Vendakka mezhukkupuratti or Ladies finger fry

 Vendakka mezhukkupuratti  or ladies finger fry In South Indian thali side dish curries are most important. Vendakka mezhukkupuratti or bindi fry is a dry subji without onion and garlic. We can make this with in 10 to 15 minutes. Let us see how to make this easy subji. I cooked the subji in microwave and…

Salad Bowl

Tried my hand at a mixed salad bowl for dinner, I usually love making salads and the dressing. But this one has only salt and pepper with a dash of Italian seasoning. Let’s look at the simple steps Ingredients: 1/2 cup macaroni  (use wheat  macaroni or penne for more healthy version) 1/2 cup chopped carrots…

Methi Roti

Methi roti Methi leaves (fenugreek leaves) are very good for health as they are rich in antioxidant, iron and also a good source of dietary fiber. It is a very good lunch box dish for kids. Kids are very fussy to eat methi since has little bitter taste. But if you are making parathas or…

Idly Rice Kozhukkattai with Dal

Idly rawa and dal kozhukkattai. Kozhukkattai is a traditional breakfast item of South India. It is a steamed dish with rice rawa. We have to soak the rice, strain and dry it, then powder it for making rice rawa. Today instead of doing all of this, I made kozhukkattai with ready made Idly rawa. Added…

Murmura Poha Mixture

I always like to munch something in between meals with less oil. For diet conscious people this mixture is idle. With very few ingredients and spices we can make this mixture with in 10 to 15 minutes.  Preparation time approx 10 to 15 minutes. Ingredients 2 cups Murmura  1 cup very thin poha 1/4 cup…

Pudalanga Mezhukku Puratti or Snake Gourd Fry

In South Indian houses lunch will include sambar, rasam and one subji. Today I made pudalangai subji or mezhukkupuratti in Opos style. Opos means one pot one shot. I learnt this opos  method from Mr. Rama krishnan. I used flash cooking method to make this recipe. Thank you Mr. Rama krishnan for your wonderful method…

Chundakka Vetha Kuzhambu

This one of the authentic dish of Tamilians. Chundakka is Turkish berry in English. Chundakka is soaked in curd and then sun dried form is vethal. It is readily available in the Indian grocery stores. Once it is sundried we can store this for some months. Vethakuzhambu is very spicy, tangy and sweet in taste….

Pappad Cone Chaat

Pappad cone chaat is an easy healthy oil free snack for an evening with a hot cup of coffee or tea. I always prefer oil free snacks. I tried this Pappad cone in the microwave.  Filled the cone with a few fresh veggies and spices. Let us see how to make this cone.  Preparation time approx…

Sevai

Sevai is one of the popular traditional dish of south India. Sevai is the name of steamed rice noodles.Once you prepare the sevai we can make varieties like tamarind sevai, lemon sevai, tomato sevai, sweet sevai etc. Sevai with pulisseri is most popular break fast or dinner dish at home, I have grown eating this…

Gobi Musallam or Baked Whole Cauliflower

Gobi musallam or whole cauliflower is  baked with some Indian spices and Greek yogurt is a  very delicious delicacy. After roasting or baking we can have this as a snack with pudina chutney or we can have this as a side dish for roti. Today I tried my hand at this baked version of Gobi…

Gobi (caulifower) Paratha

Paratha the all time favorite dish is a stomach filling breakfast or lunch or dinner. We can make varieties of parathas. Children who refuse to take vegetables would love to eat parathas with butter. Today I tried cauliflower parathas. Paratha’s are served with curd and pickle. Ingredients 2 cups wheat flour (you can use multi…

Baked Dum Biryani

I have eaten spicy biryani at restaurant many times. I thought of making vegetable biryani at home. Then I was searching for a good recipe and stumbled upon this. I got this recipe from one of my friend.T his baked dum biryani is very simple and easy to make. There is no hassle and you…