Monday, 22 September 2014

Kara Kulambu | Spicy Onion Garlic Kulambu | How to make Onion Garlic Puli Kulambu


Kara Kulambu is  a spicy gravy and one of the most popular gravy in South Indian cuisine. This gravy is prepared by cooking  onion and garlic spicy and tangy tamarind gravy. This can be served as one of the main gravy in South Indian meals.

Kara kulambu can be served with hot rice along with any stir fries, or papads of your choice. Those who look for a spicy and tangy gravy,this will be a perfect choice for those spicy lovers. 

Try this easy and spicy gravy for a perfect lunch!


Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Brinjal Rice | Kathirikaai Satham | Eggplant Pulao | How to make Vaangi Bath


Brinjal/ Eggplant is deep purple vegetable looks so attractive and tasty. Eggplant has lot of benefits.  It contains iron, calcium and other minerals will enhance a good flow of blood and nourishes the brain. 


It contains more fiber, which protect the digestive tract and protect us from cancer. Before I am not a big fan so that I didn't try this Brinjal/Eggplant rice for long time. Aftre trying this Vaangi bath i like it a lot. Now i like to make this again and again.

I used to try this when i have more eggplant at home. Eggplant rice is quite simple rice and its special masala flavour makes us to eat more. Check out this brinjal rice recipe, those who hates Eggplant will like this Vaangi bath for sure!

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Health benefit of Garlic | 10 Top health benefit of Garlic


Garlic is well known as a natural health remedy that has long been used to treat various ailments. It is extremely easy to source in most countries and can be consumed cooked or fresh.
 Indian curries and cuisine are incomplete without garlic, a simple ingredient  packed with lot health benefits. It gives a unbelievable flavour to the cuisine and carries a lot of medicinal values. Garlic has been used as traditional medicine to prevent or treat various diseases .
It is most easily included in your food . You don’t need to limit yourself to fresh garlic either. Garlic powder or dried garlic flakes are effective and easy to keep in the cupboard for everyday use. 

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Idly Batter Bonda | Idly Flour Bonda | Idly Maavu Bonda |How to make Bonda from Left Over Idly Batter



Idly batter Bonda is a easy crispy snack made with the left over Idly batter. This is simple easy bonda can be done whenever we have some left over idly batter. 

These bonda are quite soft and crunchy and have a best snack for a tea time. I got this recipe from Mrs Mallika Badrinath's snack book. I will try her recipes every time. In this Bonda she added Sago/Javarisi instead of adding rice flour in order to make the bonda is little spongy and outer layer is crispy. 

If you have idly batter it your job is quite easy to make a snack. Have an easy and tasty tea time snack this evening. 






Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Jil Jil Jigarthanda | Almond Gum Drink | Badam Pisin Summer Drink | Madurai Special Jigarthanda Recipe

Jil Jil Jigarthanda is a refreshing summer time recipe made with Almond gum/badam pisin and milk. Jigarthanda is so popular drink in Tamilnadu especially in Madurai. 

Before I don't know about his recipe, it can be made from the badam pisin. Just I remembered in my school days, my mom used to give Almond gum/badam pisin along with 2 tbsp of milk in empty stomach every morning. In order to make the body cool and gain some weight. 

Last year during my vacation, my mother-in-law make this refreshing jigarthanda recipe using Almond gum. Wow! wonderful drink It is! I learned this recipe from her. And she gave the Almond gum/badam pisin to me. It's available in all Indian super markets.

Badam pisin is used to eat regularly for those to gain weight. And for also to reduce the body heat for those who do more work outs sports man or body builders. Check out this nice refreshing drink for this summer!

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Bhindi Fry | Okra Fry | Vendakkai Varuval | How to make Lady Finger Fry




Bhindi fry/Lady finger fry is crispy and crunchy snack like recipe. It can be served as a side dish for any kind of Dal like gravy and rice. 


I do rarely fries and try to do for my hubby and my kids they loved a lot.  For sambar rice  we will need some crispy fries, For that i do this Bhindi/Okra fry as a side dish and it's perfectly matched for it.

It will also be a great side dish for Dals and Curd rice. Check it out this easy and crunchy kurkure from Bhindi/lady finger and hope you and your family will love this so.






Monday, 26 May 2014

Aloo Paratha | Stuffed Potato Paratha | Aloo Chapathi Recipe | Indian bread Recipe



Aloo Paratha is quite simple and popular paratha. The paratha is made with whole grain flour and stuffed potato will give a right nutition for a healthy breakfast or a brunch.  

Aloo paratha is all time favourite in my family and we people will die for that one. When I tried for the first time, I searched  for the actual recipe and i have done as it is. But my kids wont like that much. So i decided to try in different style by adding some more masalas, onion, ginger garlic paste etc..

It came out well and delicious so. Now the paratha become a bigger hit. Try this new method of making delicious Aloo Paratha. Hope you love this so...





Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Erissery Recipe | Mathanga Vanpayar Erissery | Parangikai Karamani Kootu | Kerala Pumpkin Erissery


Eriserry is one of the traditional recipe from Kerala. It served as one of the side dish during Onam sadya. It is made with combination of pumpkin and black eyed beans, cooked and then added to the coconut paste. Its can also be done with Yam, Raw banana instead of using pumpkin. 

When I tasted this erissery for very first time in a Restaurant  but i couldn't find out the name of this recipe. Then I searched some cookbooks and in Internet but I couldn't find the name of it. After that I asked about this recipe from one of my friend from Kerala. She told its Vanpayar Erissery. 

Then I find out actual recipe and tried it out, It came good for the first time. Now I do often at home and my kids also love this Kerala type kootu. Hope you too love this recipe.



Sunday, 11 May 2014

Egg less French Toast | Eggless Easy Toast Recipe


Egg less French Toast is an easy and tasty roast which we can make it for an hurry breakfast. French toast is served as a sweet dish, milk, sugar, vanilla or cinnamon are also commonly added before pan-frying, and then it may be topped with sugar (often powdered sugar), butter, fruit, or syrup. 

French Toast is a crispy and tasty and so my kids likes a lot whenever I do. You can ease your breakfast  and do it for a morning when you feel tired and lazy. Check out these simple egg less version toast. 






Saturday, 10 May 2014

Health Benefits of Curry Leaves or kadi patta | 10 Health Benefit of Curry Leaves


Curry leaf is an essential ingredient in Indian cooking especially in South India cooking . The curry tree (Murraya koenigii)  is native to India and Sri Lanka and Its leaves are part of most of Indian recipes.
Curry leaves are used in many dishes in India .Often used in curries, the leaves are generally called by the name "curry leaves", though they are also translated as "sweet neem leaves" in most India languages.  Curry leaf has many medicinal properties. It stimulates digestive enzymes and helps break down food more easily.