Category Kootu / Poriyal Varieties

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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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

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Capsicum Paruppu Usili – Bell Pepper Usili

November 21, 2019 Kootu / Poriyal Varieties  No comments

Capsicum Paruppu Usili, Yes u read it right! I never knew capsicum can be made in paruppu usili style until I tasted it a friend’s place. Really loved it. Thanks “J” for the idea πŸ™‚ Usually paruppu usili is made with beans, vazhaipoo, cluster beans… Capsicum adds a zing to it. Unlike beans or vazhaipoo, capsicum gets cooked very quickly. Goes well with sambar, rasam or mor kuzhambu. Check out the video..

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Vazhaipoo Paruppu Usili – Vazhaipoo Usili

September 10, 2019 Kootu / Poriyal Varieties  No comments

Vazhaipoo Paruppu Usili is a traditional recipe. Paruppu Usili is nothing but a blend of lentils and spices, which is then mixed with vazhaipoo or other veggies. Paruppu Usili can be made with beans, cluster beans too. It is actually a handy recipe to increase the quantity of poriyal when u end up buying a little less of the veggie. It tastes awesome with Mor Kuzhambu. Mor Kuzhambu & Beans Usili is the normal “Hit” combo at home. This was good too. πŸ™‚Β  Cleaning Vazhaipoo is a cumbersome task, but it is worth its health benefits. Check HERE for the cleaning process with video.

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Sweet Potato Tawa Fry – Sweet Potato Fry

September 25, 2017 Kootu / Poriyal VarietiesPotato Recipes  One comment

Tawa frying veggies has been my long time wish. I have seen many people tawa frying yam. I made this Sweet Potato Tawa Fry last week and it was a super hit. I somehow feel like making some non-veg as it resembles fish fry. Sweet Potatoes were the best to tawa fry as they get cooked very quickly. They were sweet, spicy, crispy.. Yumm!! I guess this will be on repeat mode for a while. πŸ™‚ All u need is to plan 30 mins for the marinating part, otherwise it can be made in just 15 mins. Check my sweet potato fry recipe too.

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Stuffed Brinjal Fry – Stuffed Brinjal Curry

March 28, 2017 Dry SabjiKootu / Poriyal Varieties  2 comments

Brinjal is my all time favourite! I can eat brinjal in any form. This Stuffed Brinjal Fry is a simple and flavourful curry to go with rice or roti. The freshly ground masala does the magic here. Usually the stuffing will be made with peanuts and sesame seeds. Since am not a big fan of that combo, have changed the flavours according to our taste buds. If u are like me, try this combo. Have given the usual masala powder option in the tips. Ennai Kathirkkai is my favourite too.

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Potato Puttu – Urulaikizhangu Puttu

March 15, 2017 Kootu / Poriyal VarietiesPotato Recipes  6 comments

Puttu is basically peeled and mashed vegetable that is tempered with spices, green chillies and onion. This Potato Puttu is a simple yet flavourful side dish for rice. This goes well with sambar, rasam & most of all with any spicy kuzhambu. Usually I make some kootu variety to pair with it, but this Potato Puttu is also a favourite at home. When we get bored with the usual potato fry with all the masalas, I make this much milder version.

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Spicy Baby Potato Roast – Small Potato Fry

March 1, 2017 Kootu / Poriyal VarietiesPotato Recipes  3 comments

Potato will always be in the weekly veggies shopping list. I always make sure that it tastes different every time I cook it. This Spicy Baby Potato Roast is yet another easy and yummy version of potato fry. Not much fancy ingredients or any sort of grinding is needed here. It can be made in less than 30 minutes flat. Goes well with rice, roti or even bread. Usually the leftover (if any) goes into the making of sandwich – my favourite πŸ™‚ Any variety rice – Tamarind Rice or Lemon Rice or Coconut Rice and this potato fry is a divine combo!!

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Chow Chow Kootu – Chayote Kootu

February 6, 2017 Kootu / Poriyal Varieties  5 comments

Kootu is a South Indian side dish for rice made with veggies, lentils and coconut. Chow Chow Kootu is a simple kootu variety that goes well with rice. Our family favourite combo is with rice & Poondu Kulambu, though we like to have with sambar as well. It tastes good with chapathi or mixed with plain rice too. I normally prefer adding a handful of moong dal or chana dal while making the kootu. Do check my Podalangai Poricha Kootu which is quite a spicy version of kootu.

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Beetroot Fry – Beetroot Poriyal

November 17, 2016 Dry SabjiKootu / Poriyal Varieties  2 comments

Beetroot Fry is a simple yet yummy stir fry which I make quite often. I am always in the look of some sabji to pair with roti and dal, which is our usual lunch menu during week days. This Beetroot Fry has a simple twist which makes it suitable for both roti as well as rice. Though am not a big fan of beetroot, Chotu and hubby love it. U can either grate the beetroot or chop it finely like I have done. I personally dont prefer the grating part, Lazy me!!

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