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Friday, 9 December 2016

Red Aval Kozhukattai/Poha Kozhukattai/Sigappu Aval Kaara Kozhukattai/Red Aval Spicy Kozhukkatai /Flattened Rice Kozhukattai

Hello friends,

We are always looking for some healthy, easy and quick evening snack for our kids and family members. Here’s one such delightful, healthy and tempting evening snack I would like to share with you all. It is none other than Red Aval Kara Kozhukattai. This kozhukattai is totally an irresistible and healthy recipe which you should never miss to try. Before going into the recipe, let me share a few things about Poha/Aval.

Poha/Aval is flattened/beaten rice. Rice is first parboiled, then flattened by pounding to remove the husk and dried. The drying process takes about 2 days. During this process partial fermentation takes place thereby bringing forth probiotic bacteria [which help in absorbing nutrients in the gut] and all the B-Vitamins.

Parboiled, flattened dried Red Rice is red poha/red aval. Red Rice is a concentrated source of nutrients such as vitamin E, folic acid, thiamine magnesium and zinc. They are also rich in fibre and manganese and aids in easy digestion. Red Aval  has all the nutrients present in the red rice and also is packed with iron which is essential for growing children, pregnant and lactating women. It is very low in gluten content. Using red poha/aval is beneficial in diabetics due to the slower release of carbohydrates due to all the nutrients present in it.

Ok friends, having shared a few things poha/aval [info:google,Wikipedia and other sources] I would like to move on to the recipe. Do try out this wonderful Red Aval Kara Kozhukattai which can be served as lovely evening snacks or as healthy breakfast and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Aval Recipes and Kozhukattai Varieties here.

Here’s how to make Red Aval Kozhukattai with step by step photos…


Homemade Roasted Cumin Powder/How to make roasted cumin Powder at home/Varuthu Araitha Jeeraga Podi/Cumin Powder

Hello friends,

Today I am going to share a very basic recipe – making of aromatic cumin powder/Jeeragam Podi at home. This post is especially for beginners. When it comes to basic masala powders and paste, I make it only at home. The main reason is the freshness and aroma of the home made cumin powder is unbeatable when compared to the ones bought from shops. Cumin/Jeeragam has numerous health benefits and in Indian cooking they are used generously in most of all the recipes either as whole seed or in powdered form. 

Here’s how to make Cumin Powder at home ….

Monday, 5 December 2016

Vazhakkai Puttu/Raw Banana Podimas/Green Plantain Stir Fry

Hello friends,

Today, I am going a share a very simple, healthy and easy to make Vazhakkai/Raw plaintain Puttu or Podimas. Vazhakkai/Raw Plaintain is a versatile vegetable, we can make several recipes with this vegetable. Raw Plantains are excellent source of vitamin B6, B3, B5, vitamin C, E, K and a good source of magnesium, potassium and phosphorous. Ok, friends do try out this traditional and tasty vazhakkai puttu and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Vegetable Poriyal/Varuval varieties here.

Here’s how to make vazhakkai puttu with step by step photos…

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Kalyana Rasam/How to make Kalyana Rasam at home/Wedding Style Rasam

Kalyana Rasam is a rasam served in South Indian weddings for lunch and dinner. Though we make different types of rasam at home, kalyana rasam has unique, distinct, exotic taste and flavor. When I go for marriages, if I am not able to have Kalyana Rasam with Rice, then I prefer to drink at least a glass of rasam without fail; the only reason is my love for this rasam. Kalyana rasam is spicy, tangy and flavourful rasam with all the taste perfectly balanced. Do try out this kalyana rasam and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and tempting RASAM VARIETIES I have posted earlier.

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

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Kambu Maavu Puttu/Pearl Millet Flour Puttu/Bajra Puttu/Pear Millet Recipes

Hello friends,

Today I am going to share a very healthy and filling breakfast recipe made with Kambu/Bajra/pearl millet – none other than delicious Kambu Puttu. Kambu/Bajra is a very common millet variety in India. Nowadays all the millet varieties have gained back their importance. People are becoming health conscious and are using lot of millets in their food which was earlier the staple food for our ancestors.  As far as kambu/Bajra is concerned it has very high fiber content, loaded with vitamin, minerals and amino acids. The high fiber content in turn aids in weight loss. Kambu/pearlmillet/bajra is easy digestible and has very low possibility of causing allergic reactions. Kambu is great alternative to rice for diabetic patients. It helps in maintaining good cardiovascular health and reduces acidity problems. Ok friends, I have said enough about kambu/bajra/pearl millet, now its time to move on to the recipe. Meanwhile do check out about all the Millet varieties I have posted earlier and MilletRecipes here.

Here’s how to make Kambu Puttu with step by step photos…

Friday, 25 November 2016

Capsicum Rice/Bell Pepper Rice/Kudaimilagai Saadam/Easy Capsicum Rice for Lunch Box/How to make Capsicum/Bell Pepper Rice

Hello Friends,

Today, I am going to share a very colorful, vibrant, tasty, flavorful and delicious capsicum/bell pepper/kudaimilagai rice. This rice is a perfect lunch box item for school and office.  The rice is perfectly blended with Indian spices along with crunchy and colorful capsicum which makes it taste heavenly. Not just the color, capsicum is loaded with vitamin A and vitamin C. They have low calories and helps in speeding up the metabolism.  Capsicum has found to have good effect on gastrointestinal problems like flatulence, stomach upset, abdominal cramps etc [info source:the health site]. I have used all the three colors of capsicum [red, green and yellow]. You can just use whichever is available at home. Do try out this delectable capsicum rice and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Vegetarian Rice Varieties and Non Vegetarian RiceVarieties here.

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

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Peanut Laddu/Groundnut Ladoo/Kadalai Urundai/Hot to make Peanut Laddu

Hello friends,

Earlier today, I posted a very healthy Peanut ChaatSalad, and now I am going to share a very easy, healthy and easy to make Peanut Laddu. Peanut laddu is made with just three ingredients – peanuts, jaggery and elachi. These laddus are very soft and melts in your mouth. My kids love these laddus, so I pack it for snacks to school. These laddus give them lot of energy to play and is loaded with iron and other nutrients like protein, vitamin E, B1, B3, folate, biotin, phosphorus, manganese, copper etc. Any way friends do try out this healthy peanut laddu and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and tempting laddu varieties here.

Here’s how to make Peanut Laddu with step by step photos…

Peanut Chaat/Masala Peanut Chaat/Peanut Chaat Salad/Peanut Chaat Recipe/How to make Peanut Chaat Salad

Hello friends,

Today, I am going to share a very healthy and flavorful Peanut Chaat Salad. It’s a wonderful, filling and refreshing salad that can be made in less than 15 minutes. This salad makes a lovely evening snack for kids after school. Do try out this Peanut Chaat Salad and post your comments here. Do check out other healthy salad varieties here.

Here’s how to make Peanut Chaat Salad with step by step photos…

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

South Indian Lunch Menu – 7/Lunch Menu Ideas

Hello friends,

Today, I am going to share a very simple and healthy vegetarian lunch menu.Please check out this simple and filling lunch menu, try it out and post your comments. Mean while do not forget to check out interesting other lunch menu ideas here.

Here’s the South Indian Lunch Menu/Thali...


Monday, 21 November 2016

Cheese Chapati/Triangle Cheese Chapati/Grated Cheese Chapati

Hello friends,

Today I am going to share and a very simple Cheese Chapati from my kitchen. My kids love chapatti/roti and when it has cheese in it they just go crazy.  Do try out this interesting Cheese Chapati and post your comments. Meanwhile do check out other Chaptati/Paratha/Roti varieties here.

Here’s how to make Cheese Chapati with step by step photos…




Friday, 18 November 2016

Cucumber Lassi/Salted Cucumber Lassi/Namkeen Kheera Lassi Recipe/Easy Indian Lassi Recipes/How to Make Salted Cucumber Lassi/Summer Special Recipes

Hello friends,

We all must have come across this healthy, light and refreshing Cucumber Lassi in all most all the North Indian restaurant menus. Lassi is an Indian yogurt drink with thick and creamy texture. Lassi can be made either sweet or savoury. Today I am going to share a savoury cucumber lassi, which is perfect body coolant and super refreshing. If you are on diet or on weight loss regimen then you should consume this cucumber lassi to improve your metabolism. Try out his lovely Cucumber Lassi and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other lassi’s and beverages here.

Here’s how to make Cucumber Lassi with step by step photos…

Cucumber & Tomato Salad/Weight loss Recipes/Diet Recipes/Easy and Quick Salad Recipes/Vellarikkai Thakkali Salad

We are always on the lookout of healthy and easy to make recipes. Here’s one such lovely, healthy and a wonderful salad that can be made in jiffy. This salad can be served to kids as evening snacks which is so refreshing and colorful. If you are diet conscious, then this salad is a must in your menu. Do try it out friends and post your comments. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Salad and Soup recipes I have posted earlier.

Here’s how to make Cucumber & Tomato Salad with step by step photos…

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Murungai Keerai Soup/Drumstick Leaves Soup

Murungai Keerai/Drumstick Leaves soup is a simple and healthy vegetarian soup that can be made in a jiffy. Drumstick leaves have wonderful medicinal properties.  They contain all essential amino acids for the healthy functioning of our body. Regular consumption of drumstick leaves is highly recommended for anemic people. They are rich sources of antioxidants, proteins, potassium, vitamin A, C, B3, B2, iron and magnesium. Drumstick leaves helps in managing blood sugar levels. Regular consumption of drumstick leaves powder/murungaikeerai podi consumed regularly helps in managing blood sugar level. Do try out this healthy and flavourful soup and post your comment here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and healthy murungai keerai recipes here.

Here’s how to make Murungai Keerai Soup with step by step photos…

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Gnocchi with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Gnocchi’s are a sort for pasta for potato lovers. They are small Italian dumplings made from potatoes, flour[all purpose flour, buck wheat flour], egg and shaped into small ovals with ridged pattern on one side. Alternatively they can also be made from semolina flour[info source:BBC].  Gnocchi is eaten as an alternative to soup or salad. They are usually home-made in Italian households. But they are also available in packets in supermarkets. I have made store bought Potato Gnocchi and accompanied with fresh tomato sauce, but it can also accompanied with freshly prepared Pesto Sauce as well as various other sauces.

Here’s how to make Gnocchi & fresh tomato sauce with step by step photos…

Friday, 11 November 2016

Paruppu Keerai Pasiparuppu Kadaiyal/Purslane With Dal/Verdolaga[Mexican Parsely] cooked with Dal

Before going into the recipe I would to share a little about  ParuppuKeerai/Purslane/Verdolagas which I googled and read about in various websites[specialityproduce, Wikipedia, nutrition and you etc]. Though I have been eating this paruppu keerai since I was a kid, I was really surprised to read a lot of interesting facts and how it’s been used all over the world. The greens which I am sharing here is called as Paruppu Keerai in Tamil, Purslane in English and Verdolagas in Spanish and is very common in central Mexico. The stem, leaves and  the beautiful yellow flowers of paruppu keerai/verdolagas are all edible and have a slightly salty, slightly tangy and acidic flavor. The slight tangy taste adds up great taste when we make soups and stir fries, and its juicy leaves can be used to add texture to salads.


 Purslane/Paruppu Keerai is very common around world, in Mexican cuisine they are commonly paired with pork, tamales, stews and eggs. In Japan it is commonly pickled and served with rice. In Russia, Turkey and Lebanon it is used in a variety of salads ranging from tabbouleh to potato salad. It has long been used in Chinese medicine. In South India, they are cooked with dals, stir fries, soups etc. Paruppu Keerai/Purslane is rich in potassium and magnesium. The soft, succulent leaves are rich in Omega -3 fatty acids which help in lowering blood pressure and regulate cholesterol levels. This wonderful green leaves are rich in dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals. It is an excellent source of Vitamin A , C and some B-complex vitamins like riboflavin, niacin, pyridoxine and carotenoids as well as dietary minerals such as iron, magnesium, potassium and manganese. With this, I think it’s time for me to move on to the recipe. Do try out this Paruppu Keerai/Verdolagas pasiparuppu kadaiyal and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interestingKeerai recipes and different varieties of Greens/Keerais here.

Here’s how to make Paruppu Keerai Kadaiyal with step by step photos…



Saturday, 5 November 2016

Saamai Vegetable Biryani/Little Millet Vegetable Biryani

Hello Friends,

Today, I am going to share a very healthy and filling Saamai Biryani/Little Millet Biryani. Saamai is called as kutki in hindi, sama in telugu, saame in kannada and chama in malayalam. Little millet/saamai is smaller in size when compared to other common millet varieties. It is rich in fibre, helps in reducing fat and is good for bones and muscles. Saamai has lot of iron and has high antioxidant activity. It helps in controlling the blood sugar level and helps in healing diseases related to stomach. I have already blogged about millets in deatail here. Do not forget to check "all about millets" and other interesting millet recipes in the links. Meanwhile do try out this healthy and delicious Saamai Vegetable Biryani and post your comments.

Here’s how to make Saamai Vegetable Biryani with step by step photos...

Bread Omelette Recipe/Bread Omelette Sandwich /Indian Street Style Egg Omelette Recipe

Hello Friends,

Bread Omelette is a very easy, quick and filling breakfast that can made in no time with very little ingredients. To make egg omelette you will need bread and egg mixture. The egg mixture can be made in different ways either by adding just the spices or by adding onions, tomatoes, green chillies etc depending upon the time and availability of ingredients in your pantry. One Sunday morning I was really tired and hesitant to make breakfast, that is when my husband came to the rescue and made this Bread Omelette Sandwich, so I thought I will click some photos and share it with you all. He has shown you how to make Bread Omelette sanwich, like how the street vendors do it, it’s a “made to order” sandwich. Do try out this bread omelette recipe and post your comments. Meanwhile do check out other egg recipes in the link and enjoy.

Here’s how to make Bread Omelette Sandwich with step by step photos…

Friday, 4 November 2016

Homemade Rice Flour/How to make Rice Flour at home/Basic Rice Flour for Murukkus, Thattais, Kozhukattai’s and other snacks

Rice flour is a very basic and important ingredient in each and every home in South Indian kitchen. We can buy it from shops, but it is really easy to make it at home and store it airtight containers for our day today use. Rice flour plays a  vital role in making South Indian snacks like Murukku/ThenkuzhalMoong dal MurukkuRibbon Pakoda,Oma PodiPottukadalai MurukkuCoconut Milk MurukkuThattaiKara SevKozhukattaiAmmini KozhukattaiKaara PidikozhukattaiSweet PidikozhikattaiUppu UrundaiPaal Kozhukattai with vellamButter Murukku, Rice Flour PuttuInstant Rava Dosa etc.


Here’s how to make Rice Flour at home with step by step photos…

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Spinach & Chickpea Biryani/Palak & Chickpea Biryani/Palak & Kondakadalai Biryani

Hello friends,

Today I am going to share a easy, healthy and quick one pot meal, perfect for lunch box, parties, get-togethers etc. It’s none other than Spinach and Chickpea biryani, this colorful green birynai is very flavorful, super healthy and tempting. Spinach and chickpea is always a wonderful combination, be it salad, soup, curry or rice variety. I have already posted chickpea biryanii and spinach & carrot biryani earlier, do check out those biryani’s varieties also. Do try out this healthy Spinach and Chickpea biryani and post your comments here. Also check out other interesting Vegetarian Biryani's/Pulav and nonvegetarian Biryani's/Pulavs in the links and enjoy.

Here’s how to make Spinach and Chickpea Biryani with step by step photos…

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Thattai Recipe /How to Make Thattai/Diwali Special

Thattai is a crispy and crunchy snack that is very addictive and one of my favorite savories. Thattai is usually made during Diwali ,Krishna Jayanthi and other festive occasions. Now that Diwali is fast approaching, I thought of sharing with you all, this  foolproof, authentic and traditional recipe. Do try it out friends and post your comments here. Meanwhile, do check out other interesting Diwali Sweets and Diwali Snack varieties here.

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

Friday, 14 October 2016

Basundhi - Diwali Special/How to make easy and delicious Basundhi

Basundhi is sweetened and thickened milk garnished with different types of chopped nuts and flavoured with cardamom, saffron and nutmeg powder.  Basundhi is a very popular dessert in western part of India, especially in Maharashtra and Gujarat. It is a very special sweet prepared during Diwali, raksha bandhan, gudi padwa, holi and other festivals. Basundhi is also served as dessert in weddings and other special occasions. Please try out this delectable Basundhi and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other Diwali Sweets and Diwali Snacks here.

Here’s how to make Basundhi with step by step photos...



Coconut Milk Murukku/Thengai Paal Murukku

South India is famous for murukkus. We make different types of murukkus, one among them is the coconut milk murukku. This coconut milk murukku is a very flavorful murukku, which is really soft, yet crunchy and melts in your mouth. Yes, friends today I am going to share this tempting murukku recipe with you all. Do try out this Coconut Milk Murukku and post your comments. Meanwhile do check out other Diwali Snacks and Diwali Sweets in these links.

Here’s how to make Coconut Milk Murukku…


Sunday, 25 September 2016

Aappam - South Indian Breakfast/Aappam with Coconut Milk

Hello friends,

Today I am going a share a very traditional and authentic breakfast recipe from my kitchen – it is none other than Aappam. This appam will just melt in your mouth and taste heavenly. Do serve them with coconut milk or vadai curry or vegetablekurma or with just tomato kurma. Try out this Aappam friends and post your comments here. Meanwhile do not forget to check out other interesting breakfastrecipes here.

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

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Stuffed Capsicum /Stuffed Bell Pepper baked in Oven

Hello Friends,

Today I am going to share a very easy and lovely, stuffed capsicum baked in oven. I have used potato filling in the capsicum, you can very well replace it with chicken masala, peas & cauliflower masala , rice and meat etc. Do try out these lovely stuffed capsicums and have a great day.

Here’s how to make Stuffed capsicum… 

Friday, 23 September 2016

Puran Poli/Paruppu Purana Poli

Poli is a very common traditional sweet prepared during special occasions and festivals. It is also a wonderful evening snack. Poli can be prepared with different stuffings like coconut filling but today I am sharing with you all  Purana poli. Purana poli is a poli prepared with dal and jaggery stuffing. Poli is known with different names in different states. It is known as bobbatlu in Telugu, obbattu holige in Kannada, Puran Poli in Marathi, and Boli in Tamil and Malayalam. Try out this tempting puran polis and post your comments here.

Here’s how to prepare Puran Poli with step by step photos…


Thursday, 22 September 2016

Paneer 65 – Restaurant Style/Easy Paneer Recipes

Yes friends, today it is yet another irresistible recipe from my kitchen – it is none other than paneer 65. Any dish prepared with paneer in my kitchen vanishes within minutes, my kids just love them a lot and the same goes with paneer 65. I somehow managed to get some clicks to share it with you all. Paneer 65 is very common in all most all the restaurant menus, it is so easy to prepare at home with exactly the same taste and is wallet friendly when made at home. Do try out this Paneer 65 and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Paneer recipes here.

Here’s how to make Paneer 65 recipe with step by step photos….

South Indian Lunch Menu Idea – 6/Vegetarian Lunch Menu Ideas

Hello Friends,

It’s been long time after I had posted lunch menu ideas, today I have a come up with a very simple, filling, aromatic and healthy lunch menu idea. I have posted lunch menu ideas earlier; do not forget to check out other South Indian lunch menu ideashere. Do try out this lunch menu for small get together's, or for your week end lunch and post your comments.

Here’s the simple and temping lunch menu….

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Bonda Mor Kuzhambu/Ullundhu Bonda Mor Kuzhambu/Urad Dal Fritters in Spiced Yogurt Curry

Hello friends,

Today I am going to share a very traditional recipe of Tamil Nadu, it is one of the most authentic delicacy served in weddings and full meal course. We usually make more kuzhambus with different types of vegetables or even just plain more kuzhambu, but this one is just awesome. The bondas made out of urad dal, are soaked in water and then dropped into the more kuzhambu, which absorbs the spicy butter milk and is extremely soft, which in turn just melts in your mouth and taste heavenly. Do try it out friends and post your comments here. Keep visiting for more delightful recipes from my kitchen.

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

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Bombay Halwa/Karachi Halwa/Corn Flour Halwa

Hello Friends,

Today,  I am going to share a very easy and tempting halwa – Bombay Halwa/Corn Flour Halwa/Karachi Halwa. This halwa has a beautiful and glossy texture, nice crunchy nuts hidden inside the halwa, along with ghee gives it an extraordinary taste. You can use any food colour of your choice; here I have used yellow food color for the halwa. Do try out this super tempting and lovely halwa and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Halwa recipes here and other tempting Indian traditional Sweets here.

Here’s how to make Bombay Halwa with step by step photos…

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Vegetable Biryani – 2nd Method/South Indian Style Vegetable Birynai

Are you looking to make easy, tasty and tempting vegetable biryani, then here it is – lovely, flavourful and tasty Vegetable Biryani. It is a perfect recipe for lunch box and week end lunch. I have already posted Vegetable Biryani using pressure cooker earlier; do check that out as well. Do try out this Vegetable Biryani and post your comments here. Also check out other vegetable biryanis and non vegetarian biryanis in the links and have a great day.

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

Friday, 2 September 2016

Jeera Rice/How to make Jeera Rice/Cumin Rice/Jeeraga Sadham

Jeera Rice Recipe is a very popular, common and famous rice recipe from North India. We find in all most all the Restaurant menus. Jeera rice is a very flavorful rice and can be paired with any spicy vegetarian or non vegetarian gravies like Punjabi dumaloo, palak paneer, Lemon dal, butter chicken, palak chicken, paneer butter masalaetc. Do try out this wonderful and flavourful cumin rice/Jeera rice and post your comments here. Mean while do not forget to check out other interesting and tempting Vegetarian Rice Varieties and Non- Vegetarian Rice Varieties here.

Here’s how to make Jeera Rice with Step by Step photos…

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Dindigul Thalapakkati Chicken Biryani/Thalapakkati Chicken Biryani with Naatu Kozhi/Naatu Kozhi Chicken Biryani/Sunday Special Biryani

Hello Friends,

Today I am to going to share my all time favorite Dindigul Thalapakkati Biryani recipe from my kitchen. I have made this Biryani with Naatu Kozhi/Country chicken, it was extremely flavorful and authentic, traditional taste. I have tried to make thalapakkati biryani many times, from different recipe source, but this one is the ultimate one and just like the restaurant biryani. This recipe is from Chef Nagaendran of Thalapakkati Hotel which I came across in Kannamma Cooks. I just love this extremely flavourful and super tempting biryani. Do try it out friends; you will fall instantly in love with it. This recipe involves lots of peeling and grinding, but just worth it. And also friends, do check out other Biryani[veg/nonveg] and other Non vegetarian recipes in the links and have a great day.

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

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Ribbon Pakoda/Ribbon Karasev -2 [Krishna Jayanthi/Gokulashtami Special]

Hello friends,

Today I am going to share the second version of  Ribbon Pakoda/Karasev or Nada/Ola Pakoda. Now that Krishna Jayanthi/Gokulashtami is fast approaching all of you must be on the look of making different savories quickly and easily. So do not forget to check out other interesting and easy Krishna Jayanthi recipes here. I have also posted another version of ribbon karasev in this link, do check that out also. Do  try out this crispy, crunchy and tasty ribbon pakoda and post your comments here.

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

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Egg Biryani/Thattukadai Egg Biryani/Street Food Style Egg Biryani/Muttai Biryani

Everybody loves biryani, especially when it comes to egg biryani it’s a delightful choice for eggetarians. This egg biryani is a very easy and quick recipe that can be made as lunch box recipe as well. The aroma and flavor of this egg biryani will surely make you hungry. Do try out as lunch menu for one Sunday afternoon and post your comments here. Meanwhile check out biryani varieties here and other non vegetarian recipes here.

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

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Peanut Chutney Without Coconut/Verkadalai Chutney without Coconut/Nilakadalai Chutney/Groundnut Chutney

Are you looking for an alternative for coconut chutney, they here it is nutty flavoured groundnut chutney. There are many ways in which peanut chutney is made; here I am sharing the one which I make at my home. Meanwhile check out other Chutney varieties here. Do try this peanut chutney and post your comments here.

Here’s how to make Peanut chutney with step by step photos…

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Sweet KuzhiPaniyaram/Inippu Kuzhipaniyaram with Jaggery

Sweet Kuzhipaniyaram is a very easy to make evening snack and is a very popular South Indian dish. This delectable dish is made with less number of ingredients and can be made with things easily available at our house. Do try out this easy and delicious Sweet Kuzhi Paniyaram and post your comments here.

Here’s how to make Sweet Kuzhipaniyaram with step by step photos…

Monday, 1 August 2016

Sweet Rava Appam/Sweet Appam with Sooji

Hello Friends,

Today, I am going to share a very elegant and traditional recipe that we especially make on Karthigai Deepam that is none other than Sweet Rava Appam.  This appam though made for neivedhyam during pooja days; can be made as quick snack for kids after school and add a big smaile on their face. We make different types of appam, like wheat flour appam, neiappam etc which I will be updating soon. For now, do try out this quick and easy Sweet Rava Appam and post your comments here. Mean while do check out Diwali Sweets & Snacks and also neivedhyam recipes here.

Here’s how to make Sweet Rava Appam with step by step photos…

Friday, 29 July 2016

Kuthiravali Arisi Thayir Sadham/Bagalabath with Kuthiravali Arisi/Barnyard Millet Bagalabath/Curd Rice with Barnyard Millet

Hello Friends,

Today I am going to share one very simple, healthy and traditional recipe – Kuthiravali Thayir Sadham. Nobody will surely refuse this comfort food. I have already posted about the benefits of Kuthiravali arisi and other millets here. So, for now I am going to move on to the recipe. Do check out other interesting milletrecipes and Vegetarian Rice Varieties here. Do try out this healthy Barnyard Millet Thayir Sadam and post your comments here.

Here’s how to make Kuthiravali Thayir with step by step photos…

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

PuliKaachal/Puliyodharai Mix

Puliyodharai is traditional and authentic dish prepared in South India. We can taste excellent and tempting puliyodharai as prasadham in all the Perumal temples in Tamil Nadu. Triplicane Parthasathy temple’s puliyodharai is very special and has unique taste and flavor which is always close to our heart and soul. I just love it to the core. Pulikachal is a paste prepared with tamarind/puli, dal and spices. If we have pulikachal at home, then we can prepare puliyodharai at any time and serve it pappad or appalam. Puliyodharai/Puli sadham is also served during valaikappu with other rice varieties. Do try out this pulikachal and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other rice varieties here.

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

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Millets/SirudhaniyaVagaigal – All About Millets/Millets Nutritional Values/ Millet Recipes/ Millets Glossary

A number of different small-grained cereal grasses are collectively described as “Millets”. 
Millets/Sirudhaniyamvagaigal grows well in dry zones as rain fed crops, under marginal conditions of soil fertility and moisture. Millets are the oldest known food to humans, known as the first cereal grains for human consumption. Millets are smaller in size and packed with nutrients. Each millet is four to five times rich in nutrients when compared to rice and wheat in terms of proteins, minerals and vitamins.


Thursday, 21 July 2016

Aval Urundai/Aval Ladoo/Poha laddu with Jaggery–Janmashtami Recipes/Krishna Jayanthi Recipes

Hello friends,

Today I am going to share a very healthy and easy poha/aval ladoo. This laddu is prepared during Krishna jayanthi for neivedhyam as we all know aval is lord Krsihans favourite. The best part of this aval laddu is, it is prepared with jaggery, so it very healthy and tasty. This Aval Laddu can be made as quick evening snacks for kids, or for special occasions like Diwali, Navratri etc. Ok, friends do try out this delicious and healthy Aval laddu and post your comments here. Meanwhile do not forget to check out other laddus like Bhoondhi Laddu, Roastedgram Laddu/PottukadalaiUrundai, Besan Laddu, Ragi Laddu/Kezhvaragu Laddu, Rava Laddu, Sesame seeds Laddu/Ellu Urundai which I have posted earlier.

Here’s how to make Aval Urundai/Laddu with step by step photos...

Drumstick Leaf Powder/Murungai Keerai Podi

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I started to post recipes with drumstick leaves/murungaikeerai, and promised to post more of murungai keerai recipes. As promised, I have come up with murungai keerai podi/drum stick leaves powder, which is a very healthy recipe and can be had with white rice or as side dish for idlis and dosas. Murungai keerai has n number of health benefits which I have shared here also. When drumstick leaves are consumed along with pure ghee, they stimulate the blood circulation in the body to induce the re-growth of hair folliciles. Consumption of drumstick leaves are advised for ladies and girls suffering from calcium deficiency and insufficient iron in the blood. These leaves improve the defence mechanism in our body and thus fight against many types of infections. The antimicrobial properties of drumstick leaves cure throat, chest and many types of skin infections. Having said all this now let’s move on to see this easy and healthy drumstick leaves powder/murungai keerai powder. Meanwhile do check out murungai keeraisambar and murungai keerai egg poriyal which I have posted earlier.

Here’s how to make Murungai Keerai Powder with step by step photos…

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