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Showing posts with label lunch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label lunch. Show all posts

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…


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...

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…

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….

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...

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… 

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…

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…

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…

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….

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Prawn Biryani – Easy and Quick Prawn Biryani

Hello Friends,

Wishing all my Muslim friends and readers a Wonderful and a Lovely Ramadan – Eid Mubarak. Today, on this special day I am going to share a very simple, quick and tempting prawn biryani. This recipe is a long time requested recipe from my readers and its a special dedication to all of you. Meanwhile do check out other non- vegetarian recipes and biryani recipes here. Do try out this prawn biryani and post your comments here.

Here’s how to make Prawn Biryani 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…

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

South Indian Lunch Menu -4 /Lunch Menu Ideas

Dear Friends,

I have posted few lunch menu ideas earlier, which is a typical South Indian Thali. But today I am going to share a very simple, elegant, easy and healthy lunch menu which surely will add a smile in everybody’s face. Also friends, do not forget to check out other Lunch menu ideas as well.

Here’s the simple and elegant South Indian Lunch Menu…


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….


Wednesday, 24 February 2016

South Indian Lunch Menu – 3/Lunch Menu Ideas

Hello Friends,

It’s been so many months after I have posted a lunch menu idea, today I am going to share with a very simple, healthy, delectable and comforting South Indian Lunch Menu. I have posted few lunch menu ideas earlier, do not forget to check that out as well in the link.

Here’s the South Indian Lunch Menu…

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Beans Paruppu Usili/Paruppu Usili with Beans – Tamil Brahmin Style

Beans Paruppu Usili is a traditional South Indian [Tamil Nadu] recipe made in all the Brahmin houses as a side dish for rice. Paruppu Usili is nothing but a dish prepared with lentils and vegetables. We can choose vegetables like vazhaipoo, avarakkai, cabbage, kothavarangai or even carrots along with the lentils. My husband loves to have Beans Paruppu Usili and I make it along with Vatha Kuzhambu, which always makes a great combo. Try out this healthy and delicious Beans Paruppu Usili and post your feedback. Meanwhile check out other Vegetarian Varuval/Poriyal varieties here.

Here’s how to make Beans Paruppu Usili with step by step photos…

Monday, 16 November 2015

South Indian Lunch Menu - II/Lunch Menu Ideas

Hello Friends,

Today I am sharing with you all a very tempting, simple and delicious South Indian Lunch Menu. I have already shared a lunch menu idea earlier, do check it out.

Here's the South Indian Lunch Menu....


Friday, 24 July 2015

South Indian Lunch Menu – I

A very simple and delectable South Indian Lunch Menu is what I been thinking of posting for a very long time. This post has been in my drafts for a very long time, so here it is friends a simple South Indian Lunch Menu

Here how to make it with photos…

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