Yearly Archives 2020

Peas Masala – Peas Masala Gravy

September 24, 2020 Dals/Gravies  5 comments

Peas Masala is a yummy side dish that goes well with roti and pulao varieties like Jeera Rice or any mild pulao.. Its super creamy and yummy. Mostly when I run out of vegetables I make this dish, as frozen peas is one vegetable that is always available in my freezer. Comes perfectly to the rescue at the right time πŸ™‚ I had posted this recipe long back, now updated with new pics and video. Do check out the quick video below. If u are interested in Sweet Corn Gravy do check HERE.

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Tulasi Tea | Tulasi Kashayam | Immunity Booster Drink

September 15, 2020 Drinks  No comments

Tulasi Tea or Tulasi Kashayam is a wonder drink made with super simple ingredients. I would say Tulasi is a miracle herb. It is nothing but holy basil. It has a strong and refreshing flavour with loads of health benefits. It is perfect for common cold and flu. There are many varieties of tulasi, but the one we get here is Greek Basil. Have attached a pic of my plant, do have a look if interested. U can call this tea, though I have not added tea leaves/powder here, or kashayam or herbal health drink. Trust me this is such a refreshing drink to boost your immunity. Check out the quick video below..

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Pineapple Rasam – Rasam Varieties

September 3, 2020 Rasam Varieties  No comments

Rasam is a comfort food at all times. This Pineapple Rasam is yet another flavourful and easy rasam variety. The sweetness and slight sourness of pineapple add a magical flavour to this rasam. When we go on a trip or whenever we miss home food, Rasam, Curd rice & potato fry is the default menu that we long for. πŸ™‚ I had this pineapple rasam in mind since a long time, finally sharing it here. Do check my other rasam varieties too if u cant find pineapple. Recipe with video. Check out below.

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Carrot Pickle | Gajar Ka Achar | Pickle Recipes

August 19, 2020 Pickles  No comments

Carrot Pickle is an easy and yummy pickle variety. We usually love pickles especially home made ones. Our all time favourite is this Tomato Pickle. Am not a big fan of carrots, but I like this pickle. This is an instant pickle with not much fancy ingredients. Can be made in a jiffy. All you need to do is slice the carrots thickly, temper and add some seasoning. Is that not simple?!? πŸ™‚ Do check out the quick video.

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Seppankizhangu Fry – Arbi Fry – Arbi Roast

August 5, 2020 Bachelor Friendly RecipesKootu / Poriyal VarietiesNO Onion NO GarlicPotato Recipes  One comment

Seppankizhangu is a variety of potato also known as Arbi, Colocasia, Taro Root but with a sticky nature. All I know is Seppankizhangu πŸ™‚Β  This Seppankizhangu Fry is a simple side dish for rice along with sambar, Β rasam or mor kuzhambu. It is everybody’s favourite in my family. I love seppankizhangu to the core. My most fav combo is with Mor Kuzhambu. Because of its sticky nature, Chotu calls this as sticky potato. Amma tempers this Seppankizhangu fry with ajwain. It gives such a magical aroma & taste to it. For another version of this try this RECIPE.

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Karuveppilai Thuvaiyal – Karuveppilai Thogayal

July 27, 2020 Chutney Recipes  No comments

Karuveppilai Thuvaiyal is a healthy & easy recipe to go with rice or even idli/dosa. I prefer consuming curry leaves in the form of this thogayal or thokku rather than adding it in dishes just for fragrance and discarding it while eating πŸ™‚ And I must mention, curry leaves are expensive here, so no wasting! Karuveppilai or curry leaves is known for its health benefits. Its rich in iron. Thuvaiyal is meant to be thick rather than a normal chutney. Try this Karuveppilai Thokku recipe if interested.

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Sakkarai Pongal – Sweet Pongal – Chakkara Pongal

July 22, 2020 Navaratri SpecialPillayar Chathurthi RecipesPongal RecipesSweets/DessertsTamil New Year Recipes  4 comments

Sakkarai Pongal / Sweet Pongal is an authentic sweet recipe that is made for different festivals to offer as prasadham. As it is Aadi month thought of posting this easy Sakkarai Pongal recipe. Traditionally it is made in a pot for Pongal festival, but here I have used the pressure cooker method for convenience. The best combo for Sakkarai Pongal is Medhu Vadai. Recipe updated with new pics and video πŸ™‚

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Sodhi Recipe – Tirunelveli Sodhi Recipe

July 18, 2020 Kuzhambu Varieties  No comments

Sodhi is a very rich coconut milk based recipe which is native to our place (Tirunelveli). This is a must in our marriages. It is usully made on the next day of the wedding known as Maru Veedu. Our weddings are like a 3 day festival and the highlight is this Sodhi Sapadu. This is served with Inji Thuvaiyal (recipe coming next), potato fry & potato chips. Totally divine. A tip for eating this which many are not aware – It is meant to be eaten like Rasam Rice and not like Sambar Rice. Meaning you must pour more sodhi generously than the amount of rice. Eating this on a banana leaf is a trick yet heavenly. Goes well with dosa as well.

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Paneer Lababdar – Paneer Recipes

July 14, 2020 Paneer Dishes  No comments

Paneer Lababdar is a creamy, delicious paneer recipe which is quite different from the usual Paneer Butter Masala. I came to know about this recipe from a friend. We all really loved it. It is easy to make. No complicated steps, just a few tweaks here and there from the usual paneer gravy and this results in an unique taste. The addition of scrambled paneer does the magic. Goes well with roti, naan & pulao varieties. Do check out the video..

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Chettinad Potato Fry – Baby Potato Fry

July 5, 2020 Kootu / Poriyal VarietiesPotato Recipes  10 comments

Potato is a family favourite!! I think I have told this in as many posts as possible. This Chettinad Potato Fry is no exception to it. This is made with freshly ground spices, which not only enhances the flavour but also adds a magical taste to it. It goes well with rice, rasam or sambar and curd rice! For me a simple rasam and this Chettinad Potato Fry is a feast!! Video updated with video! Check out the video below.. Do check out rasam varieties HERE

Check my other potato recipes HERE..

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