Friday, July 21, 2017

Onion Bajji recipe, Vengaya bajji

Onion bajji |  South Indian style vengaya bajji is a deep fried onion fritters. They are dipped in a flour batter and deep fried in oil. Bajjis take place in our home very rarely but when we were kids bajjis are made on all Sundays. Amma used to make Vazhakkai bajji often as we get fresh home grown vazhakkai(raw banana) always from the garden. Also kathrikkai(eggplant) bajjis are our most favorite ones too. We feast on bajjis and skip our dinner or just drink some buttermilk and sleep off. Onion bajjis are made rarely as amma makes it whenever there is some extra batter left over. That too she will finely chop all the onions and mix it with the remaining batter and fry in the oil. It is more similar to the north Indian style onion bhajiyas. We love to eat this with curd rice.
Vengaya - bajji
  When i called up amma yesterday that i am going to make onion bajji for post, she told me to try out bajji by soaking channa dal and rice. The procedure is to make a thick batter out of this and make bajjis with that batter. My appa's mami sued to do this and she told it would taste awesome. But i didn't have time for that as i already kept everything ready to take video of bajji. But will try this method and post the recipe soon.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Panchamirtham recipe

Panchamirtham recipe

Panchamirtham is a mix of banana and other dry fruits generally made as a prasadh | neivedhyam for many festivals like janmashtami, Ganesha chathurthi, navaratri or any other pooja we do at home. Even for house warming ceremony and ganapathi homam at home we do this panchamirtham. During our childhood days, we get regular supply of Pazhani panjamirtham from Palani. Also we get the same pazhani panchamirtham in thiruparankundram temple too. But i never liked that as do not like any jaggery based sweets. But now everything has changed. In my sister's house they make this during the time they visit their anscestoral temple. They make it there in the temple and offer as a neivedyam to the God. This recipe, my sister's brother in law passed on to me, the way he explained made me to try this immediately.  As janmashatmi | krishna jayanthi 2016 is on aug 25th, i am posting the this recipe of panchamirtham.  Check out the video of the recipe too.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Vendakkai Thoran recipe

Vendakkai thoran, is a simple curry from the Kerala cuisine. Thoran is included in Onam sadya Menu.  We make Vendakkai curry regularly at home but thoran is made  with the addition of coconut and onions. I have tried this during my initial days of blogging from Bharathy's space. Last weekend i tried this after a very long time and everyone liked it very much. So i wanted to make a post on how to make vendakkai thoran. Ladies finger | vendakkai is loved by everyone at home so they love to eat this in any form. Check out my other ladies finger recipes

Monday, July 17, 2017

Lasooni dal tadka recipe, Garlic dal recipe

Lasooni dal tadka | lasuni dal is a simple dal recipe made with the addition of lot of garlic. I have given this recipe for Aval vikatan supplement 3 years back. While i was going through those books, i thought i will post this easy dal recipe. This can be had as an accompaniment with plain rice or with chapathi or paratha. Adding lot of garlic gives a nice flavour to the dal and also enhances the taste.
Check out my other dal recipes
Lasooni dal tadka

Friday, July 14, 2017

Masala Dosa recipe ,Masal dosai

Masala dosa with video

Masala dosa,or Masal dosai is a popular south Indian breakfast recipe. I wanted to post masala dosa recipe when i posted Hotel Saravana bhavan style mini tiffin. But somehow missed it out. I got a tip of cooking onions in the pressure cooker along with the potatoes, from my suresh's chitti. Though i make masala dosa rarely at home but whenever i make i cook the onions along with potato. You can make it for poori masala too.
During my childhood days my grandmother makes yummy masala dosa. Once we had our friends who has come for night study to our house, when they are about to leave by morning 6.30, she was ready with dosa batter and potato masala. She didn't let anyone to go without tasting the masala dosa. Happily they all had the yummy dosa early in the morning.
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Channa Kurma recipe | Side dish for chapathi

Kurma is an excellent side dish for chapathi, poori, kuska biryani or parotta. I have posted peas kurma, paneer korma and many other kurma recipes. Generally at my place kurma is preferred less compared to channa masala.  Channa kurma | Chickpeas kurma, i have tried few months back and it was liked by every one at home. So after coming back from my vacation, i tried this kurma again. I have posted this channa kurma recipe with a quick video and step wise pictures too. Try this South Indian version of Channa masala at home and let me know how it turned out.
Channa- kurma

Monday, July 10, 2017

Chilli Garlic fried rice recipe

Chilli garlic fried rice, i saw this in Sangeeta restaurant menu, when we visited Chennai last month. As we were in a hurry ordered a dosa but noted down the name to try it at home. Last week when i had little time to cook, suddenly this name chilli garlic fried rice flashed up my mind and googled for the recipe. This sounded so simple and immediately made this chilli garlic fried rice. Kids had this when they are back from school. Both of them loved this fried rice and it was not too spicy. If you are running out of veggies, you can make this easy garlic chili fried rice.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Perfico - Beautiful Personalised Gifts -A review

Generally i never write reviews about any product in Jeyashri's kitchen but since i am very fond of aprons i accepted to do this review for Perfico.
I was approached by, last February  to write a review about personalised cooking aprons. I immediately replied to them saying that I live in Singapore and will mail back when I visit India in June. Promptly on the 1st of June I got another mail from Perfico about my travel plans and I finally ordered my apron from them. They have a huge collection of unique, funny aprons and we can customise it as per our taste and preferences. They deliver to all places within India.
jeyashris kitchen apron

    I got my aprons delivered promptly on the date mentioned by them. Apart from aprons,their online shop has a huge variety of personalised gifts. You can make your loved ones very happy by giving customised gifts for them on their birthdays and wedding anniversaries. They even have customised aprons for men.
  My apron was personalised with the name "Jeyashri's kitchen"embroidered in it. It was made of white poly cotton material. I would have loved it if it was made of 100% cotton though. I would have loved to have the apron in some other colour as well, but since I was running out of time, I couldn't get the colour I wanted.They also have only a few colour options. The apron was neatly packed and delivered to me. My mom was the first one to wear that 😊

Perfico has a wide collection of Bathroom accessories, baby towels, clocks, wallets,flip flops, coffee mugs, glasses, umbrellas, kitchen towels, Passport holder, piggy banks etc. Do visit their site - and i am sure you will surely get addicted to this online shop. The prices are reasonable and the service is great. If you are looking for gift for all occasions, perfico is the right place for that. Thank you perfico for the Apron. 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Aloo Gobi Mutter recipe

Dry version
Aloo gobi mutter is a popular north Indian subzi. Though i have tasted this combo many times in restaurants, this is the first time trying the recipe of aloo gobi mutter dry at home. This can be served with roti or with rasam rice too. After a month of holiday to India, all we need is a simple homemade food. I made this simple Potato cauliflower peas curry for lunch today along with Garlic rasam. The rainy weather complimented this delicious combo. Try this at home and let me know how it turned out.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Mint tea recipe , Mint chai

Mint tea | pudina chai | mint chai is a milk based tea with the addition of fresh mint leaves in it. Generally we add ginger or cardamom or tea masala for making chai | tea. When i did Women's day Live on Jeyashri's kitchen facebook, after the session Radhika made this mint chai for me. It was so refreshing and i enjoyed every sip of the tea. Later at home i tried this few times and also served for a friend who visited us directly from the office. The feedback for the mint tea made me to post the recipe of how to make mint tea. Try this simple refreshing tea with easy ingredients.
I am back after 3 weeks of vacation to India, for our son's poonal(thread ceremony). The event went off very well and we are slowly coming back to routine. Stay tuned for new recipes. Thanks for your support always.