Category Choose your Veggies

Spinach Biryani – Palak Biryani – Pressure Cooker Biryani

May 25, 2021 Biryani/PulaoKeerai/SpinachRice Varieties  No comments

Spinach Biryani is an easy and nutritious one pot meal, perfect for lunch boxes. This Spinach Biryani happened on the day I had nothing in the fridge except for spinach. We were in no mood for Spinach Kootu, rice etc etc. All we wanted was Biryani πŸ™‚ Trust me, this tasted totally yumm! We loved the aroma that filled the house and while opening the cooker. It was just wow! I was actually wondering if I should grind the spinach or use it as is. Ended up with the second choice. Shall update here when I try the other here. Post updated with video..

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Vazhakkai Podi Curry – Raw Banana Poriyal

May 9, 2021 Bachelor Friendly RecipesKootu / Poriyal VarietiesNO Onion NO GarlicTamil New Year RecipesVazhakkai/Raw Banana  One comment

This Vazhakkai Podi Curry or vazhakkai poriyal is a simple side dish for rice, made with freshly ground spices. The freshly ground powder adds a magical flavour to this Vazhakkai Poriyal. Next to potato fry this is the most wanted side dish at home. Β It is so easy to make and perfect for a lazy Sunday.. This poriyal along with rice and rasam is a feast! Post updated with video..

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Baby Potato Roast – How to make Baby Potato Roast

March 22, 2021 Kootu / Poriyal VarietiesPotato Recipes  17 comments

Potato being our family favourite, appears in my kitchen quite often. Especially when I run out of vegetables, this comes to my rescue as it is always in stock. This Baby Potato Roast is a simple, spicy and yummy side dish for rice or roti. With very few simple ingredients, this can be made in a jiffy!!

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Vazhaipoo Pakoda – Banana Blossom Fritters

February 23, 2021 Pakoda RecipesSnacks / StartersVazhaipoo Recipes  No comments

Vazhaipoo Pakoda is a healthy, tea time snack. Vazhaipoo or Banana Blossom is known for its health benefits. This pakoda is a super easy snack, once you are done with cleaning the vazhaipoo. Do check the Vazhaipoo Cleaning Video. Cleaning the vazhaipoo is a time consuming task, but it is worth the effort. Kids might not like Vazhaipoo, this pakoda is a perfect way to sneak in Vazhaipoo. Do check out my other Vazhaipoo recipes.

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Veg Kadai – Kadai Vegetable – How to make Veg Kadai

November 26, 2020 Dals/GraviesMixed Veg  No comments

Veg Kadai is a semi-gravy suitable for phulka, naan or any mild pulao varieities. It is a very popular menu in any north Indian cuisine restaurant. If you are a fan of Paneer, check this Kadai Paneer recipe. This Veg Kadai or Kadai Vegetable however you call it is a combo of colouful vegetables cooked in a tomato gravy along with freshly ground spices. You can serve it dry or as a gravy,semi-gravy. Do check out the video.

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Cup Corn 2 Ways – Butter Corn – Masala Corn

October 2, 2020 Snacks / StartersSweet Corn  No comments

Cup Corn is a popular snack recipe. In India you can see this steaming corn stalls in malls, theatres, super markets & even in front of vegetable shops. The aroma from it would be very tempting. I have shared 2 flavours here – the classic Butter Corn & Masala Corn. Chotu and my mom are big fans for this recipe. Chotu loves this Sweet Corn Gravy too. I prefer using frozen corn as it is super-duper easy. U can use fresh corn too. Check out the cooking tips below and the quick video.

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Peas Masala – Peas Masala Gravy

September 24, 2020 Dals/GraviesGreen Peas  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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Carrot Pickle | Gajar Ka Achar | Pickle Recipes

August 19, 2020 CarrotPickles  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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Sodhi Recipe – Tirunelveli Sodhi Recipe

July 18, 2020 CoconutKuzhambu 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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