May 31, 2017
May 30, 2017
Vazhaikkai Fry (Raw Banana Spicy Fry)
May 28, 2017
Vaazhaipoo (Banana flower) Vadai
May 27, 2017
May 26, 2017
Sweet Pidi Kozhukattai (Sweet Rice Balls)
May 25, 2017
Instant Puliyodharai Mix (Instant Tamarind Rice powder)
May 24, 2017
Vada Curry (Lentil Fritters in Spicy Gravy)
May 23, 2017
An authentic Dosa Variety of Karnataka which is very soft, white and melts in mouth. Since it cooks very fastly, more dosas can be made in less time. These dosas are small, thick, songy and served in threes usually. They are served with Chutneys or Kurmas or Vadacurry. Vadacurry is the best combination for this Dosa.
May 22, 2017
Ulli Theeyal (Baby Onions in Spiced and Roasted Coconut Gravy)
May 12, 2017
Inji Venthasar (Tangy Ginger Gravy)
Venthasar is the most favourite recipe of my family and everybody is addicted to its taste especially when made by my mother in law. It is sought mostly on the day we return back home from vacation with hot steamed rice and Pappads. Venthasar is a popular kuzhambu variety of Tamil Brahmin families in Kanyakumari and Tirunelveli districts of Tamilnadu in South India. It is made either with shallots or ginger. Today I am giving the recipe of Ginger base gravy....
May 11, 2017
Buttermilk Rava / Sooji Upma
May 07, 2017
Traditional Sevai (Rice stringhoppers)
Traditional RiceSevai is the safe steamed food with very soft texture and is one of the most liked recipe by most of us. Since it is made of Puzhungal arisi / parboiled rice it has its own aroma. In Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari districts its paired with Morkuzhambu and Pappad where is in Other parts Varieties of Sevai are made like Lemon Sevai, Coconut Sevai and Sweer Sevai...
May 05, 2017
A memorable day
Cookery Workshop!! What else a food blogger needs than this? Yes I was invited to conduct a demo session for the chefs of the The Janakiram Hotels - The most famous Restauraunt of our Halwa City, Tirunelveli. The theme of the workshop was to make traditional items/snacks of Tamilnadu using Millets. The owner of the Restauraunt Mr.Ramkumar has the intention of introducing these healthy, traditional millet snacks in to their regular menu too.
It was such a wonderful experience to work with the experienced chefs of Sri Janakiram Hotels. I was accompanied by my son to the workshop who was the mastermind of my foodblog!! Both of us were overwhelmed by the hospitality shown to us by each and every one there. All the ingredients needed were kept ready in advance and with the support of the people there I made Seven recipes in three hours like Ragi halwa, Millet Cutlet, Barnyard millet pepper kozhukattai, Little millet Ammini kozhukattai etc.,
Felt happy that I could also contribute something for creating awareness among the people towards healthy eating...
Kara Vadai is a popular and traditional snack of Tamil Brahmin families of Southern part of Tamilnadu and Trivandrum . A nice recipe passed on to me from my mother in law. Since it is made of all pulses it is a protein rich snack. The speciality of this Vada is it tastes so yummy with crispy crust outside and spongy and spicy stuff even without adding onions....
May 04, 2017
Seeni avaraikkai /Kothavarangai Vaththal (Sundried Cluster Beans)
May 03, 2017
Andhra Avakai Pickle (Cut Raw Mango Pickle)
Though there many varieties of mango pickles, the Avakai Mango pickle of Andhra is the most adorable one and loved by all. Till few years back I was thinking making this Avakai pickle must be a complicated process. My sister in law's mother in law gave me the simplest recipe when I met her in a marriage and immediately I tried it out. From then it has become my signature recipe and every summer I make this pickle in large scale for all my family members...
May 02, 2017
Sesame / Til Chutney (Ellu Thogayal)
No doubt that the Sesame Chutney, the Authentic Recipe of Tirunelveli is exceptionally good for health like the Magical words: 'Open Sesame'!!! Though the sesame seeds are tiny, they have rich assortments of minerals packed in them. Sesame seeds , ave high content of minerals like Copper, Calcium, Iron, Manganese etc., Mix this chutney and a tea spoon of gingelly oil with rice and enjoy the divine taste having pappad as side dish...