Arachuvitta Nattu kozhi kolambu

The country style curries involve roasting and blending the masalas fresh thereby making the gravy so spicy and authentic . They might look complicated at once, but when you go on to explore this cuisine, you will realise the dish is simple and easy to make . Here is one such delicacy prepared using country…

Sundakkai ( Turkeyberry) Kara kolambu

Kara kolambu is a traditional dish which is made with thick tamarind pulp and indian spices. It is served as sidedish for rice in all weddings and other functions. Kara kolambu can also be made using ladies finger, garlic, bitterguard, brinjal and sunberry( manathakali). Usually this is accompanied by papad and is loved by all…

Barnyard millet kitchadi

Kitchadi is a south indian dish which is usually prepared using rawa or vermicelli . My kitchadi is a combination of barnyard millet (kuthiraivali) and moong dhal . I make sure every meal has protein in it. Millets are packed with fibres and nutrients whereas, moong dhal is loaded with proteins. Added veggies make the…

Muruku (chakli)

Snacks are a must in all homes . Be it kids or adults everybody love snacking. Mid morning or evening tea-time, muruku plays a very important role in it. With a hot cup of tea or coffee or milk, muruku goes well with anything. During festive season like Diwali, we make different type of sweets…

Seven cups burfi

Sweets are a must during festive time. Diwali is all about crackers, sweets and muruku ( chakli). We prepare our traditional sweets and savoury for diwali and distribute them to our relatives and friends . Sweets are made with home made ghee so it smells heavenly and tempt us to have them more while preparing…

Red Amaranth Kootu

Generally kootu is a nutrient packed dish with the mixture of dhal and veggies or greens. This kootu involves moong dhal , amaranth stems and leaves. How can I ignore without saying the health benefits of amaranth….Its a good source of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Using cold pressed oil does make a difference in taste…

Bottle gourd / lauki chutney

South Indians usually make idli or dosa regularly for breakfast or dinner. Preparing a different side dish other than the regular sambar, coconut chutney , mint chutney, peanut chutney for idli or dosa is the great thing that troubles every mother . So here , I have a new chutney which goes well with idli…