Monthly Archives January 2016

Tomato Rasam – Thakkali Rasam

January 28, 2016 Kuzhambu/Rasam VarietiesTamil New Year Recipes  12 comments

Rasam is always a breeze to make. This Tomato Rasam is no exception to it. The quickest and the most favourite lunch menu for us would be rasam and potato fry. I normally do not store rasam powder as we prefer to have rasam with freshly ground powder. The freshly ground powder does add magic to the rasam. I just make sure to have some minor changes in my rasam powder every time I make it. This Tomato Rasam is also an easy, flavourful and quick rasam.

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Lachha Paratha – Wheat Parotta

January 24, 2016 Roti/Paratha  13 comments

Making Parotta at home was a long time dream for me. This Lachha Paratha is a layered paratha made with whole wheat flour. We used to buy frozen parathas earlier. But after trying this Lachha Paratha, no more buying frozen ones. These are much healthier and easier to make too.. Goes well with any gravy side dish.

Do check my options for side dish HERE..

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Coriander Chutney / Kothamalli Thuvayal

January 17, 2016 Chutney RecipesCondimentsNO Onion NO Garlic  5 comments

After all the festival food, all I wanted was a simple and light meal. So we opted for curd rice and this simple yet lip-smacking Coriander Chutney. It is a truly divine combo. This Coriander chutney / Kothamalli Thuvayal is a tasty multi purpose chutney/thuvayal variety that goes well with idli, dosa & rice. This is a no coconut & no onion-no garlic version. We love to have this spicy, tangy chutney with almost anything and everything…

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Kalkandu Pongal – Sugar Candy Pongal

January 11, 2016 Navaratri SpecialPongal Recipes  9 comments

Pongal festival falls on the 15th of January this year. Am sure all of you will be busy with cleaning and shopping. I usually make Sakkarai Pongal for Pongal festival. This Kalkandu Pongal is a different variety as it is made with kalkandu/sugar candy.. It is a rich, creamy and milky pongal. It  is a very easy sweet that can be had on other days as a dessert too.

Do check my Aval Sakkarai Pongal recipe too..

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Masala Tea – Masala Chai

January 10, 2016 BasicsDrinks  7 comments

Tea is a very common beverage in any Indian household. I had recently posted the Masala Tea Powder recipe.. All these days, we had been consuming normal tea i.e plain tea. After making the masala tea powder, we just love this Masala Tea. This Masala Tea is a such a comforting drink that can be had almost any time during a day!! It is simple to make too. Am sure most of you might know how to make a tea, this post is especially for beginners and bachelors!!

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Rice Kheer – Chawal ka Kheer

January 5, 2016 Gokulashtami RecipesHoli RecipesKarthigai Deepam RecipesNavaratri SpecialSweets/DessertsTamil New Year Recipes  8 comments

Wish u all a very Happy New Year!! Its been quite some time since I disappeared from here. Was very busy with Chotu during the holidays.. Hope u all had a wonderful holiday too. So to begin this year with a sweet note, here I am with this Rice Kheer post which I made for a get-together recently. This is an easy and creamy dessert that can be served hot or cold, with just a few simple ingredients!!

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