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Pongal – Another way

Pongal – Another way

Get ready to wow your family and friends with this recipe. Whichever method of making Pongal you prefer, try this seasoning with it. You’ll be surprised how good it tastes!   Read in Tamil Ingredients: 1 bowl –cooked rice ¼ cup –Cooked Mung dal ½ […]

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 […]

Pongal

Pongal

‘Pongal’. The first thought that comes to my mind at the mention of the Tamil month Margazhi. The pleasures of waking up early and going to Perumal temple, enjoying the colorful kolams along the way and having a blessed Darshan at the temple right before […]

Paal Kesari/Mohanbhog

Paal Kesari/Mohanbhog

Kesari is one of the simplest Indian desserts that even a novice in the kitchen can prepare with ease. All you need are everyday ingredients such as sugar and rava which I’m sure you’ll have on hand at all times. If you switch out the […]

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 […]

2 minutes Tomato Chutney/Pickle

2 minutes Tomato Chutney/Pickle

In this recipe, I am going to show you how to use the Homemade Tomato Puree to prepare Tomato chutney or Tomato thokku instantly. Read in Tamil   Ingredients: 1 cup – Homemade Tomato Puree ½ tsp – Turmeric Powder ½ to ¾ tsp – Red […]

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 […]

Homemade Tamarind Paste

Homemade Tamarind Paste

Tamarind Paste is a time saving ingredient.  Instead of buying it from the Departmental stores, preparing it at home is healthier and affordable to everyone. Read in Tamil   Ingredients: ½ kg – Tamarind Water as required Method: Remove the seeds and hard fibers from […]

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 […]

Leftover rice Pakoda

Leftover rice Pakoda

It’s true when they say that worry is the misuse of imagination. It is a part and parcel of everyone’s life.  Some worry to earn money, some others worry to safeguard it. Some worry to earn their bread while others, to enjoy it. Every woman, […]

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 […]

Kuzhambu/Sambar Podi

Kuzhambu/Sambar Podi

Earlier when I used to write on Penmai, I had compiled an extensive list of all the Podi varieties we use in our day to day life. Some of them were my own family recipes and others were from various magazine and books, tried and […]

Butter Murukku

Butter Murukku

Sometime last year, I came across many recipes using Idiyappam Flour to make Murukku but never tried it. And then I thought, since preparing Murukku flour at home, right from scratch is extremely tedious, why not give this method a shot! The first time I […]

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! […]

Kadalapparuppu Tuvaiyal

Kadalapparuppu Tuvaiyal

Tuvaiyal is a traditional condiment for rice, that is easy to make and healthy.  Essentially, you can imagine it as a wet chutney like form of Paruppu podi. Paruppu Tuvaiyal generally refer to Tuvaiyal made of Toor Dal or Pigeon peas.  This is another variety […]