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Showing posts with label Veg Gravies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Veg Gravies. 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…


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…

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…

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Araikeerai Puli Kadaiyal/Araikeerai Puli Masiyal

Hello friends,

Today I am going to share with you all a very healthy and nutritious Araikeerai Puli Kadaiyal. This puli kadaiyal recipe is super tasty, tangy and spicy, everything in right amount. Araikeerai/Amaranthus Tristis, like any other green is loaded with iron, calcium, anitoxidants and other vitamins and minerals. Araikeerai is an excellent remedy for cold, cough, immunity and builds strength in our body. It is said to play a vital role in helping people suffering from neuritis/nerve related problems. I have read in one of the Ayurvedic books which states that, if araikeerai is included in our diet everyday it helps in curing long term diseases like cervical spondylosis, nerve pain, head ache, migrane etc. For this a very strict diet containing araikeerai kadaiyal and pepper rasam has to be followed every day. [Ref from Book: Nattu Moolikaigal by Dr. Venkatesan]. With this short note let us move on to the recipe. Do not forget to try this araikeerai puli kadaiyal and post your feedback here.

Here’s how to make Araikeerai Puli Kadaiyal with step by step photos…

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Manathakkali Keerai Thanni Saru/Black Nightshade Soup with Coconut Milk/Solanum Nigrum Soup/Makoi Soup with Coconut Milk

Manathakkali keerai/Black nightshade has numerous medicinal properties. It is rich in antioxidants, iron, vitamins, minerals and loaded with calcium. The amount of phosphorous present in it helps in the growth and development of brain nerves.  Manathakkkali Keerai is an excellent cure for mouth ulcers and stomach ulcers. In Tamil medicine it said that you should consume the manathakkali keerai raw leaves [7-8] in the morning in empty stomach. This is an excellent remedy and cure for stomach and mouth ulcers. This manathakkali keerai thanni, prepared with coconut milk is my grandma’s recipe. AfterI got married, when I made this recipe [about 13 years back], my husband and my inlaws were surprised, it was really new to them and they loved it. Anyway friends try out this keerai thanni and post your comments. This keerai thanni or soup can be made with agathi keerai or murungai keerai which also has unique and wonderful taste.Do not forget to check out other keerai varieties here.

Here’s how to make Manathakkali Keerai Thanni 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, 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…

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Thirunelveli Sambar - Tamil Nadu Special

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

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

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Spinach Kofta Curry/Palak Kofta Curry- Healthy Microwave Spinach/Palak Kofta Curry

Today I am going to share a very healthy version of Spinach/Palak Kofta curry. The koftas are not fried in oil; rather they are cooked in microwave which reduces the calorie content. As the koftas are made in microwave, they retain the colour and also taste great. I came across this delicious and creamy recipe in Nisha Madhulikas, but I made some variations in the gravy and it was a big hit in my family. Feed your family with this healthy spinach kofta without any guilt. Do try out this kofta gravy and post your comments.

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


Thursday, 22 January 2015

Pottukadalai Sambar/Roasted Gram Sambar/Dalia Sambar

Sambar is a South Indian delight prepared in all the houses either as side dish or for lunch to be had with white rice. We make different types of sambar like drumsticks sambar, small onion sambar, milagai killi potta sambar, pachhaparuppu sambar, arachu vitta sambar, paruppu kuzhambu, paruppu thakkali etc. But each sambar has unique taste and different from one another. Even adding different types of vegetables adds different taste to the sambar. In this post I am going to share a very healthy and unique Pottukadalai sambar, made with just roasted gram/pottukadalai and vegetables. Do try out this healthy and finger licking sambar and post your comments. Do not forget to check out other interesting and delightful Sambar Varieties here.

Here’s how to make Pottukadalai/Roasted gram sambar with step by step photos…


Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Mint Rasam/Pudhina Rasam

Rasam plays a vital role in South Indian cooking especially in Tamil Nadu. In all our homes one kuzhambu, one vegetable and one rasam is must in everyday cooking. But we do make different kinds of rasam, with each one having a unique taste and flavour. This mint rasam is really unique has extraordinary flavour and tingles your taste buds. Do check out other rasam varieties here.

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

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Zucchini/Courgette Kootu

Kootu is a very common and a staple food of Tamil Nadu. It is a very healthy combo of vegetable of your choice and dhal cooked together along with other ingredients. No feast in Tamil Nadu is complete without a kootu. I have already posted different type of kootu varieties prepared in most of the households in Tamil Nadu. But this kootu is very special, the reason is, it is a perfect blend of South Indian cooking with an exotic and a versatile vegetable, none other than “zucchini/Courgette”. Do try out this delectable kootu friends and give me your feed backs.

Here’s how to make Zucchini Kootu 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…

Thursday, 6 February 2014

White Vegetable Kurma /Vellai Kurma – Restaurant Style

I know most of you must have had Vegetable White Kurma in restaurants served as accompaniment for chapathis/rotis or pulavs/biryanis. Wondering how to make this delectable White Vegetable Kurma? It is made by grinding coconut, poppy seeds, coconut, milk and green chillies. This kurma has a rich and creamy texture and  a very healthy dish. Do check out my Mixed Vegetable Kurma here.

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

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