Showing posts with label How to make basic at home. Show all posts
Showing posts with label How to make basic at home. Show all posts

Saturday, 6 June 2020

How to make Thick Curd/Yogurt/Thayir/Dahi at home with step by step photos/Homemade Yogurt/Thayir Recipe/How to Set Curd at home

Thayir/Curd/Yogurt/Dahi is a very basic recipe that is needed to set/make curd at home. We make curd/thayir every day to regular consumption. It is very essential to consume cud/thayir in summer to beat the heat.  I have shared lots of tips and tricks to make a thick and perfect curd/thayir/yogurt/curd at home.

Here’s how to make curd/dahi/yogurt/thayir at home 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…

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…

Sunday, 29 March 2020

How to cook Thur Dal/ThoorDal/Thuvaram Paruppu perfectly for making Sambar

Today, I am going to share a very basic and simple recipe of how to cook thurdal/thoor dal/thuvaram paruppu to make sambar or paruppu rasam etc. So without much delay let’s move on to the recipe.

Here’s how to cook Thuvaram Paruppu/Thur Dal with step by step photos…

Saturday, 15 February 2020

Fennel Seeds Powder/Sombu Thool/Perunjeeragam Thool/How to make Snauf Powder at Home/சோம்பு தூள் பொடி செய்வது எப்படி

Fennel Seeds Powder/Sombu Thool is a very basic ingredient in South Indian cooking that is added when making vegetarian, non-vegetarian biryanis, gravies etc. Fennel Powder/Snauf Powder is a very aromatic, flavourful powder that has numerous health benefits when included in our day today life. I always have Cumin Seeds Powder/Jeeragam Powder, cardamom Powder/Elachi Powder in my pantry to make cooking faster and tastier. Do check outFennel Seeds Tea/Sombu Tea I have posted earlier here. Meanwhile do check out other basic podi varieties that can be made at home with step by step photos here.

Here’s how to make Fennel Seeds Powder/Sombu Thool with step by step photos…

Friday, 14 February 2020

Cardamom Powder/Elachi Powder/How to make Cardamom/Elachi Powder At Home/ஏலக்காய் பொடி செய்வது எப்படி

Cardamom Powder/Elachi/Elakkai Powder is a very aromatic and flavourful spice powder that can be used when preparing Indian Sweets. This powder can be stored in airtight container for about 6 months. The cardamom powder comes in handy and is very easy to make at home. Do try out this cardamom powder/Elachi powder and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and basic podi varieties here.

Here’s how to make Cardamom Powder/Elachi Powder 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…

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…

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 ...

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

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…

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…


Tuesday, 19 November 2019

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…

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Thallippu Vengaya Vadagam/Thallipu Onion Vadagam/Thallippu Vadagam/Karuvadam Recipe/Sun Dried Seasoning Onion Balls/Sun Dried Kari Vadagam/ How to make Thallippu Vengaya Vadagam with step by step photos/தாளிப்பு வெங்காய வடகம்

Thallippu Vengaya Vadagam is a traditional recipe of Tamil Nadu which is used for tempering  VathaKuzhambuMeenKuzhambuSambarVengayaVadagamChutneypulikeeraikadayal, kootu etc.  Vengaya Vadagam is a must in the spice box in our kitchen, which makes the food very tasty, aromatic and healthy. We need to just break the vadagam balls, add a small piece of it to oil, golden fry it and add as tempering to kuzhambu, chutney etc. This Thallippu Vengaya Vadagam is made every summer in large amount and stored in airtight container/glass jars for the whole year, they stay good for up to two years also. Usually my Mother in Law makes the Vadagam and shares little with me every year, but this year I followed her recipe and made them, which turned out extremely good.  Do try out this Thallippu Vadagam and post your comments here.

Here’s how to make Thallippu Vengaya Vadagam with step by step photos...

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Karpooravalli Kashayam -2 for Cold & Cough/Country Borage Leaf Kashayam – Excellent Home Remedy for Cold & Cough At Home


Karpooravalli Kashayam is an excellent home remedy for cold and cough. Kashayam is the term used in TamilNadu by our ancestors to treat cold, cough, fever, headache etc. I have already posted a different version of Karpooravalli Kashayam prepared with Thulasi andVetrialai, do check it out as well.  Kashayam is usually prepared by boiling water with herbs and boiled until the water reduces to certain extent. Do try out this kashayam and take it when you have cold & cough.

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



Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Sukku Coffee/Sukku Malli Kaapi/How to Make Sukku Malli Kaapi with step by step photos

Sukku Malli Kaapi/Sukku Kaapi is a very common and traditional kaapi/coffee prepared in most of the homes in Tamil Nadu. My mom always keeps a jar of Sukku Malli Kaapi Podi ready at home, and she gives it to us whenever we have cold or indigestion and also during rainy days. Sukku Malli Kaapi is an excellent home remedy for indigestion and also since we add jaggery it has both the spicy and the sweet taste. As jaggery is rich in iron, if sukku malli kappi is consumed regularly will help to fight against anemia. Sukku Malli Kaapi is a very comforting drink when we suffer from cold and flu, it also helps in relieving chest congestion. Do try out this Sukku Malli Kaapi and enjoy. Other Tea/Beverage varieties that might be of interest…


Here’s how to make Sukku Malli Kaapi with step by step photos…

Friday, 9 December 2016

Homemade Roasted Cumin Powder/How to make roasted cumin Powder at home/Varuthu Araitha Jeeraga Podi/Cumin Powder

Hello friends,

Today I am going to share a very basic recipe – making of aromatic cumin powder/Jeeragam Podi at home. This post is especially for beginners. When it comes to basic masala powders and paste, I make it only at home. The main reason is the freshness and aroma of the home made cumin powder is unbeatable when compared to the ones bought from shops. Cumin/Jeeragam has numerous health benefits and in Indian cooking they are used generously in most of all the recipes either as whole seed or in powdered form. 

Here’s how to make Cumin Powder at home ….

Friday, 4 November 2016

Rice Flour/Homemade Rice Flour/How to make Rice Flour at home/Basic Rice Flour for Murukkus, Thattais, Kozhukattai’s and other snacks

Rice flour is a very basic and important ingredient in each and every home in South Indian kitchen. We can buy it from shops, but it is really easy to make it at home and store it airtight containers for our day today use. Rice flour plays a  vital role in making South Indian snacks like Murukku/ThenkuzhalMoong dal MurukkuRibbon Pakoda,Oma PodiPottukadalai MurukkuCoconut Milk MurukkuThattaiKara SevKozhukattaiAmmini KozhukattaiKaara PidikozhukattaiSweet PidikozhikattaiUppu UrundaiPaal Kozhukattai with vellamButter Murukku, Rice Flour PuttuInstant Rava Dosa etc.


Here’s how to make Rice Flour at home with step by step photos…