March 31, 2016
March 30, 2016
Murungaikkai / Drumstick Poricha Kuzhambu
An Authentic Tamil Brahmin Gravy made without adding tamarind. A no onion, no garlic recipe which is a flavour-packed lentil based gravy made with special ground paste of roasted spices and coconut. It is made with many vegetables like snake-gourd, brinjals, broad-beans, drumstick, ash-gourd etc., It is a different recipe that stands in between Sambhar and Kootu! We usually make this on Sundays to relish its glorious taste fully, because it tastes heavenly when had by mixing with hot steaming rice. Since it doesn't have tangy taste, in our house we make any raita as side dish to this
March 29, 2016
Ready to use Spice Powder for Gravies, Pulaos, Biryani & Fried Rice
Many Indian recipes ask for Cloves, Cinnamon, Star anise, Mace and Green Cardamom. Some times we plan to make Pulao, Fried rice or any North Indian gravy or South Indian Vegetable Kurma. But we end up in cancelling that due to non availability of any of the spice with us. Just spend 10 minutes during a week end and make this aromatic spice powder. In addition to giving the mesmerizing aroma and taste to the food it also saves your time...
March 27, 2016
11 Tips to keep the Kitchen Mess-Free
March 26, 2016
Omam / Ajwain Rasam (Herbal soup)
March 24, 2016
Paruppu Thogayal and Milagu Rasam (Dal chutney & Pepper Soup)
Paruppu thogayal and Milagu Rasam!! Once you taste this combo you will say that its divine. Simple and delicious! After the days of feast or marriages we make this combo that gives welcoming break from the regular food. Enjoy this combo with hot rice and have a nap after a while. Nothing could equalise this. paruppu Thogayal and Milagu Rasam is the authentic recipe of Tam Brahmin cuisine..
March 23, 2016
Mixed Dal / Lentils Rice
March 21, 2016
Urulai Kizhangu Masal (Traditional Potato Gravy)
Urulai Kizhangu Masal fondly called as Kizhangu in many Hotels is the most popular, Un beatable and traditional side dish for Poori and Chapatis in Tamilnadu. Even today in many Tamil Brahmin families this side dish is the most sought one by the elders. We love to have this even by spreading on Dosas and Breads. An easy, simple yet mouthwatering side dish...
March 20, 2016
Veg Gothumai / Wheat Rava Upma
For making any type of Upma I follow a simple technique to get a non sticky upma with perfect consistency and I never keep stirring the stuff while cooking. If you follow this method no tension of getting lumps too. Gothumai Rava / Broken wheat Upma is a popular and common breakfast of South India and it becomes very healthy and filling when made with veggies...
March 19, 2016
Mixed Dals with Spinach
March 18, 2016
Refreshing Rava Idli
March 17, 2016
Aval Pori Dosa / Puffed Rice Dosa
I just wanted to try dosa with Aval Pori with which we used to make Karthigai Pori Urundai. Though I make often Dosa with the other type of Pori commonly called as Murmura, this time I tried with the Pori made from beaten rice flakes called as AvalPori (Poha Murmura). It was really a sweet surprise for me to get such a tasty dosa with pores on it. Here is the recipe for Aval Pori Dosa which is very simple and tasty....
March 16, 2016
Rajma & Tomato Biryani
An absolute delicious, healthy and lip-smacking Spicy Rice. You will simply love to carry this glorious Biryani in Lunch box. A simple onion raita pairs excellent with this Kidney beans Biryani. This Kidney Beans and Tomato Biryani is an easy to make recipe. The mild tanginess taste of the tomatoes blends with the fresh Indian spices make this Biryani extremely impressive...
March 15, 2016
Chow Chow / Chayote Kootu without Coconut
A kootu made with roasted dal powders, which makes your
cooking simple and mess free on hectic days without grinding.
Make this powder in bulk during weekends. This Chow Chow
kootu is different from the usual ones, since it is made without
coconut. Instead of coconut roasted dals powder, boiled moong dal
are added. It retains the same taste as the kootu made with coconut
and can be had with vathakuzhambu rice or sambhar rice or Rotis.
A No onion No garlic recipe to have on Vrat days...
March 11, 2016
Paruppu Usili (Steamed Lentils Fry)
Paruppu Usili is a protein rich Tamil Brahmin's Signature side dish and is made usually with lentils and veggies like cluster beans, beans & plantain flower. Apart from being served as side dish it tastes yummy and distinctive when you have this by mixing in hot steaming rice with few drops of ghee. The unique taste of paruppu usili is unbeatable. Some times when there is no vegetable at home, we make plain paruupu usili and have it as side dish with more kuzhambu. Traditionally it is made without steaming but frying it more with sesame oil. Nowadays we steam it and then fry with less oil, yet we get the same taste...
March 10, 2016
Kathirikkai Theeyal / Spicy Eggplants in Roasted Coconut
March 09, 2016
Olan / Pumpkins with Cream of Coconut
Any feast in Kerala is incomplete without this side dish. Olan is a mandatory dish of Kerala cuisine made with Raw Pumpkin or Ash gourd. The veggies boiled in coconut milk tastes yummy, soft and very mild with the flavours of coconut oil and green chillies. Since the legume is added with pumpkin no doubt it is a healthy and rich side dish to be served during festivals.
March 08, 2016
Wheat Kara Kozhukattai (Hot and Steamed Wheat Balls)
An ideal, guilt free evening snack or light tiffing to have with for aged people. For kids instead of green chillies bell peppers and sprouts could be added to make it more attractive and serve with sauce. This steamed balls can also be made by mixing finely grated veggies. By following this basic method you can make varieties of light tiffin for your loveable ones...
March 07, 2016
Kalkandu Sadham (Creamy Candy Sugar Rice)
March 05, 2016
Muzhu Ulunthu & Thinai Dosa
Muzhu Ulunthu Dosa is the authentic dosa variety of Tirunelveli. It is a delicious dosa that tastes heavenly with onion chutney. It has numerous health benefits since made with whole black gram and fenugreek seeds . Here I have made it more healthy and nutritious adding Foxtail millet,reducing the quantity of rice. A healthy, soft and aromatic dosa that can be tasted with onion chutney...
March 03, 2016
Sweet Potato Vathakuzhambu
We usually make stir fry or crisps out of Sweet Potatoes. Have you ever made this tangy gravy out of Sweet potatoes. A delicious and mouthwatering gravy to have with steaming rice. This kuzhambu also tastes heavenly to have as side dish with curd rice. A lip smacking gravy that tempts you to have more and more....
March 02, 2016
Gobi (Cauliflower) Manchurian Gravy
Gobi Manchurian!! The name itself tempting to have it isn't it?Here is the best restaurant style Manchurian gravy recipe which is the all time favourite side dish for any Indian bread varieties like Roti, Phulka, Naan and Chapatis. With available ingredients at home, You can make very easily the mouth watering Manchurian by following this step by step recipe. The dry Manchurians are the most preferred starters of the IndoChinese cuisine...
March 01, 2016
Perfect Filter Coffee
Sipping filter coffee every morning is a pleasurable experience which could not be compromised for anything else for most of us. However busy I am in the morning, I never miss spending 10 minutes with coffee and Newspaper. Coffee brewing is a special technique and a perfect coffee kick starts the day with briskness. Here are some tips to make perfect filter coffee...
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