Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Thengai Podi

                                                              We Tamil Brahmins eat a lot of these Podi's like Curry leaves,Jeera podi, etc and one of the main and tasty podi is the Thengai Podi.Everyone in my house loves it because it is a little spicy and tasty.We eat it with hot rice with some ghee or gingelly oil drizzled on it and with few roasted or fried pappads and more kuzhambu.Actually it is the dry version of Thengai Thogayal which can be stored for two weeks.You can also carry it while travelling and have it with idlis,dosas and steaming rice of course when you crave for some spicy home food.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Kashmiri Pulao

                                                            I have been wanting to try out this (Kashmiri Pulao)aromatic and mildly sweet  rice recipe in a long time but somehow could not accomplish it.Today i had all the ingredients i wanted for this recipe and wanted to make some rice dish along with some rotis and dal for dinner tonight so finally got to make this pulao.You can try this in the summer!!!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Avarekkai poricha kozhambu/Broad Beans Kozhambu

                                                                      Avarekkai or Broad beans is a climber which could be grown in a small place like our backyard.I remember in my aunts house they used to grow it the back yard and pluck it fresh for the cooking.Though it is not a favourite vegetable in my house I make it as a south Indian gravy called Poricha Kozhambu.
                                                  I boil the vegetable in tamarind water with salt and then combine some cooked dhal and spiced powder.It can be had with hot steaming rice and raw banana curry.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Jal Jeera

                                                              Jal Jeera needs no introduction it is truly a north indian summer drink with a lots of goodness in it.It is served as an appetizer and as a welcome drink in a lot of restaurants.I have tasted in a lot of restaurants but didn't like it so much in  but when i made it at home just loved it!!!!The ginger,cumin powder and black salt are good digestives that kindles your hunger truly appetizing!!!!!Enjoy making it at home and have it with your friends and guests!!!!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Black Channa Salad/Chaat

                                                         I have eaten salads with Kabuli channa,black eyed peas and sprouts in many restaurants and at home rarely but not the black channa.It is healthier than the white channa.It has a lot of health benefits and very nutricious and filling salad.It is oil free,sugar free,fat free and protein rich and fibre rich.
I have started making more and more protein rich foods now a days one such inclusion is the bean salads or you can call it Black channa chaat!!!!