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Friday, 24 July 2015

Narthangai Sadam/Citron Rice Recipe

Narthangai/Citron belongs to lemon family. It taste similar to lemon, but has a unique flavour to it. This narthangai sadam is very easy to prepare. It is a perfect lunch box recipe and can be packed during travel as well. There are many other types of narthangai recipes like narthangai pachadi, narthangai podi, narthangai uppu oorgai, narthai thokku etc are prepared in Tamil Nadu. I will be sharing as many as possible in my future post. For now, I am going to share narthangai sadam with you all. Meanwhile check out other vegetarian rice varieties here.

Here’s how to make Narthangai Sadam with step by step photos…

South Indian Lunch Menu – I

A very simple and delectable South Indian Lunch Menu is what I been thinking of posting for a very long time. This post has been in my drafts for a very long time, so here it is friends a simple South Indian Lunch Menu

Here how to make it with photos…

Banana Chocolate Milkshake

Today I am going to share a very simple and quick Banana Chocolate Milkshake. You can make it no time and surprise your kids after school. I have added a scoop of ice cream, you can make this milkshake fat free by skipping the ice cream. Try out this luscious milkshake and have a great day. Meanwhile check out other milkshakes & smoothies here.

Here’s how to make Banana Chocolate Milkshake wuth step by step…

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Vendhaya Rasam/Fenugreek Seeds Rasam

Rasam is a staple food  made in every South Indian homes. We make rasam almost every day for lunch, so why not add a twist and make it more interesting and also make it healthy. I have posted several interesting and aromatic rasam’s earlier, do not forget to check out other RASAM VARIETIES here.

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

Onion Raita/Vengaya Pachadi

A very simple and healthy onion raita is today’s recipe. This is a perfect accompaniment for biryanis, pulavs and ricevarieties. Check out other raita and pachadi varieties here.

Here’s how to make Onion Raita with step by step photos…

Beetroot Poriyal/Beetroot Stir Fry Recipe

Hello friends,

Today I am going to share a very simple, healthy and quick Beetroot Poriyal. This is perfect and lovely accompaniment for any rice varieties or any type of rotis or naans. With not much of introduction I am moving on to the recipe. Meanwhile do not forget to checkout other delectable vegetable poriyal varieties here.

Here’s how to make Beetroot Poriyal with step by step photos…

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Mutton Kheema Masala/Mutton KothuKari Masala

Mutton Kheema Masala/Kotthukari Masala is our families all-time favourite. It is a perfect side dish for rotis, naans and parathas. This Mutton Kheema Masala is one of my mom’s best recipes. Do try out this Mutton Kheema Masala and post your comments. Do check out other Non-Vegetarian recipe s here.

Here’s how to make Mutton Kheema Masala with step by step photos…


Mango Halwa / Maampazham Halwa

Eid Mubarak. I wish all my friends, readers and followers around the world a very happy and peaceful Eid.

Mango Halwa is a very delightful and finger licking halwa that can be made in minutes. Not just that, when you have lot of mangoes in hand then you can make this halwa in a big batch and store it in the refrigerator. You can spread this mango halwa on rotis to make rolls for lunch box, or spread it on breads to make sandwiches or spread it on dosas to make special mango halwa dosa. Any way friends do try out this easy, quick and delicious Mango Halwa and post your friends. Do check out other delectable and tempting MANGO RECIPES here.
Here’s how to make Mango Halwa with step by step photos…

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Meal Maker Fry/Soya Chunks Fry – Soya Chunks Stir Fry

Today I am going to share and very healthy, protein packed side dish that can be prepared for lunch for any rice varieties or for any kind of rotis. This is one kind of side dish that can be made in less than 15 minutes and packed for lunch. I have already posted Soy chunks 65, Soy chunks biryani and Soy chunksvegetable curry, do check them out as well. For now try out this quick Meal Maker Fry/Soya Chunks Fry and post your comments.

Here’s how to make Meal Maker Fry/Soya Chunks Fry with step by step photos…

Monday, 13 July 2015

Kollu Podi/Kollu Idli Milagai Podi/Idli Milagai Podo with HorseGram – Side Dish for Idlis/Dosas/Uthappam

Today I am going to share a very healthy and Idli Milagai Podi made with Kollu/Horse gram. Horse gram/Kollu is most protein rich lentil high in rion, calcium and protein. It is low in fat content and actually helps in management of obesity, because it has the ability to attack fatty tissues. There are several recipes made with Kollu like kollu kootu, kollu rasam, kollu chutney, kollu drink/water, kollu thuvaiyal, kollu sambar, kollu sundal etc which I will be posting in the future posts. For now try out this healthy Kollu/Horse gram Podi and post your comments. Check out other Podi and Chutney Varieties here.

Here’s how to make Horse Gram/Kollu Idli Podi with step by step photos…

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Thoothuvalai Keerai Rasam/Thuthuvalai Keerai Rasam

The scientific name of Thoothuvalai Keerai is Solanum Trilobatum. Thoothuvalai keerai has lots of health benefits and is commonly used for treating cold, cough, throat infections and acute asthma. Thoothuvalai leaves can be used for preparing thoothuvalai chutney, thuvaiyal, dosai, candy etc. Thoothuvalai keerai can be roasted in ghee, powdered and added to hot steaming rice for respiratory problems and as sinus cure. For now I am going to share Thoothuvalai Keerai Rasam, do try it out and post your comments. Please check out other interesting “RASAM VARIETIES” here.

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

Friday, 10 July 2015

Ponnanganni Keerai Poriyal – Simple & Healthy Keerai Poriyal

Ponnanganni Keerai is called as “Dwarf Copperleaf” in English, is a green variety available throughout the year. The name “Ponnanganni” means glow like gold. It is loaded with iron, calcium and other vital nutrients that make our hair and skin glow. When Ponnanganni is taken for a period of 48 days regularly, it heals our body of all kinds of deficiency and reduces the body heat, as it is an excellent body coolant. Ponnanganni is specifically recommended for eye ailments, asthma, gonorrhoea, syphilis. Most of them avoid these types of greens, because they do not know how to cook them or to use them. A very simple ponnanganni keerai poriyal/stir fry included twice or thrice a week in our diet is a wonderful remedy to stay healthy. Ponnanganni oil/thailam is very famous in Tamil Nadu and is used for treating headaches and also for treating excessive body heat during the summer months. For now friends I am going to share this Ponnanganni Keerai poriyal, do try it for sure and post your comments.

Here’s how to make Ponnanganni Keerai Poriyal with step by step photos…


Thursday, 9 July 2015

Cilantro Chicken Masala/Coriander Chicken Masala – Green Coriander Chicken Curry

Coriander Chicken Masala is an aromatic, tempting, addictive and colourful chicken masala. The chicken is cooked in ground coriander leaves paste along with other spices. This chicken masala is a perfect Sunday special. Do try out this Coriander Chicken Masala and post your comments.

Here’s how to make Cilantro Chicken Masala with step by step photos…

Oats Carrot Smoothie – Healthy & Light Breakfast Smoothie

Today I am going to share with you all a very light, healthy and filling breakfast smoothie. You can make this smoothie is no time and it can also be served as snack between meals. The carrots offers vitamin A & C, dates offer iron & minerals, milk provides calcium & minerals and oats gives enough fibre and energy. So why not start your day with this healthy smoothie?

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

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Mango Kulfi/Mango Kulfi Ice

Kulfi is a very popular traditional frozen dessert from the Indian subcontinent. Kulfi is originally prepared by evaporating sweetened milk by slow cooking. The milk is boiled until it turns thick, which in turn increases the fat, protein and the density. In India, kulfis are sold by kulfiwalas, who keep the frozen moulds inside the earthenware pot called a matka filled with ice and salt. It is garnished with pistas and served cold [Source: Wikipedia]. Do try out this mango kulfi and post your feedback. Check out other mouth-watering Mango Recipes here.

Here’s how to make Mango Kulfi with step by step photos…

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Onion Rice/Vengaya Sadam - Natural cure to reduce body heat & to heal stomach pain

I have been thinking of posting this recipe for a very long time, but could not. This is a recipe which my grandma used to make, then my mom and now me. This onion rice is very special and has lots of medicinal values in it. My grandma used to make this rice, when someone is suffering from stomach pain. She used to say that the onions, cooked in ghee, combined with black pepper powder reduces the body heat, heals the stomach ulcer and cures the pain. I make this a lot in summer days to cool down the body temperature. My grandma makes this only with white onions, but I switch between white, red and small pearl onions depending on the availability of onions in my kitchen. Any way friends do try out this wonderful, healing Onion rice and post your feedback.

Here’s how to make Onion Rice with step by step photos…



Saturday, 4 July 2015

Thirunelveli Sambar - Tamil Nadu Special

Thirunelveli also known as Nellai is a city in the Southern state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is located on the banks of Thamirabarani River. Thirunelveli has a number of historical monuments, the Nellaiappar Temple being the most prominent. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and worshiped as Nellaiappar. Thiru-Nel-Veli(Thiru –shri, Nel –Paddi, Veli-Fence). It is believed that food grains collected for worship at the temple were protected from the floods by the fence, hence the name [source:www.Tirunelveli.com]. Apart from temples and natural beauty, Thirunelveli is famous for Iruttu Kadai Halwa, Sodhi and many more recipes. Today I am going to share with you all a very famous Thirunelveli Sambar which has unique flavor, taste and aroma. Do try out this Thirunelveli sambar and post your comments. Meanwhile, do check out other sambar varieties ,I have posted earlier.

Here’s how to make Thirunelveli Sambar with step by step photos…

Friday, 3 July 2015

Mochai kottai Masala/Field Beans Masala/Mochai Kottai Stir Fry

Mochai [fresh] is a type of field beans available in the market during winter. The same is dried and available in all provisional stores throughout the year. The dried Mochai [Tamil] is called as Mochai Kottai. This mochai kottai masala/stir fry is quite common in South India. The other most commonly prepared recipe with this bean is the mochai kottai kara kuzhambu, I will post this recipe in my future post soon. For now try out this protein packed healthy Mochai Kottai Masala/Stir Fry and post your comments.

Here’s how to make Mochai Kottai Masala with step by step photos….

Chocolate Mug Cake- - Microwave Minute Cake

Today it's a simple, quick and easy microwave chocolate mug cake that can be made in a minute. This cake can be served as evening snack for kids after school, it will surely put a smile on their face and your kids energy goes up, up and up. Try it out friends and post your comments
Here's how to make Chocolate Mug Cake with step by step photos....

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Cardamom Cake/Tea Cake/Tea Time Cardamom Cake

Today after a very long time, I am posting a very flavourful tea cake. Tea Cakes are available in almost all the bakeries and roadside tea shops. I have been thinking of posting this lovely cake for very long time, but was just postponing it. This cardamom tea cake is so light, fluffy and makes you want to eat more. Do try out this Cardamom Tea Cake and post your comments. Check out other delectable cake varieties here.

Here's how to make Cardamom Tea Cake with step by step photos...

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