Chicken Soup

Chicken green peas soup – Winter Special!

Chicken Soup:  Soups are best choice to warm you in winter. And, for that reason, chicken soup not only helps warm up in cold days, but also that it provides great relief for cold ailments. As this could be prepared within minutes without the need for longer simmering, its best to use the naturally grown chicken. For a well-balanced food, it’s always best to include … Continue reading Chicken green peas soup – Winter Special!

pepper curry

Pepper Curry – During Winter !

Milagu kozhambhu/ Pepper Curry: With Mumbai experiencing a decade low colder nights, every one at home are getting affected by the terrible cold. I have been making some South Indian home remedies like kashayam(herbal decoction) and milagu kozhambhu(pepper curry) besides the relishing soups & hot coffees. Pepper curry gives a complete relief for cold . It’s extremely hot and goes well with steamed rice. Here’s … Continue reading Pepper Curry – During Winter !

Vegetable Stew – A side for Idiyappam & Poori !

Vegetable Stew: I believe these words – necessity is the mother of inventions – are very much true. Somehow my purchase got delayed and I had very few veggies left in my fridge. I was giving a bit of thinking on what to prepare. Drawing inspiration from poori masala that my mom used to make and the avial recipe that one of my friend shared … Continue reading Vegetable Stew – A side for Idiyappam & Poori !

Mutton soup with green peas and potato

Mutton Soup Recipe: Mutton soup & chicken soup are two soups that are very popular in South Indian households. Especially when someone in the house is caught with cold and running nose, first suggestion would be to prepare these soups. I make mutton soup with peas and potato for my kid every week. I mix the soup with steamed rice and give her – she … Continue reading Mutton soup with green peas and potato

Sankara meen/Red snapper fish curry

Sankara meen kozhambhu Recipe: It’s been quite sometime since we moved here to Mumbai. I was longing to make sankara fish curry and I have been hunting for a proper fish market. My husband usually gets sear fish and he is not so comfortable with the fish names. He prefers outsouring the buying dept to me. And to my dismay, whenever I go, there wont … Continue reading Sankara meen/Red snapper fish curry

Arai Keerai Masiyal – Green & leafy !

Arai keerai masiyal (amaranth leaves variety) : Arai keerai as it is called in Tamil, is predominantly used in South India. Its one of the amaranth leaves variety, though I’m not sure of the exact English equivalent. It’s an excellent source of calcium and helps to improve haemoglobin level. Because of its health benefit, it could be included routinely in our diet. Here is a simple … Continue reading Arai Keerai Masiyal – Green & leafy !

Black eyed peas – Bottle gourd curry

Black eyed peas – Bottle gourd curry: Recently when my in-law visited us, he got this black eyed peas. I have heard bottle gourd would be a great combination with black eyed peas but never once tried before. I wanted to make a different recipe than the usual karakozhumbhu type. Suddenly, I was thinking about my grandmother who use to make dry fish curry without … Continue reading Black eyed peas – Bottle gourd curry