November 29, 2015

Easy Spicy Veg Briyani


An awesome spicy delicacy is this vegetable Briyani, which is  liked by everyone. It suits almost all occasions and kids love to have this for lunchbox too. Since more vegetables are added it is healthy also. Vegetable Briyani with Creamy Raitha is our all time favorite. Making  Biryani with either Seeraga samba Rice or Basmathi Rice gives  a unique aroma. One pot healthy spicy meal to have on Sundays to relish leisurely...

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November 28, 2015

Vegetable Cutlet

Vegetable cutlet is a week end special tiffin I used to make at least once in a month on Sunday evenings when my son was studying in school. Once he went to job, I completely  stopped making this. When he visited us last week, he asked me to make this.  There is no doubt that your kids will love to have this...

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November 26, 2015

Freshly Spiced Cluster Beans (Kothavarangai Masala Curry)

Cluster Beans a fibre rich vegetable has unique taste with mild sweetness. When it is made after boiling it to soft, it tastes really yummy to have with any rice. Steaming boiled rice, Sambar and Spiced Cluster beans is a wonderful combination....

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November 22, 2015

Radish Stir Fry (Mullangi Poriyal)

I made this stir fry and served without telling that it is made of Radish. Asked my family members and my colleagues during lunch time to find out its made of which vegetable. They told turnip, cabbage, Chow chow, cucumber etc., but when I said its made of Radish, they were surprised. Because this recipe does not have the pungent smell of radish which makes most of the people to hate this healthy vegetable. You can make this very easily with the richness of coconut and flavour of ginger and green chilli and get the benefits of Radish fully...

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November 16, 2015

Coconut and Red chilli Chutney

This chutney looks in light red colour and is a traditional chutney variety. Coconut with red chillies gives a tickling spicy taste as a side dish to traditional tiffin items like dosa idli, adai, appam and kozhukattais, A pinch of hing and tamarind are added to make it more tasty. The seasoning with dal and curry leaves make this chutney a perfect one.

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November 12, 2015

Mint Onion Tomato Chutney

Mint Onion Tomato chutney/Dip can be  kept for 2 or 3 days in refrigerator and used. The combined flavor of mint leaves and onion gives a perfect blending. Mint  Onion Tomato chutney goes very well with any tiffin item. Add two tea spoons of this chutney to a cup of fresh curd and have with parathas to relish a punch..

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November 11, 2015

Thengai Araicha (Ground Coconut) Kuzhambu


This kuzhambu is the iconic kuzhambu variety of Southern parts Tamilnadu and Kerala Brahmin families. We call this as Thengai araicha kuzhambu. It suits rice and also serves as the side dish of Idli, Idiyappam, Aappam and Dosa...


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November 08, 2015

Diwali Marunthu / Inji Legiyam (Ginger Jam)

Inji legiyam also called as Diwali Marunthu is a mandatory jam made before Diwali and the eldest of the house gives it to all in the early morning as soon as we have oil bath and wear new dresses. It is believed that since we eat different sweets and savories on the day of Diwali, this ginger jam helps for easy digestion and does not make us to feel heavy. As other recipes, this is also made in different versions in Tamilnadu. In my husband's family we make it with ginger, coriander seeds, Ajwain  and cumin seeds where as in my Mom's house we use different herb powders to make it. Today I am giving you the easiest and tasty recipe of Inji Legiyam.

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November 07, 2015

9 Delicious Diwali Sweets to Surprise your FnF!!






Sharing Happiness, Joy and sweets with our dears and nears is the important aspect of any festival isn't it? Though every year we celebrate all festivals, the enthusiasm spreads all over as if we are celebrating it for the first time. Diwali, The festival of lights symbolizing the victory of righteousness is no doubt the brightest festival. Here are the simple and exclusive recipes of delicious sweets for you to make specially for Diwali and share with your dear ones...

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November 05, 2015

Cornflour Halwa

Cornflour Halwa is also popularly known as Karachi / Bombay Halwa. Though the procedure is very simple the outcome is wonderful with glossy texture sweetened with sugar syrup and flavoured by ghee and cardamom. Just a cup of around 200 gms of cornflour yields  30 to 35  pieces and unlike wheat halwa this needs comparatively very less ghee and not at all a time consuming one...

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November 02, 2015

Vazhaikkai Bajji (Plantain Fritters)

Vazhaikkai Bajji, Idli and Okkarai are the mandatory Diwali breakfast menu in most of the Tamil Brahmin families. The Diwali Feast usually starts from the previous day evening itself and in some houses they make this Bajji as evening snack on the previous day. It is also a popular street side snack of South India. Thinly sliced plantains are dipped in spiced batter and deep fried. The recipe for the fluffy and crispy bajji lies in the making of batter with right ingredients in correct proportion...

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November 01, 2015

Rava Ladoo

Any beginner can start their sweet making with this Rava Ladoo. Such an easy, quick and delicious recipe which never goes wrong. The coarse and crunchy texture of Rava when mixed with ghee, sugar powder and nuts really gives exotic taste. This Rava ladoo finds place almost on all festive celebrations and liked by all....

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