Friday, March 30, 2012

Kongunadu Uppu Paruppu Recipe | Dal Fry Recipe

Toor Dhal/Split Yellow Moong dhal/Masoor dhal - 3/4 Cup
Cumin Seeds - 1tsp
Whole Black Pepper - 3/4tsp
Whole Green/Red Chili - 1-2 No

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Spicy Fish Gravy

Sankara or any Kulambu fish - 1/2 Kg
Onion - 2(Medium)
Tomato - 1(Big)
Ginger,Garlic paste - 2tsp
Tamarind extract
Red Chilli Powder - 2tsp
Coriander powder - 1Tbsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2tsp
Curry Leaves & Coriander Leaves
Mustard & Fenugreek seeds - 1/4tsp each
Oil,Salt & Water - As Required

Chop onions and tomato. Heat oil in a pan add oil, when hot add mustard and fenugreek seeds, when it splutters add onion,curry & coriander leaves cook for few mins then add ginger,garlic paste when nice aroma comes add tomato, cook till it mashes well. Now add the powders,tamarind extract,salt stir for few minutes in medium flame(or oil floats on the top). Finally add the fish slices, cook in low flame for 4-5mins.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Keerai Masiyal | Spinach | Palak Green Leaves Gravy

Apart from few dhal recipes, Keerai Masiyal is my daughter's favourite. She is a picky eater, hardly take one hour or more than that to finish her lunch. But when i mix this masiyal with white rice and ghee, she finish it off in 15mins. So this is a weekly routine recipe, which i prepare atleast once or twice a week.

Spinach/Palak/Siru Keerai - 1(Medium bunch)
Green Chillis - 2(Small)
Cumin seeds - 1tsp

Monday, March 26, 2012

Egg Puff

Boiled egg - 2 No
Salt and Pepper - As Required
Sambar/Red Chili Powder - 1tsp (Optional)

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Opputtu | Paruppu Poli | Chana Dhal Obbattu | Puran Poli Recipe

Make this autrhentic soft paruppu opputtu, dal based poli for the upcoming festivals or to feast your guests...

Chana Dhal - 1 Cup
Dark brown Sugar/Jaggery - 3/4th Cup
All Purpose Flour/Maida - 3/4th Cup

Friday, March 23, 2012

Oilless Radish Paratha

Radhish - 1 No
Red Chilli Powder - 1tsp
Garam Masala Powder- 1tsp(Optional)
Whole Wheat Flour/Atta - 2 Cups
Salt n Water - As Required

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Cocktail Samosa Using Spring Roll Sheet

Potato - 1
Peas - 1/4 Cup
Onion - 1

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Easy Onion Chutney | Red Onion Chutney

My MIL taught me this super easy chutney with just 3 main ingredients. Very tasty and key point here in this recipe lies while sauteing the onions. Cook the onion well till raw smell disappears and also don't burn the onions. The taste comes when you saute onion with tamarind and chilis all together. Its such perfect

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Pudina Sadham | Mint Rice | Lunch Box Recipe

Cooked Rice - 1 Cup
Mint - 1 Small Bunch

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Fish Fry With Simple Ingredients

King Fish (Vanjaram) / Rohu / Katla - 1/2kg
Red Chilli Powder/Fish Fry Masala Powder - 1-2 Tbsp
Lemon Juice - For making thick paste
Salt  - As Needed
Oil - To Fry

  • Clean the fish pieces and drain with paper towel. 
  • Mix chilli powder,salt,lemon juice make a thick paste and marinate the fish for 2-4hrs.
  • You can keep it in sun light too...

  • Heat oil in a pan (add less amount of oil and fry 1 or 2 pieces at a time) add the fish pieces cook for 3minutes in medium flame then turn another side and cook for another few minutes.
  • When the edges turn crisp and golden brown, remove and drain with paper towel. 
  • Serve with Onion and Lemon pieces.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Kongunadu Peanut Chutney | Verkadalai Chutney Recipe

Raw Peanut - 1 Cup (if its already roasted and skin removed take 3/4th cup)
Onion (Medium size) - 1 or Shallots - 5-6 Numbers
Garlic - 5 Numbers (small size)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Homemade Basic Pizza Sauce

Tomato - 2 (Big Size)
Shallot - 4 Numbers

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Homemade Basic Pizza Dough from Scratch

All Purpose Flour (Maida) or Bread Flour - 2 Cups
Dry Active Yeast - 1n1/2tsp (If using Instant Yeast pls convert accordingly)

Monday, March 12, 2012

Chocolate Fudge Cake

This is my first cake, as a beginner in baking. I got this recipe from itlis kitchen. So beginners can try this yummy chocolate fudge cake.

Ingredients For Fudge
Dark Chocolate - 120gms
Unsalted Butter - 100gms
Vanilla Essence - 1/4tsp

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Milagu | Pepper Podi

Chana dhal - 1 Cup
Urad dhal - 1 Cup
Whole Pepper - 1/2 Cup

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Instant Pottukadalai Murukku | Instant Rice Flour & Dalia Chakli

I never add intro for old recipes but I did for this pottukadalai murukku becoz this is one among top 5 recipes I posted/published so far. This is the only one version of murukku amma makes often becoz my dad and grandma takes this soft version of murukku without any hassle. Amma makes in the authentic way I mean grinding the idli rice batter to thick consistency and then adding powdered dalia/pottu kadalai maavu, you can check the same process in my ThenkuzhalMurukku Recipe with step wise pictures

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Kollu Rasam | Horsegram Soup | Lentil Soup

Horse Gram/Lentil/kollu - 3 Tbsp
Tomato - 1(Small)
Tamarind Juice - 1/4 Cup
Cumin - 1n1/2tsp
Pepper - 1tsp

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Onion Pakoda | Vengaya Pakoda | Crispy Onion Fritters | Pakora Recipe

Gram/Besan Flour- 1 cup
Rice Flour - Bit Less than 1/2 a cup
Onion - 2 Numbers (medium size)
Red chili Powder - 1tsp or more
Curry Leaves - 10 Leaves (Optional)
Optional Fennel Seeds - 1tsp
Optional Hing/Asofoetida - A Pinch
Salt, Oil & Water - As Required
Optional pinch of baking soda
Updated the recipe with new pictures

  • Slice onions lengthwise and to very thin slices.
  • In a wide pan add oil to deep fry the pakoras.
  • Coat the mixing bowl with oil (so it prevents the batter sticking).
  • Mix all the above ingredients in the oil coated bowl and add a tbsp of hot oil mix well before adding water.
  • Sprinkle very little water and mix well to form a dry mixture, make sure not to add more water.
  • In case if you added more water try to adjust the pakora mixture with Besan:Rice flour 2:1 ratio and some sliced onions.
  • If mixture sticks in your hand, grease your hand and fingers with oil.

    • Sprinkle the onion mixture in the hot oil, while dropping try to split as much you can.
    • Fry them in medium flame (Onions turn black color when cooked in high flame). 
    • Fry till golden brown color, drain excess oil using paper towel and serve with hot tea/coffee.
    1. Baking soda is not necessary.
    2. Fennel seeds gives nice flavor to the pakoras.

    Friday, March 2, 2012

    Mango Custard

    This is my first recipe to blog, auspicious to start with yellow color :-).

    Riped Mango - 1 No
    Sugar - 1/4 Cup
    Milk - 1 Cup
    Custard Powder - 3 Tbsp
    Few Fruit Pieces (Optional)