Thursday, 1 August 2019

Kola Meen Kuzhambu/Kola Meen Kuzhambu with Coconut Milk/Flying Fish Gravy/Flying Fish Gravy with Coconut Milk


Hello Friends,

Today I am going to share a very interesting, tasty and tempting Kola Meen Kuzhambu. I have already posted Kola Meen Varuval made with coconut milk. Both of them are my mom’s recipe, do try it out and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting NonVegetarian recipes here.
Here’s how to make Kola Meen Kuzhambu with step by step photos…


Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Thallippu Vengaya Vadagam/Thallipu Onion Vadagam/Karuvadam Recipe/Sun Dried Seasoning Onion Balls/Sun Dried Kari Vadagam/ How to make Thallippu Vengaya Vadagam with step by step photos/தாளிப்பு வெங்காய வடகம்


Thallippu Vengaya Vadagam is a traditional recipe of Tamil Nadu which is used for tempering  VathaKuzhambuMeenKuzhambuSambarVengayaVadagamChutneypulikeeraikadayal, kootu etc.  Vengaya Vadagam is a must in the spice box in our kitchen, which makes the food very tasty, aromatic and healthy. We need to just break the vadagam balls, add a small piece of it to oil, golden fry it and add as tempering to kuzhambu, chutney etc. This Thallippu Vengaya Vadagam is made every summer in large amount and stored in airtight container/glass jars for the whole year, they stay good for up to two years also. Usually my Mother in Law makes the Vadagam and shares little with me every year, but this year I followed her recipe and made them, which turned out extremely good.  Do try out this Thallippu Vadagam and post your comments here.



Here’s how to make Thallippu Vengaya Vadagam with step by step photos...

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Pomegranate Juice/How to make Pomegranate Juice/How to break open Pomegranate fuit easily and quickly

Pomegranate is one of the healthiest fruits. It has extraordinary health benefits as it filled anti-oxidants, anti-viral and anti-tumor properties. Pomegranate is loaded with vitamins and minerals, especially Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E as well as folic acid. The antioxidants in the juice and their high concentration are believed to stall the progress of Alzheimer disease and protect memory. Pomefranate juice can reduce the inflammation in the gut and improve digestion and also helps in lowering systolic blood pressure. Adding pomegranate juice to our diet is a great way to get the required vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.  Do try out this healthy juice and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other exotic, heatlhy and superdelicious Smoothies, Milkshakes, Juices, Lassies and Ice creams Recipes here.


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

Papaya Juice/How to make Papaya Juice

The Papaya/பப்பாளி பழம் is a tropical fruit, rich in nutrients and loaded with antioxidants. Papaya is orange colored juicy fruit, which is not only fragrant but also extremely delicious and tasty, so Christopher Columbus reportedly called it “Fruit of Angels”. Papaya has numerous health benefits which includes better digestion, stronger immunity, regulated menstruation, relief from toothache, weight loss, skin care, better heart health etc. Researchers have discovered that papayas are effective against breast, pancreatic and other cancers. The latex obtained from papayas is used to treat the areas of the skin affected by acne. This fruit is not just healthy but tasty and versatile. We can make several recipes with raw papaya and ripe fruit can be had in different ways which I will be sharing in my upcoming posts. As Papaya is tropical fruit it grows abundantly in Chennai. We have couple of papaya trees in our backyard which does not need any special care and it started to bear some fruits, so here I am sharing with you a very easy, heatlhy and tempting Papaya Juice. Meanwhile do check out other exotic, heatlhy and superdelicious Smoothies, Milkshakes, Juices, Lassies and Ice creams Recipes here.

Here's how to make Papaya juice with step by step photos...


Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Chow Chow Thol Thogaiyal/Chow Chow Peel Thogaiyal


Hello Friends,

Today, I am going to share a very easy, quick and healthy thogaiyal using the peel of Chow Chow. This is a very delicious thogaiyal that can be served as side dish for idlis/dosas or even with steam cooked white rice. So next time you make chow chow at home, do not throw away the peel. Meanwhile do check out other interesting 40 different Chutney& Thogaiyal varieties that I have posted earlier.

Here’s how to make Chow Chow Thogaiyal with step by step photos…


Monday, 1 July 2019

Varalakshmi Vratham /Varalakshmi Nombu–Pooja Procedure, Things needed for Pooja /Nombu Procedure with step by step photos/Varalakshmi Pooja Recipes/How to do VaraLakshmi Pooja.



Varalakshmi Vratham is the most auspicious and an important festival celebrated by married woman to commemorate Goddess MahaLakshmi. VaraLakshmi is another form of Goddess MahaLakshmi, the Goddess of wealth and consort of Lord MahaVishnu. Varalakshmi is believed to be one who grants boons and fulfills all desires of her devotees. [Varam].

Every year Varalakshmi Vratham is observed in the Sravana month[Aadi Month] on a Friday preceding the full moon day. Varalakshmi Pooja is performed by married women for the well being of their husband and the other family members.Women of the house wake up early in the morning, fast the whole day. do the pooja with great devotion and complete the fasting. Worshipping Goddess Lakshmi on this day is equivalent to worshipping Ashta Lakshmi [8 Lakshmi]  in 8 forms–
Adi Lakshmi 
Dhana Lakshmi
Dhanya Laskhmi
Gaja Lakshmi
Santana Lakshmi
Veera Lakshmi
Vijaya Lakshmi 
Vidya Lakshmi.

Lakshmi represents the Kriya Sakthi [Powder of action] . She represents the eight forms of energy namely,
Wealth[sri]
Earth[Bhu]
Learning[Saraswathi]
Love[Preethi]
Fame[Krithi]
Peace[Shanthi]
Pleasure[Tushti]
Stength[Pushti]

Year: 2015

Saturday, 29 June 2019

Kuliyal Podi/Herbal Bath Powder/Nalangu Maavu


Kuliyal Podi/Herbal Bath Powder is an excellent and healthy alternative for soap. It is very easy to make at home, economical and harmless as it is all natural. The ingredients needed to make this kuliyal podi are easily available in nattu marunthu shop or Ayurveda shop. I love to use natural products, so I make it at home and store in air tight containers. Once you start using this kuliyal podi, you will surely notice the  skin  glowing with even skin tone, soft, smooth and blemish free.

Here's how to make Kuliyal Podi/Herbal bath powder with step by step photos...


Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Capsicum Fry/Bell Pepper Fry/Kodaimilagai Poriyal


Kodamilagai/Capsicum Poriyal is a very simple and easy recipe that can be made in no time and served along with rasam rice or sambar rice. Capsicums are an exceptionally great source of  Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin C. They are also great source of dietary fibre, Vitamin E, B6, folate and minerals like manganese, potassium,copper and phosphorous. They help in preventing diabetes and diabetic neuropathic pain. They are beneficial in treating peptic ulcer disease and damaged brain tissues. So it is good to include capsicums in our diet to lead a healthy life. For now try this simple, easy and quick Capsicum fry and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and healthy Capsicum/Kodaimilagai recipes here.

Here’s how to make Capsicum/Kodaimilagai Poriyal with step by step photos…

Sunday, 2 June 2019

Mutton Fry/Goat Meat Fry

Hello Friends,

Today, I am going to share a very easy and totally irresistible Mutton Fry which my mom makes on Sundays. Though, I make this mutton fry very often, I was really surprised to see that I have not shared one of the best mutton fry with you all. So for today’s special it is going to be my mom’s –Mutton Fry. Do try out this super tempting Mutton fry and post your comment here. Meanwhile do check out interesting mutton recipes here and other Non-vegetarian recipes here.


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



Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Green Peas Masala/Pattani Masala/Dried Green Peas Curry/Dried Green Peas Masala Recipe - version 2


Dried Green Peas Masala is a super delicious side dish for rotis, chaptis, or it can be served with white rice also. This green peas masala is loaded with proteins, vitamins and minerals. It can be served as after school snack for kids. Do try out his healthy and tasty Green Peas Masala/curry and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Side Dish for Rotis in this link. Also check out Green Peas Masala Restaurant Style/Matar Masala which I have posted earlier.

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

Friday, 24 May 2019

Karuveppilai Thogayal/Curry Leaves Thogaiyal


Today I am going to share a very healthy and easy Karuvepilai thogayal recipe which can be made in a jiffy. This is a very tasty and delectable thogaiyal that can be served with steam cooked rice or as side dish for idlis, dosas rotis or as a spread over bread. Do try out this healthy Karuvepilai Thogayal recipe and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and mouth-watering Thogayl and Chutney varieties here.

Here’s how to make Karuvepilai Thogayal recipe with step by step photos…

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Ponnanganni Keerai Kootu/Ponnankanni Keerai Kootu/Dwarf Copper Leaf Kootu


Ponnanganni Keerai is called as “Dwarf Copperleaf” in English is a green variety available throughout the year. The name “Ponnanganni” means glow like gold. It is loaded with iron, calcium and other vital nutrients that make our hair and skin glow. 

When Ponnanganni is taken for a period of 48 days regularly, it heals our body of all kinds of deficiency and reduces the body heat, as it is an excellent body coolant. Ponnanganni is specifically recommended for eye ailments, asthma, gonorrhoea, syphilis. Most of them avoid these types of greens, because they do not know how to cook them or to use them. A very simple Ponnanganni keerai poriyal/stirfry included twice or thrice a week in our diet is a wonderful remedy to stay healthy. 

Ponnanganni oil/thailam is very famous in Tamil Nadu and is used for treating headaches and also for treating excessive body heat during the summer months. For now friends I am going to share this Ponnanganni Keerai Kootu, do try it for sure and post your comments. Meanwhile do check out other Keerai Recipes here.

Here’s how to make Ponnanganni Keerai Kootu with step by step photos…


Thursday, 16 May 2019

Green Mutton Chops/How to make Green Mutton Chops/Spicy Green Mutton Chops


We can make Mutton Chops in different ways, it can be made either dry or semi gravy. This version of mutton chops is semi gravy one, loaded with cilantro/coriander leaves and mint leaves. The perfect blend of ground greens infused in mutton chops, cooked with black pepper and ghee makes this, an irresistible gravy. Do try out this scrumptious and tempting Green mutton chops and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and mouthwatering Non-Vegetarian recipes here.

Here’s how to make Green Mutton Chops with step by step photos…

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Murungakkai Kara Kuzhambu/Drumsticks Gravy/Murungakkai Kuzhambu



Today, I am going to share mouthwatering, delicious and traditional Murungaikkai Kaara Kuzhambu recipe. I have already posted several Murungaikeerai Recipes   like Murungaikeerai Thogaiyal,  Murungai keerai soup, Murungaikeerai thanni, Murungai keerai sambar, Murungai keerai muttai poriyal and Murungaikeerai podi.earlier, but to my surprise though I make murungaikkai kara kuzhambu very often at home, I have not posted it. So today it murungaikkai kara kuzhambu from my kitchen to yours. Meanwhile do check out other interesting South Indian Gravies/Kuzhambu varieties here and Keerai Recipes here.

Here’s how to make Murungaikkai Kaara Kuzhambu with step by step photos…



Friday, 26 April 2019

Simple Keerai Thandu Poriyal/Mulai Keerai Thandu Poriyal/Thandu Poriyal/Amaranth Stalk Stir Fry


Keerai Thandu Poriyal is a very simple, delectable and a healthy side dish. For thandu poriyal, the green leaves are removed and only the stem/stalk is used. The green leaves of the mulai keerai/Amaranth leaves can be used to make Keerai Poondu Masiyal and stem can be used to make keerai thandu poriyal. Do not throw away the stem of amaranth/mulai keerai, do try out this healthy, fibre rich stir fry and you will instantly fall in love with it. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Keerai Recipes here

Here’s how to make Keerai Thandu Poriyal with step by step photos…


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