Monday, May 28, 2012

Dahi Bhindi/Kerela Style

Dahi Bhindi is a mild subzi with coconut in Kerala style.It is very appropriate for the summer. It is simple to make and tastes great with rice and roti.You have to just make sure you choose the tender lady's finger.
I am sure all of know how to select the tender ones - just break the end of the lady's finger and if it breaks immediately that means it is tender.




Thursday, May 24, 2012

Mampazha Morkozhambu/palakad special

                                                            Mampazha morkozhambu is a traditional gravy prepared with ripe mangoes,green chillies,coconut and yogurt.It is very popular in Palakad/Kerela especially in summer- that is, the mango season.I learnt it from my MIL's friend Lalitha mami.She is from Palakad and she is so good at making this.
It is called by different names like moapazha morkozhambu,morekootan,mampazha pulissery, etc.However it has the sweet,sour,spicy tastes all combined in one dish. It is delicious to taste and visual appearence too, is mouth watering!!!!!!


Sunday, May 20, 2012

Curry Leaves Rice|Karivepillai Sadam

                                       
                   Curry leaves is an important seasoning in South Indian cooking.It is called sweet neem leaves"karivepillai" in Tamil.It has lot of medicinal value but most of us simply remove and throw the leaf from our food and not eat it.Let me mention few of them so that we do not throw the leaves hereafter.
  It is a good remedy for nausea and indigestion.Extract juice of curry leaves,squeese a lime and add a pinch of sugar.Chew a few leaves every day to lose weight. Curry leaves are also known to improve eyesight, It is also believed to prevent cataract.
 Curry leaves are also good for hair growth and colour. If you don't like its raw taste, you can buy the curry leaf powder widely available in the market and have it with dosa or hot rice. You can also make it at home. This will prevent pre mature greying of hair. Alternatively, you can also add a few curry leaves to your hair oil and boil it for a few minutes. Applying this hair tonic will keep your hair healthy.
These are just few of the many benefits that the curry leaves possesses. Include this in your daily diet for better health.
Now Coming to the recipe

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Mango Salsa

                                                                 Those who love a little sweetness in their food will definitely love this Mango salsa.It is a perfect Appetizer for the summer.It goes well with seafood but we are vegetarians, so we substituted it with some canapes and chips.



Sunday, May 13, 2012

Tomato Kurma

                                                              My love for tomatoes makes my try more and more dishes with it. It is always available in the house and it cooks easily so it makes it even more easier to try.
I have tasted this kurma when i was a child but completely lost touch.Recently I tasted it somewhere and that taste was lingering in my mouth so I started looking out for recipes tried it a couple of times and adjusted it to our  taste.This recipe really helps in both times when you are lazy and when you are in a hurry!!!
I make this quiet often now because it is really fast and easy to make and tastes really yum!It goes well with idlis,dosas,appams and even rotis and pulaos.


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Gobi 65

                                                                  "Gobi 65" is surely a favourite starter for all, especially among kids.It is a sure order when we go out for dinner. Though I do not make deep fried food often, today was an exception as my daughter is writing an exam. She will be really hungry when she is back and she will be happy to see her favourite one !!! Here goes the recipe...

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Lemon Tea

                                                                  Lemon tea is a very healthy summer drink.Tea is a much more preferred and healthy alternative to soda and coffee and of course, lemon presents a lot of health benefits.When you add few ice cubes it is really refreshing and a welcome change to this summer heat.It is simple to make and tastes great.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wheat Halwa|Gothumai Halwa

Wheat Halwa is the important sweet during Diwali in my house.My mother used to make this and Diwali Legiyam on the eve of Diwali .She also used to make hot Bajji's to go with the sweet. My aunts used to also make their versions of the Halwa and bring them to my house, thus making the festival and snacks all the more delectable.
                 Coming back to the Halwa it is quite simple except for the fact that it needs continuous stirring.