Amla pickle | nellikkai pickle | Gooseberry pickle

Amla pickle is called as Nellikai in tamil which is prepared by sauteing sesame oil,mustard seeds,red chili powder,fenugreek seeds,hing,salt,tamarind,jaggery and steamed amla/gooseberry/nellikkai fruit till it is cooked well for about 10-15 mins.Whenever my granny comes to our home she prepares this pickle with loads of love 🙂 .This tastes sour & bitter but after adding…

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Prawn Thokku | Prawn fry

Prawn Thokku is traditional South Indian recipe which is made with chopped onion,tomato ,prawn and spices to form thick curry consistency and goes well with rice,dosa,idly and chapati too.This is really very tasty and easy side dish for busy day.You can also check out how to clean and devein the prawn.I usually love Rasam sadam and…

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Baked Nethili fry | Crispy Smelt fry

Baked Nethili fry is healthy version of Nethili or Smelt fish starter which is oven fried with Indian spices and glazed with sriracha sauce which enhances the flavor of this recipe.Baked Nethili fry is simple and easy to prepare as it needs only simple pantry ingredients.I pretty much love the deep fried Nethili fry 😀…

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Curry leaves powder | Karuveppilai Podi

Curry leaves powder is South Indian healthy and Vegan spicy powder which is prepared by grinding roasted curry leaf,red chili , garlic cloves,tamarind,urad dal,channa dal & hing.My granny always prepares this curry leaves powder whenever she comes to our home , She always feeds us this curry leaves powder along with rice and ghee 😀…

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Vendakkai fry | Okra fry

Vendakkai fry is simple and simple South Indian side dish for rice or roti where okra is cooked slowly with onions and mild spices which is perfect for vendakkai/okra/ladies fingers lovers 😉 😉 . And my Grandma always insist me not to waste okra in plate as I don’t like Okra during my childhood but…

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Methi dal | Vendhaya keerai parupu kadaiyal

Methi dal is the nutritious dish in the planet as every green leafy varieties have unique health benefits .This Methi dal would taste little bitter but has loads of health benefits . My mom always tells me to include methi/Vendhaya keerai in any form at least once in a week like Methi thepla (if you mix the…

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Pulicha keerai thokku | Gongura Chutney

Pulicha keerai or Gongura chutney is popular dish in South India which is served along with dosa or idly and i love eating it along with  Quinoa curd rice to make it healthy.Adding sesame oil in this dish makes it more flavorful and this can be stored for about a week in sterilized glass container…

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Kale Fry | Kale Keerai Poriyal

Kale Fry or Kale poriyal is very nutritious green leafy side dish which is good source of fiber and protein so I make sure to have at least once in 10 days.This Kale Fry recipe just takes 20 mins to cook to enhance its flavor garnish with coconut flakes.This goes well with Vatha kulambu , Golden…

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Ennai kathrikai Fry (Brinjal/Eggplant fry)

Ennai kathrikai Fry is authentic South Indian side dish which is prepared with Eggplant/Brinjal, roasted powder of coconut,channa dal,urad dal,pepper to give wonderful flavor without using onion or garlic in this recipe.This Ennai kathrikai Fry recipe takes only 20 mins to cook and tastes soo yummy !!! My mom always serves this with curd rice…

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Prawn Curry |Shrimp Curry|Eral kurma

Prawn Curry is delicious and finger licking sea food recipe which is prepared with Indian spices,coconut,curry leaf to give a wonderful flavor to Prawn Curry.I always ask my granny to prepare this recipe whenever I visit her 😉 😉 as she grinds everything in Ammi Kal instead of food processor which enhances the taste of this…

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Kadai Paneer Masala | Cottage cheese curry

Kadai Paneer Masala is one of the most popular paneer recipe which is spiced up with paneer/Indian cottage cheese , capsicum/bell pepper,onion and tomato paste in gravy consistency.This goes well with jeera rice or Chapathi. You can also impress your loved ones with this Kadai paneer masala and I am sure they will love this…

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Strawberry jam without pectin

Strawberry jam is very easy  and simple recipe made with three ingredients as strawberry,sugar,lemon juice and no artificial preservatives.Once cooled store in sterilized bottle with no moisture content in it and then refrigerate where shelf life of this homemade Strawberry jam would be a month and once all the jam gets over then you can prepare…

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Kadai Mushroom gravy

Kadai Mushroom is quick recipe where mushroom is sauteed with onion , spiced and tangy tomato puree along with capsicum and dry methi leaf which gives wonderful flavor to this recipe and goes well with chapathi/Indian flat bread or jeera/cumin rice . You can also make it rich by using cream or cashew paste to this gravy….

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Tomato chutney | Thakkali chutney

Tomato chutney is traditional South Indian side dish for dosa,idly or oats upma which is prepared by grinding cooked tomato,onion,red chili powder,garlic,green chili,turmeric powder into fine paste. This tangy and spicy Tomato chutney is easy and quick recipe which can be prepared within 20 mins.I always ask my mum to prepare this Tomato chutney with hot Idly…

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Dal tadka | Dal fry

Dal tadka is Popular Punjabi recipe which is prepared by cooking toor dal with onion,tomato and tempered with oil or ghee ,cumin seeds,red chili,garlic,ginger,dry methi leaf  and the most important is the pearl onion which gives extra flavor to dal so dont miss to add pearl onions. This can be served with Jeera rice or…

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Peanut Chutney | Peanut Vegan Dip

Peanut chutney is traditional South Indian Vegan side dish for dosa or idly or adai even it goes well roti .  Peanut chutney is quick zero oil recipe which is prepared by dry roasting peanut and grinding with tamarind,garlic,salt,water,red chili.You can also roast garlic ,red chili along with peanut but i love using raw garlic and…

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Onion Chutney | Vengayam Chutney

Onion chutney is perfect South Indian traditional side dish for dosa or idly , adai. This is quick and simple chutney recipe and the secret in making yummy chutney is adding more oil 😉 and cooking the onions in medium flame till it changes its color to slight brown and then grinding to fine paste. If…

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Gobi Tikka Masala | Cauliflower curry

Gobi Tikka Masala is Indian curry vegetarian recipe ideal for guests or parties which tastes yum ♥ … Gobi Tikka Masala is prepared by shallow frying the marinated cauliflower and then cooking with homemade spice mixture ,onion,tomato and ginger garlic paste ,curd ,hot sauce (secret ingredient which enhances the taste ;))and to give richness to masala…

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Soyabean fry | Soyachunk fry | Meal maker fry

Soyabean fry is very nutritious recipe which is prepared by marinating the boiled soya chunk with ginger garlic paste,sambar powder,garam masala and lime and then sauteing with onion and tomato. Soyabean fry goes very well with curd rice.This would be perfect side dish for lunch box too.You can also check out soyachunk kabab recipe too…

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Capsicum Gravy

Capsicum Gravy is thick vegetarian side dish which is prepared with capsicum,spice mixture and coconut paste to give delicious flavor and goes very well with roti or jeera rice or even with any pulao. This gravy would be loved by people who love capsicum and I love a lot with jeera rice 😀 Detailed recipe:…

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Palak Paneer (Spinach Cottage cheese)

Palak Paneer is the most famous Indian dish which would be loved by all.This would be perfect dish for pregnant women as it contains iron and boosts the immune system.This is prepared by adding masala powder to the spinach and homemade paneer and dont add too much of masala as it will spoil the taste…

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Salmon Fry | Meenu varuval |Fish Fry

Salmon Fry is very healthy recipe which is prepared by marinating overnight with spice mixture and shallow frying it in medium flame for about 20 mins to get delicious and healthy Salmon Fry. As salmon contains omega 3 fatty acids and health benefits I try to eat one piece of this fish during my lunch…

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Kala chana gravy | Black chickpea gravy

Kala chana gravy or kondakadali or black chickpea gravy would be awesome for appam,roti or even with rice!!!!! This dish is prepared with coconut paste which makes this gravy rich and tasty …my mom always prepares this for appam 😀 . Kala chana is very healthy and it is good to include in our diet…

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Cauliflower Kurma | Cauliflower curry

Cauliflower Kurma is thick gravy which is prepared as side dish for roti or with jeera rice or even it tastes good with pulao 🙂 This is one of my favorite most of what my mom prepares for my lunch box!!!Any dish which contains coconut paste that would be my favorite and this Cauliflower Kurma comes…

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Bharwan Bhindi | Stuffed Okra

Bharwan Bhindi or Stuffed Okra is delicious crispy tangy okra recipe that is stuffed with masala powder which contains besan /chickpea flour,ginger garlic paste,chili,cumin,turmeric power,amchur. This is slow cooked for about 20 mins till crispy  and make sure Okra to be dry and then stuff the masala inside it.Bharwan Bhindi is soo delicious which will…

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Mackerel fry | Ayala Varuval

Mackerel fry is called as ayala meen varuval in tamil ,this recipe would be perfect side dish for curd rice or meen kulambu with rice ! I and my family loves this recipe which will have Spicy tangy flavor … My granny used to grind everything in ammikallu (grinding stone) omg that taste would be…

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Green peas masala (Dry matar)

Green peas masala is tasty side dish for roti/chapati or jeera rice and including this green peas in chat items also tastes yum!!! I remember during my childhood mom used to take me and bro to dhai vada shop after tuition on weekends where they used to mix this Green peas masala ,boiled potatoes, dahi…

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Baigan ka salan | Eggplant Curry

Baigan ka salan is very rich thick gravy recipe and perfect side dish for briyani or roti where peanut ,sesame seeds and coconut is grinded to fine paste which makes salan rich and thick and spice powder, fried brinjal/eggplant.I love to eat brinjal only when my mom prepares this baigan ka salan or sometimes ennai kathrikai…

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Tomato Thokku | Thakkali thokku

Tomato Thokku is one of the tastiest homemade pickle which is prepared with 4 main ingredients as tomatoes,fenugreek seeds,red chili,tamarind,Sesame oil.During tomato season my mum prepares this in huge quantity and serves us with dosa/roti or rice with sesame oil on top of it !!!!! Preparing this thokku is pretty easy in home and anything…

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Potato poriyal | Potato Roast

Potato poriyal or potato roast is simple South Indian recipe where potato is boiled and roasted with spice powder which goes well with sambar rice or curd rice.Cooking potato along with rice in same pressure cooker saves time especially for the office goers this would be best method or you can microwave 2 potatoes for…

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