December 21, 2012
December 17, 2012
This is my all time favourite starter recipe that can be made in a jiffy.No need of long time marination but tastes so good. I have posted chicken 65 using egg in my blog before.Check the recipe here.I didn’t use red food colour if you wish then add a pinch. This is a simple easy version , try it and give me your valuable thoughts.Lets see the step by step preparation…
December 14, 2012
Pavakkai / Bittergourd is a rarely loved vegetable by most people but this is my favourite veggie.My hubby likes Pavakkai Puli kulambu the most than this fry.As you all know bittergourd is loaded with lots of precious nutrients and vitamins and especially so good for diabetics.This veggie is available all round the year and I try to include often in our menu.This is a simple fry recipe but takes some time and patience to get it right.This goes well with sambar rice and curd rice .Lets see the preparation…
December 10, 2012
This is a very popular and a traditional dish from Indian cuisine . I got this authentic recipe of course from my mom who is a great cook to me.My mom prepares this curry in a kadai (i.e,not using pressure cooker) that was so great.The mutton we get in my moms place is so soft and cooks soon.But without cooker I can’t make this as the mutton I am getting here in my place is so hard and will take hours when I cook in a kadai.I love to toss some hot rice in the masala leftover in the pan.That tastes awesome. This hot dish goes well with steamed rice or rotis or with any type of Indian flatbreads or with pulao rice.We loved this so much and try it , definitely you too will love it…
December 03, 2012
Hi Friends ,
This is a simple side that goes well with sambar rice / curd rice / any mixed rice.And its so easy to make and tastes delicious.My mom prepares this side frequently.I love the flavour.In my place I see this veggie very rarely.Last week I saw this in an Indian shop and at once bought it.Here comes the preparation .Try this simple yummy stir fry…..
November 30, 2012
Happy to blog after a quite long time.I am not well for the past few days so I couldn’t update my space.Thanks for all for your continuous support.
And coming to the recipe this is a typical South Indian spicy fish curry/Meen kulambu .Check out my Sprats Curry / Choodai meen kulambu here and in this curry I have used tomato and garlic for extra flavour and this is a big hit at my home.Normally the next day Fish curry tastes the best. And sure all fish lovers will adore its taste.Try this and enjoy with your family.Here comes the step by step preparation…
November 20, 2012
This is a very aromatic Chicken Kulambu / Curry made with fresh ingredients.Before days people used to make curries with freshly ground ingredients.Now-a-days too in villages some of them use fresh masalas.I still remember whenever we visited my aunts place in my childhood she will make chicken kulambu with freshly grounded masala that too made using hands.(i.e) using ammikkal.
This curry is my family favourite.The ginger garlic paste and the fresh masala added makes this curry so flavourful .No wonder it tastes delicious.We thoroughly enjoyed this curry .Give it a try you too will love it. Lets see the preparation…
Check out my Guest post that has been published on Meena’s Ramdon Ramblings.She is a wonderful blogger with kind helping mind and am so happy to share my recipe in her blog.
This is a simple yummy fry that goes well with any mixed rice or rotis.Click here to check the recipe.
November 13, 2012
The celebration of Diwali is one of best and cheerful moment. Hope everyone are enjoying this brightest day with sweets and snacks with your family and friends.I am wishing you a happy and joyful year ahead.May this Diwali brings light of wealth and health To you and your family.
And coming to the recipe this week I made this yummy Gulab Jamuns .This is my first attempt with milk powder and to my surprise it came out very perfect.Before I used to make jamuns with store bought packs.But to be frank I never got a satisfying result.But this time I am so happy to see this home made soft Gulab Jamuns .It turned out so soft within 15 mins when I immersed them in the syrup.Try this and let me know your thoughts.
November 09, 2012
This is a spicy chicken recipe from a well known cuisine.You all heard about the Chettinad dishes and its very famous for its wonderful flavour and spiciness with freshly grounded masalas.This is a yummy dish turned out a big success in my home .I got this recipe from net but added some extra ingredients to make it more aromatic.The crushed pepper should be added at the end (i.e) only when the chicken is completely cooked to retain its flavour.I served this with Chicken Briyani .My family totally enjoyed this chicken dish and try it you too will enjoy the flavour.
November 05, 2012
Hope everyone had a great weekend.Today I am sharing one of my favourite dish.I am so fond of fish recipes.When I was a small girl if my mom make fish fry ,first I will pop into the kitchen and will start tasting.My dad will buy only Viral meen ( butter fish ) those days as we find it more tastier than other fishes and my mom uses only simple ingredients (i.e) chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt for marination .That was really great in taste.
Once I happen to read a book that had a recipe note for this Salmon fry in one of my neighbours house and I loved that at first sight .From then whenever we buy salmon I used to prepare the same method.Thats a big hit in my family. And my kid loved it so much . Try this yummy fry you too will stick to this one.You can use any boneless fish for this fry ,Vajjiram meen/King fish suits perfectly.Lets go to the fish fry…
October 31, 2012
I am posting this Bhelpuri chaat for SNC ( South vs North Challenge ) run by Dhivya Pramil of You too Can Cook Indian Food.Its a monthly challenge.There are two groups South and North.A member of each group will challenge the opposite group with a recipe every month.The main aim of this is to learn authentic regional recipes.Thanks to Divya for this wonderful opportunity.
As I am from Southern team I made this delicious chaat.Thanks to Shruti for choosing such a finger licking snack.And this is the first time I am making this and my family totally enjoyed this yummy street food at home.
October 29, 2012
Dear friends ,
This is a traditional simple South Indian sambar recipe.You don’t need any special sambar powder to prepare this yummy sambar.Sambar is a dal preparation with veggies and is made in every South Indian homes regularly and my mom prepares sambar atleast 3 times a week .Any vegetable can be used to make sambar but veggies like Drumsticks , Ladies finger , Radish makes it so flavourful.And this okra is my sons favaurite so I will prepare this once in a week. Here comes the simple recipe…
Baking Partners: A new Baking Group
A group of home bakers helping each other to achieve perfection.
Baking a home made Baking a homemade bread, cake or cookies will give the best outcome. However in order to achieve the best results, a perfect recipe and right techniques are required.
We are a small group of home baker friends, who love and want to learn more about the nook and corners of baking. We are planning to try out recipes from books/magazines and cooking shows. Every member gets a chance to present their choice of recipe and share important points with the rest of the group.
Main purpose of this group is to learn the techniques, critic the procedure if there are ways to improve, and to eat a delicious food.
Rules are simple, we will choose one recipe and send it out to the group by 16th of every month and the reveal date will be 15th of the next month. On that day we will blog about it. A linky tool will be open during that time and each member can link their post.
First month we are going to do a recipe, 2nd and 3rd month will be a theme and the 4th month we will be back at a recipe. By doing in between recipes, we will able to learn more.
All enthusiastic bloggers interested in baking are welcome, please email Swathi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will appreciate the use of logo or worded link that will help to spread the word. A bunch of thanks to Tina for designing this beautiful logo
If you want to make it a gluten or vegan free diet, you can do those modifications also.
1. Reeni (Cinnamonspiceandeverythingnice)
2. Julie Erivum Puliyumm
3. Tina ( Pinay in Texas Cooking Corner)
4. Priya (Priya's Versatile Recipes)
5. Suja ( Kitchen Corner Try It)
6. Archana ( Tangy Minds)
7. Reshmi ( EasY Cook)
8. Prathibha ( Cook Ezee)
10. Sweatha ( Tasty Curry leaf)
11. Vidhya ( A Portion to Share)
12. Usha Rao ( My Spicy Kitchen)
13. Divya Prakash( Divya’s Culinary Journey)
14. Sanoli Ghosh ( Sanoli’s Kitchen)
15. Pam Capone ( Live Ranch Delux)
16. Mirellie( Gourmet Global Creations)
17. Peachy (Peach Kitchen)
18. Amrita ( Sweet n Savory)
19. Archana( The madscientist’s Kitchen)
20. Lorraine ( Joy’s Misadventures)
23. Anuja ( Simple Baking)
25. Ivy (Kopipaste)
26 Janaki ( Janakidiary)
27 .Tamy (Always Eat on Good China)
28. Priya sirinivasn ( http://enveetukitchen.blogspot.com)
29. Pallavi ( Cook Eat Burrp)
30 Kanakapriya( Myriad Musings)
31 Sangeetha ( Nitha’s Kitchen)
32 Tamilarasi ( Tamil’s Kitchen)
33. Swathi ( Zesty South Indian Kitchen) Creator and Owner
October 25, 2012
This is a spicy tangy South Indian brinjal/eggplant curry.I am not a big fan of eggplants and truly speaking I never tasted this veggie during my childhood.I will not eat the eggplants but urge my mom to add it to the some curries like mutton kulambu / curry , sundal /kala channa puli kulambu .I love the aroma it gives to the curries..But now I strated loving it and having it frequently.It tastes nice when added to tamarind based curries. Few days before I made Eggplant Stuffed Curry too.I will post that soon.My red chillies are mild so I used more , adjust it as per your taste.My hubby loved this curry so much and hope you too so off you go to the recipe with step by step pictures….
October 22, 2012
This is a very traditional non-veg recipe.You all heard about the hot spicy tangy South Indian fish curry.We used to buy fresh alive viral meen (butterfish) in India , that tastes heavenly.But I can’t find those here.I learnt this recipe from my dear mom and I loved it and tried it a lot many times.You can use any type of fish to prepare this curry.I tried this kulambu with sankara meen (red snpper) , salmon ,sea bass (koduvai) .This time my hubby bought sprats.I like the little fishes and the taste is also good. We had with of course salmon fry.Lets see the preparation….
October 16, 2012
I love mushrooms.One of my favourite veggie.The coconut masala blend with the mushroom gives a finger licking taste . My mom never cooked mushroom in my childhood as it was a rare veggie those days,but now-a-days its so common in all the places.My periamma (my moms cousin sister) makes a flavourful gravy / kulambu out of this mushroom.Whenever she makes she will give me some as she lived very near to us those days.After marriage I started cooking mushrooms and all in my family loves mushroom.
Coming to the recipe , this is a spicy dish that goes well with rotis and rice.My mom cooks mutton varuval nearly the same way.I tried with mushrooms and the result is really so good.I always used to have mushrooms with chappatis but this time I tried wth rice.It was fabulous.We loved it very much.This is a wonderful dish for all mushroom lovers .Hope you too will love so go ahead and try this at your home and enjoy with your loved ones….
October 12, 2012
This is a simple stir fry . I like cabbage and its so good for health.It contains lots of vitamins and fiber in it.This poriyal is so easy to make with simple ingredients.This is one of the item that I make frequently.There are many variations made in this dish.I made it very simple.You can add cooked channa dal or moong dal to it .This stir fry goes well with spicy curries and even perfect for rotis.I usually serve this with spicy puli kulambu.Lets go to the preparation….
October 11, 2012
Hi friends ,
Today I come with a chicken recipe .This is one of the wonderful recipe I learnt from my mom.I am a big fan of this kurma from my childhood.Whenever my mom plan to do briyani for lunch she will prepare this kurma in large quantity for breakfast .We have it with soft idlis.Believe me this a delicious side for hot idlis.A person who normally has 4-5 will have nearly double the quantity with this yummy side .And we will have the rest of the kurma with briyani for lunch.This is a good accomplishment with Briyani.Generally my mom prepares this kurma with mutton.But I don’t find soft mutton in my place so I used chicken.It tasted fabulous and my hubby loved it. Hope you too will love…Have a try and let me know your views…
October 10, 2012
Today’s recipe is a easy comforting dish ,Snake gourd Kootu .Kootu is the combination of veggies and lentils and one of the famous side dish in southern part of India.This is my favourite dish.Its so good for digestion and a very healthy side dish.I find it perfect with poondu puli kulambu and can be had with curd rice / rotis / even plain rice.The ingredients and the procedure is so simple and can be made in no time.My mom will prepare this kootu using moong dal too.If you like then add moong dal instead channa.Lets see the preparation…
October 08, 2012
This is one of my all time favourite curry.Any recipe that includes paneer makes that dish awesome.One cool thing about paneer is it nicely blends with any type of masala and gives a wonderful taste.I like to add kasoori methi powder in all my paneer dishes as it gives a fantastic aroma.Usually children love paneer but my kid hate it although I will make it twice a month as my hubby and me love it.Its a good dish to be made at parties or any festive occassions.Try this curry ….yoy’ll love it for sure….
October 05, 2012
There is no need of any special introduction to this yummy dish.Everyone’s (non-veg lovers) favourite item.I made this briyani a few weeks before and it was a big hit in my family.I love this flavourful authentic briyani…Hope you too love….Try it and let it me know how it come out for you…
October 04, 2012
October 02, 2012
Ven Pongal is a popular South indian breakfast item.This is so simple and is very easy to prepare .This is one of the dish that catches its place in the banana leaf in almost all the marriges in south.The rice and moong dal combined with ghee gives a wonderful taste.The best side dish for this is the coconut chutney and sambar.And normally in hotels we see this accompanied with a vada.My hubby loves it with chutney and I like sambar so I usually prepare both the items.For the traditional pongal we use raw rice but however normal rice can also be used for this recipe.Lets see the preparation…
October 01, 2012
A simple thayir pachadi with okra is our menu today.I prefer ladies finger for pachadi but red pumpkin , ridge gourd can also be made as a thayir pachadi.This is a easy dish but need some patience because of the sliminess of this veggie. This is a perfect match with puli kulambu / tamarind based spicy gravy.And its so healthy too.You all know that ladies finger is so good for your memory power ,especially for kids.I have eaten raw ladies finger when i was a kid but not now.This is my sons favourite veg.But he likes okra sambar the most. I hope you will definitely love it…Lets see the preparation…
September 28, 2012
September 25, 2012
Todays menu is garlic in tamarind sauce.You all know about the medicinal values of garlic.Its rich in iron and contains lots of vitamins in it.And its so good for feeding mothers.I already posted poodu puli kulambu to check CLICK HERE .In this recipe I added brinjal , You can prepare this using ladies finger / okra too.I like to use sesame oil for poondu kulambu not only because of its added flavour to the gravy but also for its health benefits.You can use any type of cooking oil. This is one of our weekly menu and also a wonderful lunch box item.I love this kulambu and hope you too will….Now off to the preparation…
September 20, 2012
Hi friends Hope you all enjoyed the big festival.This is the very usual chutney recipe .I love it with idli – dosas .And can be had even with rotis and as a spread to sandwich.The tempering with sesame oil blend with this chutney and gives a irresistible flavour.I like to use sesame oil for tempering to almost all of the chutney recipes.I love the flavour but you can use any oil.Here goes the simple chutney…..
September 19, 2012
Happy Vinayagar chaturti to everyone.
Wishing that Lord Ganesha...
fills your home with...
Prosperity & fortune...
Today I like to share a popular basic South Indian breakfast item.This will be the regular breakfast or dinner item in most of the sout indian homes.This batter can be kept in fridge for a week.This is very handy in busy mornings and sometimes in lazy evenings.Just make a favourite chutney and in minutes we can make Spongy Idlis or Crispy Dosas.I hope this will be very helpful for the beginners. In India I used wet grinder for grinding the batter but here in UK I'm using mixie for grinding .I find no difference ,its so nice .Here comes the traditional recipe with step by step pictures....
September 14, 2012
Pasta, a lot of different types available in the market. I try different recipes using pasta as hubby loves it so much.Very few foods are cooked and adored by the people worldwide and pasta is one of those which enters all types of cuisine. I used fusilli pasta You can try it with any variety of pasta.I added carrot and capsicum but beans , mushroom can also be added to make it more nutritious.Don’t overcook the veggies ,as the veg chunks will give a great taste.
I love this masala touch very much Hope you too will enjoy…Here is the simple Indian flavoured pasta recipe….
September 12, 2012
Kovakkai fry is a yummy simple fry that tastes great with for sambar/rasam rice.I love this vegetable .This is not a familiar veg to me,as i never seen this veg in my home town.After marriage when we stayed at Bangalore I come over this veggie and liked the taste.Here in Leeds this is one of the veg that is available all time.So I used to do this very frequently and also my kid likes it too much.Besides kovakkai has lots of medicinal values too ,its rich in minerals,protein and fibre and good for diabetics.And here comes the recipe….Try it and see…and let me know your outcome…
September 11, 2012
Egg curry is a easy comforting dish and loved by most of us. This is a spicy thick gravy that suits well with rice as well as rotis and pulao items. The main thing in this gravy is you have to cook the onions so soft that when we eat we should not feel the crunchiness of the onions. The touch of soft onions will give a wonderful taste to this masala. My mom will make this curry with a piece of coconut to make it creamy but I am happy to go with onions and tomatoes, if you like a creamy texture then add 1/4 cup of grounded coconut to the masala. A small amount of the gravy will be enough for a cup of rice. Hope you all love this as we enjoyed with our family. Try it and let me know your thoughts….
September 10, 2012
Hi Friends Happy to blog after a great weekend.Today the resource is a festive rice preparation .This rice is cooked in coconut milk with all the flavours of whole spices.This is a very authentic dish of Tamilnadu.This goes well with spicy chicken Kurma .But I served with veg-kurma as we don’t prefer NV on saturdays.Believe me this is one of a Yummy rice preparation…Have it a go….You too will love it…
September 09, 2012
September 06, 2012
This is one of the most popular Indian Non-veg starter recipe,a spicy deep fried chicken that surely catches the attraction of every one. A favourite dish at our home and kids will love it for sure.I can’t stop my kid from grabbing this wonderful fries.I took and hide some for the clicks.This dish can be made with boneless chicken or with chicken legs .I didn’t add any food colour if you prefer then add it a little.Try this simple chicken 65 and enjoy with your family….
September 04, 2012
Dear friends, this is the a very simple breakfast recipe ,Rava upma.I sometimes wonder how this recipe is favourite among people.I never have great interest in making this recipe .But after a longtime last week I made this and it tasted really good , so I changed my opinion about this.Its a nutritious dish and I added only carrots but if you wish you can add beans,peas,potatoes or capsicum.This dish tastes best when it served hot.Now to this quick recipe…
September 03, 2012
Chicken can also be done in a lots of variations And this is is one of those awesome preparations .My mom is very good at Non-Veg recipes and this is one of her delicious chicken item. It tastes great with rice and we tasted this curry with frozen parathas too ,it was wonderful. The fresh ingredients we use makes this curry super tasty.The more the time of marination gives more taste to the curry.I did this with a pressure pan , You can use Kadai too…Try it and see ,this will turn your favourite…
August 31, 2012
A spicy dal combined with greens that goes very well with steamed rice is my recipe today.This is a yummy authentic dal.Spinach is full of nutrition , a good source of iron and loaded with lots of vitamins and minerals.I try to include greens in my diet as much as possible.This recipe is very simple and easy to make.Here goes the recipe…
August 30, 2012
This ia a very usual poriyal we make at home often.This poriyal is served in marriage celebrations too.As the name implies this colourful poriyal catch the attraction of kids , and sure they finish it off. The cool thing is it can be prepared in no time.Here is the simple recipe…
August 29, 2012
Mushrooms are my favourite.Whatever you cook with it tastes wonderful.And it cooks so fast and its more healthy and yummy too.This dish is the combination of mushrooms with exotic spices marinated to give a wonderful aroma.The fresh cream added to this gives a rich creamy taste.And capsicum blends with the masala and makes it more delicious.Go ahead and try this and let me know your views…
August 28, 2012
This is a very simple potato fry but tastes delicious with any combination of rice.Whether it is Sambar rice / Rasam rice/ Curd rice / any mixed rice this is the best combo.Potato fry can be made with lots of variations but the taste never disappoints you.Potatoes are always everyones favourite, I can eat anything made from potatoes . Now to this quick recipe…
August 27, 2012
This is prepared with country chicken.This chicken is the best in taste and also healthier when compared to broiler chicken.You might have tried other non-veg recipes but those which are prepared from this country chicken tastes excellent .Here in UK , I’m using Cornish hen it tastes good…but the real taste we get in India is extraordinary.
August 26, 2012
This is a crispy snacks made from leftover rice. My granny don’t waste the leftover rice and she makes these wonderful patties out of it.You can use the fresh rice too..it really deserves.Try it … you will love it for sure.