Friday, 24 March 2023

Dal powder/Gun powder/Idli podi

An excellent tasty dal powder that pairs very well with steaming hot rice with a good dollop of fresh desi ghee. We can make chutney that matches with Idlis, dosas, Chapatis, Rotis, Pooris by mere adding of shredded coconut paste.this is one of the traditional and authentic flavours of Kongu region of Tamilnadu.

It created the wonderful feeling pf explosion of tastiness in the taste buds with a burst of different flavours.

You can temper the steamed rice with shallots, curry leaves, green chillies, coriander greens with dal powder as Podi Satham.


How to make this Dal powder/Paruppu podi/Idli Podi?


Chana Dal 2 x 125 gm

White Sesame seeds 130 gm

Black Pepper 1 tsp

Kashmiri Chillies 8 pcs

Dry red chillies 8 pcs

Curry leaves 15-20 pcs

Asafoetida 3 pinches

Indu Salt 1 tsp

Step by step image tutorials:



Dry roast Chana dal, White Sesame seeds, Red chillies, Red Chillies, Curry leaves separately.

Transfer them in a dry plate. Add Asafoetida and Salt.

Set aside to cool down.

Grind into a coarse powder.

Store them in dry airtight container.

It can do well upto one month.

Stays fresh upto one month.






Sunday, 12 February 2023

How to make COCONUT BUNS/தேங்காய் பன்


Lukewarm milk 60 ml cups×2 (120 ml)
Active dry yeast 2 tsp
White Sugar 2 tsp
Powdered Salt 1/4 tsp
Olive oil 35 ml
All purpose flour 250 ml
All purpose flour some quantity for sprinkling on workspace and coating the dough.

For Coconut stuff:

Shredded Fresh Coconut 500 gm
White Sugar 6-7 tbsp
Freshly crushed Cardamom Seeds,
coarsely Powdered 1/2 tsp
Ghee 1 tsp


Monday, 30 January 2023


Saltine crackers are also called as Soda crackers because of the Baking Soda is one of their ingredients.

They may be square or rectangular or round shaped, having tiny holes or docker holes that are punched in them before going into oven with salt on the tops.

They are made with All purpose flour, Yeast, butter or odorless vegetable oil or edible oil, little salt and Sugar.

They are crispy, buttery, flaky and more tasty.. They are noted for its dry texture, crispiness and salty flavour. 

They can be paired with soups, stews or dips by crumbling and added to.


All purpose flour  260 gm
Active dry yeast 2 tsp
Baking Soda 1/4 tsp
Powdered Salt 1/4 tsp
Unsalted Cow butter 2 tbsp
Sugar 1 tsp
Lukewarm Water 60 ml
Cold pressed Sunflower oil 35 ml
Lemon juice 1/4 tsp

Key Ingredients:

All purpose flour   260 gm
Active dry yeast 2 tsp
Powdered Salt 1/4 tsp+extra Salt to Sprinkle 
Baking soda 1/4 tsp
Sugar 1 tsp
Unsalted Cow Butter 2 tbsp+extra butter to brush the top of the crackers-dough
Coldpressed Sunflower Oil 35 ml+extra oil to smear the dough
table lemon or lemon juice 1/4 tsp
Lukewarm Water 60 ml
Take the all purpose flour, yeast, baking soda, Powdered salt, sugar, luke warm water, Unsalted cow butter 2 tbsp and table lemon juice(we can use lemon juice or cream of tartar of our choice and availability)  in a dry mixing bowl.
Combine everything together.


Saturday, 28 January 2023

COCONUT FUDGE/BURFI/தேங்காய் பர்பி


Fresh coconut shredded 600 gm
Jaggery/Achu Vellam 400 gm
Edible Camphor, a tiny bit crushed
Fresh Ghee 2 tsp+2 half tsp+1/4 tsp
Crushed Cardamom seeds 1/4 tsp


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