Madurai style thanni chutney

Thanni means water in tamil. This thanni chutney is very popular in Madurai district in Tamilnadu. Idly and thanni chutney are excellent combination and it is very easy to make and no cook chutney. We are using very less coconut . This thanni chutney is very watery in consistency and it is spicy. Let us…

Long beans channa fry.

Long beans is a low calorie vegetable and hence can be consumed by those on weight loss. It has vitamin A and vitamin c. Being a green vegetable, it is rich in antioxidants, thus plays an important role in fighting cancer. It is rich in protein also. Channa daal will not make you fat because…

Ridgegourd curry/Peerkingai kadasal.

Ridge gourd or peerkingai in tamil has many health benefits. It promotes weight loss, enhances vision ,relieves constipation, remedies anemia etc. With in few minutes we can make this curry in pressure cooker. It goes well with all kind of tiffin varities, roti,puri, rice etc. Let us see how to make this easy kadasal.kadasal means…

Peanuts and shallots chutney

We love to have variety of chutneys for Idly, dosa, aappam, kozhukkattai, upuma,pongal etc. Peanuts and shallots are healthy option for any variety of dosa and Idly. I have used raw peanuts here. We can use without skin also. With in 10 minutes we can make this spicy yummy,healthy chutney. Let us see how to…

Mirch ka salan

Mirch ka salan is a popular curry made with green chilles as a side dish for biryani. This salan is a good combo for parotta, roti, phulka, dosa, idly ,idiyappam etc. Let us see how to make this curry. Preparation time approx. 30 minutes. Ingredients. 5. Long green chillies ( less spicy). 3 tbsp peanuts…

Restaurant style Kara kuzhambu.

Kara kuzhambu is little different from vethakuzhambu. For this gravy we are using some masala paste. When we are buying thali from restaurants one of the item is Kara kuzhambu. Today I made that restaurant style Kara kuzhambu which goes well with hot rice, idli, dosa, roti, idiyappam etc. I have used chundakka vethal /…

Broccoli koottu

Broccoli is rich in vitamin C, K and calcium. I have made koottu with broccoli adding moong daal. We can have this rice, roti, dosa etc. It will take 15 to 20 minutes only to make this no onion garlic curry. Let us see how to make this easy dish. Preparation time approx. 20 minutes….

Country vegetables puzhukku/ curry

Today my amma taught me a different mix of vegetable puzhukku or side dish. We can make puzhukku with a single vegetable or tapioca or mixed veg also. We can have this with hot rice as a side dish. I love to eat with dosa also. Without onion garlic this puzhukku tastes so nice. Let…

Muringa ila/ drumstick leaves koottu.

Muringa ila or drumstick leaves are filled with vitamin c,potassium, protein, iron,amino acid which help to heal our body. Drum stick leaves juice are good for weight loss. Today I am going to give you a healthy curry which goes with rice,roti etc. Let us see how to make this healthy,easy,yummy dish. Preparation time approx:…

Rasakalan.

Rasakalan is one of the popular traditional dish of kerala. It is a mix of tamarind and curd with coconut spice mix. We can add any country vegetables. It goes well with rice dosa,idly,kozhukkattai ,aappam etc. Let us see how to make this curry. Preparation time approx. 20 minutes. Ingredients. 100 gram white pumpkin. 100…

Nadan payaru curry.

Payaru means whole green moong daal. With very few ingredients we can make this protein enriched curry for roti, puttu, aappam etc. Let us see this simple recipe. Preparation time approx. 30 minutes. Ingredients. 1 cup green moong soaked overnight 15 shallots chopped finely. 1/ 2 tsp chilli powder. 3 tbsp grated fresh coconut. 1/…

Vendakka puli/ Bindi curry

Vendakka means ladies finger or bindi. Vendakka puli is one of the popular side dish for rice. Mulagoottal and vendakka puli is a good combo for rice. Vendakka puli is a spicy gravy which is cooked in tamarind water. Let us see how to make Vendakka puli. Preparation time approx. 15 to 20 minutes. Ingredients….