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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Vegetable Fried Rice

Fried rice is a popular dish all over the world and it is very very simple and easy to make. You can also try this recipe with leftover veggies, meat, plain white rice. It's a simple, very tasty and satisfying meal. Here is the recipe.

Fried Rice

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Tomato Soup

I love soup at any time of the year but particularly in winter.I could say it's a comfort food on cold winter mornings as they warm up from inside. Hence i just love winter and soup. So today's recipe is a very easy tomato soup which is my all time favorite soup. It taste best when served with bread chunks. Here is the piping hot ladleful of tomato soup. 
Tomato Soup

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Green Beans and Potato Masala

A side dish made with potato and green beans cooked in spice and coconut paste. This goes perfect with hot rotis/ chappathi. Here is the recipe.

Green Beans & Potato Curry

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Ginger Tea

Winter is upon us, nothing is much better than a hot cup of tea on cold winter days.In India,Tea is the most popular beverage. There are many versions and one such is Ginger tea. It has a spicy taste and also it is a good remedy for cold, flu, sore throat etc.. Treat yourself to a piping hot cup of ginger tea after a long workday out. It refreshes your body and your soul.

Ginger Tea

Friday, November 18, 2011

Egg and Soya Chunk Bhurji / Scrambled Eggs with Soya chunks

Many of us have an aversion to soya chunks/nuggets, usually kids and tends to be put in an unfavourable category as well. But it has a lot going for it. It's an excellent source of protein and has many essential vitamins and minerals. Then i thought why don't i add this unfavorite ingredient to an everyone's favourite recipe. Then my mind strikes the recipe Scrambled eggs/ Egg bhurji...i think it would be most favorite's. Try out this recipe.

Egg & Soya Chunk Bhurji

Monday, October 31, 2011

Sweet Potato Roast

Hi All!..Hope everybody had a safe and wonderful Diwali. Thank you everyone for your lovely wishes.Had been to hometown cbe for diwali and had a great time with my family members. Now coming to today's recipe, this is a simple side dish called sweet potato roast. Sweet potato(Sarkaraivalli Kilangu in Tamil) are our favorite and are eaten just by  pressure cooking them.Then i thought why don't i try this like potato fry and ended up making this recipe. This is an absolutely tasty side dish and goes well with hot rice and sambhar/rasam/curd. 

Sweet Potato Roast

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pan Fried Tofu Bites - A quick and easy starter with Tofu

Hi everyone..hope you all had a great weekend. This weekend i made a simple recipe with tofu. As we all know tofu is a soyabean curd made from soya milk, has low cholesterol and fat content. Since it has a delicate flavor it taste best when you add seasoning or marinades and then cooking them. So i just made a simple starter recipe with tofu. This is very simple and really easy to do also.
Pan Fried Tofu Bites

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Pudalangai Kootu(Snakegourd & Dhal Curry)

Pudalangai kootu, a vegetarian side dish and a specialty recipe from Tamilnadu often served with rice and sambhar/rasam. Kootu meaning vegetables cooked along with dhal in coocnut paste. This is one of my favourite side dish. Here's the recipe.
Pudalangai Kootu

Monday, October 03, 2011

Vazhakkai Poriyal/ Raw Plantain

Vazhakkai poriyal / Raw Plantatin , a very very easy to make side dish and served with rice and sambhar/rasam/curd. When you are cooking for large number of people this could be one of the best choice because it reduces the cooking time. Hence in Tamilnadu in olden days this is usually served in most of the weddings. Here is the recipe.
Vazhakkai Poriyal

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Spicy Tomato Rice

Tomato rice is the popular and common variety rice recipe in south india. This is a one pot meal and it can prepared very quickly and also it is one of the ideal lunch box menu. There are so many version to make this rice. Though i have already posted Tomato rice , here is my another version.  For this you need nice tangy and well ripened tomatoes, i have used here is natty tomato which is very juicy and easily cooks. Here's the recipe.

Spicy Tomato Rice

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Spicy Potato

Spicy Potato is one of my favorite dish. This is easy, tasty, spicy that goes perfectly with variety rice or with steaming rice and dhal or curd rice. It is perfect for lunch box or picnic. Here comes the recipe.
Spicy Potato

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Oats and Walnut ladoo

After a short break, i'm back to blogging now. And i'm back with a sweet recipe called Oats and Walnut ladoo.  Because i love the nutty flavor of walnuts, i have used only walnuts in this recipe, you can even substitute mixed dry fruits instead of it and also i have used the sweetener called Karumbu Sakkarai/ Nattu sakkarai in Tamil (Natural unrefined cane sugar). This dessert is simple, healthy and easy to make also.  Here comes the recipe.

Oats and Walnut Ladoo


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Lemon Rice

Lemon Rice is of the popular and common rice dish in South India.Its very easy and prepared in jiffy when you have cooked rice in hand or you have any leftover rice in the fridge you can use that too. It is perfect for picnics and also when you feel lazy and don't feel like spending much time in the kitchen this recipe is a good option. It's taste wonderful when served with potato fry. Here's the recipe.

Lemon Rice

Friday, July 08, 2011

Methi Channa Masala (Chickpeas Gravy with Fenugreek Leaves)

I always love to to eat north indian style side dish for my rotis/chappathis. So i prepared this Methi Chana Masala. I got this recipe from one of my friend and adjusted slightly to my liking. Here is the recipe.

Methi Channamasala

Friday, July 01, 2011

Onion and Tomato Sabji with Fried Paneer

Today's recipe is a simple yet delicious dish - Onion tomato thokku, prepared with easy handy ingredients. This is one of my favorite accompainment for chappathis and dosas. I make this quite often. This recipe works great when you are planning for a trip. This can be used as filling for sandwiches too.Here is the recipe and Happy weekend to all.
Onion Tomato Thokku

Monday, June 20, 2011

Capsicum Chutney

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Today i wanted to make something quick and easy side dish/ gravy for his lunch box to have with chappathi. So i prepared this simple capsicum chutney and its probably one of the simplest side dish that i would make for chappthis/rotis and here's the recipe.
Capsicum Chutney

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Spicy Chicken fry with Fennel seeds and Almonds

A few weeks ago on one sunday I said to him that i am bored of eating chicken masala and also said i don't want to eat deep fried things also. Then he said ok and told that he will cook for me... i cooked biriyani and he cooked this chicken fry...i would definitely say this is the best chicken recipe i ever tasted before. He made this several times by now, but still I'm not bored of it. The thing i liked the most in this recipe is the flavor of the fennel seeds and secondly the crunchiness of almonds.

Chicken fry  with Fennel seeds and Almonds

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Raw Plantain/Banana Fry (Vazhaikai Varuval)

Want to prepare some quick side dish for lunch. Here it is - Raw Plantain fry/ Vazhaikai Varuval is a simple side dish to make and it is great with variety rice, rice with sambar/rasam/curd.This is everyone's favorite at our home.Here comes the recipe.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Potato & Capsicum Fry

Potatoes is a favorite with most of us. And this always makes a super and yummy side dish for rice. Along with potato i added some capsicum which was lying inside the fridge for so many days and made this simple side dish - Potato and Capsicum fry. If you have boiled potatoes ready, this can be done in few minutes using just a few handy ingredients.
Capsicum&Potato Fry

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Tamarind Rice (with leftover rice)

Tamarind rice (Puli Sadham)is a popular recipe of south India. Whenever i have plenty of left over rice, i prepare this. I can say It's the perfect way to use leftover rice and it is easy to prepare also. Just marinate the rice with tamarind pulp, sambar powder, turmeric powder and little salt, cover and keep it overnight. And in the next day morning you just need to do tadka and add the rice. Along with this i prepare some coconut chutney and serve this as breakfast.
Tamarind rice

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Tangy Egg and Drumstick Curry

Today's recipe is an easy, tasty, interesting recipe to add proteins to your diet - Egg and drumstick curry. This is cooked in tamarind gravy and lots of curry leaves are added to enhance the flavour. This tangy egg curry is just awesome when eaten with plain rice and Dal. One of my favourite combo and here's the recipe.



Egg & Drumstick Curry

Friday, February 04, 2011

Back to Blogging......

Sorry, I have been absent for so long time from the blogging world..... the reason is that we just bought a new house and as such we have......had the carpenters working inside and the house were full of boxes, no internet connection ....unpacking and arranging things and so on,......
I feel like finally a little settled now and will be back to blogging and will upload new recipes soon. Hope you friends all are doing well and wishing you all a very " Happy New Year" .

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