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Monday, February 27, 2012

PULI SADAM | PULIYODARAI | TAMARIND RICE


Puliyodarai (or) Puli sadam is one of the famous and fabulous rice dish prepared in South india. In temple's, after the ritual worship, all the devotees are served with this rice as prasadam. The taste and the aroma is definitely unique from the way we prepare at home, but somehow I have managed to come near to that recipe. 

Friday, February 24, 2012

RAVA LADOO | RAVA LADDU

Rava Ladoo

Rava Ladoo - This is one of the popular and simple sweet prepared during Diwali Festival.It is prepared with rava (semolina),ghee , sugar , cashew nuts and cardamom. There are different versions in  preparing this ladoo and here comes my version.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

COCONUT CHUTNEY WITH RED CHILLIES

Coconut chutney with Red chillies
Chutney - A breakfast in a South Indian home will always have Idli accompanied with a Chutney. There are enormous array of Chutney's and the most versatile one is the coconut chutney . We have lots of variation in this chutney. The most commonly prepared chutney with coconut is grinding along with the green chillies. Next comes the chutney grinded with coconut and red chillies and here comes the recipe :)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

POTATO WEDGES -SOUTH INDIAN STYLE (SNACK UNDER 5 MINS.)

POTATO WEDGES WITH BASIL LEAVES (SNACK UNDER 5 MINS.)


Potato Wedges - A wonderful finger food  and easy snack , which all kids will enjoy. They just take minutes to prepare in a microwave. I have used dried basil leaves , you can change up the seasonings according to your taste and enjoy with various dips :)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

VATRAL KUZHAMBU | VATHA KUZHAMBU



Vatral Kuzhambu | Vatha Kuzhambu ( with Manathakkali and Sundakkai vatrals)

Vatral Kuzhambu is an authentic South Indian recipe. This is a tangy and delicious gravy with vatral cooked in tamarind extract blended with the spice of sambar powder. Vatrals are nothing but Sun Dried Vegetables. There are many kinds of vatrals, but the ones most commonly used are Sundakkai and Manathakkali (I used both for this recipe). Serve this kuzhambu with rice and Sutta Appalam.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

GREEN PEAS MASALA - STEP BY STEP


Green Peas Masala (without coconut)



Fresh green peas looks beautiful and blends very well with onion and tomatoes. This recipe is very simple  to prepare. Definitely you will love the combination of onions and mushy tomatoes along with green peas blended with the spices. This masala gravy goes very well with a roti .

Friday, February 10, 2012

ONION - TOMATO CHUTNEY


Onion Tomato Chutney


A spicy and tangy chutney with onions and tomatoes.My Lil one always prefers this chutney for Idli's and Dosa's. She is very fond of this chutney,so whenever I ask what side dish to do, immediate reply tomato chutney and nowadays I stop asking her . I started preparing tomato based chutney's and my sweet heart enjoys it a lot. This is one of the chutneys she relishes :)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

OKRA WITH ONIONS


OKRA WITH ONIONS


A  simple stir fry with okras and  onions. The sweetness of  onions and the taste of the okra's makes this dish delicious. This goes very well with rice or roti .