June 29, 2016

Restaurant Style Bhindi Masala (Spicy Lady's finger Gravy)

A simple step by step recipe with no complications for making Bhindi masala, which  is a tempting semi dry gravy that goes very well with chapatis, phulkas, Rotis, Naan and Jeera Rice. The sauted veggies are coated well in spicy masala gravy and it is a delightful side dish with enjoyable taste....


June 25, 2016

Rava / Sooji Kozhukattai

Upma haters generally kids will start loving  this kozhukattais made of Semolina/Rava with the flavours of ginger, green chillies and it becomes very healthy since made by adding veggies and very less oil is used. These drooling kozhukattais can be served as breakfast or evening tiffin or dinner.


June 23, 2016

Crispy Dosa with Leftover rice

Do you have leftover rice cooked for lunch? You can make yummy, crispy dosa for dinner with those rice.  Here is the recipe for this simple dosa...


June 21, 2016

Keerai Thoran (Dry Spinach Recipe)

This is a traditional Spinach Stir fry with the goodness of Moongh dal and flavour of coconut oil. This spinach stir fry goes very well with any rice. A simple and nutritious side dish...


June 18, 2016

Tip #25: Ten Wonders to Try with Potatoes


Potatoes are Tasty, Stomach filling and Cheaper. Potato is the favorite vegetable for all age groups. Simple changes made in cooking by adding potatoes will make your recipe very rich and attractive. Potato contains no fat and it is rich in vitamin C also. Follow the Smart Samayal Tips about Potatoes and make your recipes Yummy...


June 17, 2016

Helpful tips to make your Kids Lunch Box Attractive

Making Lunchbox ready for kids may sound easy but practically it is a difficult task. Preparing something kids like but at the same time in a healthy and attractive way needs patience and creativity. A healthy lunchbox should help improve your child’s attention, behaviour and learning in the afternoon.With the help of these Smart Samayal Tips make your kids to feel excited about their Lunch meal....


June 15, 2016

Oma Podi

A perfect, crunchy, crispy and easy  snack to distribute to nears and dears for Diwali. It just tastes awesome to have with hot coffee or Tea in the evening. My MIL's favorite snack. But now a days she scares to eat besan flour items. So I substituted Roasted gram powder.  A healthy flavoured snack with less ingredients.


June 14, 2016

Mixed Sprouts Gravy with Cream of Coconut

Very healthy, nutritious and delicious sidedish to have with any Indian bread variety and also rice. This lip smacking side dish can be made very easily and once you make it in the morning it serves for both breakfast and lunch and a very rich side dish for any potluck too..


June 12, 2016

Wheat Adai

Adai is the lentil based Dosai which is a traditional item of Tamilnadu. Since more lentils are added it is rich in protein. I tried Wheat Adai replacing Wheat for Rice. It turned out very well and in fact tastier, crispier  than the regular adai....


June 10, 2016

Oats Kharabath

A simple, healthy, tasty and filling breakfast to start a day with...


June 09, 2016

Kathirikkai Rasavangi (Brinjal/Eggplant with Lentils)

Kathirikkai Rasavangi is a traditional kuzhambu variety of tamil Brahmin families. It can be used either as Kuzhambu or as a side dish. (Kootu). The freshly ground spices give a special aroma to this kuzhambu and Brinjal Rasavangi slightly resembles another variety of Kuzhambu called Pitla(i). Hot rice mixed with this kuzhambu and ghee with Pappad as side dish tastes very delicious.


June 08, 2016

Aloo Kulcha (Potato Stuffed Indian Bread)

For a very long time I had in my mind making Kulcha is a tough process as the name sounds different. But once I started making it at home and it came out just as it is made in restaurants it has become our special dinner whenever guests we have. An easy to make and filling dinner...


June 07, 2016

Whole Wheat Parotta

Parotta is the layered flat bread which is made of Maida (All purpose flour). The speciality of this yummy tiffin  is that it has crunchy outer layer with soft and cushy inner layers. We love to have this by pouring vegetable kurma on it and have the soaked spicy parottas. When this Parotta is made with whole wheat flour you can enjoy it without any guilt...


June 06, 2016

Creamy Tomato Macaroni

A macaroni recipe without Cheese with no compromise in taste.  The  delicious, spicy and yummy Macaroni melts in your mouth.  It is very ideal to serve kids when they return from school and can also be given in lunch box with some veg salad...


June 05, 2016

Millagu Karuveppilai Kuzhambu (Pepper & Curry Leaves Gravy)

A Traditional Kuzhambu that gives  succulent feel to taste buds and very good for health. There are so many methods to make this Kuzhambu and this is one among them. It stays good for even two or three days. A palatable and flavoursome kuzhambu with divine taste...


June 03, 2016

Shallow Fried Bread Veg Rolls

One of the great snacks loved by all. Mixed veggies sautéed with spices are stuffed in the bread and usually deep fried. It tastes equally good when shallow fried in a pan gently. The crispy rolls when dipped in tomato ketchups and relished give fantastic taste...


June 01, 2016

Peanut Rice (Verkadalai Sadham)

Long back  my mother in law used to make  Peanut rice often  and we love it. My son loves to carry it in lunch box. In due course I completely forgot making that. Few days back I watched the video of Peanut rice posted by the food community, Home Cooking. Immediately I asked the recipe from my MIL , more or less similar to the one I watched and made it next day itself. A comfort lunch box recipe to relish with any vegetable stir fry and chips....