Chettinad Mutton Kuzhumbu / Chettinad Mutton Gravy

Chettinad dishes are most popular in southern part of India. You can find chettinad dishes on any restaurant in South India. I love their cuisine, they are spicy, flavourful, full of freshly roasted masala and spice powders. No ready ground spice powders are allowed in their kitchens. Try this recipe and let me know how it turned…

Urulai Pattani Roast / Potato Peas Curry / Aloo mutter Roast

This is my moms recipes. My dad love only this potato curry, non other than any potato recipe. This urulai pattani roast will go with sambar, rasam, chapatti, variety rice etc.,  This makes for a simple yet very very satisfying lunch. Try and let me know how it turns. Serves : 3 Prep Time :…

Idiyappam / Rice Sevai / String hopper / Nool puttu recipe

Idiyappam / Rice sevai / string hopper / Nool puttu are very popular towards South Indian Region. At my mom’s place, she used to serve with coconut milk. In my MIL place, she will serve with veg stew or kuruma. And she used to do many varieties using this rice sevai like lime sevai, coconut…

Vazhakkai Poriyal-Raw Banana (plantain) poriyal

An easy to make, simple preparation straight from South India. A heartwarming mix of spices cooked with coconut and raw bananas. It goes very well with rasam and sambar rice and is commonly served in marriages. Tempering is very important in this recipe. Today we will learn how to make vazhakkai poriyal following this easy recipe….

Matar Paneer Masala/Paneer Mutter Masala

Matar paneer is an North Indian gravy side dish for flat breads such as naan, roti, parathas, but goes very well with rice and pulao also.This is one of my most favorite dish. It has paneer and green peas as main ingredients. Today let us learn how to make matar (peas) paneer (Indian cheese) following this…

Spinach Pulao/Spinach Rice/Palak rice

Spinach Pulao, spinach Rice, Palak Rice, is an easy and healthy one pot meal and quite perfect for kids lunch box too. For making kids to eat spinach, it is easy way. If you want to add veggies, you can.  Here im using coconut milk. If you dont want means, you can add water also….

Kuthiraivali Pongal/Barnyard Millet Pongal

In Tiffin items, i Love pongal a lot. This is my favorite recipe.  I make it quite often too. Using rice to making pongal, me and my hubby are love to have kuthiraivali pongal. I served this with my all time favourite coconut chutney, it was so delicious. You can serve with sambar too. Some health…

Vengayam Thakkali thokku/Onion tomato thokku for idly,dosa,chapatti, picnic combo

Vengayam thakkali thokku or Simple Onion-Tomato Chutney (No Grinding Chutney) is an easy & simple side dish for Idli, dosa & chapathi prepared by cooking onions & tomatoes well with simple, easily available masala items at kitchen until they reach a thokku-like consistency. Onion Tomato Thokku and chapati is a nostalgic dish for a lot of us, Tamilians. Whenever we…

Vendakkai Curry/Ladies Finger Curry

Ladies finger is my hubby’s favorite veggie. Whenever i ask what to cook, he used to say vendakkai. One of my friend request to share recipe in vendakkai. This is quick and easy curry which is made using ladies finger. It is fast to make and needs just a handful of ingredients. Taste great with rasam…

Chicken Pakoda/Pakora

Chicken can be used to make a lot of side and main dishes in various types of cuisines. However, chicken pakora or fried chicken balls are immensely popular with meat lovers. They are easy to make and taste awesome. You can serve them as snacks or starters before the main course. You can make chicken pakoras…