Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Vendakkai Puli Kuzhambu/Vendakkai Kuzhambu/Vendakkai Puli Kuzhambu with Coconut/LadiesFinger Tamarind Gravy/Okra Puli Kuzhambu

Vendakkai Puli Kuzhambu is very popular spicy and tangy gravy served for lunch along with steam cooked white rice in South India. This puli kuzhambu is my favourite because it is made fresh ground masala paste, but if you are in a rush and running out of time, you can very well replace it with red chilli powder and coriander powder. Usually this vendakkai puli kuzhambu is done with shallots/sambar vengayam, but with sky rocketing prices of onions, I have used the regular onions to make the gravy. Do try out this tangy and delicious Vendakkai Puli Kuzhambu and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and tasty South Indian Kuzhambu/Gravy varieties here.

Here’s how to make Vendakkai Puli Kuzhambu with step by step photos…

Rava Idli/Sooji Idli/Semolina Idli –How to make Rava Idli /How to make Soft Rava Idli

Rava Idli is a popular breakfast recipe originated from the state of Karnataka. It is soft and fluffy idli made with sooji/rava/semolina, yogurt, eno fruit salt and other spices. Rava idlis are steamed cooked idlis that can be made instantly and involves no grinding. These rava idlis are easy, quick, healthy and filling alternative to the regular idlis or any breakfast items. Do try out this soft and fluffy Rava idlis and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and traditional Breakfast recipes here.

Here’s how to make Rava Idli with step by step photos…

Sunday, 29 December 2019

Rice Bonda/Left Over Rice Bonda/Cooked Rice Bonda-How to make easy and quick Rice Bonda/Deep Fried Rice Balls

Today, I am going to share a very easy and quick bonda recipe made with leftover cooked rice. This rice bonda is a wonderful evening snack and a easy way to finish off the left over rice.  The best part is, this recipe does not involve any grinding and can be made in a jiffy. Do try out this tempting and crispy Rice Bonda and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Starters/Appetizers/Evening Snacks here.

Here’s how to make Rice Bonda with step by step photos…

Red Rice Dosa/Sivappu Arisi Dosai/Healthy Sivappu Arisi Dosa –Healthy Breakfast Recipe

Red Rice/Sivappu Arisi is a special variety of rice loaded with antioxidants called anthocyanins. This antioxidant gives a beautiful and rich red color to the rice. The anitoxidants in red rice helps in reducing symptoms of inflammation, helps in preventing cancer and weight loss management. This red rice is one healthy alternative to the regular idli rice. Red rice/Sivappu arisi has a nutty flavour and packed with nutrients such as Vitamin B, iron, calcium, zinc etc. This dosa has a beautiful pink color which will surely attract the kids. Do try out this red rice dosa and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Breakfast recipes here and Red Rice Idli here.

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

Saturday, 28 December 2019

Cooking Rice in a Pot/How to Cook Rice without Pressure Cooker or Rice Cooker/Cooking Rice – The Healthy Way/Sadham Vadippadhu Eppadi –Sadham Seivadhu Eppadi


Today, I am going to share a very basic recipe of how to cook rice in a pot. In those days, even when I was a small girl “vaditha Sadham”/Rice cooked in pot was very common in all the households. But later on, the popularity and convenience of the pressure cooker, has changed every bodies lives. So, it’s become very common to make rice in pressure cooker and electric cooker. Vaditha Sadham is healthy when compared to the pressure cooked rice, because we are draining out the excess starch from the rice. This is a very basic way of making rice, so I thought of sharing with you all. Do check out the recipe with step by step photos and post your comments here.

Here’s how to make Vaditha Sadahm with step by step photos…

Wednesday, 25 December 2019

Pori Arisi Urundai/Arisi Urundai With Jaggery – Sweet Rice Balls with Jaggery

Pori Arisi Urundai is a Sweet Rice Balls made with either idli rice or parboiled rice/puzhungal arisi and jaggery. This pori arisi urundai is usually made on fasting days especially in the month of Puratasi and offered as neivedhyam for Lord Balaji. This pori arisi urundai is a very healthy recipe, it can also be made as evening snacks for kids. Do try out this healthy and tempting Pori Arisi Urundai and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Ladoos/Urundai and other sweet varieties here.

Here’s how to make Pori Arisi Urundai with step by step photos…

Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Instant Wheat Flour Appam/Sweet Wheat Appam/Sweet Godhumai Maavu Appam – How to Make Godhumai Maavu Appam with Appam Pan

Wheat Appam is a sweet dish that can be made easily with very little time. This Sweet Appam can be made as neivedhyam for Vinayaka Chathurthi, Krishna Jayanthi, Sathya Naraya Poojai or for any special occasions or just as evening snacks for kids. Do try out this Instant wheat flour appam and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out Instant Sweet Rava Appam I have posted earlier here.

Here’s how to make Instant Wheat Flour Appam with step by step photos…

Custard Apple Juice/Sitaphal Juice/Seetha Pazham Juice & Health Benefits of Custard Apple

Custard Apple is my all-time favourite; it has a wonderful, sweet and creamy pulp on the inside. Custard Apple is called as Seetha Pazham in Tamil and Sitapal in Hindi with enormous health benefits. The one difficult task in custard apple is extracting the pulp without seeds, but I have shared an easy way to do it. Since Custard Apple season has started, I wanted to share this rich and creamy juice with you all. Do try out this refreshing and heavenly tasting Custard Apple Juice and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and super refreshing Milkshakes/Icecreams/Juices/Smoothies here.

Here’s how to make Custard Apple Juice with step by step photos…

Monday, 23 December 2019

Ragi Poori/Kezhvaragu Poori /Finger Millet Poori Recipe – How to Make Ragi Poori

Ragi/Kezhvaragu Poori is a great alternative for the regular wheat flour pooris. It is one easy way to include ragi/kezhvaragu in our kids diet. Do try out this tempting and easy to make pooris and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting chapathis/pooris/parathas/naans  and breakfast varieties here.

Here’s how to make Ragi/Kezhvaragu Poori with step by step photos …

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Soya Chunks Kurma/Meal Maker Kurma – How to make Meal Maker Kurma

Soya Chunks Kurma is another interesting, creamy and rich kurma. This irresistible kurma is in the series of Soya Chunks recipe which I have been posting for quite some time. When you run out of vegetables, but still want to make something healthy, tasty and rich, then you have landed in the right recipe. Do try out this Soya Chunks Kurma and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and delectable Kurma varieties and Veg Gravies here. Also do check out other Soya Chunks recipes like SoyaChunks 65, Soya Chunks Kola Urundai/Balls, Soya Chunks Stir Fry, Soya ChunksVegetable Curry, Soya Chunks Biryani. For now, let’s move on to the recipe.

Here’s how to make Soya Chunks Kurma with step by step photos…

Oreo Milkshake – How to Make Oreo Milkshake

Oreo Milkshake is one of the easiest milkshakes to make with very less ingredients. You want to surprise your kids or guest in no time, then you must surely try out this oreo milkshake. Do try out this super creamy and rich milkshake and post your comments here. Meanwhile check out other interesting Smoothies/Milkshakes/Ice creams here.

Here’s how to make Oreo Milk Shake with step by step photos…

Masala Poori/Masala Poori Recipe/How to make Masala Poori

Masala Poori is a twist to the regular poori with added spices, which makes it even more special. Poori is one of the favorite breakfast items, among all age groups. Kids love poori and with added masala make it even more special. Do try out this super delicious Masala Poori and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Chapatis/Pooris/Rotis/Naans here.

Here’s how to make Masala Poori with step by step photos…

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Pallipalayam Chicken Fry/Kongu Special Pallipalayam Chicken Fry Recipe – How to make Pallipalayam Chicken Fry

Pallipalayam is a small town near Erode. This Pallipalayam Chicken Fry is a very famous and popular recipe that can be seen in all the restaurant menus in and around Erode. This chicken fry is a very easy made with very less number of ingredients and involves no grinding. Do try out this tempting, spicy and super delicious Pallipalayam Chicken Fry and post your comments. Meanwhile do check out more interesting and delicious Non-VegGravies/Biryanis/Fries here.

Here’s how to make Pallipalayam Chicken Fry with step by step photos…

Potato Biryani/Urulai Kizhangu Biryani/Potato Dhum Biryani – How to make Potato Biryani

Potato Biryani/Urulai Kizhangu Biryani is a very flavourful and tempting biryani that is usually made with basmati rice, but I have replaced it with seeraga samba rice. Seeraga Samba Rice is naturally very flavourful rice that gives added taste and aroma to the potato biryani. Do try out this delectable Potato Biryani and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Veg Rice Varieties/Biryanis/ Pulavs/One pot Meals here.

Here’s how to make Potato Biryani with step by step photos…


Kal Dosa/Kal Dosai – How to make Kal Dosai

Kal Dosai is yet another delectable variety of dosa in the South Indian Cuisine. Unlike the plain dosa or uthappam this dosa is made with parboiled rice and urad dal, which yields a very soft and spongy dosa.  As the Kal dosa are soft  and spongy they are perfect for travel, you can just sprinkle some idli milagai podi and carry it along with you. Kal dosa has to cooked only on one side with the lid covered and should not be flipped. Do try out this delectable Kal dosa and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Dosa VarietiesBreakfast recipes here.

Here’s how to make Kal Dosai with step by step photos…


Monday, 16 December 2019

VazhaipooPoriyal/Banana Flower Poriyal- How to make Vazhaipoo Poriyal

Vazhaipoo/Banana Flower is one of the healthiest vegetable/flower with amazing health benefits consumed widely in Asian cuisine. It is a great source of fibre, Vitamins and minerals. When consumed regularly, it helps in reducing menstrual bleeding, manages diabetes and anaemia, helps the nursing mothers, boosts mood and reduces anxiety. Though cleaning of vazhaipoo is a tedious process, we should try to incorporate in our diet as much as possible. Do try out this simple and comforting vazhaipoo/banana flower poriyal and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Vegetarian Poriyal Varieties here, also check out Vazhaipoo Kootu and VazhaipooKola Urundai here.

Here's how to make Vazhaipoo Poriyal with step by step photos...

Friday, 13 December 2019

Mushroom Kurma/How to make Mushroom Kurma/Kalaan Kurma


Mushroom kurma another easy, rich and creamy kurma , one pot kurma that can be made easily. Mushrooms are very healthy and including it in our diet is important because they contain more than 80% of water and is rich in vitamins and minerals. I have posted earlier some interesting and delightful ways to include mushroom in our diet like MushroomBiryani, Mushroom Soup, Mushroom Do Piaza, Mushroom Pepper Fry, Mushroom 65. Do try out this mushroom kurma and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other vegetarian gravies here.

Other Kurma Varieties that might be of interest…


Here's how to make Mushroom Kurma with step by step photos...

Thursday, 12 December 2019

Varuthu Araitha Kari Kuzhambu/Mutton Gravy with Fresh Ground Masala –Sunday special Mutton Gravy/Kari Kuzhambu


Varuthu Araitha Kari Kuzhambu/Mutton Gravy with fresh ground masala  is a very tasty and totally irresistible gravy which can served with steam cooked white rice or with idlis or dosas for breakfast. "Varuthu Araitha kari kuzhambu" in tamil means roasting and grinding the masalas and then making the mutton gravy with that masala. Do try out this delectable mutton gravy and post your comments here. Meanwhile check out other interesting and tempting Non-Vegetarian recipes here.

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

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Black Urad Dal Ladoo/Karuppu Ullundhu Urundai/Karuppu Ullundhu Ladoo –Black Urad Dal Urundai with Jaggery


Black Urad Dal Ladoo/Karuppu Ullundhu Urundai is a very tasty and healthy snack that can be made in no time with very less ingredients. My grandma used to make it for me and my sister when we were small and now I am making it for my girls. If you have girl child or women at home this is one recipe that you must know to keep them hale and healthy. You must ask me why? Here it is, Black urad dal is one of the richest sources of proteins and Vitamin B which is essential for women. It is loaded with iron, folic acid, calcium, magnesium and potassium which make this black urad dal a perfect health package for pregnant women. Another major ingredient in this urundai is jaggery. Jaggery we all know has numerous health benefits, its packed with iron and folate and prevents anaemia and boosts the hemoglobin level, helps in joint pain, is a wonderful blood purifier, controls blood pressure, prevents respiratory problems and is a wonderful alternative to white sugar. The third important ingredient is ghee. We all know ghee has incredible health benefits and is one of the treasured food in ayurveda. Ghee plays a vital role in balancing hormones and maintains a healthy cholesterol level. It is loaded with plenty of omega 3 fatty acids along with Vitamin A. Ghee is a good source of energy and one important thing to keep in mind is, it is a source of good fat, great for your heart and skin.

Here’s how to make Black Urad Dal Ladoo/Karuppu ullundhu Urundai with step by step photos…

Dosa Batter/How to Make Dosa Batter/How to make Dosai Maavu

Today, I am going to share a very basic dosa batter. To make this batter you don’t need a grinder, you can just grind it in mixer and still make perfect and tasty dosas. The key to make perfect dosa batter, is you need to choose good quality idli rice and raw rice. Urad dal also should be of good quality for perfect idlis and dosas. Add aval/poha when making the batter makes it easier to spread and make the dosa. Adding fenugreeks/vendhayam acts as natural coolant and makes a soft batter. Do try out this easy to make Dosa batter and post your comments here. This dosa can be served with thengai chutney or any chutney of your choice, sambar  or idli milagi podi etc. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and traditional Breakfast recipes here.

Here’s how to make Dosa Batter and Dosas with step by step photos…


Monday, 9 December 2019

Coriander, Cumin & Fennel Tea/ CCF Tea - Ayurvedic Tea to Boost Digestion & Detoxify/CCF Tea for weight Loss/How to make CCF powder & Tea


CCF tea/Coriander Cumin & Fennel is yet another healthy tea from my kitchen. Including CCF tea in our diet on daily basis aids an array of health benefits by decreasing the inflammation and detoxifies our body. It is also loaded with essential vitamins, minerals and rich in antioxidants to support our health. Do try out this healthy tea and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting tea/beverages here.

Here's how to make Coriander, Cumin & Fennel Tea Powder & tea ...

Friday, 6 December 2019

Paneer Biryani/Paneer Dhum Biryani – How to make Paneer Dhum Biryani with step by step photos

Today, I am going to share a delectable, flavourful Paneer Dhum Biryani. I prefer to make this tempting biryani on weekends so that all my family members can enjoy happily. This paneer Biryani is made by layering the rice and paneer; we can also make one pot paneer biryani which I will be posting in my future post. Do try out this tempting Paneer Biryani and post your comments here. Meanwhile do checkout other interesting and easy to make VegetarianBiryani/Rice varieties and pulavs and Non-Vegetarian Biryani’s here.

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

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Soya Chunks Kola Urundai/Soya Keema Kola Urundai/Meal Maker Kola Urundai/Vegetarian Kola Urundai

Soya chunks kola urundai is an easy evening snack/starter which is loaded with protein. It is a very good alternative for vegetarians and extremely tasty. Do try out this super tempting Soya Chunks Kola urundai and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Starters/evening snacks here and vazhaipoo kolaurundai and vazhakkai kola urundai here.

Here’s how to make Soya Chunks Kola Urundai with step by step photos…

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Coriander Seeds Tea/Kothamalli Tea/Dhaniya Tea – Benefits of Dhaniya/Coriander Seeds/Kothamalli/How to use Coriander seeds


I have been sharing quite interesting and healthy tea varieties from my kitchen. In the same series today is yet another very tasty and delectable Coriander Seeds Tea which can be consumed by all age groups. You can even give it to kids after school. Coriander seeds are popularly known as Dhaniya in India and are one of the items that are found in everyone’s pantry. Apart from being very popular spice it is also known for their health benefits. Other Tea/Beverage varieties that might be of interest…


Here’s how to make Coriander Seeds Tea with step by step photos…


Muslim Mutton Biryani/Bhai Veetu Mutton Biryani/Mutton Dhum Biryani – How to make Muslim Mutton Biryani/Mutton Dhum Biryani with step by step photos

The word "Biryani" makes every one hungry instantly and that too when it is Muslim Biryani, there are no words to explain. I have been making different types of biryani 's over the years, but this recipe which I got from one of my friend is just the ultimate one, which tastes perfect and easy to make. This biryani is very easy to make and can be done perfectly, if the measurements are followed as given in the recipe. Do try out this super tempting Muslim Mutton Biryani and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and tasty Non– Vegetarian recipes here.

Here’s how to make Muslim Mutton Biryani with step by step photos…


Biryani Masala Powder – How to make Biryani Masala Powder for Biryani’s [chicken, mutton, vegetable], for non-veg gravies

Today, I am going to share a very flavourful and aromatic Biryani Masala Powder. This is a very simple and easy masala powder which involves just three ingredients. Do try out this special Biryani masala powder that is added to make Muslim Biryanis and Gravies.

Here’s how to make Biryani Masala Powder with step by step photos…

Monday, 2 December 2019

Chettinad Masala Cheeyam/Masala Seeyam Recipe – How to make Chettinad Masala Seeyam Recipe

Today, I am going to share a very interesting and tasty Chettinad Masala Seeyam which I came across in a TV show several years back. It is one easy, tasty, fluffy evening snack, that can be done in no time and all your friends and relatives will love it instantly. Do try out this Chettinad Masala Seeyam recipe and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Starters/EveningSnacks/Appetizers here.

Here’s how to make Chettinad Masala Seeyam with step by step photos…

Vermicelli Kesari/Semiya Kesari – How to make Semiya Kesari

The first thing that comes to mind when you have guest at home or any instant sweet -  it is none other than Kesari. We usually make kesari with rava, this semiya kesari is just the same, but you have to replace the rava with vermicelli. Few things have to be kept in mind when you make semiya kesari is cook semiya thoroughly before adding sugar, switch off the stove when the kesari turns a little thick, fluff up the kesari when it is warm to avoid it from becoming into a cake. Do try out this delicious and super Semiya Kesari and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Diwali sweet varieties here. Also check out RavaKesari/Sooji Kesari/Semolina KesariMangoKesari

Here’s how to make Semiya Kesari with step by step photos…



Sunday, 1 December 2019

Sombu Tea/Fennel Seeds Tea/Sombu Theeneer/Perunjeeragam Tea/Snauf Tea -Benefits of Sombu/FennelSeeds


Hello friends,
Today, I am going to share a very healthy tea which my mom used to make for me in my school days – Sombu Tea. Sombu/Perunjeeragam/Fennel Seeds are spicy seeds with strong taste excellent aroma and taste and is widely used all over India in cooking. Fennel Seeds/Sombu increases the taste and aroma of the cooked food to a great extent. Not only the taste and aroma, but they have extremely great health benefits when included in our daily diet. Other Tea/Beverage varieties that might be of interest…


Saturday, 30 November 2019

Kadalai Paruppu Chutney/BengalGram Dal Chutney/Channa Dal Chutney [No Onion/No Tomato]

Today, I am sharing a simple, divine and tasty chutney made with very few basic ingredients available at home. With onion price sky rocketing in India[Chennai], I thought of coming up with a side dish for idlis and dosas that taste yummy, without onions and tomatoes. Do try out this simple and delectable kadalai paruppu chutney and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and easy Chutney/Thogaiyal/Podi varieties here.

Here’s how to make Kadalai Paruppu chutney with step by step photos…

Rajma Biryani/Red Kidney Beans Biryani/Pavazha Mocchai Biryani –Rajma Biryani in Clay Pot/Easy Lunch Box Recipe

Rajma Biryani/Red Kidney Beans is a super healthy, one pot meal that can made for lunch or for get-togethers or packed for kids/office goers for lunch. It is one protein packed, flavorful, aromatic and tasty rice, which everyone will fall in love immediately.  Rajma/Red Kidney beans is an ideal replacement for red meat. Each 100 gm of Rajma contains 24 gm of protein, 25 gm of dietary fiber. They are also excellent source of minerals such as copper, manganese, phosphorous, folate and vitamin B1. These beans are loaded with nutrients that help in regulating blood sugar, lowering cholesterol and boost immunity. Do try out this delicious Rajma Biryani and post your comments here. Meanwhile, do check out other interesting Vegetarian Biryanis/Pulavs/One pot meals/ricevarieties here and Non-veg Biryanis/Pulavs here.

Here’s how to make Rajma Biryani with step by step photos…

Friday, 29 November 2019

Oats Uthappam/Instant Oats Uthappam

Oats uthappam is a super healthy breakfast recipe that can be made quickly and easily. Yes, if you have not prepared idli or dosa batter, do not worry this is an instant uthappam that can be made in a jiffy. This is a recipe even beginner’s and bachelors can make and enjoy. Do try out this instant oats uthappam and post your comments here. Meanwhile do try out other interesting Breakfast recipes here.

Here’s how to make Oats Uthappam with step by step photos…

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Rava Bonda/Sooji Bonda/Semolina Bonda

Sooji/Rava bonda is a very easy and super scrumptious evening snack, that can be made in no time. This rava bonda has very basic ingredients and easy steps, so even the beginners can make it easily. Do try out this super tempting rava bonda and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and super tempting Evening Snacks/Appetizers/Starters here.

Here’s how to make Rava/Sooji Bonda with step by step photos…

ThaenMittai Recipe/தேன்மிட்டாய்/Honey Candy/Sugar Balls – How to make ThaenMittai with step by step photos

Hello friends,
I am so happy to share with you all “Thaen Mittai/ தேன்மிட்டாய் which will surely bring back our nostalgic memories of our childhood as my 700th post. Though the name of this lovely little cute balls is “thaen mittai” it does not involve honey in it, it is just that the balls are crispy on the outside and juicy syrup on the inside which is like the honey dripping out and taste scrumptious. Whenever I see “thaen mittai” in the shop /potti kadai the first thing I remember is, me and my friends sharing and eating the thaen mittai after school. I just love it to the core, even now when I see it in the shop I buy it and my kids also love them. I know most of all the 90’s kids love “thaen mittai”.  Usually the Thaen mittai is made by adding red food color, so I have done two versions one by adding color and other with out color. Do try out this tempting “thaen mittai” and post your comments here. Thank you all friends, followers, bloggers and reader for supporting me all through the years. Please keep supporting and visiting Priyasvirundhu as usual for more and more delicious recipes from my kitchen. Meanwhile do check out interesting Sweets/Snacks here.

Here’s how to make “Thaen Mittai/ தேன்மிட்டாய்” with step by step photos...



Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Vetrilai Sadam/Betel Leaves Rice with Poondu/Vetrilai Poondu Sadam – Kongunadu Vetrilai Sadam Recipe

Vetrilai Sada/Betel Leaves Sadam is a traditional Kongunadu [Coimbatore] Special variety rice, made using betel leaves and freshly prepared masala powder. This rice has a unique subtle taste, bursting with flavours, and extremely healthy and tasty. The use of betel leaves dates back to ancient times as far as India is concerned. They play vital role in poojas, prayers, religious ceremonies, wedding etc and consuming betel leves contain many curative and healing health benefits. The leaf is rich in Vitamin C, riboflavin, niacin, thiamine, carotene and is a great source of calcium. It reduces inflammation, controls blood sugar, cures bleeding gums, eliminates bad breath and helps in increasing the metabolic rate. There are numerous benefits of vetrilai/betel leaves but I have mentioned only a few here. They can be easily grown in your home as they are both aromatic and ornamental creeper. Though we get vetrilai in all the shops easily, I have this wonderful creeper at home in my balcony, with which I have made this rice. Do try out this aromatic and healthy Vetrilai Sadam/Betel leaves Rice and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check other interesting and easy Rice Varieties/Biryanis/One pot meals/Pulavs etc here.

Here’s how to make Vetrilai Sadam/Betel Leaves Rice with step by step photos…

Green Peas Biriyani/Pachhai Pattani Biriyani/Matar Biriyani – Kongunadu Special Pattani Biriyani/Perfect Lunch box Recipe

Hello friends,


Today, it’s going to be a one pot meal, super aromatic and flavourful Green Peas Biryani from my kitchen. Though I make this quite often for lunch, as it is an easy lunch box recipe, I have always missed click pictures. so I have to get the pictures this time, so that I can share it with you all. Do try out this healthy, tasty, easy and  Kongunadu special Green Peas Biriyani and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other healthy and tasty one pot meals/Biriyani/Pulavs etc.

Here’s how to make Green Peas Biriyani with step by step photos…



Sunday, 24 November 2019

Rava Uthappam/Sooji Uthappam/Rava Vegetable Uthappam/Instant Rava Uthappam

Today, I am going to share a very healthy, filling and super tempting Rava Uthappam with step by step photos. Are you running out of idli/dosa batter, are you tired of thinking what to make for breakfast, then you have landed in the right recipe. This Rava Uthappam does not involve any grinding and can be made in a jiffy. This is a super healthy and delicious uthappam which your kids and family members will fall in love with immediately. Do try out this tempting Rava Uthappam and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other healthyBreakfast recipes here.

Here’s how to make Rava Uthappam with step by step photos…



Friday, 22 November 2019

Bihari Chicken - Authentic Bihari Recipe


Hello friends,

Today, I am going to share one of the tried and tasted recipes, which I came across in Living Foods by Chef Ajay Chopra. The actual recipe was made with Mutton, I have replaced it with Chicken [Nattu Kozhi]. Bihari Mutton is the delicacy of choice during many Bihari Weddings. This recipe was a little unique because the chicken was fried in oil initially before making the gravy. Then beautiful green aromatic masala is prepared and the chicken is cooked in perfect blend of spices which makes this chicken scrumptious. Any way friends do try out this lip smacking Bihari Chicken and post your comments here. Meanwhile, do check out other interesting and tempting Non-Vegetarian recipes like gravies, fries,biryanis etc here.

Here’s how to make Bihari Chicken with step by step photos…



Thursday, 21 November 2019

Parboiled Rice Porridge/Parboiled Rice Kanji/Puzhungal Arisi Kanji – for Fever & Cold, for Babies - Healthy Kanji for All Age Groups


Parboiled Rice Porridge/Puzhungal Arisi Kanji is super healthy food that can fed to babies 6 month old as their first food. It is easily digestable and the omam helps in getting rid of gas in babies. This kanji is not just for babies, it can be given when someone is suffering from high fever, stomach upset, diarrhea or when someone is very tired or for new moms or for anyone suffering from ulcer. This rice kanji helps during high fever by giving strength and energy to fight infections. This Kanji powder can be made in a jiffy, stored in airtight containers and used whenever needed.  Do try out this healthy Puzhungal Arisi Kanji and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out Ragi Kanji Powder, RagiKanji/Ragi Malt, Rice Kanji for Amman, Poondu Vendhaya Kanji here and enjoy.

Here’s how to make Parboiled Ricee Kanji with step by step photos…


Vazhaikkai Kola Urundai/Plantain Spicy Balls/Raw Banana Spicy Balls /Raw Banana Koftas – Step by Step Pictures


The moment we hear Kola Urundai, we all get reminded for Mutton or Chicken Kola urundai only, but today I am going to share a very interesting and tempting Vazhaikkai Kola Urundai, a wonderful delight for vegetarians. Vazhaikkai Kola Urundai is the vegetarian version of the same meat balls where raw banana is used in place of minced meat. Vazhaikkai Kola Urundai is versatile dish which can be served as side dish during lunch or kofta balls in gravy or even as evening snacks. Do try out this super tempting Vazhaikkai Kola Urundai and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting, crunchy and delicious evening snacks and appetizer varities here and check out Vazhaipoo Kola Urundai here.

Here’s how to make Vazhaikkai Kola Urundai with step by step photos…

White Chickpea Sundal/Kondakadalai Sundal – With freshly roasted ground masala


Hello friends,

Today, I am going to share a Vellai Kondaikadalai Sundal, which has perfect blend of ground spices with bursting flavours. This recipe is by chef Dhamu, I am great fan of his cooking and his recipes never fail. This sundal is one such recipe which taste heavenly and lovely. Do try out this super healthy and tasty Vellai Kondakadalai sundal and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and healthy Sundal Varieties here.

Here’s how to make Chickpea Sundal with step by step photos…


Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Chettinad Kara Chutney/Kara Chutney Recipe/ChettinadOnion &Tomato Kara Chutney/Spicy Red Chutney Recipe


Chetiinad Kara Chutney is a lip-smacking chutney that is instantly loved by anyone and everyone. Kara means spicy, as the name implies it is a spicy and tangy chutney that goes very well with idlis, dosas, uthappam, kuzhipaniyarams, chapatti, rotis etc. Do try out this easy and quick Chettinad Kara Chutney and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and tempting Chutneyand thogaiyal varieties here.

Here’s how to make Chettinad Kara Chutney with step by step photos…


Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Red Rice Idli /Sivappu Arisi Idli /Healthy Red Rice Idli Recipe

Idli is a staple food of South India which is made by steam cooking the rice and lentil batter. This Red Rice Idli is another healthy alternative breakfast loaded with anti oxidants, fiber, vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids. Due to the presence of fibers, the sugar is absorbed slowly hence the blood sugar level does not rise. Including red rice in our daily diet helps in reducing cholesterol and hence controls weight gain. So, let include lot of red rice in our diet and lead a healthy life. Do try out this healthy and diabetic friendly Red Rice Idli and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and healthy Breakfast Recipes here.

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