Nithya Ravi

Nithya Ravi

Bangalore,India / Having a great passion for food and cooking and a food blogger besides being a great wife and a proud mom.
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Aval or poha or rice flakes as you might call, these are wonder flakes which are light on the stomach and easy to digest.Among the many dishes I make with aval, this payasam is an easy and tasty addition to your list of kheer or payasam recipes for the festive season.This is prepared on the occasion of Janmashtmi, but can can be made on any festive occasion to grace it.Simple, yet classy this dish tastes great when combined with milk and jaggery.Needless to say it requires just 10 minutes…

Aval or poha or rice flakes as you might call, these are wonder flakes which are light on the stomach and easy to digest.Among the many dishes I make with aval, this payasam is an easy and tasty addition to your list of kheer or payasam recipes for the festive season.This is prepared on the occasion of Janmashtmi, but can can be made on any festive occasion to grace it.Simple, yet classy this dish tastes great when combined with milk and jaggery.Needless to say it requires just 10 minutes…

Black channa is liked by all at home and besides making chole and using them up for chaats I make this sundal regularly at home for evening snacks.These are a store house of proteins and filling to the stomach.Traditionally for Saraswathi Pooja this sundal is made,so thought of posting it today.Since it is, spicy my husband loves it a lot.This can be made as an after school snack and you can add less spices if the kids are eating.Make this flavourful sundal and offer it to the Goddess on…

Black channa is liked by all at home and besides making chole and using them up for chaats I make this sundal regularly at home for evening snacks.These are a store house of proteins and filling to the stomach.Traditionally for Saraswathi Pooja this sundal is made,so thought of posting it today.Since it is, spicy my husband loves it a lot.This can be made as an after school snack and you can add less spices if the kids are eating.Make this flavourful sundal and offer it to the Goddess on…

Wheat rava payasam is made with the cream of rava which is slightly bigger than the normal size rava.It is called dhalia in hindi and normally porridge or kanji is made with it.We can also make upma and kesari with it though and it is very good for diabetics and healthy too. I am planning to post more recipes with this in the near future, but for the time being, I made this payasam during navarathri celebrations last week and was liked by all. A simple and no fuss recipe this requires a…

Wheat rava payasam is made with the cream of rava which is slightly bigger than the normal size rava.It is called dhalia in hindi and normally porridge or kanji is made with it.We can also make upma and kesari with it though and it is very good for diabetics and healthy too. I am planning to post more recipes with this in the near future, but for the time being, I made this payasam during navarathri celebrations last week and was liked by all. A simple and no fuss recipe this requires a…

Kasi Halwa or Pumpkin Halwa is one sweet which I have been trying to post for quite a long time.As I was thinking of posting an easy and vegetable based halwa this recipe came to my mind.So I made this last week and thought for my readers, it will be a nice option to try for diwali. As I was trying for the first time,made very little quantity but later thought I should have made more as it was so very tasty and I couldn’t resist it.Usually Kasi Halwa is made in functions and weddings and…

Kasi Halwa or Pumpkin Halwa is one sweet which I have been trying to post for quite a long time.As I was thinking of posting an easy and vegetable based halwa this recipe came to my mind.So I made this last week and thought for my readers, it will be a nice option to try for diwali. As I was trying for the first time,made very little quantity but later thought I should have made more as it was so very tasty and I couldn’t resist it.Usually Kasi Halwa is made in functions and weddings and…

Thiratipal or Palgova is a traditional sweet prepared in most homes during diwali.It is a very easy to make dessert, though it is time consuming.With all the ingredients easily available at home,you can make this sweet with considerable ease.As Diwali gets near I remember my mom preparing this delicacy in my childhood days.The milk in Delhi were I grew up would be very tasty and the thiratipal made with that would be divine.How ever sweets she might prepare,mom would ever forget preparing…

Thiratipal or Palgova is a traditional sweet prepared in most homes during diwali.It is a very easy to make dessert, though it is time consuming.With all the ingredients easily available at home,you can make this sweet with considerable ease.As Diwali gets near I remember my mom preparing this delicacy in my childhood days.The milk in Delhi were I grew up would be very tasty and the thiratipal made with that would be divine.How ever sweets she might prepare,mom would ever forget preparing…

Tomorrow is Diwali and I am afraid all of you must be busy preparing sweets and savouries.I tried my level best to include many Diwali recipes this year in my blog and I am happy that I could do it.This Pepper or Milagu Thattai is a slight variation from the original thattai recipe I have in my blog.It is easy and great to munch upon snack,which comes in handy for those who are doing last minute preparations.All the ingredients for this are readily and easily available in all homes, so…

Tomorrow is Diwali and I am afraid all of you must be busy preparing sweets and savouries.I tried my level best to include many Diwali recipes this year in my blog and I am happy that I could do it.This Pepper or Milagu Thattai is a slight variation from the original thattai recipe I have in my blog.It is easy and great to munch upon snack,which comes in handy for those who are doing last minute preparations.All the ingredients for this are readily and easily available in all homes, so…

It is a common feature in all our homes during peak morning hours of breaking our heads as what to pack for lunch.It is no exception in my household too and I end up making something which is quick to make, easy to carry and filling too.This Instant Puli Sevai is one such recipe.It can be made in a matter of seconds and is very ideal for bachelors or working women.Here both sevai or idiyappam and puliyodhare mix is readymade and store bought.I had this wonderful opportunity of writing…

It is a common feature in all our homes during peak morning hours of breaking our heads as what to pack for lunch.It is no exception in my household too and I end up making something which is quick to make, easy to carry and filling too.This Instant Puli Sevai is one such recipe.It can be made in a matter of seconds and is very ideal for bachelors or working women.Here both sevai or idiyappam and puliyodhare mix is readymade and store bought.I had this wonderful opportunity of writing…

Onion Sambhar is a classic and flavourful gravy made with shallots or onions as you might call them and freshly ground spices.It would always be on the to do list when guests pop over in the south indian lunch menu.Though all sambhar varieties require a tamarind base and the main ingredient being sambhar powder, each recipe has a peculiar taste and aroma of its own.This sambhar is usually thick from the ones we make to serve as a side dish for idlis and dosas.Onions used here is a variety…

Onion Sambhar is a classic and flavourful gravy made with shallots or onions as you might call them and freshly ground spices.It would always be on the to do list when guests pop over in the south indian lunch menu.Though all sambhar varieties require a tamarind base and the main ingredient being sambhar powder, each recipe has a peculiar taste and aroma of its own.This sambhar is usually thick from the ones we make to serve as a side dish for idlis and dosas.Onions used here is a variety…

Idiyappam or Sevai is always a good option to make for breakfast.I already have a few idiyappam recipes on my blog,both instant and homemade and they are always filling and also a wholesome meal in itself.When you have idiyappam ready you can flavour it with any thing you like and the options are endless and purely upto your imagination.Usually a breakfast recipe, this can be had a dinner item too as I make it sometimes or a snack.The method of preparation is very easy and quick and can be…

Idiyappam or Sevai is always a good option to make for breakfast.I already have a few idiyappam recipes on my blog,both instant and homemade and they are always filling and also a wholesome meal in itself.When you have idiyappam ready you can flavour it with any thing you like and the options are endless and purely upto your imagination.Usually a breakfast recipe, this can be had a dinner item too as I make it sometimes or a snack.The method of preparation is very easy and quick and can be…

Nellikai is gooseberry in english and amla in hindi.I recently saw this simple and awesome rice recipe in a magazine and soon gave it a try.This amla is loaded with Vitamin C and has many medicinal properties.It buds immunity and strengthens the bones.As we all know, amla was widely used in the making of various ayurvedic preparations and so it is aptly termed as wonder berry.My daughter loves arinellikai which is much smaller in size and tangy to taste. I made this for her lunch and she…

Nellikai is gooseberry in english and amla in hindi.I recently saw this simple and awesome rice recipe in a magazine and soon gave it a try.This amla is loaded with Vitamin C and has many medicinal properties.It buds immunity and strengthens the bones.As we all know, amla was widely used in the making of various ayurvedic preparations and so it is aptly termed as wonder berry.My daughter loves arinellikai which is much smaller in size and tangy to taste. I made this for her lunch and she…