Showing posts with label lunch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label lunch. Show all posts

Friday, 17 April 2020

Cabbage Poriyal/Cabbage Poriyal with Thengai/Cabbage Stir Fry with Coconut/How to make Simple and easy Cabbage Poriyal

Today I am going a share a very traditional, authentic and common Cabbage Poriyal which is a very popular side dish in South Indian Meals. Cabbage belongs to a group of cole crops, which means that it is closely related to broccoli, cauliflower and Brussel sprouts. Cabbage is a very good source of dietary fiber, calcium, magnesium, potassium and a great source of Vitamin K. It is also loaded with antioxidants and other vitamins like vitamin C, B6, Thiamine, Niacin, Folate etc. Cabbage is high in fiber and contains zero fat, so it aids in weight loss and lowers cholesterol to a great extent. Consuming Cabbage helps in boosting the immune system due to the presence of Vitamin C. The other most important Vitamin that is not available in many other vegetables is Vitamin K. This Vitamin K boost the mental function and concentration, it plays vital role in blood clotting, bone metabolism and increases blood calcium levels. Having shared few of the important benefits of Cabbage, now let’s move on to this simple Cabbage Poriyal. Do try out this healthy bowl of Cabbage Poriyal and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and tempting VegetarianPoriyals/Varuals here.

Here’s how to make Cabbage Poriyal 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…

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Raw Mango Rasam/Mangai Rasam/Mango Rasam Recipe/How to make Mango Rasam Recipe/ Mago Charu/மாங்காய் ரசம் செய்வது எப்படி

I have never imagined making rasam with Raw Mango, but when I came across this recipe in a magazine, I surely wanted to give it a shot. Now that mango season has started, I tried out this mango rasam, it was just amazing. Mango Charu/Mango Rasam is tangy, yet spicy, flavourful and tasty. The original recipe did not call in for adding thuvar dal, but I have added it to make it even tastier. Do try out this Raw Mango Rasam and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and delicious RasamVarieties here and other Mango Recipes here.

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

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Poori/Poorie Recipe/Puri Recipe/How to make perfect Poori at home

Poori is the most famous and loved Breakfast recipe among all the age groups. They are made with whole wheat flour and sometimes with All Purpose Flour also. Poori can be made in jiffy and need very less ingredients, but you need take care of certain tips and tricks for perfect pooris, which I have shared in this post. Do try out this fluffy pooris and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Poori recipes like Beetroot Poori, Masala Poori, RagiPoori which I have posted earlier. Also check out other healthy and delectable Breakfast Recipes here.

Here’s how to make Poori 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…

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 Recipe/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 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 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, 10 February 2020

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...

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…

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…

Thursday, 23 January 2020

Veppam Poo Rasam/Neem Flower Rasam Recipe/Veppam Poo 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…

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…

Monday, 6 January 2020

Dhuvadasi Rasam/Poricha Rasam/Poricha Rasam Recipe /Poricha Saathamudhu – Rasam Without Tamarind, Tomatoes or lemon/ Special Rasam for Fasting days

In South India we make different types of Rasam, but this is, one special type of rasam prepared without tamarind or tomatoes or lemon. This rasam is called the Dhuvadasi Rasam or Poricha Rasam prepared on Dhuvadasai which falls after Ekadasi thithi. Ekadasi vratham is observing total fast [suddha upavasam] on Ekadasi Thithi. After fasting on Ekadasi day, people have a special food or thali called “Dhuvadasi Paranai” which is devised by our ancestors for breaking the fast and balance the acidity levels. So in this Dhuvadasi special meal, tamarind is totally avoided, since tamarind consumed on an empty stomach can cause ulcers and stomach problems. The freshly prepared masala has grated coconut and added to the rasam which is makes this rasam divine. Generally the Dhuvadasi menu consists of Mor Kuzhambu, Poricha Rasam, Nellikkai Thayir Pachadi, Agathi Keerai Poriyal, Poricha Kootu, Sundakkai Vatral fried in ghee, white rice, ghee, mango pickle, yogurt/thayir. I will be posting more of Dhuvadasi recipes in my future post.Do try out this Poricha Rasam and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and lip smacking Rasam Varieties here and other Vegetarian dals/Kootus/Sambar/Kurma varieties here.

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

Sunday, 5 January 2020

Double Beans Curry/Double Beans Fry/Lima Beans Fry

Double Beans Curry/Fry is a very flavourful and aromatic side dish with freshly prepared masala. I came across this healthy and tasty side dish in one of the cookery shows and gave it a try. It is one healthy and delectable side dish with perfect blend of spices. Do try out this Double Bean Curry and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and healthy Vegetarian Side dish recipes here.

Here’s how to make Double Beans Curry 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…

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Potato Biryani/Urulai Kizhangu Biryani/Potato Dhum Biryani – How to make Potato Biryani

Potato Biryani/Urulai Kizhangu Biryani is a very flavourful and tempting biryani that is usually made with basmati rice, but I have replaced it with seeraga samba rice. Seeraga Samba Rice is naturally very flavourful rice that gives added taste and aroma to the potato biryani. Do try out this delectable Potato Biryani and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Veg Rice Varieties/Biryanis/ Pulavs/One pot Meals here.

Here’s how to make Potato Biryani with step by step photos…


Thursday, 5 December 2019

Soya Chunks Kola Urundai/Soya Keema Kola Urundai/Meal Maker Kola Urundai/Vegetarian Kola Urundai

Soya chunks kola urundai is an easy evening snack/starter which is loaded with protein. It is a very good alternative for vegetarians and extremely tasty. Do try out this super tempting Soya Chunks Kola urundai and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Starters/evening snacks here and vazhaipoo kolaurundai and vazhakkai kola urundai here.

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