May 31, 2017

Tasty & Crispy Uthappam

Uttapam is nothing but dosa made with different toppings. Onion and Tomato uttapam ranks first in Uttapam varieties. An ordinary dosa can be made rich, spicy,healthy and colourful by making small twists on the toppings made and in the shape of the Uttapam to make the kids to eat them. With the same dosa batter you can make different types of uttapam and surprise your guests with less efforts!!!


May 30, 2017

Vazhaikkai Fry (Raw Banana Spicy Fry)

Vazhaikkai Fry is one of the best side dish to have with Sambar rice and Rasam rice. This method of Vazhaikkai Fry needs less oil yet tastes crispy,spicy and makes your meal more sumptuous...


May 28, 2017

Vaazhaipoo (Banana flower) Vadai

Banana flower is rich in fiber and has many good properties. It is an indispensable part of  Tamil cooking. Though chopping this vegetable is a complicated one it is worth spending time on it. This crispy, delicious and spicy vadai goes very well with hot filter coffee or Masala chai..


May 27, 2017

Kaara Kuzhambu

Though Kaara Kuzhambu is not a part of our regular menu, whenever I taste it in restaurants, the kaara kuzhambu steals my heart.  I tried it many times and finally got the perfection in making the Kaara kuzhambu. The fans of vatha kuzhambu will definitely love this kaara kuzhambu too..


May 25, 2017

Instant Puliyodharai Mix (Instant Tamarind Rice powder)

An absolute delicious and lip smacking recipe of Puliyodharai powder without any compromise from its original taste and flavour. Helps in hand on busy days for lunch box too...


May 24, 2017

Vada Curry (Lentil Fritters in Spicy Gravy)

Vada Curry is a popular spicy side dish of South India. The fried lentil fritters are soaked in flavoured and spiced gravy and  melts in mouth when had with Set dosa. Vada Curry is the wonderful combination with any Dosa variety, Aapam and Idli. It can also be had with plain hot boiled rice...


May 23, 2017

Set Dosa

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)

An authentic, mouthwatering Kerala dish made from roasted coconut and fresh spices. It is usually made with vegetables like Baby onions, Drumstick and Bitter gourd. This Theeyal tastes delicious not only with rice but also it is very tasty when had as a side dish for Aappam...


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

Have you ever tried making regular rava / sooji Upma adding buttermilk? If not try it today and enjoy the  inviting upma that tickles the taste buds. A tea spoon of sugar or any pickle is enough to enjoy this simple breakfast....


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

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)

The sun dried cluster beans when fried in oil serves as the wonderful combo for sambar rice and curd rice. We also used to have it as the accompaniment to porridges like Kambang koozh and Ragi Koozhu..


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 , have 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...


May 01, 2017

Instant Bread and Oats Kuzhipaniyaram

An interesting and quick evening tiffin to have with coffee or tea. No need for any fermentation. A simple yet tasty light tiffin...