Idli recipe without soda and tasty chutney recipe

Idli Recipe without Soda & Chutney Recipe

Idli is a popular breakfast recipe in India often served with chutney and served across all the restaurant’s as a breakfast and sometimes as a snack. Today, we will prepare Idli recipe without using soda which is as tasty and yummy as the one served in hotel or restaurant’s. Also, we will prepare the lip smacking green chutney along with the Idli recipe.

Watch the Idli recipe made without using Soda: Idli Recipe

To prepare Idli, rice is first soaked in water and then grinded to get the batter. Later we need to steam cook the batter in a vessel to make Idli’s. The chutney has coconut and green chillies along with other spices to get the perfect taste and goes well with the steaming hot Idli’s. This Idli recipe is prepared without using soda. Checkout the popular -> Mangalore Banana Buns

Easy Idli recipe Indian food
Idli before steam cooked

Firstly, we will prepare the Idli’s as per the below method and then we will proceed with preparing the chutney.

Ingredients for Idli Batter:

  • Dosa Rice Rawa 500gm (Rice is washed and then drained for 30 min in a strainer and dried in open air and grinded a little for about 10 sec to obtain a thick powder)
  • Urad dal 100 gm soaked in water for 6-8 hrs
  • Cooked Rice 1 and 1/2 cup
  • Poha 1 cup soaked in water
  • Grated coconut 1

Method for Idli:

  • Firstly, In a mixer jar
  • Add grated coconut and cooked rice
  • Also add urad dal and poha
  • Add lukewarm water for fluffiness(No soda is used)
  • Secondly, Grind it to a very thin paste
  • Take the grinded paste in a vessel
  • Add rice rawa
  • Now Add lukewarm water
  • Mix it thorughly
  • Keep the vessel aside in a warm place for 10-12 hrs
  • Add 1 glass of water
  • Take out the idli vessel (washed and dried)
  • Apply oil to the idli vessel as shown
  • Heat the idli vessel
  • Add water as shown
  • Now Add idli batter into the idli vessel spots
  • When the water is boiling
  • Keep the idli plates in the vessel
  • Close lid and Cook for 12-15 min for full flame
  • Check for idli whether it is cooked
  • Switch off stove
  • Remove idli plates and allow it to cool for 5 min
  • Remove idli’s a shown
  • Soft and fluffy Idli’s are ready

Ingredients For Chutney:

  • Grated coconut 1
  • Dried mango 2-3 pieces or half lemon juice
  • Green chilly 7-8
  • Coriander leaves a few as shown
  • Ginger 1 piece
  • Garlic 3 cloves
  • Salt as per taste

Method for Chutney:

  • Heat a pan
  • Roast green chilly for 30 sec on medium flame
  • In a mixer jar
  • Add roasted green chilly, grated coconut, ginger & garlic, coriander leaves, salt.
  • Also Add dried mango pieces and water 1/2 cup
  • Grind it to a very thin paste
  • Now for Tadka do the following:
  • Heat a vessel and add 1 tbsp oil
  • Now add 1 tsp mustard seeds and a few curry leaves
  • Switch off stove
  • Add grinded chutney in the vessel
  • Mix it thoroughly
  • Tasty coconut chutney is ready.
  • Served Hot with Idli.
Chana Chickpea Usal Recipe Breakfast

Chana Usali Nashta Recipe Breakfast

Chana or Chickpea is a pulse from a legume plant. Various cuisines have lots of dishes around chickpea. Similarly Indian cuisine offers main course as well as snacks and breakfast dishes made using chana as it is popular in India. In this recipe, we will prepare a breakfast dish using Chana or Chickpea called Usali or Usal, its a tangy and spicy Nashta recipe.

Watch the complete Video recipe here: Chana Usal Recipe Healthy Breakfast

In this Nashta recipe, firstly, we pressure cook chana and later we cook it in spices like mustard, curry leaves to enhance the flavour along with other spices to make Chana Usali. Checkout my Tasty Banana Breakfast Recipe, you will love it.


  • Onion 2 large chopped
  • Chickpea 1/4 kg Soaked in water for 8 hours
  • a piece of ginger
  • 1 lemon juice
  • Salt 1/2 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves a few
  • Green chilly 8
  • Curry Leaves a few
  • Water 1/4 ltr
  • Oil 4 tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder a pinch


  • Firstly, Take the soaked chickpea and add to cooker vessel
  • Add salt and 1/4 ltr water cook until 6 whistles
  • If water still is not dried then you can dry it by cooking a little more with the lid open
  • Secondly, Heat a pan and add oil and add mustard seeds
  • Now add curry leaves
  • Add chopped green chilly and stir a little
  • Later add chopped onion
  • Roast it further until onion changes to golden brown on full flame
  • Add Turmeric powder, ginger paste and coriander leaves, add salt if required as per taste
  • Similarly, add chickpea to the pan on full flame and stir well for 1 min
  • Close the lid on medium flame allow it to cook for 5 min
  • Take off stove
  • Finally, Add 1 lemon juice to the pan and mix it well
  • Serve Hot. Tangy, Spicy flavorful healthy breakfast recipe is ready.
Surmai seer fish king fish biryani recipe

Surmai (Seer) Fish Biryani Seafood

Seer Fish also known as Surmai or King Fish is a popular fish which is used in many recipes across the word. Indian seafood recipes offer various dishes prepared using prawns, fishes and clams. In this Surmai or Seer Fish Biryani recipe, cooked fish is added to the rice and then cooked to get the tasty Fish Seafood delicacy.

Watch the complete video recipe : Surmai Fish Biryani

Fish Biryani tastes equally delicious like its meat counterpart and as the fried seer fish is later cooked in rice the surmai fish is perfectly cooked and adds flavour to the seafood recipe. Try the tasty combination of prawns in a sabzi recipe: Capsicum & Dried Prawns Sabzi

Firstly we will Fry the Fish, You can click here for Surmai Fish Fry: Surmai Fish Fry or follow the complete method below. Seafood delicacies can be made by adding surmai (seer) fish or other fishes in Biryani or to make curries and plain fry recipes.

Usuallly we prefer Surmai (Seer Fish) or Bangda (Mackerel) for Biryani among lots of other fishes.

Ingredients for Fish Fry:

  • Surmai fish (seer fish) 1/2 kg cleaned
  • Ginger 1 piece crushed
  • Red chilly powder 1 and 1/2 tbsp
  • Coriander powder 1/2 tbsp
  • Lemon juice 1/2
  • Garlic 2-3 cloves crushed
  • Salt as per taste
  • Turmeric powder 1/2 spoon
  • Sooji/Rawa as required

Method for Surmai Fish Fry:

  • Firstly, Mix all the ingredients and Make a fine paste
  • Secondly, Take Sooji/Rawa in a plate
  • Apply the mixture paste thoroughly to the fish
  • Apply Sooji to the Fish in a thin layer so that the masala does not come out and to add the crispness to fish fry
  • Further, Heat a pan
  • Add 2 tablespoon Oil
  • On full flame, Add the Fish in the Pan
  • Now Add 1 tbsp oil
  • Keep on full flame for 1 min and cook
  • Make the flame on medium
  • Close Lid and cook for 1 min
  • Similarly, Turn the fish and repeat
  • Add 1 tbsp oil
  • Keep on full flame for 1 min and cook
  • Make the flame on medium
  • Finally, Close Lid and cook for 1 min
  • Hot Tasty Surmai/Seer Fish Fry is Ready. Serve Hot

Now once the fish is fried, we will proceed to prepare the Biryani

Ingredients for Fish Biryani:

  • Coriander leaves a bunch
  • Tomato chopped 4 large
  • Onion 4 large
  • Biryani Rice 1/2 Kg
  • Ginger 1 big piece
  • Garlic 1 and 1/2 bulb
  • Green chilly 50 gm
  • Garam masala powder 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder 1 tsp
  • Salt 1/2-3/4 tbsp

Method for Fish Biryani:

  • Firstly, On full flame add green chilly in a pan and roast it for 30 sec to 1 min
  • Add ginger, garlic, coriander leaves and green chilly in a mixer jar and make a fine paste
  • Secondly, Heat a vessel
  • Add 5-6 tbsp or 50 gm oil in pan and add chopped onions
  • Roast onions until golden brown and then add chopped tomatoes
  • Cook until tomato gets dissolved
  • Add water required as 1 ltr water for 1/2 kg rice and then Add garam masala powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder
  • Mix it well
  • Now add the grinded green masala and salt. Mix well
  • Further, Close the lid to boil it for 5 min
  • When it starts boiling
  • Add rice most importantly only after it starts boiling
  • Mix it well and Close lid
  • So the rice gets cooked and the water dries
  • Add fried fish when water dries and when only less water remains
  • Slowly Stir mix it to let the fish gets immerse in it
  • Close lid and cook until water dries for about 4-5 min
  • Heat a tawa for 2 min and on full flame Keep the Vessel on tawa
  • Finally, After 1 min make the flame on medium and cook for 5 min, do not open
  • Tasty Surmai Fish Biryani is ready. Fish pieces are intact and not broken as well as rice.
  • Serve Hot.
Easy Chakli Recipe Indian Snack Food

Chakli Murukku Snack Recipe Indian Tasty Dish

Indian food offers a lot of tasty snack options wherein some are unique to regions and some snacks you will find throughout the country. Similarly, Chakli or Murukku is one such tasty yet elegant Indian snack recipe that you will find throughout the country. Its recipe differs based on the ingredients used across the regions.

Watch the complete video here: Tasty Chakli Recipe

In this Chakli recipe we have use a tasty masala mixture in the batter which enhances the taste of Murukku Indian snack. Try this Tasty Mangalore Banana Buns Recipe as a snack or a breakfast recipe. We have used a traditional method to make the chakli which makes it tasty and also no artificial colour is used.


  • Wheat flour 250 gm or 2 cup (200 gm wheat flour and 50 rice flour)
  • Coriander powder 1 and 1/2 tsp + Cumin powder 3/4 tsp + Fennel seeds powder 3/4 tsp = 3 tsp
  • Salt 1 tsp
  • Carom Seeds 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida a pinch
  • Red chilly powder 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder 1 tsp
  • Sesame seeds 2 tbsp
  • Water to Knead
  • Oil To Fry


  • Firstly, Take a cloth and place both the mixed flours in it and make a potli
  • Secondly, In a cooker add 2 glass water and place the potli on a plate in the cooker
  • Cook further for 20 min without whistle.
  • Take it off stove and remove the flour potli
  • Break the cooked flour into powder
  • Add red chilly powder, 3 powder mixture, ajwain, turmeric powder, asafoetida and sesame seeds and knead with little water
  • Further, Place the dough inside the chakli maker
  • Make chakli’s of required proportion and size
  • Heat Oil
  • Later, When oil is heated, add chakli’s in oil
  • Fry for total of 3 min with constant turning in between and Take the fried chakli’s off stove.
  • Tasty and Spicy Chakli is Ready.

Isabgol Sharbat healthy Drink

Isabgol Recipe Psyllium Husk Healthy Drink

Summer has already arrived and so does a lot of options to try for summer drinks. Isabgol or Psyllium Husk is one such natural healthy ingredient which is used to make Sharbat or Drink recipe usually in summer. It is known as Isabgol bhusi in hindi and is used in many healthy drinks. It has many versions like the plain simple mixed in water with sugar or mixed in milk with/without sugar.

Watch the video recipe here: Isabgol Sharbat

In this recipe we will prepare Sherbet using Isabgol bhusi or Psyllium Husk which is healthy cooling drink prepared usually in summer. Here we have added milk along with saffron or Jaffran/Kesar to flavour the recipe, alternatively we can also use cardamom or fennel seeds powder. Try the Healthy Sweet Recipe: Mung Kheer and Gajar Kheer


  • Isabgol bhusi/Psyllium Husk 2 tbsp
  • Milk 250 ml
  • Sugar 2 tbsp
  • Cold water 1 or 2 glass
  • Saffron/Kesar a few threads (Optional) or Cardamom powder/Rose syrup/RoohAfza


  • Firstly, Take 2 tsp isabgol husk
  • In a small bowl add saffron and a little milk and keep aside for 30 min so that it colours
  • Secondly, In another vessel
  • Add milk
  • Similarly, Add water 1 or 2 glass
  • Further Add isabgol
  • Mix it well
  • Isabgol Sherbet is Ready.
  • Most Importantly, Do not refrigerate.
  • Serve.

As mentioned before, this recipe can also be readied using water instead of milk to suit specific tastes and the use of flavour is as per the above mentioned natural flavours.

Khajur Dates Barfi Indian Sweet

Khajoor Roll Barfi Sweet Indian Dates Burfi

Khajur or Dates is a healthy fruit which is used in many sweet dishes particularly halwa and barfi. In this recipe, we will prepare Khajoor Roll Barfi which is a Indian sweet dish or dessert. Dates are a rice source of Vitamins and Minerals and it can be either eaten ripened or used in various recipes like milkshakes and Falooda.

Watch the Complete video recipe: Khajur Roll Barfi

Dates and dry fruits are a healthier combination which also gives energy and at the same time compliments the meal as a sweet/dessert.In this indian sweet dish Ghee or clarified butter enhances the taste of this Khajoor Roll Barfi recipe. As initially we roast the dryfruits and the Khajur paste in Ghee before making the roll and further into pieces.

Try the unique Mooli Halwa (Radish Halwa) and the Famous Mumbai Aflatoon Recipe .

Dates Roll Burfi Recipe
Khajoor Burfi Ingredients


  • Dates 400 gm
  • Almonds 100gm
  • Watermelon Seeds 25 gm
  • Cashewnuts 25 gm
  • Charoli 10 gm
  • Sesame seeds 2-3 tbsp
  • Ghee 4 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder 1 spoon


  • Firstly, Grind dates to a thin paste
  • Heat a pan
  • Secondly, On medium flame roast sesame seeds for 30 sec while constantly stirring it
  • Similarly roast charoli for 30 sec while stirring it
  • Add ghee on medium flame
  • Now add chopped almonds and roast for 30 sec
  • Similarly add cashewnuts and roast for 30 sec
  • Add dates paste
  • Stir roast further for 5 min on medium flame while constantly stirring it
  • Finally, Add cardamom powder and mix it well
  • Take it off stove
  • Most importantly, Allow it to cool completely for 30 min
  • Apply ghee to the palm and make a roll of the mixture
  • On a plate sprinkle sesame seeds and dry fruits
  • Place the roll on the sprinkled dry fruits and sesame seeds and apply it
  • Wrap in a aluminum foil and most importantly, cool in refrigerator for 2 hours.
  • Later, cut into pieces.
  • Serve. (The pieces can be refrigerated before serving for best results)

Surmai Seer Fish Fry

Surmai Seer/King Fish Fry Easy Fish Recipe

I love fishes being from coastal region it is a staple food in almost all coastal areas. Fish is the most loved among all the seafood recipes. Fish is used in almost all types of cooking recipes like fish fry, curry and even in Biryani. In this recipe, We will prepare Surmai Seer/King Fish recipe wherein we will shallow fry it after applying tasty masala. The fish after applying the masala is placed on Rawa/Sooji and then it is shallow fried on a Tawa or a Pan.

For Video Recipe, Click here: Tasty Surmai Fish Fry

Surmai or Seer/King fish is widely popular for its recipe and particularly for its Fry recipe. Checkout the Dried Prawns or Sukha Jhinga sabzi recipe which is unique and delicious.


  • Surmai/Seer/King fish 1/2 kg cleaned
  • Ginger 1 piece crushed
  • Garlice 2-3 cloves crushed
  • Red chilly powder 1 and 1/2 tbsp
  • Coriander powder 1/2 tbsp
  • Lemon juice 1/2
  • Salt as per taste
  • Turmeric powder 1/2 spoon
  • Sooji/Rawa as required


  • Firstly, Mix all the ingredients and Make a fine paste
  • Secondly, Take sooji in a plate
  • Apply the mixture paste thoroughly to the fish
  • Later, Apply Sooji to the Fish in a thin layer so that the masala does not come out (Sooji is used as it adds taste as well as applying it makes the masala intact on the fish while frying)
  • Further, Heat a pan
  • Add 2 tablespoon Oil
  • On full flame, Add the Fish in the Pan
  • Add 1 tablespoon oil
  • Keep on full flame for 1 min and cook
  • Make the flame on medium
  • Close lid and cook it further for 1 min
  • Turn the fish and repeat
  • Add 1 tablespoon oil
  • Keep on full flame for 1 min and cook
  • Similarly, Make the flame on medium
  • Close lid and cook for 1 min
  • Tasty Surmai/Seer Fish Fry is Ready. Serve Hot
Shimla Mirch Jhinga Sabzi Side DIsh Recipe

Shimla Mirch Jhinga Sabzi Side Dish Recipe

I have always wondered about the vegetable Shimla Mirch or Capsicum regarding its name, is it grown in Shimla or just named as it is. Shimla Mirch is used in may recipes from curries to sabzi or in almost all of the Chinese recipes particularly fried rice. In this recipe, dried prawns or Sukha Jhinga is used to enhance the taste of this Shimla Mirch Tasty Sabzi.

For Video Recipe click here: Capsicum with Dried prawns Sabzi

Capsicum is a healthy vegetable containing anti-oxidants and finds itself in varied dishes across all cuisines throughout the world. Serve this Shimla Mirch Jhinga Sabzi with Roti, Chapati or Rice. Have u Tried the Mooli Halwa, Sweet made using Radish. Also, checkout the above link to watch the complete recipe in action on my YouTube channel “Moms Food Diary”.


  • Capsicum 500 gm
  • Tomato 4 chopped
  • Coriander powder 1 tbsp
  • Garam masala powder 1 spoon
  • Turmeric powder 1 spoon
  • Red chilly powder 1 and 1/2 tbsp
  • Salt as per taste
  • Onion 2 big chopped
  • Coriander leaves a bunch
  • Ginger 40 gm
  • Garlic 1 bulb
  • Dried prawns (Jhinga) 50 gm


  • Firstly, Heat a vessel and add 2 tbsp oil
  • Add onion
  • Later, Fry until golden brown
  • Add tomato
  • Cook until dissolved
  • Later, On low flame add coriander powder
  • Similarly, Add red chilly powder
  • Mix for 30 sec
  • Further, Add capsicum, salt and turmeric powder
  • On medium flame cook for 1 min while constant stirring and mix it
  • Close lid and cook for 2 min on low flame and Mix it
  • Finally, Cook again for 2 min on low flame with lid closed.
  • Tasty Capsicum sabzi is ready. Serve Hot with Chapati or Rice.

Salads use chopped capsicum along with grated cabbage or also in soups. This recipe uses sun dried prawns which are easily available. Hence, this is a kind of fusion recipe of veg and non-veg ingredients, both compliment each other to make this recipe delicious.

Carrot Kheer

Gajar Kheer Carrot Sweet Dish

Gajar or Carrot is widely popular Vegetable/Fruit which is often eaten raw but also has many famous sweet dishes like Kheer, Halwa. Mix Vegetable biryani also has chopped Carrot pieces along with other veggies. Milk is a common ingredient in Sweets or Desserts but using dairy milk or Coconut milk further enhances the richness of the dish.

For Video Recipe: Tasty Gajar Kheer Carrot Sweet

Today, we will prepare Gajar Kheer which is a sweet recipe and is a most favourite Carrot dish of many. There is like Rice or Wheat/Sooji in this recipe. It is just prepared in milk while adding dry fruits. This recipe is sugar free as it has Jaggery and we have used organic Jaggery powder but instead regular Jaggery can also be used. Checkout my unique recipe: Mooli Halwa

Ingredients for Gajar Kheer:

  • Carrot 500 gm Grinded
  • Clarified butter 2 tbsp
  • Almonds 25 gm Chopped
  • Corn flour 1 tbsp
  • Cashewnuts 25 gm Chopped
  • Jaggery powder 150 gm or 4-5 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder 1 spoon
  • Fennel seeds powder 1 spoon
  • Milk 500 ml

Method for Carrot Kheer:

  • Firstly, In a mixer jar, add carrot and grind it to a paste
  • Secondly, heat a pan and on full flame
  • Add 2 tbsp ghee
  • Add chopped cashewnuts and almonds
  • Later, Roast it for 15 sec while stirring it
  • Now add carrot paste
  • Cook further for 2 min while constant stirring on full flame
  • Later add milk and mix it well
  • Add Jaggery powder (Most importantly, Do not add regular jaggery while cooking. Add it only at the end after the vessel is off stove and cooled) and mix it well
  • Cook it for 2 min while constantly stirring
  • But after 1 min add fennel seeds and cardamom powder.
  • Mix it well
  • Similarly, Cook for another 1 min and take off stove
  • Tasty Carrot Kheer is ready. Serve Hot.
Kela Fry

Raw Banana Fry Vegetarian Recipe

Indian Side dish recipes are varied in those that are made using vegetables and other being prepared using Meat products. This simple and tasty delicacy is a fry recipe using Raw Banana or Cooking Banana which is a complete vegetarian dish. Raw Banana is a vegetable which is almost similar to the Fruit Banana but instead used in many vegetable side dishes and curries.

Watch the video recipe ->: Raw Banana Fry

To fry raw banana pieces, firstly they are applied the masala and then shallow fried in a pan to make this vegetarian recipe. This recipe can also be served as a starter recipe before meals or as a side dish with meals. Checkout my Delicious Kaddu Sabzi recipe here: Kaddu Sabzi

Cooking Banana Fry
Tasty and Crispy Raw Banana Fry


  • Raw Banana 2 Large
  • Ginger paste 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder 1/2 spoon
  • Salt 1 tsp
  • Red chilly powder 1 and 1/2 tbsp
  • Lemon Juice 1
  • Gram Flour/Besan 1 and 1/2 tbsp
  • Oil 4 tbsp to fry
  • Coriander powder 1/2 tbsp


  • Firstly, Chop banana into equal pieces and most importantly keep them soaked in water.
  • Secondly, In a bowl
  • Add all the ingredients and 1/2 cup water
  • Mix it well to form a paste of medium thick consistency
  • Dip the chopped banana pieces into the paste and apply it thoroughly and marinate it
  • Further, Heat a pan and add 2 tbsp oil
  • Place the pieces in the pan and add 1 tbsp oil
  • Close lid and fry for 4-5 min on medium flame.
  • Open and further turn/flip the pieces and add 1 tbsp oil
  • Similarly, Close lid and fry for 4-5 min on medium flame.
  • Finally, Take off stove.
  • Vegetable Banana Fry is ready. Serve Hot

Hence, the Cooking Banana Fry is crispy on the outside and softer inside as the tangy and spicy masala further enhances the taste.