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 πŸ™‚ .This tastes sour & bitter but after adding…

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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 πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ . 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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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 πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ 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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Gobi Tikka Masala | Cauliflower curry

Gobi Tikka Masala is Indian curry vegetarian recipe ideal for guests or parties which tastes yum β™₯ … 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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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 πŸ˜€ 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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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 πŸ˜€ . 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 πŸ™‚ 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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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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Green Moong dal | Mung Bean recipe

Green Moong dal is very healthy recipe which is prepared with garlic and Indian spices to give wonderful taste to dal. This Green Moong dal recipe goes well with dry roti or rice.Usually I have one bowl of this Green Moong dal recipe for lunch topped with lemon juice as it really helps to burn fat!!!…

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Channa masala | Chole Masala (Chickpea curry)

Channa masala or chickpea curry is popular Indian dish which can be served along with roti or rice or poori. This is prepared with boiled chickpeas, Indian masala powder,onion and tomato paste where tomato ratio is more to give a tangy taste. Channa masala is my mom’s signature dish she just prepares sooooooo yummy that i…

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Low fat paneer masala (Instant)

Low fat paneer recipes are for weight watchers like me πŸ˜‰ … I love paneer so its difficult to avoid eating it, i have seen mom from my childhood preparing paneer from whole fat milk and she used to prepare my favorite paneer masala where she used to include butter and along with that whole…

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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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Brinjal sambar (Egg plant lentil soup)

Brinjal sambar is instant sambar recipe which is prepared along with ghee dosa or idly.This delicious recipe is very easy and takes only 15 mins to prepare for morning breakfast or dinner.Eating hot Brinjal sambar with idly or dosa tastes so good where the brinjal gets smashed up with spices ,onion and tomatoes to bring wonderful…

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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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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 πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ .My mom prepares this with Curd rice or Rasam rice β™₯β™₯β™₯ .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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Cabbage Dal

Cabbage Dal is very healthy recipe which can be served with roti and also as soup by reducing the quantity of dal used in this recipe.I love cabbage as it is low calorie vegge! For most of my lunch ,I eat dry roti with cabbage dal or drink as hot soup. Ingredients: Moong dal –…

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Keerai masiyal with Parupu

Keerai masiyal is healthy dish which is pureed form of cooked spinach and moong dal. Dark leafy greens are very good for our health and we should make it point to include in our diet but my mom used to say not to consume kerrai if you have kidney stone.My dad is very big fan…

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Mushroom Gravy

Mushroom Gravy is simple & tasty dish which takes only 10 mins to prepare.This goes well with roti or rice and I love it when it is hot and spicy. When I don’t have meat in my home but if I feel like eating non veg I usually cook mushroom or soya this really gives…

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