August 31, 2016
August 30, 2016
Tomato & Cheese Frankie
Kids love to carry this tomato and cheese frankies in lunch box. For elders, skip the cheese and instead just spread half teaspoon of butter and make the mouth watering frankies. The stuffing can be made in advance on the previous day or during week ends and hence you can make the frankies ready without any mess...
August 29, 2016
Pachai Sundaikkai Kuzhambu / Fresh Turkey Berry Kuzhambu
August 28, 2016
Thakkali / Tomato Pachadi
Thakkali pachadi or Tomato raitha is a simple, tasty, delicious and creamy side dish. It is served as a side dish for any pulao varieties. Traditionally we make it as a side dish whenever we make Poricha kuzhambu. Since Poricha Kuzhambu is made without tamarind, tomatoes and curd in this pachadi give a wonderful combo...
August 27, 2016
Urulaikizhangu / Potato Podimos
August 26, 2016
August 24, 2016
Paal Poli / Milk Poli
August 23, 2016
Muparuppu Vadai / Three Lentils fritters
August 22, 2016
Gokulashtami Recipes / Krishna jayanthi Recipes
Gokulashtami is also known as Sree Jayanthi or Krishna Jayanthi and it is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna. Different Sweet and Savory snacks are made on this day and Sri Krishna's most favourite Seedai, Butter and Aval (Poha) is mainly offered to Little Krishna along with other items. Here is the list of all sweet and savory snacks & Poha recipes...
August 21, 2016
Crispy Thattai ( Rice Crackers)
Thattai made of Rice flour and urad dal powder is the traditional snack and festival recipe of South India. We make this for Diwali, Gokulashtami and some times even as evening snack. usually we add red chilli powder for the spiciness and for a change I some times add green chilli paste to get a different flavour and taste...
August 20, 2016
Manjal Pongal and Thaalagam (Yellow Dal Rice with Mixed Vegetable Gravy)
Every year in the Tamil month of Aadi , every Tuesday this Manjal Pongal and Thalaga Kuzhambu is made by Tirunelveli Brahmins. Manjal pongal is a simple dal rice / pongal and Thalagam is the Mixed veg gravy made with roasted sesame seeds and coconut. We add either ghee or coconut oil with the hot steaming dal rice and mix with the Thalagam. Vadams (Rice crisps) are the best side dish for this rice.
August 19, 2016
Curry and Kootu Powder
Beet and Carrot Halwa
August 17, 2016
Avani Avittam Menu
Keerai Thandu Thengai Kuzhambu ( A gravy with the tender stems of Amaranth leaves)
August 16, 2016
Thatte idli is an authentic Karnataka recipe. The flat idlis melt in mouth with sponge texture. It is served in almost every retauraunt there with varieties of chutneys and sambar. The same batter can also be used to get fluffy regular idlis. Though the original version asks for making the batter in the wet grinder, I used only mixer to grind the batter and the result was outstanding....
August 12, 2016
Idi Sambhar / Sambhar with freshly ground spices
August 11, 2016
Sweet Kozhukattai / Thengai Pooran Koazhukattai
The most offered sweet to Lord Ganesha which is not only his favorite but everybody's favourite is Sweet Kozhukattai. The pooran stuffed inside the sweet kozhukattai is made traditionally with coconut and jagerry. Nowadays we make sweet kozhukattais with different stuffings. We make this Sweet Kozhukattai not only for Ganesh Chathurthi, but also for Varalakshmi Pooja, Thai velli and Aadi Velli Kizhamais...
August 10, 2016
Ulutham Kozhukattai / Urad dal Kozhukattai
Spicy version of sweet kozhukattai made with urad dal and chillies. This is made as neividhyam on Vinayaka chathurthi. Since it is a steamed and healthy food I make this as evening tiffin too. Whenever I make Sweet Kozhukattai on festive days, I make a point to make this also for my mother in law who is diabetic...
Pacharisi Idli / Idli for Vrat days
August 08, 2016
Madhulai Rasam / Pomegranate Rasam
August 07, 2016
Kothamalli Sadham / Coriander leaves Rice
Last week my friend called me to ask the recipe for the coriander leaves rice that is served in South Indian marriages nowadays. Oh! it flashed immediately to me, how could I miss this to post in my blog? A very simple but aromatic and yummy though it is made without onion and garlic.An ideal lunch box recipe too...
August 06, 2016
Thayir Vadai / Dahi vada
Posting Thayir Vada recipe in my blog is a long time pending. Since I make this on either festival days or for guests I fail to take photographs somehow. This time I made it for Sunday Lunch to take photos exclusively to post in my blog. Who can refuse to have this soft mouth melting Vadas soaked in curd? If you follow very simple tips while making this you can get perfect Thayir vadas as served in Marriage feasts and restaurants...
August 04, 2016
Baby corn Tikka Masala
Every bite of the fried baby corns sauteed in heavy spiced gravy tastes delicious and a perfect side dish for any Indian bread variety. A different Baby corn recipe apart from usual baby corn manchurian or baby corn masala. Here is the simple and step by step perfect recipe to get tasty Baby corn Tikka masala gravy...
August 03, 2016
Simple Tomato Fry
One of the best side dish for rotis, chapathis or pulkhas. A lip smacking recipe with minimum ingredients that stay fresher for even 3 to 5 days. So an ideal side dish to carry while travelling. My son during his school days for excursions he asks me to make the rotis and tomato fry as side dish in large quantity for him and his friends...
August 02, 2016
Nellikkai (Amla) Thokku / Gooseberry Pickle
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