Showing posts with label TamilNadu Recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TamilNadu Recipes. Show all posts

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…

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…

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…

Monday, 30 March 2020

Mango Sambar/Raw Mango Sambar/Mangai Sambar - மாங்காய் சாம்பார்

Mangai Sambar/Raw Mango Sambar is a very delicious and tangy Sambar variety prepared in South India. Unlike other sambar Varieties, this sambar is prepared without adding tamarind water. Adding mangai/raw mango enhances the taste of sambar and triples the flavour of the sambar to a great extent. Mangai Sambar is a South Indian delight served with steam cooked rice, idlis or dosas. Do try out this Mango Sambar/Mangai Sambar and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and tempting Sambar/Dals Varieties and Rasam varieties here.

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

Monday, 23 March 2020

Kadalai Paruppu Payasam/Chana Dal Payasam/Bengal Gram Dal Payasam

Kadalai Paruppu Payasam is yet another popular payasam variety made during festivals, pooja days for neivedhyam or also served as simple healthy dessert for family get- togethers and functions. It is a very simple, elegant and healthy payasam made with chana dal/kadalai paruppu, jaggery and coconut milk. Do try out this kadalai paruppu payasam and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out moong dal payasam, arisi paruppu payasam and other interesting payasam varieties here.

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


Sunday, 8 March 2020

Seppankizhangu Puli Kuzhambu/Seppankizhangu Kara Kuzhambu/Colaccasia or Taro Kuzhambu Recipe with Video–Tamil Nadu Special


Seppankizhangu Kara Kuzhambu is a very popular and super tempting tangy gravy from Tamil Nadu. It is a very simple and easy gravy that can be served with white rice and appalam or as side dish for idlis, dosas etc. I have used Thallippu Vadagam to make the kuzhambu, you can very well replace it with mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds and urad dal. Do try out this tempting Seppankizhangu Puli Kuzhambu and post your comments here. Also check out other interestingSouth Indian Kuzhambu varieties here and other Vegetarian Gravies here.

Here’s how to make Seppankizhangu Puli Kuzhambu with step by step photos…

Saturday, 7 March 2020

Mutton Uppu Kari/Salted Mutton Fry/ Uppu Kari/Chettinad Mutton Uppu Kari- Chettinad Special Mutton Uppu Kari with Video and step by step photos

Today, I am going to share a very simple, delectable, spicy and super tempting Mutton Uppu Kari. Chettinad Mutton Uppu Kari is a very special recipe made with very little ingredients but taste extremely fabulous. Do check out the video for the delectable mutton uppu kari and enjoy. Note: Use only gingelly oil for this recipe, do not skip the shallots and adjust the spice level according to your family needs. Meanwhile do check out Chicken Uppu Kari/Kozhi Uppu Kari I posted earlier here and other interesting and finger-licking Non-VegetarianGravies/Biryanis/Varuvals/Pulavs here.


Here’s how to make Mutton Uppu Kari with step by step photos…

Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Kadamba Kuzhambu/Kadhamba Kuzhambu/Mixed Vegetable Kuzhambu/No Onion & No Garlic Kuzhambu


Kadambu Kuzhambu can be made using different ways, here I am going to share a very easy and simple method of making Kadamba Kzuhambu without onions and garlic. This kuzhambu can be made with any number of vegetables that is available in your kitchen; I have added 7 different types of vegetables. “Kadamba” means “mixed” that is making gravy/kuzhambu with mixed vegetables. Do try out this Kadamba Kuzhambu and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and tempting SouthIndian Kuzhambu/Gravy varieties here and Thiruvathirai Kootu here.

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

Monday, 2 March 2020

Tomato Sevai/Thakkali Sevai/Thakkali Sevai Recipe/Easy Breakfast Recipe – How to make Thakkali Sevai/ தக்காளி சேவை செய்வது எப்படி

Today, I am going to share a very tasty, tangy and delightful Thakkali Sevai/Tomato Sevai. Sevai is made with rice flour and a very healthy breakfast which gives lot of energy but is very light. Tomato Sevai can be served for light evening snacks or even for dinner. Meanwhile do check out other sevai recipes like Lemon Sevai and Black Pepper Rice Sevai/Pepper Rice Sevai I have shared earlier. Also check out other healthy and tempting Breakfast Recipes here.

Here’s how to make Tomato Sevai with step by step photos…

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Thinai Arisi Thayir Sadham/Thayir Thinai/Millet Curd Bath/Foxtail Millet Curd Rice

Foxtail Millet/Thinai is one the most important millet varieties loaded with calcium and other vitamins and minerals. Foxtail millet is the second most cultivated species of millet and has been the staple diet of South Indians for a very long time from the Sangam period. Thinai – when consumed regularly is ideal for reducing the cholesterol of the body, helps in controlling blood sugar and increases the metabolic rate. They are rich in anti-oxidants, removes all the acidic elements away from out body. Today, I am going to share a very simple and super healthy Thayir thinai. Do try out this thayir thinai and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other healthy and interesting Millet Recipes here and All About Millets here.

Here’s how to make Thinai Thayir Sadham with step by step photos…

Sunday, 16 February 2020

Curry Leaves Chutney/Karuveppilai Chutney – Easy Chutney Recipes

Curry Leaves is a nature’s gift and plays a vital role in South Indian cooking. Curry Leaves are loaded with wonderful medicinal properties. It is an excellent source of iron, calcium and vitamin A. Regular consumption of curry leaves helps in prevention of hair loss, premature graying of hair and strengthens the hair. Making the kids eat curry leaves is always a great challenge; this curry leaves chutney is one easy way to make them eat the same. Do try out this delectable, healthy and super tempting Curry Leaves Chutney/Karuveppilai Chutney and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and delectable Chutney/Thogaiyal Varieties here.

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

Saturday, 15 February 2020

Black Pepper Rice Sevai/Pepper Sevai/Milagu Idiappam Sevai / மிளகு சேவை செய்வது எப்படி– Easy Breakfast Recipe

Pepper Sevai/Milagu Pepper Sevai is a very easy and quick recipe that can be made in a jiffy and can be served for breakfast or evening snacks or even for dinner. This pepper sevai is very flavourful and simple recipe that can be either served with onion coconut chutney or it is good all by itself. I made this pepper sevai with instant rice noodles/rice sevai but can be made with home-made idiappam as well.  Do try out this Pepper Sevai and post your comments here. Also check out the Lemon Sevai I have posted earlier here and other interesting Breakfast recipes here.

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

Thursday, 13 February 2020

Rava Pongal/Sooji Pongal/Rava Khara Pongal/Rava Ghee Pongal

Rava Pongal/Rava Khara Pongal is a very easy and super delectable breakfast recipe made in South India. Rava Pongal is very filling and can be served with either with chutney or sambar. If you want a very tasty and non-sticky rava Pongal you have to roast both rava and dal separately and you must be generous in adding ghee when making the Pongal. Do try out this delicious and tempting Rava Pongal and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other Pongal Recipes here and interesting Breakfast recipes here.

Here’s how to make Rava Pongal/Rava Khara Pongal with step by step photos…


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…


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...

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…

Saturday, 1 February 2020

Tomato Chutney/Thakkali Chutney – Thattu Kadai Thakkali Chutney/Thallu Vandi Thakkali Chutney/ரோட்டுக்கடை தக்காளி சட்னி

We can make different types of Tomato Chutney, this one is another delectable way to make Thakkali Chutney. I always love to try different types of chutney’s, this is one such chutney I came across in a magazine and tried it out. This is one finger licking Tomato Chutney which is perfect accompaniment for idlis and dosas. Do try out this Thakkali Chutney and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and tempting Chutney/Thogaiyal varieties here.

Here’s how to make Thakkali Chutney 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…