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Monday, 10 February 2020

Pomegranate Rasam/Madhulam Pazham Rasam/ மாதுளம் பழம் ரசம்

Rasam is one of the staple foods in the South Indian Lunch Menu. I love to make different types of rasam and this is one special rasam I came across long time back in a magazine. The actual recipe used rasam powder, but I have used the freshly ground masala for added taste and flavour. The Pomegranate Rasam tastes sweet, tangy, and spicy and is super delectable rasam which is totally irresistible. Pomegranate rasam not only taste great but has this beautiful pink color, which is a perfect treat for our eyes. Do try out this super tempting and aromatic Pomegranate Rasam and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Rasam Varieties here.

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


Parippu Curry/Kerala Parippu Curry for Onam Sadya/Parippu Curry Recipe-How to make Parippu Curry

Parippu Curry/Daal Curry is a humble, divine, tasty and authentic recipe made for Onam Sadya in Kerala. “Sadya” means banquet in Malayalam. Sadya is a feast in which traditional vegetarian dishes [23-26 recipes] are prepared and served on a banana leaf for lunch during Onam and other special occasions like marriages. This Parippu Curry is made with pasi paruppu/cheruparuppu cooked with spiced coconut mixture and tempered with ghee. It plays an integral and essential part of Onam Sadhya and served with hot white rice and ghee. Do try out this delectable and divine Parippu Curry and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other dal varieties here.

Here’s how to make Parippu Curry with step by step photos…

Sunday, 9 February 2020

Black Urad Dal Rice/Ulundhu Sadham/Ulundhu Soru/Karuppu Ulundhu Sadham with Ellu Thuvaiyal –Thirunelveli Special

Black Urad Dal Rice/Ulundhu Sadham is a traditional and authentic recipe of Thirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu. It is a very flavourful and protein packed rice variety that can be made very easily and quickly. This ulundhu soru is usually paired with Ellu Thuvaiyal/Black Sesame Seeds Thuvaiyal but it can be served with any spicy kuzhambuvarieties and appalam.This black urad dal rice is given to girls during puberty which helps in bone growth and strengthens the bone. Do check out other interesting Ulundhu recipes like Ulundhu Kali/Urad dal Kali, Ulundhu Paal/UradDal Paal, Urad Dal Ladoo here. Also check out other Vegetarian Pulavs/Biryanis/One PotMeals/Rice Varieties here.

Here’s how to make Black Urad Dal Rice/Ulundhu Soru  with step by step photos here...

Friday, 7 February 2020

Chicken Uppu Kari/Kozhi Uppu Kari /Uppu Kozhi Varuval– Chettinad Special

Chicken Uppu Kari is a very simple and traditional Chettinad special recipe. Usually Chettinad recipes are made with freshly ground spices, but this uppu kari is an exception. This Uppu Kozhi Varuval is made with very little ingredients like dry red chillies, shallots/sambar vengayam, salt and turmeric powder. This uppu kari can be made either with chicken or mutton, I will post the mutton uppu kari soon. Do try out this easy and tempting Kozhi Uppu Kari and post your comments here. Meanwhile do try out other interesting and tempting NonVegBiryanis/Pulavs/Gravies/Varuvals/Appetizers here.

Here's how to make Chicken Uppu Kari with step by step photos...

Thursday, 6 February 2020

Egg Masala Sandwich/Indian Style Boiled Egg Masala Sandwich-How to make Egg Masala Sandwich

Today’s recipe is Egg Masala Sandwich. It’s been a long time after I have posted any sandwich recipes. So I thought of sharing this protein rich, spicy, tangy and tasty Egg Masala Sandwich. This sandwich can be served as breakfast or just as evening snacks as well. I made this sandwich in a tawa, but you can make in sandwich maker also. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Sandwich recipes here and other Breakfast recipes here.

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

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Kothamalli Biryani/Coriander Leaves Biryani/Cilantro Biryani-How to make Cilantro Biryani

Today, I am going to share a very flavourful, delightful, easy and quick Kothamalli Biryani/Cilantro Biryani. This is a one pot meal that can be made in no time and is a perfect lunch box recipe. So let’s move on to the recipe, do try this lovely, colourful, flavourful and delectable kothamalli biryani and post your comments here. Do check out other interesting Veg Biryani/Non-Veg Biryani’s here and have a great day.

Here’s how to make Kothamalli Biryani/Coriander Leaves Biryani with step by step photos…

Monday, 3 February 2020

Milagu Chicken Fry/Pepper Chicken Fry/Black Pepper Chicken Fry- மிளகு கோழி வறுவல்-Method 2

Today, I am going to share a very easy, spicy and quick Milagu Chicken Fry/ மிளகு கோழி வறுவல் which is perfect side dish when paired with simple and delightful Milagai Killi PottaSambar, Rasam and White rice. I have already posted Black Pepper Thokku, PepperChicken fry already, but this milagu chicken varuval is a little different from the one I have posted earlier. Do check out this Pepper Chicken Fry made with freshly roasted and ground masala in the link. Meanwhile try out this Milagu Chicken and post your comments here. Also check out other interesting and mouthwatering Non-Vegetarian Varuvals/Fry/Biryanis/Gravies etc here.

Here’s how to make மிளகு கோழி வறுவல் with step by step photos…

Sunday, 2 February 2020

Thakkali Kai Kootu/Pachha Thakkali Kootu/Green Tomato Kootu - தக்காளி காய் கூட்டு

Thakkali Kai Kootu is a South Indian delicacy made with raw/green tomatoes/thakkali kai along with dal and fresh ground coconut paste. It is a very simple,  healthy, spicy and tangy kootu that can be prepared as side dish and served with white rice or rotis. The green tomatoes are not available all the time in the market, but whenever I find these beautiful, tangy green tomatoes/tomatillos, I make it a point to buy them and make either kootu or thogaiyal. Do try out this lovely and healthy Thakkali Kai Kootu and post your comments here. Meanhwile do check out other interesting and delicious Kootu Varieties and other  Sambars/Dal/Rasamvarieties here.

Here’s how to make Thakkali Kadi Kootu with step by step photos…

Friday, 31 January 2020

Kalkandu Pongal/Rock Candy Pongal/Kalkandu Sadam/ கல்கண்டு பொங்கல்/ கற்கண்டு பாலண்ணம்

Kalkandu Pongal is a rich and creamy Pongal that can be made on special occasions and poojas as neivedhyam. This soft and rich Pongal can be made very quickly without any hassle and can be served to your guest or can be made for get-togethers and parties as dessert. Do try out this heavenly and divine Kalkandu Pongal and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and delectable Pongal Recipes here and other Indian Sweets/Diwali Sweets &Snacks here.

Here’s how to make Kalkandu Pongal with step by step photos…

Thursday, 30 January 2020

Chettinadu Meen Kuzhambu/Chettinadu Fish Gravy/Thengai Paarai Kuzhambu

Chettinad Meen Kuzhambu is an authentic and traditional fish gravy from South Indian region of Chettinad in Tamil Nadu. The Chettinadu Cuisine is usually made with fresh ground masala and is spicy, tangy and succulent. This extremely flavourful gravy is served with plain streamed rice or they also taste extraordinary with Idlis and dosas. It can be made with any fish of your choice, but today I made it with Thengai Paarai and so I am sharing the same with you all. Do try out this Chettinad Meen Kuzhambu and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting MeenKuzhambu varieties here and other delectable Non-VegetarianBiryanis/Pulavs/Varuval varieties here.

Here’s how to make Chettinad Meen Kuzhambu with step by step photos…

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Prawn Pakora/Shrimp Pakora/Eral Pakoda/How to make Prawn Pakoda/Prawn Fritters

Prawn Pakora/Eral Pakoda is very quick, easy, crispy and tempting appetizer that can be made in jiffy. The prawns are beautifully coated in besan flour, along with perfect blend of spices, onions, green chillies and deep fried in oil. Prawn Pakoras are perfect evening snacks for a relaxing week end. Do try out this super tempting Prawn Pakoras and share your comments here. Meanwhile do check out interesting Prawn Recipes here and other Non-Vegetarian Biryanis/Gravies/Varuvals etc here.

Here’s how to make Prawn Pakoras with step by step photos…

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Medhu Vadai without Onions/Medhu Vadai Recipe/Ulundhu Vadai Recipe for Pandigai/Festivals

Medhu Vadai/Ullundhu Vadai is a very popular and a traditional recipe made in South India in all most all the households especially on festival days for neivedhyam or as simple evening snacks or for breakfast. This vadai recipe is a no onion no garlic version, especially made for neivedhyam. I have posted Medhu Vadai with onions earlier which you can check out in the link. This medhu vadai is crispy, tasty and delectable all by itself, but it is usually served with sambar and coconut chutney. Do try out this Medhu Vadai and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and tempting Starters/Appetizers/Evening Snacks here.

Here’s how to make Medhu Vadai with step by step photos…

Monday, 27 January 2020

Bombay Chutney/Besan Chutney/Kadalai Maavu Chutney

Besan Chutney or Kadalai Maavu Chutney, otherwise called as Bombay Chutney is a very easy and quick dish that can be made with very little ingredients and is perfect side dish for Idlis, Dosas, Pooris, Chapathis etc. Bombay Chutney is the South Indian version of Pitla - a traditional Maharashtrian curry made with Besan Flour, onions and green chillies, it is also famous in the regions of Karnataka. This chutney can be prepared without any vegetables, without coconut and the best part is no grinding is involved. But you can add boiled potatoes when making this besan chutney which will taste amazing. Do try out this easy and quick Bombay Chutney and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and super delicious Chutneys/Thogaiyal varieties here.

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

Prawn Pepper Ghee Masala/Shrimp Pepper Ghee Masala/Eral Milagu Thokku/Eral Thokku

Prawn Pepper Ghee Masala is succulent, spicy and tempting prawn recipe made with freshly roasted and ground spices. This fresh ground masala adds more flavour, aroma and taste to the dish. The prawns are then cooked in ghee along with perfect blend of spices and final touch of lemon juice makes this dish exotic and extraordinary. Do try out this Prawn Pepper Ghee Masala  and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Prawn Recipes here and other Non-VegetarianBiryanis/Pulavs/Gravies/Varuvals/Appetizers here. 


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

Saturday, 25 January 2020

Shikakai Powder/Seeyakkai Podi/சீயக்காய் பொடி – How to make Seeyakkai Podi at home/Homemade Shikakai Powder/Herbal Hair Wash Powder

Shikakai/Seeyakkai Powder is a mild cleanser with naturally less pH value. Shikkakai powder does not remove the natural oils from our hair and  acts as natural conditioner. Shikakai Powder available in the shops consists of 3-4 main ingredients like shikakai, soap nut, dried amla, methi seeds but at home we make this shikakai powder with many more natural ingredients and make our lusturous and beautiful. Here I am going to share the shikkakai Podi that can be made at home and enjoy the benefits given by nature. Meanwhile do checkout how to make Kuliyal Podi/Herbal Bath Powder here and health and beauty page as well.

Here’s how to make Shikakai Powder at home with photos…

Siru Kizhangu Varuval/Siru Kizhangu Fry/Chinese Potato Fry/Koorka Fry


Siru Kizhangu Fry is a simple yet delectable poriyal which no one should miss. In Malayalam this root vegetable is called as Koorka, Siru Kizhangu in Tamil, Sambrali in Kannada and Chinese Potato in English. Siru Kizhangu is a seasonal root vegetable abundantly available during the months of December and January. They are irregularly shaped small balls with earthy flavour. Washing, cleaning and peeling the siru kizhangu might seem like a tedious process, but it is definitely worth the time spent. I just use the simple and quick method of cooking the siru kizhangu in pressure cooker and then peeling the skin, which is really an easy way to finish the job quickly. Do try out this delectable and super tempting Siru Kizhangu Fry and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and healthy Vegetarian Poriyal Varieties here.

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

Friday, 24 January 2020

Cold Cocoa Milkhshake/Cocoa Milkshake – How to make Cocoa Milkshake

Cold Cocoa Milkshake is a rich and creamy milkshake that can be made in a jiffy and served in no time. Do try out this cold cocoa milkshake and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Milkshakes/Smoothies/Icecreams/Juices here.

Here’s how to make Cold Cocoa Milkshake with step by step photos...

Thursday, 23 January 2020

Veppam Poo Rasam/Neem Flower Rasam Recipe/How to Make Veppam Poo Rasam/வேப்பம்பூ ரசம் செய்வது எப்படி – Tamil New Year Special Recipe

“Veppam Poo Rasam” is a special and traditional rasam made on Tamil New Year’s day in Tamil Nadu. The Veppam poo is abundantly available during the spring season, so we can make rasam with fresh veppam poo during that season, but in other times we can make it with dried veppam poo. Each and every part of Neem tree has innumerable medicinal properties. Veppam poo/Neem flower is loaded with antifungal and antibacterial properties. They help in preventing and curing stomach infections, in purifying the blood and helps in removing the toxins from our body. Do try out this healthy Veppam Poo Rasam and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and flavourful Rasam varieties here. Also check out Tamil NewYear’s Day special recipes here.

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


Monday, 20 January 2020

Arisi Paruppu Payasam/Rice & Dal Jaggery Kheer –Tamil New Years Day Special

Arisi Paruppu Payasam is a traditional payasam made as neivedhyam/prasadam during festivals and special occasions. Arisi Paruppu Payasam is made by cooking rice & dals with milk and jaggery syrup is added for sweetness. Finally cashew nuts and raisins fried in ghee is added to the payasam. Today, I made this arisi paruppu payasam with boiled milk, but sometimes I make with coconut milk. When coconut milk is added the payasam will taste extravagant and rich. Do try out this Arisi Paruppu Payasam and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out Pasi Paruppu Payasam/Moong dal Payasam and other interesting Payasam varieties here. Also check out other Tamil NewYears day recipes here and about other Festival Recipes here.

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

Saturday, 18 January 2020

Pidi Karunai Kizhangu Fry/Pidi Kizhangu Fry/Yam Fry

Pidi Karunai Kizhangu belongs to the Yam family. It is usually confused with the cheppankizhangu [Taro root] which looks similar to Pidi Karunai Kizhangu. In Tamil “Pidi” means fistful, the pidi kizhangu usually fits in our palm and is bigger than taro root. Pidi Kizhangu usually causes some itchy feeling in the throat, so to prevent that, it is advisable to add some tamarind extract or lemon juice to the kizhangu when cooking it. Do try out this Pidi Karunai Kizhangu Fry and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out Karunai Kizhangu Fry, Cheppankizhangu Fry and other Vegetarian Poriyal/Varuval here.

Here’s how to make Pidi Karunai Kizhangu Fry with step by step photos…