Potato Curry

Potato curry is a simple and tasty dish. Everyone loves potatoes and we use it in different ways. This recipe is my all-time favorite and its made using homemade curry powder (Refer recipe here) . It goes well with sambar rice, curd rice, morkulambu, lemon rice. Refer other potato recipes: Babypotato fry and Poori Masala  Ingredients: Potato – 1/2 kg Onion – 1 Tomato – 1 (small sized) Garlic cloves – 4 to 5 … Continue reading Potato Curry

Stuffed Sweet Idiyappam / String hopper

Idiyappam / Stringhopper is a traditional dish of SouthIndia especially in chettinad cusine.  Idiyappam gets easily digested as it is steamed and it is perfect for breakfast or as a snack. This one has a sweet filling. You can also make plain idiyappam without the coconutfilling and serve it with vegetable kurma or any other spicy gravy. Other chettinad cusine recipes are Aappam, Kara paniyaram(Savoury version), Karupatti paniyaram(Sweet … Continue reading Stuffed Sweet Idiyappam / String hopper

SouthIndian Style Vegetable Kurma

SouthIndian style vegetable kurma is a flavourful recipe and an perfect accompainment for chapathi or any Indian bread varieties. In most SouthIndian hotels, Vegetable kurma is served as a sidedish for chapathi and also for Idiyappam / String hopper. This recipe uses both powdered as well as whole spices, especially the Kalpasi (Stone flower) adds depth and aroma to the gravy, making it flavourful and delicious. You can refer … Continue reading SouthIndian Style Vegetable Kurma

Foxtail Millet Pongal / Thinai Pongal

Foxtail millet / Thinai arisi was one of the staple food in ancient days. Millets are called as sirudhaniyam in tamil and its popular in Tamilnadu. Thinai / Foxtail millet is a vegan food and also gluten free cereal. It is rich in protiens, and low in fat and has good amount of fiber content, calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium and carbohydrates.(Source: Google) I have already … Continue reading Foxtail Millet Pongal / Thinai Pongal

Tamarind Rice / Puliyodharai

Tamarind rice / Puliyodharai is an evergreen dish of Tamilnadu.This rice is offered as prasadam in temples of Tamilnadu. This is a perfect dish for travel or a trip as it does not get spoiled easily. Pulikachal / tamarind rice paste and the spice powder are the two pre-preparations that should be done before preparing tamarind rice. We can prepare tamarind rice whenever we want instantly … Continue reading Tamarind Rice / Puliyodharai

Pepper Chicken Dry

Pepper chicken dry is an easy dish that can be served with Rice, Roti and  Aappam. Its an perfect dish to serve for guests on a rainy evening and does not involve much ingredients. Freshly ground pepper powder provides an excellent flavour to the dish. You can adjust the quantity of pepper powder as you like. Here, I have given the measurements for medium spiced Pepper chicken … Continue reading Pepper Chicken Dry

Chanadhal Masala

Chanadhal masala is a mild flavoured recipe that can be done in minutes. Chanadhal is used in our recipes mostly as one of the ingredients. This recipe uses chanadhal as a main ingredient. It can be had with any spicy gravy like Vathal kuzhambu , tamarind based spicy gravies and roti. Ingredients: Chanadhal – 100gms Onion – 1 Chayote / Chow-Chow – 1/2 cup (chopped) Homemade … Continue reading Chanadhal Masala