Please support Priya's Virundhu by clicking on the advertisements

Monday, 15 December 2014

Fried Chicken Biryani

Fried chicken biryani is unique in taste and different when compared to the regular biryani’s we make. The chicken is marinated, fried, mixed with masala and then layered for dum process with rice. The chicken has to be deep fried before adding to the masala, but I have just shallow fried it to cut down the calories. Do try out this tempting and lip smacking biryani and post your feedbacks. Check out other delicious Biryani Varieties here. Without any further delay let me move on to the recipe.

Here’s how to make Fried Chicken Biryani with step by step photos….

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Chocolate Chip Cookies[Eggless]

Now that Xmas holidays are fast approaching, everybody is on the lookout of making cakes and cookies. Chocolate chip cookies are not just kids favourite but very tempting cookies for all age groups. Though I have shared other cookies with eggs, I wanted to share the very famous chocolate chip cookies without eggs. These cookies are very easy to make and best choice even for the beginners. Enjoy these crunchy, addictive and mind blowing White Chocolate Chip Cookies for these holidays.

Here’s how to make White Chocolate Chip Cookies with step by step photos….


Thursday, 11 December 2014

Carrot Cake [light/Butterless]

Today I am going to share a very addictive and tempting Carrot Cake not just that, this cake is butter less. I know this month most of you will be baking lots of cakes as X’mas is fast approaching. So, I wanted to share a healthy version of carrot cake which you can try in your home. I have used chopped almonds to bake this cake, since I had them handy in my pantry and they did taste great. You can as well use walnuts which are always best paired with carrots in baking carrot cakes.

Here’s how to make Carrot Cake with step by step photos…

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Vegetable & Egg Pasta [Healthy Version with No Cheese & No Sauces]

Making Pasta need not always involve cheese in it; here is another healthy, quick and filling pasta dish without any cheese or sauces. Kids love to eat pasta, but the responsibility of making it healthy lies on us. This Vegetable and Egg pasta is one such dish with no cheese or white sauce, but loaded with vegetables and rich in protein  from eggs. Do try out this flavourful, tempting and delicious Vegetable & Egg pasta and give your feedback. Check out other delicious Pasta varieties here.

Here’s how to make Vegetable & Egg pasta with step by step photos….

Cabbage Vadai/Cabbage Paruppu Vadai

Making different types of snacks for the guest, our family and especially for kids is always a pleasure. We make different types of vadai, but adding vegetables to them is another way to make our kids eat vegetables. I know this might not be the healthy version, but we are not going to make fried foods every day at home, so making them once in a while is totally fine.

Here’s how to make Cabbage Vadai with step by step photos…

Friday, 21 November 2014

Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao Chicken is a very popular Chinese recipe originated from the Sichuan province of China. It is made my marinating chicken cubes in sauces and then cooked along with dry red chillies and roasted peanuts. The chicken can be either deep fried or stir fried, but I have done the low fat version by just stir frying the chicken. You can as well add cubed red and green bell peppers for added taste and flavour. For now try this exotic Kung Pao chicken and enjoy your day.

Here’s how to make Kung Pao Chicken with step by step photos…

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Murungai Keerai Muttai Poriyal/Drumstick leaves with Eggs Poriyal/Murungai Keerai Poriyal With Eggs

This Murungai Keerai Muttai Poriyal is my childhood favourite, which my mom prepares very often at home. We have our own Murugai keerai tree at home, so my mom comes up with different types of murungai keerai recipes. I had gone to my mom’s house two days back, got lots of murungai keerai and prepared this keerai muttai poriyal. Do try this simple, healthy and delicious keerai muttai poriyal and enjoy your meal.

Here is my mom’s Murungai Keerai Poriyal with step by step photos….

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Milagu Meen Varuval/Pepper Fish Fry[Vanjaram Meen Milagu/KingFish Pepper Fry]

Milagu Meen/Pepper Fish is a very simple, tasty and flavourful fish fry. This milagu meen recipe, I came across in a TV show.  I tried it out immediately and it was awesome and lip smacking. The best part of this dish is it can be done in just 15 – 20 minutes, and the taste is just mind blowing.  So what are you friends waiting for, try out this easy and tasty Milagu Meen. Check out other Non Vegetarian recipes here.

Here’s how to make Milagu Meen with step by step photos…


Friday, 7 November 2014

Cashew Nut Cookies/Mundhiri Paruppu Cookies

Today I am going to share a very nutty, crunchy, delectable and a traditional Cookie – none other than Cashew nut cookies. Ok, wait, did I write traditional, yes it is a traditional cookie of China. Cashew nut cookies are prepared in large batches for Chinese New Year and shared among friends and family. These cashew cookies are totally irresistible; you will never stop with one or two. Try these addictive cookies and have a great day. Check out other Cookie Varieties here.

Here’s how to make Cashew nut Cookies with step by step photos…

Friday, 31 October 2014

Cauliflower Soup/Curried Cauliflower Soup

Soups are the best and healthy appetizers compared to the deep fried ones. Soups are not just appetizers, but also can be had for light dinners and lunch. Have one big bowl of soup along with bread toasts. Today I am going to share a very flavorful, healthy and a filling cauliflower soup.

Here’s how to make cauliflower soup with step by step photos…

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Mint Rasam/Pudhina Rasam

Rasam plays a vital role in South Indian cooking especially in Tamil Nadu. In all our homes one kuzhambu, one vegetable and one rasam is must in everyday cooking. But we do make different kinds of rasam, with each one having a unique taste and flavour. This mint rasam is really unique has extraordinary flavour and tingles your taste buds. Do check out other rasam varieties here.

Here’s how to make Mint Rasam with step by step photos…

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Thengai Burfi/Coconut Burfi/Nariyal Burfi – Diwali Special

Hello friends,

Belated Diwali Wishes from Priyas Virundhu to you and your family members. For this Diwali I chose to make a traditional, easy and quick sweet – Thengai Burfi. The best part, I love about coconut burfi is it can be made with less number of ingredients in minimal time. Coconut Burfi is a perfect sweet for any festive occasion, so try out this delectable coconut burfi and have a great day.

Here’s Thengai/Coconut Burfi with step by step photos…

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Prawn Pepper Fry

Hello friends,

Though nowadays I am not able to post recipes regularly, I thank each and every one of you for your continuous support and encouragement. Today I am going to share one of my favourite sea food recipes -  a simple, quick and delectable Prawn Pepper Fry. Do try it out friends, you will surely love it.

Here’s how to make Prawn Pepper Fry with step by step photos…

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Jamun Kofta Curry

Do you have an extra pack of jamun mix left in your pantry? You don’t want to make regular gulab jamuns, then here is the solution for you. Try out this Jamun kofta curry for dinner or lunch. Jamun Kofta Curry is rich and creamy gravy made with delectable spicy jamuns. This kofta curry is similar to other kofta curry except the addition of jamun koftas makes it more delectable and luscious.  

Here’s how to make Jamun Kofta Curry with step by step photos…

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Zucchini/Courgette Kootu

Kootu is a very common and a staple food of Tamil Nadu. It is a very healthy combo of vegetable of your choice and dhal cooked together along with other ingredients. No feast in Tamil Nadu is complete without a kootu. I have already posted different type of kootu varieties prepared in most of the households in Tamil Nadu. But this kootu is very special, the reason is, it is a perfect blend of South Indian cooking with an exotic and a versatile vegetable, none other than “zucchini/Courgette”. Do try out this delectable kootu friends and give me your feed backs.

Here’s how to make Zucchini Kootu with step by step photos….


Monday, 15 September 2014

Lemon Sevai with Idiyappam sticks

We can different types of sevai with idiyappam like coconut sevai, tomato sevai, puliyodarai sevai, sweet sevai etc, but I always love to have lemon sevai. Idiyappam/sevai is a very common and delectable South Indian breakfast made with rice flour. When you have left over idiyappam you can always flavour them with lemon or coconut or tomato or any ingredient of your choice. Here I have used the readymade concord rice sevai to make this lemon sevai.

Here’s how to make Lemon Sevai with step by step photos…

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Gokulashtami Recipes/Krishna Jayanthi Recipes

Wishing all you a very Happy Gokulashtami in advance, let's all celebrate the little Kannan's birthday with great zest and happiness. "Sarvam Krishnarpanam". Please click on the links for recipes with step by step photos.


                                       

Pakoda Kurma/Pakora Kurma

Pakoda kurma is a delectable, authentic and traditional recipes prepared in Tamil Nadu. Unlike the regular pakodas, these pakodas are prepared by soaking the lentils in water, ground with spices and then fried in oil. This kurma is prepared on special occasions like Diwali or as special treat for your family during weekend. It is a lovely accompaniment with Pulav or ghee rice or even with dosas and chapathis. Though the procedure might look lengthy, this kurma is very easy to make and is delicious. Do try this delectable and irresistible Pakoda Kurma and enjoy your day.

Here’s how to make Pakoda Kurma with step by step photos…

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Chocolate Pancake

Pancakes are the easiest and exotic dish, loved by all age group. You want to surprise your little ones after they come back home from school, then here it is - totally irresistible and filling chocolate pancakes. You can serve these pancakes for breakfast, for brunch or for evening snacks. Do check out other delectable and yummy pancakes here.

Here’s how to make Chocolate Pancake with step by step photos…

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Green Peas Vadai/Dried Green Peas Vada/Pacchai Patani Vadai

Today I am going to share with you all a very quick, easy, colourful and tempting evening snack. This Green Peas Vadai is totally irresistible and another shortcut to get the kids to try the dried green peas. There are certain dishes which look very complicated, everybody might think this vadai is also in the same category. But to tell you the truth, this is one of the easiest fool proof and hazzle free vadais.  Do try this Green Peas Vadai for your evening snack with a cup of hot tea or coffee, then you will surely agree with me.

Here’s how to make Green Peas Vadai with step by step photos…

Grilled Pineapple – How to Grill Pineapple

Are you looking for a simple and elegant dessert? Then here it is - Grilled Pineapple. Grilling the pineapple, ties together the natural sweetness of the pineapple along with caramelized sugar of the applied glaze along with mild spiciness of the black pepper powder. This Grilled pineapple, is a perfect crowd pleasing exotic dessert. I have already posted Grilled Eggplant salad and Grilled Chicken –Indian style, to continue the theme I have come up with Grilled pineapple. Do try it out friends and post your feedback.

Here’s how to make Grilled Pineapple with step by step photos…

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Indian Style Grilled Chicken/Grilled Chicken with Indian Spices

Grilled food has become a trend in Chennai; I come across lot of people who go in search of best restaurants for grilled food. In my last post I did share a Grilled Eggplant Salad for vegetarian lovers and today I am going to share the Grilled Chicken with Indian masala for chicken lovers. This grilled chicken is so easy and is a best proof that anybody can cook. This grilled chicken is one of the best party foods, when you have to feed large crowd. And also, it is my treat for the bachelors who have been requesting me for some easy and hassle free chicken recipes. Do try it out friends, this chicken will surely loot your heart and the taste will linger around your mouth for a very long time.

Here’s how to make Indian Style Grilled Chicken with step by step photos…

Friday, 18 July 2014

Grilled Eggplant Salad – North African Delight

Hello Friends,

Today I will be sharing with you all a very vibrant, colourful and exotic Grilled Eggplant salad. I came across this recipe in Master chef South Africa and fell immediately in love with it. Anything healthy, quick and easy to make, then I try it right away and believe it or not this salad is surely mind blowing.

Here’s how to make Grilled Eggplant Salad with step by step photos…

Monday, 14 July 2014

Dill Leaves Paratha

Hello Friends,

Today, I am going to share with you all a very flavourful and aromatic Dill leaves paratha. I know you all must be wondering, about my disappearance from blogging world. After moving back to Chennai, things are really busy and hectic and I am extremely sorry for the same, but I thank all the readers, visitors, friends and co-bloggers for the continuous support and encouragement. Anyway friends do try out this Dill leaves Paratha and have a great day. Also check out Dill leaves vadai here.

Here’s how to make Dill Leaves Paratha with step by step photos…


Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Milk Peda with Milk Powder & Condensed Milk

Hello friends,

Today I am going to share a delectable and luscious Milk Peda, as a special treat to all my readers, subscribers, fans and friends. I know you all should be wondering what the special occasion might be? Here it is, Priya’s Virundhu has crossed more than 1000 likes in facebook. Thank you all friends and fans for all your likes, support and encouragement. Do try out this lovely Milk Peda and post your feedback.

Here’s how to make Milk Peda with step by step photos…

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Thayir Semiya/Yogurt Semiya/Curd Semiya

Hello friends,
After having moved back to Chennai, things are really hectic at my end so I am really sorry for not posting recipes regularly. I hope and wish the wood work at my home gets completed soon, so that I will be able to cook, click and post lot more delectable recipes from my kitchen. Anyway, for today I am going to post a very simple, quick and easy thayir semiya/curd semiya. Thayir semiya can be had as an alternative to thayir sadam, which actally perfect for these hot summer days. Do try out this delectable and mouthwatering thayir semiya and post your feedback as well friends.

Here’s how to make Thayir Semiya/Curd Semiya with step by step photos…


Friday, 30 May 2014

Coconut Milk Vegetable Biryani/Thengai Paal Vegetable Biryani

“Biryani” is all time favourite among all the age groups starting from kids to adults. When we hear the word biryani it always rings thousand bells in our ears, this happens especially when you are hungry. I guess all of you will surely agree with me. I am a great fan of biryani, this coconut milk biryani is my little girls favourite. It is very flavourful and delightful one pot meal which will surely make everyone happy in your house, do try it friends and let me know. Do check out other vegetarianbiryani & pulav varieties here.

Here’s how to make Thengai Paal Vegetable Biryani with step by step photos…


Thursday, 22 May 2014

Cheppankizhangu Fry/Taro Fry/Arbi Fry

Hello Friends,

Today I am going to share a very authentic, traditional and addictive Cheppankizhangu/Taro/Arbi fry of Tamil Nadu. Are you really tired of cooking? Then here’s one simple solution, make this cheppankizhangu fry, serve it with yogurt/curd and white rice. It will be a divine, lovely and simple meal. So what are you guys waiting for? Do try it out and post your feedback.

Here’s how to make Cheppankizhangu fry with step by step photos….

Monday, 19 May 2014

Ragi & Banana Muffins

Hello Friends,

First of all, I am really sorry for not having posted any recipes for quite some time. After having moved back to Chennai, things are really very busy at my end, with furnishing our house, going to temples, visiting relatives and lot more. I hope and wish to settle down faster at our house, so that I can start posting recipes regularly. Now that the kids are enjoying holidays, they always want to munch on something, so here’s a very healthy, easy and a quick treat for your kids. Try out these healthy muffins and have a great day.

Here’s how to make Ragi & Banana Muffins with step by step photos…

Friday, 2 May 2014

Chicken Pakora/Pakoda

We are always on a search for new and delectable starters either for party or for evening snacks or even as side dish. One such easy, quick and tempting starter is Chicken pakora found in most of the restaurant menus. This chicken pakora is very addictive and you will finish the whole plate in no time.  Do try out this irresistible chicken pakora and let me know. The best part of this recipe is, even the bachelors can make it in no time.

Here’s how to make Chicken Pakora with step by step photos….

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Vanilla Panna cotta with Strawberry Sauce

Hello friends,

I am back after about a month, I was really missing all of you and my cute little website. We are trying to settle down slowly in Chennai, summer is at its peak and we are enjoying every moment with family and friends. Thank you all friends, readers and subscribers for your continuous support and encouragement and keeping my website alive and running. For this hot summer, I am going to share a cool, easy and luscious Italian dessert. Panna cotta is eaten all over Italy, it is served with wild berries, caramel, chocolate sauce, strawberry sauce etc. Originally Panna cotta is made by shimmering together cream, milk, sugar and then mixed with gelatin but I have used agar agar for the same texture. Try it out friends, hope you all enjoy it…

Here’s how to make Vanilla Panna cotta with photos….

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Chocolate Cake [Egg less]

Today I am going to share a cake which has a special place in every ones heart – it is none other than the Chocolate cake. Somehow my husband is not a great fan of Chocolate cake, so I try to skip baking chocolate cakes. But my little daughter just loves it, so this was a special cake I made for her. I have not done any icing; you can choose icing of your choice. One more important thing friends, I am relocating back to Chennai, so I will not be able to post regularly for few weeks. But will try to keep posting and visit your spaces whenever possible. For now let’s enjoy eggless chocolate cake.

Here’s how to make Chocolate Cake with step by step photos…

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Bachelors Karuvepillai Kuzhambu – No Grinding/Easy Karuvepillai Kuzhambu

Karuvepillai Kuzhambu/Curry leaves kuzhambu is a traditional, authentic and healthy made in Tamil Nadu (South India). I have already posted the authentic karuvepillaikuzhambu which involves grinding the curry leaves with other spices. But today I am sharing a simple, easy and shortcut method to make the same flamboyant kuzhambu but without grinding. Now, even bachelors can make karuvepillai kuzhambu with this fool proof method. Check out other delectable South Indian Kuzhambu Varieties here.

Here’s how to make Karuvepillai Kuzhambu with step by step photos….


Thursday, 27 March 2014

Ajwain Paratha/Omam Paratha/Carom Seeds Paratha/How to make Triangle Parathas

I have been making different types of easy and quick paratha a lot lately, the hidden reason behind it is to pack lunch for my girls. This ajwain paratha is one such paratha. It is a flavourful and delicious paratha that can be made in no time and is a perfect lunch box recipe. Ajwain/Omam is very a common and a handy herb/seed in Indian households which helps in getting rid of stomach pain, indigestion and flatulence. Not only as a good digestive aid it has other health benefits as well. Ajwain is very useful in relieving sinus problems, cold and congestion. A quick tip, before going into the recipe, crush a few seeds of ajwain tie it in a soft cloth and heat the bundle over a warm tawa. Apply this warm bundle over the chest to relieve congestion.  Having said a few things about ajwain, let’s move on to the recipe. Check out other different types of  chapathis/parathas here.

Here’s how to make Ajwain/Omam paratha with step by step photos…

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Pasta with Chickpeas/Pasta e Ceci – Indian Version [Vegetarian]

 “Pasta e Ceci” means “Pasta and Chickpeas” which is actually a thick soup. In Rome pasta e ceci was traditionally eaten during lent (40 days before Easter) on Fridays, when the Catholic Church discouraged eating meat. Pasta e Ceci is found throughout Italy, the one food I could find in most of the menus when we visited Italy. But the pasta e ceci had the anchovies fillets added to it, but I have made a vegetarian version of Pasta e Ceci and added a little bit of Indian spices for added kick. Do try this pasta with chickpeas friends, you will surely find it interesting and stunning.

Here’s how to make Pasta e Ceci with step by step photos….

Monday, 24 March 2014

Idli Milagai Podi – 2/Idli Podi with Roasted Gram/Idli Milagai Podi with Pottukadalai

Today I am going to share a very simple, flavourful and easy idli milagai podi made with roasted gram/pottu kadalai. This podi is not very spicy, but can be made spicy by adding more red chilli powder.

Here is how to make Idli Milagai Podi with photos…

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Poondu Kuzhambu/Garlic Gravy – South Indian Special

Poondu Kuzhambu is a very healthy, delicious, spicy, authentic and traditional kuzhambu of TamilNadu. It is a tamarind based gravy with lots of garlic and perfect balance of spices. Do check  out other authentic South Indian kuzhambu varieties here.

Here’s how to make Poondu Kuzhambu with step by step photos…


Thursday, 20 March 2014

Carrot Chapathi

Carrot is my little girl’s favourite vegetable; addition of carrots in any dish puts a big smile on her face. Most of all it makes me happy and satisfied, because I can feed something healthy and filling. This carrot chapathi is one of my little girls favourite and she loves it in her lunch box. So, today I am sharing with you all this delectable, flavourful, colourful and healthy carrot chapathi.

Here’s how to make Carrot Chapathi with step by step photos…

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Thavala Vadai

Thavala vadai is an authentic and traditional prepared in Tamil Nadu. It is made with four different types of dals along with rice, coconut, chillies and ginger. It is a delectable and addictive tea time snack. Check out other different types of vadais here

Here’s how to make Thavala Vadai with step by step photos…

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Tres Leches Cake [Three Milk Cake] – Mexican Cake/400th Post

This Tres Leches Cake is a special Mexican cake, I did for my girl’s birthday as an exotic treat and also to celebrate my 400th post. I thank each and every one of you to have encouraged me, supported me and helped me reach to this point. Before going into tres leches recipe, I would love to share a few things about this dense, moist, delectable and fantastic cake. Tres Leches Cake is a sponge cake, soaked in three different kinds of milk: evaporated milk, condensed milk and heavy cream. This tres leches cake does not use butter, but it is a very light cake, with lots of air bubbles. It has a unique texture, despite of being soaked in the three milk  mixture, it does not have soggy consistency.

Here's how to make Tres Leches Cake with step by step photos....

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Lemon Dal [Thoor Dal with Lemon]/Nimmakaya Pappu

Lemon Dal/Nimmakaya pappu is a very special, simple to make delicious and comforting dal. It is a very popular and a common dish prepared in AndhraPradesh –South India. This simple yet delectable lemon dal is tangy and perfectly balanced with the addition of green chillies and red chillies.

Here’s how to make Lemon Dal with step by step photos…

Friday, 14 March 2014

Aloo Jeera/Potatoes with Cumin seeds

Aloo Jeera is a simple. yet a very flavourful and delectable side dish for potato lovers. It is wonderful accompaniment for rice or rotis or breads and just makes a wholesome meal. Cumin seeds is a very common ingredient in each and every Indian kitchen. Apart from the unique flavour and taste cumin seeds have numerous health benefits. They have good amount of iron to fight anemia, so adding cumin seeds in our everyday cooking improves the iron level in our blood. The most well-known health benefit of cumin seeds is, it controls stomach pain, helps in digestion, nausea and morning sickness. Regular intake of cumin seeds in our diet helps in fighting common cold because of its antiseptic properties. Ok, I think now I will now move on to the recipe. Check out other delectable potato dishes here...

Here’s how to make Aloo Jeera with step by step photos…



Thursday, 13 March 2014

Carrot Kosumalli/Carrot & Moong Dal Salad

Today I am going to share with you all a very simple, healthy and colourful salad/kosumalli. Kosumalli is a salad made with raw vegetables and soaked moong dal. Kosumalli is a very popular and traditional salad prepared on special festival days, weddings and meals in South India.

Here’s how to make Carrot Kosumalli with step by step photos…

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Dates & Nuts Cookies

All the kids love cookies, why not add something nutritious to the cookies to make it tastier and healthier. After having made the Dates & Nuts Cake, I wanted to make dates and nuts cookies for my kids. Actually to tell the truth, myself and my husband were glued to the cookie box. Believe it or not they are really addictive. I added chopped almonds but the choice of nuts can be yours. Ok now ladies, do try this scrumptious cookies and you will surely fall in love with it.

Here’s how to make Dates & Nuts cookies with step by step photos….

Kuska Biryani/Plain Biryani [Without any vegetables or meat]

Today I am going to share with you all a very simple and quick Kuska biryani. This is a plain biryani without any vegetables or meat, yet very flavourful and delectable. This kuska biryani was a special request from my readers for quite some time. So friends without much introduction I am moving on to the aromatic kuska biryani. Check out other delicious Vegetarian Rice varieties here.

Here’s how to make Kuska Biryani with step by step photos….

Monday, 10 March 2014

Mini Doughnuts [Without Eggs]

Though I love krispy kerme and dunkin doughnuts, I always have special place for the mini doughnuts in my heart especially when I go to fairs and market place. The addictive and aromatic bite sized doughnuts are sold as street food, and one thing is for sure, you will never stop with one. I came across these mini doughnuts recipe, which does not require doughnut maker and gave it a shot immediately. These mini doughnuts look so crispy on the outside but so soft, airy and spongy in the middle. Do try it out friends; they are just fantabulous…

Here’s how to make Mini Doughnuts with step by step photos…


Sunday, 9 March 2014

Vendakkai Pachadi/Okra Pachadi/Ladys Finger Pachadi

Pachadi is yet another common side dish prepared in South India. Now that summer is to start, serving different types of pachadi is the right way to beat the heat. I am just crazy about vendakkais/okra, I love them to the core. When the okra is cooked and mixed with yogurt, they just taste divine. Do try it friends, you will love it. Check out other different types of raitas/pachadis here.

Here’s how to make Vendakkai/Okra Pachadi with step by step photos…

Andalusian Gazpacho/Spanish Chilled Tomato Soup

For this month’s IFC, Sharanya of Just Not The Cakes challenged us with exotic array of Andalusian cuisine from Spain. Andalusia is one of the most populous and second largest communites in Spain, stretching south from sunny cities Cordoba and Seville all the way to Atlantic ocean and the Mediterranean sea. The name “Andalusia” was derived from the Arabic word “Al – Andalus”. Andalusia boasts many delicious foods offering travellers a chance to stimulate their palette while exploring.

You don’t have to be in Spain to enjoy an exotic Spanish soup, do you? So, I chose to do the Gazpacho and share it with you all. Gazpacho is a tomato based vegetable soup, traditionally served cold. It is a very healthy soup made with fresh vegetables and consumed during the summer months to beat the heat. Gazpacho is made with stale bread, tomatoes, cucumber, onions, capsicum, vinegar, olive oil and salt. The best part of gazpacho is, we can prepare this soup previous day and serve it either as an appetizer or as a main course with toasted bread. How hard can it be?

Here’s how to make Gazpacho with step by step photos…

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Ambur Chicken Biryani [Both dum and oven method]

Ambur is a town in Vellore District in Tamil Nadu. It is famous for making one of the best Biryanis in South India and is seen in most of the restaurant menus. Ambur is popular not only for biryanis, but also for leather tanning. Each town, district, community, hotels have their own way of making biryani like Dindukal biryani, Chettinad Biryani, Ponnusamy biryani, Anjapper biryani, Salem biryani etc. Though we try and taste different biryanis our search for it never ends. I have had Ambur Biryani back in Chennai several times and I just love it. This is Chef Dhamodharan's Ambur Chicken Biryani  with little changes. I have made this several times but I never get a chance to get the clicks. But this Sunday I made sure I could get as many pictures as possible to share it with you all.

Here’s how to make Ambur Chicken Biryani with step by step photos…

Printfriendly

linkwithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...