Showing posts with label South Indian. Show all posts
Showing posts with label South Indian. Show all posts

October 17, 2014

Aatu Kudal Kulambu / Goat Intestine Curry

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….


September 18, 2014

கத்திரிக்காய் சாம்பார்/ Eggplant Sambar / Brinjal Sambar

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…. 

Kathirikkai / Brinjal Sambar


July 08, 2014

Chicken Varuval Curry / Chicken Curry

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.

Chicken Varuval Curry

June 17, 2014

Pottukadalai sambar / Roasted Gram Dal Sambar / Instant Tiffin Sambar

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….

Pottukadalai Sambar

May 12, 2014

பருப்பு சாதம் / Paruppu Sadam

This is a simple South Indian variety rice that can be made in less than half hour. This comes handy when I am not sure what to cook or there is no veggies stock in my fridge, So you can guess how simple it is. This pairs nicely with potato fry and also a great accompaniment with just papad and pickle.  And a best packed lunch recipe that your kids love to have for their lunch .Check below for step by step instructions and pictures to prepare this protein rich rice recipe.
Paruppu Sadam

April 06, 2014

Palak Keerai Poriyal / Spinach Stir Fry

This is a simple poriyal that pairs nicely with all rice items. Spinach is one of the greens that is available all time in my place. I will make either keerai sambar or keerai kootu or keerai poriyal  with this healthy green. Every single dish is a good hit at home. Moreover this green is loaded with lots of nutrients and are rich in vitamins and minerals. I consumed this green a lot when I was pregnant. Here comes the recipe..
Spinach Stir Fry

March 17, 2014

உடைத்தமுட்டை கறி / Egg Drop Curry

This Drop In Egg Curry is my hubby’s favourite .  One can know the special feature of this curry with its name . Yes , it is dropping the eggs in the curry and cooking it . This tastes really very yummy and the cool thing is you don’t need an extra side for this curry. We enjoyed this meal and its so comforting and a filling lunch. Have it a try and let me know your views…
Egg Curry

February 28, 2014

Pavakkai Masala Varuval / Bittergourd Masala Fry

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.

Pavakkai Varuval

February 18, 2014

கொத்து பரோட்டா / Kothu Parotta

Hi Friends and Readers , hope you are all doing good. Now-a-days I’m busy with my little one , so finding very little time to update my blog. But I can’t leave my passion so hope to post more lovely dishes in the future. Thanks for your support.
And coming to the recipe Kothu Parotta is a very famous South Indian street food . It is widely available in small road side food shops . The Parotta Salna is a wonderful combination. I just loved the taste of the kothu parotta which my dad gets from nearby road side shops . And this recipe also tastes close and I’m sure if you try once , this will turn to be  your favourite dish too. It is made from eggs, spices & chicken salna and finally pounded with a metal skillet. I skipped the pounding part as I tore the parotta to tiny pieces and I am happy with the outcome. I used Chicken Kulambu / Curry here in this recipe. But I have a recipe for chicken salna too, If you want to try the typical salna check this link . Both the curries tastes awesome. Lets go to the recipe.

January 24, 2014

Traditional Poori Masala / Poori Masal / Poori Kizhangu

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

Chicken Fry / Kozhi Varuval

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…

Chicken Fry

August 19, 2013

தக்காளி சட்னி / Tomato Chutney

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….

Tomato chutney

August 15, 2013

Mutton Chukka varuval / Mutton Fry

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….

Mutton chukka / Mutton Fry

July 26, 2013

Chettinad Potato Fry

Hi Friends,
Chettinad cuisine is so famous for its freshly grounded masala powders .This is one such very aromatic and delicious fry from chettinad that goes well with South Indian rice platter . Freshly ground masala gives a  nice aroma and wonderful taste to this recipe. The spice touch makes this fry more addictive. I love it more spicy , but its absolutely up to your taste  to increase or decrease the spiciness .  We had shifted our house and there was no net connection , so not able to blog for a quite long time . Feeling happy to blog after a break of  couple of weeks. Thanks dear friends and readers for all your support . Now lets see how to prepare this chettinad potato fry.
Chettinad Potato Fry

April 16, 2013

மிளகாய் சட்னி / Red Chilli Chutney

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

Pudalangai Kootu / SnakeGourd Kootu

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

Poondu Puli kulambu/Garlic In A Tangy Gravy

Garlic Tamarind Curry is a very common dish in most of  the South Indian families.My mom prepares this curry once in a week because of  its medicinal values.

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..

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