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July 5, 2021

Avocado sandwich | Avocado toast Indian Vegetarian

Avocado sandwich

Here is my second version of Indian vegetarian Avocado sandwich / Avocado toast (Butter fruit) for a healthy breakfast. Its been long time I bought avocado. Recently when I was talking to my friend, she told Avocado is in season now. So I bought one and tried this sandwich. It was good with the slight bitter taste of avocado as mine was not fully ripen. We relished it for our weekend breakfast.

For variations and to make it more interesting and tasty, you can apply green chutney on one side of sandwich. Here I used butter. You can also make it as an open toast. Friends, do try this easy and yummy avocado sandwich recipe.

Check out my another version of Avocado sandwich 

Avocado milkshake


Avocado paratha

Indian vegetarian avocado sandwich

Avocado sandwich / Avocado toast recipe

Avocado sandwich / Avocado toast recipe

Indian vegetarian Avocado sandwich / Avocado toast recipe

Cuisine: Indian
Category: Main course
Serves: 4
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes


  • Avocado - 1
  • Big onion - 1 (finely chopped)
  • Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup (finely chopped)
  • Green chilli - 1 (finely chopped, optional)
  • Lemon - 1
  • Salt - as needed
  1. Wash and cut avocado into two. Remove the seed and scoop the pulp from the fruit.
  2. Mash the pulp and add finely chopped onion, coriander leaves, lemon, green chilli and salt. Mix well.
  3. Take 2 bread slices, apply butter on one and spread avocado mixture in the next slice.
  4. Cover and toast in the sandwich maker or cook in dosa tawa greased with butter.
  5. Cook both the sides. Remove and serve with tomato ketchup.
  • Wash and cut the avocado into two. Remove the seed and scoop the pulp from the fruit. Discard the skin.

  • Mash the pulp and add finely chopped onion, coriander leaves, green chilli, salt and mix well. Sandwich stuffing is ready.
  • Indian vegetarian avocado sandwich
  • Take 2 bread slices. Apply butter on one slice. Spread the avocado mixture in the second slice. Cover it. To make avocado toast, grease the bread with butter and spread the avocado mixture in one slice of bread. Cook the toast for a minute and remove.
  • Indian vegetarian avocado sandwich   
  • Heat a sandwich maker or dosa tawa. Spread butter on it. Place the sandwich and cook both the sides till it turns golden in color.
  • Indian vegetarian avocado sandwich
  • Remove and serve hot with tomato ketchup. Enjoy !


  • For variations, you can add one finely chopped tomato.
  • You can spread the avocado mixture in one slice and make it as open toast.

Try this easy, Indian vegetarian avocado sandwich and enjoy for your breakfast or snack !

Avocado toast recipe

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July 10, 2020

Karnataka Gojjavalakki Mix – Instant Huli Avalakki Mix Recipe / Poha Puliogare Mix

instant gojjavalakki mix
Recently I started making homemade, instant mix recipes inspired by my fellow blogger friends. I have tried rava upma mix, poha upma mix, ven pongal mix, bajji bonda mix recipes successfully. Following that, I tried this easy and yummy Karnataka style gojjvalakki mix recipe. Gojjavalakki is nothing but tamarind flavored poha upma which we call as puli aval in Tamil, Huli avalakki / kuttu avalakki recipe in Kannada. People also call this as poha puliyogare. This is one of the popular breakfast recipes in Karnataka.

  When I tried the authentic gojjavalakki recipe to share in my blog, Raksha and Sendhil loved it very much. Raksha told me to make it often and that’s when I came across this instant gojjavalakki mix. As Raksha’s online school starts early in the morning, I am trying to make easy and instant breakfast recipes. This gojjavalakki mix is so handy. All we have to do is to add hot water to this pre made mix and soak it. Your breakfast would be ready in minutes. Just garnish with grated coconut , drizzle with gingely oil and serve. Tastes so good and flavorful. For this recipe, I referred many blogs and YouTube videos. Though its my first attempt, it came out so well.

 Usually people use thick poha for making gojjavalakki but I used thin avalakki which is called as paper aval / thin poha. This gojjavalakki mix takes very less time to prepare. Once you prepare in bulk and store in a box, you can make breakfast, dinner or for evening snacks instantly. It stays good for a month without refrigeration. Bachelors, working women and people who plan for a trip or travel abroad officially or for studies can make this instant mix and keep it. It would be really helpful to whip up a quick food. Ok friends, lets see how to make Karnataka style gojjavalakki mix recipe with step by step pictures.

instant gojjavalakki using gojjavalakki mix

Homemade, Instant Gojjavalakki Mix Recipe

Homemade, Instant Gojjavalakki Mix Recipe

Easy, instant gojjavalakki mix recipe

Cuisine: Karnataka
Category: Main course
Serves: 1 kg
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes

1 cup = 240ml
  • Thin or thick poha /avalakki /Aval – 4 cups
  • Karnataka style Rasam powder – 1.5 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  • Tamarind – lemon size, oil – 2 tsp (roast n powder)
  • Salt – 1.5 tsp
  • Jaggery – 1 to 2 tbsp ( I used nattu sakkarai powder)
  • Cooking oil – 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 2 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1.5 tbsp
  • Chana dal – 2 tbsp
  • Roasted Peanuts – 1/4 cup
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Hing – 1/4 tsp
  • Water – to soak ( 1 cm above poha), around 2 cups
  • Poha mix – 1.5 cups ( for 3 people)
  • Grated coconut – to garnish
  1. Grind the poha in batches to a coarse rava texture. Set aside
  2. Heat 1 tbsp oil and roast the tamarind pieces. Switch off the flame, let it cool.
  3. Grind to a fine powder. Heat oil in a kadai. Temper mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, roasted peanuts, curry leaves, hing, red chilli.
  4. Roast till dals turn golden in color. Switch off the flame. Cool down.
  5. Add powdered poha, tamarind powder, rasam powder, jaggery and salt.
  6. Mix everything nicely. Store in a box. No need to refrigerate.
  7. Stays good for 2 to 3 weeks.
  8. To make gojjavalakki for 3 persons using this mix : Take 1.5 cups gojjavalakki mix in a bowl.
  9. Add hot water till its 1 cm above the mix. Using a ladle mix it thoroughly.
  10. Cover and rest it for 10 minutes. Garnish with grated coconut and serve !
  • Grind the poha in a mixie in batches. Grind it like rava / semolina. Do not make it too coarse or powdery. I used 1 cup per batch. Collect in a plate. 
  • instant gojjavalakki mix recipe
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a kadai. Pinch lemon sized tamarind into small pieces. Roast in oil patiently till it turns crispy.
  • Switch off the flame and transfer to a plate. Let it cool down completely. Grind to a fine powder. 
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  • Heat oil in a kadai. Temper mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, peanuts, red chilli, hing and curry leaves. Switch off the flame and cool down.
  • instant gojjavalakki mix
  • Add the powdered poha, Karnataka style rasam powder, salt, powdered tamarind, jaggery and mix well. Check for taste and add salt, rasam powder if required. Store in a box after it cools down. Use a clean spoon whenever you use. Instant gojjavalakki mix is ready. You can keep it for 2 weeks to 3 weeks without refrigeration. 
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  • To make gojjavalakki for 3 people : Take 1.5 cups of instant gojjavalakki mix in a bowl. Boil 2 to 2.5 cups of water till it bubbles. Add this hot water to the mix. Water level should be 1cm above the poha mix. Mix well to coat the poha with water. If it looks dry, you can add little more hot water. Cover the poha mix with a lid and rest for 10 minutes. Open the lid and fluff it gently. Add grated coconut . I drizzle a tsp of gingely oil and serve with curd, sev or chutney !instant gojjavalakki mix instant gojjavalakki mix recipe

  • Enjoy !


  • Adjust the quantity of tamarind based on the rasam powder's spice level.
  • Sauting tamarind in oil helps to roast it evenly and makes it crispy once it cools down.
  • Alternately you can dry roast the tamarind too.
  • Do not store the mix before it cools down completely.
  • You can also cook the poha mix in low flame in a kadai adding plain water.
  • Actual recipe called for using dried coconut powder/ kobbari powder.  But I din't add coconut in the gojjavalakki mix to increase its shelf life.
  • Use store bought or homemade Karnataka style rasam powder for best taste. 
Try this easy, yummy, Instant gojjavalakki mix and enjoy a quick breakfast / dinner !

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June 23, 2020

Bread Butter Jam Toast / Sandwich Recipe

Bread butter jam

Bread Butter Jam Recipe is the simplest and the basic sandwich recipe even a kid can make it easily. Usually kids make this for fireless cooking in school competitions.  I still remember this was my breakfast during our honey moon in Srilanka in a Five star hotel😀.

 Here in Bangalore, I have tasted bun butter jam in small sandwich shops and I just love it. Today I made the same using fresh bread slices. I think most of the moms pack this bread butter jam for their kids school lunch box or snacks box as it can be prepared easily under few minutes. In my case, I have never packed this for Raksha as she is not a big fan of jam based recipes. Somehow she hates the sweet taste in store bought jams. But myself and Sendhil likes to have it once in a while for our breakfast during weekends.

So last Sunday, I made this for ourselves and plain bread toast with butter for Raksha which is her favorite. As we all know, the plain bread butter jam is not a healthy choice for kids. Consuming it once in a while is not an issue but I won’t recommend to eat it regularly. So, to make it more healthy and interesting, we can add some toppings like chopped nuts, sliced fruits, sliced avocado, cheese etc.

You can play with your imaginations and do it based on your kids likings. You can serve it raw or toast it as I did. Tastes good in either ways. But use fresh or 1 day old bread slices for best taste. Now lets see how to make the simple and basic bread butter jam recipe with step by step pictures.

Do check out my other sandwich recipes too !

Bread butter jam toast

Bread Butter Jam Recipe

Bread Butter Jam Recipe

Bread Butter Jam Recipe for quick breakfast or snacks.

Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sweet
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 10 Minutes


  • Milk bread or brown bread - 9 slices
  • Mixed fruit jam - as needed ( I used Kissan jam)
  • Butter at room temperature - as required
  • Butter - to spread on the tawa (If toasting)
For additional toppings
  • Sliced, mixed fruits
  • Chopped nuts
  • Chopped avocado
  • Peanut butter instead of plain butter
  1. To make bread butter jam, take 3 fresh bread slices.
  2. Apply jam on one slice and butter on other. Cover it to make a sandwich.
  3. Take the 3rd bread slice and apply jam in it.
  4. Cover it to make a layered sandwich with 3 bread slices.
  5. You can cut and serve as such OR toast it. For this, apply butter on a hot tawa.
  6. Toast the bread butter jam both the sides and serve hot !

  • To make bread butter jam, take 3 fresh bread slices. Apply jam on one slice, butter on the other.

  • Place the buttered slice over the jam slice and cover it. Take the 3rd bread slice and apply the jam.
  • Bread butter jam recipe
  • Cover it to make a 3 layer sandwich. Now you can cut them into two halves as shown in the cover picture OR toast it following the next step. 
  • Bread butter jam recipe
  • To toast the bread butter jam, heat a dosa tawa and apply butter on it. Toast both the sides in low to medium flame by flipping it whenever needed.
  • Bread butter jam recipe
  • Remove and cut into two or four pieces. Serve hot !Bread butter jam recipe


  • I used Kissan mixed fruit jam. You can use any other flavor or homemade jam too.
  • Instead of jam, you can try to use sweetened fruit pulp too. 
Make this easy, yummy bread butter jam and enjoy !
Bread butter jam recipe

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April 2, 2020

40 Upma Varieties / Different Types Of Upma Recipes


During this lockdown period, when I was thinking to post a collection of some easy breakfast/ dinner recipes, Upma varieties came to my mind. Guys, Please don't hit me for posting this collection😁. According to me, Upma recipe is an under rated dish😉. If properly made, it is one of the easiest and tastiest Indian tiffin recipes that can be prepared instantly with minimal ingredients. I think many of you agree with me. Upma recipes doesn't need any side dish too. But some people prefer coconut chutney, sugar, jaggery, pickle or sev to go with it. Check out my coconut chutney varieties for side dish ideas.

In this post, I have shared 40 upma varieties which includes rava upma varieties like basic rava upma, with video, bansi rava upma in Karnataka style, healthy wheat rava upma and Chiroti rava uppittu in hotel style, kichadi, kharabath recipes, Semiya upma recipe with video, Semiya biryani, rice sevai, poha upma/ aval upma varieties in South Indian and North Indian style, Sabudana/Sago upma in South Indian and North Indian style, Rice upma recipes, Puli upma/ tamarind upma, idli upma recipes, millet upma varieties etc.

Apart from this, I have also shared homemade rava upma mix and Poha upma mix recipe too. I am sure bachelors and working women will find it helpful to make a quick breakfast, dinner recipe.
I still have a big list of upma recipes to try. I will update this list once I post them in my blog.

Ok friends, lets see the collection of 40 upma varieties below. Please click on the image or the title to view each recipe. Do try and share your feedback with me.

Please check the video recipes for Rava upma and Semiya upma below.

Semiya / Vermicelli upma

Karnataka style chow chow bath

Rava upma recipe






 Pori upma



Choose and try your favorite in this upma recipes collection and share your feedback with me.
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