April 29, 2016
April 28, 2016
Tips #30: Tidy, Clean and Smell Free Kitchen
A clean kitchen helps to minimize germs and reduce the risk of illness. A sparkling Kitchen becomes the bench mark of Hygiene. Make use of these Smart Samayal Tips to have an Organized and Tidy Kitchen...
April 27, 2016
Aloo Paneer Balls
April 25, 2016
Tip #21: Fourteen Tips for Super-Fast Cooking
Multi tasking in kitchen comes from practice. The time we spend in kitchen depends on the cooking skill. Planning and preparation time will save minutes.Apart from all the Smart Samayal Tips given below, Enjoy every minute of cooking, feel the aroma to bring life to your recipes...
April 24, 2016
Gothumai Rawa Upma / Cracked Wheat Upma
Upma is one of the most common and the easiest breakfast of South India. It is made with sooji, vermicelli, bread, wheat rawa etc., Traditionally upma is made without adding any onions and veggies. Yet it is very delicious with the flavour of green chillies, ginger, curry leaves and asafoetida. When I make sambhar for Lunch, I prefer making this wheat upma since I need not make any separate side dish for this. Moreover this is very ideal for the elders at home especially for the diabetic people. A simple, comfort, easily digestible tiffin for all age groups...
April 22, 2016
Only the people who visited the Udupi temple and tasted the food there will know the divine taste of rasam served there. I got the right recipe after so many searches, atlast from my cousin's nighbour whose native is Udupi. Though I tried this many times, I was fully satisfied only after making the Rasam following the recipe given by her...
April 21, 2016
April 16, 2016
Mangai / Raw mango Chutney
April 15, 2016
Mixed Veg Pasta in Creamy White Sauce
April 11, 2016
Sambha Sadham (Pepper Jeera Rice)
Sambha Sadham is an age old traditional recipe of Tamil Nadu, which is also offered as Prasad in Chidambaram Nataraja Temple. It is a simple, healthy and delicious rice. Recently I visited a marriage and surprised to see that this sambha rice was served along with Kathirikkai Gothsu for the dinner along with other items. I saw many of them asking the name of the recipe to the Servers since they are hearing the name of the recipe for the first time and they were eager to know the recipe for that. Our Grandma recipes are getting life back and happy to see that....
April 10, 2016
Chidambaram Kathirikai / Brinjal Gothsu
As Tirunelveli is for halwa, Manaparai for murukku, Madurai for jiggirthanda, Chidambaram's Kathirikkai / Brinjal Gothsu is very famous and tasty. Usually we make Gothsu in a gravy form. But here it is made thicker than gravy and almost to the consistency of Thokku / pickle. It is given along with Sambha rice in Lord nataraja Temple and there onions are not added. But while served in hotels and feasts small onions are added and this side dish is really a mouth watering, spicy and flavourful that can be had with anything...
April 08, 2016
Brown Bread Oothappam / Bread Veg dosa
After trying this vegetable Oothappam with brown bread, I started buying brown bread exclusively for making this breakfast. Very easy to make and the matter is, it does not become dry even if carry this to office in lunch box. Kids love to have this even with tomato sauce. No need for any fermentation also. Make your breakfast healthy, simple and colourful with available veggies...
April 07, 2016
Coconut Chutney with Sautéed Onions
Red Chutney spiced up with fried onions is the very famous and common chutney served in road side night shops with Idlis, Dosa and Aappams in South India. This chutney is thinner than the regular chutneys but tastes very spicy and hot. This chutney is poured on the idli and dosa generously and served which tickles your taste buds....
April 05, 2016
Snake Gourd Curry (Pudalangai Curry)
April 04, 2016
Home made Garlic Butter Naan
Here is the simple and easy steps to make Butter Naan. Butter Naan is one of the most delicious Indian bread variety. Naan bread is made using a special oven called Tandoor in restaurants with Maida. This can also be made at home on our regular stove very easily and tasting equally to restaurant Naans with Whole Wheat Flour.
April 03, 2016
Simple & Spicy Broccoli
An interesting and tasty way to make your kids to love Broccoli that is packed with very strong anti-oxidants. This simple Broccoli recipe brings a great taste as the side dish to rice and any Indian bread varieties. Broccoli along with Potatoes and Bell pepper is spiced up and flavoured with chilli powder and Garlic. Addition of fresh ginger and green chillies make them more spicy and flavoured...
April 02, 2016
Kashmiri Rajma Masala
April 01, 2016
Instant Kheer with Biscuits
A newly married couple visited me last week and the time was too short to make any traditional dessert before they arrive. It made me to experiment this new dessert. I had only 1/2 litre of milk and some dry fruits in refrigerator . They loved the dessert very much and were surprised to know that biscuit was added to it. Here is the recipe of the easiest and yummy kheer..
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