Butter murukku is a famous south indian snack made with rice flour and gram flour.There are many versions available for this crispy evening snack which are very often prepared in most of the south indian homes.Today’s recipe is a simplest and easiest version of murukku recipe and i am sure you will definitely love it .

This is the quick version of murukku recipe, hence we need rice flour(here i have used store bought idiyappam powder),roasted gram flour ,butter etc.

Since the readymade gram flour was not available ,for this recipe i have used roasted split gram dal and powdered it using a mixer grinder.


Rice flour-1&1/2 cup

Roasted gram flour-4 tbsp

Butter -3/4 th tbsp

cumin seeds -1 tsp

Asafoetida -1/4th tsp

Water -1 cup


Oil for deep frying.


  • In a mixing bowl add rice flour , roasted split gram flour and butter.Mix well until butter get nicely mixed up with flours.
  • Add salt, cumin seeds and asafetida for that mild and subtle flavor.Pour water little by little and knead until it forms into a soft dough.
  • Take a star designed disc suitable for making perfect shaped murukku.
  • Grease the murukku maker with some oil and fill it with a portion of the dough.
  • Heat some oil for deep frying in a kadai and press the murukku maker directly into hot oil.
  • Do not over crowd it, hence you would end up with less crispy and oily butter murukku.
  • Fry them in batches.Wait until it’s colour slightly changes into golden colour.
  • Once it becomes crispy ,transfer it into an oil absorbing paper .
  • Once it cools, store it in an airtight container .This will remain fresh up to 2 weeks.


In a mixing bowl add rice flour , roasted gram flour, and butter .
Mix well and make sure butter gets well combined with flour.
Next we need to add cumin seeds, asafoetida, salt etc.
Pour 1 cup of water and knead it well till we get a soft dough.
Dough is ready.
Take a star shaped disc and place it inside the murukku maker.
Fill the murukku maker with some portion of the dough .
Directly press it into the hot oil.
Fry until crispy and golden colour.
It’s ready !!!!!!




Healthy and refreshing milkshake recipe prepared mainly with seedless dates or khajoor along with sabudana or sago seeds .It’s a great option to serve along with breakfast since it’s really filling and rich in nutritional benefits. Sabudana or sago seeds will enhance the flavor by giving a creamy texture for this nutritious beverage.

Dates are rich in fibre and helps to lower cholesterol level.These drinks are typically prepared and served during the festival seasons like ,Navratri, Holy month of ramadan etc.Dates milkshake is an energy boosting drink which is prepared in majority of indian household during fasting season.

Dates milkshake is a great way to kick start your day.Made with natural ingredients this will keep you filled and satisfied for a while.


Sabudana /sago seeds -2 tbsp

Deseeded dates -1o

Milk -1&1/2 cup


  • Take a small bowl and soak sabudana for 10 minutes.
  • In another bowl add deseeded dates along with some warm water .Wait until it softens and cool.
  • In a sauce pan add soaked sago seeds and 1& 1/2 cup of water.Cook for 5-8 minutes in a medium flame .Once you see sabudana turned into a transparent and jelly kind texture ,strain it using a strainer and keep aside for cooling.
  • Next add dates and chilled milk in a blender jar .Blend it in a high speed until you get a smooth milkshake.
  • Pour into a serving glass by adding one table spoon of cooked sabudana. Gently mix it and serve immediately .
  • Refreshing and healthy drink to serve along with breakfast will be ready to enjoy .


Soak sago seeds for 10 minutes in warm water.cook for 5-8 minutes by adding 1&1/2 cup of water.Once it becomes soft ,strain water and keep it aside .
In a Blender jar add softened dates along with chilled milk.Blend it in for few seconds
Add sabudana seeds .Serve chilled .


Delicious and beautifully braided chicken bread is my family favorite .It’s one of the easiest and beginner friendly baking recipes.Chicken stuffed braided chicken would be a perfect treat for any occasion.

My family loves it because of it’s crispy golden outer crust and pillowy soft airy interior.

Baking a cake or bread from scratch is really comforting and a pure joy for me.


Warm milk -1 cup

Yeast-1&1/2 tsp

Sugar -1 tsp

All purpose flour -2 cups

Oil -1tsp

Chicken breast -2

Pepper -1 tsp


Butter -1 tbsp

Garlic cloves -4


capsicum-1/2 piece

All purpose flour-2 tbsp

Milk-1 cup

Chilli flakes -2 tsp

Oregano -1&1/2 tsp



  • Combine yeast ,sugar and warm milk in a bowl.Wait for 15 minutes till yeast get activated.
  • In a large mixing bowl add all purpose flour.
  • Add in the activated yeast and salt.Mix well .
  • Knead until it becomes a soft dough.Add some oil and spread all over the dough.
  • Cover it with a lid and wait for proofing.
  • Proofing time may vary depending upon the place you live .
  • Keep it in a warm place for around 1&1/2 hours.Once the dough become double in size ,roll it out and add filling.
  • While the dough is resting prepare filling for the bread.Take a pan ,add cubed chicken along with pepper powder and salt.
  • let it cook for 3-4 minutes and keep aside.Once it cools down cut into very small pieces.
  • Heat some butter in a pan ,add chopped garlic ,onions and capsicum, cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add all purpose flour and milk.Bring this to boil.
  • Stir in by adding shredded chicken pieces.Add salt if required.
  • Add chilli flakes and oregano for seasoning.Mix well to combine.
  • Switch off the flame and let it cool.
  • Once the dough is ready Dust the the surface with some flour and transfer the soft dough.
  • Rolling it out using a rolling pin in a medium thickness .
  • Spread filling on the centre and cut the strips from both sides in equal size .
  • Keep on folding the strips from each side ,one on the top of the other like a braid.
  • Apply egg wash on top of the bread which will give a nice crispy golden texture for it.
  • finally Sprinkle some sesame seeds and bake for 20 minutes @ 200 degree in a preheated oven.
  • Perfect braided chicken bread will be ready to enjoy !!!!!!!


Take a mixing bowl and combine together yeast ,warm milk and sugar. wait for 15 minutes to activate the yeast.

In a mixing bowl add all purpose flour ,activate yeast .Using a hand mixer mix well till it turns into sticky texture.

Spread some oil on the dough and leave it for proofing .It may take around 1hour and 30 minutes.

After 1 hour ,dough raised perfectly.
cook cubed boneless chicken pieces for 3-4 minutes.
Heat some butter in a pan add chopped garlic ,onion, capsicum. Saute it for 2 minutes .Then add flour and mix well.
Stir in by adding milk , chilli flakes and oreagano. This will enhance the flavor of chicken filling.
Once the dough is read roll it out in medium thickness and add filling.
Cut from both sides and make equal sized strips.

Fold it by one on the top of another like a braid.
Apply some egg wash on it and sprinkle some sesame seeds.Bake for 20 minutes @ 200 degree in a preheated oven.

It’s truly delicious ,bursting with flavor and extremely comforting food for anyone of any age .



During Ganesh Chaturthi bloggers come up with many unique and variety ideas of modak recipes.If you are looking for a quick version of modak, trust me this post is for you.It can be prepared within 20 minutes and tastes absolutely delicious.These instant sweet requires very few ingredients which makes it an excellent choice for any one to go for it.

These modaks are sugar free and the enhanced chocolaty flavor will definitely satisfy the sweet cravings of your entire family and friends.

Traditionally, modak has been prepared by stuffing inside freshly grated coconut and jaggery, while the outer coverage is made of rice flour dough or wheat flour. Then it can be cooked either by steam cooking method or by deep frying.



Digestive biscuits-8

Cocoa powder -3 tbsp

Ghee- 3 tbsp

Honey -3 tbsp.


  • Cut all the digestive biscuits into small pieces.Put it in a blender and grind till we get a coarse powder out of it.
  • Next add cocoa powder ,blend it once more and make sure cocoa powder combined well with coarse mixture of biscuits.
  • Transfer to a mixing bowl and add ghee which will help the mixture to hold the shape properly.
  • For sweetness add honey and stir it well.
  • Fill the modak mould with prepared mixture by pressing it tightly.If there any vacant space inside the mould ,modak won’t turn out in exact shape .
  • Gently demould modak by removing it from the edges and transfer into a serving plate.
  • Once we demould all modaks ,refrigerate them for half an hour to make it firm and non sticky.
  • Enjoy with your loved ones these instant chocolate modaks. It’s really worth trying .


Add cocoa powder and blend it well.
Coarse mixture is ready.
Add melted ghee .
Add honey which will give enough sweetness for modak.
Stir in well.
Fill in the modak mould by pressing the mixture tightly.
Gently demould it by leaving the edges.
Perfect shaped chocolate modak is ready.
Refrigerate for half an hour and Serve !!!!!!
Kids’ favorite chocolate modak is ready to enjoy !!!!!!


Theeyal is a staple dish in south indian cuisine.It is nothing but thick gravy of tamarind extract and spiced roasted coconut cooked along with some vegetables.we can prepare many versions of theeyal changing the main ingredient of the recipe.This is served with rice along with any mild vegetable stir fry .Popular theeyal recipes are Ulli theeyal/shallots theeyal/drumstick theeyal/bitter gourd theeyal etc.

You can expect many unique varieties of theeyal in this blog very soon.

Bitter gourd has so many nutritional benefits.But the real challenge lies on reducing bitterness .Marinating the chopped bitter gourd with some salt and squeezing out the excess moisture helps to reduce bitterness to a great extend.

Try this recipe it tastes heavenly while cooked with spicy coconut masala.

Here’s the recipe :


Bitter gourd -2 medium sized


Oil-1&1/2 tbsp


Grated Coconut -1/2 cup



cumin seeds – 1tsp

Dry red chillies -4

curry leaves -1 sprig

coconut oil -2 tbsp

Goose berry sized Tamarind soaked in hot water.

Turmeric powder-1/4th tsp

Chilli powder -2 tsp

Coriander powder -1&1/2 tsp


  • Rinse off bitter gourd and deseed them.Cut them in roundels or cut into small pieces .
  • Marinate it with enough salt and mix well.Keep aside for 20 minutes.
  • Heat some oil in a pan ,add grated coconut, shallots ,garlic ,cumin seeds ,curry leaves, dry red chillies etc. saute it well until coconut turns brown colour.
  • Once it changes it’s colour add spices(turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder etc.) by keeping flame very low.
  • Saute it well.switch off the flame once masala starts to generate a nice aroma.keep it aside for a while and let it cool well.
  • Grind it by adding soaked tamarind and half a cup of water.Make a fine smooth paste out of it.
  • Squeeze and discard the moisture from bitter gourd.Bitterness will get reduced to the max by this way.
  • Heat a pan and add some coconut oil ,add squeezed out small bitter gourd pieces.Fry this for 3-4 minutes on a medium flame ,wait until it’s colour changes slightly.
  • Next add ground coconut masala.Water is added to the mixture to adjust the thickness of the gravy.
  • Add salt and bring this to boil for few minutes .
  • Delicious Bitter gourd theeyal will be ready to serve.


Take 2 medium sized bitter gourd and chop them into small pieces.Mix it with some salt and keep aside for 20 minutes.Later squeeze it out well remove excess moisture.

Soak tamarind in a bowl .Prepare masala for grinding by roasting coconut with some flavorful spices.

Fry coconut for few minutes in a medium flame.Once it’s texture and colour changes add Turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder etc. saute it well in a low flame.Let it cool down.

Heat some coconut oil in another pan, fry bitter gourd for few minutes till it becomes slightly crisp and pale in colour.

Grind roasted coconut with soaked tamarind and water.Make a smooth coconut paste .Add into fried bitter gourd and allow this to boil.

Add some salt ,simmer it and let it absorb all the flavors of masala.

Flavorful south indian pavakka theeyal is ready to serve !!!!!

This simple and easy south indian curry tastes best when served with Cabbage thoran ,beans thoran etc.


Flavor rich south indian Udupi sambar is perfectly balanced with spiciness ,tanginess and the subtle flavor of sweetness .Sambar is a very popular recipe in south indian cuisine ,especially in Kerala house holds it occupies a prominent role in their daily meals.

Udupi sambar stands out with it’s unique flavor of sweetness and spiciness from other south indian curries.

Many years back i had a chance to relish the lip-smacking flavor of this south indian dish from one of the restaurants in Karnataka.Then i tried to replicate it in my own style.My family absolutely loved it.

Here ‘s the recipe


Pumpkin -1 cup

Yam – 1 cup

Cooked toor dal -1 cup

Water -1 cup

Turmeric -1/2 tsp


Asafoetida -1/4th tsp

Jaggery -1&1/2 tsp


Grated coconut -1/3 rd cup

Dry red chillies -5-6

Chana dal -1 tbsp

Urad dal -1 tbsp

Coriander seeds -2 tbsp

Oil -3 tbsp

Methi seed-1 tsp

Cumin seeds -1 tsp

Shallots -6

Tamarind(gooseberry sized ) soaked in hot water for 10 mintes.


Oil -1&1/2 tbsp

Mustard seeds-1tsp

Cumin seeds-1tsp

Red chillies -3

Curry leaves


  • In a pan add cubed yam ,yellow pumpkins ,turmeric powder ,salt and water.Cover and cook on a medium flame until vegetables become tender.
  • Meanwhile heat a frying pan add 3 tbsp of oil .Keep the flame medium and roast all the ingredients mentioned for grinding until they become crisp and aromatic .(coconut ,dry red chillies ,chana dal, coriander seeds, methi seeds ,cumin seeds, shallots etc.)
  • Keep stirring till it’s colour changes to golden brown.
  • Once it is ready keep aside and let it cool down .
  • Now add mashed toor dal in the vegetables .
  • Next take a blender jar and add all the fried masala along with soaked tamarind and 1/2 cup of water.
  • Grind and make a fine smooth masala.
  • Add ground masala ,at this stage you can add some water to adjust the consistency of sambar.Add salt if required.
  • Cover and cook sambar almost 5 minutes .
  • Add asafoetida which will really enhance the flavor of the curry and aids for digestion.
  • Finally add jaggery powder and give the sambar a nice mix.
  • For tempering ,in a tadka pan heat some oil ,add mustard seeds, cumin seeds dry red chillies ,curry leaves.Once the mustard seeds crackle pour it over the curry.
  • Serve hot with idli ,dosa ,steamed rice etc.


yellow puking and yam are the vegetables required for this curry.
cooked tuvar dal.
Cook vegetables till they become soft .
prepare masala for grinding.
Soak tamarind in hot water .
Roast all the ingredients required for grinding.
Let it cool down .
Grind by adding soaked tamarind and some water.Make a fine paste.
Ground roasted masala.

Once the vegetable turn soft and tender add ground coconut masala ,cooked dal etc.
Adjust the thickness by adding some water.
Finally add some asafoetida and jaggery powder.
Pour the tempering to sambar and mix properly.
Delicious Udupi style sambar is ready!!!!