Vendakkai puli kuzhambu | Okra tamarind curry

Vendakkai puli kuzhambu is authentic South Indian curry recipe which has unique flavor of shallots,tamarind,okra and perfect for eating it along with rice.My family loves this Vendakkai puli kuzhambu with beetroot fry and its perfect combo ๐Ÿ˜€ .Adding shallots instead of onion enhances the taste of the curry.If you are planning for vegetarian then prepare this…

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚ .This tastes sour & bitter but after adding…

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Baked Gobi Manchurian Dry | Cauliflower manchurian

Baked Gobi Manchurian is healthy and delicious vegetarian starter where marinated cauliflower is baked and saute with Manchurian sauce.I have made this Baked Gobi Manchurian in dry version if you want saucy then add 1 tbsp of cornflour with 1 cup of water to the cooked sauce and let it cook for about 3-4 mins and then add…

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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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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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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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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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Gobi Tikka Masala | Cauliflower curry

Gobi Tikka Masala is Indian curry vegetarian recipe ideal for guests or parties which tastes yum โ™ฅ … 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 ๐Ÿ˜€ Detailed recipe:…

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Cauliflower wings (healthy snack)

Cauliflower wings is very healthy snack as cauliflower coated with spices is baked in oven and if you have cravings towards junk food then this would be perfect snack to try out!!! If you don’t have oven  boil the cauliflower in water for about 5 mins and then shallow fry the coated cauliflower with batter…

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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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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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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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ … 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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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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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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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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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 โ€“…

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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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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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