Boiled rice upma(Choru upma)

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                                                                  When my brother was a small boy ,everyday he demanded different types of snacks after returning from school. My mother may not get enough  time everyday to prepare different snacks or some days there may not be enough things to prepare snacks. during such occasions she used to prepare boiled rice upma because there will be already boiled rice which she had prepared for lunch.Boiled rice upma is a very tasty dish, very easy to prepare and needs less ingredients. It can be had as breakfast,for lunch or for  dinner, when there are no enough side dishes or curry. It can also be had with evening tea.


1 cup boiled rice

1 onion or 2 small…

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Brinjal Fry

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 Brinjal is one of the most common vegetables seen in purple, green and white colours. Due to its wide use in both every day and festive South Indian food, it is often called as the ‘King of vegetables’ in South India.

                 It is a good source of calcium, potassium, magnesium and thiamin. Brinjal fry is a very tasty dish and it can be served as a special dish for the vegetarians.



1 brinjal

¼ teaspoon turmeric powder

½ teaspoon red chilli powder

1 teaspoon corn flour

Salt to taste

Coconut oil for frying

1 sprig curry leaf



  • · Wash brinjal properly. It is better to dip it in salt solution for 1 to 2 hours before using it.
  • · Cut it into round pieces.
  • · Take turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt, corn flour and curry leaves in a plate and make a…

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Today’s recipe is a snack from the south of Sri Lanka. One of my mother’s friends brought her some aggala. So of course, I had to get the recipe, for this rice flour snack from her, to …

Source: Aggala

Pumpkin Sweet ‘n’ Salt

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                     We all like pumpkin. Different varieties of dishes can be prepared with both raw and ripe pumpkins. Tender pumpkins are used for making “Olan” where coconut milk is added to cooked pumpkin.

                   Here is a very easy recipe using pumpkin. Here I have used ripe pumpkin which is slightly sweet. Before cooking the pumpkin, peel the skin of pumpkin, discard it and chop the pumpkin.



Quarter of the pumpkin, chopped

3 big green chillies each cut into 2, vertically

1 sprig curry leaf

1 dried red chilli cut into 3 or 4 pieces

A pinch of turmeric powder

1 spoon mustard seeds

1 onion chopped

 ¼ cup of water

1 teaspoon coconut oil

Salt to taste



            Wash chopped pumpkin and put them in a pressure cooker. Add…

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Tender jackfruit thoran (Idichakka thoran)

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                              Jack fruit is a very large fruit from trees native to South western India and Srilanka. In kerala, there are mainly two varieties of jack fruit-“Varikka”, which has slightly hard inner flesh when ripe and “Koozha” , which has very soft and dissolving inner flesh when ripe.


                     The skin of the tender jack fruit must be peeled and discarded first. then the whole fruit chopped.


1 tender jack fruit

3 or 4 small onions chopped

3 green chilli chopped

3 dried red chillies(each cut into 3 or 4 pieces)

3 garlic pods

1 teaspoon chopped ginger

1 cup grated coconut

1 teaspoon coconut oil

2 sprigs curry leaves

1 teaspoon mustard seeds

Salt to taste


  •     Peel the skin of unripe jackfruit.

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Mango jam(Mango Jelly)

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All of us like jam..Children always like different types of jams. But always having jam is not good for health because they contain different types of preservatives and artificial colouring agents. So let’s try to prepare jam which do not cause any harm to our health, especially that of children. Today I would like to share you the recipe of mango jam which is very tasty and of course you can please your kids as well. Even the mangoes which are very sour can be used for this purpose. You can have it along with bread, chappathi etc. or even as such. Ingredients

2 ripe mango fruits3 lumps of jiggeryWater1 teaspoon ghee


 MethodPeel the mangoes and cut into pieces and keep them in abowl. Take jiggery in a bowl and add water to it. Keep it over the flame and make a syrup.It should…

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Jack fruit fry

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I tasted it for the  first time on a Vishu day. My mother was  frying banana.When she finished  doing that ,she asked me “Why don’t we try with jackfruit?” Actually it was a trial. But the result was “tasty”. I request all of you to try this.


  1. Ripe Jack fruit arils(Varikka)   : 4
  2. sugar                                                               : 2 teaspoons
  3. Wheat flour                                                 : 1 cup
  4. Water                                                            …

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