Jul 3, 2015

COCK TAIL IDLY

I got this idea from watching Samyal Samyal by chef Venkatesh bhat.He prepared this cock tail idlies using curry leaves powder for green colored idlies,Idly podi for red colored idlies.

Jun 14, 2015

Apr 21, 2015

MASALA PORI

 
When ever I visit my mom's house my sweet brother would always buy my favourite snacks for me. In that list masala pori would be there.There
is no hard and fast rules for preparing this pori.

Apr 12, 2015

VEGETABLE SALNA


        Salna is the best accompaniment for Parotta. I have tasted it for the first time in Madurai. The road side shops are the best for tasting Kothu Parotha with Salna This is the best combination.

Apr 9, 2015

YELLOW WATERMELON JUICE

I was surprised to see yellow water melon in Singapore.The bright yellow color made me tempt to buy it immediately.To beat the heat in this summer do try this simple juice.

Apr 6, 2015

GOBI PEAS CHAPATHI

         Recently when I watched Samayal Samayal by chef Venkatesh Bhat,he prepared this gobi peas chapathi. I wanted to try immediately because I usually prepare gobi chapathi,peas chapathi. I thought that this will be a good combo of mixing gobi&peas as a stuffing.

Apr 5, 2015

CURRY LEAVES CHUTNEY

          Curry leaves chutney is a simple side dish which goes well with idly/dosai.Inspite of the benefits of curry leaves it is good to include in our food.


Mar 24, 2015

IDLY SAMBAR

 Idly and sambar is the best combo like Romeo and Juliet.I would prefer sambar rather than chutneys for Idly/dosai.Mini idly sambar tastes divine when topped with ghee

Mar 17, 2015

SENAI KIZHANGU CHIPS

When I bought whole Senai Kizhangu I used half of it for Senai Kizhangu curry and the other half was sitting for a quite long time.I was thinking to prepare this fry on seeing rak's kitchen.

Mar 15, 2015

DAL FRY WITH MOONG DAL

Dal fry can be prepared with moong dal or toor dal or combination of both the dals.A best side dish for chapathi/phulka.

Mar 12, 2015

MINT LEAVES CHUTNEY/PUDHINA CHUTNEY

I love the fresh flavour of mint/pudhina leaves.My hubby does not like mint leaves.He always says that some medicnal smell comes from mint leaves.If I prepare mint leaves chutney I have to eat all by myself.

Mar 10, 2015

MASALA NEER MOR

 
   A perfect refreshing summer drink to keep our body cool. It is better when compared to the aerated drinks.

Mar 8, 2015

IDLY UPMA


       Idly is a staple food of South India.Left over idlies can be turned into idly upma,podi idly,chilly idly. I survived with idly and podi through out my college days.

Mar 5, 2015

AMLA RAITA/GOOSEBERRY RAITA

                                         Amla raita/Goose berry raita is a best coolant for our body in this summer.Goose berry is loaded with full of vitamin C.Whenever I see fresh Goose berry I will pick it up for making Amla rice/raita.But

Mar 2, 2015

SMALL ONION CHUTNEY


                                  Small Onion chutney is a tasty side dish for idly,.dosai.The toughest part is peeling the skin of small onions. Usually I will soak the small onions for 15 mins in water which will be easier for removing the skin. 

Mar 1, 2015

SENAI KIZHANGU CURRY

      
My mom never cooks Senai Kizhangu. But I have tasted in my hostel during college days. After my marriage when I started to cook I wanted to try my hands on Senai Kizhangu but my hubby was telling no. He was not even allowing me to pick this vegetable from the shop.

Feb 26, 2015

HONEY DEW SMOOTHIE

A refreshing summer drink to beat the heat. I have tasted this fruit and I felt it was so bland.So I immediately thought of making it into a juice. I have seen this fruit in green and light yellow color.

Feb 24, 2015

VEGETABLE RAVA BIRYANI

         Today I am going to share a modified version of rava kichadi. I love to have rava/semolina/sooji in any form like rava idly,rava upma,rava kichadi,rava dosai. the list goes on...

Feb 23, 2015

DAL KICHADI

Dal Kichadi is a one pot meal perfect for lunch box.It is very easy to prepare for lunch on lazy week ends. The taste will be inbetween  sambar sadam and pongal. The recipe will resemble that pongal is tempered with spices.

Feb 22, 2015

GOBI MATAR

       Gobi matar is a dry version which pairs well with roti.It can also be served with rice,dal tadka.You can also use aloo along with gobi,matar. Amchur powder is the secret ingredient which makes the dish very tasty.You can also add lemon juice instead of amchur powder

Feb 16, 2015

CURRY LEAVES KUZHAMBU

          Curry leaves kuzhambu is a tangy dish which pairs well with hot rice,idly,dosai. If you like tangy based dishes then this kuzhambu will be your favourite.The key is to balance the spicyness and tangyness. Small onions tastes great in this yummy kuzhambu.

Feb 15, 2015

SOYA CHUNKS CURRY

          I had tasted soya or meal maker only in biryani. I like to cook soya nuggets rather than the bigger one.Soya nuggets is very small so that the masalas gets incorporated well.It is a quite filling breakfast/dinner when wrapped as a frankie.

Feb 13, 2015

CARROT HALWA / GAJAR KA HALWA

      I prepared this sweet for Valentine's day. You can treat your valentine with this yummy sweet .It is very simple to prepare. Carrot Halwa does not require more ghee like other halwas. It tastes great with a scoop of Vannila ice cream.

Feb 11, 2015

OATS OOTHAPPAM

     Nowdays people prefer Oats for a healthy diet.Since rice is high in calories it is being replaced by oats,millets.When you get bored of your regular breakfast do try this yummy and healthy Oats oothappam.

Feb 10, 2015

EXPRESSO COFFEE


          Coffee lovers will surely love EXPRESSO COFFEE. It can be made easily at home with minimal ingredients.For me coffee is a must in the morning otherwise head ache will start immediately.

Feb 9, 2015

CABBAGE PORIYAL


                    The most hated vegetable which I avoid to cook is cabbage because of the smell. But now I add ginger to remove the smell of Cabbage. This is a simple & healthy poriyal. Cabbage is rich in Vitamin C.

CARROT PEAS CHAPATHI

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        Carrot Peas Chapathi is a nice way to include vegetables in our diet. You can also follow the method of stuffing in wheat flour but I prepared by mixing the stuffing in the wheat flour.

Jan 29, 2015

RAGDA PATTIES

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           Ragda patties is a famous street food item in Mumbai. Ragda patties is nothing but a shallow fried potato patties dunked in a plate of Peas curry topped with Sweet chutney,Green chutney and garnished with finely chopped Onion,Tomato,Coriander leaves.