April 30, 2015
April 29, 2015
Pearl Millet Porridge (Kamban Koozh)
April 28, 2015
Milagai Mangai (Instant Raw Mango Pickle)
We call this raw mango pickle as Milagai Mangai and we love to eat both rice and dosa with this pickle. The fresh crunchy pieces of mango tossed with oil and spices gives a divine taste when you have with curd rice. This pickle can be had as soon as you made it and it also tastes well to have as side dish with any salt porridge.
April 26, 2015
Roasted Gram Chutney (Pottukadalai Thogaiyal)
Pottukadalai or Porikadalai is the tamil name of Roasted Bengalgram. Pottukadalai chutney is the authentic chutney of Tamilnadu that serves as the best companion for Lemon rice, Puliyodarai,Coconut rice, Sesame rice, Rawmango rice etc., It also tastes very good to have with curd rice. A very simple side dish with fantastic taste....
April 25, 2015
Ammini Kozhukattai (Steamed and Tempered Rice balls)
Ammini Kozhukattai is an age old recipe that we love to have as evening snack or tiffin. Since it is made with tempering lentils and with steamed rice balls, this is a very healthy and safe tiffin for all.Though this is made with the left over dough made for preparing sweet modhaks on Ganesh Chathurthi, this Kozhukattai finds a place in the regular menu in many households...
April 24, 2015
Stir Fried Green Beans
April 23, 2015
Pappad Tangy Spicy Gravy (Appalam Vatha Kuzhambu)
The iconic kuzhambu from the Tamil Brahmin cuisine is this Appallam Vathakuzhambu. It tickles your taste buds with the heavenly taste and it is the unbeatable side dish for the curd rice too. Mix a ladle of this appallam vaththakuzhambu with hot steaming rice adding a teaspoon of desi ghee and feel the divine taste..
April 22, 2015
Carrot Capsicum Paratha
April 21, 2015
Instant Wheat Flour Kuzhi Paniyaram
April 19, 2015
Almond and Cashew Delight (Badam Mundiri Payasam)
April 18, 2015
Five Minutes More Kuzhambu (Instant Buttermilk Kuzhambu)
April 17, 2015
Cabbage with Roasted Besan Flour
April 13, 2015
Spicy Broccoli Paratha
April 12, 2015
Vepampoo Rasam (Neem flower Rasam)
Vepampoo rasam is usually made every year on the Tamil New Year Day which this year falls on April 14. But I do this once in two weeks and its the favorite Rasam of my family members. Neem flower is very good for health and my grandma used to tell it kills intestinal worms. Anyway it tastes very unique and can be had in a bowl like a Soup too...
Brinjal Fry with Cream of Onion
April 11, 2015
Wheat Rava and Vermicelli Idli
April 10, 2015
Rice and Onion Crispies (Arisi Vengaya Vadam)
Every year during summer we make varieties of crisps and store them ready for the whole year. These Rice crisps made with shallots is the traditional one in South India. The small bite sized onions when fried in oil give exotic taste and flavour. When you have this, there is no need for searching for any other side dish for rice. It can also be served as evening snack....
April 09, 2015
Sweet and Sour Mango Pachadi
This special dish is made on Tamil New year also celebrated as Vishu in my native place Kanyakumari and on Ugadi in Andhra and Karnataka to welcome the New year with hope, expectations, new start, new opportunities and prosperity. The must make dish for this festival is Mango Pachadi, a delectable sweet to relish with. It is made in such a way that it has different tastes like sweet, bitter, sour, tangy and hot symbolically representing our life is also made up of such twists...