white pumpkin buttermilk curry

White Pumpkin Mor Kuzhambhu/Buttermilk Curry

White Pumpkin(vellai poosanikai) Butermilk Curry: After three months of raining, now Sun is back to its form. I’m trying to keep my dishes as simple and refreshing as it could be to beat the heat. Mor kuzhambhu/buttermilk curry is one such category and adds that feels so good factor. In my earlier post on ladies finger buttermilk curry, I’ve sauted the ladies finger separately to … Continue reading White Pumpkin Mor Kuzhambhu/Buttermilk Curry

Dal Makhani

Dal Makhani – Guest contribution from Satnam Kaur Sihra

Dal Makhani from Satnam :  After moving to the new place near my kids school, Satnam was the first person I got connected with. She is a warm, loving person with full of life and energy. A busy mom of two lovely kids, she teaches phonetics for kids and is so passionate about cooking. Between her busy schedule, she has made an effort to bring … Continue reading Dal Makhani – Guest contribution from Satnam Kaur Sihra

Raw banana chips/nendhranghai chips

Raw Banana Chips – So Crispy & Yummy!

Raw Banana(Nendrangai) chips: This is one of the popular and trademark snacks of Kerala. And an easy to make snack too. Though we get this snack in most of the shops, only few come with that authentic taste. There’s a Kerala shop near by my home where I get all these authentic Kerala products. I got the raw bananas(nendranghai) from that shop and gave it … Continue reading Raw Banana Chips – So Crispy & Yummy!

Brinjal masiyal

Kathirikai/Brinjal Masiyal – A Perfect Blend!

Kathirikai/Brinjal Masiyal – This is one of those popular dishes that’s prepared across India in various states with just a few variation in the spices. My mom prepares this dish using the small brinjals that’s commonly available in South India and the dish is similar to chidambaram gosthu. It tastes great with steamed rice and Idli. Since its the smaller brinjals, she cuts them into … Continue reading Kathirikai/Brinjal Masiyal – A Perfect Blend!

Carrot Poriyal/Stir Fry – Simple & Tasty!

Carrot Poriyal/Stir Fry Recipe: This is an easy to make South Indian dish and it’s a great accompaniment for steamed rice and sambar/karakuzhambhu(click here for Karakuzhambhu recipe). Carrots come in different colours like red, purple, yellow and white apart from the commonly available orange colour. In my local market, I get two varieties – The long thin slender somewhat pinkish orange type and another is … Continue reading Carrot Poriyal/Stir Fry – Simple & Tasty!

Purple Cabbage Kootu – A Colourful Treat!

Purple Cabbage Kootu: First time when I prepared this vegetable, my kid was really awestruck by its colour. Right from cutting & cleaning to the cooking stage, she was very inquisitive about its colour change. I remember her asking”Why do we get a blue water when we wash this purple vegetable?”…Im still looking for the right answer.. Generally all colour vegetables carry loads of nutrients … Continue reading Purple Cabbage Kootu – A Colourful Treat!

Sweet Aval/Poha breakfast

Sweet Aval/Poha Breakfast – Refreshing Mornings!

Sweet Aval/Poha Recipe: This is one of those easy to make recipes with very few ingredients and requires no cooking at all. When I know for sure that my lunch is going to be heavy, I try to balance it with a lighter morning. Sweet Aval breakfast makes me feel light and refreshed. I serve this dish along with banana just like the way we … Continue reading Sweet Aval/Poha Breakfast – Refreshing Mornings!

kashayam for cold/ cold concoction

Kashayam for cold – Home Remedy!

Kashayam for cold: When it comes to cold ailment nothing beats paati vaithiyum/Home remedies learnt from our elders. More recently, I started growing herbs like holy basil(tulsi) and Indian Borage(karpooravalli) in my balcony. These are commonly grown in South Indian households and come handy for cold treatment for all age groups. I prepared a herbal concoction/kashayam the other day to fight the terrible cold that … Continue reading Kashayam for cold – Home Remedy!