Friday, May 9, 2014


Healthy oats idli will surely make a good breakfast recipe! Try it:)

  • Oats - 2 cups
  • Rava/semolina -1 cup
  • Chana dal -1 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Green chillies - 2 to 3
  • Coriander - 2 tbsp
  • Curry leaves - handful
  • Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
  • Curds - 1/2 cup
  • Water - to adjust to idli batter consistency. Make sure its not too watery.
  • Oil for frying and greasing the idli moulds.

  • Take a frying pan and dry roast the oats for 3 minutes and allow it to cool.Then grind them to a fine powder.
  • Now add 2 tsp oil to the frying pan, add in mustard seeds, chana dal, urad dal .
  • Once they start sputtering add in the rava/semolina and fry well for few minutes until you get a nice aroma on medium flame.
  • At the end add in the powdered oatsand mix well.
  • Switch off and let the mixture cool down.
  • Add salt to taste , curry leaves and coriander leaves .
  • Now add in the curds and required water to get a thick batter consistency.
  • Lastly add the baking soda and mix well.Allow the batter to stay for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile grease the idli moulds with little oil and keep it ready.
  • Add the batter to the moulds and steam in the cooker for 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Switch off and enjoy hot hot idlis with chutney!

Preparation time: 30  minutes

Thursday, May 1, 2014


Onion Rava dosa or Rava Roast is a breakfast special from south India.It is an instant dosa which can be prepared at home with minimum ingredients and time.Rava roast tastes best when it is thin and crispier!Read on for the recipe!

  • Roasted Rava - 1 cup
  • Rice flour - 1 cup
  • Maida or All purpose flour - 2 Tbsp
  • Chillies - 2 or 3 finely cut
  • Onion - finely chopped - 2
  • Jeera or cumin seeds - 2 Tbsp
  • Coriander leaves - 2 tsp
  • Curry leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Buttermilk - 3 cups(or water can also be used)


  • Take a mixing bowl and mix all the flours with Jeera, finely chopped green chilies, coriander leaves, curry leaves, salt and add buttermilk/water to get a thin batter without lumps.
  • The batter consistency should be pouring consistency and not spreading consistency.Allow the batter to rest for 10 minutes.
  • Heat the tava/pan .

  • Now start pouring the batter from the edge of the pan to get a thin layer of dosa. You will see some pores..leave them like that as they allow in dosa becoming crisp. 
  • Then add 1 tsp oil on the top and turn it around once the edges are crisp and start changing the color.

  • Allow the other side of dosa to get roasted for few minutes and turn it around if required to get crispier dosa.

  • Serve hot crispy rava dosa with chutney.(i served with tomato chutney)

To get crispier dosa it’s important to cook the dosa on medium flame for longer time, than cooking on high flame


Kodbale is a perfect tea time snack and can be stored for a long time!Try this recipe and enjoy snacking:) Ingredients ½ cup...