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…

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…

Kambu (Bajra) idli

Idlis play a major role in south Indian breakfast meal. Usually idlis are made using idli rice, urud dhal and methi seeds. Idli is always accompanied by sambar and chutney. Gluten free dieters follow these kind of Indian recipes and relish it. These idlis can be made with various ingredients like bajra, ragi, rawa, broken…

Ragi banana dates cake ( eggless & gluten free)

Ragi (finger millet) banana dates  cake is a gluten free, eggless, no added sugar cake. It is my go to cake when I have spotty bananas in my fruit bowl. I have been testing out some gluten free recipes then wanted to get good at this gluten free banana cake without cocoa powder. I don’t…

Palak aloo paratha

Generally parathas are packed with nutrients. Ground palak is added to dough, aloo stuffing is made separately, kept inside the dough, rolled, flattened and cooked on a skillet. Any vegetable like beet or carrot can be cooked and added to the dough. It makes the paratha look colourful and attractive too. Healthy meals do require…