupatti/Palm Jaggery makes the Paniyaram healthy and nutritious. Did ...

Caramel Apple Trifle Recipe

Friday, 05 January 2018 10:00

Caramel Apple Trifle is a delicious and easy dessert recipe that can be prepared for any occasions or party. It is prepared layering in custard and caramel apples in a tall glass. This recipe is easy to make and thus you can even make it for desserts for your house party. It is very delicious and kids ...

Published in Party Dessert Recipes

Chettinadu Style Kollu Thogayal Recipe (Horsegram Chutney)

Friday, 05 January 2018 09:00

Chettinadu Style Kollu Thogayal Recipe is a chutney or side dish made with the healthy goodness of horsegram. Horsegram is cooked and mixed with zing of Chettinadu spices to make it healthy as well as a tasty dish.  Did you know : Horsegram contains the highest protein content of any lentil in ...

Published in Indian Chutney Recipes

Mixed Vegetable Jalfrezi Recipe

Saturday, 30 December 2017 09:00

Mixed Vegetable Jalfrezi is a popular north Indian side dish. It is dry stir fry prepared by sauteing vegetables of your choice by adding select spices. Jalfrezi was made popular during the British Raj, where homecooks used old meat and spice it up with green chilies and onions. Jalfrezi is a popular ...

Nagori Puri Recipe (Semolina Puri)

Thursday, 28 December 2017 10:00

Nagori Puri is a traditional North Indian spicy, small sized, puffy poori prepared with semolina and ghee. This can be served with simple potato curry, vegetable kurma or paneer masala. You can also serve this poori with sooji halwa or kesari. This is very easy to make and can be prepared in very little ...

Pudina Rasam Recipe (Mint Leaves Rasam)

Wednesday, 27 December 2017 09:00

Pudina rasam or Mint leaves rasam is a South Indian style rasam that goes well with rice and appalam. This rasam is healthy, refreshing, aromatic and has strong flavors of mint leaves. Pudina rasam soothes sore throat and relieves cold. Serve Pudina Rasam with some Steamed Rice, Cabbage and ...

Nendran Banana Jamun Recipe (Kerala Banana Jamun)

Wednesday, 27 December 2017 09:00

Nendran Banana Jamun is a delicious festival sweet prepared with Kerala banana. Nendran Banana is an intensely sweet variety of banana which has to be consumed only when fully ripe. In this recipe, the banana is fried and soaked in sugar syrup. It is soft, juicy and perfect as a quick dessert, evening ...

Lahsuni Paneer Recipe (Paneer Flavoured With Garlic)

Wednesday, 20 December 2017 10:00

Garlic as an ingredient gives an extra kick to any dish it gets added to. The pungency of garlic goes away with a little bit of cooking and it retains a wonderful taste and flavours any dish beautifully. In this dish, we have used cottage cheese or paneer which is sauteed in a mild garlic and red chilli ...

Kela Methi Bhajiya Recipe

Wednesday, 20 December 2017 10:00

Banana Fenugreek fritters is a popular Gujarati snack that is called as kela methi na bhajiya. This fried snack is prepared with ripened banana and fresh fenugreek Leaves. This bhajiya has a combination of mild sweetness, spiciness and bitterness. It is soft inside and crispy outside. Serve Banana ...

Karela Aur Baingan Ki Sabzi Recipe (Bitter Gourd Brinjal Sabzi)

Wednesday, 20 December 2017 10:00

Karela Aur Baingan Ki Sabzi is a simple North Indian side dish recipe that you can serve along with your meal. It requires only minimal ingredients and can be prepared in minutes. It is healthy and tasty side dish that is easy to make and can also be packed in your lunch box. Serve Karela Aur Baingan ...

Gawarphali Ki Sabzi Recipe (Cluster Beans Curry)

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 10:00

Gawarphali Ki Sabzi is a traditional North Indian dish that is served with paratha or rice. This is simple to make and requires only minimal household ingredients. It gets ready in no time and therefore you can also pack this in your lunch box.  Serve Gawarphali Ki Sabzi along with Panchmel ...

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