May 31, 2016

Masal Dosa (Dosa with Potato curry)

Masal Dosa of South India has fans across the world. In fact it is the iconic dosa of Tamilnadu. Crispy dosas stuffed with Potato, Onion fry no doubt anybody will get  addicted to this Masal Dosa...



May 30, 2016

Urulai Kizhangu Kalyana Curry (Spicy Potato Stir Fry)

Irrespective of the age Potato fry served during Marriage feasts on the Banana leaves is irresistible! It gives company from the dal rice till the curd rice. Though it is a simple recipe and most of us know the recipe I am posting this for the beginners with some tips...


May 29, 2016

Carrot , Tomato and Onion Chutney / Dip

A healthy chutney with mild spiciness that can be had with any tiffin. Adding any vegetable to chutneys is a good twist in colour and taste.  It makes our healthy breakfast more nutritious and rich...


May 28, 2016

Tip #34: New Uses for Everyday Kitchen Ingredients

Make a small twist in your regular recipes with available  Kitchen ingredients and make your dishes more creative and innovative. These Smart Samayal Tips will guide you to get extraordinary taste:


May 27, 2016

Schezwan Paratha

A very small change made to regular Aloo  Paratha gives Lip Smacking, Hot and Spicy Schezwan Paratha.  It actually does not need any side dish. An ideal Lunch box recipe since it remains soft and melts in mouth even after three or four hours of making it...


May 25, 2016

Reshmi Paneer

A popular gravy served in Restaurants that pairs very well with spicy Pulao varieties, Indian bread varieties and Fried rice.  Reshmi Paneer is a true classic recipe that tastes delicious and looks glorious...


May 24, 2016

Tip #56: Did you know these Kitchen Tips??

As tiny drops make a mighty ocean, even a small concern, care in every aspect  can avoid wastage and bring quality to your everyday cooking. Follow these Smart Samayal Tips to achieve the best...


May 23, 2016

Rava Uthappam

When you want to make something different and tasty at the same time easy for breakfast / dinner, this Rava Uthappam is one of the preferred recipe. No need to grind and  don't bother of fermentation, We can make it as rich, healthy and delicious as possible by topping with available veggies in hand...


May 19, 2016

Pappu Rotta

Till two days before, I never heard of this recipe name or anything about this. My friend  gave me this recipe and asked me to make this and publish in my blog. She said it is an authentic and special recipe of a particular community of Telugu speaking people and they make this recipe often as break fast. The very next day I made this and we were totally mesmerized by the taste, soft and melting texture of this Pappu Rotta. Thanks to my friend Meena for giving me such a wonderful, easy, different and healthy breakfast recipe...


May 18, 2016

Kalikindi Dosa / Koozh Dosa (Rice Porridge Dosa)

An awesome dosa from the cuisine of Ancient Tamil brahmin kitchen. Very easy to make and tastes very yummy with onion or tomato chutney. We usually have this dosa with Milagai Podi and curd. This dosa is made with a small twist to the regular dosa preparation. No fermenting time required and here is the simple recipe...


Puli Inji (Sweet & Sour Ginger Pickle)

In Chennai, I attended a family function two weeks before. A professional cook was arranged to cook for the function. The entire menu made by her was simply mind blowing. Out of all the items this Puli Inji made of Ginger, Green chillies and Tamarind became the super hit. She made it in a jiffy and taught us the easiest and tastiest way to do this traditional pickle. It is an awesome accompaniment for rice, roti, dosa, pongal and idlis. Just spread it on chapathis and pack for lunch...


May 17, 2016

Watermelon Rind Dosa

I came to know about this dosa very recently while browsing. I was surprised to know that the rind portion of the Water melon just below the skin can be used to make delicious dosas. We usually consume the pinkish and red part of the fruit and throw away the rest. You will be amazed to see the result after making this recipe and you will never hereafter throw away the rinds any more...


May 16, 2016

Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambu (Gravy with Lentil Balls)

An authentic kuzhambu of Tamilnadu with divine taste... Though there are different methods for making this kuzhambu, today I am posting the traditional brahmin paruppu urundai kuzhambu without onion and garlic. It tastes heavenly to have  with hot steaming rice..


May 15, 2016

A Quick Instant Pappad Snack

In Rajasthan  a  snack out of Pappad called Churi is made which is their traditional one. I added some veggies and spices to it and made it more healthy and colourful. A very healthy snack for all age groups when you crave to munch something crispy and spicy and healthy...


May 14, 2016

Bisibelahbath (Bhojana's Authentic)


Bisibelahbath is the iconic recipe of Karnataka with blissful flavour. It has unique aroma & taste with special spices different from Sambar rice.  The pulpy, spicy, hot  rice with the flavour of shallots and ghee is the most preferred dish for potluck,  marriage receptions and get together. It is made with the combination of rice and lentils. Garnished with crunchy Kaara boondhi  it is served with raitha in Bangalore restaurants. 


May 12, 2016

South Indian Chutney Special

Chutney is the Mandatory South Indian  accompaniment for most of the Traditional Break fast and Dinner items. We make them in different forms, ways and out of different ingredients. Coconut Chutney is the most preferred chutney for idli, dosa and vadais. Coconut chutney itself is made  in different types in different places. Even veggies are used to make nutritious lip smacking chutneys. The thick chutneys which are made to mix with rice for lunch are called as Thogayal inTamil nadu. Today I am giving the recipes for 15 chutney varieties made as side dish for idlis, dosas, vadais, pongal, upma and rotis...


May 11, 2016

Kadhi Pakora (A truly delicious Punjabi recipe)

Kadhi Pakora is the Classic North Indian Traditional recipe. It is a Youghurt/Curd based Gravy, similar to our Parupu Urundai MorKuzhambu. In fact simpler than ours. Once you try this and experience the exotic taste, no doubt it will become a regular item of your cuisine. Very ideal to serve guests too. It is usually had by mixing with steaming rice and also suits as side dish for Rotis and Chapathis...


May 08, 2016

Sheer Khorma / Festive Vermicelli Kheer with Dates

Mother's Day Sweet - Sheer Khorma is the traditional sweet or dessert made in parts of Central Asia during festive seasons. It is a healthy kheer made with Vermicelli and dry fruits. A simple and healthy dessert that tastes heavenly when you refrigerate and have it chill for this summer....


May 07, 2016

Paneer Bhurji Gravy - The Star Hotel Recipe

Though making side dish for fried rice, chapathis, phulkas and rotis is a regular one, when it comes to making of different side dish apart from usual dhal. Kadai paneer or Veg kurma we end up often in confusion. Here is the simple step by step recipe for making a star hotel side dish. Try this rich, gorgeous  side dish made with Paneer and other fresh spices that gives an aromatic, flavourful and mouthwatering taste....


May 06, 2016

Thavil Vadai / Thaval Vadai

Thavil Vadai or Thavala Vada is a South Indian  Traditional lentils and rice based fritters made as evening snacks for guests or rather a holiday special tea time snack. Since it is made without onions we make it even on festive days. Hot Thavala Vadais with crispy crust and spongy pores inside gives mesmerizing taste with the flavours of ginger, green chillies and curry leaves....


May 05, 2016

Kathirikkai Masala Curry / Fried Eggplants in Cream of Onion and Tomatoes

A different, mouth watering side dish made out of Brinjals with unique flavour and taste. The fried brinjals spiced up and flavoured with the cream of onions, tomatoes and chillies make your palate spicy, tasty and delicious. This spicy dish serves as a perfect companion  not only to rotis, phulkas, pulao varieties but also tastes heavenly when you mix this with hot steaming rice...


May 04, 2016

Crispy Tomato Instant Rava Dosa

This tomato rava dosa is a simple, lip smacking and very easy to make dosa that looks crispy and netted. With simple procedure and easily available ingredients you can make a mouthwatering breakfast / dinner for your family members and guests....


May 03, 2016

Spring Onion Rice

If you get spring onions in market, don't hesitate to buy a bunch. You can make a delicious lunch box recipe with it. If you have left over rice cooked for the lunch then make this tasty rice for dinner with minimum efforts...


May 02, 2016

Tip #60: Seven Secret Tips to Make Best - Ever Homemade Soups

Today's Smart Samayal Tips is: Soup Tips, Tricks and Secrets.They are easy to make and at the same time have diversified ways of preparation, Soup is one of the best way to consume more vegetables. A steaming soup is always enjoyable to have sip by sip.


May 01, 2016

Thandu Keerai Kootu / Amaranth leaves with Lentils

Thandu keerai with tender stems is the most favourite spinach of my family. I prefer to make this on Sundays since this Kootu  tastes delicious when had with fresh steaming boiled rice. Sautéed pepper, chillies and cumins with coconut give wonderful flavour to this side dish. This is a traditional kootu recipe made without onion and garlic. ..