Tuesday, 30 October 2012

How to make tomato rice

Hi Friends,
          Today we are going to see how to prepare tomato rice. This recipe is very simple and easy to prepare. We can choose this menu, when we don't have much  time to get ready for our work.Tomato rice is a good choice for working women. Because we can prepare tomato rice very quickly. Lets look into the recipe.     
 Tomato rice

Monday, 29 October 2012

Plantain poriyal

 Hi friends,
          Today we are going to see how to prepare plantain poriyal. Plantain poriyal reminds me, the belief of my mother. Every new moon day, she used to prepare plantain in one form or the other. When I asked her why she was doing so, she told me that plantain is cooked to honor our ans esters and makes them happy and just cooking  the plantain  is not enough, we must give it the needy. Frankly I don't get this point but I like plantain. So I don't question her.Lets just get to it.
Plantain Poriyal

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

cauli flower fry

Hi friends,
           Today I am going to share with you the recipe of cauliflower fry. At our house we don't like refrigerated food. So each day my husband calls me on his way back home to ask me what to buy for the next day. Most of the times I will have decided what I am going to cook the next day. But if I had lot of work, I would let him decide what to buy. And I can be almost certain that he would buy cauliflower, when I let him decide. Because he likes cauliflower no matter how I make it in sambar, as a fry,a side dish or a snack.And this is one of his favorite cauliflower dishes. I prefer this to other recipes with cauliflower as this is much easier compared to the rest.Yesterday too he called me to ask what to buy. Well I was busy with preparing question papers for the upcoming mid-term test. so I told him to buy anything you want. And obviously he chose to buy cauliflower. Since I had a lot of work, I opted to this simple recipe.So here it is.

How to make Moong dal gravy

Hi friends,
           When it was time to give my baby his first solid meal, I asked around for suggestions and got a lot. My husband insisted that first meal of our baby should be a dal and as moong dal is the softest dal and it is easily digest able, we decided that  moong dal would be the best for our baby. So on that day I took a lot of care in preparing this recipe. I made sure that the moong dal was cooked properly and it was not too spicy for my kutty pillai. Even omitted the green chillies. So I finished making dish  and a batch of idlies and we referred to astrology to find a good time. That time came, I dipped a small piece of idly in the moong dal gravy and I fed it to my sweet baby. I was surprised to see him open his mouth without a struggle. I asumed that  he must have liked the moong dal from his smile. I was overjoyed at that moment. So this was the first solid food I fed to my child. I am saying this because I am going to share the recipe with you today. Lets get started.

Moong dal gravy

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Bitter gourd spicy masala fry

Hi friends,
       As we know bitter gourd reduces high blood sugar and prevent diabetic complications, bitter gourd is a very very healthy food. All over the world people have different method of cooking bitter gourd such as adding yogurt or removing its seed so that the bitter gourd tastes less bitter.But I think bitter is a flavor which is missing from our regular food. Add slight bitter flavor to your meal.


Crab masala thokku

Hello friends,
              Every body loves sea foods especially crab which is rich in omega three. So crab helps in keeping your heart in good condition and crab is an antioxidant and rich in sodium and vitaminB12.Crab can cure cold faster than any medicine.So what are we waiting for? Lets learn how to make crab masala thokku.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Beetroot Priyal

Hello friends,
               I've been posting many healthy and tasty dishes, here is one more on the list. Beetroot has the property of reducing high blood pressure and it fights against heart diseases and increases blood flow to the brain. I don't want to waste any more time. Lets jump in to the recipe.

How to fry mutton liver

Hi buddies,
                Recently when  I googled the benefits of mutton liver, I found it has a lot of benefits. To make it short, mutton liver is rich in Vitamin A, Proteins and iron. In southern Tamil Nadu, it is a practice to give mutton liver fry as a post delivery food of young mothers. So I thought of sharing mutton liver fry recipe with you all today.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

How to Make Potato Fry?

Hi Friends!
Today we are going to see the delicious potato fry recepie. Potato fry is the famous and yummy Indian food item. People of all ages love to eat potato fry as a side dish or loves to eat as it is. Potato is rich in starch and hence it is good for health (even for children). Lets go ahead with the simple and delicious Potato fry recepie!

Potato Fry

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Egg Coconut Gravy (Muttai kulambu)

Today I'm going to share with you the traditional food of Tamilnadu Muttai kulambu (Egg coconut gravy). Egg takes very few minutes to cook.we can prepare this menu at once when we think of it No need to go for purchasing. Because eggs will be there always in our refrigerator. Egg is a multivitamin food item which contains 70 calories and 14 essential vitamins and good for our eye sight. So lets  see how to make egg coconut gravy .

Egg Coconut Gravy (Muttai kulambu)

  • 6 eggs
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 3 onions
  • 4 pieces of coconut
  • 1 ladle of cooking oil
  • 1/4 tsp of mustard seed
  • 1/4 tsp of split black gram
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp of red chilly powder
  • 2 tsp of coriander powder
  • 1 tsp of cumin seed powder
  • salt as required

  • Boil eggs and set aside
  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seed and split black gram.Wait till the seeds crackle.
  • Saute the finely chopped onions well and add add chopped tomatoes,turmeric powder and salt.
  • stir it well till the tomatoes cooked well.
  • Sufficient water, chilly powder, coriander powder and cumin seed powder should be added in this stage. Wait till the gravy boils and cook it in a slow flame for 15 minutes.
  • Now add the boiled and shell removed eggs and the ground coconut with the gravy and cook it for another 5 minutes.
  • Egg coconut gravy is now ready. Garnish it as you wish.

Tastes good with:
Egg coconut gravy can be served with rice, chappathi (roti), puri, idli, all varieties of dosa, paratha or idiappam.

Eggs should not be over cooked, when we prepare egg coconut gravy. Otherwise it will become hard. 

Monday, 15 October 2012

Ladies Finger Tamarind Gravy [Vendaikaai Puli Kuzhambu]

Lady's Finger is a unique vegetable, which has many health benefits. It stimulates the synthesis of Vitamin B. It helps in bowel expansion and it also heals ulcer. It is mainly good for diabetic patients. In addition to all its benefits, it has a good taste. We could eat it raw!! Now lets go through the Ladies finger tamarind gravy recipe.

Ladies Finger Tamarind Gravy [Vendaikaai Puli Kuzhambu]

  • 150g of ladies finger
  • 1 ladle of gingili oil
  • 1/4 tsp of mustard seed
  • 1/4 tsp of split black gram
  • 3 onions
  • 3 tomatoes
  • Lemon sized tamarind
  • 2 tsp of red chilly powder
  • 2 tsp of coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp of cumin seed powder
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste

  • Wash and cut the ladies finger in to small pieces and chop the onion
  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seed and split black gram. Wait till it crackles.
  • Add finely chopped onions and saute it till it becomes golden brown.
  • Saute tomatoes, ladies finger,turmeric powder and salt with the onion till tomatoes get smashed.
  • Extract from tamarind, chilly powder, coriander powder, cumin seed powder and adequate water should be added.
  • Wait till it gets boiling and reduce the flame and leave it in simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the fire and garnish it with chopped coriander leaves.

Goes well with:
I would serve it with rice, idli or dosa.Fried papad will be the best combination for this gravy.

Always buy tender ladies finger. To select tender ladies finger break the tail part of the ladies finger. If if breaks easily, then that ladies finger is suitable for cooking.

Do you like this recipe? Which is your favorite ladies finger recipe?

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Peas Kuruma

Hi friends!
         Green peas are prevalent in Indian food items, since it is rich in vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and especially ascorbic acid( Vitamin C). Peas kuruma is one of the famous food varieties which comes under starters(side dishes) category. Now lets see how to make delicious peas kuruma.

How to Make Puliyodharai?

Tamarind rice (Puliyodharai) is another easy to cook menu, which has a tangy taste and lasts for a long time without refrigeration. Mostly working mothers use to cook this item to compensate their fast moving schedule. Lets see how to make simple Tamarind rice.

Tamarind rice (Puliyodharai)

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Simple South Indian Chicken Gravy

Hello Friends!
We are going to check making procedure for Simple South Indian Chicken Gravy now. Chicken is the most preferable food for the non-vegetarians. It has high protein content and less cholesterol when compared to the other meats. It is also delicious isn't? Come lets jump into the recipe now.

Simple South Indian Chicken Gravy

How to Prepare Idli Powder at Home?

In this modern world, most of the women want to reduce the work burden of cooking as they don't have the time. So it is advice able to prepare some idli powder at home to make your breakfast easy. It reduces your morning tension and helps start a healthy, brisk day!. Lets see how to prepare idli powder in easy steps.

Idli Powder

Vendhaya Kuzhambu [Fenugreek Gravy]

Hello Everyone,
Today are we are going to check the recipe of traditional vendhaya kuzhambu. Fenugreek is used to cure Diabetes. It keeps our body cool. Thats why our ansesters ate fenugreek during summers. Fenugreek gives a pleasent smell to this gravy.. Let's start our recipe; come join me!

Vendhaya kuzhambu [Fenugreek Gravy]

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Elephant Foot Yam Fry

Hello people,
                                                     Vegetables from roots contain large amount of carbohydrates. They taste good when they are fried. So lets cook Elephant Foot Yam fry today and enjoy. Read my recipe below!

Elephant Foot Yam Fry  

How to Make Lemon Rice?

Hello everyone,
Lemon Rice is an easy to cook menu which lasts for hours even without refrigeration. It is a famous dish in South India. South Indians prefer Lemon rice for long travel. Lemon is enriched with Vitamin C and its juice gives a refreshing flavour to the rice. Let us move on to the recipe now.

Lemon Rice

How to make Wheat Poori?

Hearty Welcome!
Lets see how to make Wheat Poori. Before getting into the procedure, let us know about the essentials of wheat. Wheat is the most important staple food for humans. In North India wheat dominates the other grains (their main food is chapati). It is well known for its high protein and its fibrous nature. Now go ahead with the Poori preparing method!

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Green Beans Poriyal

Green Beans Poriyal
                                                  All of us know that Green Beans contains dietry fibre, Vitamin A, B2 and B6, Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Manganese and Potassium. So it is necessary for everyone. Today we'll see how to prepare Green Beans Poriyal.

Friday, 5 October 2012

Carrot and Drumstick Sambar

Hi Friends,
                    Sambar is a traditional dish of South India. Every family has its own ways on this recipe.
It can be prepared with many vegetables. Sambar is served in every functions and festivals with boiled rice in South India.This is the favorite dish of South India. It goes well with anything. Today we'll see the most common way of making Sambar.

Carrot and Drumstick Sambar

Mochai Payaru Kuzhambu [Field beans Gravy]

Hello friends,
Today we are going to check the recipe of Mochai Payaru Kuzhambu, that is the field beans gravy. This recipe is simple and it takes thirty minutes to prepare. As we know field beans is rich in protein , it will be good for  growing children. I learnt this recipe from my mom and my children
like it with dosa. Let us move on to the recipe now.

Mochai Payaru Kuzhambu Recipe