Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Arisi Vella Puttu/Navarathri (Friday)Recipes

                                                        This is a very traditional recipe made especially on fridays of the navrathri.It is quiet a difficult  and a long process one.There aren't many recipes for puttu(made this way)on the net too.My aunt is too good at this and i took the recipe from her and of course brushed up with Meenakshi ammal's books.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Curry Leaves Thogayal/Chutney

                                                                    Once in a while i like to make a gravy or a chutney with curry or mint leaves.Today i decided to make curry leaves thogayal(which is my daughter's favourite).My mom always used to say it was very good for health(hair especially) and it has lot of iron.
It is quiet simple to make and we usually have it with steaming hot rice and with a spoon of ghee or oil on top of it with some fried pappads.Traditionally they use to grind it in the Ammi(Indian grinding stone) but i ground it  in the mixer.I saw this ammi(in the picture)in a shop.I loved it so much!!!! i  just bought it to crush garlic or ginger!!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Aloo Palak/Spiced Potatoes in Spinach Puree

                                                                          I think i have already posted few palak recipes and that is how health freak i am.yes this is another subzi or gravy (accompaniment)for rotis(Indian breads).Basically you boil the potatoes,dice and saute them with all the spices and simmer in palak or spinach puree.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Chidambaram Gothsu/Sutta kathirikkai Gothsu

                                                                This is also another traditional recipe from Chidambaram.There are quiet a few versions to it.but my mother used to make it in this way so i just follow it.Even though my kids are not a big fan of brinjal they eat it and my hubby loves it with "arisi upma".

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Vella Aval/Sweetened Rice flakes

                                           .My mother used to make this when we were small...Later when we grew up our taste buds changed and kind of forgotten these (traditional)simple recipes.Now  I want to record these kind of traditional recipes here.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Paneer Makhani

                                                                          I have been wanting try this Recipe in a long time since i knew how to make only paneer butter masala with paneer.I found this recipe in the following link.And i have posted it today (Tuesday ) to submit for bookmarked Recipes of US masala.
This is quiet simple and fast if you have paneer and creme at home.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Paruppu Urundai Mor kozhambu

                                                     Paruppu urundai morkozhambu is a speciality dish.It is made in two different gravies my mom makes it in mor kozhambu gravy and my mil makes it in tamarind gravy( i will soon post the other one too).I made the mor kozhambu simple because of the paruupu urundai's in them they are quiet heavy.Some people use tur dhal and some make it with channa dal(kadalai paruppu)to make the urudais.You can even use both.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Semiya Payasam/Kheer/Vermicelli milk pudding

                                                                  This Payasam or kheer or pudding  is the most simple,fast and easiest one to make.Now that you get Roasted Vermicelli in the stores it becomes even more easier.

Friday, September 9, 2011


                                                                            Calzone originates from Italy.It is made of Ingredients similar to pizza folded over and shaped like a crescent.Usually these are stuffed with Tomatoes and mozzarella but i just modified according to my kids taste.
My daughter wanted to have Pizza today so i thought being Friday  let me try out something new and that tastes like pizza and while i was browsing found this recipe (I tried from US masala blog)gave it a try and made it little more healthy by adding a lot of wheat flour.My kids were extremely thrilled to see such a new recipe and that tasted like Pizza which they love anyways!!!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Ada Pradaman/Onam Recipes

                                                                Pradaman is payasam in Malayalam.Tomorrow being Onam I thought let me try out this recipe.I bought the ready made Ada that is available in stores and boiled it and mixed with jaggery and coconut milk and garnished with cardamom powder and edible camphor.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


                                                                       Idiyappams are rice noodles which are very soft on the stomach(considered safe food) even when you have a fever.I bought the Idiyappam flour in the store and made it at home.let us see how i made it.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Spicy peanut sundal/Navrathri Recipes

                                                                   My mother used to make this sundal slightly different than the usual. It is usually tempered with mustard seeds and coconut but she used to add this curry powder which used to make it different,spicy and more everyone who came to my house for kolu used to love this!!

Monday, September 5, 2011


                                                                         After seeing all the posts for krishna jayanthy i got too tempted to make Murukku.I saw this ready made flour in the shop so just got it and made it immediately.Let us see how i made it.