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 –...

Naarthangai(Citron) pachadi

This is a different recipe I learnt from my grand mom and my mom. I should thank my school teacher cum neighbour (Alphonsa miss and George uncle) for giving us meyer lemon(A variety of lemon) everytime it ripens in their house.  So with that my grandma started making salted meyer lemons out of it. It is my grandpa’s favourite and...

Idiyappam/Sevai/String hoppers

Idiyappam/Sevai/String hoppers is a common dish that we make at home. Since it is steam cooked, it is healthy.   This can be made in two different ways and served in many ways. This is made with rice and pressed into noodles with murukku maker or sevai naazhi.  Myself and my brother are in love with this dish. of course...

Podi potta kuzhambu

Kuzhambu is a dish common in South india that is served as a side for the rice. They are made with dhal and tamarind extract. There are a wide variety of kuzhambu and I learnt this podi potta kuzhambu from my mom. Obviously it was her mom’s recipe. Though this is not made daily, when we are bored with Araithuvitta...

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