Sunday, October 27, 2013

Chettinad Pakoda Kuzhambu | Vegetarian Lentil and Coconut Based Curry

Recipe Updated with Recent Pictures
It's been a year the South Vs North Challenge is going around successfully. Since its a celebration month, Divya suggested to cook and post the challenges which we didn't able to do during this year. I missed to complete few when i went for vacation and planning to do one more challenge in another 1 week if time permits. I am glad to be part of this wonderful group and congrats to all the members for the successful completion of one year. This month we are free to cook from any of the challenges posted by South and North team in the last year ie from 24 recipes which we not posted yet. I thought of making

Friday, October 25, 2013

Traditional Thenkuzhal Murukku | Urad Flour Chakkli | Gramathu Easy Murukku

It’s my long time wish to post Classic Thenkuzhal Murukku using rice batter ie authentic version.. The lack of grinder postponed it. My Mom side Pottukadalai Murukku is famous and I have posted it earlier with Instant rice flour too. My MIL makes only this urad flour version, she made in bulk with the help of Banu kka and I have shared few of those pictures today.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Kongunadu Thevaiyam | Thevaiyal | Fried Sweet Rice Puttu | Kongunadu Special

Thevaiyam/Rice Puttu is one of my most favorite recipes from my childhood days. My Grandma makes this especially during Puratassi Saturdays or on Diwali time when we go there for Quarterly holidays. This is one of the recipes I drafted in my to-do list and during my recent trip neighbors in hometown helped me to prepare this delicious puttu. As I forget to click step by step pictures that time, I tried my hands last week for Saraswathi Pooja. It came out so soft and my mom appreciated

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Savory Soiyaan | South Indian Rice Batter Kachori | My Guest Post for Rendez Vous with a Foodie

Whenever I publish a post, I eagerly wait for her comment n she never forgets to visit my blog with her true encouraging words, you can see her comments in most of blogger space. Such an enthu, humble, down to earth person, she is none other than Priya Suresh Sister. Our first virtual intro happened in Sangee’s space but I never

Friday, October 18, 2013

Eggless Chocolate Coffee Cup Cakes | Coffee Flavored Ghostly (Or) Mummy Cupcakes | Egg Free Recipe

I made this cupcakes during first week of this month for Home bakers challenge. Becoz of Navratri/Puratassi I adapted the recipe suggested by Nalini to egg less version and thanks Priya sis for this wonderful challenge. As today is National Chocolate Cup Cake day this is the apt recipe to post I used pumpkin puree for the

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Yeast Free Ginger Pumpkin Bread with Pumpkin Icing | Eggless Mini and Egg based regular loafs

This is sweet, delicious, moist and tender bread without yeast (Also called as pumpkin cake) and I tried both egg less and egg based versions. I made ground ginger and pumpkin puree at home. Also I made pumpkin icing/glaze to top the bread… This recipe is given by Swathi for baking partners challenge, thanks Swathi for this wonderful recipe, I thoroughly enjoyed baking this bread…

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


Hello Friends,We are feeling proud to announce this useful fund raising event to bring awareness among many people and also to help people who are already diagnosed and need help with regards to the cost of the treatment.

Here, we bloggers joined together to spread this awareness lot faster and in a wider range in the network world.We would like to sincerely thank each of our blogger friends to put this forward and as well as help with regards to the donation as well. Here is list of all my blogger friends who are contributing their time and space for this event. 

NOTE: Anyone who is interested in posting this event on their website/blog, please feel free to contact Anu at anu (dot) healthykitchen (at) gmail (dot) com

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Roasted Baby Potato Biryani with Homemade Ground Paste

Here comes a delicious one pot meal with masala roasted baby potatoes and onion coriander leaves paste. I used brown rice for making this biriyani and you can choose the rice as per your wish. Serve with classic onion raita or veg kurma. Also I used oil throughout the process, you can add butter or ghee to enhance the taste. Let’s move on to the detailed post…

For Marinating
Soak the baby potatoes in water for 15 minutes, clean well before marinade, also prick with fork all around the potatoes.
Baby Potatoes - 1 n 1/4 Cups

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Manathakkali Keerai Paruppu Poriyal | Green Leaf with Moong Dal Stir Fry | No Coconut Recipe

You know how much I love this Manathakkali keerai/Night shade green leaves, It's my favorite from my childhood days. It is called by several names European Black Nightshade or locally just "black nightshade", Duscle, Garden Nightshade, Hound's Berry, Petty Morel, Wonder Berry, Small-fruited black nightshade or popolo) is a species in the Solanum. This green leaves has loads of medicinal values. Yearly once we get this here in

Monday, October 7, 2013

Kala Chana | Karuppu Kondai Kadalai Sundal | Black Chickpeas Stir Fry

This healthy Black Chickpeas Sundal is my first entry for this Navarathri. For a change I added Idli/Milagaai podi/multi purpose powder to this usual sundal and tastes great. Now off to the recipe J

Kala Chana/Black Chickpeas/Konda Kadalai - 1 Cup
* Idli Milagaai Podi/Multi Purpose Powder - 1 Tbsp

Friday, October 4, 2013

Mini Square Vegetarian Tarte Flambee n Regular Flammkuchen Savory Versions

For this month International Challenge we are challenged with popular pastry from Alsace-Lorraine region. Alsace and Lorraine are separate regions in France's north-eastern corner, which inherits partly German and partly French culture. This recipe is suggested by Shobana (among the three I opted this tart) organized and hosted by Saras and Shobana. Thank you both for making me to learn new International dish each month :-). Now coming to today's recipe Tarte flambĂ©e, Flammekueche, Flammkuchen (savory version) is a very thin crust wheat flour tart topped with meat (but I went for Soya chunks), white onions and a cream-based sauce

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Vegan Jaggery Apple Cake | Egg and Butter Free Recipe | My 250th Post

Today I am really happy to share my 250th post. Thank you all my dear readers, friends and family members for your consistent support. One thing I want to say, I am calm by nature, nowadays I am very busy with household schedules never mind my absence J. Especially my blogger friends though I am not visiting your space frequently, you are the one to shower ur comments and likes without minding it. I take this opportunity to thank and say sorry