Kudal Kulambu is a traditional recipe of Tamil Nadu. This is one of my mom’s best signature dish and this is prepared right in her kitchen. I really love it so much, but yet some people have a dislike over this yummy curry. If you ask me if its prepared in the correct way then it will not have any smell and that’s the main reason for dislike I guess . And If you taste the curry once sure you are going to love it like I do. This pairs fantastic with plain white rice / Idli / Dosa. And this goat intestine is a good remedy for mouth ulcer. Whenever I got those irritating sores then my mom used to make this Kudal Kulambu. And after having this curry I really felt better. When I was small whenever my dad buy this goat intestine its a very huge work for my mom to clean those intestines. But now a days its not a big deal. We used to buy this goat intestine from our near by mutton stall. And it is thoroughly cleaned and chopped like usual meat. So we never have to bother about cleaning anymore. Then cleaning under normal water like any other meat is enough. Always make sure the goat intestine is cleaned properly before proceeding to cook. Lets see how to prepare this authentic Kudal Kulambu / Goat Intestine Curry….
October 17, 2014
September 18, 2014
Sambar is one of the staple food in every South Indian home. This can be prepared using toor dal / lentils combined with any veggies of our choice. Sambar pairs nicely with idli / dosa or with plain white rice. Usually Idli sambar is prepared in a prressure cooker to make the dal and veggies mushy , I will share the recipe soon. I love making sambar as it is so easy to prepare and also healthy. This is the method suggested by my gradma. She never uses any special sambar powder in her recipes and each of her sambar has the unique flavour of the veggies she added. I really adore her cooking and its always a hit at my home. So try this sambar and give your views. Click on this link to have a look at Vendakkai Sambar / Ladies Finger Sambar.
You can prepare different types of sambar with different vegetables . Vendakkai / Ladies finger Sambar, Kathirikai / Brinjal Sambar, Murungakkai / Drumstick Sambar , Mullangi / Radish Sambar are so common. You can also use other veggies like bottle gourd , ridge gourd , turnip , carrot, cabbage or even bitter gourd to make sambar. Either you can use one of the above veggies or you can use your favourite combo of veggies to prepare sambar.You can also prepare sambar without any vegetables and we call it as Vengaya sambar (i.e) sambar made using onions , the recipe will be soon online.
Now lets see how to make this delicious Kathirikkai / Brinjal Sambar….
July 08, 2014
This a very delicious aromatic South Indian chicken curry. This dish is so flavourful and pairs best with plain rice and rotis. This can also be a good accompaniment with briyanis. The house will be filled with flavours while you are making the masala, no wonder this is such an enjoyable treat to chicken lovers. Do make this yummy chicken curry and let me know your views. Now lets see the preparation.
July 02, 2014
A traditional meal that contains essential proteins and minerals for the babies growth. This is a healthy and energetic food for babies. And one of the staple food that I feed my son daily for his lunch. Everyday I will add some different vegetables to make him not feel bored of the same taste. This is the texture I started when my boy was 6 months old. I thought of posting this before long. It was in lying my draft. Now he is 10 months old ,so I am not using the blender anymore, just mashing the food with a spoon and feeding him. Lets see the recipe.
June 17, 2014
Are you bored of usual side for Idli/Dosa then this instant sambar will be a good alternative. Sambar without any dal , interesting right. Try this recipe and you will sure be amazed with the outcome. This is so easy to prepare and also tastes good. This Sambar pairs good with Venpongal / Ghee Pongal too.
The original recipe calls for some more extra tamarind, but I felt that will be more tangy for me so I reduced to my tastebuds. If you like more tanginess then increase the addition of tamarind. Lets see the recipe….
May 12, 2014
April 12, 2014
Broccoli is a good source of vitamin c and also contains beta carotene, folic acid, omega 3 and packed with many other wonderful nutrients. It can be combined with other veggies like carrots or potatoes.
When you are introducing something new to your baby, always give in a smaller portion and then gradually increase the amount. Lets see the recipe…
April 06, 2014
March 24, 2014
Sweet potatoes have lots of nutrients that makes it a wonderful choice of food for your baby. They are a good source of beta carotene as well as potassium and has a good amount of Vitamin E, calcium and folate and are high in Vitamin A . You can view the health benefits of sweet potato here.
In this puree I used only sweet potato. And you all know this itself is sweet in nature. Sometimes I used to add few banana pieces / half steamed apple or steamed carrot to make it more yummy. You can try the above combinations for your babies to make them enjoy different tastes. Now lets go to the recipe.
March 17, 2014
March 14, 2014
When's the right time to introduce solid food to your baby? The official guidelines say you should wait until your baby is six months. But normally many of us starts to feed them at their 5th month. Some of my readers requested to share baby food recipes and I thought this is the correct time to share those as I started weaning my boy . Here is what I am feeding my baby and I believe this will help other new moms.
I started feeding solid food to Srivathsan at the mid of his 5th month. Each baby is different and unique. My elder one is completely different from my younger one. No one knows their baby better than their mother, so feed him/her if you feel they get ready to take solid food. If you are not sure then better consult your doctor about starting solid food for your baby. But never start weaning before they complete 18 weeks.
Initially I started with store bought organic baby rice and moved to Banana porridge & Apricot porridge . He liked the different tastes. Then at the mid of his sixth month I started making home made purees. Slowly he started having them. Now I am giving Apple Banana porridge / Carrot Apple Porridge / Carrot Banana Porridge. My boy showed much interest in mixed up purees so I started mixing apples & carrots and other fruits and pureed them. As I said each baby is different, so if you wish you can also also puree the apples / carrots / banana separately . And I am thinking to introduce some other different tastes to my little one and will sure share with you all soon.
I never add any extra sweetener or salt to my baby food as per my mid wife suggestion. And this can be followed till they are 1 year old , but I understand this can’t be possible as we switch to rice&dal,idlis etc.. so try to follow at least for few months initially. Now lets see how to make the porridge .
February 28, 2014
This is a super healthy and delicious side for those who loves bitter gourd. First time when I heard the name of this recipe from my mom , it sounded different as I never used coconut masala in bittergourd fry. But really this pairs wonderfully with rice items like sambar/rasam/curd rice. As you all know this veggie is loaded with vitamins , minerals and anti oxidants and is so good for diabetes . We enjoyed this dish thoroughly . Try this Masala Bittergourd Fry and let me know how it turned out for you.
February 18, 2014
January 24, 2014
Restaurant menu for breakfast starts with Idli ,Dosa ,Puri ,Vada , Pongal etc…. it goes like this… If there is Poori then there should be Poori masala , this combination is fantastic. I do love my pooris with Kurmas as well as Coconut chutney . But hubby dear and kid likes traditional side so I mostly go with this masal . You can also use this masala for making masala dosa or a stuffing for sandwich. Lets learn how to make traditional poori masala…