Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Mango dal recipe | Andhra mamidikaya pappu recipe

mango pappu

Raw Mango dal | mamidikaya pappu is a popular dal recipe of andhra, the dal is cooked with raw mangoes and mild spices. As mango is in season, i thought i will post this mango dal recipe. the friend of mine from whom i learnt andhra pulihora taught me this mango dal too. It is a very easy recipe and it turned out very well. Try out this mango dal in this mango season and i am sure you will love this mamidikaya pappu . This goes well with rice and roti too. Check out my cut mango pickle and avakkai pickle too.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Eggless Chocolate Brownie | chocolate brownie recipe

Eggless brownie

Eggless chocolate brownie, i have tried this recipe quite a lot of times and every time it is a super hit. Few months back when i did a cookery show in a nearby community center, i made this eggless chocolate brownie along with the hara bhara pulao and potato halwa. All the recipes were super hit in the show. I have adapted the recipe for chocolate brownie from nag's space. This brownie was super hit among my kids and their friends too.  The color of the brownie depends on the brand of cocoa powder. This time i used the bake king brand and it turned out bit dark. Check out my other eggless baking recipes. As today is Varsha's birthday, i thought today i will post this brownie recipe.
Update : You can bake this in the pressure cooker too. Check this link and follow  the instructions.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Aamras recipe | Mango recipes


Aamras is a popular Maharastrian dish made with mangoes and other flavourful spices like elachi and saffron. I have tasted this many times in my friend's house as a dessert, but this is the first time i am making at home. Last week when i visited a friend she made dal baati and aamras for me. I thoroughly enjoyed the food and noted down the recipe of both. Will soon post the recipe of dal baati. Today i made poori for breakfast and made this aamras too. Poori and aamras  turned out to be good combo. Check out my other mango recipes. 

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Vazhaipoo kootu recipe | Banana flower kootu

Vazhaipoo kootu | banana flower kootu is a traditional south Indian gravy made with vazhaipoo. We generally make it for sumangali prarthanai. Especially mom's side they make this very often. When i was small i never eat this and amma force me to take atleast one spoon. But later after marriage developed lot of interest towards traditional food items and started liking this kootu. Oncewhen i went to my mom's house during a vacation, i asked amma to make this  kootu  for me. Amma was super surprised and happily made for me. We call it as vazhaipoo thani kootu. Check my vazhaipoo vadai and vazhaipoo paruppu usili.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Vendhaya kali recipe | வெந்தய களி

venthaya kali

Vendhaya kali | வெந்தய களி in tamil is a popular recipe made generally when a girl attains puberty or else if she is pregnant. Even in many south Indian  houses they make it as a breakfast as it very healthy. Especially in summer to make the body cool, the vendhaya kali is made. Vendhayam in tamil means methi seeds | fenugreek seeds which is a natural coolant for the body and very good for mensurating women. Though i have heard about this bu never tasted or tried at home. One of my friend who makes it regularly used to share in our friend's what's app group that she makes vendhaya kali every weekend. When a reader asked me to post vendhaya kali recipe, i asked my friend the recipe and she elaborately explained me with perfect measurements. Try this healthy venthaya kali at home and let me know how it turned out.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Onion raita recipe | How to make raita

onion raita

Onion raita is an accompaniment of biryani. As we all know onion raita  is choped onions mixed with creamy yogurt. But whoever comes to my house, never fail to appreciate the onion raita which i make for Biryani or pulao. It is a misnomer if i call this as a recipe. But just want to share with you  all the way i make the onion raita. I learnt this from my friend's mom during my college days, and since i saw her making this raita, i can never forget this recipe. Try this onion raita recipe at home and let me know how it turned out.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Mambazha moru kootan | Mambazha Pulissery

Mambazha mor kuzhambu - Palakkad special

Mambazha moru kootan

Mambazha pulissery | mambazha moru kootan is a Palakad special dish, made with ripe mangoes. Though i have heard about this recipe through my friend's mil, but never was bit skeptical to try this at home, as i am not sure about the taste. But after hearing very good reviews about this morkootan, finaly i tried this mambazha morkootan. It tasted very nice and  went well with plain rice and spicy potato masala.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Mor koozh recipe | Mor kali recipe

Mor kali recipe

Mor koozh | Morkali is a authentic , traditional recipe which is one of my favourite from my childhood. Whenever my mom asks me what to make for breakfast, the entire family's voice will be either mor koozh or puli upma or rava upma. How simple it will be for my mom with such non fussy kids !!. Even whenever we go out and watch a movie or come home late after a trip we demand amma to make this for us. Even for my dad who is diabetic she makes the same by replacing rice flour with wheat flour. Try this authentic delicacy this summer and enjoy your breakfast| dinner.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Fruit popsicle recipe | Summer coolers

Fruit popsicle

As Varsha is posting for the past 2 sundays some interesting popsicles , today she is sharing the furit popsicle recipe, which we tried even last year too. We are going for a holiday and i have scheduled some posts till the end of the month. Please bear with any delay in replying your mails or comments. Over to Varsha.....
It is really important to stay hydrated and healthy during summer. I usually find myself opening the
fridge every 2 minutes to look for something cold and nice to drink and since we have holidays now, all that my brother and I eat are chips, cookies and other junk food. Amma keeps insisting that we should eat fruits instead of all that. But do we listen to her? NOO ,So I came up with this popsicle. So the next time you crave for something nice and cold have this popsicle instead. It's healthy and refreshing at the same time. BTW this is the last post of the SUNNY SUNDAY POPSICLE series, as we are going for holiday. But don't worry I'll be back with other posts some time later. BYE BYE.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Urad dal chutney recipe | Side dish for idli | dosa

Chutney Without  coconut - Ulutham paruppu chutney

 Urad dal chutney is asimple and tasty made with urad dal, red chili, onion and garlic as the the main ingredients, and it serves as a perfect side dish for idli , dosa or kuzhi paniyaram. The tamarind is added to balance to the spiciness of the red chili. Check out my other chutney | side dish for idli dosa recipes. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Broccoli usili recipe | Broccoli podimas

broccoli usili

Broccoli usili or broccoli podimas is a south Indian dry curry made with the combination of a veggie and dal. I have posted the beans paruppu usili and vazhaipoo paruppu usili earlier, both are always a super hit recipe. This method of making paruppu usili i read in a cook book and tried it for a potluck party too. I was bit not sure how it will be liked by all as it is not the traditional brahmin way of making the usili. But to my surprise, everyone liked it very much and it was a huge hit too. You can make this by replacing broccoli with beans, capsicum.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Dates popsicle recipe | Easy popsicle recipes

Dates popsicle

Sunny Sunday popsicles post by my daughter Varsha. Check out her coconut lemonade popsicle recipe.  Over to Varsha....
Today is my parents wedding anniversary, so I thought I would post a 'perfect date' recipe. Do you guys get the pun? I am not so good with puns or writing introductions. Since the Ramadan Month is starting tomorrow, Amma suggested that I post a dates recipe. Nowadays it rains quite often but you don't need a sunny weather to eat popsicle, right? Well at least I don't think so. Popsicles can be eaten anytime, anywhere. I am the kind of person who eats ice cream when its raining outside.  This is a perfect recipe for people with a sweet tooth. Enough said,  let's move on to the PERFECT DATE RECIPE. Check out the eggless dates cake recipe and dates kheer recipe too.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Mango phirni recipe | Mango dessert recipes

Mango phirni

Mango phirni | Mango payasam recipe, is a creamy rich mango based dessert | pudding. I have given this recipe for Kunguman Thozi and it got published in the May 1-16th issue. I have already posted Phirni recipe, and this is similar to that one but with the addition of mango. A must try mango dessert in this mango season. You may also like mango sago pudding and  mango float
Very happy to share with you all that my second cook book, themed Kids friendly recipes, got published by Vikatan publications. The book will be available in The Chennai book fair from june 1-13. After June 15th it is available for online order from Vikatan publications. To order my first book on millets you can follow this link and also the same book will be available at book fair too.