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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Tomato Sevai | Thakkali Sandhagai | Tomato Idiyappam Recipe

Thakkali Sandhagai / Tomato Sevai is very popular in Kongu Cuisine. I have mentioned a story about idiyappam/sevai in Authentic Sandhagai Recipe. Also refer the same recipe to make idiyappam/Nool puttu. Once the Idiyappam/white sevai is done you have to add sprinkle few drops oil to it and split them apart, keep aside till you get ready with the tomato masala. Now make a spicy tomato masala or curry then finally add the separated idiyappam/string hoppers. In short this tomato sev is the seasoned mix tomato

Friday, June 10, 2016

Vallarai Keerai Thuvaiyal | Water Cress Chutney

I heard from my friend that Water Crest is similar to our south indian Vallarai Keerai, so I gave a try when I got a bunch of water crest from Asian supermarket here…It is healthy and the taste was delicious as well. If I get it again I would love to try different dishes with it. Today let’s see the

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Gongura Pappu | Paruppu Pulicha Keerai Masiyal | Spinach Dal

Today I am here with a healthy post. After ages I got Gongura/Sorrel leaves in an Indian Grocery. At the moment when it caught in my eyes, I flew with joy. Immediately I started planning what to make with it. The bunch was very big so I made 3 dishes like Gongura Pappu, Gongura Rice and Gongura Chutney/Pachadi using it. Wish I get gongura often :-)

A Few Inforation about Gongura and How healthy it is?
Gongura/Sorrel Leaves is also called as “Pundi Palle” in central Karnataka and Pulicha Keerai in Tamil. Gongura is a very rich source of iron, vitamins, folic acid and anti-oxidants essential for human nutrition. According to Wiki, Gongura comes in two varieties, green stemmed leaf and red stemmed.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Hara Moong Dal Tadka | Green Moong Dal Fry

I have a South Indian version of green moong dal curry/pasi paruppu kuzhambu using sambar powder that goes well with rice and tiffin varieties and here comes the North Indian style green moong dal curry/Hara Moong Dal Tadka that’s suits well for chapatti/roti and rice varieties. It has lot of names like Hari dal fry or Sabut moong dal or Akha mung dal in North side. However this green moong dal

Friday, February 19, 2016

Vazhaipoo Paruppu Usili | Vazhai Poo Usili Recipe

Paruppu Usili is an authentic dish from Tamilnadu cuisine, this Vazhaipoo Paruppu usili reminds me the old days… I came to know and tasted it for the first time in Chennai through my neighbor aunty. I definitely want to mention her in this post. She is a very caring person and helped me in all ways. I love their oonjal, remembering the days I did relax in it. Sometimes she comes home and prepares

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Crispy Shredded Potato Hash Browns From Scratch | Easy Snack with minimal Oil

Today’s recipe is quite simple and easy to make snack using Russet potatoes. Also they are made with minimal oil.  I rarely buy potatoes but whenever I have them in stock I make these Hash Browns, which is a default thing that I make it especially for my daughter. Hash browns or hashed browns are a simple preparation in which potato pieces are pan-fried after being shredded, julienne, diced, or riced. In some cultures, hash browns or hashed browns can refer to any of the above preparations

Monday, December 28, 2015

Cornflakes Mixture | Maize Poha Mixture with step by step Pictures

Cornflakes Mixture has been waiting in the draft since from Diwali and after all holiday bakes/Christmas posts I thought this would be the right time to release it. This is a perfect tea time snack and if you are concern about oil you can either bake them or add small quantity of the prepared mixture/chivda with puffed rice/murmura and make it lighter and healthy snack. Coming to Corn Flakes I have picked

Friday, December 18, 2015

Instant Wheat Rava Idli Using Sooji from scratch | Broken Sooji/Semolina Idli Recipe

Here comes instant wheat rava idli when you don’t have time to soak and grind idli batter or the ground batter is not fermented on time. This rava idlis are so spongy and tastes yum which you can prepare it for breakfast or dinner and you can pack in kids lunch box as well. Make sure to use

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Butter Murukku | Quick Chakli Using Instant Rice flour

Ingredients
Rice Flour - 2 Cup
Butter - 3 Tbsp (Room Temperature)
Sesame Seeds - 2tsp
Hing/Asafoetida - 1/4tsp (Optional)
Pepper Powder - 1/2tsp (Optional)
Pottukadalai/Dalia or Roasted Gram Flour - 1/4 Cup (powder roasted gram in mixie/processor and sieve it before adding)

Monday, November 30, 2015

Green Tomato Biryani | Thakkali Biriyani Recipe

Green tomatoes are in season, few days back I have tried this tomato biryani using green tomatoes. The one I used exactly here in the recipe is Tomatillo/Mexican green tomato which looks attractive with husk and they are tangy on taste. Some website says they belong to gooseberry family, anyways regular

Monday, November 2, 2015

Aloo Ki Bhujia | Potato Sev | Diwali Special Recipe

Aloo Bhujia is an easy snack to make for any festival like Diwali or a perfect savory snack to make for tea time munch. The flavors of potato, besan and spices make it exotic and when compared to other snacks this one uses very less oil when the dough is of perfect consistency. Here I have not added any water

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Pani Varagu Jaggery Payasam | Proso Millet Kheer

Today being an auspicious day (Saraswati Pooja/Vasant Panchami), I am posting a healthy millet kheer recipe. The ninth day of Navratri is celebrated as Saraswati Pooja, Saraswathi is revered as a goddess for Knowledge, Music and art. I keep on saying about my India trip in most of the posts. Today I have to say this again :-), I have bought all kinds of millets during my trip, my mom and grandma, they both were cleaned all those millets and packed for me. So I have loads of millets right now and using daily in my cooking. I will post the recipes one by one after the Diwali celebration. So coming to this millet, this is very rare or unknown millet, it looks like thinai but little big in size. I totally forgot the name, Me and my MIL only went to the store and purchased all the millets, so i asked her she too doesn't remember

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Kadalai Paruppu Sundal | Easy and Quick Chana Dal Sundal for Navratri

From August to November we are usually busy with consecutive festivals like Aadi Perukku,Varalakshmi Pooja, Krishna Jayanthi, Ganesh Chathurthi, Puratasi Sani/Saturday, Navratri, Saraswathi Pooja (the 9th day of Navarathi) , Ayutha Puja and finally Diwali, the much expected festival. Now Navratri (9 nights) is going on and today is the 5th day, daily one sundal neivedhyam is a must for

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Easy Red Aval (Poha) Ladoo | Krishna Jayanthi Special

Wishing you all a very Happy Krishna Jayanthi. Here comes a very easy and tasty aval coconut ladoo recipe that you can offer to Lord Krishna on this day. It takes just 20 minutes to prepare this delicious

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Black Bean Salsa Salad | Mixed Vegetable Sprout Salad

Here comes the healthy and colorful Black Bean Salsa or Salad Recipe. You can take this veggies mixed salsa with Tortilla or any chips or as a tummy fill salad. You can use it on baked potatoes, or wrap it with Tacos and Burritos; also you can mix it up with lettuce/salad leaves and make it even more healthier.
Ingredients
Homemade 1.5 Cup of Black Beans or Store Bought Black Beans, drained and rinsed - 1 Can (15 oz)
Any Fresh Sprouts - 2 Tbsp or More
Fresh Corn, cooked - 1/4 Cup

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Karpuravalli Bajji | Ajwain Leaf Pakora | Deep Fried Chick Pea Flour Fritters

Ajwain Leaf (Hindi) /Karpooravalli/Karpuravalli (Tamil)/ Omavalli (Malayalam)/Kattumaruva (Kannada) is most probably found in Indian homes especially in many places of South India. This leaf has various medicinal properties, particularly its an excellent cure for cough and cold. It has similar flavor of oregano and hence you can find this herb in South Indian Pizzas as well. Adding this leaves to rasam/soup helps us to recover from wheezing and bronchitis related issues. My mom too have this herb plant (pics below)

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Ellu Urundai | Til Ke Ladoo | Sesame Laddu

It gives immense pleasure to prepare food with Home/Farm grown ingredients and it’s also very close to heart. Today’s Sesame Laddu/Ellu Urundai recipe is one among it and I cherish the moments whenever I see those blog posts. The last time when we were here for vacation, I clicked the sesame plants (shared those pictures) and now by the time we arrived here, Parents finished the harvest and I could

Friday, July 10, 2015

Nellikai Sadham | Gooseberry or Amla Rice

Easy and Healthy Gooseberry Rice is our today’s recipe. Gooseberries are very good sources of Vitamin C therefore daily intake in any form is a good remedy for mouth Ulcers, helps to burn fat, increases our body immune etc.You can find this gooseberries even in front of schools in plain or spiced pickle version. It has sour taste hence people with sensitive teeth find difficult to eat as a whole. The best option is grate

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Easy Carrot Tomato Chutney


I have shared this Carrot Tomato Chutney Recipe in Aval Vikatan Kitchen (Tamil Monthly Magazine) along with few other chutney varieties in last April Edition. I couldn’t find time to post it in the blog earlier.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Puli Aval | Tamarind Poha Recipe

Puli Aval/Tamarind Poha is an easy one pot meal which is a perfect tiffin during fasting days and also a quick lunch box special recipe too…The only thing to note here in this recipe is soaking part, don’t add