November 30, 2016

Butter Tawa Idli

I happened to watch the recipe of making this Hyderabad street food in you tube which was described by one of my favorite chef Vah Chef. What a Yummy food it is!!! The idlis roasted in butter with freshly roasted & ground dal powder gives exotic feel and thanks to him for the lovely recipe,,

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November 29, 2016

Poosanikkai Thayir Pachadi / Ash gourd Raitha

Poosanikkai Thayir Pachadi / Ash gourd Raitha  is the traditional recipe and served very next to Payasam (Kheer) in all important feasts of Tamilnadu. This healthy, fiber rich and easy to make raitha tastes exotic with any type of meals. The creamy and white raitha looks great when served on the green banana leaves...

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November 28, 2016

Oats, Cracked Wheat Rava Idli

A quick, tasty, easy to make and perfect healthy recipe is this Oats, Cracked Wheat Rava Idli.The roasted oats and Cracked wheat gives a fine aroma to this tiffin. Try this wonderful diet recipe with tomato chutney or onion chutney and enjoy its health benefits....

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November 27, 2016

Seppankizhangu / Taro root Roast

I tried making like  finger chips with Seppankizhangu / Taro root as we do with Potato and it was amazingly tasty and crispy. I didnot even deep fry it and just shallow fried after marinating with spices for some time. A fantastic side dish to have with any rice..

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November 26, 2016

Vazhaithandu Mor Kootu (Banana stem Kootu)

Banana stem is a fiber rich vegetable that is loaded with amazing health benefits. We make kootu and curry with this vegetable at least twice a month. This Banana stem kootu is made in a different way from other kootu varieties and tastes very good....

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November 25, 2016

Restaurant Style Kadai Vegetables

Colourful Vegetables cooked with Fresh Roasted Spices give a lip smacking side dish to any Indian Bread varieties like Roti, Naan, Chapathi and also tastes delicious with Fried rice and Pulao. The mixture of garlic, ginger, onion and tomato adds colour to taste and make it more spicy...

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November 23, 2016

Cabbage Garlic Paratha

Cabbage Garlic Paratha is the lip smacking, Spicy & flavoursome Paratha.  I made this adding roasted Besan flour with Cabbage and Garlic  and We just loved this Paratha very much,...

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November 22, 2016

Nellai Special Vathakuzhambu

Tirunelveli Vathakuzhambu is very special and no doubt  it is a lip-smacking one. In all hotels and marriages here though Sambar is served, Vathakuzhambu is mandatory. The vathakuzhambu made by fresh roasted spices gives a fantastic flavour and taste. Nobody can resist from asking for more. This vatha kuzhambu can be mixed with plain rice with sesame oil and also be had with curd rice...

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November 21, 2016

Spicy Aloo Sweet Corn Dosa

A small change made to regular Masal Dosa with the stuffings of Potatoes and sweetcorn enhanced with the flavours of spices make this dosa spicy, tasty and very different...

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November 20, 2016

Neer Kozhukattai

Neer kozhukattai is almost an oil free recipe which is the traditional recipe of Kanyakumari district. We love to have this as dinner on rainy days. Since it is a complete boiled food,  it is easily digestible also. A healthy and tasty tiffin that needs very less ingredients and no complicated procedure....

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November 19, 2016

Jeera Aloo Pulao (Cumin Potato Rice)

All time  Favourite Lunch box recipe that needs no side dish. Very easy to make and looks inviting and tempting. 

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November 18, 2016

South Indian Spicy Vegetable Kurma

Vegetable Kurma is a spicy and flavorful side dish for Indian bread varieties all over India. The method of preparation differs from place to place. The vegetables are cooked in coconut based spicy gravy in South India. Here is the recipe of the South Indian Spicy Delicacy...

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November 17, 2016

Gothumai Rawa and Thinai Adai / Broken Wheat and Foxtail millet Spicy Dosa

I made a trial of making this Adai with broken wheat, Foxtail millet and Some lentils. I was so happy that it turned out very  tasty with fantastic texture and one more new healthy recipe to serve my diabetic mother in law..

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November 16, 2016

Venthaya Kuzhambu (Fenugreek seeds Gravy)

Very tasty, lip smacking kuzhambu that tickles your taste buds. The roasted fenugreek powder gives awesome aroma to this kuzhambu. It can be had mixing with rice or as side dish to curd rice, arisi upma, dosa, adai and upma kozhukattai...

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November 15, 2016

Baby Potato Chilli Fry

The golden fried potato balls coated with spices and tomato is a lip smacking recipe that pairs as an excellent side dish with rice and roti. This crispy and spicy balls can also be had as snack, starter or chat. Make this appealing hot recipe with minimum ingredients and enjoy maximum taste...

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November 14, 2016

Keerai Puliserri (Creamy Spinach Buttermilk Gravy)

A typical Kerala Kuzhambu Variety and  my Mother in law's one more signature recipe. When we are bored of making Spinach kootu and curry this recipe gives a good change in taste from the usual one. This goes very well with rice to have  pappad as side dish....

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November 13, 2016

Mixed Millet Idli ( Diet Idli)

Idli is a regular breakfast menu in all South Indian Families. This regular and healthiest breakfast becomes special when made with mixed millets..

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November 12, 2016

Dried Coconut Chutney Powder / Kopra thengai podi

This dried coconut chutney powder is the traditional condiment we make at home very often as a substitute to pickle and chutney. The fine part of this is that it serves as the best side dish for dosa, idli and curd rice. We also add this to hot steaming rice with a tea spoon of coconut oil and enjoy with any vegetable kootu and pappad as side dish. It has a long shelf time too..

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November 11, 2016

Veppillakatti (Tangy, Citrus Leaf Pickle Powder)

One who tastes this Veppillakatti for the first time will become a fan of this. An authentic, traditional side dish for curd rice from the cuisine of Palakkad Iyers. Usually it is said that in the Tamil month of Ippasi / Aswin (Mid october) making Veppillakatti brings prosperity. whether it is true or not, the leaves used for making this side dish are very fresh and tender during this month. Moreover since Omam(Ajwain) is used, it is also good for digestion.

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Kootanchoru - A Classic Recipe of Tirunelveli (Mixed Vegetable and Lentils Rice)

Kootanchoru or KootanSadham is the Authentic and Traditional Recipe of Tirunelveli made with mixed vegetables,Lentils, Rice and Coconut masala. It is very easy to make and very nutritious too. This classic recipe tastes delicious with any raitha and Pappads or crisps..

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November 10, 2016

Pacha Sambhar / Raw Sambhar

Nearly 25 years ago ,  I visited my Hubby's Grandma house. His grandma made this sambhar for us which was very yummy.   After that I totally forgot about that. My Mother in law two days before just asked me Whether I have  posted her mom's signature recipe Pacha Sambhar in my blog. I thanked for the reminder, got the recipe  from her and made Pacha Sambhar yesterday. Here is the recipe of  simply delicious and flavoursome sambhar...

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November 09, 2016

Schezwan Idli Fry

I tried Schezwan Idli Fry as a starter for a get together at my home and it was a super hit. It can also be served as evening tiffin for children or can be packed in lunch box...

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November 08, 2016

Cabbage & Beetroot Stir Fry with Greengram Sprouts

A very healthy side dish to have with bread  or rice or rotis. The combination of these three nutritious ingredients help to start the day  nutritiously....

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November 07, 2016

Puli Charu and Kadalai Paruppu Thogaiyal

A simple meal that can be made ready in just 20 minutes. When I was commuting back home from my work place, my colleague told this recipe to me. I made this on that day itself for dinner. We loved it!!!. She told, whenever their family return home  after vacation she makes this  as a refreshing meal. Before the rice gets ready, these two items can be made and simple microwaved pappad serves as the best side dish...

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November 06, 2016

Kovakkai / Ivy Gourd Masala Fry

Try this different method of making Kovakkai that sounds tasty and spicy to have with any rice. Very ideal side dish for lunch box also...

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November 05, 2016

Spicy Corn Fries

A perfect monsoon snack to have with evening coffee or tea. It is a shallow fried snack and hence can be had without any guilt. A lovely snack that will definitely make everybody to like it..

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November 04, 2016

Sponge Dosa

I tasted this Dosa first time in Bangalore when I went to my Mom's house.  My brother's wife made this dosa and it was just fantastic. When I asked the recipe, she gave a very simple recipe. I tried that and came out  well and everybody liked it...

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November 03, 2016

Oats Vegetable Adai

A healthy breakfast or dinner with very less effort but more of benefit and taste. A fibre rich, tasty tiffin with less oil. No soaking and hence can be made at any time when you wish....

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November 02, 2016

Gottu Rasam

This instant Gottu Rasam made by our grannies without powdering or grinding, yet tastes yummy and divine. Also provides a soothing effect during the rainy days and when we suffer from flu or throat pain. Enjoy this hot Gottu Rasam Rice with pappads or any crisps!!!

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November 01, 2016

Simple Kuruma for Idlis

Who says only chutney and sambar are the best combo for idlis? Try this simple onion and tomato kuruma as a side dish for idlis. You will really enjoy the taste. Though this is the exclusive kuruma made as the side dish for idlis it also pairs very well with chapathis...

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