Showing posts with label Traditional Kongu Foods. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Traditional Kongu Foods. Show all posts

Monday, March 13, 2017

Kuchi Kilangu (Maravalli Kilangu) Varuval | Kappa Masala Recipe | Yuca (Yucca) Stir Fry

This Kuchi Kilangu Varuval aka Yuca Stir Fry aka Kappa Masala is an easy and heathy snack to have during tea time or have it as poriyal/stir fry along with sambar and rice for meal. It’s my childhood favorite, my mom pressure cooks and keeps some plain version for us and with the remaining she make this varuval. Both tastes good, with the plain cooked kilangu (without salt) we add ghee and sugar, mix it well and take it as it is. I don't have stepwise pictures today, hope to add yuca pictures in future. But i have referred few another posts for the stepwise pictures, do check them if you want. So the same ghee and sugar method I have mentioned it in Sarkarai Valli Kilangu post (you can check it HERE). Here we won't

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

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….

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

South Indian Vegetarian Lunch Menu Idea 1

Weekly Saturday is most probably the vegetarian lunch at home and on that day either I make puli kulambu or rasam (one dish with tamarind) and coming to dal, daily one dal variety is must at home and on special days or on weekend either uppu paruppu or paruppu keerai (something close to uppu paruppu but with spinach in it) is a mandatory dish I make it without fail. Also whenever I get time I click the lunch I make. So here comes the first menu idea from South India (Its just a menu idea and I won't say

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

Monday, January 11, 2016

Ragi Adai | Kezhvaragu Roti| Fingermillet Flat Bread Recipe With Video

Ragi Adai/Kezhvaragu Adai/Fingermillet Adai is one of the staple food in many states of south India. Such a healthy and quick fix dinner/breakfast recipe is our today's post, so if you have ragi flour then you can make this adai in 30 minutes of time. Kelvaragu/Ragi, a well known millet is widely used all around India/Asia is rich in calcium and diabetic friendly too. For kids shake you can skip

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

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Pirandai Thuvaiyal | Pirandai (Adamant Creeper) Chutney

Cissus quadrangularis/Pirandai(Tamil)/Hadjod(Hindi) is a medicinal plant of the grape family. It is also known as Veldt Grape, Devil's Backbone, Adamant Creeper, Asthisamharaka. Pirandai needs some support to grow that's why it got the name creeper/kodi in tamil. This plant is commonly used to treat gastric ulcers, indigestion problem and heart burn so and so. Luckily we got a chance to taste it one time when we were at my native. Amma prepares the thuvaiyal/chutney this way and I recorded while she

Monday, October 12, 2015

Authentic Adhirasam Using Brown Sugar | Soft Athirasam Recipe with Video!

Diwali is nearing let me gear up the colorful festival with an authentic and super sweet Adhirasam.  My kids usually call them as brown cookies and even my H who is a sugar dis-liker also likes this sweet so once in a while i have to make it especially for them.  If you are my serious follower then you may wonder why I am re posting Athirasam recipe. I have to admit here that my first version is still popular in the blog and today’s version has a quite easy jaggery preparation so you may never go wrong in syrup consistency and for beginners I assure this one is going to be a no fail version. During my summer vacation my mom

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Paruppu Keerai Masiyal | Keerai Masiyal

After wonderful vacation kids are back to school and I am back to blogging. Today I am sharing a traditional keerai masiyal/gravy recipe, which was done by my maternal grandma (Pictures below). Also this masiyal tastes great when you mash it by hand using mathu/masher instead of grinding it in mixie/food processor. This green leaf is called as Pacha Keerai (பாச்சா) or Kaatu Keerai (காட்டு கீரை)  in Tamil and it usually grows in or near the farm fields or in wet lands (Pictures below). It's hard to get

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

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Ragi Brown Rice Dosa Batter | Homemade Ragi Dosa Batter From Scratch | How to make crispy Finger Millet Dosa

Tiffin aka Dosa is a daily supplement like sugar and salt intake in South Indian Kitchen hence, instead of white I mean basic Idli Dosa Batter this Ragi Dosa Batter is very healthy and nutritious with addition of Ragi /Finger Millet and Brown Rice. It’s time to pack up things for 2 months vacation in homeland. I am

Monday, April 6, 2015

Easy Buttermilk Rice | Mor Sadham Recipe | Summer Special

It’s a regular practice at mom place to finish of the dinner with some rice and curd, even if she prepare chapati or Tiffin, Dad/Appa and Brother finish off the dinner with some curd rice still. Rice for dinner is rare here but sometimes when we load spicy foods or oily stuffs for lunch, I make this buttermilk rice/Mor sadham with shallot and ginger flavor for dinner or H asks me to pack it for Monday lunch. That makes the

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Kai Murukku | Suthu Murukku with two versions | Raw Rice Chakli Recipe

Wishing you all a very happy Pongal/Sankranti /Lohri!!! The Indian harvest festival/pongal is to thank god for the harvest they made. Rice is the major cultivation happens in Tamilnadu and right now it’s harvest time there. Today’s recipe is mainly related with rice, you heard it right, Yes it’s Kai Murukku/Chakli with two versions. One with rice powder based and the other is rice batter based. When I went to India in 2010, My Mom arranged Kai murukku experts to come home and make snacks for us as a return snack to US. I got a chance to view the kai murukku making method unfortunately I couldn't recorded and neither did practice. I came to know from those ladies that they use a specific rice to make this suthu murukku for thier business,

Friday, December 26, 2014

Muttai Bonda | Egg Bonda Recipe | Spicy Hard Boiled Egg Fritters

Today’s recipe is quick yet yummy starter that can be made in few minutes of time. Unlike the egg pakoras/bajji this bondas are made with thick batter contains chopped onions and chilis. This snack is very popular in South India and I have tasted it in theaters during my childhood days. I have mentioned that story

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

Friday, August 22, 2014

Ragi Murukku | Finger Millet Chakli Recipe | Kelvaragu Mullu Murukku

Today I am here with one popular Kongunadu recipe Ragi Murukku, I inspired much on this kelvaragu murukku when I saw its speedy sale at popular departmental stores in Erode last year. My Chithi makes often and

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Murukku Podi Sadham | One Pot Meal with Powdered Chakli


Today’s recipe is simple yet delicious n flavorful one pot meal, cooked rice flavored with our traditional murukku podi/chakli powder. In ancients days the elder ones crush the murukku with mortar and pestel (vethalai kotti/idikki we call in tamil) and taste it as they can’t eat crisp murukkus directly. Days later amma powder it in mixie and give it to grandma. Few tastes this powdered murukku with Sugar/Jaggery. My

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