Friday, July 26, 2013

Paasi Paruppu Masiyal

                                                                      This is the first time I am trying this Paasi Paruppu(yellow dal) Masiyal. This is my Iyengar friend's recipe( i am not too sure if it is a Iyengar recipe).Whether it is Iyengar recipe or not it came out very well and was tasting heavenly.
I really ran out of ideas and vegetables for the Kozhambu or main gravy today!! only then my friends recipe came to my mind and i decided to make it.It was simple and didn't need any vegetable other than tomatoes.
It is very similar to the north Indian  yellow dal. It tastes heavenly with hot rice and topped with a spoon of desi ghee.It is very simple to make that is why i have not posted step-wise pictures.




Saturday, July 20, 2013

Tomato Jam

                                                                    Tomato Jam it is not very common in the stores. My mother used to make this Tomato Jam at home.Though it is very simple to make she made it  very rarely because we would not eat bread that often in my house!!!Because it was home made and had no onion or garlic in it I remember my grand mom used to have it with pooris,chapathis and dosas because she would never eat the store bought bread or jam.
It is a very healthy and kids friendly recipe because there are no preservatives.I thought it was a very rare recipe and would share it with all of you!!!!!






Sunday, July 14, 2013

Gothumai Adai/Wheat Flour Adai/Sweet Adai

                                                                      I have not heard of this recipe before,until i saw it in chitra's food book.It was really interesting. There are two versions of this adai sweet as well as savoury. The savoury version recipe will follow soon!!!!It requires very few ingredients and quiet  simple and easy to make.It is healthy too!!!It is a treat to people who have a sweet tooth.When i say this i remember that my cousin brother used to have jaggery with curd rice when we were small.I am sure there are lot of people are like that!I too love a little bit of sweetness in food!!!Anyway coming to this sweet adai it is a good variation from the normal chapathis or phulkas we have(one more variety).It is a good after school snack for kids!!!The coconut pieces,cardamom powder and the ghee makes it really yummy!!!!





Monday, July 8, 2013

Vegetable Biryani

                                                                           This Vegetable Biryani is my version (of course i learnt it from my mother)of the biryani.I have made it a lot of times at home and for few parties and who ever has tasted it so far has liked it very much!My  friends love it and so do we. so i thought i will share it with all of you.It is actually my mothers recipe.She was never exposed to the dum biryani so this is how she used to make biryani and here is the recipe.......



Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Vermicelli Upma/Semiya Upma

                                                                         Semiya Upma is a simple and easy breakfast recipe.It  tastes so good that it does not require any accompaniment, so it really comes handy when you are short of time.I make this upma for breakfast,though my kids do not enjoy upmas very much they do eat it for my sake!They do enjoy the vermicelli biryani that i make for dinner sometimes.I have used only onions for this upma.You can add tomatoes,finely chopped vegetables like carrot,beans,peas and cauliflower to make it more healthy and colourful.You can chop these vegetables the previous day and store it in the fridge to use it in the morning(to make it easier).Now coming to the recipe.....