Colorful Cocktail Idlis

April 3rd, 2009 Madhuram Posted in Food Blog Events, Idli/Dosa/Adai, Light Meals/Tiffin, Pickles/Chutneys, Vegan Main Dishes, Vegan Snacks/Appetizers 53 Comments »

Color Idlis

I have had this idea of mixing chutney with the idli batter for long time now, especially when we pack idlis while going on a tour/picnic. I used to think that doing so, it’s easy clean up and no need to carry extra utensils, but never got to do that until recently. When SunshineMom announced that she is hosting this month’s Recipes for the rest of us – Starters event, I decided to try the idli idea. I also got the idea of trying it with different color chutneys.

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Chana Dal and Bulgur Sundal

March 20th, 2009 Madhuram Posted in Light Meals/Tiffin, Vegan Snacks/Appetizers 26 Comments »

Bulgur Channa Daal

I had some leftover bulgur after preparing this upma. I don’t know how or why I got this idea, but decided to make chana dal (split yellow gram or kadalai paruppu, not garbanzo beans) sundal and mix the bulgur with it. Sundal is a very famous South Indian dish and is especially prepared everyday for 9 days during Navarathiri. Dried legumes or lentils are used to prepare it. I was so excited about this idea and started preparing it. I was pleasantly surprised and (proud, I think it’s ok once in a while. Right?) of my creation, because it was absolutely delicious. Even though the bulgur gave a nice chewy texture, it was not at all apparent. So this is another way of sneaking extra fiber and whole grains to the usual sundal recipe.

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Bulgur Upma ~ An Indo-American Fusion

March 13th, 2009 Madhuram Posted in Light Meals/Tiffin, Vegan Main Dishes 19 Comments »

Bulgur Upma

I love trying Indian recipes using American ingredients. Zucchini Kootu, Zucchini Pappu, Grits Adai, Grits Idli were few successful ones. To this list I can now add bulgur upma too. Many people confuse bulgur with cracked wheat. The terms are used interchangeably in many places, but they both are not the same. Broken wheat and cracked wheat are the same but not bulgur and cracked wheat. I’ve discussed it in detail in the vegetarian chili recipe. Check it out.

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Stuffed Roast Idlis ~ A Creative Twist!

March 9th, 2009 Madhuram Posted in Idli/Dosa/Adai, Kid Pleaser Recipes, Light Meals/Tiffin 36 Comments »

Stuffed Roast Idly

My sister-in-law shared this recipe with me and I owe a very big thanks to her. Thank you so much N, the little one loved it very much. My husband called it French fries and my son was gobbling them :-)

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