Paneer Butter Masala

Paneer Butter masala is a rich creamy tomato onion based gravy that is served along with Naan, Kulcha, roti and phulka. This is one of the most commonly ordered items in Indian restaurants by many people.  Though there are so many gravies with paneer like Paneer tikka masala, palak paneer, Paneer Pasanda, this still has many fans. So this can...

Karthigai Adai

Adai is made out of rice and lentils. Usually we make adai with all types of dhal and lentils. But the Karthigai adai differs from the normal one. It has pepper and cumin seeds with some chopped coconut in it. The flavour of cumin and black pepper and the bite of coconut bits makes this adai a special one for...

Murungai Ilai Adai

Drumstick leaves adai popularly known as Murungai Ilai Adai is a great tiffin recipe that is packed with Iron. This is one of my favourite tiffin recipes from childhood. Drumstick leaves are packed with nutrients like Vitamins, minerals, Iron, etc., They are also good source of antioxidants. So its always good to include this in our diet. It boosts the...

Lachcha Paratha

Laccha Paratha is an amazing North Indian paratha that is quite popular in many Indian households. Ideally served along with any main dish of your choice at lunch or dinner, this paratha can be prepared in no time. This is also called as Layered Paratha as the layers are separated by ghee. They are sightly crispier outside and soft inside....

Chinna Vengaya thokku

Chinna Vengayam in tamil means shallots.  Shallots have better nutrient profile than onions. They are rich in anti-oxidants, iron, vitamins, minerals. Shallots contain iron, a nutrient your red blood cells need to function. Consuming iron helps your body produce enough hemoglobin to support red blood cell function. Iron also plays a role in your metabolism, facilitates brain function and keeps your...

Jackfruit puzhukku / Chakka Puzhukku

Puzhukku is a popular dish in Kerala and it can be made with different vegetables like Tapioca, Jackfruit, Green gram, etc., Here I have made the puzhukku with jackfruit. The jackfruit should be half ripened for this recipe to get the best taste. If it is ripened fully, then the original taste cannot be achieved. This is usually served with...

Skandha Shasti

Skanda  Sashti or Kanda Sashti Vratam is an important festival dedicated to Lord Muruga. It is observed in the Tamil month of Aippasi and most devotees fast during the 6-day period. It starts from the next day after Diwali and the final day is celebrated as Kandha Sashti. The last day is also called as Soorasamharam day.     It is...

Carrot Korma

Korma is one of the favourite side dish for many people. My husband and I love to eat korma. I have made Navrathna korma and Mixed vegetable korma many times, but this one is different from those. One day I was in a hurry and had no time to chop the vegetables and want to make something best in less...

Mixture

Mixture is a popular South Indian snack that is a mixture of different ingredients that are deep fried. This is my all time favourite snack. We make this at home for every Diwali in huge quantities. Of course this is one of the items we make for Diwali and distribute to neighbours and friends. Nowadays many people buy sweets and...

Fulwadi / Phoolwadi

Fulwadi or Phoolwadi is a crispy savoury from Gujarath  made with gram flour and other spices. It is one of the best tea-time snacks and can be carried during travel. I tasted this snack when I went to Mumbai recently. There is a Gujarathi shop which is my favourite. They have lot of savouries, cookies, Khakras etc., etc., When I...

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