Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Ragi Sweet Semiya Recipe/Finger Millet Sweet Semiya Recipe/Kezhvaragu Inippu Semiya/How to make Ragi Sweet Semiya with step by step photos

Ragi Sweet Semiya/Vermicelli is one of the easiest breakfast/evening snacks that can be made in a jiffy. Ragi Semiya can be prepared both in savory/spicy or sweet version; I have already shared the Ragi Semiya Upma[spicyversion] earlier. In this sweet version, I have used cane sugar[nattu sakkarai], you can very well replace it with regular sugar as well. Ragi Semiya is loaded with calcium, vitamins and minerals, addition of grated coconut and cane sugar makes it one super healthy breakfast and keeps your day going. I have used the store bought Ragi Semiya, which can also be replaced with homemade Ragi Idiyappam. Do try out this Ragi Sweet Semiya and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Sevai and Semiya Recipes here and other delicious Breakfast Recipes here.

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

Thursday, 23 April 2020

Watermelon Juice Recipe/How to make Watermelon juice/Easy Watermelon Juice – Refreshing & Thirst Quenching

 Watermelon is one of the best thirst quenchers for hot summer days. Watermelon helps in keeping our body hydrated and replenishes our body with required nutrients and minerals lost due to sweating. Watermelon has high amount of water content – about 92 % , but is  also loaded with vitamins and minerals. They have significant amount of vitamin A, B6, C, loads of Lycopene, antioxidants and amino acids. It is a complete power packed fruit with very less calories that aids in weight loss. Do try out this refreshing, hydrating and thirst quenching water melon juice and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting, healthy and fresh juices/lassi’s/milkshakes/smoothies etchere.

Here’s how to make watermelon juice with step by step photos…

Egg Salna/Egg Salna Recipe/Muttai Salna/How to make Egg Salna with step by step photos/Salna for Parottas,Dosas etc

Egg Salna is a very popular and common side dish served along with parottas, chapathis, rotis, idiyappam etc in all most all the road side shops[kai yendhi bhavans] and Parotta stalls in South India. Egg Salna can be made two ways, either the eggs can be broken directly to the gravy or by adding the hard boiled eggs. Here I am sharing the one I made with hard boiled eggs. Do try out this Egg salna and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Egg Recipes here and other Chicken Recipes/Mutton Recipes here. Aso do not forget to check out my Chicken Salna which I have posted earlier.

Here’s how to make Egg Salna with step by step photos…

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Lassi Recipe/Sweet Lassi Recipe/Punjabi Sweet Lassi Recipe/How to make Sweet Lassi with step by step photos

Lassi is a traditional, authentic and delicious Punjabi beverage. One full glass of lassi is perfect one to beat the summer heat. This rich, creamy and sweetened drink is very popular and common beverage, served by street vendors in matkas [clay pots] in the Northern States of Punjab, Delhi, Rajasthan etc. We can make salted, sweetened or masala lassi with yogurt/curd as the main ingredient. The key to make a good lassi is to use a very thick, cold, fresh and creamy yogurt/curd/Thayir. Do try out this super rich, creamy and tempting Sweet Lassi and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other Lassi’s/Juices/Icecreams/Smoothies/Milkshakes here.

Here’s how to make Sweet Lassi with step by step photos…

Sunday, 19 April 2020

Bread Upma Recipe/South Indian Bread Upma/How to make Bread Upma with step by step photos


Bread Upma is one easy and super delicious recipe that can be made in jiffy. This bread upma can be served for breakfast or even as a quick evening snack for kids. Do try out this bread upma and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and tempting Breakfast Recipes here.

Here’s how to make Bread Upma with step by step photos…

Saturday, 18 April 2020

VaraguArisi Kanji/VaraguArisi Vendhayam & Poondu Kanji/Kodo Millet Porridge/Kodo Millet Porridge with Garlic & Fenugreek –How to make Varagu Arisi Kanji/ வரகுஅரிசி கஞ்சி செய்வது எப்படி

Varagu Arisi Kanji/Kodo Millet Porridge is a very healthy breakfast and a right one to start your day. This varagu kanji can be made in jiffy and is a one pot recipe. When varagu kanji is consumed for breakfast it keeps your day going and you will fell light. Varagu is gluten-free and is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. They help in controlling blood sugar and cholesterol. Do try out this Varagu Arisi Kanji and post your comments here. Start your day with a healthy breakfast and lead a healthy life. Also check out other interesting and healthy Millet Recipes here, Kanji & Porridge Recipes here and other Breakfast Recipes here.

Here’s how to make Varagau Arisi Kanji/Porridge with step by step photos…

Friday, 17 April 2020

Cabbage Poriyal/Cabbage Poriyal with Thengai/Cabbage Stir Fry with Coconut/How to make Simple and easy Cabbage Poriyal

Today I am going a share a very traditional, authentic and common Cabbage Poriyal which is a very popular side dish in South Indian Meals. Cabbage belongs to a group of cole crops, which means that it is closely related to broccoli, cauliflower and Brussel sprouts. Cabbage is a very good source of dietary fiber, calcium, magnesium, potassium and a great source of Vitamin K. It is also loaded with antioxidants and other vitamins like vitamin C, B6, Thiamine, Niacin, Folate etc. Cabbage is high in fiber and contains zero fat, so it aids in weight loss and lowers cholesterol to a great extent. Consuming Cabbage helps in boosting the immune system due to the presence of Vitamin C. The other most important Vitamin that is not available in many other vegetables is Vitamin K. This Vitamin K boost the mental function and concentration, it plays vital role in blood clotting, bone metabolism and increases blood calcium levels. Having shared few of the important benefits of Cabbage, now let’s move on to this simple Cabbage Poriyal. Do try out this healthy bowl of Cabbage Poriyal and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and tempting VegetarianPoriyals/Varuals here.

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


Thursday, 16 April 2020

Thalichha Paruppu/Paruppu Kadaiyal/Simple Dal for Neivedhyam & Pooja Days/Dal Tadka South Indian Style [No Onion No Garlic Recipe]


Thalichha Paruppu/Paruppu Kadaiyal is one of the most comforting and divine food in the Indian Cuisine. This Thalichha Paruppu is a hassle free and easiest recipe that anyone can make. Usually this thalichha paruppu is made in almost all the South Indian homes on Pooja days and offered to god along with other delightful recipes. In South Indian marriages, paruppu kadaiyal/Thalicha Paruppu is served along with ghee, before serving sambar. You can make this thalichha paruppu in a jiffy. So when you are pressed on time, but still want to make something healthy and delicious then this simple dal is the right thing to make. Do try out this simple, yet delectable Thalichha Paruppu and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and tempting Sambars/Dals/Kootus/kuzhambu/Kurmavarieties here.

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

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Arisi Thengai Payasam Recipe/Thengai Arisi Payasam/Coconut Payasam/Coconut Kheer with step by step photos/How to make Arisi Thengai Payasam/தேங்காய் அரிசி பாயசம் செய்வது எப்படி –Tamil New Year Special Recipe

Arisi Thengai Payasam is a special traditional payasam made for special occasions, festivals and as neivedhyam[special offering for god] for pooja. Arisi Thengai Payasam as the name implies is made with perfect blend of coconut, rice and Jaggery/vellam. I made this Arisi Thengai Payasam for this Tamil New Year and thought of sharing it with you all. Do try out this rich and divine payasam and post your comments here. Meanwhile do not forget to check out other Tamil NewYear Recipes here and other Payasam Recipes here.

Here’s how to make Arisi Thengai Payasam with step by step photos…

Monday, 13 April 2020

Neeraagaram/Pazhayadhu/நீராகாரம்/Pazhaya Sadham Recipe/Pazhaya Soru with Pachaimilagai & Onions/Pazhayadhu Recipe – Fermented Left over Rice/How to make Pazhaya Sadham Kanji-Summer Special Body Coolant

Pazhaiyadhu/Pazhaiya Soru/Neeraagaram is one of the healthiest Breakfast recipes handed over by our ancestors to us. ‘Pazhaiya’ in Tamil means old and ‘Sadham’ means rice. The other name is Neeraagaram, in which 'Neer' means water and 'Aagaram' means 'meals'. Pazhayasadham has amazing and astonishing health benefits. Pazhaiyadhu is usually made with Vaditha Sadham [the rice is cooked and excess water is drained] rather than the pressure cooked rice. Pazhaiyadhu/Neeraagaram is a traditional recipe forgotten by many and given less importance in the Indian Cuisine. As years past most of the traditional food practices have gone out of practice. Pazhaidhu is one among them and look down as poor man’s food and ignored irrespective of its nutritional value. Please read below about the benefits of consuming Pazhayadhu/Neeraagaram. Do try out this this healthy and easy bowl of Neeraagaram and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other healthy Kanji and Porridge Varieties here.

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

Murungai Keerai Poricha Kuzhambu/Drumsticks Leaves Poricha Kuzhambu/ Murungai Keerai Porciha Kuzhambu Recipe or Poricha Kootu Recipe

Murungai Keerai Poricha Kuzhambu/Drumsticks Leaves Poricha Kuzhambu is one healthy bowl of authentic recipe from district of Thirunelveli. Murungai Keerai/Drumstick Leaves has n number of medicinal values and is cure for lots of diseases. Consuming murungai keerai stimulates the blood circulation in the body and induces the regrowth of hair follicles. They help in purifying the blood and excreting all the toxins in our body. It is an excellent source of calcium and helps in building stronger bones and teeth. They contain abundant amount of potassium which plays a vital role in brain development. I have shared few benefits of murungai keerai, will be sharing more in my future post. For now try out this Murungai Keerai Poricha Kuzhambu and post your comments here. Meanwhile also check out other interesting Murungai Keerai Recipes here and other Dal/Sambars/Kootus here.

Here’s how to make Murungai Keerai Poricha Kuzahmbu with step by step photos…

Saturday, 11 April 2020

Dahi Aloo/Dahi Aloo Recipe/Dahi Wale Aloo Ki Sabzi/ Potatoes in Yogurt Curry

Dahi Aloo is a famous and common North India dish served as side dish for Rotis/Chapathis, White Rice, Cumin Rice, Ghee Rice etc. Dahi Aloo means Potatoes cooked in Curd/yogurt. It is a very easy recipe that can be made in a jiffy. Dahi aloo can be made with onions, ginger and garlic and is totally optinal, but I prefer making it with them. As this Aloo/Potato is made with yogurt/curd, it is a wonderful body coolant and is a perfect for the upcoming summer. Do try out this lovely, delicious and  creamy Dahi Aloo and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other North Indian Dals and Sidedishes here and other Potato Recipes here.

Here’s how to make Dahi Aloo with step by step photos…

Dal Tadka/Dal Tadka Recipe/How to make Dal Tadka/Punjabi Dal Tadka Recipe

Dal Tadka is a very famous and traditional recipe of North India. Dal Tadka is a very common item seen in all the Indian restaurant menus and in Dhabas.  Dal Tadka is usually made with Thurdal/Thoor Dal but can also be made with combination of Dals. It is a very flavourful dal cooked in onion, tomato and masala mixture and gets an extraordinary taste from the final tempering or the Tadka. Do try out this Punjabi Style Dal Tadka and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting South IndianDals/Sambars and other North Indian side dishes here.

Here’s how to make Dal Tadka with step by step photos…

Thursday, 9 April 2020

Thayir Sevai Recipe/Curd Sevai/Sevai Bagalabath- How to make Curd Sevai

Today, I am going to share yet another healthy and divine Thayir Sevai. Now that summer has started and it is getting hot day by day, including Thayir/yogurt/curd in our diet helps in cooling down our body and mind. Do try out this Thayir Sevai and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Sevai Recipes like Lemon Sevai/Idiappam Sevai, Tomato Sevai, Black Pepper Sevai/Milagu Sevai, Ragi Sevai and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other healthy and tempting Breakfast Recipes here.

Here’s how to make Thayir Sevai/Curd Sevai with step by step photos…

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Raw Mango Rasam/Mangai Rasam/Mango Rasam Recipe/How to make Mango Rasam Recipe/ Mago Charu/மாங்காய் ரசம் செய்வது எப்படி

I have never imagined making rasam with Raw Mango, but when I came across this recipe in a magazine, I surely wanted to give it a shot. Now that mango season has started, I tried out this mango rasam, it was just amazing. Mango Charu/Mango Rasam is tangy, yet spicy, flavourful and tasty. The original recipe did not call in for adding thuvar dal, but I have added it to make it even tastier. Do try out this Raw Mango Rasam and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and delicious RasamVarieties here and other Mango Recipes here.

Here’s how to make Raw Mango Rasam with step by step photos…

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

South Indian Lunch Menu-14/Lunch Menu Ideas/Simple Vegetarian Lunch Menu Ideas


Today, I am going to share a very simple and healthy vegetarian lunch menu. Do try out this vegetarian lunch menu and post your comments here. Meanwhile do not forget to check out other interesting Lunch Menu Ideas here.

Here’s the simple South Indian Lunchu Menu/Thali…

Poori/Poorie Recipe/Puri Recipe/How to make perfect Poori at home

Poori is the most famous and loved Breakfast recipe among all the age groups. They are made with whole wheat flour and sometimes with All Purpose Flour also. Poori can be made in jiffy and need very less ingredients, but you need take care of certain tips and tricks for perfect pooris, which I have shared in this post. Do try out this fluffy pooris and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Poori recipes like Beetroot Poori, Masala Poori, RagiPoori which I have posted earlier. Also check out other healthy and delectable Breakfast Recipes here.

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

Karpooravalli Rasam Recipe/Omavalli Leaves Rasam/Karpooravalli Leaves Rasam/How to make Rasam with Karpooravalli Leaves/Country Borage Leaf Rasam/கற்பூரவள்ளி ரசம் செய்வது எப்படி

Karpooravalli in Tamil otherwise called a Country Borage or the Mexican Mint has numerous medicinal properties. Karpooravalli Rasam is usually given to people suffering from cold, cough and fever. It helps in reducing nasal congestion, sore throat, indigestion etc for all age groups of people. The karpooravalli leaves are quite fleshy and very aromatic. They are excellent source of vitamins and minerals. They can be grown very easily grown at home and are easy to maintain. I have already shared Karpooravalli Thuvaiyal, Karpooravalli Bajji, KarpoorvalliKashayam-1, Karpooravalli Kashayam-2 earlier. For now try out this Karpooravalli Rasam and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and healthy Rasam Varieties/Recipes here.

Here’s how to make Karpooravalli Rasam with step by step photos…

Monday, 6 April 2020

Vetrilai Thogaiyal/Betel Leaf Chutney/How to make Vetrilai Thogaiyal/Paan Chutney – Healthy Chutney to fight Common Cold & Cough

Vetrilai/Betel Leaf/Paan plays a vital role in poojas, prayers, religious ceremonies, special occasions, weddings etc. Including betel leaves in our diet is important because they have many curative and healing health benefits. The betel leaves/vetrilai is loaded with vitamin C, riboflavin, niacin, thiamine, carotene and is a wonderful source of calcium. They help in controlling blood sugar, cures bleeding gums, eliminates bad breath and helps in increasing metabolic rate. Vetrilai/betel leaves helps in fighting common cold & cough and builds our immune system. They are basically ornamental creepers and can be grown even in our balconies. This Vetrilai thogaiyal is a delicious and healthy side dish that can be served along with idlis/dosa etc or can be even served with a bowl of steam cooked white rice. Do try out this Vetrilai Thogaiyal and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out VetrilaiPoondu Sadam/Betel Leaves& Garlic Rice here and other interesting Chutneys/Thogaiyal Varieties here.

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

Sunday, 5 April 2020

Dal Makhani/Dal Makhani Recipe/How to make Dal Makhani with step by step photos

Dal Makhani is one fabulous, healthy bowl of dal recipe that taste extraordinary when served with Cumin Rice/Jeera Rice or Ghee Rice or Roti or Naans. Dal Makahni is made with black urad dal and rajma, cooked along with perfect blend of spices along ghee and finally with a light touch of fresh cream. Do try out this delicious, creamy and protein rich bowl of Dal Makhani and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and delicious Dals/Sabjis etc here.

Here's how to make Dal Makahni with step by step photos...

Saturday, 4 April 2020

Sambar Powder/Sambar Powder Recipe/How to make Sambar Powder at Home/Homemade Sambar Powder Recipe

Sambar Powder is another essential ingredient in South Indian cooking for making sambar and also other vegetable poriyals. Today, I am going to share sambar powder recipe that we make in our family. I am sharing smaller quantity version which you can grind at home and larger quantity version which you can grind in the mill. Do try out this aromatic Sambar Powder recipe and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and flavourful and basic podi varieties here.

Here’s how to make Sambar powder with step by step photos…

Friday, 3 April 2020

Garam Masala/Garam Masla Recipe/How to make Garam Masal At Home/Easy Garam Masala Recipe/Homemade Garam Masala Recipe

Today, I am going to share a very easy and basic Garam Masala Powder recipe which is perfectly suitable for both South Indian and North Indian recipes. This garam masala powder can be made in no time and store in glass containers. I prefer to make spice powder varieties at home rather than buying from shops. So here I am sharing with you all a super aromatic, simple and flavourful garam masala recipe. Meanwhile checkout other back to basic recipes here.

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

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Bottle Gourd Fry/Sorakkai Poriyal/Lauki Fry

Bottle Gourd is called as ‘Sorakkai’ in Tamil, ‘Lauki’ in Hindi, ‘Sorakaya’ in Telugu. Bottle Gourd belongs to a gourd family, in which the fruit is harvested young and used as a vegetable. Bottle Gourd is rich in fiber, essential minerals, iron and protein. They are low in calories and helps in weight loss. It prevents excess sodium loss and also helps in preventing fatigue. Consuming bottle gourd juice helps in treating stomach acidity, indigestion and ulcers. I have shared a few benefits of bottle gourd, with that let’s move on to the recipe. Meanwhile also check out other interesting and healthy Vegetable Poriyal/Fry varieties here.

Here’s how to make Bottle Gourd/Sorakkai Poriyal with step by step photos…