Mutton chukka

Mutton chukka is a popular non-vegeterian starter. Tender goat is cooked with caramelized onions and spices. Further it is thickened and roasted well till the mutton pieces come out dark and spicy. During my childhood days, my mom used to cook red meat in several ways on every weekends. So tender that it got cooked…

Tender coconut mango popsicle

Summer is all about tender coconuts and mangoes. Mangoes are delicious and mouth watering. When it comes to popsicles it becomes more tempting and attractive. Tender coconut and mangoes are a great combination. With no added condensed milk or sugar these popsicles are so yummy. Natural foods are always out of the world. Popsicles are…

Home style chicken curry

Chicken curry is made everywhere around the world with a bit of ingredient variation in different regions, proportion of spices varying in homes. Homestyle chicken curry is basic curry made in all homes across South India. This is the familiar template for most of the south Indian curry : you heat up oil, saute onions,…

Boondi laddu

Traditional boondi laddus are made in south India on auspicious days like Diwali, Tamil new year and also on some special occasions. Laddus are loved by all age groups and favorite sweet for many. Whenever we go for vacation to my mom’s place, laddus welcome my kids and they are a big hit. Laddus are…

Moringa vadacurry

Vadacurry is Chennai’s popular dish which is served with Idli for breakfast in restaurants. Vadacurry is prepared by making vadas using lentils which is added to the gravy. Vadacurry is so rich, yummy and goes well with idli, rice or even dosa. Flavour is amazing with cinnamon and cloves. Coconut is ground and added at…

Chicken tikkis / cutlets

Chicken tikkis are popular starters among the non-vegeterians. Chicken minced or boneless chicken can be cooked, shredded and used to make these tikkis. Tikkis are crispy on the outside and soft from inside. These are kids favourite and great crowd pleasers. They are best accompanied with tomato ketchup. Healthy starter with protein rich chicken is…

Arachuvitta drumstick leaf kuzhambu

Drumstick leaves arachuvitta kuzhambu (curry) is a traditional dish made by blending the masala fresh thereby making it so flavourful. Drumstick leaves are rich in iron and very healthy for all age groups. Whenever I go for grocery shopping, would search for drumstick leaves first then goes my eyes to rest of the veggies. With…

Pearl millet porridge (kambu koozh)

Pearl millet/ bajra /kambu porridge is one that is been consumed by farmers since several years. It is nutritious and a comfort food and gives great energy to work through out the day in fields in hot sun. South Indians followed and started having them during summer. Making the porridge is so simple and easy…

Horse gram rasam

Rasam is a hot, tangy and spicy sidedish which is had with rice or like soup. A popular sidedish in south Indian meal without it a meal is incomplete. Rasam is good for digestion. For cold, cough, flu and fever ..rasam is highly recommend. Rasam gives great relief not only to throat but so soothing,…

Mutton kofta curry

Mutton kofta curry is very popular traditional Mughalai recipe. Koftas are made of minced mutton and simmered in the curry. koftas imbibe flavour and aroma from the curry so the curry plays an important role in this. Koftas are usually deep fried in oil but you can air fry it too. Koftas are best served…

Arachuvitta puli kuzhambu

⏲️PREP TIME : 15 minutes ⏲️COOK TIME : 20 minutes 🍲CUISINE : South Indian 🥘COURSE : Sidedish 🍴YIELD : 5 servings INGREDIENTS REQUIRED : Ladies finger – 200 gm Tamarind – lemon size Salt as required To roast and blend to paste: Coconut oil – 2 tbsp Channa dal – 2 & 1/2 tbsp Red…

Kaara (spicy) chutney

⏲️PREP TIME : 10 minutes ⏲️COOK TIME : 15 minutes 🍲CUISINE : Indian 🥘COURSE : Sidedish 🍴YIELD : 4 servings INGREDIENTS REQUIRED : Tamarind – 1 inch Salt as required To dry roast and powder : Red chilli – 6 no. Coriander seeds – 1tbsp Methi seeds – 1/4 tsp To saute : Sesame oil…