Quail Egg Bonda : Surprisingly, I found these eggs in one of the South Indian shops here in Mumbai and immediately, I bought it, knowing the fact that it comes with loads of goodness and I planned to make a evening snack out of it, for my kid. Quail eggs are high in protein and vitamins that it is said to boost immunity and metabolism. … Continue reading Quail Egg Snack – Kadai Muttai Bonda
Cappuccino at home: I’m a great coffee lover. Just the smell of coffee can make me feel light and happy. And, I have been always drawn towards the wonderful taste of Cappuccino and more than intrigued towards the art on top of it. For a long time now, I decided to try it out. Filter coffee has been the tradition in South India and it’s … Continue reading Coffee with Love – Prepare your own Cappuccino!
Green Peas & Potato Curry : It’s a rich and an aromatic dish. I have used white poppy seeds(khus khus/kasa kasa) to get the authentic taste. Poppy seeds has been traditionally used in lot of non-veg curries in South India. My mom prepares special spice mix including the poppy seeds that could be added for all non-veg preparation as it brings out the distinct flavour, … Continue reading Green Peas & Potato Curry – So flavourful!
Mushroom Pepper Fry – Kalan Milagu Varuval: Mushroom has always been my favourite for its earthy taste and the vast nutritional benefits that it carries. It’s one of the superfood that has a high amount of antioxidant and is a good source of vitamin D. Given these facts, I try to include mushroom atleast twice a week in my regular preparation – It could be … Continue reading Mushroom Pepper fry – Kalan varuval!
Bitter Gourd Stir Fry: I love walking through the streets with my kid beside, answering her all the way. I make it a point that I don’t do bulk purchase, so that I get to do some lil’ purchases almost everyday, a chance to increase my kid’s curiosity to know the groceries, the place, the surrounding – I find her happiness in seeing the lil’ … Continue reading Pagarkai poriyal/Bitter Gourd Stir Fry – Bitterness at its Best!
Minu Thattu Vadai: A popular snack from South India, thattu vadai is made occasionally on auspicious days in South Indian households. With few ingredients and a couple of techniques, the authentic taste of thattu vadai can be easily brought out. I’m a great fan of mini thattu vadai and anyone from salem can’t forget the taste of thattu vadai set that comes with the combination … Continue reading Mini Thattu Vadai/Thattai – So Crispy!
Radish Moong Dal Sambar: South India is best known for its Idlies, Dosas and Sambar varieties. You can expect sambar preparation in every South Indian household atleast once a week. By just varying the vegetable they end up making different sambar varieties and each vegetable infuse distinct taste to the preparation. I specifically like the combination of moong dal and radish – It’s a light and … Continue reading Pasi paruppu mullanghi sambar/Radish Moong dal Sambar – A must try!
Kadalai Mittai : This is one of the most difficult posts that I’ve worked on so far. To get to this final stage of presentation, I had run into many trial and error stages and in the process, I’ve learnt the techniques to get the desired sugar syrup consistency for Kadalai Mittai and the caramel decoration. One of the very popular and traditonal snack of … Continue reading Kadalai Mittai/Peanut chikki – An Interesting Make!
Mysore Pak: My kid’s school is a great place for me to network with other mommies. We are a group now and with the lil time to catch up everyday, we discuss a lot of things that are common. With Diwali around the corner, Sivakami has shared with me her mysore pak preparation that has been passed on by her grandma to her mom. A … Continue reading Traditional Mysore Pak – Guest contribution from Sivakami!
Ellu Urundai(til/sesame seeds ladoo) – There’s lot of health benefits associated with ellu/sesame seeds. And, sesame seed oil is popular in South Indian cuisine. Still my mom uses it in lot of tangy hot curries and as a mix for idli podi. I remember when we were child, my mom used to religiously do hair and scalp massage for us with warmed sesame seed oil … Continue reading Ellu urundai/ Sesame seeds ladoo