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Showing posts with label South Indian Kuzhambu. Show all posts
Showing posts with label South Indian Kuzhambu. Show all posts

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, 19 July 2016

Murungai Keerai Sambar/Drumstick Leaves Sambar

Hello friends,

Today I am going to share a very healthy and loving recipe – murungai keerai sambar from my kitchen. We have Murugaikeerai tree[mom’s house] in our backyard, so I have decided to share lot more drumstick leaves recipe in the following post. If you have murugai keerai tree in your back yard it means you have a doctor at home. It has excellent medicinal values and is a cure for lots of diseases. It has the amazing healing power to cure wounds inside the stomach, reduces headache and bloody diarrhea. Murungaikeerai purifies our blood and excretes all the toxins out of our body. It is an excellent source of calcium and helps in building stronger bones and teeth. They also contain abundant amount of potassium which plays a vital role in brain development. I have shared a few benefits of murungai keerai in this post and will be sharing more benefits about the same in the upcoming post. For now, do try out this wonderful, traditional and authentic murungaikeerai sambar and post your comments here. Mean while do not forget to check out other sambar varieties here.

Here’s how to make Murungaikeerai Sambar….

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…

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….


Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Muttai Puli Kuzhambu/Eggs in Tamarind Gravy

 Muttai Puli Kuzhambu/Eggs in Tamarind Gravy is a very simple and popular gravy prepared in South India. It is found in most of the South Indian restaurant menu and is served along with white rice. There are different ways in preparing this muttai kuzhambu, here I have prepared this egg gravy with freshly ground masala. I have also posted Egg Kurma which is also delectable and tasty. Do try it out friends and you will surely love the fresh aroma of it. Do check out other South Indian Gravy/Kuzhambu varieties here. 

Here’s how to make Muttai Puli Kuzhambu 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…

Thursday, 14 August 2014

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…

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….


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…


Friday, 28 February 2014

Vendhaya Kuzhambu/Fenugreek Seeds Gravy – Tamil Nadu Special

“Vendhaya Kuzhambu/Fenugreek Seeds Gravy” is a traditional and authentic kuzhambu prepared in all most all the homes of Tamil Nadu. I was looking at my recipe index and then I realized I have not posted some very common and important kuzhambu varieties of Tamil Nadu. So today I decided to post my mom’s Vendhaya Kuzhambu. Try this aromatic and flavourful Vendhaya Kuzhambu and have a great day.

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


Wednesday, 26 February 2014

More Kuzhambu/Mor Kuzhambu [Without Vegetables]

Today I am going to share a very basic, common, simple and appetizing more kuzhambu made in almost all the houses of Tamil Nadu. Usually I add vegetables to more kuzhambu, but today my refrigerator was empty and I was kind of lazy to do shopping. So I ended up making a plain more kuzhambu without any vegetables, but I promise you all that I will be posting more kuzhambu with vegetables real soon. For now enjoy this simple and divine more kuzhambu. Check out other South Indian Kuzhambu varieties here...

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

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Karamani Kara Kuzhambu/Blackeyed Beans Gravy

Today,  Priya’s Virundhu special is authentic and traditional TamilNadu dish -Karamani Kara kuzhambu. “Kara Kuzhambu” means “spicy gravy”, you can adjust the spice level according to your taste. But the measurements I have given will surely suite for everybody. This gravy is my daughter’s favourite, she loves to add 1 tsp of gingelly oil to the hot steaming rice along with this gravy and enjoys it with rice vathal or appalam. Try it out friends you will all surely love it. One delicious, healthy and finger licking karamani kara kuzhumbu right from my kitchen to you all. Check out other delicious South Indian -TamilNadu special Kuzhambu varieties here.

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


Friday, 12 July 2013

Vatha Kuzhambu (Sundakkai Vatha Kuzhambu)

Vatha kuzhambu is a very traditional and authentic dish made in Tamil Nadu. Here I have used Sundakkai vathal or Turkey berry (dried)/Bhankatiya [Hindi] to make this healthy and mind blowing gravy. I learnt this vatha kuzhambu from my mom after I got married and ever since have been making the same without any changes. Check out other delicious South Indian -TamilNadu special Kuzhambu varieties here.

Before going in to making of this vatha kuzhambu I surely want to share the importance and the benefits of sundakkai. Sundakkai is called as Turkey berry; it has extraordinary medicinal values which can cure many diseases. Turkey berry is a green colored fruit with bitter taste, it can be used fresh or in dried form as vathal. Turkey berries (sundakkai) have the ability to kill the germs, helps in controlling diabetes, gastric problems and when consumed on daily basis helps in strengthening the bones and nerves.

Now coming back to the recipe here’s how to make Sundakkai Vatha Kuzhambu with step by step photos…


Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambu/Lentil balls Gravy

I have been cooking all vegetarian for the past two weeks which is very unusual of me. I was so worn out and tired because of a very hectic week end but did not want to make sambar. So I decided to make paruppu urudai kuzhambu because it’s been so many days after I made it. Check out other delicious South Indian -TamilNadu special Kuzhambu varieties here.

So here’s Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambu with step by step photos…


Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Milagu Kuzhambu/Pepper Kuzhambu

Milagu kuzhambu/Pepper Kuzhambu is a traditional South Indian kuzhambu made by blending black pepper corns with other spices and ingredients. I have been making lot of dishes with pepper now, the reason is that though spring started officially in March, it is still cold and flowers are blooming only now(May). UK has faced a very bad winter after 50 years, and it is now raining and hail falling down, the weather is really pathetic. The perfect lunch for us I decided was milagu kuzhambu/Pepper kuzhambu and potato roast, an apt lunch for cold and rainy days.

Milagu kuzhambu has lots of medicinal values, it helps us when we have cold and cough. The pepper helps in getting rid of the phlegm and congestion. It also helps in digestion and gastric problems. Since we add lots of curry leaves this kuzhambu is also rich in iron. This is my mom’s special milagu kuzhambu.

You can use sunflower oil as well, but gingerly oil is excellent for this kind of kuzhambu's gives rich aroma and very good taste. 
Check out other delicious South Indian -TamilNadu special Kuzhambu varieties here.

Here’s how to make Milagu/Pepper Kuzhambu with step by step photos…



Friday, 26 April 2013

Maangai Kuzhambu/Raw Mango Kuzhambu

My mom makes different types mango kuzhambu's and this is one among them. This is a typical South Indian kuzhambu, especially made during the mango season. Though this recipe might look spicy, the sour mango will balance it and taste awesome. Check out other delicious South Indian -TamilNadu special Kuzhambu varieties here.

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


Saturday, 20 April 2013

Tomato Gravy/Thakkali Kuzhambu

Tomato gravy is one of the special South Indian gravies especially made in Tamil Nadu. It is totally packed with Vitamin C and perfect for a light meal for any day. Sometimes I enter at the last minute in to the kitchen, without any plans of what to cook. At those times, this gravy comes in very handy, because it can be made in  a jiffy. Check out other delicious South Indian -TamilNadu special Kuzhambu varieties here.

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


Thursday, 18 April 2013

Kathrikkai & Murungakkai Kaara Kuzambu/Brinjal & Drumsticks Gravy

There are different types kara kuzhambu made in our South Indian homes, each one has a distinct taste and flavor. I just love the combination of brinjal and drumsticks and it is very common in our house. I prefer to make all types of kuzhambus with gingely oil to get both the taste and the health benefits of it. 

Gingelly oil/Nalla ennai is cold pressed oil and has numerous health benefits. Cold pressed oils are produced through a  combination of grinding and low heat without any addition of chemicals. Gingelly oil is derived from sesame seeds, using this method. That is why I think it is named as “Nalla ennai” meaning “Good oil”. Try to incorporate ginglley oil as much as possible in your cooking… Check out other delicious South Indian -TamilNadu special Kuzhambu varieties here.

With that short note, let’s see how to make Kara kuzhambu with step by step photos…


Sunday, 24 February 2013

Karuvepillai & Garlic Kuzambu/Curryleaves &Garlic Gravy

Karuvepilai is a very important ingredient in the South Indian cooking. It has many medicinal properties. But we usually remove the leaf and do not eat it. This karuvepilai kuzambu is one excellent way to consume karuvepilai. Curry leaves improves eyesight, a good remedy for indigestion. It helps in hair growth and prevents pre mature graying of hair.


The benefits of curry leaves are numerous, and this is one easy to get our kids to eat curry leaves. Check it out and you will surely love it. Check out other delicious South Indian -TamilNadu special Kuzhambu varieties here.

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



Thursday, 7 February 2013

Ennai Kathrikai Kuzambu/Brinjal Gravy

Ennai Kathrikai kuzambu, the name says everything. It is one of the traditional South Indian dishes. It is very simple to make and  you will never forget the taste of it once you have tasted it. Check out other delicious South Indian -TamilNadu special Kuzhambu varieties here.



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