Rice floating in paruppu kuzhambhu

Paruppu Kuzhambhu / Spicy Lentil Soup

             In my childhood , our village often suffered powercuts. On those occasions, my mom used to compensate the ‘Edison’less nights  with her moonlight dinner(Nila Choru). My brothers and me sit around her in the moon lit hall , speaking about all good times. The menu would be rice with either this…

Idly and peppery potato kurma

Idly and peppery potato kurma

I was preserving one of my mom’s best dish  for the new year . Oh ,what a pity, my modem went wrong on the new year day , just 10 days after its warranty period.  Can you imagine? I  spent 9 full days without browsing the blogs .  mmm mm…

Magic spice ball

Vadagam- A Must Have In Our Home!

Vadagam is the seasoning balls in our region (Thiruttani, Tamilnadu, India).  Vadagams give a  special aroma to the keerai  and kuzhambhu varieties. It is  usually made by the expert elders of the family for their daughters and the daughter-in-laws. They make it  every year in the summer when the sun is…

Lunch- Rice , capsicum kuzhambhu and potato curry.

Spicy Green Pepper stew / Kuda Milagai Kuzhambu

What if there is a unexpected visitor? What if you went for shopping and came late to home? What if it is raining out and you yearn for something hot and spicy? What if you are lazy and donot want to do the usual sambhars? Then, it is time to tell…

Rice with inji poondu kuzhambhu and potato curry

Inji Poondu Kuzhambu / Ginger Garlic Pulusu/Huli

I studied from hostel and I was the only one who was 3 hrs travel from the home town.All my friends were from far south with atleast 10 hrs travel. So, whenever my mom visits me , she brings this dish for her home sick daughter and friends in a…

Varutha paruppu kuzhambhu

Varutha Paruppu Kuzhambu

This is the most favourite kuzhambu in our family. My amma makes it very often and it is never boring . It tastes so good with the fried vathal (rice crispies). Before digging in the ingredients, I need to tell you about the vadagams (seasoning balls)  we make in our…