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…

Paruppu Podi/ Andhra Paruppu Podi/Paruppu Podi with Garlic/Podi For Rice


The Paruppu Podi is a lipsmacking podi which made with perfect blend of roasted spices along with thur dal/thuvaram paruppu & fried gram loaded with fresh flavors and aroma. This Paruppu Podi is the native of Andhra and made all over South India. Do try out this super tasty paruppu podi with hot steamed cooked rice along with a dollop of ghee, it will just taste heavenly. Meanwhile friends, do check out other Podi varieties here. Do try out this Paruppu Podi and post your comments here.

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

Dhaniya Chutney/Dhaniya Kaara Chutney/Malli Kara Chuteny/Kothamalli Vidhai Chutney/Coriander Seeds Chutney.


Hello Friends,

Today, I am going to share a very interesting and a perfect accompaniment for idlis and dosas, it is none other than coriander seeds chutney. I have not added coconut, you can also sauté and add grated coconut before grinding. This chutney has excellent flavor and everybody will fall in love with it instantly. Corander seeds are extremely good for health, they have good detox properties, rich in iron and extremely great for digestion. Anyway friends, do try out this delicious and healthy coriander seeds chutney and post your comments here. Meanwhile do checkout other interesting Chutney and Thogaiyal varieties here.

Here’s how to make coriander Seeds Chutney with step by step photos…



Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Wheat Flour Halwa/Instant Wheat Flour Halwa/Atta Halwa/Godhumai Maavu Halwa-Diwali Sweets

Wheat Flour Halwa/Atta Halwa/Godhumai Maavu Halwa is very simple and easy halwa variety that can be made in very little time. This wheat flour halwa is a very popular and traditional dessert made in North India. Usually food coloring is added to the wheat flour halwa, but I have not added any food coloring, but have added caramelized sugar which has given a beautiful natural color to the halwa. Do try out this interesting Wheat Flour Halwa and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Halwa varieties here and also other Diwali Sweets and Snacks here.

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

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Spicy Potato Masala/Potato Gravy for Chapathi, Roti or Rice/Potato Curry Recipe/Aloo Curry Recipe/Urulai Kizhangu Masala

Hello friends,

Today, I am going to share a very simple, basic, spicy & delicious potato curry/masala which is a perfect accompaniment for chapati, roti, phulka or dosa. Though it is a very common recipe that I make several time at home, I realized that I have not posted it yet in my blog. So, here it is, a very simple Potato Masala, especially for beginners and bachelors. Do try it out friends and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting, quick and simple side dish for rotis/chapatis here.

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


Saturday, 2 November 2019

Badhushah Recipe/Badusha Recipe/Balushahi Recipes – How to make Badhushah


 Badushah is a traditional Indian sweet dessert recipe made with all-purpose flour/Maida, deep fried in ghee/oil and soaked in warm sugar syrup. This Indian doughnut is flaky, puffy, golden colored sweet is popularly called as Badhushah is the South and Balushahi in the North. Making Badhushah is very easy and can be done in no time and enjoyed during festival seasons. Do try out this amazing Badhushah recipe and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Diwali Sweets and Snacks here.

Here’s how to make Bahdushah with step by step photos…