Among the side dishes for Chappathi green peas curry is one among them.Its healthy as well as easy to prepare it.This curry is without adding coconut.I have used dried ones so can prepare even during non season.


  • Green peas ___200gms
  • Onion_ 2
  • Tomato_2
  • Chilli powder-2tsp
  • Coriander powder_2tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste_1tsp
  • Salt as required
  • Cloves-2
  • Cardomom_2
  • Cinnamon_1inch piece
  • Curry leaves few
  • Coriander leaves chopped 1tsp


Soak dried green peas overnight.

  1. In a pressure pan add 1 to 2 tbs.oil
  2. To it add cloves,cardamom,cinnamon
  3. Add ginger garlic paste to it. Fry a little.
  4. Add chopped onions to it fry for sometime then add tomatoes to it and cook till mushy.
  5. Now add soaked green peas,chilly powder,coriander powder,turmeric powder,salt and enough water to cook the green peas.
  6. Mix well and keep for 2 whistles.
  7. While serving add chopped coriander leaves.

Can serve with Chappathi,Roti or Appam.


Cauliflower masala dosai/Gopi masala dosai


Gopi masala dosai or cauliflower masala dosai  is another dosa variety from my cuisine.This is an all time favourite for my family members.Can easily prepare this curry.If curry is left over can use it for rotis or Chappathi as a side dish.Two steps are involved one is preparing the curry and second is stuffing the curry in the dosa.


Dosa batter as required.

For Curry.

  • Cauliflower finely chopped and cooked 1cup
  • Onion_1 finely chopped
  • Tomato_1 chopped
  • Green chillies_2chopped or can use chilly powder instead.
  • Mustard seeds and urad dhal 1tsp
  • Curry leaves a few
  • Ginger garlic paste_1tsp
  • Coriander powder _1tsp
  • Vegetable masala powder 1tsp/ or Sambhar powder 1 tsp.
  • Salt as needed.
  • Oil for frying as well as for dosa
  • Cashew nut paste or coconut paste 1to 2 tbs.


If you are going to add cashew paste soak in hot water and grind it into paste. and keep aside.

Chop cauliflower boil and keep aside.


  1. In a wok put oil and add mustard seeds and when it splutters add urad dhal.
  2. Now add ginger and garlic paste and fry.
  3. Now add onions ,green chillies curry leaves and saute it.
  4. Add chopped tomatoes to it and fry till it becomes mushy.
  5. At this stage add turmeric powder,if you are going to add chilli powder vegetable masala powder,coriander powder and salt add now,mix well
  6. After mixing add cooked cauliflower allow the masala to blend well
  7. Add cashew paste or coconut paste.
  8. Add coconut paste or cashew paste to get it thickened.Finally add chopped coriander leaves.

To prepare the Dosa.

  1. Keep Dosa tawa and put one laddle of dough  on itSpread into a round shapes one.
  2. Drizzle oil or ghee on it .
  3. When it is cooked and crispy keep a spoonful of masala in one side of the dosa cover with lid for few seconds.Then cover it with the other half.After few seconds remove from fire.

Serve hot with chutney and Sambhar.




An evening snack or can say its an starter.


  • Potato ____200gmsto250gms
  • Ginger garlic paste__3/4 tsp or Garlic can chopped and ginger grated
  • Onion_1 or 2 chopped
  • Bread crumbs___1/4 cup
  • Salt as needed
  • Cheese grated 1 tbs
  • If u want can add  more cheese.

For batter

  • Corn flour__1/4 cup
  • Maida_1/4 cup
  • Salt as needed
  • Water.

Bread crumbs to roll the nuggets.

Oil for frying.


Can add basil or oregano or chilly flakes to the mixture.


1.Mash potatoes after boiling.To it add ginger garlic paste,onions and coriander leaves.if u are adding herbs add now.

2.Now add salt to it .Bread crumbs and cheese also to be added.

3.Mix everything well .Take a small portion of the mixture and  make it into cylindrical shape.

4.Dip in Maida batter role in bread crumbs and fry in oil.

Serve hot with sauce and grated cheese.



  1. Another rice variety from me.Quick rice variety with fresh coriander leaves.Coriander and ginger are a rich source of minerals and vitamins..It’s a healthy dish.


  • Cooked rice ________1 cup
  • Coriandervleaves_1 cup
  • Onion____1 or 2 chopped
  • Ginger_____1 inch piece
  • Garlic_ 4 Nos
  • Green chillies_____2 or 3 taste
  • Onion 1 or 2 for frying while preparing rice
  • Cinnamon 2 pieces
  • Star anise 1 
  • Carrot  1 diced
  • Ghee or oil 2 tbs.


Two steps.

1.Clean coriander leaves,wash it and grind it with onion,green chillies,ginger and garlic.Grind it if needed add just 2 tablespoons of water only and make it as a paste.

2.Heat oil or ghee in a pan first put cinnamon and star anise and add finely chopped onions,then chopped carrots to it.After frying a little the paste to it and required salt
Wait till the raw smell goes.Finally add cooked rice to it and mix well

When ready serve with raita and papad.

I have added carrots but can address peas or cauliflower too.



  • Ridge guord skin can be used to grind chutney.This chutney goes well with idli,does.Also can be eaten with rice with a dash of oil.It is a healthy vegetable with less calories and lot of nutrients.
  • If it is not organic soak the peel for little while in water.


  • Ridge gourd skin peel _____1/2 cup
  • Onion  big______________2 or shallots
  • Coconut scraping_1/4 cup
  • Green chillies_4 chillies
  • Tamarind a small piece
  • Oil ,____2 or3 tbs
  • Salt as needed.


  1. Heat a frying  pan and add oil.
  2. Add a piece of tamarind sauce add sliced shallots or onion when brownies coconut scrapping.Finally add peels to it.
  3. Allow it to cool.
  4. Add salt and grind it .If needed add water and grind

Once the required consistency comes transfer to a bowl.


Can use 4 garlic pods. If so add with onions.



1.Sprinkle burnt pots liberally with baking soda add enough water to moisten.let it remain so for several hours.Then it can be easily removed.

2.Stubborn stain on nonstick cookware by boiling 2 tsp of baking soda 1/2cup vinegar and 1 cup water for 10 Mts.and then clean it.

3.To remove coffee and tea stains from chinaware rub with a damp cloth dipped in baking soda.

4.When one glass tumbler is stuck inside another do not force them apart.fill the top with cold water and dip the lower one in hot water.They will come apart without breaking.

5.To get rid plastic containers of foul odours place a crumbled up newspapers black and white only.cover tightly and leave overnight.



Another single variety rice .Cauliflower is a very good source of vitamin.C and manganese.It is low in fat,high in fiber and have antioxidant and inflammatory properties.

First we have to get the cauliflower ready for the this we prepare a batter to fry the florets.

Ingredients for batter

  • All purpose flour/Maida ____1/2 cup
  • Corn flour ______1/2 cup
  • Chilli powder___1 tbs
  • Food color(optional)
  • Garam masala__1/2 tsp
  • Salt as needed
  • Oil for frying the florets.

Cut cauliflower into florets.Put in hot water with salt  to clean it.Now dip the florets in batter and then fry it.Keep aside.

For rice

  • Rice   ___3 cups
  • Green chillies ___2 or 3
  • Carrot chopped__1 cup
  • Cabbage chopped_2cups
  • Chilli powder___2 tsp
  • Pepper powder_2tsp
  • Garam masala_1 tbs
  • Tomato sauce___3tbs
  • Chilli sauce__1 or 2tsp
  • Soya sauce__1 tbs
  • Salt as needed
  • Oil 4 tbs


  1. In a kadai put oil.
  2. Add green chillies slit to it
  3. Add chopped carrots to it and fry a little
  4. Now add chopped cabbage to it
  5. To  this add fried cauliflower,then chilli powder,pepper powder,all sauces and required salt
  6. Finally add cooked rice to it.

Serve with raitha and papas.



Podi idli is a recipe which can be prepared quickly.All you need is idli and idli podi.This is a lunch box special too.Left over idlis can be cut into pieces and we can prepare in this way.


  • Idlis
  • Idlis podi mixed with oil
  • Curry leaves
  • Oil 3 to 4 tbs
  • Mustard seeds 1/4 tsp
  • uraddhal 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves chopped 1 tbs
  • Sugar 1/4 tsp 
  • Salt 1/4 tsp


  1. Make small idlis or cut big idlis into small pieces.
  2. Mix podi with oil and  coat the idlis with it.
  3. In a pan put 3 tbs oil add mustard seeds to it. When it splitters add urad dhal then add curry leaves.
  4. When fried add idlis to it.
  5. Fry a little.
  6. Sprinle little salt and sugar to it.
  7. Finally add chopped coriander leaves to it.

Serve hot.some like to have with chutney or Sambhar too.



We have number of side dishes for dosa and idli.One such side dish is peanut chutney which is very healthy one.It is a good source of antioxidants and vitamin B.


  • Peanuts ____1/2 cup
  • Tomatoes___2 chopped
  • Red chillies __2
  • Green chillies __1
  • Tamarind_a small piece
  • Salt as required
  • Oil for 2 tbs

For seasoning

  • Oil 1 tbs
  • Mustard seeds 1/4 tspt
  • Urad dhal  1/2 tsp 
  • curry leaves  few.


  1. Pour oil in a kadai .Add green chilly and red chillies fry a little.
  2. Next add 🍅 tomatoes to it and fry till it becomes mushy.
  3. Add peanuts to it.
  4. Fry a little then add tamarind and required salt.
  5. When cool  first grind without water,then add water and grind well.
  6. First pour oil add mustard seeds when it splutters add head dhal.
  7. Fry and then add curry leaves.

Add the seasoning to the chutney.



I came to know about Sharja after I settled in Trivandrum.This became popular from early nineties.Banana milk shake available in Kerala bakeries and juice shops.Its very filling.Also kids will like this very much.Best for summer.


  • Milk frozen ______1 milk packet(500 ml)
  • Bananas _5 Now(small ones)
  • Boost/Horlicks/Bournvita_2tbs
  • Instant coffee powder_1/2 to 1 tsp
  • Salted peanuts_2 to 3 tbs
  • Sugar _2 to 3 tsp


  1. Mash frozen milk
  2. To one half of the milk add peeled and cut bananas and peanuts and blend a little
  3. Then add sugar,boost and pulse well.
  4. Pour in a glass serve with crushed nuts.


  • Can a scoop of ice cream while serving.

Can add chocolate powder with chocolate chips for chocolate sharja.