Menthi kura pappu

Menthi Kura Pappu

Menthi kura pappu – A simple yet healthy dish.  Menthi is rich in iron and recommended for lactating women,  diabetic patients not limiting to  anemia, stomach disorders etc. There are numerous ways to include methi in our diets like paratha, curry , kura. This particular dish is famous in Andhra…

Chettinad Chicken kuzhambu

Chettinad Chicken Kuzhambhu

This dish is a favourite Sunday dish in our house, a day when we all meet at our native. This is an aromatic tender chicken dish that will entice everyone. Calls for a variety of spice and coconut , infusing the chicken with delightful flavors.

Peerkangai kootu / Ridge guard curry

Peerkangai Kootu / Ridge gourd curry

There are certain dishes for which you don’t need to tell  your mind to plan , size, and execute. All that you may have to say to yourself is that ‘I am making kootu for lunch’. The execution is almost effortless and flows like a river that knows the destination….

coconut rice

Thengai Sadham / Coconut Rice

Long gone are the days when you were not sure if the coconut you are buying is going to be fresh.. There were days you drove 18 miles to Devon Street (Chicago) only to realize 2 out of 3 coconuts you picked were rotten. Not any more. In Chennai, you…

Kongura pachadi

Having A Wonderful Summer…Kongura Pachadi

This summer is rolling full of fun and experiments. (More on experiments later ;)….) The main reason being the trip to my homeland -India. I am back with loads of memories just like the mangoes in this truck. Soo colorful and vibrant   Just like the rain drops in the…

Chow chow poriyal

Chow Chow Poriyal/ Spicy Chayote Curry

Our town lies in the border of Tamilnadu and Andhra pradesh. Just like our people speak both languages, they also practice both cuisines in their day  to day life. It is hard, atleast for me, to define which dish belongs to which state. The other day, when my husband bought Chayote, I thought of…

Avarakai poriyal

Avarakai Poriyal / Indian Beans Curry

A simple curry  for a normal day meals. This is totally satisfying when done in the right way. If it is slightly undercooked or when not seasoned with adequate oil, will leave you disappointed.  This is the way my grandma cooks this veggie, and it has never let me down….

Kosu kootu

Kosu Kootu / Cabbage- Lentil Medley

This is everybody’s favourite  at our home.  It is good enough  with rice  all by itself and you will not even ask for a sambhar or kuzhambhu. The little  coconut chunks in it  makes it more interesting and makes you to expect a sudden surprise when eating.  The nutty taste…

Garlic rice

Poondu satham / Garlic rice

This is a simple recipe but a very helpful postnatal diet. I had made this several times and found this as  the easiest, yet a tasty way to include garlic in my postnatal diet.  I found this recipe  in a supplement of a tamil magazine. Ingredients: Cooked rice – 2 cups Small…

Vegetable pulav with raita

The ‘No Spit’ Vegetable Pulav

‘Thinnai pechu veenaa pochu’ goes a famous tamil saying . It means that all chitchat is a waste of time. I agree, but in one such  kind of gala chat I had with my friends back home,  we started  talking about food and it ended up like a recipe exchange…

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