Showing posts with label Veg Gravies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Veg Gravies. Show all posts

Friday, 17 January 2020

Thakkali Kuzhambu/Tomato Kuzhambu/Kongu Thakkali Kuzhambu/Coimbatore Style Thakkali Kuzhambu


Kongu Thakkali Kuzhambu – is a super delicious, spicy and tangy kuzhambu/gravy made with perfect blend of ground spices. I have already posted another easy version of Thakkali Kuzhambu which my mother makes quite often. Do check it out in the link. Do try out this Thakkali Kuzhambu and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting South Indian Kuzhambu varieties here and Dals/Sambar/Kootus here.

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

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Agathi Keerai Kootu/Agathi Keerai Paasi Paruppu Kootu

Today, I am going to share a very healthy and super delicious Agathi Keerai Kootu with paasi paruppu/moong dal. Agathi Keerai has numerous health benefits loaded with vitamin A, E, C and other minerals like calcium, phosphorous, Iron etc. It contains 8.4% of protein, 1.4% of fat, 3.1% of minerals. Agathi Keerai helps in easy digestion, cures acidity related problems, regulates urination, cures stomach ulcer and reduces the stress to a great extent. I have mentioned only few benefits of Agathi Keerai , with this short note let's moves on to the kootu recipe. Do check out Agathi Keerai Poriyal I have posted earlier here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and healthy Kootu varieties here.

Here’s how to make Agathi Keerai Kootu with step by step photos…

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Pachai Mochai Kuzhambu/Pachai Mochai Puli Kuzhambu/Field Beans Gravy/Fresh Mochai Puli Kuzhambu

Pachai Mochai Puli Kuzhambu is a very healthy, tempting and a lip-smacking Kuzhambu. Since it is the season of fresh mochai/field beans, I thought of sharing with you all this delectable puli kuzhambu, which is also made on Mattu Pongal and served with Paal Pongal and White rice. Do try out this Pachai Mochai Puli Kuzhambu and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting South Indian Kuzhambu varieties here, Dals/Sambars/Kootu/Rasam varieties here and Mochaikottai Masala here.

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

Friday, 10 January 2020

Thiruvathirai Kootu/7 Kari Kootu/EzhuKari Kootu/Pongal Kootu – Thiruvathirai Special Recipes/Pongal Special 7 Kari Kootu

Thiruvathirai Kootu is a special kootu made with country vegetables [Nattu Kaikarigal] during thiruvathirai festival and offered to Lord Shiva along with Thiruvathirai Kali and steam cooked white rice. This kootu is also prepared on Pongal and offered to Sun god along with Sakkarai Pongal, Ven Pongal and Paal Pongal. This kootu is made with a minimum of 7 different types of vegetables and increase the number up to 21, but always odd number of vegetables only must be used. Try to add as many as country vegetables which available abundantly during this season. I have made this kootu with 9 different types of vegetables like Avarakkai, Mochhai, karnai kizhangu, white pumpkin, yellow pumpkin, brinjal, Do try out this Thiruvathirai Kootu and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and tempting Dal/kootu/kuzhambu varieties and Thiruvathirai Kali here.

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

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Kondakadalai Kurma/White Channa Kurma Recipe/White Chickpea Kurma - How to make Kondakadalai Kurma

Kondakadalai Kurma/White Channa Kurma is kurma variety made with Kondakadalai and coconut paste as main ingredients along with other spices. It is one healthy and great alternative when you run out of vegetables in your refrigerator. This kurma can be made with black kondakadalai or white kondakadalai. This kurma is a delectable and protein rich kurma that can be served with white rice or with idlis, dosas, chapattis/rotis etc. Do try out this Kondakadalai kurma and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Vegetarian Gravies/Dhals/Kootu varieties here and KurmaVarieties here.

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

Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Vendakkai Puli Kuzhambu/Vendakkai Kuzhambu/Vendakkai Puli Kuzhambu with Coconut/LadiesFinger Tamarind Gravy/Okra Puli Kuzhambu

Vendakkai Puli Kuzhambu is very popular spicy and tangy gravy served for lunch along with steam cooked white rice in South India. This puli kuzhambu is my favourite because it is made fresh ground masala paste, but if you are in a rush and running out of time, you can very well replace it with red chilli powder and coriander powder. Usually this vendakkai puli kuzhambu is done with shallots/sambar vengayam, but with sky rocketing prices of onions, I have used the regular onions to make the gravy. Do try out this tangy and delicious Vendakkai Puli Kuzhambu and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and tasty South Indian Kuzhambu/Gravy varieties here.

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

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Soya Chunks Kurma/Meal Maker Kurma – How to make Meal Maker Kurma

Soya Chunks Kurma is another interesting, creamy and rich kurma. This irresistible kurma is in the series of Soya Chunks recipe which I have been posting for quite some time. When you run out of vegetables, but still want to make something healthy, tasty and rich, then you have landed in the right recipe. Do try out this Soya Chunks Kurma and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and delectable Kurma varieties and Veg Gravies here. Also do check out other Soya Chunks recipes like SoyaChunks 65, Soya Chunks Kola Urundai/Balls, Soya Chunks Stir Fry, Soya ChunksVegetable Curry, Soya Chunks Biryani. For now, let’s move on to the recipe.

Here’s how to make Soya Chunks Kurma with step by step photos…

Friday, 13 December 2019

Mushroom Kurma/How to make Mushroom Kurma/Kalaan Kurma


Mushroom kurma another easy, rich and creamy kurma , one pot kurma that can be made easily. Mushrooms are very healthy and including it in our diet is important because they contain more than 80% of water and is rich in vitamins and minerals. I have posted earlier some interesting and delightful ways to include mushroom in our diet like MushroomBiryani, Mushroom Soup, Mushroom Do Piaza, Mushroom Pepper Fry, Mushroom 65. Do try out this mushroom kurma and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other vegetarian gravies here.

Other Kurma Varieties that might be of interest…


Here's how to make Mushroom Kurma with step by step photos...

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Ponnanganni Keerai Kootu/Ponnankanni Keerai Kootu/Dwarf Copper Leaf Kootu


Ponnanganni Keerai is called as “Dwarf Copperleaf” in English is a green variety available throughout the year. The name “Ponnanganni” means glow like gold. It is loaded with iron, calcium and other vital nutrients that make our hair and skin glow. 

When Ponnanganni is taken for a period of 48 days regularly, it heals our body of all kinds of deficiency and reduces the body heat, as it is an excellent body coolant. Ponnanganni is specifically recommended for eye ailments, asthma, gonorrhoea, syphilis. Most of them avoid these types of greens, because they do not know how to cook them or to use them. A very simple Ponnanganni keerai poriyal/stirfry included twice or thrice a week in our diet is a wonderful remedy to stay healthy. 

Ponnanganni oil/thailam is very famous in Tamil Nadu and is used for treating headaches and also for treating excessive body heat during the summer months. For now friends I am going to share this Ponnanganni Keerai Kootu, do try it for sure and post your comments. Meanwhile do check out other Keerai Recipes here.

Here’s how to make Ponnanganni Keerai Kootu with step by step photos…


Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Murungakkai Kara Kuzhambu/Drumsticks Gravy/Murungakkai Kuzhambu


Today, I am going to share mouthwatering, delicious and traditional Murungaikkai Kaara Kuzhambu recipe. I have already posted several Murungaikeerai Recipes   like Murungaikeerai Thogaiyal,  Murungai keerai soup, Murungaikeerai thanni, Murungai keerai sambar, Murungai keerai muttai poriyal and Murungaikeerai podi.earlier, but to my surprise though I make murungaikkai kara kuzhambu very often at home, I have not posted it. So today it murungaikkai kara kuzhambu from my kitchen to yours. Meanwhile do check out other interesting South Indian Gravies/Kuzhambu varieties here and Keerai Recipes here.

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


Thursday, 2 February 2017

Vadai Curry/Vada Curry/Side Dish for Idlis and Dosas

Today I am going to share a very traditional and famous South Indian delight – Vadai Curry, which is served as side dish for idlis and dosas. Vadai Curry is a flavourful and tasty gravy, the vadais are prepared separately and then dunked into the freshly prepared gravy and cooked together for a while. All the flavors and spices get infused into the crumbled vadai and it taste heavenly. I have fried the vadais, if you want to make it healthier then you can very well steam cook the vadai and then make the vadai curry. Do try out this delicious vadai curry and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Chutney and Thogaiyal varieties here.

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


Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Bonda Mor Kuzhambu/Ullundhu Bonda Mor Kuzhambu/Urad Dal Fritters in Spiced Yogurt Curry

Hello friends,

Today I am going to share a very traditional recipe of Tamil Nadu, it is one of the most authentic delicacy served in weddings and full meal course. We usually make more kuzhambus with different types of vegetables or even just plain more kuzhambu, but this one is just awesome. The bondas made out of urad dal, are soaked in water and then dropped into the more kuzhambu, which absorbs the spicy butter milk and is extremely soft, which in turn just melts in your mouth and taste heavenly. Do try it out friends and post your comments here. Keep visiting for more delightful recipes from my kitchen.

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

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Murungai Keerai Sambar/Drumstick Leaves Sambar

Hello friends,

Today I am going to share a very healthy and loving recipe – murungai keerai sambar from my kitchen. We have Murugaikeerai tree[mom’s house] in our backyard, so I have decided to share lot more drumstick leaves recipe in the following post. If you have murugai keerai tree in your back yard it means you have a doctor at home. It has excellent medicinal values and is a cure for lots of diseases. It has the amazing healing power to cure wounds inside the stomach, reduces headache and bloody diarrhea. Murungaikeerai purifies our blood and excretes all the toxins out of our body. It is an excellent source of calcium and helps in building stronger bones and teeth. They also contain abundant amount of potassium which plays a vital role in brain development. I have shared a few benefits of murungai keerai in this post and will be sharing more benefits about the same in the upcoming post. For now, do try out this wonderful, traditional and authentic murungaikeerai sambar and post your comments here. Mean while do not forget to check out other sambar varieties here.

Here’s how to make Murungaikeerai Sambar….

Friday, 15 July 2016

Mudakathan Keerai Kara Kuzhambu/Mudakathan Keerai Puli Kuzhambu/Balloon Vines Leaves Gravy

Mudakathan Keerai/Balloon Vines Leaves is a very popular keerai variety in TamilNady used for treating joint pains. Usually compresses are prepared using mudakathan keerai and applied on joints for the pain. Herbal hair oils are also prepared with mudakathan keerai which helps to fight dandruff. Other common recipes that are prepared are Mudakathan Keerai Dosai, Mudakathan Keerai Soup, Mudakathan Keerai Kuzhambu etc. For now I am sharing Mudakathan Keerai Kara Kuzhambu with you all, please try it out friends and reap the benefits of the same. Meanwhile do not forget to check out other interesting South Indian Kuzhambu varieties here.

Here’s how to make Mudakathan Keerai Kara Kuzhambu with step by step photos…

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Mixed Vegetable Paneer Curry/Paneer and Mixed Vegetable Curry

Hello friends,

I am back today with a very healthy and lovely vegetable paneer curry. I know it is really hard to get the kids to eat vegetables. But, when there is paneer involved in it, then it is easier for us to give the kids a healthy, filling and nutritious curry. This is a wonderful side dish for rotis, naan, chapathis, pulav, ghee rice etc. The best of it is, it can be made in a jiffy and does not involve grinding. Any way friends , do try out this recipe and post your comments.

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

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Araikeerai Puli Kadaiyal/Araikeerai Puli Masiyal

Hello friends,

Today I am going to share with you all a very healthy and nutritious Araikeerai Puli Kadaiyal. This puli kadaiyal recipe is super tasty, tangy and spicy, everything in right amount. Araikeerai/Amaranthus Tristis, like any other green is loaded with iron, calcium, anitoxidants and other vitamins and minerals. Araikeerai is an excellent remedy for cold, cough, immunity and builds strength in our body. It is said to play a vital role in helping people suffering from neuritis/nerve related problems. I have read in one of the Ayurvedic books which states that, if araikeerai is included in our diet everyday it helps in curing long term diseases like cervical spondylosis, nerve pain, head ache, migrane etc. For this a very strict diet containing araikeerai kadaiyal and pepper rasam has to be followed every day. [Ref from Book: Nattu Moolikaigal by Dr. Venkatesan]. With this short note let us move on to the recipe. Do not forget to try this araikeerai puli kadaiyal and post your feedback here.

Here’s how to make Araikeerai Puli Kadaiyal with step by step photos…

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Manathakkali Keerai Thanni Saru/Black Nightshade Soup with Coconut Milk/Solanum Nigrum Soup/Makoi Soup with Coconut Milk

Manathakkali keerai/Black nightshade has numerous medicinal properties. It is rich in antioxidants, iron, vitamins, minerals and loaded with calcium. The amount of phosphorous present in it helps in the growth and development of brain nerves.  Manathakkkali Keerai is an excellent cure for mouth ulcers and stomach ulcers. In Tamil medicine it said that you should consume the manathakkali keerai raw leaves [7-8] in the morning in empty stomach. This is an excellent remedy and cure for stomach and mouth ulcers. This manathakkali keerai thanni, prepared with coconut milk is my grandma’s recipe. AfterI got married, when I made this recipe [about 13 years back], my husband and my inlaws were surprised, it was really new to them and they loved it. Anyway friends try out this keerai thanni and post your comments. This keerai thanni or soup can be made with agathi keerai or murungai keerai which also has unique and wonderful taste.Do not forget to check out other keerai varieties here.

Here’s how to make Manathakkali Keerai Thanni with step by step photos…

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Manathakkali Vathal Kuzhambu/Sun Dried Black Nightshade Gravy

Vatha Kuzhambu/Vathal Kuzhambu is a very popular, traditional and authentic kuzhambu prepared in Tamil Nadu. This  gravy is prepared with tamarind along with vatha kuzhambu powder or sambar powder or even with just redchilli powder and coriander powder. The gravy is cooked until it thickens and then any vathal of your choice is added. Vatral/vathal are nothing but sun dried berries or vegetables. The most commonly made vathal kuzhambus are manathakkali vathal kuzhambu, sundakkai vathal kuzhambu, vendakkai vathal, kathrikkai vathal, kothavarangai vathal etc. Manathakkali is known as “Makoy” in Hindi and “Black Nightshade” in English. Try out this manathakkali vathal kuzhambu and post yout comments. Meanwhile do not forget to check out other other traditional SouthIndian Gravy/Kuzhambu varieties here.

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


Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Kumbakonam Kadappa

Kumbakonam Kadappa is a scrumptious side dish prepared for idlis and dosas.  Kadappa is simple yet a flavorful curry made with moong dal, potatoes and coconut paste. It is very popular and common in Thanjavur/Tanjore, Kumbakonam and Thiruvarur. Do try out this delectable Kumbakonam Kadappa and post your feedback. Have a great day and enjoy.

Here’s how to make Kumbakonam Kadappa with step by step photos…

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Thirunelveli Sambar - Tamil Nadu Special

Thirunelveli also known as Nellai is a city in the Southern state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is located on the banks of Thamirabarani River. Thirunelveli has a number of historical monuments, the Nellaiappar Temple being the most prominent. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and worshiped as Nellaiappar. Thiru-Nel-Veli(Thiru –shri, Nel –Paddi, Veli-Fence). It is believed that food grains collected for worship at the temple were protected from the floods by the fence, hence the name [source:www.Tirunelveli.com]. Apart from temples and natural beauty, Thirunelveli is famous for Iruttu Kadai Halwa, Sodhi and many more recipes. Today I am going to share with you all a very famous Thirunelveli Sambar which has unique flavor, taste and aroma. Do try out this Thirunelveli sambar and post your comments. Meanwhile, do check out other sambar varieties ,I have posted earlier.

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