April 30, 2015

Stir Fried and Spiced Beetroot

Though we all know very well about the goodness of beetroot,  we give less preference to cook it. Try this method of beetroot stir fry that will definitely makes you to start loving this wonderful vegetable...

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April 29, 2015

Pearl Millet Porridge (Kamban Koozh)

A summer special porridge which can be seen along the road side stalls in Tamilnadu. People stand in queue to buy this delicious drink.  This healthy and energy rich porridge finds place in our  menu as breakfast during summer at least twice a week.

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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.

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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....

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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...

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April 24, 2015

Stir Fried Green Beans

A flavorful spiced curry with the freshness of green beans that is perfect for everyday meals and Phulka. Even your kids who say know to ordinary beans curry will ask more for this....

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April 23, 2015

Pappad Tangy Spicy Gravy (Appalam Vatha Kuzhambu)

 

Everlingering tasty vatha kuzhambu. The unbeatable Vatha kuzhambu is the iconic recipe of Tamil Nadu Traditional Cuisine with Heavenly taste. Add 1 tea spoon of gingelly oil to hot rice and have it with this kuzhambu to relish its taste! The best side dish for curd rice too...

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April 22, 2015

Carrot Capsicum Paratha

A nutritious Whole Wheat Paratha stuffed and blended with Spices,  Carrot, Capsicum and Onion. A perfect Lunch Box recipe too. This Carrot Capsicum Whole Wheat Paratha is a Sumptuous Satisfying Main course with a cup of curd as side dish...

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April 21, 2015

Instant Wheat Flour Kuzhi Paniyaram

A healthy , nutritious and easy to make tiffin that needs no grinding and no fermentation. No doubt  your kids too love to have this as evening snack...

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April 19, 2015

Almond and Cashew Delight (Badam Mundiri Payasam)

An easy to make festival recipe that tastes delicious.Creamy kheer with the richness of milk, almonds and cashew. Make any special occasion memorable with this dessert...

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April 18, 2015

Five Minutes More Kuzhambu (Instant Buttermilk Kuzhambu)

An easy to make, tasty buttermilk kuzhambu without coconut. It can be had with rice, dosa, idiyappam and idli. We love to have this kuzhambu as side dish for Thogayal (chutney) rice and Podi rice too.

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April 17, 2015

Cabbage with Roasted Besan Flour

I recently while browsing came across a tip that roasted besan flour adds fine taste, texture and aroma to the stuff. Hence I tried this with cabbage and  it was a lip smacking side dish for rice and roti....

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April 13, 2015

Spicy Broccoli Paratha

Usual Paratha with a different taste.  This time for a change I added onion paste which resulted in great hit. Here is the recipe for the Healthy, Spicy and Delicious Broccoli Paratha...

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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...

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Brinjal Fry with Cream of Onion

A lip smacking side dish made with Brinjals coated with the cream of Onion and fresh spices that is best suited to have with plain rice and Indian bread varieties. A very simple and easy to make side dish with less ingredients but very rich in taste.....

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April 11, 2015

Wheat Rava and Vermicelli Idli

Wheat Rava and Vermicelli Idli is an instant , healthy, soft and very tasty idli that can be made very easily. The steamed Wheat Rava and Vermicelli Idli in golden brown tastes yummy, looks fluffy and of course spongy...

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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....

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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...

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April 05, 2015

Thinai Kaara Pongal (Foxtail Millet Pongal)

 

This is a healthy,tasty and filling breakfast enriched with the goodness of fiber rich Thinai. When you eat this breakfast though you get the feeling of fullness, you never feel the heaviness and sluggishness of having rice pongal...

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Chow Chow Chutney (Chayote Chutney)

 

Chutneys made with any vegetable serve two purposes. It serves as the best side dish for any tiffin and at the same time gives us the contentment of having vegetable. A simple vegetable chutney as a side dish for break fast and with curd rice in lunch box makes our cooking simpler isn't it? When I tried this Chayote chutney for the first time nobody in my house were able to find out from which vegetable this delicious side dish was made...

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April 03, 2015

Crunchy Baby Corn Fried Rice

Usually I make Baby Corn Fritters or Baby Corn Manchurian. This time I tried making fried rice with this baby corn. It really resulted in a very good main course and we love it...

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April 02, 2015

Lady's Finger Masala Fry

This is an easy and tasty way to make Lady's Finger Fry coated and jazzed up with spices and tastes delicious with the flavour of onion. This masala fry is a great accompaniment for rice as well as for chapathis, rotis and phulkas. And also it is a perfect side dish to carry in lunch box too....

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April 01, 2015

Traditional Kothumalli Chutney (Coriander Leaves Chutney)

This Kothumalli Chutney is a No Onion, No Garlic Chutney that goes very well with rice and any tiffin item. This beautiful green chutney with its distinct aroma gives amazing taste to mix this in hot rice with a teaspoon of ghee.....

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