January 31, 2016

Baby Potato Curry

Baby Potato fry is one of the most tempting, coveted and appealing curry. The very visual of the curry makes everybody mouthwatering. The boiled potatoes fried in simmered flame with spices give wonderful taste...


January 29, 2016

Cabbage Sambar

Have you ever tried of making Sambar with Cabbage? If not, Don't delay.  You will be amazed at the taste of this delicious Sambar that makes every body to love Cabbage. On busy weekly days this recipe serves as the side dish for morning breakfast and also as the companion for the Rice during Lunch. It also tastes extra ordinary when had with Rotis. A healthy side dish with the goodness of lentils and cabbage....


January 27, 2016

Lemon & Green Chilli Pickle - A No Oil Recipe

A Succulent, Tender and temptingly appealing  Lemon pickle flavoured with slitted green chillies gives heavenly taste. The green chillies soaked in the tangy lemon juice and the fresh spice powders give such a divine taste when had with rice. This pickle can be had guilty free since it is oil free recipe. This is a traditional recipe and we do this pickle very often. This pickle is usually made by Kanthari Milagai that is Birds Eye chilli that looks very tiny and sharp but has very high hotness.If it is not available can be made with tender, sharp and thin green chillis....


January 26, 2016

Okra / Lady's Finger Ginger Fry

A deep fried side dish made of Lady's Finger with the flavour of Ginger and Spices. A perfect side dish for any rice variety and a mouthwatering tea time snack. This fry lasts crispier and fresh for the whole day.....


January 25, 2016

Spicy Kovaikkai / Tindora / Ivy Gourd Fry

This Kovaikkai fry tastes yummy and mouth watering with spices coated on the veggies and fried. This fry tastes heavenly and serves as two in one side dish which can be had with rice and also with rotis.Even kids like this side dish and an ideal vegetable side dish for lunch box too...


January 24, 2016

Baby Corn Jalfrezi

Baby Corn Jalfrezi is an excellent and truly delicious curry , sabzi and starter with impressive name. Slightly tangy, spicy and divine gravy in semi solid consistency which is perfect to have with hot steaming Basmati rice or any Indian Bread varieities. When you get bored of making Baby Corn masala and Baby corn manchurian this gives a great break from the regular curry.


January 21, 2016

Chettinad Rasam

Rasam  is the warm broth with fine aroma. Chettinad Rasam  is a spicy,  luscious, delectable and mouth watering one . Nothing could equalise the taste of any Rasam when had by mixing it in hot steaming rice adding few drops of ghee with any vegetable stir fry. When the rasam powder is made fresh and used for making rasam, it gives out the best taste. Drink it as an appetizer in cups, or have by mixing it with rice or sip it as a digestive drink after heavy meals...


January 19, 2016

Thengai Paal Kuzhambu (Mashed Potatoes in Spicy Coconut Milk)

A typical, traditional Tirunelveli side dish for Dosa, idli, Idiyappam and Aapam. Really I wonder, how I missed to collect this recipe from my friend when we were together for nearly 20 years. After she shifted from my place, I visited her last month and she made this for dinner. I was simply carried away by the flavour and taste of this tasty side dish. As soon as I returned back to my place, I made this at home and now it has become a super hit side dish for my family members...


January 17, 2016

Kaipuli (No Fire, No Wire Instant kuzhambu)

This instant kuzhambu is the great invention of my mother inlaw for which our family is addicted. Once in a while for dinner we ask her to make this to have with hot steaming rice and pappads. Once you make this and taste, you will become a fan of this ....


January 13, 2016

Pongal Festival Recipes for the Three days

Pongal, the harvest festival of Tamilnadu coincides with Makara Sankranthi which refers the event of the Sun entering the zodiac sign of Makara or Capricorn. It is a three days festival and the first day is Bhogi, Second day Pongal and the third day Kanu Pongal. The best of South Indian dishes are relished during the harvest festival of Pongal making the occasion a gourmet's delight.To Zestfully Celebrate  the festival   here are some  Pongal Recipes. Try these yummy and traditional recipes with love and share the dish with family and friends and have a blast this Pongal!!


Pongal Kuzhambu / Kootu

Pongal is celebrated as a Thanksgiving Day when people show gratitude to the Sun God for giving bumper harvest and pray for his grace to shower abundance and prosperity in the coming days.  It is also the day when Sun begins its northward journey, causing change of season.Newly harvested rice is cooked with milk and Jaggery  called Pongal. Along with this sweet this mixed vegetable curry with newly harvested root vegetables and green vegetables are made in large quantity which is kept for the next day also.


January 12, 2016

Thengai Poli (Coconut Pooran Poli)

Poli is nothing but sweet paratha stuffed with the mixture of coconut and Jaggery. This is a traditional dessert made on special and festive ocassions. People who relish sweets will definitely fall in love with this South Indian Traditional Polis...


January 11, 2016

Aval Puliyodharai (Poha Pulihora/Puliyogare)

A delicious, spicy, tangy South Indian recipe made often as breakfast. Light and simple breakfast that doesn't give the feeling of heaviness. It does not need any special side dish and it tastes heavenly when had with 2 tea spoons of grated coconut sprinkled on it..


January 10, 2016

Steamed Bananas with Coconut Fillings

Recently I visited my friend who lives in Kerala and she served this as breakfast to us. It was so delicious and mouthwatering which can be made very easily. Of course a stomach filling one too. A very healthy breakfast or evening tiffin for growing children and an interesting way to make them eat fruits. Every bite of this gives awesome taste with the perfect blending of coconut, banana and honey.....


January 09, 2016

Milagu Vadai/Anjaneyar Vadai (Pepper and cumin seed fritters)

Milagu vadai is a deep fried snack made of urad dal, pepper corns and cumin seeds. Unlike other vadais it has more shelf life and can be kept for days and used. We also call it as Anjaneyar vadai since we offer this to God Anjaneyar (Hanuman) on Hanuman Jeyanthi and on Saturdays we make Vadai Garland to him. Here is the simplest  recipe of the crispy Milagu Vadai....


January 08, 2016

Veg Corn Pulao

I make this Veg Corn Pulao in a different way from usual pulao varieties. An ideal lunch box recipe for kids. For every type of pulao I try new way of adding the spices. I bet you you will become crazy after this corn pulao once you taste this....


January 07, 2016

Authentic Kalyana Sambhar

Everybody likes the Scrumptious Sambar made in Tamil brahmin marriages which is made with freshly roasted and ground spices and mixed vegetables. The vegetables like drumstick,brinjal, yellow pumpkin are added and they  give a special flavour to sambhar. It is a lip-smacking item of Tamilnadu Cuisine made in different ways on different occasions. But Sambhar is inseparable from our menu...


January 06, 2016

Malai Kofta

Malai Kofta is an absolute delicious, rich and popular North Indian side dish that is sought by most of the people. Malai refers to the cream and Koftas are deep fried balls made of Cottage Cheese and Potatoes. These deep fried balls are cooked in richly flavoured gravy made of onions, tomatoes and cashews. Here is the step by step and easy recipe of this all time favourite Malai Kofta that turns out to be a super hit for any occasion....


January 05, 2016

Spicy Ridge Gourd Chutney/Dip (Peerkangai Chutney)

A perfect spicy chutney, flavoured with roasted spices to have with hot steaming rice, idli, dosa and roti . If you spread this on your toast and munch you will become a fan of this vegetable chutney! 


January 04, 2016

Ellu Urundai / Mithai ( Sesame Jaggery Balls)

A healthy, nutty, chewy and delicious snack to relish. Sesame seeds are loaded and packed with numerous vitamins, natural oil and organic compounds. This nutty flavoured seeds are low glycemic and rich in anti oxidants too. This chewy balls taste heavenly. It is the traditional sweet and snack of Tamilnadu. We often make this at home to have as snacks...


January 02, 2016

Tirunelveli Sodhi Kuzhambu (Cream of Coconut Milk with Vegetables)

Here is the simple, step by step recipe of An age old, traditional, iconic recipe of Tirunelveli people. It is the mandatory item to be served in the feast made on the  next day of marriage and the people never miss to have this next day feast for this tasty and delicious gravy. The sodhi kuzhambu mesmerizes you when had with potato fry and ginger curry.  Most of the Restauraunts here offer this atleast once in a week with the regular melas. Since it is a rich gravy made full of coconut milk and served with spicy and hot potato curry, Inji pachadi (Ginger curry) is also served along with this as side dish to enhance digestion and feel light...