Chakka kuru thoran

Jackfruit seeds are gathered from the ripe fruit, sun-dried and stored for use in rainy season in many parts of South Indian states. They are indeed very rich in protein and nutritious. The fresh seeds are rich in starch and low in calcium and iron but a good source of both vitamin B1 and vitamin B12. Whenever my dad bring the...

Samba ravai upma

Wheat Rava is also known as Godhumai Rava or samba rava in tamil and dalia in hindi & is an excellent source of fiber and is also low in cholesterol.Wheat  Rava Upma is a simple and healthy breakfast. Its not only healthy, but also a filling breakfast recipe. You can also add vegetables to make it more delicious and nutritious. INGREDIENTS...

Green peas pulao

Jeera rice is a very simple and flavourful rice that can be prepared in a few minutes. I first tasted this recipe in my brother’s house. My sister-in-law made this and I am in love with it.  I made few changes to this recipe and everyone at home loved it. INGREDIENTS         Rice – 1 cup Green...

Aloo poha

       Poha is known as aval in tamil. Poha or flattened rice flakes are a good prebiotic or probiotic food, easily and cheaply available to all.It is light on the stomach and easy to digest. It is a source of instant energy on account of the rice content. Rice also provides vitamin B1 and stabilizes blood sugar. Peanuts contained in Poha...

Puli inji

        Puliinji or Injipuli is a dark brown Keralite curry made of ginger, green chillies and jaggery. It is also a part of tamilnadu cuisine. It is also known as Puli inji in some parts of Kerala, South India. It is served as part of the sadhya. INGREDIENTS Ginger -1/4 cup heaped (finely chopped) Green chilli – 4-5 finely chopped Turmeric powder...

Paavakkai pitlai

Bittergourd as the name indicates, it is a bitter vegetable. So most of us have an aversion towards this vegetable. But it is an excellent source of Vitamins, magnesium, zinc, folic acid and manganese. It is very popular throughout South Asia. In Northern India, it is often prepared with potatoes and served with yoghurt on the side to offset the bitterness,...

Mor Kootaan

Morkootaan or mor kuzhambu is one of my favourite recipes. It is one of the kerala recipes. You can make this with Chembu(Colocassia), Elavan(Ash gourd), Pooshani(White pumpkin), Urulai kizhangu (Potato), vazhaikaai (plantain). INGREDIENTS Buttermilk – 250 ml or 1 large glass Curry leaves – few Turmeric powder  -A pinch Salt – As required Vegetables (White pumpkin/potato/plantain/yam) – few pieces For...

Tofu delight

        Tofu, also called bean curd, is a food made by coagulating soy milk,and then pressing the resulting curds into soft white blocks.It is also called as Soy paneer. There are many different varieties of tofu, including fresh tofu and tofu that has been processed in some way. Tofu has a subtle flavor and can be used in savory...

Chambakka thoran rice

Chambakka, a bell shaped fruit that can be called with many names.We have this tree in our backyard. We got the sapling from one of our family friends. He makes garland out of this fruit. It blossoms in summer. The colour of the fruit varies from white to red. Though at first we were not able to find the name...

Chambakka/ Rose Water Apples

Chambakka, a bell shaped fruit is also known as rose apple, water apple, bell fruit, wax apple, love apple, java apple, mountain Apple, or wax jambu. It is a tropical tree with white flowers and bell shaped edible berry. The colour of the fruit may be white, pale green, rose and crimson. The ripened fruit is red in colour.   Despite...

Vathakuzhambu

      Manathakkali is known as black nightshade in english. Its leaves are used to treat digestive disorders and stomach disorders like peptic ulcers and colitis.the infusion is used to treat dysentry and other stomach ailments. The fruits or berries are beneficial in treating asthma and  in reducing fever.      Sundakkai is known as turkey berry in English. The...

Orange skin thogayal

        Everytime when we buy oranges we will peel the skin out and eat the fruit inside and throw off the skin. The skin is a rich source of vitamin C, Vitamin A and B complex and also a source of several minereals, etc., several fold more than its pulp. So knowing all these facts no one...

Milagu rasam

Rasam can be called as South Indian soup. Its literal meaning is the essence of tamarind blended with other aromatic ingredients. It can be served with hot rice. It is watery. there are different varieties of rasam and I am going to give you the recipe for Paruppu rasam. INGREDIENTS Tamarind – medium lemon size Pepper powder – 3 tsp...

Pepper/ Curry leaves kuzhambu instant podi

Milagu/karuveppilai kuzhambu is a spicy and tasty gravy. It can be made during rainy days and goes well with hot rice and pappadam. This powder can be made and stored in a air tight container and can be used while making the gravy. INGREDIENTS Curry leaves – 5 arcs Peppercorns – 4 tsp Channa dhal – 4 tsp Urad dhal...

Tomato rice

Tomato rice is a tangy and spice rice that suits for packing in the lunch ox. This will be the lunch for the school and college that amma and paati makes almost once in a week.  They both make different version of tomato rice. Paati makes a thick paste that can be mixed with the rice and amma cooks the rice...

Chilli Gobi

Chilli gobi is a best snack to have during winter and rainy days. This is my brother’s favourite. Whenever I makes this, he will ask me to serve him with onion slices and the lemon into two halves. So this recipe is made whenever my brother is here at home. But this time I made in his absence and missed...

Potato-Cumin curry

Potato is a favourite vegetable for almost everyone of us. Potato-cumin curry has cumin seeds as one of its main spices and it has a different flavour. this can be served as a side dish for anything or can be eaten as such as a snack. It is yummy 😛 😛 😛 😛 INGREDIENTS Potatoes – 8 Cumin seeds- 2...

Idli

Idli is a South Indian tiffin that is made with rice and urad dhal batter.Since the starch is broken down into simple substance, it is easy for digestion. You can find this recipe as a regular breakfast recipe in most of the houses. This can be served with sugar when a person suffers fron fever :P. INGREDIENTS: Boiled rice –...

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