Blog Posts - Breakfast And Dinner



Bengali Green Peas Kachori, Koraishutir Kochuri, Matar Kachori

          Recently we had been to a Bengali restaurant here, in Bangalore and we had ordered a Raja Rani Thali ( super big size vegetarian thali that can be easily shared between 4 people ). The thali consisted of six or seve...
by Aromatic Cooking on Apr 25, 2016

Ragi Avarekalu Roti, Finger Millet And Field Beans Roti

          Avarekalu season is over, I had made these rotis when they were still there in the market, I couldn't post it right away but you can still make these rotis if you have frozen papdi lilva. Usually when I made ragi ro...
by Aromatic Cooking on Apr 12, 2016

Vegetable Rice Sevai, Rice Vermicelli ( Noodles ) With Veggies

          Though I make idiyappam ( from homemade rice flour ) often, I rarely make rice sevai, only once in a while, I pick a packet. Mostly I make it, when having guests, along with another main dish. Once we cook the rice...
by Aromatic Cooking on Mar 26, 2016

Polenta With Sauteed Veggies

          Polenta is nothing but boiled fine corn meal, popular in Italian and French cuisines, it can be served as such or baked, or fried along with sauteed veggies or just marinara sauce and cheese. It' s very easy to cook...
by Aromatic Cooking on Mar 18, 2016

Soy Keema And Cabbage Parathas ( Stuffed Flat Breads )

          Soy chunks ( meal maker ) is an excellent source of protein, especially in the vegetarian diet. Most of the time when I cook with it, I add it to some rice ( like in a briyani ) or in curries or kurmas. I have also...
by Aromatic Cooking on Mar 13, 2016

Ammini Kozhukattai With Avarekalu, Rice Balls With Field Beans

          Ammini Kozhukattai With Avarekalu, I had bookmarked this recipe long time back. The small kozhukattais with the avarekalu looked so tempting. So this avarekalu season, I made it a point to try it out. Everything is...
by Aromatic Cooking on Mar 10, 2016

Ragi Mudde, Finger Millet Balls

          I have heard about ragi mudde ( finger millet balls ) so much, but never really got to taste it. Even, when I went to the Avarekalu festival here, ragi mudde was served with avarekalu saaru, but I didn't taste it. S...
by Aromatic Cooking on Mar 4, 2016

Eggless Bougatsa, Custard Filled Greek Phyllo Pastries

          Bougatsa is a sweet custard filled phyllo pastry, it's supposed to be a famous breakfast dish in Greece. After making the baklava and spanakopita, I had some phyllo sheets left, and I wanted to try out this deliciou...
by Aromatic Cooking on Mar 3, 2016

Dal Pakwan, Chana Dal With Crispy Puris

          I had already posted the recipe for the Pakwan/Crispy Pooris, today's post is the Chana Dal that we serve with the pakwan/pooris. It's once again a very simple recipe, I have used the pressure pan to make it, so it'...
by Aromatic Cooking on Feb 17, 2016

Sindhi Pakwan, Crispy Pooris

          When browsing the net randomly, I came across this recipe 'Dal Pakwan' and I had bookmarked it for trying it out some time. Dal Pakwan is a famous Sindhi breakfast dish, it's basically crispy pooris served with chan...
by Aromatic Cooking on Feb 15, 2016

Bread Uttapam, Bread And Vegetable Pancakes

          For the last couple of days, all that was going in my mind was the rains and floods in Chennai, Pondicherry and Cuddalore. Sitting in Bangalore, and trying to reach out to relatives and friends was the only thing I...
by Aromatic Cooking on Dec 4, 2015

Pusinikkai Dosa, Ash Gourd ( Winter Melon ) Dosa

          Today's post is going to be one more dosa, and this time I have used Vella Pusinikkai/ Ash Gourd or Winter Melon to make it. As I have said so many times, we love idlis and dosas at home, and this one again turned o...
by Aromatic Cooking on Nov 27, 2015

Yellow Pumpkin Idlis, Parangikkai Idlis

          At home, we never get tired of idlis and dosas, so whenever I find a new type of idli or dosa, I immediately try it out. Today's post is going to be yet another healthy idli, Yellow Pumpkin Idlis, Parangikkai Idlis.
by Aromatic Cooking on Oct 28, 2015

Methi Parathas - 2, Fenugreek Leaves ( Vendiya Keerai ) Parathas

          Till now, for making methi parathas, I used to make the dough with wheat flour, methi leaves along with some spices and rolled out the parathas. But today's methi parathas are a little different, I found this recipe...
by Aromatic Cooking on Oct 19, 2015

Upma Kozhukattai ( With Broken Wheat, Godhumai Rava )

          Upma Kozhukattai, usually it's made with idli rava or broken rice ( semolina ), but we can do it with broken wheat ( godhumai rava or even with millet semolina too ). The first time I made it with broken wheat, I th...
by Aromatic Cooking on Sep 14, 2015

Banana Blueberry Oats Cakes ( Microwave Recipe )

          Couple of months back, my husband on his trip to the US, had bought me two big packets of dried blueberries. Now, I have to find ways of using the berries, apart from eating it alone or with cereal ( with a family t...
by Aromatic Cooking on Sep 9, 2015

Basil Pesto And Zucchini Risotto

          We love Italian food at home, so I make pasta dishes once a week or so, other than pasta, risotto is also a favorite. I have made Mushroom and Baby Corn Risotto a couple of times, I wanted to try out a different one...
by Aromatic Cooking on Aug 24, 2015

Pumpkin Paratha

          Pumpkin is not a vegetable that I buy every other day, I cook something with it, might be, once or twice in a month. That's mainly because, I know and have tried only very few dishes with it, a pachadi, soup and som...
by Aromatic Cooking on Aug 21, 2015

Thayir Semiya, Semiya Bagalabath, Curd Semiya/Vermicelli

          Thayir Semiya, this is something that I make very often at home, in fact I have already posted a recipe, Beetroot Semiya Bagalabath here in my blog, today's version is a slight variation and it's again my friend's r...
by Aromatic Cooking on Jul 13, 2015

Thakkali Dosai, Tomato Dosa

          How many times I make dosas at home, at least 3 or 4 times a week, starting from plain dosas, rava dosa, ragi and other millet dosas, today's dish is another dosa, Tomato Dosa. I have tasted this dosa a couple of ti...
by Aromatic Cooking on Jun 2, 2015


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