Monthly Archives November 2014

Tomato Thokku – Tomato Pickle

November 30, 2014 CondimentsNO Onion NO GarlicPickles  9 comments

The word tomato thokku/tomato pickle makes me drool!! Slurp!! Its such a multi-purpose side dish that I can have this tomato pickle with almost anything and everything!!. I have already posted a tomato thokku recipe earlier. This one is my cousin’s version, yet another hit in our house.. If u r looking for a No onion No garlic recipe, this is the one for u!!

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Moong Dal Payasam – Paruppu Payasam

November 27, 2014 Gokulashtami RecipesKarthigai Deepam RecipesNavaratri SpecialPillayar Chathurthi RecipesShivaratri RecipesSweets/DessertsTamil New Year Recipes  7 comments

I love any kind of payasam, or any sweet for that matter. Moong Dal Payasam / Paasi Paruppu Payasam is a very easy South Indian payasam (kheer). As Karthigai Deepam is on Dec-5th, thought of posting this payasam recipe. My version of Moong Dal Payasam is with coconut milk. It is very flavourful and just tastes divine.

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Homemade Sambar Powder – Sambar Podi

November 25, 2014 Podi/Powders  9 comments

Sambar is a must in every South Indian household. This post is about Homemade Sambar Powder / Sambar Podi.. Am sure all of u will agree that homemade is the best and nothing can beat this freshly ground homemade sambar powder. I use it to make Sambar, kootu,poriyal and vatha kuzhambu too. It is a universal powder. Everyone has their own version and this is Amma’s recipe. I always bring a batch from home whenever we go to India.

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Carrot Soup

November 20, 2014 Kids BaySoups  11 comments

Soups are always comforting during a cold/rainy day. Winter is already here and we are really craving to have something hot these days. This carrot soup is a satisfying and flavourful soup. Packed with the goodness of carrots, this creamy soup is filling too. Kids would definitely love it. Its a good way to include some wholesome veggies to your diet. Its an easy one pot soup making it a no stress, no mess recipe.

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Ellu Thuvaiyal – Sesame Chutney

November 17, 2014 Chutney Recipes  5 comments

Ellu Thuvaiyal / Sesame Chutney is an easy and healthy chutney with sesame seeds. It pairs perfectly with Ulutham Paruppu Sadham which I had posted last week. No tempering is required as such for this ellu thuvaiyal. Thuvaiyal is normally a chutney that is in thick consitency, If u want to serve this with idli/dosa u can adjust the consistency accordingly.

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M&M Cookies – Smarties Cookies

November 13, 2014 Baked GoodiesBars N CookiesChristmas RecipesKids Bay  2 comments

M&M or Smarties are always kids favourites. Its my favourite too. They are totally addictive. I wanted to post a kids recipe for Children’s Day and here you go with M&M Cookies/Smarties Cookies. These are super easy to make and are a definite treat to kids as well as adults. These are soft,chewy and crunchy cookies. U can use M&M’s or smarties, whichever u prefer..

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Ulutham Paruppu Sadham – Urad Dal Rice

November 10, 2014 Rice Varieties  7 comments

Uluthum Paruppu Sadham/Urad Dal rice is an easy and healthy one pot meal. It is a traditional lunch menu of Tirunelveli. This is served specially to teenage girls during puberty. Urad Dal is rich in calcium and helps to strengthen bones. The complete combo would be Ulutham Paruppu Sadham, ellu thuvayal (recipe coming next), Aviyal and/or vathal. This can be made with split white urad dal or the black ones with skin. I have used white urad dal as Chotu does not like the look of the black ones and says “NO” immediately. Black Urad Dal is much healthier than this.

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Cabbage Fry – Cabbage Stir Fry

November 4, 2014 Dry SabjiKids Bay  6 comments

First of all, sorry for disappearing from here after Diwali. We had been on a vacation to the US. Had a lovely and hectic vacation. Getting back to my routine slowly. Hope u all had a wonderful Diwali. Did not want to miss posting some Diwali recipes, so somehow managed to do it. 🙂

Coming to Cabbage fry recipe. This has been lying in my drafts since a long time. Using it at the right time as am still not in any mood to click and cook. This is a simple and easy stir fry suitable for roti as well as rice. Once u are done with chopping the veggie, it can be made very quickly with the commonly available ingredients in your pantry.

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