Showing posts with label Kuzhambu Varieties. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kuzhambu Varieties. Show all posts

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Traditional South Indian Sundakkai Vathal Kuzhambu without Coconut | Version II

After a break I am back with a traditional tambaram recipe today, it is none other than vatha kuzhambu. My mom had packed lot of sundakkai aka turkey berry vathal (If you want to make it at home you can check how to make sundakkai vathal from scratch HERE). So weekly once vatha kulambu or puli kuzhambu is mandatory at home. Coming to the recipe, I already have coconut based

kulambu version while a friend of mine

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.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Kongunadu Palakottai Kathirikkai Kaara Kuzhambu | Jack Fruit Seeds Kulambu For Rice and Tiffin Varieties

Palakottai/jack fruit seeds kuzhambu is an authentic recipe from kongu cuisine. Apart from eating the cooked jack fruit seeds as it is, this is the curry my mom usually makes with the mix of vegetables like brinjal and drumstick. Also I know my relatives add these seeds in non veg curry like fish kuzhambu or dry fish/karuvaadu kulambu which tastes so good. My mom usually says the taste of jack fruit seeds goes well with tangy curries. So here comes a vegetarian tangy curry / puli kuzhambu using it….

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

Monday, January 18, 2016

Pachai Mochai Payaru Pulikuzhambu | Mochai Kottai Pongal Puli Kulambu Recipe

Every year I usually make a long write up for the Pongal special post. Today’s Pongal special post is also not exceptional; it’s going to be little long write up… Kottai Puli Kuzhambu/Mochai Payaru Puli Kulambu is a very authentic and traditional recipe from our place, which we usually make it on Pongal festive time, also this kuzhambu pairs well with paal pongal/white or plain pongal. Whenever I see this picture or taste this kuzhambu, I do remember the childhood Pongal celebrations…where appa usually takes off on Mattu Pongal day, make the arrangements like cleaning the cows and sheep, painting their horn, tying new bells (it’s all like decorating your favorite pet :-) ) and finally at the end of the day

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Pachai Mochai Paruppu Kuzhambu | Kongunadu Pidhuku Paruppu Kuzhambu

Happy New Year to all, this is my first post for this year, I thought of posting a sweet dish, since kids were at home and we had several trips during the vacation I have no time to draft any other post. I took almost a week break, so I am posting traditional kongunadu mochai paruppu kuzhambu which I drafted a long back. This dal is healthy and an authentic recipe from my mom, also it's very apt for this upcoming Pongal/Thai thirunaal. Friends don’t think that I am in hometown right now :-), luckily we

Monday, October 5, 2015

Mushroom Tikka Masala | Spicy Kalan Kuzhambu Recipe

Mushroom Tikka Masala --> Mushrooms are marinated with Indian masala powders and yogurt mixture. Later skewered and grilled in oven or fried in stove top(i did so) then finally added in simmering tomato sauce+ onion paste + Indian spice mixture. Here I have added generous red chili powder


Saturday, July 4, 2015

Punjabi Chole Masala | Chana Masala

I am making a post after 11 days gap, this is the first time I didn’t post anything for more than 10 days. Hope I will be back to routine soon. Coming to this Punjabi Chole Masala or Chana Masala, this curry is an excellent side dish for Bhatura and Chapati. Since i have stopped making Bhatura or Poori for years

Monday, February 2, 2015

Kollu Kuzhambu | Horse Gram Sprouts Gravy | முளை கட்டிய கொள்ளு குழம்பு

Kollu/Horsegram/Kulthi/Muthira is a rarely known bean but it has many medicinal properties. According to wiki Horse grams are used in removing kidney stones and lowering high blood pressure also this bean is considered helpful for maintaining body temperature in the winter season. Kollu/Horsegram has the power to burn unnecessary fats in our body so its meant by diet and diabetic patients. Weekly once you can use it in

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Dal Tadka | Nutritious Tadka Dhal For Rice and Chapathi

Today I am here with very comfort and nutritious dal that can be paired with roti/chapathi or rice. Also this dal goes well with South Indian Dosa Varieties. Dal tadka is a Punjabi dish and I have already posted dal fry with masala phulka this dal tadka varies from dal fry just in the making process. I like to mention here that my

Friday, November 14, 2014

Sundakkai Vathal Kuzhambu | Dried Turkey Berry Gravy | Kara Kulambu Recipe

I have so many recipes in draft and couldn’t find time to sit in front of lappy to make a new post. Anyways after a bit long (5 days) gap I am herewith a new post healthy dried turkey berry /sundakkai vathal kuzhambu recipe. The specialty in this curry is the turkey berry was made by my amma (mom) and she has

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Pasiparuppu/Moong Dal Sambar | Siruparuppu Kuzhambu

Pasiparuppu sambar/siru paruppu kuzhambu is a healthy sambar thats goes well with dosa, rice and chapathi. Whenever i make my daughter take this dal alone like soup. The star ingredients in this recipe are sambar

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Thattai Kottai Surakkai Kuzhambu | Red Chori Beans Curry | Karamani Bottle Gourd Gravy

Today's recipe Karamani Kuzhambu/Thattai Kottai Surakkai Kulambu is my mom's signature recipe which is very tasty and healthy ie protein rich red beans and veggies mixed curry. This gravy goes very well with

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Kadhi Gole Recipe | Maharastrian Kadhi with Chana Dal Balls

Kadhi Gole is a typical Maharashtrian recipe. Kadhi is a very comman  and popular dish in whole north of India. Its is specially eaten with rice and so called "Kadhi Chaval. There are different varieties of kadhi such as Gujrati kadhi, Mahrashtrian kadhi, Rajasthani kadhi , Punjabi kadhi etc according to the region. All kadhis are made out of yogurt and besan with dumpling into it. Kadhi gole is also one kind of maharashtrian kadhi but the special thing in it from all other kadhis is the GOLE -i.e chana dal balls. This gole is same as our south

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Ennai Kathirikkaai Kuzhambu | Brinjal Varuthu Araicha Puli Kulambu

Whenever amma makes puli kuzhambu using brinjals she stuffs the brinjals this way and cook it in less oil. I quit buying brinjals for some reason and recently I came to know via an article that it is very good for our liver and so many organs!!! Only Ulcerates has to be careful and limit taking brinjals…So last week I asked my H to buy veggies on his way home from office, though this kulambu needs small brinjals he bought bigger

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Vendhaya Puli Kuzhambu | Fenugreek Garlic Gravy | Poondu Kulambu Recipe

Today I am here with a tangy and spicy typical South Indian Venthaya Poodu Kuzhambu. The complete South Indian meal contains Rice, Sambar, Puli Kuzhambu, Rasam/Soup, Poriyal/Stir Fry, Papad and Pickle

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Potato Kurma | Urulaikilangu Kuruma for Idli n Dosa | Side Dish for Tiffin Varieties


During festival or family get together, the morning breakfast goes like this…Either upma or light tiffin (probably idli) with this Potato Kurma is a routine during special events in our surroundings. Weekly once this sambar is a must in most of the Kongu houses, such an authentic version :-). I still remember my

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Peerkangai Kadaisal | Ridge Gourd Masiyal | My Grandma's Signature Recipe using Mud Pot | Turai Sabji

Today I am here with an authentic kongu style peerkangai masiyal/kadaisal recipe. It’s a simple, healthy and delicious dish can be prepared in few minutes of time. I love this masiyal to core so my grandma makes it often. I still remember her way of cooking this kadaisal in mud pot, nowadays I make this masiyal in the

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Manathakkali Keerai Mor Kuzhambu | Restaurant Style Pumpkin Kootu Recipe | No Onion No Garlic and No Coconut Recipe

Recently I got a bunch of manathakkali keerai in Asian Super Market and was thinking to make something different from usual poriyal or chutney. I thought of making kootu using chana dhal and pumpkin along with this black night shade leaves. Instead of coconut milk I added butter milk and at final I got a tasty

Friday, February 7, 2014

Malai Kofta Curry | Malayi Kofta Gravy

Kofta curry was in my to do list for a long time.  When Nupur challenged this malai kofta curry for Divya's SNC this month, I have not waited long to try this curry…You can either deep fry or pan/shallow fry the koftas with less oil, here in stepwise pictures I have shown the pan fried koftas, by this way you can