May 30, 2015

Aloo Bonda

An irresistable and all time favorite snack or tiffin  to have with evening coffee or tea. It is a deep fried snack made with the spicy potato fillings. An absolute delicious recipe for which coconut chutney is the best side dish...


May 29, 2015

Peppercorns and Cumin Gravy (Milagu Jeera Kuzhambu)

A healthy kuzhambu that is very delicious and good for digestion. It is a tarditional kuzhambu made after festive season or when back to home after long travel. Gives heavenly taste when had mixing in  hot steaming rice with Paruppu Thogaiyal as side dish....


May 28, 2015

Upma Adai

A small variation made to usual rice upma makes it more attractive, novel and tasty. Any side dish like chutney, sauce, sambhar or pickle goes very well with this. It is an ideal lunch box recipe too ....


May 27, 2015

ChatPat Mint Rice

An easy to make Mint rice, that tastes delicious with the small crunchy bites of dals, ideal for Lunch box and goes very well with simple plain yoghurt or any crisps. For this recipe no need for chopping or peeling in the busy hectic morning schedule. It can also be made on Vrat Days since it is a No Onion and No Garlic recipe....


May 26, 2015

Foxtail millet and Little millet Dosa (Thinai and Samai Dosa)

Super Dooper Dosa without Rice but very good in taste. It is a Fiber rich, healthy and easy to make dosa variety . This dosa attracts you with golden brown colour with crispy edges and soft in the middle...


May 24, 2015

Crispy and Spicy Yam Pakoras (Senai Pakodas)

A different starter/side dish/evening snack that tastes heavenly. Once you taste this crispy and spicy snack , you will become a fan of this Pakora. 


May 23, 2015

Brinji Rice

Yummy Rice with the flavours of Fried Onions, Sautéed Fresh Spices,   Bay leaves and Coconut milk. The taste is enhanced by adding  the crunchy cashews and this rice is ideal for children and all age groups. Spicy Vegetable Kuruma serves as best combination for this delicious rice...


May 22, 2015

Keerai Puli Curry / Spinach and Shallots Tangy Gravy

An Authentic Tamilnadu cuisine that tastes heavenly to have with anything as side dish. This keerai puli curry is one of the best combination for curd rice too. If you feel bored of eating plain Spinach curry try this spicy and healthy side dish....


May 11, 2015

Mouth Melting Coconut Burfi

Coconut Burfi is the Traditional and Popular Sweet made with less ingredients. Since it is quite easy to make we make it often during different Vrat and Festive occasions. Not only on festivals but it is also made as snack for kids. Make this simple delicious coconut fudge and enjoy the mouth melting dessert....


May 10, 2015

Vegetable Chutneys

Chutney is a family of condiments associated with Indian cuisine made from a highly variable mixture of spices, vegetables, or fruits. Usually chutneys are made with coconut, tomatoes and onions. The vegetable chutneys serve two ways!!! Apart from being side dish for any tiffin or variety rice, they also give us nutritional benefits. You can also mix these vegetable chutneys with hot rice and enjoy the rice with any raitha....


May 07, 2015

Coriander / Cilantro Rasam (Kothamalli rasam)

Though we garnish usual rasam varieties with corainder leaves, this rasam is made with the entire essence of coriander leaves that makes the rasam very flavorful, aromatic and yummy. It can also be had as soup that makes your throat and body very refreshing.....


May 06, 2015

Onion Wheat Rava Dosa

Rava dosa is my mother in law's favourite tiffin but she scares to eat it nowadays since sooji (Semolina) is not easily digestible for her age. So I started making the dosa with Wheat Rava and it is extraordinarily good, crispy and tasty. Even for dinner nowadays I often make this dosa with different toppings like onions, carrot etc.,


May 05, 2015

Allam Pachadi (Ginger Pickle / Thokku)

Allam Pachadi is the all time favorite side dish for anything on your plate. This is an Authentic , Traditional pickle/Chutney/Thokku of Andhra Pradesh with heavenly taste. Will tickle your taste buds with its exotic spicy, tangy and sweet flavours. During my childhood we lived   in Vijayawada for  few years  and my mom learnt Allam Pachadi there. This Allam pachadi is her signature recipe  and I learnt making this from her long back. Even my husband's family members and friends are great fan of this. Allam Pachadi  can be even used as a dip or spread. This flavourful and Spicy Pickle stays fresh even for two months.....


May 03, 2015

Tip #9: Easy Peasy Tikka Masala Paste

Tikka Masala is a delicious, versatile paste. It can be used in variety of Indian dishes like Paneer tikka, Aloo tikka etc., with slight sour flavour. When you expect guests make this paste in advance on the day when you are free and store it. Once you have made the paste No worry and hurry! Make the Tikka masala Gravy for Fried rice or Rotis with the help of our Smart Samayal Tips in no time..