Saturday, January 26, 2019

Horsegram Idli (kultha Idli)

I absolutely love Idli and sambar and  it's one of the most popular southern Indian breakfast which I am sure is classic favourite Indian breakfast item in most of our household and there are many versions of idli my mom used to prepare and today I am sharing one of them that is horse gram idli which was my childhood favourite and my mom used to serve this with spicy coconut chutney which I used to relish ..Yum . 
     It's such a healthy recipe and not to forget all health benefits of horsegram like a good immune booster, perfect for weight loss , good source of Iron and when you mix ground horsegram to idli batter it becomes very soft , so here is one healthy , perfect recipe of Kulitha idli


1/2 cup split white urad dal (black gram dal)

1/4  heaped cup Horse gram /kulithu

1 cup Raw Rice ( Sona Masoori / Basmathi Rice)

salt to taste

  • Soak urad dal , horse gram , Rice separately in 3 different vessels for around 7-8 hrs
  • Grind Soaked rice to a smooth batter draining all water to a semi thick paste and keep aside.
  • Drain all the water from urad dal , transfer this in a mixer grinder and grind to a smooth fluffy paste, remove it in a mixing bowl.
  • Now grind the horse gram adding little water to a smooth paste and mix in well along with a urad dal batter, Then add in Rice and salt and mix well to make the consistency of free flowing fully batter.
  • Now Allow this to ferment well overnight .
  • Next morning prepare the idli steamer ready grease idli mould with little ghee/ coconut oil and steam for about 15 -20 mins until done .Here I have steamed in a round idli tatte / or mould and you can make out from picture how spongy it's turned out to be . 
  • Serve with chutney pudi / molgapodi or spicy coconut chutney of your choice :) 

Monday, January 21, 2019

Eggfree Banana and walnut cake

I have tried so many versions of Banana cake this is most healthy , spongy and one of the best Cafe style Banana cake which I found the personally loved it , it's eggfree , hassle free and with just 2-3 tbsp sugar makes one of the best gorgeous, healthy sponge cake you will absolutely love . Thanks to Rinku khanna for sharing such a classic recipe , with a beautiful hint of cinnamon which makes bake absolutely Fab  nevertheless this is become one of my favourite recipes. Actual recipe calls for 3/4 cup sugar but i have just used 1/4 cup sugar ( please feel free to alter this as per your taste buds, I have personally tried this recipe many times and loved it every time I have baked , without much delay here is the recipe . Please don't forget to drop in your feedback , would love to read them in my space below ;D


1 heaped cup Whole wheat flour  

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

salt a pinch 

2 medium sized over ripened Banana (grated)

3 tbsp Sugar (original recipe calls for 3/4cup* ) (Alter as per your taste buds)

1/4 cup refined oil 

1/2 cup milk 

1 tsp Cinnamon powder

1 tsp vanilla essence

1/4 cup Chopped walnuts/Pecans 

1/4 cup raisins 

2 tbsp white or choco chips (opt)


  • Sieve flour with baking powder and baking soda, cinnamon powder around 2- 3 times and keep aside.
  • In a mixing bowl add in grated banana, sugar, oil , vanilla essence and mix everthing well till well incorporated.
  • Now mix in milk and gently fold in the flour making sure it's mixed well.
  • Mix in walnuts, raisins and mix well. 
  • Grease the cake tin of your choice I have used square here , pour the cake batter and tap in gently .
  • Garnish with chopped walnuts .
  • Preheat the oven to 180'c for 5 mins and bake for about 40-45 mins till done.
  • once done , keep aside until it has cooled completely before slicing it .