Goan Egg drop Curry | Spicy Egg Curry Recipe | Parotta side dish recipe

Goan Egg Drop Curry
Goan Egg Drop Curry
Last week husband was home and on his request made Wheat Parotta and Goan egg curry. Surprisingly he asked for an egg recipe, he usually doesn't prefer egg. I gladly cooked for him and clicked pictures so that I share with all of you our favourite combination of wheat parotta and egg curry. Cooking this meal would take an hour and its great if you want to have a great lunch or dinner without the usual dosas idlies or white rice. Do you need an excuse to make this for this weekend? 

Goa is known for its beaches, seafood and many other tasty and unique culinary preparations. Mostly you will find fresh ground spices, coconut, red chillis and vinegar. This Goan Egg drop curry is a simple mildly spicy gravy with coconut, coconut milk and tamarind.

Oats Mixed Nuts Laddu | Oats Laddu Recipe | Oats sweet recipe


Oats Nuts Laddu
Oats Nuts Laddu
I must confess that I have a sweet tooth and not always but occasionally. I used to make these laddus periodically and thought it was time to post this simple mildly sweet version of Oats Nuts Laddus. They can be made under 15 minutes and stored in room temperature for upto 4 days if that lasts that long. The texture of these laddus in mindly course, crunchy and nutty at the same time. A great snack if you want to make fussy eaters at home have oats.

Sweet Lime Mint Cooler | Sathukudi/ Mosambi Juice | Summer Drink Recipe

Sathukudi Juice
Sathukudi Juice
Mosambi/ Sathukudi / Sweet lime is one of my favourite fruits among the fruit family. If you have been following my blog you would very well know that I love fruits. Beating the summer with fresh fruit juices are good. Summer is at its peak in India and I am looking at ways to keep myself hydrated. The benefits of sweet lime is amazing it helps in hydration, sun stroke, digestion, control cholesterol, helps the liver for people suffering jaundice, boots calcium in pregnant women and so on to name a few. Make the best of this lovely fruit and keep yourself hydrated during the summer. If you have never tasted sweet lime it is more citrus flavour but not too overpowering like orange or lemon but with a subtle sweet taste and is not acidic like its counterparts. You need to pick firm sweet lime that are quite heavy for their size compared to the light ones that do not have much juice in them. You can store them for upto 2 weeks in room temperature or in the refrigerator depending on your preference.

Brinjal Kara Kuzhambhu | Tamilian Kathirikai Kara Kuzhambu

Kathirikai Kara Kuzhambhu
Kathirikai Kara Kuzhambhu
 If you love Ennai Kathrikai (Stuffed Brinjals in Coconut curry) then you are sure to love this simple quick version of Brinjal curry otherwise known as Kathirikai Kara Kuzhambu (Spicy Brinjal curry). Kara Kuzhambhu is a famous Tamilian staple curry made to serve along with white rice, kootu and appalam. Its spicy, tangy and thick in texture. The best vegetables to make a kara kuzhambhu is drumstick and brinjals. You can even add both and make a kara kuzhambhu. But my most favourite version is the one amma makes - Seppakezhamghu Kara Kuzhambhu. Usually this curry takes practice to get its best flavours but trust me if you are going to try making this spicy tangy curry then look no further as this recipe is a killer it turns out perfect the first time you make it. 

Paneer Tikka | Tandoori Paneer Tikka | Easy Paneer Starter recipe

Paneer Tikka Recipe
Paneer Tikka Recipe
Paneer Tikka, isn't the name itself inviting? Paneer is a go to recipe at home whenever we go on a vegetarian mode. Last week, I was wanting to do a paneer recipe that I had not blogged about just to click pictures. I made the marinate 2 hours before and soaked the paneer and capsicum and onions pieces. The paneer pieces were tender and flavoured well. The key is in the marination and you can make the marinate ahead and then pan/ oven roast the paneer to make the tikka.

Horsegram Powder for weight loss | Kollu Podi


Kollu Podi for weight loss recipe
Kollu Podi for weight loss recipe
Of all the changes marriage had brought me, horsegram/ kollu was one ingredient I got introduced to through my husband. He used to tell me about Kollu Rasam which is famous Kongu recipe which I learnt to make only after marriage. As months passed I heard that horsegram/ kollu is great to add to a weight loss diet. Although I do not believe in diets its a great component to add to your diet. Its great for women's health people having menstrual issues and bloodloss during pregnancy are adviced to have horsegram. I have prepared a simple powder recipe that is great to mix with rice/have it warm with a glass of water. 

Gourmet Company - A review & some first hand shopping experience.



Hi Everyone, today I am going to review on an amazing baking supply online store, Gourmet Company. Shopping is therapeutic but sometimes finding the right products when it comes to baking is difficult. Cost is another issue, these days anything labelled baking is sold 3 times the actual (reasonable price) I think this is because baking is still done is closets and many of us who are passionate about baking struggle to find a good baking supply store. Living in India I struggle to find baking ingredients in local stores, still ingredients like cupcake liners, gel food colours, sparklers are never seen in the big city that I live in. Whereas that never used to be the case abroad. Having said this I did do a frantic search of all things baking in the online world and trust me there are quite a few notable baking supply sites that I did find, Gourmet Company being one of them. But somehow to me Gourmet Company did stand apart in terms of the pricing and the huge display of products that it offered. Like always I did spend hours gawking at their site under ever section like Baking Self, Pantry, World  cuisine, gourmet gifts and so on to name a few. I treated myself by ordering few products that caught my attention and I will sharing today my experiences with you.

Mango Milkshake Recipe | Mango Summer Drink | Mango Drink Recipe


Mango Milkshake Recipe
Mango Milkshake Recipe
There's nothing like cutting a fresh mango and enjoying it all by yourself, don't you think? But I will tell you an even better way to enjoy the mango madness, make a mango milkshake and share it with your friends and family ;-) such a simple drink the only challenge is to not eat those chopped mango pieces before doing the drink. Ever since I was a kid I always loved mangoes and still love them today. They have their natural sweetness and simply steal your heart in every bite. If you are a mango lover you know what I mean. Try this simple Mango Milkshake and share the madness. 

Green Gram Curry | Pachai Payaru Masiyal | Kongu Pachai Payaru Masala


Pachai Payaru Masiyal
Pachai Payaru Masiyal

Green Gram/ Pacahai Payaru (Tamil Name) is a healthy choice of food to add to everyday diet. Most times we have fussy eaters who do not love lentils like my husband. They are rich in Vitamin A,B,C,E & are a great source of calcium and iron. Added to that they are protein packed and aid weight loss. I have always heard my husband talk about this Amma's Pachai Payaru Masiyal, which is my MIL's staple recipe. I wish she was here today to teach me all her finger licking recipes but I have learnt things the hard way, I get a list of descriptions from my husband and I try to replicate the dish on my own. And after multiple attempts my husband gives a nod. Phew life is so hard, but trust me partience and a little effort can do wonders. About this recipe its a simple side made for chappatis/ roti but goes well for plain rice too. Its mild and packed with flavours that make this simple veg curry delicious. 

Restaurent style Mutton Sukka Varuval | Chettinad Mutton Chukka Varuval | Spicy Lamb or Goat fry

 Mutton Sukka Varuval
 Mutton Sukka Varuval
Mutton Sukka Varuval / Chetinad Mutton Chukka, is a die for recipe. I remember having many mutton chukka recipes in different South Indian restaurants that are adored with so much oil and spices that at the end of it although the recipe was amazing you end up having a difficult time digesting the whole thing. Certainly home cooked food tastes much better and I am a bandwagon to this, I believe that we can replicate any kind of restaurant recipe and make it at home with the best local ingredients. See let me give you an example for this recipe I used just 1 tbsp of oil for 1/2 kg mutton and it served 5 people. Try making this for the meat lovers at home and see the kind of love they shower at you.

Chettinad cooking is well known for their taste and freshly ground spices and for this mutton chukka I used freshly made ground spice mix. I have cooked the mutton pieces to tender and then coated it in the masala/ thick paste and added the ground spices to give it that heated edge and flavour.

Raw Mango Pachadi | Sweet & Tangy Mango Thokku | Raw mango Side recipe


Raw Mango Pachadi
Raw Mango Pachadi
Summer is at its peak and so are mangoes, everywhere I turn around I see a mango stall and my grocery basket definitely has few raw and sweet mangoes. My love for raw mangoes have only increased so much so that I crave for pure raw mangoes rather than the sweet ones. As always I wanted to try new recipes with mangoes so that I can blog about them. This sweet and tangy manga pachadi is not new to me. Its been made over and over again during the summer season at my paternal home. Today I wanted to share this simple recipe to all my readers so that you can make use of this season's best and serve yummy recipes to your family and friends. Just one last thing, this manga pachadi is too addictive and the aroma of raw mangoes cooking is a pure joy to the soul. You can adjust the sweetness and spiciness as per your taste but nevertheless this is one recipe that is a must try if you love raw mangoes. Now lets move on to the recipe.


Rose lime soda | Summer soda recipe | Rose syrup drink recipe


Rose Lime Soda
Rose Lime Soda

Summer is in full spring and so are rains, sound's crazy right ;-) and I am totally loving it. But the rains don't stop me from enjoying cold drinks. And one recent favourite is rose lemon soda. Usually we would have heard of sweet or salted lemon soda. This Rose lemon soda is a sure twist to the usual lemon soda adding a spark in every sip. Stun your family and guests with this simple 3 ingredients recipe.
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