Urulaikizhangu Podimas

Urulaikizhangu Podimas is one of the regular recipes made at home before my wedding. But after that I make this very rarely since we opt for Kaara Curry, the spicy version.  This is basically mashed potatoes that are tempered and spiced with Green chillies. This can be made in a jiffy. A perfect comfort food for any day. It goes...

Thakkali Carrot Thayir pachadi

Thayir pachadi is a simple South Indian style raita made with with some raw vegetables, mixed with curd. It pairs well with paruppu vadai, paratha and is made on festival days. This is a traditional recipe made for feast. There are different types of pachadi and this is one of my favourite pachadi that my mom makes at home. It...

Thai poosam

       Thaipoosam is considered as the most important festival that is celebrated in Pazhani a pilgrim in India for Lord Muruga.  It derived its name from the day it is celebrated. Thai is one of the tamil months and poosam is one of the stars. So this festival is celeberated during full moon on the month of thai(Mid...

Maatu pongal

Maatu Pongal is celebrated on the day following the Pongal. On this occasion people worship the livestock that helped them during the cultivation of crops. The cattle are washed and the horns are painted. Flower garlands and tingling bells are tied around their necks. They are fed with the pongal. In some parts, they also take the cattle for procession....

Pongal

Pongal is the harvest festival celebrated by the people of Tamilnadu in mid January. They reap the crops and offer it to Sun God. It is also called as thanks giving festival. ‘Pongal’ comes from the word ‘ponga’ which literally means ‘boil’ and so ‘pongal’ denotes ‘spillover’ or that which is ‘overflowing’. It’s also the name of the special sweet...

Bhogi

The tamil festival Pongal starts with Bhogi.  It falls on the last day of the tamil month Margazhi. On this day, people will clean their house and draw kolam. This is celebrated to thank Lord Indhiran- The God for rain. In Villages, people will burn the unwanted items. Also Kaapu kattal is done in the evening with poola poo and...

Quesadilla

Quesadilla(Prounouced as Kasadia) is a Mexican cuisine in which the tortilla(tortia) is filled with vegetables and cheese. Tortilla is a thin flatbread made from plain flour / wheat flour / corn flour in Mexico. If you are a non-vegetarian, you can also use meat as a stuffing. I am going to share the recipe for veg- paneer – cheese quesadilla....

Fajita

Fajita is a term used in Tex-Mex cuisine that is served with tacos or as a stuffing for quesadilla. Non vegetarians can add meat into the recipe but this is the vegetarian version of fajita.   INGREDIENTS Green bell pepper – 1/4 (finely chopped) Yellow bell pepper – 1/4 (finely chopped) Red bell pepper – 1/4 (finely chopped) Taco seasoning...

Focaccia Bread

Focaccia is a flat oven baked Itlaian bread that is similar to Pizza dough in texture. It is used as a side or can be served as an appetiser or snack. This recipe is so easy to make and tastes rich and wonderful with the addition of Italian herbs and toppings. This bread is crispy outside and soft inside. I...

Mint Vegetable Biriyani

Mint Vegetable Biriyani is one of the recipes you can make it in a jiffy.  It contains most of the vegetables that is coated in mint paste.  Though I have posted the recipe for Vegetable Biriyani, this tasted totally different. Krish and I loved it. You can eat this with any raitha. INGREDIENTS Basmathi Rice – 1 cup Water – 1 cup...

Aviyal

Aviyal is a dish that has a unique place in Kerala as well as Tamil Cuisine. It is a mixture of vegetables, curd, coconut, seasoned with coconut oil and curry leaves. It is one of the main dishes in Kerala’s vegetarian feast (Sadhya). It is mixed with rice and served with papadam as side dish. It can also be used...

Coconut & Sesame Biscuit

Coconut & Sesame Biscuit or Coconut macaroons as it is called in many places is one of the most popular biscuits that you can find in any Indian Bakery. These biscuits can be made easily at home. I have used Fat in making the biscuits. But we can also replace it with butter. INGREDIENTS All purpose flour – 21 gm...

Italian Strawberry Rolls

Italian rolls is the first recipe I made using my New OTG.  With a bit of fear and excitement I made this recipe.  This is a simple and easy rolls that can be made in one hour. I thank my friend for teaching me this recipe.  I distributed this rolls to my neighbours and they too loved it. We can...

Thiruvathirai Kali

Thiruvaathirai is a hindu festival celebrated in Kerala and tamilnadu in the month of Dhanu or Margazhi( mid Dec- mid June). Aardhra dharisanam in Tamilnadu corresponds with thiruvaathirai in Kerala. Both are related to Lord Shiva. On this day we make a sweet with raw rice and jaggery. INGREDIENTS Raw rice- 1 cup Moong dhal – 2 tbsp Jaggery –...

Eggless whole wheat banana bread

Baking bread and cakes using multigrain flour and whole wheat is always a healthier option than using plain flour/ All purpose flour.  This is my first experiment with wheat flour. Using whole wheat flour, bananas, cane sugar makes this bread a healthy one. Also we can make it very easily without much effort. It will be loved by kids as...

Channa masala

Channa masala or Chole masala is one of the famous recipes made as a side dish for chappathi, puri and Batura. Bread Channa, Chole Batura are some of the famous combinations. My mom makes this recipe as a side dish for roti. I made some alteration with the addition of coconut. This is one of the recipes my husband asked...

Vangibath powder

Vangibath powder enables you to make a super delicious rice delicacy Vangibath. We get vangibath in a restaurant close to my house. They make super yummy Vangibath and other rice varieties. After that I have started making this frequently. This powder can also be used to make Ennai Kathirikkai kuzhambu, Brinjal curry and even tomato rice. My amma makes this...

HAPPY DIWALI !!!

 Diwali – the festival of lights is an important festival in India. Diwali, like many other festivals has many stories and reasons backing its celebrations. The most popular one is the return of Lord Rama with his queen Sita and brother Lakshman from their 14 year exile after vanquishing Ravana. The other reasons are to commemorate the marriage of Goddess Lakshmi...

Kannamma perima’s Saadham masaal

Saadham masaal is one of the tastiest recipes I have eaten so far. This cannot be considered either as a sambar or as a North Indian gravy.  I got to know this recipe from my kannama perima. This is her MIL’s recipe. When perima came to my place she made this recipe and I loved it. Then I couldn’t resist...

Poori

Poori is one of the popular Indian breads made in almoat every home. Though this is a common recipe and many makes this at home, there are some nuances to make it crispy, soft  and fluffy. This is liked by all age group people. My mom also add ajwain. It helps in digestion. Also some add flax seeds which is...

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