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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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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ . 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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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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ as she grinds everything in Ammi Kal instead of food processor which enhances the taste of this…

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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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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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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 ๐Ÿ˜€ . 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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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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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Manga pachadi | raw mango recipe

Manga pachadi is recipe which is prepared on Tamil new year along with sambar,masala vadai , payasam (Sweet) and appalam ! During this day it would be like festival of food because my mom prepares all my favorite food items for lunch ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ Manga pachadi  tastes sweet and tangy together which my mom and husband…

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Chicken leg roast | Chicken drumstick roast

Chicken leg roast is mouthwatering appetizer which is prepared in healthy manner by shallow frying the chicken leg piece instead of deep fry.This goes well with briyani or curd rice or just as an appetizer with lemon and onion.Both the kids and adults will love this delicious recipe.To make it more healthier remove the skin…

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Chicken liver pepper fry in 10 mins

Chicken liver pepper fry is delicious starter or side dish for rice or roti which has pepper flavor all over the chicken liver which makes it more tempting and mouthwatering.To impress guest by cooking with just 10 mins is awesome right?? Cook time for this Chicken liver pepper fry is just 10 mins and tasty…

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Vazhaipoo kootu |Banana flower curry

Vazhaipoo kootu is prepared with chopped banana flower, grinded coconut paste , moong dal & spices.Vazhaipoo or banana flower is rich in fiber and very healthy to include in your diet especially for the women.As we are including coconut & dal it decreases the bitterness and enhances the taste too. Puli kulambu and vazhaipoo kootu is…

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Egg fry | Muttai Varuval

Egg fry isย quick tasty starter for your guests by just boiling the egg and adding chili/pepper powder and salt to it or cooking the boiled egg with onion,chili powder ,sambar powder and salt.If you are new to cooking then egg helps a lot to make tastier recipes and if you are throwing party then prefer…

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Vazhaipoo poriyal |Banana flower fry

Vazhaipoo poriyal is very healthy recipe as it is rich in fiber and very healthy to include in your diet especially for the women.Many people don’t like to  eat it because of its bitterness including me ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ . But no worries ………..I will show you how to eat it in healthier fashion and make it…

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Beetroot Poriyal |Beetroot Fry

Beetroot Poriyal is very easy and quick healthy side dish which is tempered with urad dal ,channa dal ,curry leaf and it goes well with Curd rice or Bisibellabathย . As i love to eat this Beetroot Poriyal with curd riceย my mom prepares this for ย my lunch box. Beetroot is rich in iron which is high…

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Aloo Palak |Potato Spinach curry

Aloo Palak is prepared with boiled potato and spinach puree.This tastes so creamy and goes well with roti or naan or plain rice.Spinach is low in fat and cholesterol so do include spinach in your diet plan.You can prepare healthy lunch box with dry chapati and aloo palak as side dish.You can also check out…

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Asparagus Fry

Asparagus Fry is good source of  fiber and act as antioxidant.Chop asparagus into small pieces and avoid the white part of the stem.You can roast or steam the chopped asparagus and season it based on your choice and as this is water less method all the nutrients are preserved in this dish.Asparagus more or less…

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Mutton Chukka (Mutton Varuval)

Mutton Chukka is tempting and mouth watering spicy dry curry as we all know ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ .My mom prepares this with Curd rice or Rasam rice โ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅ .I just love the spicy flavor of this recipe and it blends well with roti or rice or parotta. Preparing Mutton Chukka is not rocket science it tastes…

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Onion Raita | Vengaya thayir pachadi

Onion Raita acts as awesome side dish for briyani , kebab and parathas. Adding shallots to any dish it just enhances the taste and moreover shallots are more nutritious than onion so i used shallots instead of onion in this recipe.If you are conscious about using full fat curd then use low fat curd but…

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Cucumber Raita |Cucumber Dip

Cucumber Raita is my favorite and to beat the summer you can have it like a salad. Grate the cucumber finely and Squeeze the excess water from it and then add curd,salt,cumin powder,coriander leaf.To make thick curd use colander so that excess water is drained out. It tastes soo yummy with kebab or tandoori. Ingredients:…

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Fish Fry |Meenu Varuval

Fish Fry is very easy and healthy which can be served in meal or starter.This dish is marinated with simple spicy mixture and this would be perfect for the guests as starter and also goes well as side dish to curd rice or sambar rice.You can also check out Salmon fry ,Mackerel fry , fish…

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Beans poriyal |Beans curry

Beans poriyal is South Indian dry vegetable curry where beans are cooked with powdered channa dal  .My mom always prepares beans poriyal with rasam rice and I love beans only when powdered channa dal mixture is added to it which enhances the taste.You can also check out Bisibellabath recipe , Carrot rice , Sambar ,Curd…

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