Monthly Archives February 2014

Potato Broad-Beans Fry – Potato Recipes

February 27, 2014 BeansDry SabjiNO Onion NO GarlicPotato Recipes  6 comments

This Potato Broad-Beans fry is a simple stir fry. This is my favourite since childhood. We call this Aloo-Avarakkai. I dont know from where we derived this name, as Aloo is in hindi & Avarakkai is in tamil. Funny na?? But we call it that way 🙂 It goes well with rice (rasam, sambar, curd) & chapathi or even bread. I purposely prepare a little extra & use the left over sabji to make a grilled sandwich. Yumm!! Do check my entire Potato Recipes collection HERE. 

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WordPress Family Award

February 26, 2014 Awards  3 comments


Yes, yet another award 🙂 I am so excited & thrilled to share with all of you the “WordPress Family Award”.  As the name implies it is given to bloggers who are part of the WordPress family and I am proud to be one!!

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Kara Chutney – How to make Kara Chutney

February 24, 2014 Chutney RecipesSide Dish for Idli/Dosa  5 comments

Kara Chutney is a hot & spicy red chutney that goes well with idli, dosa, & kuzhi paniyaram. Its a popular Chettinad chutney variety made. Its very easy to make too.. All u need are simple ingredients that are normally available in your pantry. Do try my entire chutney collection HERE.

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Arachuvitta Vathakuzhambu – Vathakuzhambu

February 20, 2014 Kuzhambu Varieties  4 comments

Vathakuzhambu is our family favourite. This arachuvitta vathakuzhambu is a very easy, flavourful kuzhambu with freshly ground spices and the goodness of manathakkali vathal (black nightshade/wonder berry). Its divine when served with hot steamed rice along with a dollop of gingely oil. The best combo would be with curd rice 🙂 My personal favourite is this Mochai Kuzhambu.

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Kuzhi Paniyaram – Easy Kuzhi Paniyaram

February 15, 2014 Breakfast/DinnerSnacks / Starters  5 comments

Kuzhi Paniyaram is a popular South Indian recipe that is made with idli/dosa batter. That’s a short-cut method though!! This is the traditional method of making it. It can be served as an evening snack or for breakfast/dinner. Once you have the batter ready it can be made in a jiffy….

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No Bake Choco-Nutty Biscuit Cake

February 13, 2014 Baked GoodiesBars N CookiesCakes/MuffinsChristmas RecipesKids Bay  9 comments

This No Bake Choco-Nutty Biscuit Cake is one simple recipe that I used to make during my childhood days. Amma would happily permit me to make this as it does not involve much cooking, ONLY refrigerating :). Its so easy that even a kid can make with minimum help from a grown-up. A perfect dessert for kids birthday parties too !!! Do try my Peanut Butter Fudge which is also a no bake cake.

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Eggless Sugar Cookies – Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing

February 10, 2014 Baked GoodiesBars N CookiesChristmas RecipesKids Bay  4 comments

I have always had a crush to make cookies/biscuits at home. After a lot of research,finally ended up making these Eggless Sugar cookies with royal icing. These are crispy, yet melt in the mouth cookies that anybody would love to have. No wonder Chotu was amazed at seeing them and refused to share with anyone. He also placed an order with me for the next batch once this gets over 🙂 These Jam Cookies are his favourite too.

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Semiya Upma – Vermicelli Upma – Easy Semiya Upma

February 6, 2014 Bachelor Friendly RecipesBreakfast/Dinner  2 comments

Semiya Upma – Vermicelli Upma is a simple & easy breakfast/dinner recipe. Loaded with vegetables it serves as a complete meal by itself.

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Podalangai Poricha Kootu – Snake Gourd Poricha Kootu

February 4, 2014 Kootu / Poriyal VarietiesPudalangai/Snake GourdTamil New Year Recipes  4 comments

Podalangai Poricha Kootu is a very simple South Indian dish that goes well rice. It is very easy to make with very less oil. This can also be had with rice, rasam or any kuzhambu and chapathi/roti too. We love this Chow Chow Kootu the best. The addition of freshly ground spices makes it different from the normal kootu. It is a traditional South Indian recipe.

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