Friday 22 November 2013

Instant Green chilli pickle

This instant green chilli pickle is very quick and easy one to make. You can choose a very spicy chilli or a very mild one of your choice. The original recipe uses the Bhavangari chillies which are long thick green chillies, but I used the bhaji chillies the big and light green ones. You can also choose the small green chillies which we use in our everyday cooking.

Here’s how to make Instant Green Chilli Pickle with step by step photos…

Thursday 21 November 2013

Paruppu Kuzhambu/Dal Gravy/Dal stew

Paruppu Kuzhambu/Dal gravy is a very traditional and authentic kuzhambu prepared in all most all the houses in Tamil Nadu. This paruppu kuzhambu is my grandmas recipe, who was from Nagapattinam, which my mom makes quite often. Paruppu kuzhambu is different from sambar, because it is made without using sambar powder or chilli powders. It is very flavourful and thick in consistency because of the garlic and ground coconut paste or coconut milk. This same paruppu kuzhambu is prepared differently in each district of Tamil Nadu with slight changes in the recipe.

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

Wednesday 20 November 2013

Mysore Rasam/Mysore Rasam Recipe/ How to make Mysore Rasam

Rasam is nothing but a South Indian soup with different names like Chaaru in Andra Pradesh, Rasam in Tamil Nadu, Saaru in Karnataka. Rasam is prepared with tamarind juice along with tomatoes and spices like black pepper corns, cumin seeds etc. Rasam has thin consistency and helps in digestion and has other medicinal values as well. There are different types of rasam like tomato rasam 1 , pepper rasam, paruppu rasam, lemon rasam, pineapple rasam, tomato rasam  2 etc. It is really astonishing that though all the rasams have the same base, but each of them have distinct taste, the main reason for that is adding the right ingredients at the right time at right proportion. Do check out other rasam varieties here.

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

Tuesday 19 November 2013

Fish Cutlets/Fish Patties/Fish Cakes

We are always looking to make some snacks for the kids especially after school. To satisfy their taste buds and give them something interesting is always a challenge. Today I was running out of many groceries in my kitchen and was really lazy to go shopping. It is really cold and windy, most of the days I just don’t want to step out of the door. I just had some potatoes and tuna fish [cans], so ended up making cutlets. I have previously made fish cutlets from fresh fish. This is my first time using tuna fish from a can, I never buy canned fish. But I have so many friends using canned tuna, so I just wanted to try it once. We all liked it a lot, it was awesome.

Here’s how to make Fish Cutlets with step by step photos….

Monday 18 November 2013

Beetroot Pachadi/Beetroot Raita [Kerala Style]

This week I have made a couple of pink dishes and I am going along with the pink theme. With the left over beetroots I made a very authentic, traditional Kerala dish – “Beetroot Pachadi/Beetroot Raita”. This beetroot pachadi is usually prepared during Onam Sadya along with other Sadya recipes.

Here’s Beetroot Pachadi/Beetroot Raita with step by steps photos….

Sunday 17 November 2013

Raspberry Muffin Recipe/How to make Raspberry Muffin with step by step photos

I had a box of raspberries left in my freezer, so wanted to make some muffins with them. I had bookmarked this raspberry muffin recipe long time ago, so made it this weekend and the kids loved it. Just try out this pink and colourful muffins, you will surely love it.

Here’s how to make Raspberry Muffins with step by step photos….

Saturday 16 November 2013

Beetroot Poori/Pink Puri/Beetrrot Poori Recipe/How to make Beetroot Poori Recipe with step by step photos...

Earlier this week I posted beetroot kootu. Now I have come up with another attractive, addictive and vibrant dish none other than Beetroot Poori. Since I bought a big bag of beetroots I have other beetroot recipes as well coming up this week for you guys. Whenever I make these colourful pooris my girls go really crazy because to two things, one is that, it is pink and another it’s their favourite “poori”. This surely is a short cut to get your kids to eat their vegetables, so friends do check it out. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and healthy Breakfast Recipes here.

Here’s how to make Beetroot Poori/Pink Poori with step by step photos….