Thursday, May 29, 2014

Potato and Onion curry

Potato is the most staple vegetable all over  the world and South India is not an exception.Potato curry is a special dish and favourite of most of the people especially children.Potato curry is part of any vegetarian festive menu in Tamilnadu.
In my family this potato and onion curry is made on  all Sundays along with Onion Sambar and Avial.It used to be our Sunday Feast.I love this menu.I make this potato and onion curry atleast once a week mostly with sambar if not with Avial.Ths curry is so yummy that it can be wrapped in a chapathi for lunchbox or travel.It can be used as a filling for sandwich for a spicy potato grilled sandwich.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Mango Sago/Mango Sago Pudding

                                                         Mango Sago Pudding is a simple Mango Dessert which originated in Hong Kong, popular in the far eastern countries.It is actually made with Mango puree,evaporated milk or coconut milk.I have of course changed it according to my taste and made it.It tastes best when chilled.
I thougt this mango season i would try something new with ripe mangoes and here it is...



Thursday, May 22, 2014

Masala khichidi




I had a lot of Gujarati friends when i was studying  in school I used share their lunch boxes and developed a taste for gujrathi food.I learnt a few Gujrathi Recipes from them.There is a little sweetness in all the Gujrathi dishes and i love that sweetness in the food.
Vaghareli Khichdi is a variation of Gujarati Khichdi.This Khichdi is a combination of rice,dal,vegetables and masalas.It is a perfect one pot meal.I make it when i am tired and want to wrap up something really fast.It is very nutritious because it has rice,dal and vegetables and ghee.There is no sweetness in this khichdi but it goes well with gujrathi kadhi which is sweet.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Maida Dosa

                                                      This is different variety of dosa with maida or all purpose flour.Even though it is not very healthy it is a easy one with easily available ingredients at home,especially when you do not have the idli or dosa dough.It is an instant dosa which you can prepare immediately.This dosa is not crispy in fact it is soft!!You can add some chopped onions to enhance the taste.


Friday, May 16, 2014

Broken Wheat Idli/Dalia Idli

                                                              Broken wheat or Dalia is a healthier alternative to white rice. I remember my grandfather eating it instead of white rice because he was diabetic. It is an alternative to chapathis, coming in handy for South Indians like me ! When we are bored of Chapathis and Subzis this is a good option to make steamed Idlis with Sambar and Chutneys.




Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Maalaadu/Roasted gram Laddu/Thirunelveli spl

                                                               Maalaadu is a protein rich simple laddu which is very popular in Thirunelveli district of Tamilnadu. Actually, until I got married I never knew about this sweet.My MIL introduced us to this sweet during my wedding.. It is a simple sweet with very simple ingredients that are available at home and it can be made in a jiffy. It is very good for health especially for children because it is protein rich.It is very similar to making rava ladoo!!! Now let us see how I made it, I don't think you can go wrong at all if you follow these simple steps...



Sunday, May 11, 2014

Lemon Rice/Lime Rice/Elumichai Sadam

                                                     Lemon Rice is the simplest of variety rice.It is a non spicy tangy rice apt for this summer.It is done during some festivals like Aadi 18 and Kanu pandigai during Pongal.It is the best way to finish left over rice,ideal for bachelor cooking and of course it is a one pot meal.
                                       It can be served with onion,carrot or boondi raita and of course with any fried vadams and if not at least some store bought chips.My mother used to make Onion and potato curry to go with this since it does not have any vegetable in it.It is a perfect rice for take away(lunch box menu)...


Monday, May 5, 2014

Nellikkai Juice/Amla Juice/Gooseberry Juice

                                                                 Nellikka or Amla or Gooseberry is the most healthiest berries found.Most of us do not give importance to this berry and its benefits.First of all it is an excellent source of vitamin C.The benefits of drinking the juice daily are......
 Drinking fresh fruit juice daily helps to cure increased body heat,burning sensation of body,gastritis and digestive problems.
Drinking amla juice daily with food is an excellent liver tonic.It controls blood pressure.
It Increases the hemoglobin percentage in the blood.
It is an excellent blood purifier and increases the beauty of the body.
Checks unwanted graying and falling of hair.
It is very effective on diabetic patients.and its benefits are endless.....Try making this juice and drink and enjoy its benefits.