Breakfast from Andhra - Pesaratu

Think about Andhra ,things that strike your mind are Avakkai oorgai, Gongura Chutney and Pesaratu. Pesaratu is one of the wholesome and filling breakfast which can be had with spicy Ginger chutney. This is a very tasty combination that can make a difference in the usual breakfast menu of dosa and idli.


1 1/2 cup of green moong dal

1 cup of channa dal

1 onion - sliced thinly

2 green chillies

1 small piece of ginger

Salt to taste

Oil as required

Method :

Soak the moong dal and channa dal for about 2 hours after washing it well

Grind it along with ginger, green chillies to make a adai batter consistency

Add the sliced onions and adjust salt to taste

Heat a dosa griddle

Take a laddle full of batter and pour it like a dosa

Flip it to cook well and serve hot with Ginger Chutney

This yummy Pesaratu goes to Cooking with Seeds Event at Priya 's place


Delectable Dish from Chettinand cuisine - Kuli Panniyaram -

I love Kuli Paniyaram, and has always wanted to make it at home. After so much thinking and talking at home, I finally got my Kuli Panniyara pan. Though I am yet to make the dish in my pan. I made it for my nieces, K and T when they had come down to India in July. They loved it. Its always a pleasure when there is some one who relishes the foohat you cook. that kind of motivates me always to cook a vareity of dishes.
This Kuli Panniyaram is very simple. I made use of left over Dosa batter, addes some spices along with onion and green chillies.


  1. Dosa Batter - 2 cups
  2. 1 Onion - cut into small pieces
  3. 1 green chilli - cut into fine pieces
  4. A small pinch of turmeric powder
  5. Salt to taste
  6. Mustard Seeds
  7. Oil as required


  1. Heat the Kulipanniyaram pan. Add a little oil in each of the holes.
  2. While it heats up, in a seperate wok add a little oil along with mustard seeds.
  3. Let them sputter, add the onions and green chillies. Saute for a minute or two.
  4. Add this to the batter, along with turmeric powder and salt.
  5. Mix the batter well
  6. When the Paniyaram pan is hot, laddle in one spoon of batter into each of the holes and let it cook well

7. Keep tossing the panniyaram till its cooked well.
8. I had downplayed the level of spice as my nieces are not used to the level of spice we use here in India. Serve the panniyaram with chutney or sauce, I was given no time to serve it even with Sauce, the plate got over even before I could put it on the table. The girls loved it.

Sending these Panniyarams to Srivalli's Snack Mela


Kid's Delight - No Fire Cooking - Round up 2

Ok, here comes the second round up of Kids Delight - no fire cooking event. I did not want my post to be very long, hence opted for a second roundup.

Pradyna send us her Dadpe Poha

Shalini send us her Choclate Banana Smoothie

Sushma 's creations are

Fruit Chat

Mango Pineapple Smoothie

Chatpat Boondhi
Tostito scoops
Sev Poori

Here comes my creations, for the event

Dairy Milk Shake Panchamirtham

Murukku Ladoo

Kid's Delight No fire cooking - Roundup 1

Hi Everybody, I know this is a very late post. But it always better to be late than never. So here I am with the Round up of Kid Delight - no fire cooking event round up. It was wonderful to see the creations of fellow bloggers in this area. Quite a challenging one to think beyond smoothies and fruit juices, we do have a very different array of dishes that is gonna get lined..
I owe a huge apology to Srivalli, who is brainchild of this event series, for the very late roundup.
A Big thank you for all who have participated in this event. It was wonderful to have your contributions.
The recipes are listed in no particular order. So let the drum roll begin...

To begin with Srivalli s posts. She had given 7 very different ideas. Here they are

Chocolate dipped Fruit Pops Fake Chocolate Fondue Masala Peanut Chat

Chocolate Marie Biscuit Balls aka Tsunamika Cake

Banana Delight

Soft Serve Banana Ice Cream.

Homemade Peanut Butter

Hung Curds Sandwich Sandwich with Hung Curds Dip

Mom s chef send us these wonderful receipes

Funny face wholewheat sandwich

Sugarfree Ginger fruit mocktail

Fruit chat Cheesy Snacklets
Nupur send us her No bake oats burfi

Vaishali 's recipes are

Fruit Smoothie Onion Tomato Raitha
Zesty FruitsPriya Suresh send her wonderful creations

Green Lady Orange Dates Smoothie
Banana,Pear & Chocolate Shake Vegan Parsley Walnut Pesto

Fresh Fruits Cocktail

PJ send us the following

Fruity breakfast crunch Bonda Juice
Banana Relish Harini send us this Mixed Nut Burfi

Stay tuned for Roundup 2

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