Tuesday 29 December 2015

Spicy Lamb trotters gravy / Aattu kaal kuzhambu recipe

Hi friends,
             Today I'm going to share a  non-veg recipe which is popular in southern Tamilnadu. Before I tell you about the recipe, I must mention that Sunday evening is the best time to buy lamb trotters/ Aattukaal . As I have found they are usually available fresh on that day. Lamb trotters are foot of a goat which have been grilled over an open fire. Usually the skin will be burnt , you will need to scrape off the black layer of the skin using a knife or a spoon. And wash them with turmeric powder.Now let's see how to prepare Aattukaal kuzhambu recipe.

Friday 22 May 2015

How to Make Idi Upma in 5 Minutes with Leftover Idlies? : Photo Tutorial

Hey everyone!

Today I'm going to share an easy photo tutorial on how to make idli upma! This recipe can be prepared in a matter of five minutes. You can either prepare this with fresh steaming idlies or even leftovers. I assure this will be one quickest and spiciest recipe that can be easily made even by kids!

I especially dedicate this recipe to working moms and bachelors! :)


  • Idlies, 4
  • Mustard seeds, 1/2 teaspoon
  • Split black gram (Urad dal/Ulundhu), 1/2 teaspoon
  • Dried red chillies, 4
  • Turmeric powder, 1/4 teaspoon
  • Curry leaves, 10 nos
  • Oil, 5 teaspoons
  • Salt, two pinches


Scramble the idlies into small pieces with your hands. Make sure not to mash them. They should be in small bits. No need to slice or chop. 

Heat oil in a pan. Temper the mustard seeds, ural dal and dried (small) red chillies until they splutter. Now put in the curry leaves and 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder. Soon after this step, put in the scramble idlies and fry for a minute until they catch the heat!

Spicy idly upma is ready to be served! You can serve it either with coconut chutney or any other chutney you prefer.

Notes :

  • This makes an easy breakfast since you can prepare it in minutes! It also tastes great.
  • Always make sure to use well cooked idlies that are not sour. You can use freshly cooked or refrigerated idlies for best results! If they aren't fresh, the recipe won't taste good.
  • You can adjust red chillies according to your taste! If you prefer a very spicy recipe, a pinch of chilly powder can be added.
  • You can garnish this recipe quickly with coriander to get a nice aroma!
  • You can add boiled veggies like carrots, beans and cauli flower to this recipe to make it look more colorful and delicious. Your kids will love it that way! If not boiled, chop the veggies very thinly and fry them before adding the idlies.

Do try this at home and don't forget to share with me your comments! :) If you've any request for a recipe, feel free to let me know. I shall try it at my home and share a tutorial of the same!

Monday 18 May 2015

Stir Fried Kovaikkai / Ivy Gourd Recipe

Hi friends, 
               Usually I stock up on veggies for the week on Sundays. So yesterday I bought all the veggies for the week including ivy gourd. Ivy gourd has the tendency to ripen quickly. So I  decided to make it into a stir fry today .And I want to share the recipe with you all.

Friday 15 May 2015

Banana pancake / vazhaipazha dosai recipe

Hi friends,
            Eating healthy food is essential for our health.If you are in a situation to be isolated from your mom's cooking and that too without any basic knowledge about cooking, its difficult to manage. Because every time we can't depend on out side food which are not affordable also.But many wonderful recipes are there to make and enjoy by bachelors with the materials available at home itself. One among such a quick and tasty recipe that I'm going to share with you today.So say good bye to your noodles and try this recipe. Come on lets see how to make banana pancake/ vazhaipazha dosai.

Thursday 14 May 2015

Dried Fish Anchovy Gravy / Nethili Kuchi karuvadu Kuzhambu Recipe

Hi friends,
               My son loves all non vegetarian recipes. Especially he loves dried fish very much. So I used to prepare it once in ten days and cook them in different methods. .I used to store various types of dried fish . I planned to make a nethili dried fish gravy in the traditional method  today and share the recipe with all karuvadu lovers. Lets see how to prepare the gravy.

Wednesday 13 May 2015

Beet Root Halwa Recipe

Hi friends,
            Beet root halwa is one of the most popular Indian dessert .It is nutritious and healthy.Excellent for children who are not fond of beetroot. Today let us see how to make beet root halwa with step by step photo.I have prepared it in an easier method.Even beginners can try this recipe confidently.

Friday 8 May 2015

How to make Vegetable Cutlets / vegetable patties recipe

Hello friends,
                  Vegetable cutlet is a popular snack. It is a great combination of vegetables and spices.It can be eaten as it is with the tomato ketchup or kept inside the burger to make it attractive.So I make cutlet very often. I am going to tell you the step by step way of making vegetable cutlets.