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.
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 06, 2014
March 17, 2014
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…
October 04, 2013
Today I am here to share a fantastic tasty chicken recipe - Kozhi Varuval / Chicken fry . This dish is so easy to make and needs no marination. This is so flavourful and pairs up perfectly as a side with both rice & rotis . It can also be made as a gravy depending upon your taste. We liked it very much and I am pretty sure you are also going to like it. So here comes the recipe and do try this yummy fry and let me know your views…
August 19, 2013
Tomato Chutney is a very delicious combo for Idlis and Dosas . Chutney recipes are staple side dishes for breakfast in South India and this is my mum’s version which I like most . I have already posted Onion Tomato Chutney without coconut , click on the link to check it . In this tomato chutney , my mum used to add a little coconut and that really enhances the taste . This is so easy to make and tastes wonderful . Hope you all love this simple chutney . Lets see how to prepare it….
August 15, 2013
Mutton Chukka is a famous item that attracts most of our (non-veg lovers) attention in hotels . My father used to buy mutton chukka whenever we buy briyani from outside . It will be pretty dry and tastes awesome . This is the way my mother makes chukka at home . Mutton is not in our regular menu , we used to buy once in a month .The only thing that annoys me is the mutton I am getting here at Leeds is not as much good as we used to get in my home town . But I can say that its not much bad as I used to it now . I love it more spicy so adjust as per your taste. Try it if you crave for something more spicy and enjoy this with your family . Don’t forget to let me know your views about this recipe . Lets go to the preparation….
July 26, 2013
April 16, 2013
Milagai chutney is a common South Indian side for tiffins . This really goes well with hot soft idlis and crispy dosas. Pearl onions / Sambar onions are preferably used but its so rare in my place so I used big onion . My mom generally don’t use onion and tomato to this spicy chutney and she grinds using a manual grinding stone ( ammikal ) . I too sometimes prefer without onion and tomato . In that case you should soak the chillies in hot water for 10 mins and use some water to grind to a smooth paste . Sesame oil gives a nice flavour and is highly recommended as it reduces the spiciness . I love the combo of coconut chutney or sambar with this spicy side . Try this hot chutney with your idlis , sure its a comforting side for all spicy lovers…
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…
August 03, 2012
If you are wondering how to lower cholesterol naturally, you may not be aware of how garlic benefits your cholesterol levels.Garlic has a variety of useful purposes. Its very helpful in gas trouble and other digestive problems.And also it is mostly known for the flavor it adds to a variety of foods. I love this tangy taste, hope you'll like it .Lets go to the preparation..