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Vermicelli Vegetable Kichadi - Semiya Vegetable Upma

Vermicelli vegetable kichadi or upma is a crowd-pleaser tiffin, perfect for small occasions and lunch boxes. We like upma dishes, especially the vermicelli upma.  This vegetable kichadi is a mild one, with minimal ingredients. I have made it simple with readily available vegetables and simple ingredients. I always prefer short vermicelli (anil brand) because it holds and stays well without becoming soggy for a long time. You can use thick vermicelli too. Make sure to cook the upma with the correct amount of water. If you add more water and if you cook for a long time, it might turn mushy. So always cook with correct water measurements. I always add 0.75 cups of water for 1 cup vermicelli which gives perfect non-sticky fluffy upma. Now let's see how to prepare this vegetable kichadi in detail. Here is the video link for Vegetable Semiya Upma Check out my other tiffin recipes here Idli Black urid dal Dosa Aapam - Aapam without yeast  Ragi flour Upma Arisi Upma Poori Bottlegourd Adai

Yellow Split Peas Dal Adai - Pattani Paruppu Adai - Tiffin Recipes

Yellow split peas adai (Pattani paruppu adai) - easy to make adai recipe with step-by-step pictures and full video. Yellow split peas look similar to chana dal, but it tastes different. This is a simple tiffin recipe made with yellow split peas, rice, urid dal, chillies, onions and curry leaves. The addition of the yellow split peas makes this adai so unique and gives the crispness. You might all now think, what is the difference between chana dal and yellow split peas dal? Both the dals are popular in Tirunelveli cuisine. Yellow split peas dal has a soft texture with mild flavour. Yellow split peas dal is widely used in masala vadai, kara vadai, adai and also the ground split peas flour is added in omapodi, karasev and bajji flour.  For this adai we have to add equal amounts of dal and rice. Soak them for two hours and then grind the batter with red chillies and green chilles. And add some onions, curry leaves and coriander leaves. When it comes to adai, everyone has their own unique

Tomato Thokku - Saravana Bhavan Tomato Thokku Recipe - Side Dish for Idli, Dosa and Ven Pongal

This Saravan bhavan tomato thokku recipe which is actually a different tomato chutney and easy to make. This thokku tastes good with idli, dosa, chapathi and curd rice.  The method and preparation of this tomato thokku doesn't require much time. To make this tomato thokku we have to cook the tomatoes along with tamarind and ginger. Then the cooked tomato mixture is flavoured with chilli powder and a pinch of sambar powder. Make sure to use fresh red ripe tomatoes which makes the best thokku.  Few tips for a tasty thokku Use less ginger or omit it completely.  Do not cook the thokku in an iron kadai. Do not add water while grinding the tomato mixture.  If you like a smooth thokku grind them to a smooth paste or if you like small bits of tomatoes here and there in the thokku grind it coarsely.  You can also increase the garlic cloves for an extra kick of flavour.  A perfect thokku does not have a runny consistency or a dry thick chutney consistency. While cooking the thokku, I recomm