Sunday, 16 June 2013

Elephant Foot Yam Roast Recipe / Chenai Kizhangu Varuval Recipe

Hello everyone!
                     Today's recipe is Elephant Foot Yam Roast. Its a simple recipe and very easy to make this roast.Children love to eat . We may consume this edible tuber once in a week as it has so many health benefits.
Health benefits:
  • Elephant Foot Yam has a cooling effect on the body,so it suits  people with hyper tension, piles and constipation.
  • It is considered as low fat food . So it can be consumed with out any fear of weight gain.
  • It prevents blood from clotting.
  • It is rich in omega 3 fatty acids which is good for increasing the cholesterol level in the blood.
  • It helps in increasing the estrogen level in women's bodies which is useful for maintaining the hormonal balance.


Monday, 10 June 2013

Plantain Stem Sambar Recipe / Vazhai Thandu Sambar recipe

Hi friends,
                   Many of us do not like plantain stem because of its astringent taste. It will become a tasty food, when you add it in the sambar. Plantain stem is very good for our health. We may consume it once in a week.Lets see the health benefits of Plantain Stem.
Health benefits of Plantain Stem:
  • The Plantain Stem is full of  edible fiber which helps to remove wastage from our body smoothly.
  • It is the best food for the people who suffer from obesity, urinary stones, ulcers, burning sensation, diabetes, acidity and bleeding disorders.
  • It helps the kidney to function properly and thereby reduces the high cholesterol level.
Why do we loose such a precious food in our diet. Add it in your diet and get all the benefits. 
Lets see how to make Plantain Stem Sambar.


Thursday, 6 June 2013

Spicy Lady's Finger Fry / Spicy Okra Fry / Vendaikkai varuval Recipe

Hello foodies,
                  Today my post is regarding how to make Lady's Finger Fry. It is full of nutrients.So I used to cook once in a week to keep my family members healthy. Many of us do not know the health benefits of Lady's Finger. Just I want to share it with you. Then you will also start consuming it frequently.
Health benefits of Lady's Finger:
  • It cures constipation.
  • It reduces the blood sugar and the cholesterol level.
  • Lady' Finger is the best food for the people who feel very weak, exhausted and suffering from depression.
  • In addition to this it cures lungs inflammation, sore throat and irritable bowel.
Eat healthy food and live long. Lets see the ingredients needed and how to prepare the Spicy Lady's Finger Fry.



Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Ragi Dosa Recipe / Kelvaragu Dosai Recipe

Hello foodies,
                 Ragi / Kelvaragu is the staple food of many villages in south India. This is the secret of their healthy life. They consume it in the form of kanji / porridge or ragi balls. Today I tried ragi dosa. It came out well. Because of its health benefits, I want to share with you.

Health benefits of Ragi / Kelvaragu:
  • Ragi is rich in calcium. 
  • Its a good source of fiber and lower the cholesterol level.
  • Its the best food for diabetes, weight control and makes our body cool.
Do you like to give all these benefits to your family members? Then add Ragi / Kelvaragu in your diet  as far as possible. Let see how to make Ragi / Kelvaragu Dosa.



Sunday, 2 June 2013

Snake Gourd Koottu Recipe / Pudalangai koottu Recipe.

Hi friends,
             Today I prepared Snake Gourd Koottu. Koottu is a popular side dish of south India. Its a combination of veggies with dal in a semi solid form. Here I tried the koottu with the snake Gourd. Snake Gourd is very high in water content and thus cools our body.This summer vegetable provided by the nature to beat the heat in nature.Let see how to prepare it.


Cluster Beans Stir Fry Recipe (Kothavarangai Poriyal Recipe)

Hi friends,
                          Cluster Beans Stir Fry is a simple south Indian side dish. Its very easy to cook. Cluster beans consists of protein and fiber which helps to strengthen our digestive system. Usually Cluster Beans are cooked with vegetable curries or lentil dals. My mom taught me this stir fry. To enhance the taste of the cluster beans, we may add the scrapped coconut or the fried gram powder.Lets see the ingredients needed and how to cook the Cluster Bean Stir Fry .


Saturday, 1 June 2013

South Indian Spicy Fish Fry Recipe / Meen Varuval Recipe

Hi friends,
               Fish Fry is a simple non veg side dish. Its very easy to prepare.
Health benefits of eating fish:
  • Fish is a good source of protein.
  • They are rich in omega 3 fatty acids.
  • They prevent heart diseases.
  • They are rich in iron, especially small fishes eaten with bones.
  • They are good for the pregnant women for fetal growth and brain development.
  • Consuming fish reduces the join pain and arthritis. 
Atleast twice a week , we have to include fish in our diet to get all these benefits.Lets switch over to the recipe.


Thursday, 30 May 2013

Carrot Halwa Recipe

Hi friends,
                Carrot is a crunchy orange vegetable. Moms like to feed their children because of its health benefits. Carrot is good for our eye sight. Carrot prevents cancer and it has  anti aging nutrients. Carrot gives us a healthy and glowing skin.. Why don't we use such a wonderful vegetable in our diet very often? So try to have Carrots atleast twice a week. We can make carrot juice, carrot milk shake, carrot stir fry, carrot pulao, etc.Today I tried Carrot Halwa. It came out well. Lets see how to prepare the Carrot Halwa.
               

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Bread Toast

Hi friends,
                Bread toast is a simple dish which we can make quickly.Its a healthy food for the growing children. Working moms and the bachelors can prepare it for their breakfast. Children love to eat Bread Toast due to its sweet taste. Lets see how to prepare it .



Fish Curry Recipe / Meen Kulambu Recipe

Hi friends,
                 Fish Curry is a popular recipe in South India. It is always cooked with the tamarind and chilli powder.It goes well with rice, iddli or dosa. Usually Fish Curry will be tastier on the next day of the gravy prepared. So we may store it in a refrigerator and consume it in the next day also.
Health benefits of fish:
                 All of us know that fish is a protein rich food. Eating fish is a main source of omega 3 fatty acids which helps us to maintain healthy heart and brain.Decrease the depression and reduce the risk of arthritis.
                My suggestion for the non veg food lovers is to consume more fish food than chicken or mutton to get a healthy heart and a brain. Lets check out the recipe.


Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Sweet Flat Rice With Coconut Recipe / Sweet Aval Recipe / Sweet Poha Recipe

Hi friends,
             Sweet Flat Rice With Coconut is prepared with the combination of flat rice, sugar and coconut. Its very easy to prepare.It can be prepared when there is no time to spend for cooking or for neivedhanam for God. Its a best recipe for the bachelors. We can have it for our breakfast  or evening snack .Lets  check out how to prepare it.



Sunday, 26 May 2013

Jack Fruit Seed Fry

Hi Friends,
               Jack Fruit Seed Fry is a simple recipe. Usually we all eat the sweet jack fruits and throw away the seeds. We still do not know the health benefits of the Jack Fruit Seeds. They are highly protein rich.And not only that they are anti-cancer, anti- oxidant, anti-hypertensive and anti- ulcer. Why should we throw such a valuable food in the dust bin. We may either roast them in a tawa and consume it or we may add them in our food by way of preparing Jack Fruit Seed sambar or any other dish. Here I've tried a side dish out of Jack Fruit Seeds. It came out well. Do try and enjoy the benefits.

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Friday, 24 May 2013

Sweet Ragi Dosa Recipe / Kelvaragu Inippu Dosai Recipe

Hi friends,
              Today I'm going to share with you one of the traditional food of our south Indian villages. Ya  I'm talking about the recipe made out of Ragi. Village people make porridge and drink with the buttermilk..That's why they are healthy and they are able to do physical work throughout their life. Ragi gives us strength and it cools our body.It has fiber and lowers the cholesterol level.
               Variety of dishes can be prepared out of Ragi. Like dosa, porridge, ragi balls, vermicelli, pakoda,and many sweet items. Dosa can be prepared in two ways. By adding sweet (Sweet dosa) and by adding chillies (Kara dosa). Children love to eat dosa with jaggery. We must introduce  them these kind of ragi food in their childhood itself. We'll see how to make Sweet Ragi Dosa.


Mango Rice Recipe / Maangai Sadham recipe


Hi friends,
            Here it is mango season. Everywhere we can see mangoes in the market. Its so cheap also,when we compare the price of the mango with the other seasons. Usually my mom prepares some pickles or thokku. So I thought of making a variety rice with the mangoes.It came out well.Its a simple recipe . We can  make it very quickly. So we may prepare Mango Rice when we do not have much time to cook or when we feel lazy. The taste of the Mango rice is little bit sour. This tangy taste mostly liked by the lemon rice lovers. Lets check out the recipe now.




Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Drumstick and Brinjal Tamarind gravy Recipe

Hi friends,
                 Drumstick and Brinjal Tamarind gravy is a very popular south Indian recipe. Its very simple and easy to prepare.  Lets check out how to make it.



Spicy Indian Prawn Fry Recipe

Hello friends,
                      In this post I'm going to share with you one of  the sea food recipe. Yes it is a prawn recipe. Its a popular sea food dish in India.. We can cook the prawns  very easily and quickly. Prawns consist of proteins, vitamin E , iron and zinc. Its a good source of Omega 3 fatty acids too.So it is  very good for our health. Shall we go to the recipe now?



Tuesday, 21 May 2013

South Indian Way Of Frying Goat's Brain

Hi friends,
                Goat's brain fry is a popular Indian recipe. Non veg lovers won't leave any part of the goat. They always like to taste each and every part of it. One of such attractive item among them is  its brain.It contains fat. Goat's brain fry  is a simple recipe and very easy to cook.Its  an easily digest able food. So children can also eat them. We can cook it once in a month. Lets check out its cooking method.



Sunday, 19 May 2013

Egg Fry Recipe / Anda Poriyal Recipe / Muttai Poriyal Recipe

Hi friends,
               Egg fry recipe is a non - veg side dish. We can make Egg Fry very quickly. Its the best side dish for all kind of rice.We can make this Egg Fry at any time, as the ingredients are available at home always. Lets check out the preparation method of Egg Fry.


Chicken Pakoda Recipe

 Hello  friends,
                    Chicken Pakoda is a spicy starter. Chicken Pakoda is  easy to prepare at home. Lets see how to prepare chicken pakoda.



 Ingredients:
  • Boneless chicken 250 g
  • Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
  • Gram flour 1/4 cup
  • Corn flour 2 tsp
  • Cashew nuts - 10 nos
  • Onion - 1
  • Red chilli powder 1 tsp
  • Handful of curry leaves
  • Handful of coriander leaves
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Salt to taste

To grind:
  • A small piece of ginger
  • Garlic - 5 cloves
  • A small piece of cinnamon
  • Fennel seed 1 tsp
  • Cloves - 5
  • Green chilli - 4
Preparation:
  • Grind everything in the mixer grinder, given in the "to grind " items


  •  Cut the chicken into small pieces.
  • Sprinkle  a teaspoon of turmeric powder , mix them well and wash  the chicken thoroughly.
  • Add the ground masala, turmeric powder, salt and mix them well.
  • Refrigerate the marinated chicken for atleast an hour.
  •  Once the chicken marinated well, add gram flour, corn flour, chopped onions, curry leaves, coriander leaves, cashew nuts and red chilli powder to it.
  • Mix them till the flour coated well on the chicken pieces.
  •  Heat oil in a pan and fry  ten or twelve chicken pieces at a time.
  • Fry it in a low flame till it turns to golden brown.
  •  Use kitchen paper to remove the excess oil.
  • Now the crispy chicken pakodas are ready to serve.
How will you prepare chicken pakoda?
 
Happy blogging . Have a wonderful day.

 

Friday, 17 May 2013

Simple South Indian Mutton Gravy Recipe / Aattu Kari Kuzhambu Recipe


Hello friends,
                   Sunday is not only a day to  relax ourselves. It is the day to  enjoy the spicy food too. So I prepare chicken or mutton. I learnt this South Indian Mutton Gravy Recipe from my father. He used to prepare once in a week. It will be always very good in taste and flavor. So after my marriage also I do the Mutton Gravy in the same method. My husband and children love the Mutton Gravy. Lets see how to prepare the simple South Indian Mutton Gravy.

Atta Cake / Maida Cake Recipe


Hi friends,
                   Maida cakes are sweet snack which are available in the shops of south India. We call it Bombai Lukkady. We can make them at home too. I always like to give my children the home made snacks.Because they are good for our stomach.  So very often I make some snacks at home. We can store it for even a week. Lets see how to prepare the Maida cakes.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Mango Halwa Recipe / Mambazha Alwa Recipe

                         Mango is a sweet fleshy fruit. In summer, it is available every where. Every one likes to eat  Mangoes in a different way. Some  want to cut  into pieces and eat them. Some want to eat the whole Mango without cutting it. And some people try out some new recipe. Yes, I thought of doing halwa out of  Mangoes. It came out well. So I'm sharing with you the Mango recipe.  Lets move to the preparation method.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Egg Bajji Recipe / Muttai Bajji Recipe

Egg Bjji / Muttai Bajji
 Hello friends,
                      Today I'm going to share with you the method to prepare Egg Bajji / Muttai Bajji . We all know that working moms cannot prepare evening snacks because of their job timings. So they always depend on the snack items available from the shop. But I used to prepare few snacks for my children at home. They are simple to prepare, they do not involve  many procedures and healthy too.Yes its nothing but the steam boiled sweet potatoes, corns and peanuts etc. During holiday , I prepare few snacks like Bajji, Kolukkattai, Puttu , bonda etc.
                    There are many types of Bajjis are there. Like Vazhaikkai / palntain Bajji, onion Bajji, chilli Bajji, bread Bajji etc. All type of Bajjis are so colorful and so tasty too. Lets move to the recipe now.

Monday, 13 May 2013

Simple egg fried rice

Simple Egg Fried Rice
























Hello friends,
               During holidays very often we will receive guests to our home.In such occasion , it is the big question for us to decide what to serve for them.Of course many recipes are there to prepare easily and at the same time tastily. One of such recipes is only this Simple Egg Fried Rice.
The ingredients needed to prepare the simple egg fried rice will be there always in our kitchen. So no need to go to shop.
               Simple Egg Fried Rice is very nutritious and every body can eat it from small children to adult. This we can prepare, when we do not spend more time for cooking. Especially it is suitable for the working people and the bachelors too.Lets see how to prepare this Simple Egg Fried Rice.

Sunday, 12 May 2013

How to make Chicken Fry with Mint Leaves / Pudhina Chicken

Chicken Fry With Mint Leaves / Pudhina Chicken
                                   
                                 Sunday is the only one day in which I used to try any new recipe. Every time when I cook chicken, my son used to tell me, try some thing new. Today I made an attempt to fry the chicken with  mint leaves. I came to know this recipe, when I went to my sister's house one day.It was so tasty .The taste and the aroma that I enjoyed is still in my mind.  Not only that mint leaves are very good for our health. So I want to make and share with you. Lets see how to prepare the chicken with mint leaves. That is pudhina chicken.


Saturday, 11 May 2013

How to make Javvarisi payasam / Sago pudding

Javvarisi Payasam / Sago Pudding
                 
                 Javvarisi payasam is one of the traditional food of Tamil Nadu. It is served in all the marriages. People prepare very often to celebrate their happy moments. Javvarisi payasam occupies main place in any feast of south India. It is very tasty. Every one likes it. Javvarisi and vermicelli are easily digest able.Lets check out the preparation method.

Friday, 10 May 2013

Sweet Kozhukattai / Sweet dumplings made from rice flour

Hello friends,
                        Today we are going check out a recipe called sweet kozhukattai. sweet kozhukattai is very popular in south India. Especially in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Usually sweet kozhukattai is prepared to worship Lord Ganesha on the occasion of Vinayagar Chathurthi. Every body like this sweet kozhukattai, because of its taste. Sweet kozhukattai is prepared in the steam and with out oil. So it is good for our health. Lets see the preparation method.



Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Cucumber Ritha / Vellarikkai Pachadi

Hello friends,
                   Today I'm going to share with you a simple recipe. Its easy to prepare. And that too with out fire. I can see smile on your face. Yes in this hot summer no one likes to stand in front of stove for a long time. For such people I want to remind cucumber recipe.Not only for that, as I told you in the previous recipe, we have to eat the juicy vegetables like cucumber, pumpkin, bottle gourd, carrot, radish etc.
                   cucumber contains 95% water and it is one of the sources of vitamin B . We can eat cucumber with the skin too. In south Tamil Nadu cucumbers are very tasty, when we eat with the skin. But in other places, it tastes little bit bitter. So we do not want to eat with the skin.But we can use such peeled cucumber skin for our skin and hair health, as it cools our body. O.K Lets see how to prepare cucumber ritha.

                                          Cucumber Ritha / Vellarikkai pachadi


Sunday, 5 May 2013

Musk melon juice / Mulampazha juice


Hi friends,
                   Usually during the summer season, we tend to drink a lot instead of eating solid food. So we have to eat a lot of seasonal fruits like Mulam Pazham, kirni palam and water melon to quench the heat.We can consume them as it is like cut them in to small pieces. But I always like to make a juice or gheer out of them. Today I prepared Muzham Pazha juice. Lets see the preparation method of mulam pazha juice.
                                                     Musk Melon / Mulam Pazha juice
                

Friday, 3 May 2013

How to make Masal Vadai / Aama vadai

Hi friends,
                      I am very glad to come back for blogging quiet after a long  time. Today I prepared masala vadai. Its simple and easy to prepare. Children love to eat. Lets see the preparation method.


Friday, 11 January 2013

Sweet Pongal / Sakara pongal

Hi friends,
             Today we'll check out the recipe for the pongal festival.  Usually everybody in Tamilnadu prepare pongal for the harvest festival on 1st of tamil month "Thai".  We clean the house and the previous day of pongal, we celebrate "Bhogi" which means burning the unwanted things . Actually pongal should be prepared in earthen pot.  But here I used the pressure cooker. Pongal festival is celebrated to thank the "Sun" god  (Aadhavan). We worship the God with pongal and sugar cane .