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 Recipe/Mutton Kuzhambu Recipe –Sunday special Mutton Gravy/Kari Kuzhambu with step by step photos

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. 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 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/Coriander Seeds Tea with Fresh Ginger – 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…
SukkuMalli Coffee/Sukku Coffee

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

Muslim Mutton Biryani Recipe/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. 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 Muslim Mutton Biryani with step by step photos…


Biryani Masala Powder Recipe– 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. 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 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

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…