Showing posts with label Fenugreekseeds/leaves. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fenugreekseeds/leaves. Show all posts

Friday, 28 February 2014

Vendhaya Kuzhambu/Fenugreek Seeds Gravy – Tamil Nadu Special

“Vendhaya Kuzhambu/Fenugreek Seeds Gravy” is a traditional and authentic kuzhambu prepared in all most all the homes of Tamil Nadu. I was looking at my recipe index and then I realized I have not posted some very common and important kuzhambu varieties of Tamil Nadu. So today I decided to post my mom’s Vendhaya Kuzhambu. Try this aromatic and flavourful Vendhaya Kuzhambu and have a great day.

Here’s how to make Vendhaya Kuzhambu with step by step photos….

Thursday, 6 February 2014

White Vegetable Kurma /Vellai Kurma – Restaurant Style

I know most of you must have had Vegetable White Kurma in restaurants served as accompaniment for chapathis/rotis or pulavs/biryanis. Wondering how to make this delectable White Vegetable Kurma? It is made by grinding coconut, poppy seeds, coconut, milk and green chillies. This kurma has a rich and creamy texture and  a very healthy dish. Do check out other interesting Kurma Varieties here. 

Here’s how to make White Vegetable Kurma with step by step photos…

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Vegetable Stew/Vegetable Ishtu/Potato & Carrot Stew – Kerala Special

Vegetable Ishtu is a traditional and authentic dish of Kerala, called as Vegetable stew in English. Ishtu/Stew is usually prepared just with potatoes or combination of vegetables. This stew is very easy to make, with mild spices and enriched with coconut milk. Ishtu is usually served as accompaniment with appam, idiappam, dosa etc for breakfast. I still remember having this stew at restaurants when I was a small girl, when we used to visit temples in Kerala. I love the creamy and the rich texture of this vegetable stew. Ok, now let’s move on to the recipe.

Here’s how to make Vegetable Stew/Vegetable Ishtu with step by step photos…

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Paruppu Kuzhambu/Dal Gravy/Dal stew

Paruppu Kuzhambu/Dal gravy is a very traditional and authentic kuzhambu prepared in all most all the houses in Tamil Nadu. This paruppu kuzhambu is my grandmas recipe, who was from Nagapattinam, which my mom makes quite often. Paruppu kuzhambu is different from sambar, because it is made without using sambar powder or chilli powders. It is very flavourful and thick in consistency because of the garlic and ground coconut paste or coconut milk. This same paruppu kuzhambu is prepared differently in each district of Tamil Nadu with slight changes in the recipe.

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

Friday, 26 July 2013

Simple & Quick Potato Gravy

This potato gravy is a very simple and quick to make. I usually make this for my kids, they love it because of the coconut milk. I make another version of potato gravy in which I add tamarind extract, but this one can be made in a jiffy to pack for lunch in the morning rush.

Here’s the simple potato gravy with step by step photos…

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Paruppu Thakkali/Thakkali Paruppu/Tomato Dal

Paruppu Thakkali is a very healthy and yummy dal that can be prepared very fast and served with white rice & ghee or idlis, chapathis and rotis. In this dal we do not use tamarind instead the tomatoes give the sour taste and balance the taste of dal.

Here’s how to make Paruppu Thakkali with step by step photos...

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Milagai Killi Potta Sambar – without sambar powder

Killi potta sambar is a very simple and quick sambar that can be made within minutes. Killi potta sambar means you just add redchillies and make sambar. My mom makes this sambar very often and serves with potato roast, this combo just tastes heavenly. The best part of this sambar is, it does not need lot of ingredients but still tastes great. We do not use sambar powder for this sambar, but it gets its taste from the dry red chillies and the green chillies. So friends here it is…

Here's how to make Killi Potta Sambar with step by step photos…

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Tomato Kurma/Thakkali kurma[Perfect Side dish for Dosas, IDlis, Idiyappams...]

Tomato kurma is a typical South Indian breakfast side dish for dosas and idiyappams. I still remember my mom making this when we have unexpected guest and serve them with dosas or puris. This can be made very quickly and needs very less ingredients and also totally packed with vitamin C. Do check out other interesting and delectable Kurma Varieties here.

Here’s how to make tomato kurma with step by step photos…

Monday, 22 April 2013

Biryani Kathrikkai/Brinjal for Biryani

Biryani kathrikkai as the name says is a perfect accompaniment for biryani’s. It is usually served in all the marriages and restaurants. I have tried different versions of this same gravy but finally settled down with this one which has satisfied my family and friends taste buds.

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

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Mango Pachadi/Maangai Pachadi - Tamil New Year's Day Special

Mango pachadi is a must on Tamil New Years day, it is so special because it has all the six taste “arusuvai” [Innipu, uppu, pullippu, kasappu, urrapu and thuvarpppu].

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

Friday, 22 February 2013


Aviyal is one of my husband’s all time favorite dish. It is one healthy dish with lots of different types of vegetables. Today when I was looking in my refrigerator to make something for dinner, I found only few beans, 2 carrots and all other vegetables only very little. Then I thought, yes I can make aviyal. Aviyal is a traditional dish from Kerala. It is very easy to make and has extraordinary taste and flavor.