April 30, 2017

Moong dal Sambar (Payatham Paruppu Sambhar)

A different , traditional sambhar made with shallots, tomato and moongh dal which is spiced up by sautéing with green chillies and red chillies. This moongh dal sambar goes very well with   rice, Idli, Dosa, Pongal varieites. Another highlight is that, this sambhar can be made very easily without using Sambhar Powder...

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April 29, 2017

Aval Khaara Pongal (Poha Hot Pongal)

Pongal is a very famous South Indian Breakfast Delicacy made with Rice and moong dal and tempered with freshly ground spices with ghee. I replaced rice with Aval/Poha/Beaten rice and it was extraordinarily tasty. I started doing this as a regular breakfast and amazingly though it is a filling one, doesn't give the feeling of heaviness...

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April 28, 2017

Aloo Jeera Fry

Aloo jeera fry is a star hotel recipe that loaded with flavours. Aloo jeera fry is a fantastic curry that tastes yummy with lovely combination of Potatoes and Cumin and no doubt this Aloo Jeera fry is a great treat for potato fans. This delicious curry / sabzi is a wonderful side dish for Roti, Chapathi, Naan and Rice...

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April 27, 2017

Spicy Cabbage Balls

A quick and easy to make lip smacking snack to  munch with coffee or tea. Can be served as starter or side dish also...

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April 26, 2017

Kalyana Ravabath

The Ravabath is mostly served on the previous day of Tamilbrahmins Marriage as breakfast and they make it without onions and yet the Kalyana Ravabath tastes yummy and just melts in the mouth with its soft texture. Kalyana Ravabath is the simplest and one of the tastiest breakfast..

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April 25, 2017

Vazhaikai Vathakal (Rawbanana Fry)

Raw banana curry when seasoned with Fennel seeds / Saunf , it becomes  the delicious and perfect side dish to be served with rice.This recipe needs less oil for frying since  boiled raw bananas are used.  It goes very well with sambar, rasam, and curd rice and also with traditional rice varieties like lemon rice and coconut rice....

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April 24, 2017

Kuthiraivali Thayir Sadham (Barnyard Millet Curd Rice)

Here is the simple and easy steps to make creamy curd rice to carry for lunch box with Barnyard millet that stays fresh for a longer time without sourness. This star hotel curd rice made with barnyard millet doesn't make your tummy heavy, but  keeps you cooool...

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April 23, 2017

Chill Aval / Poha Delight

An ideal, simple and very easy dessert for this summer is this chill poha delight. Make it in advance, refrigerate and make the guests and family members happy with this Chill Poha Delight....

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April 22, 2017

Andhra Mango Pappu /Mamidikaya Pappu

Andhra Mango Pappu is a traditional, simple and delicious spicy lentils with captivating taste. Andhra Pappu absolutely makes your meal to taste heavenly when it is mixed with hot steaming rice with ghee...

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April 21, 2017

Yellow Pumpkin Raitha - A summer special Recipe

Raitha / Thayir pachadi  makes an important part of any Indian meal. The beaten curd flavoured with grated yellow pumpkin and chopped green chillies serve as the ideal side dish for any Variety Rice, Parathas and side dish for any Indian bread. The presence of Beta carotene in the yellow pumpkin has cancer preventing property and also it is rich in anti oxidant...

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April 20, 2017

Ennai Kathirikkai / Stuffed brinjal Curry

Ennai Kathirikkai /  Stuffed brinjal (Eggplant) fry is the ever tempting and mouth watering side dish for any type of south Indian meals and also to Indian bread varieties. It tastes heavenly to have with simple curd rice too. It is a holiday special recipe of our family....


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April 19, 2017

Aval Kaara Kozhukkattai (Tempered and Steamed Poha Balls)

I landed in making this Aval Kara kozhukattai for the first time, when I had sudden guests who should be served with no onion no garlic and simple dinner. Everybody liked it very much and from then Aval Kozhukattai has become one of my favorite tiffin..

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April 18, 2017

Jeera Rasam (Cumin Seed Rasam)

Rasam is a mandatory dish in the traditional South Indian Lunch. Rasam is a soup made from Tamarind pulp and various spices which is very good for health.  We make a lot of varieties of rasam based on the type of Occasion. This Jeera rasam is very good for health especially when you are recovering from illness. When you have the bitterness to eat after taking lots of tablets, if you take this Rasam rice with some steamed or boil vegetables, it tastes heavenly.....

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April 17, 2017

Kollu Chutney (Horse-gram Dip/ Chutney)

A perfect healthy side dish for any  breakfast like Idli, Pongal, Roti or Dosa to start a day with is this Horse gram chutney. It is a two in one recipe that helps in hand on busy days. Plain rice mixed with this chutney and any salad or raitha as side dish is a comforatble lunch too....

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April 16, 2017

Bitter gourd fry without Bitterness

Bitter gourd deep fry is the favourite vegetable fry of our family. We love to have this as side dish for any rice and also as bites with tea. By following these easy steps make crispy & tasty Bitter gourd fry and no doubt you will start loving bitter gourd..

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April 15, 2017

Vazhaipoo Shallow fry Kolas / Banana Flower fritters

Vazhaipoo Vadai is a crispy and lip smacking traditional snack that makes anyone to crave for it. When we can make it as a shallow fried balls in Appe pan, We can relish them  guilt free right??!

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April 13, 2017

Tamil New Year Recipes

Let us welcome the Tamil New year that falls on April 14 with hope, positive expectations, good start, new opportunities and prosperity. Traditionally we make recipes with  different tastes like sweet, bitter, sour, tangy and hot, symbolically representing our life is also made up of such twists . Here is the recipe for the traditional recipes we make on Tamil New Year Day...

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April 12, 2017

Urulai Pattani Kaara Curry (Spicy Potato Green Peas Curry)

Urulai Pattani curry is an unbeatable combo for sambar rice, rasam rice and even curd rice. It can also be wrapped with rotis for lunch box. This spicy curry is the most favourite side dish for many of us isn't it?

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April 11, 2017

Restaurant Style Kadai paneer

Kadai Paneer is a  favourite side dish with the excellent combination of onions, tomatoes, capsicum and Authentic Indian spices that gives a mesmerising and lip smacking taste. Kadai paneer - The soft chunky paneer pieces immersed in the Hot n Spicy Gravy is the super hit combination for any Indian bread and also simple Pulaos....

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April 10, 2017

Mangai Thokku (Grated Raw Mango Pickle)

A traditional South Indian Pickle with lip smacking, heavenly taste that needs no preservative. A delicious accompaniment to rice, roti, upma, idli and dosa. Can be had with anything as side dish and a perfect pickle to carry for picnics and travel...

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April 06, 2017

Mattar Masala (Green Peas Masala)

Mattar Masala is a delicious side dish for chapathis and rotis. It also gives a very good combination to have with hot plain rice. Here is the recipe for the typical restaurant style Mattar Masala.

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April 05, 2017

Gooseberry Drink (Amla Juice)

A refreshing drink, rich in Vitamin C that keeps you fresh and energetic.....

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April 04, 2017

Panagam, Neermore and Kosmalli /Rama Navami Recipes

Ram Navami is celebrated to proclaim the birth of Lord Sriram, the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It is very auspicious to offer Panagam, Neermore and Kosmalli as Naivedhyam and seek his blessings. This year Sri Rama Navami is on April 05. And also no doubt that these dishes are very good for our health, especially to beat this hot summer...

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April 02, 2017

Mango Shrikhand

Shrikhand is a Maharashtrian dessert made of strained yogurt/Curd. Shrikhand is usually  flavoured with saffron, cardamom blended with seasonal fruits.  This creamy Mango Shrikhand ,  garnished with nuts is an ideal dessert for the summer season..

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April 01, 2017

Quick Capsicum Sambar

Capsicum Sambar has a unique flavour and it suits with both rice and any tiffin item like idli, dosa and pongal. When you make this Sambar in one shot in pressure cooker in just 15 minutes your cooking becomes the easiest isn't it? 

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