|Sprinkle Shortbread Cookie Recipe|
|Eggless Sugar Cookies Recipe|
|Candy Cane Sugar cookies|
|Kale Chips Indian Style|
|Eggless Oats Coconut Fruit & Nuts Bar|
Here's a list of readers favorite Christmas recipes from last year ;-) a blast from the past!
|Pav Bhaji Masala Recipe|
|Ladi Pav | Pav Bhaji buns Recipe|
|Broccoli Masala Stir Fry|
Broccoli is a wonderful super food and most times we shy away cooking broccoli in an Indian recipe. I was one such person who never wanted to cook broccoli but although I loved to cook with them for their nutrient value. Chasing all odds I picked up broccoli on my grocery shopping last week, I wanted to try a simple yet easy recipe to start with. I made this simple Broccoli masala stir fry that turned out to be so good and easy too. Usually broccoli is one vegetable that is tasteless and making a recipe with broccoli has to be something that is flavorful, and flavor from the other ingredients that will get absorbed in the vegetable. Broccoli masala is a dry stir fry dish that goes well as a side to rice and dal or as a side dish for chappathis.
|Garlic Knots Recipe|
|Paruppu Keerai Poriyal Recipe|
Greens (Keerai) are a staple in our house, Amma made sure that we have variety of them. I have made efforts to document all the different kinds of keerai recipes in my blog. I remember back when I was young I was never fond of greens but now with all the knowledge of how good they are for your health I have started to change my food habits and add greens to meals or salads. Taking about salads I have found this new interest to salads and dressings and make variety of salads as a dinner meal. I will soon make efforts to post salad recipes. I find myself enjoying salads more than regular food, I find them light filling and my stomach feels so relaxed the next day. Its definitely a tummy cleanser and great if you are someone looking to lose some weight. Comment below if you would love to see salad recipes on my blog :-).
|Chickpeas Coconut milk Curry|
|Amma's Quick & Easy South Indian fish curry|
Its been some time that I had blogged, been busy with a house shift & I am taking things slow to settle down and I wanted to post one of Amma's fish curry which has been in draft for a while now. This curry is something I long for and she has so many varieties of fish curries that I have already posted recipes - Tamarind fish curry, Coconut fish curry, Mango fish curry and today I am sharing with you a quick & easy fish curry that does not call for any coconut. This is Amma's version of a quick fish curry that is so easy to make, perfectly flavored and is relished with white rice and poriyal. This was our lunch today and I happily clicked pictures to post on my blog ;-). How I wish I lay back and someone cook recipes for my blog :P but trust me this is not the case always. When I am home I make sure to request a list of recipes from Amma so that I can enjoy them and blog them too.
|Aarai Keerai Masiyal|
|Lemon Rice | South Indian Lunch Box recipe|
|Ellu Kozhukattai Recipe|
Kozhukattai / rice dumpling is a famous South Indian snack item. I used wait for the festival seasons to get these steamed beauties from the next door neighbor and immediately gobble few ;-) although Amma used to say don't be so greedy I can make you some at home. The day never happened, so this time when I was home I pulled Amma to make kozhukattai for me and I tell you this is like a childhood food wish. I was so excited during the entire process and Amma gave me the messy job of shaping the kozhukattai and I used fancy mold to get them into perfect shapes (sort of). I usually like the sweet version and especially with the black filling (ellu jaggery/ ellu pooranam). The soft outer and the sweet crunchy inner does a marriage of flavor in every bite. You really have to try this to know how good it tastes. I hope to make kozhukattais in my kitchen and properly share my success stories of different version on my blog.
|Sura Meen Kuzhambhu | Shark Fish Indian Curry Recipe|
Who doesn't love hot steaming rice with spicy tangy fish curry along with a porriyal. These are memories of mid week meals for me. Amma makes the most delicious fish curries and she has perfected it so much that no matter how many times I make fish curry and hear from my husband that it tasted great I still have this 10% unsatisfied part which keeps telling me This is not like how Amma makes :). Do you hear me ;-) I think its an undeniable thought most cooks have. Although I create my own recipes, I still look make to Amma's recipes and get inspiration. I have heard many tell me that they love the tips that I give for recipes below each post :) trust me these are the ones that make a recipe a hit or a miss. Its those little tips and tricks that help you perfect any recipe that I have posted here. Now lets move on to the recipe today.
|Wheat Flour Halwa using Jaggery|
|Finger fish Recipe / Fish Finger Recipe|
|Masala Paal / Masala Milk Recipe|
|Sabudana Vada Recipe|
|Tomato Rice | Thakkai Sadam Recipe|
|Thayir Sadam Recipe|
What is so great about curd rice? why post a recipe for this? might me the question for many who is seeing this post on my blog? The reason for sharing this recipe is for beginners who struggle to get the perfect taste to tempered curd rice. I have been there and gone through it, but eventually I learnt the taste and trick to getting the perfect curd rice. I can live for a week or almost daily just eating curd rice, I think it has to go with my Amma's genes as she is also someone who loves curd. There can never be a meal complete without us enjoying a spoon of curd. Its a must, I love having curd rice plain but at times I enjoy them tempered like the rice I am sharing today. Curd rice, lemon pickle, potato chips are one amazing combination.
|Butter Marble Cake Recipe|
|Masala Vada / Paruppu Vadai|
|Easy Eggless Cake Recipes | Egg-free cake Recipes|
Don't we call love easy snack cakes? I am a huge fan of light eggless cake recipes, if there is a way to skip eggs and butter to make cakes then I am all game to the idea. I have tried many eggless cake recipes which I thought would be great to share in one single post. Usually Eggless cakes are said to be dense, oily or too moist. But not really, although in the baking world people even war about eggless cakes and cakes with eggs. For special occasions I prefer to bake a sponge with eggs and for regular cake cravings I stick to cakes without eggs. If you ask me which I enjoy better? I love them both, its hard to not fall in love with a perfectly baked cake isn't it?. All these cakes are tried many times in my kitchen and loved and devoured by my loved ones. If you are a baker do you need an excuse to bake? certainly not ;-). Go ahead and enjoy baking these cakes for your loved ones.
|Kothavarangai Paruppu Usili|
Kothavarangai (Cluster beans) usili is a popular vegetarian side dish which is a famous iyengar (brahmin) recipe. Amma did this side dish around a month back and I just found time to post this recipe. Its a delicious combination of vegetable and lentils in one dish. A perfect wholesome side to go with your rice or even roti. The usili base can be used for any vegetable side dish that you like.
|Payasam/ Kheer Recipes|
The most quickest and easiest Indian dessert would be Payasam/ kheer, mostly milk based sweetened with sugar/ jaggery and garnished with nuts and raisins. There cannot be a festive occasion complete without a delicious spread of great tasting food and with a payasam/ kheer recipe to complete the lovely meal. Here is a list of my favourite payasams from my blog all in one single post.
|Kerala Chicken Stew for Appam|
|Veg momos recipe|
|Roasted Masala Corn Recipe|
|Mixed vegetable stew for appam|
|Ragi/ Fingermillet Flour Puttu Recipe|
Its time to announce the winners and I have to tell you all that the success of this blog is because of its readers and friends who endlessly encourage, support and motivate me. On celebrating 2 glorious years of writing this blog I wanted to give back to the people who have been with me in this two year journey. I must say that the competitive spirit did play well with many and everyone who participated did an amazing job. I had challenged everyone to 'try my recipes' featured in this blog. As they say all good things come to an end, here comes an end to this event and I am here to announce the winners of this contest. As I have mentioned in my earlier announcement post of the tips to win the giveaway, many had followed them and few missed out on the rules. But nevertheless the decision to choose the winner and runner up rests solely on me.
|Kathirikai Gothsu Recipe|
|Khaman Instant Dhokla Recipe|
|Moist Jewish Honey cake recipe|
Pouring some honey on the warm muffins adds a bit of sweetness to them.
|Chocolate Oats Yoghurt|
|Keerai Masala Oats Recipe|
In recent times, we all source for organic produce for their nutritive value and the importance for organically grown vegetable and fruits. Its also important to have vegetable and fruits that are washed well. Our mothers always washed vegetable and fruits in running tap water which was clean. Nowadays getting clean water in taps is in itself a topic to discuss, but do you think just washing vegetables in water is enough to have clean vegetables and fruits? Well today's post will be an eye opener for all of you as I will talk about this in detail. We all know that washing fruits and vegetables not only helps remove dirt, bacteria but also removes residual pesticides. But do you think just water will help you clean away all that? And some produce are also porous so if we use artificial agents to clean will they absorb the agents while cleaning?. I have come across in the internet that vinegar is a great way to help clean the vegetables and fruits. I even saw many videos and articles in the internet that adding fruits in a sink and filling it up with water and vinegar solution can help. I found it to be ridiculous for the very fact that sinks are a place for more bacteria and germs. Not to forget that vinegar with its pungent smell puts anyone off. Recently I got a fruit and vegetable wash from Good home (TTK Company) for review purposes and put it to test.
|Mulai Keerai Masiyal Recipe|
|Amma's Mutton Biryani Recipe|
|Javvarisi Semiya Paal Payasam|
|Sapotta Milkshake Recipe|
|Vallarai Keerai Thuvayal|
Vallarai Keerai / Brahmi leaves are known for its bitterness and like most of us, I also used to detest these greens. My first attempt to try a curry out of these leaves was a huge flop. From them I had this huge aversion towards them and it was more of a fear that I would waste time and ingredients trying to cook with them. My impressions of these healthy greens has changed after I tried this thuvayal recipe that Amma had passed to me. Brahmi / Vallarai keerai is known for its medicinal properties, they promote blood circulation in liver, kidney and lungs. They are also known for skin health and can cure eczema, psoriasis and so on.
|Sambar Sadam - Tamilnadu Style|
|Vellai Poosanikai Juice for weight loss|
|Murungakeerai Poriyal Recipe|
Drumstick leaves/ Murungakeerai are one of the most prettiest green varieties that are loaded with health benefits. I love any kind of greens and murungakeerai is no exception. For some reason its so hard to find drumstick leaves in my local market. So this time when I went home, Amma made this simple delicious drumstick leaves stir fry to go with our sambar and rasam. Drumstick leaves poriyal is more chunks with a unique taste and flavour. Its more mild and does not have a strong flavour. I totally love this combo and wanted to share this simple recipe here. Drumstick leaves are used to cure anaemia, thyroid disorder, joint pains, headache, high bp, stomach pain, ulcers, diabetes, diarrhoea and so on.