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Thursday, 23 April 2020

Watermelon Juice Recipe/How to make Watermelon juice/Easy Watermelon Juice – Refreshing & Thirst Quenching

 Watermelon is one of the best thirst quenchers for hot summer days. Watermelon helps in keeping our body hydrated and replenishes our body with required nutrients and minerals lost due to sweating. Watermelon has high amount of water content – about 92 % , but is  also loaded with vitamins and minerals. They have significant amount of vitamin A, B6, C, loads of Lycopene, antioxidants and amino acids. It is a complete power packed fruit with very less calories that aids in weight loss. Do try out this refreshing, hydrating and thirst quenching water melon juice and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting, healthy and fresh juices/lassi’s/milkshakes/smoothies etchere.

Here’s how to make watermelon juice with step by step photos…

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Lassi Recipe/Sweet Lassi Recipe/Punjabi Sweet Lassi Recipe/How to make Sweet Lassi with step by step photos

Lassi is a traditional, authentic and delicious Punjabi beverage. One full glass of lassi is perfect one to beat the summer heat. This rich, creamy and sweetened drink is very popular and common beverage, served by street vendors in matkas [clay pots] in the Northern States of Punjab, Delhi, Rajasthan etc. We can make salted, sweetened or masala lassi with yogurt/curd as the main ingredient. The key to make a good lassi is to use a very thick, cold, fresh and creamy yogurt/curd/Thayir. Do try out this super rich, creamy and tempting Sweet Lassi and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other Lassi’s/Juices/Icecreams/Smoothies/Milkshakes here.

Here’s how to make Sweet Lassi with step by step photos…

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…

Monday, 13 April 2020

Neeraagaram/Pazhayadhu/நீராகாரம்/Pazhaya Sadham Recipe/Pazhaya Soru with Pachaimilagai & Onions/Pazhayadhu Recipe – Fermented Left over Rice/How to make Pazhaya Sadham Kanji-Summer Special Body Coolant

Pazhaiyadhu/Pazhaiya Soru/Neeraagaram is one of the healthiest Breakfast recipes handed over by our ancestors to us. ‘Pazhaiya’ in Tamil means old and ‘Sadham’ means rice. The other name is Neeraagaram, in which 'Neer' means water and 'Aagaram' means 'meals'. Pazhayasadham has amazing and astonishing health benefits. Pazhaiyadhu is usually made with Vaditha Sadham [the rice is cooked and excess water is drained] rather than the pressure cooked rice. Pazhaiyadhu/Neeraagaram is a traditional recipe forgotten by many and given less importance in the Indian Cuisine. As years past most of the traditional food practices have gone out of practice. Pazhaidhu is one among them and look down as poor man’s food and ignored irrespective of its nutritional value. Please read below about the benefits of consuming Pazhayadhu/Neeraagaram. Do try out this this healthy and easy bowl of Neeraagaram and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other healthy Kanji and Porridge Varieties here.

Here’s how to make Pazhaiyadhu with step by step photos…

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Chocolate Biscuit Balls/No Bake Desserts -Chocolate Biscuit Balls with Video and step by step photos

Chocolate Biscuit Balls are easy to make delightful snacks for kids with very less ingredients. It can be made in a jiffy and served in no time. Do try out this exotic Chocolate Biscuits Balls and enjoy. You serve these cute little delights as evening snacks or as finger foods for birthday parties. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Evening Snacks, Cakes & Bakes here.

Here’s how to make Chocolate Biscuit Balls 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…

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…


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...

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Nellikkai Pachadi/Nellikkai Thayir Pachadi/Gooseberry Raita Recipe/Amla Raitha

“Nellikkai” is the Indian gooseberry is called the Power House of Nutrition. Neelikkai in Tamil is called as Amla in Hindi and Gooseberry in English. Nellikkai is a wonderful fruit is extremely good for the hair, immunity and a great remedy for cold, coughs and helps in fighting infections. Nellikkai pachadi is usually made on dhuvadasi which falls after the ekadasi fasting. This is a very easy thayir pachadi that can be made in a jiffy and is a perfect side dish with SundakkaiVatha Kuzhambu or any South Indian Kuzhambu variety and with Poricha Rasam. Do try out this healthy and tempting Nellikkai Pachadi and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Raithas/Pachadis here.

Here’s how to make Nellikkai Pachadi 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

Coriander Seeds Tea/Kothamalli Tea/Dhaniya Tea/Coriander Seeds Tea with Fresh Ginger – Benefits of Dhaniya/Coriander Seeds/Kothamalli/How to use Coriander seeds

I have been sharing quite interesting and healthy tea varieties from my kitchen. In the same series today is yet another very tasty and delectable Coriander Seeds Tea which can be consumed by all age groups. You can even give it to kids after school. Coriander seeds are popularly known as Dhaniya in India and are one of the items that are found in everyone’s pantry. Apart from being very popular spice it is also known for their health benefits. 

Other Tea/Beverage varieties that might be of interest…
SukkuMalli Coffee/Sukku Coffee

Here’s how to make Coriander Seeds Tea with step by step photos…

Sunday, 1 December 2019

Sombu Tea/Fennel Seeds Tea/Sombu Theeneer/Perunjeeragam Tea/Snauf Tea -Benefits of Sombu/FennelSeeds

Today, I am going to share a very healthy tea which my mom used to make for me in my school days – Sombu Tea. Sombu/Perunjeeragam/Fennel Seeds are spicy seeds with strong taste excellent aroma and taste and is widely used all over India in cooking. Fennel Seeds/Sombu increases the taste and aroma of the cooked food to a great extent. Not only the taste and aroma, but they have extremely great health benefits when included in our daily diet. Other Tea/Beverage varieties that might be of interest…

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Chettinad Kara Chutney/Kara Chutney Recipe/ChettinadOnion &Tomato Kara Chutney/Spicy Red Chutney Recipe

Chetiinad Kara Chutney is a lip-smacking chutney that is instantly loved by anyone and everyone. Kara means spicy, as the name implies it is a spicy and tangy chutney that goes very well with idlis, dosas, uthappam, kuzhipaniyarams, chapatti, rotis etc. Do try out this easy and quick Chettinad Kara Chutney and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and tempting Chutney and thogaiyal varieties here.

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


Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Dhaniya Chutney/Dhaniya Kaara Chutney/Malli Kara Chuteny/Kothamalli Vidhai Chutney/Coriander Seeds Chutney.


Hello Friends,

Today, I am going to share a very interesting and a perfect accompaniment for idlis and dosas, it is none other than coriander seeds chutney. I have not added coconut, you can also sauté and add grated coconut before grinding. This chutney has excellent flavor and everybody will fall in love with it instantly. Corander seeds are extremely good for health, they have good detox properties, rich in iron and extremely great for digestion. Anyway friends, do try out this delicious and healthy coriander seeds chutney and post your comments here. Meanwhile do checkout other interesting Chutney and Thogaiyal varieties here.

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



Thursday, 26 September 2019

Pachai Payaru Sundal/Green Gram Sundal/Moong Bean Sundal – Navarathri Special Sundal

Hello Friends,

Today, I am going to share a very healthy and delicious Pachai Payaru Sundal/Green Gram Sundal which can be made as neivedhyam for Navarathri or as evening snacks for kids after school. Pachai payaru /Green gram is loaded with fibre, prevents constipation, helps in reducing weight, cholesterol and controls blood pressure. It is loaded with antioxidants , which helps in good hair growth and for healthy skin. Do try out this healthy and tasty sundal and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Sundal varieties here and All about Navrathri along with special sundals,rice varieties and sweets here.

Here’s how to make Pachai Payaru Sundal with step by step photos…



Thursday, 4 July 2019

Pomegranate Juice Recipe/How to make Pomegranate Juice/How to break open Pomegranate fuit easily and quickly

Pomegranate is one of the healthiest fruits. It has extraordinary health benefits as it filled anti-oxidants, anti-viral and anti-tumor properties. Pomegranate is loaded with vitamins and minerals, especially Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E as well as folic acid. The antioxidants in the juice and their high concentration are believed to stall the progress of Alzheimer disease and protect memory. Pomefranate juice can reduce the inflammation in the gut and improve digestion and also helps in lowering systolic blood pressure. Adding pomegranate juice to our diet is a great way to get the required vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.  Do try out this healthy juice and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other exotic, heatlhy and superdelicious Smoothies, Milkshakes, Juices, Lassies and Ice creams Recipes here.

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

Papaya Juice/How to make Papaya Juice/Papaya Juice Recipe/How to make Papaya Juice Recipe with step by step photos

The Papaya/பப்பாளி பழம் is a tropical fruit, rich in nutrients and loaded with antioxidants. Papaya is orange colored juicy fruit, which is not only fragrant but also extremely delicious and tasty, so Christopher Columbus reportedly called it “Fruit of Angels”. Papaya has numerous health benefits which includes better digestion, stronger immunity, regulated menstruation, relief from toothache, weight loss, skin care, better heart health etc. Researchers have discovered that papayas are effective against breast, pancreatic and other cancers. The latex obtained from papayas is used to treat the areas of the skin affected by acne. This fruit is not just healthy but tasty and versatile. We can make several recipes with raw papaya and ripe fruit can be had in different ways which I will be sharing in my upcoming posts. As Papaya is tropical fruit it grows abundantly in Chennai. We have couple of papaya trees in our backyard which does not need any special care and it started to bear some fruits, so here I am sharing with you a very easy, heatlhy and tempting Papaya Juice. Meanwhile do check out other exotic, heatlhy and superdelicious Smoothies, Milkshakes, Juices, Lassies and Ice creams Recipes here.

Here's how to make Papaya juice with step by step photos...


Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Chow Chow Thol Thogaiyal/Chow Chow Peel Thogaiyal

Today, I am going to share a very easy, quick and healthy thogaiyal using the peel of Chow Chow. This is a very delicious thogaiyal that can be served as side dish for idlis/dosas or even with steam cooked white rice. So next time you make chow chow at home, do not throw away the peel. Meanwhile do check out other interesting 45 different Chutney& Thogaiyal varieties that I have posted earlier.

Here’s how to make Chow Chow Thogaiyal with step by step photos…