Thursday, July 31, 2014

MASALA IDIYAPPAM RECIPE | VEGETABLE SEVAI RECIPE

Masala-idiyappam

Idiyappam | sevai |Rice noodles is a healthy south indian breakfast. We generally make this  for dinner too. My mom makes variety of idiyappam and she makes the basic idiyappam using the traditional sevai nazhi. I have already posted the recipe of  idiyappam but this one i made with instant rice sevai available in the stores. This is a simple recipe but can be made in less than 30 minutes, serves as a perfect breakfast |week night dinner too. I have used Concord, Double horse brand of instant sevai few times. Both worked out very well for me. If you know any other brand works out well for you, please mention in the comment section.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

MACARONI PAYASAM RECIPE |PASTA KHEER | KHEER RECIPES

Macaroni-pasta-kheer Macaroni | pasta payasam is a simple kheer and quite a unique one too. The method of making this payasam is almost similar to the semiya kheer, but pasta | macaroni will definitely an interesting dessert. You can make this kheer with shell pasta or any other small variety of pasta. Try out this simple payasam|kheer and wish all my readers Eid Mubarak

Sunday, July 27, 2014

TOMATO POHA UPMA RECIPE |THAKKALI AVAL |BACHELOR RECIPES


Thakkali-aval Tomato poha|thakkali  poha is a very easy breakfast or tiffin recipe, which can be made in 10 minutes. Even bachelors who has no idea on the spices or powders in the kitchen ,can make this upma.  without much write up let us go to the tomato poha upma recipe.

Friday, July 25, 2014

DATES KHEER RECIPE |DATES PAYASAM

Dates-Kheer

Dates Kheer| Dates Payasam is a very simple payasam. With just milk and dates this payasam can be done in a jiffy. My brother-in-law always brings big boxes of dates for us from Muscat everytime. During our India trip he gave dates for us and i was too tempted to try this dates kheer. Try out this very simple dates payasam. No need to add sugar to this kheer as the sweetness of the dates is enough for the payasam.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

OATS CHAAT RECIPE | INDIAN OATS RECIPES

Indian-Oats-recipes      I have tried few dishes with Oats but never thought we can make a Chaat with oats. When i went to book shop in Chennai, during my trip last time, kids were totally busy in filling the basket. I am not an avid reader, and i just sat in a place with a cookery book in hand and started just going through the book. I was so tired after roaming around in the mall for few hours. So without must interest just to spend time i was going the book. Suddenly this name Oats chaat caught my eyes and it sounded very new and interesting to me. So i just noted the name of the recipe in my mobile notepad. Finally tried this Oats chaat yesterday and it was very nice  and quite filling too. I took this for lunch and i stayed energetic till 5 pm. Stay tuned for more interesting Oats recipes coming up next week.
Feel free to adjust the quantities as per your taste.
Check out my Other Oats recipes:

Monday, July 21, 2014

CORN METHI PULAO RECIPE | EASY LUNCH BOX RECIPES

Corn-methi pulao

Corn methi pulao, my sister gave me this recipe, a year back but some how when i have corn, methi will not be there and when methi  leaves are in stock, corn will not be there. Many times i forget also. She too asks me sometimes, as why i didn't post the corn methi pulao. Finally during our India trip she told she will make this for me and asked me to click the pictures only. I happily agreed and took the step wise pictures. She used the small fresh methi leaves  but before i could take the final pictures a very good of friend of us came to meet me. So i didn't click the final pictures but immediately after coming back from India i made this corn methi pulao and clicked the final pictures.
Check out my other popular lunch box recipes too

Sunday, July 20, 2014

HOME MADE RICE FLOUR | INDIAN KITCHEN BASICS

Home made- rice flour
 Home made rice flour is generally made in  most of the houses for making savories | bakshanams for festivals. As the festival season is about to start i thought it will be very useful for many of us to know about this basic recipe - home made rice flour.  Though we get store bought rice flour and many of us use store bought flour for making murukku,thattai,seedai , kozhukattai etc, but home made flour gives more crispiness to the dishes. The outer layer of  kozhukkatai gets nice bright white colour if we use home made flour.
Check out the dishes which we can make with home made rice flour:

Friday, July 18, 2014

AKKARA ADISAL RECIPE| AKKARAVADISAL WITH JAGGERY

Akkaravadisal

Akkara adisal or akkaravadisal is an authentic iyengar recipe, which is generally made during the month of Margazhi. Many people make this during aadi velli and thai velli too. I have made this akkaravadisal with sugar and have posted too. This typical iyengar dish i got the recipe, though i know how to make, bit not sure of the proportions. So asked my friend whose mom makes it very awesome and ended up with mouthwatering creamy akkara adisal. Over to the recipe of akkaravadisal using jaggery.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

AADI PANDIGAI RECIPES| SOUTH INDIAN FESTIVAL RECIPES

Aadi-pandigai recipes

Aadi is the 4th month of Tamil month. Generally comes in the middle of July. The first day of Aadi is celebrated as aadi pandigai.  We make Thengai paal Payasam , otherwise called Aadi paal , on this day. Generally any wedding or auspicious occasion is not done during this month of aadi. The 18th day of this month, is called aadi perukku. People believe that this aadi perukku brings prosperity and wealth. Farmers sow seeds on this month as it brings more prosperity and harvest to them.  All the fridays are considered more auspicious in this month. We make jaggery based payasams, Maavilaku and kozhukattais and make neivedhyam to God.
  I have compiled the aadi pandigai recipes,including the south indian variety rice recipes which we make for aadi 18perukku, for your ease. Click on the pictures below for the recipes. Check out Jeyashri's kitchen recipe index for full collection of recipes.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

THAVALA VADAI RECIPE | VADAI RECIPES

Thavala -vadai
   Thavala vadai is a traditional vadai made in our houses during festival times, but honestly speaking this is the first time i am attempting at home. I remember during my childhood days, my father would buy this thavala vadai whenever he goes to the Town. We stayed 8 kms away from the main city and he goes to the main Madurai town during the first week of the month. There used to be a very famous bajji, bonda and vadai shop, a small brahmin mess. My dad buys thavala vadai from there for my grandmother and many other snacks for us too. My grandmother is a very great fan of thavala vadai and getti chutney. She eagerly look forward that evening and i could still recall the happiness in her face, when she opens the parcel.
Somehow, i have never seen at home this thavala vadai was never made. But i have the recipe written in my mom's hand written cook book, which i looted from her during my India trip last year. I promised her that i will return her book soon, but still keeping that with me !!!

Monday, July 14, 2014

KALYANA SAMBAR RECIPE| KADAMBA SAMBAR RECIPE

Kadamba-Sambar
 
   Kalyana Sambar | Traditional wedding style sambar, the recipe i wanted to post for a long time. After attending a wedding and a family function in India last month, i wanted to make this post soon. The Sambar which they make in our style weddings are always awesome. They generally put lot of veggies in the sambar and the hot rice, smeared with ghee along with this yummy sambar, paired with urulai kizhangu curry and appalam..., wow nothing can beat the taste. Without boring you all much, let me go on to the recipe of Kalyana sambar.
Check out my Kalyana rasam   

Friday, July 11, 2014

PIZZA FLAVORED PARATHA | PARATHA RECIPES

Pizza-paratha
Pizza flavored parathas, the thought just flashed me when i was cleaning my freezer. I saw some sun dried tomatoes lying in my freezer and was thinking to make some savory buns using that. Then suddenly this idea of making pizza flavored parathas flashed me and tried it the next day. It turned out quite well and i am sure kids will love this for sure. For a change from regular parathas, you can give this for kids lunch box. Somehow i felt while writing this Sour cream dip will pair with this paratha very well.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

CHETTINAD URULAI BIRYANI | RESTAURANT STYLE SMALL POTATO BIRYANI

Chettinad urulai biryani

  Biryani i wanted to try with small potatoes for a long time. During our vacation to India last month, we went Cream center for dinner on my daughter's birthday. A biryani mela was going on there and we ordered a chettinad vegetable biryani. Me and my younger co sister relished it each and every bite. After coming back home, there was an urge for me to try this Chettinad biryani at home. Last week i called my friend for dinner and i made this biryani. It was a super hit. So yesterday i tried it again just for the sake of blog and posting the recipe of restaurant style chettinad biryani. 

Monday, July 7, 2014

THAYIR IDLI RECIPE|CURD IDLI RECIPE

Curd- idli

Thayir Vadai is a very popular south indian recipe. I have blogged this thayir vadai | curd vadai some time back.  My nephew is very fond of thayir vadai and my sister too makes it at home for him. Since making vadai frequently is not so healthy , she was bit worried and when we were discussing ,suddenly this thought of Thayir idli came to my mind. It worked out very well and now it is so easy to make and quite healthy too. Best one to have in the summer.  Try out this Thayir idli | curd idli and i am sure  you will love this one.
Check out my North indian style Dahi vada too.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

MOONG DAL PUTTU |SAVORY VERSION | EASY BREAKFAST RECIPES

Moong dal- puttu
  I am still getting back to the routine after a hectic and fun filled India trip. I thought i will take my camera from Monday but i can't stay away from that. While returning back from India, in the  flight, we are served with Moong dal puttu in the flight. It was a small portion but tasted very well. Me and Suresh happily relished the puttu and recalled all the wonderful moments about the trip. From yesterday i was thinking i should make this moong dal puttu at home. Finally i made this for breakfast and we both enjoyed this moong dal puttu again. It turned out almost the same which we had in the flight.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

MANGO THOKKU | MANGA THOKKU RECIPE

Manga-thokku
Mango thokku or manga thokku is one of my most favorite pickle. A best accompaniment for sambar rice, upmas, parathas and curd rice. My mom makes this very well and i still remember the days when she used to make mango thokku in bulk and store for 4-5 months. I made this thokku and clicked long back but it was lying in the draft for a long time. We are just back from a fantastic and fun filled India trip. Will get back to routine in a  day or two. Let me first finish off posting the recipes lying in my draft and will start with the new one from the next week.