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 Chutney Recipe/Thoothuvalai Keerai Recipe with step by step photos

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…

Red Rice Kuzhai Puttu Recipe/Siggappu Arisi Kuzhai Puttu/Red Rice Kuzhai Puttu Recipe/How to make Kuzhai Puttu

Today, Iam going to share a very healthy, super delicious and traditional Puttu recipe from my kitchen. Earlier I have posted rice/arisi puttu, ragi/kezhvarugu puttu, rava puttu/sooji puttu which I have steamed with idli cooker. So, today I have a detailed post of cooking the puttu with puttu kuzhai/puttu maker. Do try out this red rice kuzhai puttu and post your comments here. Do not forget to check out other puttu recipes here.

Here’s how to make Red Rice Kuzhai Puttu with step by step photos…

Monday 27 June 2016

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

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. Also check out other interesting and mouthwatering Chicken Varuvals/Fry/Biryanis/Gravies etc hereMutton/goat Meat Recipes,Fish & Egg Recipes.

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

Saturday 25 June 2016

Manathakkali Keerai Thuvaiyal Recipe/Black Night Shade Keerai Thuvaiyal Recipe/Healthy Manathakkali Keerai Thuvaiyal with step by step photos

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 Thanni recipeManathakkali Keerai Kootu  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. & Keerai Varieties with recipes here

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

Friday 24 June 2016

Kola Meen Varuval Recipe/Kola Meen Varuval with Coconut Milk Recipe/Flying Fish Fry/Flying Fish Fry with Coconut Milk Recipe/Kola Meen Varuval Recipe with step by step photos

Kola Meen Varuval with coconut milk is one of my mom’s signature recipes. As my mom hails from Nagapattinam [where fish is a staple food], she makes different kinds of fish, each with different methods of preparation and unique taste. This kola meen varuval is one such recipe. I am really happy to share with you all my favourite fish fry. Do try it out friends and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Mutton RecipesFish Recipes and Chicken Recipes here.

Here’s how to make Kola Meen Varuval with step by step photos…

Thursday 23 June 2016

South Indian Special Lunch Menu - 5/Lunch Menu Ideas

Hello friends,
Thinking of what to cook every day for each meal is very big task. So I have already posted some simple and elegant lunch menus earlier. But if you really want to have a special thali for lunch then you should surely read today post. It is South Indian Vegetarian Special Thali and I have given links for all the recipes also. Please check out the lunch menu, try it out and post your comments. Mean while do not forget to check out other lunch menu ideas here.

Here’s the South Indian Special Lunch Menu/Thali

Aatu kaal Paaya Recipe/Goat Leg Curry Recipe/ஆட்டுக்கால் பாயா/How to make Aatu Kaal Paaya Recipe with step by step photos & Video in English & Tamil

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 recipe 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. Also check out other interesting and mouthwatering Chicken Varuvals/Fry/Biryanis/Gravies etc hereMutton/goat Meat Recipes,Fish & Egg Recipes

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

Thursday 16 June 2016

Araikeerai Puli Kadaiyal Recipe/Araikeerai Puli Masiyal Recipe/How to make AraiKeerai Puli Kadaiyal with step by step photos

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. MEanwhile do check out other healthy and interesting Keerai Recipes here and All about Keerai Varieties & Recipes here.

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