Author: Superduperkitchen

Vadu mangai/Maavadu/Kadugu mangai/Tender mango pickle

Vadu mangai is a simple traditional South Indian mango pickle which doesnt call for cutting the mangoes and cooking it. It is very easy to make. It is made with ground mustard paste and red chilli powder. For the kids we can just serve the salted mangoes which is called as kanni mangai. This pickle evokes the nostalgia of long...

Vaazhakkai podimas

Plantain/vazhakkai is one of the common vegetable that is used in almost all Kerala recipes – Mulagootal, moorukoottaan,mezhukkuperatti,aviyal, etc., Vaazhakkai Podimas is a simple South Indian style stir fry with Raw bananas. It should be made with unripened bananas else its taste will be spoiled. It is slighlt different from the vazhakkai varuval/mezhukkuperatti and everyone likes it. INGREDIENTS (Plantain)Vaazhakkai – 1 Turmeric...

Panguni uthiram

Panguni Uthiram is one of the most important festivals for Hindus. It is also called as “Meena Uthira Palguni”. The important aspect of this day is that the Pournami and Uthiram start falls on the same day of Panguni month which is the last month of the Tamil Calendar year. According to the mythology, celestial weddings take place on this day...

Holi

There was once a demon named Hiranyakashyap who was so egoistic that he commanded everybody in his kingdom to worship only him. But to his great disappointment, his son, Prahlad became an ardent devotee of Lord Naarayana and refused to worship his father. Hiranyakashyap tried several ways to kill his son Prahlad but Lord Vishnu saved him every time. Finally,...

Baked & Fried Gujiya

Gujiyas are sweet dumpling make with all purpose flour or semolina or wheat flour with khova, coconut and mixed nuts stuffing. I learnt this recipe from one of my North Indian friends. It was for one holi she made it and I went to observe her making it. This recipe is time consuming but worth to make. These are mildly...

Nellikai Arachukalakki

Arachukalakki is a distinctive dish of Palakkad Iyers. This is a best side dish for molagushyam, mulagootal. You can also have this as a main course.  It is an easy recipe consisting of two steps – grinding and mixing. Hence the name arachukalakki(Arachu-grind,kalakki – mix). Coconut and curd are the two main ingredients. You can also make this by adding...

Vegetable Biriyani

          Vegetable biriyani is a rich, exotic rice that is made with a lot of vegetables and spices. It is completely different from pulav and fried rice. It contains three main ingredients that is not included in pulav and fried rice-curd, red chilli powder and tomato.  I learnt this version from one of my college friend....

Kaaradaiyaan Nonbu

Kaaradaiyaan nonbu or Savithri viratham is a traditional Tamilnadu festival of fasting wherein married woman pray for the wellness and long life of their husband and the unmarried girls pray God to get a good husband. Along with the rice flour, we use cowpea which is called as Kaaramani in tamil. Hence the name Kaaradaiyaan nonbu. I got this information...

Mango Rice/Mangai Saadham/Maavinakai chithranna

Raw mango rice is a South Indian delicacy which is made with sour mangoes. It is prepared in the same way as lemonrice which most of us make at home. It is one of the easiest rice varities which can be made in few minutes without any fuss. The mangoes should be cooked well to give it a good tangy...

Mangai thokku / Sweet and Spicy Mango pickle

Mangoes are everyone’s favourite be it a raw mango or ripened one. We can make a lot of recipes using both raw and ripened mango. During Summer season, we can see lot of mangoes in the market. Using raw mango we can make different varieties of pickles like mangai kari, avakkai, mangai thokku and mangai pachadi, mangai kootan, Mango rice,...

Baked Fingermillet crisps / Baked Ragi crisps

Fingermillet which is popularly called as ragi in tamil is a millet that is packed with nutrients. It is a super cereal that helps in controlling diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis and lot more. Consuming it daily helps in improving one’s immunity and health. But nowadays, many families have stopped using it. To make the younger generation eat it, we can try...

Besan cheela/Veg omelette/Kadalai maavu dosai

Besan cheela or Veg omelette is a savoury pancake which is packed with proteins. It is very easy to make and healthy too. Though I shot this video two years back, missed to publish it. My amma has lot of recipe collections and this is from that collection. This was under the name veg omelette and later I came to...

Urulai Kizhangu Bajji / Aloo Pakora / Potato Fritters

Bajji is a famous evening time snack that originated from Indian subcontinent. There are many varieties of bajji and in this post I am going to explain how to make urulai kizhangu bajji. Urulai kizhangu is the local name for potato in tamil. From my childhood days I have relished this delicacy. Though I have seen many people making bajji,...

Paal Payasam

Paal payasam is an exotic dessert made with rice, milk and sugar. It is made on the festival days and offered to God. Paal payasam should not be too thick. Else it will land up in paal sadham(milk rice) instead of paal payasam. This is one of the common errors that many make. You have to be patient while making this payasam....

Pineapple Rasam

Pineapple rasam is a special variety of rasam with distinct flavour and taste. It is a twist to the traditional one with littlebit of sourness and sweetness. Here in my place, I get a lot of pineapples at Rs 10 per fruit during the season. So I wanted to try something new with the pineapple. I remember having Pineapple rasam in...

Eggless Chocolate Sponge cake with Frosting

Chocolate cake is a cake flavoured with chocolate or cocoa powder. This chocolate cake is super moist and it can be eaten without any icing. The making of chocolate sponge cake involves four main steps – Sifting the flour, Mixing the wet ingredients, blending the dry and wet ingredients together well and baking it in a greased pan. Using the...

Veg Makkanwala – Restaurant style

Veg Makkawala is a restaurant style rich creamy gravy in which the mixed vegetables are simmered in the gravy. Here I have used red gravy base and white gravy base to make this recipe. This is another addition to my restaurant style gravies. It is a masaledar sabzi that goes well with roti, naan, kulcha, chappathi. without much ado we...

Sooji toast / Rava toast

Sooji toast is a perfect snack time to serve in the morning breakfast or as an tea-time snack. We need semolina, curd, and few vegetables like onion, bell pepper, green chillies. We can also add tomatoesd, but i personally donot like to add it in th batter. It is a very tasty and easy to make dish and it will...

Tricolour Capsicum rice

Bell peppers are known for its attractive colour, taste and nutrients. They are rice in carotenoids, Vitamin-E and good anti-oxidants. Normally rice with pepper or bell pepper give them a mexican or spanish flavour. Mexican rice has to be marinated in onion-garlic gravy and other spices. Here I didn’t use onion and garlic. I used No onion no garlic sauce...

Carrot Halwa

Carrot halwa is a traditional Indian sweet or pudding made with Delhi carrots, milk and sugar.  It is also called as Gajrela. Traditionally it is made by simmering freshly grated carrot in full fat milk. But here I didnt grate the carrot, instead I chopped it into big chunks and used pressure cooker method to make this carrot halwa. It...

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