Kuttavalakki (powdered rice flakes)

Serves 2 people 

2 cup rice flakes ( gatti avalakki)

1 green chili 

1 inch tamarind

1/2 t spoon salt

Jaggery ( bella) 1 inch

1 T spoon sugar

Put all above said ingredients in a mixer and powder it. 

Take 2 t spoon oil in a deep pan and heat it. Add mustard seeds, peanuts, turmeric powder,curry leaves, pinch of asafoetida, then add the avalakki powder and freshly grated coconut and mix well. Remove from heat and serve.

quinoa and brownrice pulav

quinoaI had bought this Quiona&Brown rice from Costco few days back and had used one pack as per the instructions given in the pack. But was not really happy with the taste. But I knew its good for health but was looking for ways to make it tasty.

Today I added few more ingredients and steps and made it to a tasty Quinoa Brownrice Pulav. Now I really don’t have to worry about finishing the remaining packs.

What we need – 1 pack of quinoa & brown rice

green chilly – 1

1/2 cup – chopped red onions

1/2 cup – chopped carrots

1/2 cup – frozen green peas

1/2 cup – Tomato

oil – 2 table spoon

salt – a pinch ( the pack already has salt in it)

curry leaves – 5-6

Turmeric powder – a pinch

Cinnamon and clove powder – a pinch


Head oil in a pan, add green chilly, turmeric powder, onions and sauté for a while

add carrots and green peas and tomato

sprinkle little salt

let it cook for few minutes

now add the contents of quiona & brown rice pack

Add a cup of water and let it cook for 5-10 minutes.

Your quiona & brown rice pulav is ready. Serve it with Cucumber Raita.

Veg puffs


For wrapping kawali parota 

For stuffing 





Chilly powder 


Cumin powder 

Coriander powder 

Garam masala


Cook carrots potatoes and beets in a pressure cooker. In a pan take a spoon of oil and heat it. Add onions and mashed vegetables. Add salt and remaining spices. Let it cook for few minutes. Then remove from flame.

Cut the frozen kawali parata into two halfs, fill with vegetable stuffing, close the parata in triangular shape. Press edges with a fork. 

Cook in Oven on 350• for 3 minutes on both sides. 

Veg puff is ready now.

Frozen samosa

Bought these frozen samosas at Costco last week. Brand name is Himalya fresh. It has 100 samosas. It’s a good choice if you crave for some hot snacks in winters or you have to treat large number of guests at home.