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Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Onion Coconut Chutney


Hello friends,

Today, I am going to share very simple and quick Onion Coconut Chutney, a perfect side dish for idlis and dosas. Try out this delicious chutney and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and mouth watering Chutney and Thogaiyal Varieties here.

Here’s how to make Onion Coconut Chutney with step by step photos….



Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Sukku Coffee/Sukku Malli Kaapi/How to Make Sukku Malli Kaapi with step by step photos

Sukku Malli Kaapi/Sukku Kaapi is a very common and traditional kaapi/coffee prepared in most of the homes in Tamil Nadu. My mom always keeps a jar of Sukku Malli Kaapi Podi ready at home, and she gives it to us whenever we have cold or indigestion and also during rainy days. Sukku Malli Kaapi is an excellent home remedy for indigestion and also since we add jaggery it has both the spicy and the sweet taste. As jaggery is rich in iron, if sukku malli kappi is consumed regularly will help to fight against anemia. Sukku Malli Kaapi is a very comforting drink when we suffer from cold and flu, it also helps in relieving chest congestion. Do try out this Sukku Malli Kaapi and enjoy.

Here’s how to make Sukku Malli Kaapi with step by step photos…

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Cholam Dosai/Vellai Cholam Dosai/Jowar Dosai/Sorghum Dosai


Hello friends

Today, I am going to share a very healthy millet recipe – White Cholam Dosai. Do try out this lovely dosai and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out interesting and healthy Millet Recipes here.

Here’s how to make White Cholam Dosai with step by step photos…



Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Kuthiravali Arisi Sambar Sadam/Kuthiravali Arisi Bisibelabath/Barnyard Millet Sambar Sadam Recipe


Hello friends,

Today, I am going to share a very healthy and quick millet recipe –one pot meal in which lentils, millets and vegetables are cooked together and served hot. In this recipe I have added just red chilli powder and coriander powder but you can very well replace it with bisbelabath mix. You can buy the Bisibelabath mix from shop or make it at home, do check out the recipe here. Do try out this easy and healthy recipe and post your comments here. Meanwhile also check out other Millets recipes here.

Here’s how to make Kuthiravali Arisi Sambar Sadam with step by step photos…

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

South Indian Lunch Menu – 9/Lunch Menu Ideas


Hello Friends,

Today, I am going to share a very simple, elegant, tasty and tempting lunch menu idea. I have posted many South Indian Lunch Menu Ideas earlier, do check that out also and have a great day.

Here’s the South Indian Lunch Menu/Thali…


Naval Pazham Jam/Jamun Jam

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Today, I am going to share a very healthy and tempting Naval Pazham Jam/Jamun Jam. This is one easy way to make kids jamun/naval pazham, just spread the jam on dosas, rotis or bread and serve it. Do try out this healthy and delicious jam  and post your comments.

Here’s Naval Pazham Jam with step by step photos…

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Green Mutton Biryani/Green Chilli-Mint-Coriander Mutton Biryani

Hello friends,

Today I am going to share a very interesting and tempting Green Mutton Biryani/Green Chilli-Mint-Coriander Mutton Biryani. This is very flavourful Green Biryani made with mint, coriander leaves, green chillies, black pepper paste and coconut milk. Do try out this Green Mutton Biryani and post your comments. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Non-Veg Biryanis and Veg Biryanis here, also check out Non-Veg Gravies here.

Here's how to make Green Mutton Birynai with step by step photos...

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Coconut Laddoo with Condensed Milk/Coconut Balls Recipe with Milkmaid/Coconut Laddoo Recipe/Nariyal Ladoo/Thengaai Ladoo/Ladoo in less than 10 min – Diwali Special Sweet

Hello friends,

For this Diwali, if you are really running out of time, but still want to shower your love to your family and friends with an easy and quick sweet, then you have landed on the right page. Yes, you can make coconut laddoo in less than 10 minutes and surprise your family and friends. All you need is just three ingredients to make this laddoo, coconut, condensed milk and cardamom powder. Do try out this lovely and mouthwatering Coconut Laddoo and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other easy and interesting Diwali Sweets andSnacks here.  Other laddoo varieties that might of your interest...

Boondhi Laddoo
Peanut Laddoo/Groundnut Laddoo
Aval Laddoo/Poha Laddoo
Besan Laddoo/Gram Flour Laddoo
Ellu Urundai/Sesame Seeds Laddoo
Rava Laddoo/Sooji Laddoo
Pottukadalai Laddoo/Maa Laddoo/Roasted Gram Laddoo
Ragi Laddoo


Here’s how to make Coconut Laddoo with step by step photos…


Saturday, 14 October 2017

Pumpkin Petha/Pumpkin Sweet/Agra Ka Petha - Diwali Special Sweet

Hello Friends,

With Diwali round the corner, each one of you should be busy shopping, thinking of new sweets and snacks to be prepared at home. For this Diwali I would like to share with you all one of my favorite sweets White Pumpkin Petha/Agra Ka Petha. I have had this Petha the first time when I was little girl, which my dad had bought from Agra. Even, now a days, when I visit Sowcarpet in Chennai, I never fail to buy these white pumpkin pethas.  I have tried to make this pumpkin petha recipe from here. Do try out the soft and chewy Pumpking Petha and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and tasty traditional Diwali Sweets and Snacks here.

Monday, 9 October 2017

Murungai Keerai Thanni Saaru/Drumstick Leaves Cooked with Coconut Milk/Murungai Keerai Thengai Paal Saaru

Murungai Keerai thanni is one of my favorite recipes that my mom makes very often. It is usually very difficult to make kids eat the greens, but when we make this keerai thanni and give, they will just love it.  I love the fresh murungai keerai/drumstick leaves which we get in our backyard [organic],  cook it with kazhani thanni [rice washed water] along with onions, green chilles and the final touch of adding coconut milk is just amazing. We usually make this for lunch and serve with steam cooked white rice.

In my earlier post I have shared about the health benefits of Murungai Keerai, I would love to mention it here as well. Drumstick leaves have wonderful medicinal properties. They have 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. They help in maintaining the blood sugar levels. Keeping all the health benefits in mind do try out the Murungai Keerai Thanni and post your feedback here.

Meanwhile do check out other interesting MurugaiKeerai Recipes like Drumstick LeafPowder/Murungai Keerai Powder, Murungai Keerai Soup, Murungai Keerai MuttaiPoriyal, Murungai Keerai Sambar. Do not forget to check out other interesting Vegetarian gravies here. Also do not forget to checkout Manathakkali Keerai Thanni  recipe here.

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

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Mutton Cashew Nuts Fry/Mutton Chukka Varuval/Spicy Mutton Chukka –Sunday Special/Mutton Mundhiri Paruppu Varuval.

Hello friends,

Today, I am going to share one of my mom’s signature recipes – Mutton Cashewnut Fry/Mutton Mundhiri Paruppu Varuval. I love this mutton fry a lot and mom usually makes this on a Sunday for lunch. The soft and spicy goat meat roasted well with perfect blend of masalas along with crunchy cashew nuts, tastes heavenly. My whole family loves this mutton fry a lot. It is a foolproof recipe which nobody can go wrong. Do try out this tempting mutton fry and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Non Vegetarian Recipes here.

Here’s how to make Mutton Cashew nuts fry with step by step photos…

Friday, 15 September 2017

Banana Dosa/Vazhaipazham Dosai or Appam for Pooja days

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Today, I am going to share with you all a very simple and delectable Banana Dosa/Appam. This Banana Appam can be made in a jiffy and served in no time. I usually make this as neivedhyam for Sathya Narayana Pooja and distribute as Prasad. This appam can be either made with wheat flour or maida, I have used white sugar which can be replaced with brown sugar or Naatu sakkarai to make this recipe healthy. Do try out this Maida Appam and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting evening snacks, appetizers and neivedhyams here.

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

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Chettinad Visiri Dosai/Quick Instant Dosai/Chettinad Dosai

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Today, I am going to share one very interesting and an easy instant dosa which I came across in Uma Raguraman’s blog. The interesting part of the recipe is the name, visiri dosai- means dosai like a fan. The dosa is more like rava dosa, crispy and has lovely taste. The best part of this visiri dosa is, it involves no grinding and can be made in a jiffy. I tried this recipe and have become a visiri[fan] of it. You also give it a shot and you will instantly fall in love with this recipe. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Breakfast recipes and Dosaivarieties here.

Here’e how to make Chettinad Visiri Dosai with step by step photos…

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Spicy Fried Boiled Eggs/Fried Boiled Eggs with Chilli & Garlic

Hello Friends,

Today I am going to share very simple, quick and elegant spicy fried boiled eggs. It is a very flavorful and quick recipe that can be made in a jiffy. This is one of my husband’s favourite loves to have it on Sundays. Do try out this lovely Fried Boiled eggs and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Egg recipes and Non Vegetarian Recipes here.

Here’s how to make Spicy Fried Boiled Eggs with step by step photos…

Monday, 17 July 2017

Naarthangai Oorgai/Citron Pickle/Naarthangai Pickle

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            Today, I am going to share my mom’s special Naarthangi Oorgai. My mom makes two different types of naarthangai oorgai, one is the dried version with just salt and another with chilli powder. The dried version of Naarthangai oogai is usually given if someone is down with fever or stomach ache.  Here I am going to share the spicy version of Naarthangai Oorgai.  I will soon post the dried version of Naarthangai oorgai in the coming post. Meanwhile do check out other interesting pickle varieties here. Also check out interesting Citron Rice/Naarthangai Rice here.

Here’s how to make Naarthangai Oorgai with step by step photos…

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Thayir Oats/Curd Oats – Oats with Yogurt

Thayir oats is nothing but curd rice version in oats. It is one of my favourite comforting food and great to have during summer. In South India, thayir sadam is generally served at the end of the meal. It is also offered as neivedhyam in temples and distributed as prasadam to everyone. When making curd rice, we usually do not add onions, but here I have added onions for extra taste. You can very well skip the onions and make the Thayir Oats as well. Do try out this healthy Thayir oats and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Oats Recipes and other Breakfast recipes here.

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

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Badam Halwa/Almond Halwa [600th Post]

Hello Friends,

Today, I am so happy to share with you all my 600th post –Badam Halwa. I am really thankful to each and every one of you for your continuous support and encouragement. So here’s a virtual treat from my kitchen to all my readers, followers and supporters. Badam Halwa is a very popular and delicious Indian dessert made with almonds, sugar, saffron and ghee. It can be made for any festive occasions, special pooja days etc. It is also served as dessert for weddings and parties. Do try out this special and tempting Badam Halwa and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Indian Sweets and Snacks prepared during special occasions in the link.

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

Hot Cocoa Float

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Today, I am going to share a exotic recipe made by my daughter from her favourite Elmo’s recipe book – Hot Cocoa Float. This hot cocoa is enriched with real milk chocolate and a scoop of ice-cream topping, so a little goes a long way to satisfy a sweet tooth. You can save this dessert-like drink for special occasions, but hot chocolate without topping is tasty and comforting anytime. Do try out this Hot Cocoa Float and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other milkshakes, ice-creams and other interesting refreshing drinks here.

Here’s how to make Hot Cocoa Float with step by step photos…


Thursday, 6 July 2017

Garlic-Buttered Pasta Recipe – Quick Fix Pasta for Lunch/Dinner

Are you looking out for a quick fix lunch or dinner? Are you bored of cooking, but still want to have something exotic. Then you have landed at the right recipe, Garlic-Buttered Pasta. You will fall in love with this dish, the moment you start making it. Do you want to know why, because it can be made in a jiffy. It is very flavourful, aromatic and the smell of butter, garlic and red chilli flakes satisfies your taste buds in no time. Do try out this easy Pasta recipe and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Pasta& Noodles Recipes here.

Here’s how to make Garlic Buttered Pasta recipe with step by step photos…

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Paal Ice/Easy Milk Popsicle/Milk Kulfi

Dear friends,

Today, I am going to share a very interesting recipe which will surely bring back childhood memories. Paal ice/Milk kulfi is always a favorite among all the age groups. I remember my childhood days enjoying the paal ice with friends from street vendors. I have posted mango kulfi earlier, do try out this Paal Ice and post your comments here. Meanwhile do checkout other ice creams and milkshakeshere.

Here’s how to make Paal Ice with step by step photos…


Thursday, 29 June 2017

Varagu Arisi Sakkarai Pongal/Kodo Millet Sweet Pongal

Sakkarai Pongal/Sweet Pongal is a very special and a traditional dish of Tamil Nadu prepared especially during Pongal festival and also during other festive occasions and on pooja days. Usually Sakkarai Pongal is prepared with raw rice, moong dal and jaggery, but here, I have replaced raw rice with Varagu Arisi as a healthy alternative. Varagu Arisi sakkarai pongal is yet another addition to my millet recipe collection. Do check out other Sweet Varieties, Pongal Varieties and also about the famous Pongal festival here.

Here’s how to make Varagu Arisi Sakkarai Pongal with step by step photos…

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Butter Murukku/Easy Diwali Snacks/Krishna Jayanthi Special

Butter murukku is one of the easiest murukku that can be made in no time . Butter Murukkus are very light, crunchy and have wonderful flavor of butter which just melts in your mouth. They are made during special pooja days like Krishna Jayanthi or Diwali and is also an excellent tea time snacks. Butter Murukku is my families all time favourite. Do try out this fool proof Butter Murukku recipe and post your feed back here. Meanwhile do check out other Diwali/Teatime Snacks/Murukku Varieties and have a great day.

Here’s how to make Butter Murukku with step by step photos…

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Egg Noodles/Easy Egg Noodles Recipe

Today, I am going to share one of the easiest meals that you can make with very less effort and very few ingredients that you have at home. I usually do not fancy about making noodles, but there are days when I am tired of cooking and days when I run out of veggies, that is when noodles come in handy. Whatever it may be, my kids love to have noodles. Adding vegetables is totally your choice, you can add carrot, beans, capsicum, peas, spring onions etc, I have added just green bell peppers here. Do try out this light and tempting Egg noodles and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other pasta and noodles recipe here.

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


Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Jigarthanda – Madurai Special/Jil Jil Jigarthanda Recipe for Hot Summer

Jigarthanda is the most popular drink which originated in the South Indian city of Madurai in Tamil Nadu. Jigarthanda is a unique milk based drink, with two main ingredients Badam Pisin and Nannari Syrup[Indian Sarsaparilla] which has a cooling effect on the system. Badam Pisin is an edible gum collected from badam/almond trees. Badam tree bark secretes the gum and it gets dried up, which is later collected and used for medicinal purposes/ They look like little rocks which are white in color and an excellent natural body coolant. Badam Pisin is a natural jelly which can be consumed by everyone to beat the heat. Also check out how to make Badam Pisin Milk in the link and enjoy.

Nannari Syrup prepared from Nannari roots has numerous health benefits. It is an excellent natural body coolant, when had in the form of sharbets will keep us hydrated. It is an excellent blood purifier and a wonderful health tonic. Nannari syrup is an effective home remedy for stomach disorders, indigestion and relieves body pain. Jigarthanda drink has one other important key ingredient it is none other than the ice cream, you can either prepare ice cream at home or use a store bought one. I will very soon post the homemade ice cream for jigarthanda in my coming posts. For now friends do try out this extra cooling and tempting Jigarthanda and have a lovely day. Do check out other lovely milkshakes, ice creams, beverages etc in the link and post your comments here.

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

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Vadai Curry/Vada Curry/Side Dish for Idlis and Dosas

Hello Friends,

Today I am going to share a very traditional and famous South Indian delight – Vadai Curry, which is served as side dish for idlis and dosas. Vadai Curry is a flavourful and tasty gravy, the vadais are prepared separately and then dunked into the freshly prepared gravy and cooked together for a while. All the flavors and spices get infused into the crumbled vadai and it taste heavenly. I have fried the vadais, if you want to make it healthier then you can very well steam cook the vadai and then make the vadai curry. Do try out this delicious vadai curry and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Chutney and Thogaiyal varieties here.

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


Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Potato Sandwich/Aloo Sandwich/ UrulaiKizhangu Sandwich

Hello friends,

Today I am going to share a very easy and quick potato sandwich that can be made in a jiffy. This sandwich can be served for breakfast or as after school snack or sometimes I pack it for lunch for my kids. I have used sandwich maker to make this sandwich, you can very toast it in tawa and serve it hot. I have used white bread to make the sandwich you can very well use wheat bread or multigrain bread. Do try out this delightful potato sandwich and post your comment here. Meanwhile do check out other Sandwich Recipes and Breakfast Recipes here.

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

South Indian Lunch Menu – 8/Lunch Menu Ideas

Hello Friends,

Today, I am going to share a very simple, elegant and lovely lunch menu idea. I have posted many South Indian Lunch MenuIdeas earlier, do check that out also and have a great day.

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

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Kathrikkai Murungaikkai Poriyal/Brinjal & Drumsticks Fry/Brinjal Drumstick Masala

Kathrikkai Murungaikkai Poriyal/Pirattal is a very common dish prepared in TamilNadu in all most all the homes.  This poriyal/masala is perfect and lovely combination of brinjal and drumsticks cooked along with onions, tomatoes and spices makes it extraordinary and succulent. Kathrikkai Murugaikkai poriyal is especially prepared on pooja days and fasting days  for neivedhyam and served as side dish along with rice, sambar, rasam etc. It can also be served as sidedish for rotis or chapathis. Do try out this lovely Kathrikkai Murungaikkai Poriyal/masala and post your comments here. Meanwhile do try out other vegetarian Poriyal varietieshere.

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

Friday, 6 January 2017

Varagu Arisi Ven Pongal/Varagu Arisi Khara Pongal/Kodo Millet Pongal/Pongal Recipes/Kodo Millet Recipes/How to make Varagu Arisi Ven Pongal

Hello friends,

As I promised earlier, I am trying to more post millet/sirudhaaniya vagaikal recipes. For today, I am going to share a very healthy, filling and flavourful Varagu Arisi Ven Pongal. Pongal is a very common South Indian Breakfast made with raw rice and  moong dal  and tempered with green chillies, ginger, black pepper cumin etc. To make this pongal more healthy you can replace the raw rice with varagu arisi and make a tasty and healthy breakfast. Varagu Arisi is loaded with protein, vitamins, minerals and fiber. Varagu when consumed regularly helps to keep diabetes under check and controls obesity. This tiny grain is highly nutritious and is “gluten free”. Have shared some of the benefits, I think it’s time to move on to the recipe. Do try out this healthy and delicious VenPongal and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Millet/Sirudhaaniya recipes here.

Here’s how to make Varagu Arisi Ven Pongal with step by step photos…

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Masala Paratha/How to Make Masala Paratha/Masala Paratha Recipe

Hello friends

Today I am going to share a very simple, tasty and tempting Masala Paratha. It is a very flavourful paratha made with different spices like cumin powder, garam masla powder, red chilli powder etc. This Masala Paratha is good all by itself, but it extremely delicious when served with a cup of Yogurt/Curd. Do try out this Masala Paratha and post your comments here. Do check out other interesting and delicious chapathis andparatha varieties here.

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

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Keerai Vadai/Arai Keerai & Siru Keerai Vadai/Keerai Vadai with Channa Dal/Keerai Masala Vadai/ Mixed Keerai Masala Vadai/Kadalai Paruppu Keerai Vadai

Hello friends,

Today I am going to share a very tempting Keerai Masal Vadai. Keerai vadai can be made with either urad dal or channa dal. I have already posted keerai vadai made with Urad dal. This Keerai vadai is made with channa dal along with Arai keerai and Siru keerai. You can choose Keerai Variety of your choice and this surely is one short cut method to get your kids to eat greens. Do try out this Keerai Vadai and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other Evening Snacks and Vadai Varieties here.

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

Monday, 2 January 2017

Kambu Idli/Pearl Millet Idli/Bajra Idli

Kambu/Pearl Millet/Bajra is a very common and abundantly available millet, because India is one of the largest producers of Kambu. I have posted earlier Kambu recipes like Kambu Dosai, Kambu Puttu and now I going to share with you all a very healthy and tasty Kambu Idli. Kambu is loaded with proteins and minerals. It is a great source of phosphorous, which plays an important role in the structure of body cells. Consumption of Kambu/Pearl Millet helps in minimizing the risk of type 2 diabetes. The high fibre content in Pearl Millet/Kambu helps in weight loss. It has other important nutrients like magnesium, zinc, folic acid, calcium, sodium and phytonutrients. Yes, friends why not try something healthy and new? Do try out this healthy and tasty idli and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other Millet Recipes here.

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



Inji Thuvaiyal/Ginger Chutney/Spicy Ginger Thogayal/South Indian Thogayal Recipes/Sides Dish for idlis, dosas etc/Adrak Chutney

Hello friends,

Priya’s Virundhu wishes you all a very Happy New Year, hope you all had a wonderful vacation. May the New Year bring joy, peace and happiness to each and every one of you. Now coming to the post, today I am going to share a lovely, spicy, tasty and healthy Ginger chutney which is a wonderful accompaniment for any breakfast dishes like idlis, dosas, rotis, pooris etc. Not only that, it is generally served along with a cup of rice during lunch. This chutney is very healthy because the ginger helps in settling down all the digestive problems. Yes friends do try out this spicy and tangy Inji thuvayal and post your comments here. Meanwhile do not forget to check out other interesting and tempting Chutney/Thogaiyal varieties here.

Here’s how to make Inji Thuvaiyal with step by step photos…





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