Thursday, February 26, 2015

Masala Toast/Vegetable Masala Bakery Toast

                                                                    I have heard so much about this toast and finally I got to try it at home today.It is very popular in Karnataka, in the Banglore Iyengar Bakery.I looked for the recipe and it was really my kind of food - simple and yet tasty.It would be a perfect evening snack for the kids.Try it,I am sure you will also love it for its simplicity and taste.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Sago Idli/Javarisi Idli

                                                                    You want a variation of the normal routine idli you can try this one.Yes sago idli soft and tasty idly i made recently.Try it with any khara chutney or Peanut chutney it tastes good.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Aloo Channa Chat Recipe

                                                            Usually chats have to be eaten immediately once it is made but this one is different and that is what i like about it.It is as tasty like any other chat and filling too.I made this chat for evening snack today i am sure my kids are going to love it.
You can make this chat as an appetizer for any dinner parties in your home.You can make it in the morning and refrigerate and keep it out during dinner time.


Monday, February 16, 2015

Bread and Cheese Pakoda/Fritters

                                                                I have tried bread pakoda,paneer pakoda etc but some how i felt it was very bland on the inside.Recently my friend Deepa gave this Bread and cheese pakoda recipe to me.We made it  two or three times in parties in our house and it is a big hit!!!!yes it is a really tasty one.The best part is when you are making for parties or large numbers you can prepare the bread and keep it ready in the refrigerator and fry it hot hot when guests come and that is what i did.The cheese in the bajji really melts!!!!!


Thursday, February 12, 2015

Tamarind Rice/Puli sadam/Pulianchadam


Tamarind rice or Puli sadam is one of our favourites.I would prefer pulisadam for coconut rice or lemon rice simply because it is Tangy and spicy making it tastier.Even my kids love it, so it is often a lunch box menu with some vadams or potato chips.I just posted pulikachal recipe last week and I made this Tamarind rice for the kids lunch box!!!!!!
Most of the people make a spice powder with coriander seeds,channa dal red chillies and seasame seeds but my mother used to make a powder only with fenugreek seeds and add it to the pulikachal.We love this version better than the one with spice powder.


Monday, February 9, 2015

Pulikachal/Tamarind Rice Paste

                                     Pulikachal is the tamarind paste we use to make Puli Sadam or Tamarind Rice.Tamarind rice is the tastiest of kalanda sadams (variety rice) because it is tangy and spicy. It is very ideal for travel because it stays fresh for a longer period.
                                    This Tamarind paste or Pulikachal can be stored in the refrigerator for 15 to 20 days.We usually make this pulikachal prior to the day we have to make puli sadam.We make this rice during pongal,aadi pandigai and chitra pournami days.It is ideal for the school lunch box.



Thursday, February 5, 2015

Aval Pidi Kozhukattai


                                                                           Honestly I have not been exposed to this kozhukattai before!!!I just learnt it from other blogs.It seemed very simple and tasty.Yes it is really soft and yummy and really quick!!!!When you have sudden guests or when you need to make something really quick and healthy this is it..You can sure give it a try.......



Monday, February 2, 2015

Vendakkai/Lady's Finger More Kuzhambu

                                                                  More Kozhambu or Kuzhambu is a very simple, yogurt based gravy made regularly in Tamil Homes.It is an important dish is any festival menu and wedding menus. Vendakkai or Lady's Finger More Kuzhambu is the Tastiest of all the More kuzhambu because we fry the lady's finger till crisp making it tastier than the other vegetables.
My Mother in law makes so many types of More kuzhambu since she is from Thirunelveli district.I have learnt a few of them and posted it too like Maampazha More kuzhambu,More Charu etc and a few will follow soon.My mother makes only one type of More kuzhambu.Paruppu usili or Coconut Thogayal is the best combination for this More kuzhambu.