December 31, 2014
Tip #16: Amazing Tips for a Fabulous Cooking
Irrespective of our experience in kitchen some times we fail to know Smart Samayal Tips which can make our cooking Faster, Tastier &Healthier. Here are some tips which I collected from different sources and follow in daily cooking:
December 30, 2014
Tip #12: When and How to add Salt?
For any type of cooking, Salt is the inevitable Ingredient that gives taste and the entire taste of an item changes drastically if it is added a bit more or we forget to add Salt. It also serves as natural preservative. Though we add salt to all food items there are some Smart Samayal Tips to follow When to add and How to add salt?
December 29, 2014
Tip #4: Three Easy Steps to make a Greek Dip at your Home!!
Apart from Jam, Sauce and Mayonnaise the people of Greece and Mediterranean countries make a unique and delicious Bread Spread called Skordalia. The name may sound complicated but the preparation is very easy. Make your ordinary bread sandwich a rich and special one with our Smart Samayal Tip..
December 28, 2014
Cashew nut Pulao
December 27, 2014
Home made French Fries
December 26, 2014
French Onion Soup
December 25, 2014
Oniona and Tomato Kuruma
A very easy to make Kuruma that tastes extraordinarily well. Once you taste this, I guarantee that you will become an addict to this. This kuruma surprisingly also goes very well with Idli and Dosa. A mild spicy gravy with the richness of onion and tomato is one of the best combination for the Indian bread varieties too..
December 24, 2014
Idiyappam (Rice String Hoppers)
Idiyappam is a simple, tasty recipe and very easily digestible one since it is steamed. It is a regular breakfast item of the people of Kerala and Tamilnadu. Though ready mix Idiyappam is available in the shops, making it with home made flour tastes exceptionally soft, fresh and good. Idiyappam can be made easily once we make the flour ready and keep a stock of it. Vegetable stew, Kuruma and Kadappa are the side dishes that suit idiyappam very well. We also have it with morekuzhambu...
December 23, 2014
Mochai Kara Kuzhambu (Field Beans Tangy Gravy)
A typical Tamilnadu's Tangy Gravy with Field beans is called Mochai Kara kuzhambu.This is a mouth watering kuzhambu variety . This kuzhambu with hot steamed rice and any vegetable stir fry goes very well. Mochai kuzhambu is an unbeatable combination for curd rice too. This kuzhambu can be used for 2 or 3 days refrigerating...
December 22, 2014
Authentic Sambar Powder Recipe
Sambar is the signature recipe of Tamilnadu and the making of sambar becomes very easy if you have this Sambar Powder with you. The sambar tastes very delicious because of the perfect blend of the spices in the right proportion. This is the recipe of the traditional brahmin sambar powder followed in my family over generations....
December 21, 2014
Carrot Stir Fry with Freshly Ground Spices
December 17, 2014
Green Tomato Kootu
GreenTomato Kootu is a perfect accompaniment for rice. Green raw tomatoes taste very delicious with mild sourness and hence tamarind need not be added while cooking this. This kootu can also be had with Chappathis or Rotis...
Ingredients for making Green Tomato Kootu:
Chopped green raw tomatoes from 8 to 10 tomatoes
Thur dal 3 tb spoons
Mustard seeds and cumin seeds for seasoning
For Kootu Paste:
Heat 2 tea spoons of oil in a pan and fry 1 tb spoon of urad dal and 4 red chillies to brown. After they get cooled add 2 tb spoons of coconut with them and grind to paste with water and keep aside.
Method for making Green Tomato Kootu:
In a pressure pan add thur dal at the bottom. Then add tomato pieces on them. Pour 2 cups of water and add 1/2 tea spoon of turmeric powder. Cook them to 2 whistles.
After the steam is released, mix them and boil them with required salt. Add the coconut paste and curry leaves. Saute it with mustard seeds, cumin seeds and hing powder in a tea spoon of oil.
December 15, 2014
Black Urad dal and Pepper Adai (A perfect winter tiffin)
This is a healthy Adai (dosa) recipe made of lentils, pepper and cumin seed. The split black urad dal is very good for health when had with the black skin. It gives good aroma and crispy texture to the dosa. The pepper and cumin seed add good taste and flavor to this Adai. A perfect tiffin for the winter season...
December 13, 2014
Karunai Kizhangu Puli Kuzhambu (Yam Tamarind Kuzhambu)
Karunaikizhangu is a root vegetable and also a traditional vegetable. In month of December and January here in Tamilnadu the markets are flooded with varieties of root vegetables freshly available after harvesting. Its texture resembles senai kizhangu but a different taste. This Kuzhambu tastes very delicious and we all love to have this with hot rice and with idlis...
Puli Pongal (Tangy Pongal)
December 12, 2014
Pirandai Thogayal (Veldt Grape Chutney)
Pirandai thogayal is the authentic chutney variety of Tamil Cuisine. It is a healthy, tasty and easy chutney. It has amazing health benefits and very easily can be grown in the kitchen garden. It is mixed with hot rice and had usually. It can also be had as side dish for curd rice and dosa. Pirandai is also known as 'edible stemmed vine'. It has analgesic properties and enhances digestion...
December 11, 2014
Ridge Gourd Gravy (Peerkangai Masala)
December 09, 2014
Thayir Semiya / Semiya Bagalabath (Curd Vermicelli)
December 08, 2014
Pakarkai Pitlai is a traditional and famous Tamil Brahmin recipe cooked with bitter gourd and boiled lentils. Since the freshly ground spices are added it gives a wonderful taste. The consistency will be slightly thicker than sambar. It is used as kuzhambu/sambar and also as a side dish for Morekuzhambu rice...
December 06, 2014
Traditional Coconut Chutney Type 3 (Getty Thengai Chutney)
Murungai Keerai Dosai (Drumstick Leaves Dosai)
Drumstick leaves are specially considered to have all the vitamins and proteins needed by us. Drumstick leaves are very rich in Calcium, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Iron. Make it a practice to use this in cooking often and enjoy the health benefits. A different dosa recipe made of Drumstick Leaves...
December 05, 2014
Bottlegourd Tomato Kootu without Coconut
Bottle gourd is known to combat excessive thirst in diabetic patients. Bottle gourd is also considered one of the best weight loss foods since it is 96 percent water and provides just 12 calories per 100g of serving. It is rich in, thiamin, vitamin C, zinc, iron and magnesium thus helping in improving overall health. Make this coconut less Bottlegourd kootu with moong dal and enjoy its health benefits...
Kathirikkai Gothsu (Brinjal and Onion Tangy Gravy)
December 04, 2014
Adai (Lentils and Rice Dosai)
Adai is a Traditional Protein rich Tiffin made out of lentils, rice and chillies. It is a healthy and stomach filling tiffin made as either breakfast or dinner. When you have it with a teaspoon of butter coated on it and with a piece of jaggery it tastes heavenly. Adai Avial is the most popular combo. It can also be had with any chutney or with a simple cup of curd...