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Milagu Puliyodharai / Pepper Tamarind Rice

Milagu Puliyodharai / Pepper Tamarind Rice

Iyengar puliyodharai is something very special in our south Indian culture. Memories of having puliyodharai as prasadam at temples come flooding back at the mention of the dish. It is also traditionally prepared for many an Iyengar festivals. And as we celebrate Kanu tomorrow, I […]

No Dal Vendhaya (Fenugreek) Pongal

No Dal Vendhaya (Fenugreek) Pongal

“There’s no Pongal without dal. And with dal, comes gastric troubles at absolutely no extra cost! So we’ve given up on Pongal altogether…!” If you’re one of those who feel this way, then this nutritious Fenugreek Pongal recipe is just what you need! Read in […]

Sweet Aval Pongal (No Rice, Less Ghee!)

Sweet Aval Pongal (No Rice, Less Ghee!)

If nothing else, just from the trend of posts on this blog you must be able to tell that Pongal festival is right around the corner! In that same line, here’s a recipe for Chakkarapongal made with aval. The most wonderful thing about this recipe […]

Quick Pongal

Quick Pongal

Yesterday, we saw how to make Pongal by cooking rice and dal simultaneously in a pressure cooker. But those who don’t have time for elaborate processes will like this recipe a lot. You can make Pongal with just the rice you had made for afternoon […]

Palak Paneer in Pressure cooker

Palak Paneer in Pressure cooker

Palak Paneer is just one of those side dishes that we immediately order as soon as we see it in any restaurant menu. It’s loved by all because it’s nutritious, tasty and visually attractive! But, no matter how much we love, most of us shy […]

Nellikai (Gooseberry) Rice

Nellikai (Gooseberry) Rice

Gooseberry is a highly nutritious fruity. It’s rich in vitamin C, high in water and fiber content which improves digestion and bowel movements. But more importantly, I’m pretty sure you’ve seen it listed on several brands of shampoos in India. So, it must be good […]

Simple Mulaikeerai Kootu

Simple Mulaikeerai Kootu

The next  recipe I am going to share here is a Simple Mulaikeerai or Amaranth Kootu with Lentils.  This recipe is suitable for both growing kids and elderly people, as it is not spicy.  All kinds of spinach can be cooked in this way. Let […]

Fusion Pickle

Fusion Pickle

Every part of a lemon has got tremendous nutritional benefits. We normally squeeze the lemon and throw away the peels. But, studies say that lemon peels can prevent and even cure cancer, when taken regularly. I found an interesting way to use lemon peels – […]

Homemade Tomato Puree

Homemade Tomato Puree

Tomato Puree is a handy ingredient which is very useful for young mothers, working women and Bachelors.  Though it is available readily in all the Departmental stores, we can prepare it without any Preservatives, at home.  This hardly takes time to prepare. Read in Tamil […]

Dosa Pizza

Dosa Pizza

Want to make Pizza? Only have Dosa Batter on hand? Quick, scroll down!!! Skip to read in Tamil   Ingredients: 2 cups – Dosa Batter 2 cups – Chopped Vegetables 4 tbsp + 2 tbsp – Tomato Sauce + Chilli Sauce Pizza Cheese – as […]

Bitter Gourd & White Ginger Pickle using Less oil

Bitter Gourd & White Ginger Pickle using Less oil

‘There is a connection between Courage and Bitter Gourd’. Sounds Funny, doesn’t it? Skip to read in Tamil Our elders believed that bitter taste promotes courage.  As a result, for generations young children and even soldiers in combat, were given bitter gourd as part of their […]

Sundakkai Puli kuzhambu

Sundakkai Puli kuzhambu

This is a traditional Kuzhambu prepared on New moon days (Amavasya day).  I have used Raw Turkey Berries in this Kuzhambu.  It is rich in Vitamin C.  If given to children regularly, they will have resistance against cold.  It strengthens the bones and is also […]

Deepavali Marundhu Podi/Deepavali Lehyam

Deepavali Marundhu Podi/Deepavali Lehyam

It’s our tradition in Tamil Nadu to prepare Deepavali Lehyam, better known as, Deepavali Marundhu. It’s considered to bring a good balance to our diet amidst all the sweets and snacks we devour during the festive season. Skip to read in Tamil To prepare Deepavali […]

Mixed Lentil Sambar

Mixed Lentil Sambar

I found this recipe by the tamil TV personality, Revathi Shankaran, in a magazine a few months ago. It seems to suggest exactly what we would normally do to make a sambar. However, she had used three different types of lentils in the same dish! […]