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Showing posts with label Side dish for idlis & dosas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Side dish for idlis & dosas. Show all posts

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…


Monday, 2 January 2017

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…





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…



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…

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Drumstick Leaf Powder/Murungai Keerai Podi

Hello friends,

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…

Friday, 15 July 2016

Mudakathan Keerai Kara Kuzhambu/Mudakathan Keerai Puli Kuzhambu/Balloon Vines Leaves Gravy

Mudakathan Keerai/Balloon Vines Leaves is a very popular keerai variety in TamilNady used for treating joint pains. Usually compresses are prepared using mudakathan keerai and applied on joints for the pain. Herbal hair oils are also prepared with mudakathan keerai which helps to fight dandruff. Other common recipes that are prepared are Mudakathan Keerai Dosai, Mudakathan Keerai Soup, Mudakathan Keerai Kuzhambu etc. For now I am sharing Mudakathan Keerai Kara Kuzhambu with you all, please try it out friends and reap the benefits of the same. Meanwhile do not forget to check out other interesting South Indian Kuzhambu varieties here.

Here’s how to make Mudakathan Keerai Kara Kuzhambu with step by step photos…

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Mixed Vegetable Paneer Curry/Paneer and Mixed Vegetable Curry

Hello friends,

I am back today with a very healthy and lovely vegetable paneer curry. I know it is really hard to get the kids to eat vegetables. But, when there is paneer involved in it, then it is easier for us to give the kids a healthy, filling and nutritious curry. This is a wonderful side dish for rotis, naan, chapathis, pulav, ghee rice etc. The best of it is, it can be made in a jiffy and does not involve grinding. Any way friends , do try out this recipe and post your comments.

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

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Thoothuvalai Keerai Chutney

Thoothuvalai Keerai [Solanum Trilobatum] is an excellent herb with numerous and amazing health benefits. It is used in treating common cold, cough and to get rid of phlegm in our chest. Thoothuvalai is basically a thorny creeper with purple flowers and red fruits and grows really very fast. Thoothuvalai creeper has lots of thorns in the leaves, so when your plucking it, you should be very careful. My best advice is to use scissors when cleaning the leaves. Many recipes like thoothuvalai kashayam, thoothuvalai rasam etc are made in many households. Thoothuvalai is available in vegetable markets or from street vendors, but I pluck it from my mom’s garden whenever I get a chance. For now, I am sharing Thoothuvalai Keerai Chutney which is an excellent side dish for idlis and dosas. I know Thoothuvalai is not available in most of the places, but if you come across or get a chance, then do try to make some chutney and reap the benefits of the same. Meanwhile, do check out other interesting and tempting chutney varieties here.

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

Monday, 27 June 2016

Mutton Gravy with Drumsticks and Potato/Kari Murungaikai Kuzhambu/Sunday Special Mutton Kuzhambu/South Indian Style Mutton Kuzhambu

Hello friends,

Today, I am going to share a basic and a common Kari Murungaikai kuzhambu made in all most all the homes in Tamil Nadu. Though it is a very basic recipe, I had lot of request from my readers for this recipe. This is fool proof recipe which nobody can go wrong. According to me cooking is an art, adding right ingredients at the right time and cooking the food with loads and loads of love, makes it the best dish in the whole wide world. Any way friends do check out the Kari Murungaikai Kuzhambu, try it and post your comments here. Meanwhile do not forget to check out other interesting and tempting non-vegetarian recipes here.

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

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Manathakkali Keerai Thuvaiyal/Black Night Shade Keerai Thuvaiyal

Hello friends,

Today I am going to share with you all a very healthy and a different thuvaiyal recipe which not many people are aware of. I have already shared the benefits of manathakkali keerai earlier. Do check it out in Manathakkali Keerai Thannirecipe which I have posted earlier. This keerai has numerous health benefits and cures ulcer and acidity problems. For today, I made Thuvaiyal with this keerai, you can add it to plain white rice and have it with pappad or you can also serve it as side dish for idlis, dosas or chapathis. Another lovely way to make your kids eat this thuvaiyal is, spread it on bread slices, arrange more vegetables and serve them healthy and tasty sandwiches. Meanwhile do not forget to check out other keerai/greens recipes here.

Here’s how to make Manathakkali Keerai Thuvaiyal recipe with step by step photos…

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Aatu kaal Paaya/Goat Leg Curry

Hello Friends,
Today’s special recipe from my kitchen or rather I would say from my mom’s kitchen is Aatu kaal Paaya. This is my mom’s recipes which I have always loved and fallen in love with since my child hood days. Aatu kaal Paaya is one of the best delicacies of South India. This aatukaal paaya is wonderful remedy for cold, cough and removes the phlegm from our chest. It also helps in increasing the bone strength and provides lots minerals needed for our body. Do try out this traditional and authentic aatu kaal paaya and post your comments.

Here’s how to make Aatukaal Paaya with step by step photos…

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Vallarai Keerai Thuvaiyal/Brahmi Leaves Thuvaiyal/Indian Pennywort Thuvaiyal

Vallarai is known for its brain boosting abilities and to cure many diseases in Ayurveda and Siddha treatment since the ancient period. Vallarai is used to revitalize the brain and nervous system, increase attention and concentration, and combat aging. The extract from Vallarai is used in treating memory enhancement and neurodegenerative disorders. Vallarai has amazing medicinal properties which help in fighting many diseases. It plays a vital role in treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and brain related problems like insomnia.

Vallarai has wonderful properties, which helps in curing skin problems like eczema, leprosy, psoriasis and ulcers. Vallarai helps in relaxing muscles and alleviates menstrual pain and disorders. It promotes youthful vitality and longevity and prevents early greying of hair. Hair fall and premature greying of hair can be controlled by using vallarai oil which is readily available in Ayurveda shops.

Vallarai acts as a great cure for joint pain or inflammation, rheumatism, arthritis etc. Not just the above mentioned benefits, vallarai has many other medicinal values and properties and the list goes on. The above information is collected from various websites like Wikipedia, ayurvedictalk.com etc. For people who live outside India can buy the vallarai tablets from Ayurveda shops when you visit Chennai and consume it. For now I am going to share Vallarai Thuvaiyal, do try it out friends and enjoy the benefits of Vallarai. Meanwhile friends, do not forget to check out other chuteny/thuvaiyal varieties here.

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

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Manathakkali Vathal Kuzhambu/Sun Dried Black Nightshade Gravy

Vatha Kuzhambu/Vathal Kuzhambu is a very popular, traditional and authentic kuzhambu prepared in Tamil Nadu. This  gravy is prepared with tamarind along with vatha kuzhambu powder or sambar powder or even with just redchilli powder and coriander powder. The gravy is cooked until it thickens and then any vathal of your choice is added. Vatral/vathal are nothing but sun dried berries or vegetables. The most commonly made vathal kuzhambus are manathakkali vathal kuzhambu, sundakkai vathal kuzhambu, vendakkai vathal, kathrikkai vathal, kothavarangai vathal etc. Manathakkali is known as “Makoy” in Hindi and “Black Nightshade” in English. Try out this manathakkali vathal kuzhambu and post yout comments. Meanwhile do not forget to check out other other traditional SouthIndian Gravy/Kuzhambu varieties here.

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


Saturday, 21 November 2015

Brinjal Tomato Chutney/Kathrikkai Thakkali Chutney

Each day preparing different types of side dish for idlis and dosas is a challenge for many. Now try this brinjal tomato chutney which is interesting to prepare and an addictive side dish. If you usually eat two dosas, this chutney will make you eat one more. This is another smart way to make your kids also eat brinjals. Do try it out friends and post your comments. Also do not forget to check out other interesting and delectable Chutney and Thogaiyal varieties here.

Here's how to make Brinjal Tomato Chutney with step by step photos...



Friday, 16 October 2015

Karpooravalli Thuvaiyal

Karpooravallli(Tamil) otherwise is called as  Country Borage plant. It has lots of medicinal benefits. The karpooravalli leaves are used for treating common cold, cough, sore throats, nasal congestion, indigestion, rheumatism and so on. The leaves of karpooravalli plant are quite fleshy and very aromatic. These leaves are very good source of vitamins and minerals. Karpooravalli plants are easy to grow and maintain. Cut a small piece of the plant from where it is available and plant it in soil with ample amount of water. It will grow and spread faster. I have karpooravalli plant in my balcony and I have made different recipes with it. For now I will share with you all a simple and aromatic Karpooravalli Thuvaiyal. Do check out other delectable chutney and thuvaiyal varieties here.

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

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Kumbakonam Kadappa

Kumbakonam Kadappa is a scrumptious side dish prepared for idlis and dosas.  Kadappa is simple yet a flavorful curry made with moong dal, potatoes and coconut paste. It is very popular and common in Thanjavur/Tanjore, Kumbakonam and Thiruvarur. Do try out this delectable Kumbakonam Kadappa and post your feedback. Have a great day and enjoy.

Here’s how to make Kumbakonam Kadappa 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…

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….

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Instant Poondu Milagai Podi/Instant Garlic Milagai Podi – No Grinding [Side Dish for Idlis, Dosas & Uthappams]

Do not have time to prepare side dish for idlis and dosas ? Do you want to make it within minutes? Then you are at the right place, here’s an easy and quick Poondu Milagai Podi that can be made in minutes. This is my MOM’s special, we all just love it. The best part is, it involves no grinding and can be made with just 3 ingredients. I will strongly suggest this for bachelors because it is one of the easiest but tastiest milagai podi. And one more thing, you can prepare this and keep it for a week also at room temperature, it will not get spoilt. Do try out this easy and quick Poondu Milagai Podi, you will instantly fall in love with it. Do not forget to check out other chutney and podi varieties here.

Here’s how to make Instant Poondu Milagai Podi with step by step photos…

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Gongura Chutney/Pulicha Keerai Thuvaiyal

Gongura/Pulicha Keerai/Sorrel leaves chutney/pachhadi is a very popular Andhra cuisine found in all most all the homes, hotels, restaurants,  food joints etc in AndhraPradesh. Gongura leaves is called as Pulicha keerai in Tamil. It is loaded with iron, vitamins, folic acid and anti-oxidants. Gongura comes in two different varieties, green and red stemmed.  The red stemmed variety is sourer than the green stemmed variety. This thuvaiyal is a perfect blend of sour leaf with dry red chillies, dhania, fenugreek seeds and garlic. Try out this delectable Gongura chutney and post your feedback. Check out other interesting chutney & thogaiyal varieties here.

Here’s how to make Gongura Chutney/thuvaiyal with step by step photos…

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