kothu_parotta

I guess all my Tamilian visitors and friends know this better than me… 🙂 “Kothu Parotta”.  Isn’t the name interesting???!! “Kothu Parotta” literally means minced parotta(roti) and happens to be a popular street food in Tamilnadu. I have tasted this few times in my childhood not even knowing it’s name. It’s a yummy snack and for those who love egg, you’ll love it. It can be a wonderful breakfast idea too. So, if you have any chapathi left overs, this is the best way to use them 🙂 Here the recipe goes..  Happy Cooking! Just a clear statement : I really don’t know the exact, traditionalRead More →

Tomato Dal

After a very frequent masala food or restaurant food, what would one love to eat and make the stomach feel satisfied plus happy??? Definitely Tomato Dal. This is definitely true for Andhrites(Southern Indians). Our daily food has Rice, and the best combination with warm rice is for sure any kind of Dal with ghee and some appadam(papad)/uppu mirapakayalu. Slurp! No dish can beat this combination. It’s such a pleasant, warm and satisfying meal. And it’s very simple to make. Follow the recipe and you’ll believe. Happy Cooking! Ingredients: 1 cup Kandi pappu/Tuvar Dal/Yellow Lentils 2 tomatoes medium – chopped into small pieces 1 medium sizedRead More →

daddojanam

Daddojanam is my fav. prasadam 🙂 It’s a kind of prasadam for me first rather than a tasteful dish. Prasadam is usually an edible food that is first offered to the deity and then distributed in his/her name to their followers as their precious gift. After performing any puja(Offering prayers), the deity is offered with this Prasadam. The word prasadam means ‘Mercy’. Receiving prasadam means, receiving God’s mercy to destroy all miseries. Specially in this Dhanurmasam period, Kattu Pongal, Bellam Pongali and Daddojanam are the three different dishes that we consider to offer as a Prasadam to Lord Vishnu. Now, about the dish, it’s veryRead More →

coconut chutney

Coconut-Dalia chutney is a frequently made side dish for Dosas, Idlis, Upma varieties and few snacks. A pretty common, famous south indian side dish. It is a very simple and fast side dish that can be made with very few ingredients.  My hubby says.., and most of the south indians say.. there is nothing special about a Dosa, Idli or a Upma when not accompanied with this chutney 🙂 Here it is. Happy Cooking!!! Ingredients: 1 cup Dalia(Split-Roasted chana Dal / Putnalu) 1/2 cup grated Coconut 2 medium Green chillies(if they are very spicy, otherwise, 3) 1 tsp Cumin seeds/Jeera 3-4 medium length Tamarind flakesRead More →

sorakaya_cocogravy_curry

Found this fast, easy and tasty recipe while browsing some squash curry recipes. Wanted to try something different with this Indian squash other than the regular spice curries. I like the flavor of coconut in curries and thus, this recipe caught my attention. I am so sorry for not saving the original post’s address! 🙁 Have tried this a while before and it came out so well. This is a no-oil curry. Isn’t it interesting??? 🙂  It’s good if you can avoid oil in certain curries replacing it with some coconut. You won’t consume much oil that goes in the tempering and will just haveRead More →

Potlakaya Perugu Pachadi / Snake gourd curd chutney

Welcome back!! Beautiful summer vacations are literally keeping me away from blogging. Anyways.., I am back! Our town does not have any Indian stores and when on vacation, I make sure that I come back with lots and lots of Indian vegetables. I had some nice soft Snake gourds which actually does not fall in my fav list. I prefer very selected recipes of Snake gourd. One from those recipes which makes a yummy-tummy dish is the ‘Perugu Pachadi’ (Curd Chutney literally). Curd chutney is always a hit-dish with any vegetable you choose. The same procedure holds good with Tomatoes, Bottle gourd, Radish, Cucumber. These areRead More →

Rasam_Powder

Passing a very dull week here with dull health.. so could not bring out any exciting recipe. Yet, came with one secret spice powder recipe. Mom’s special recipe. Rasam Powder is altered according to the taste in every kitchen. Here comes my version and you can always adjust the spices as per your taste.  This spice powder called Rasam Powder is specifically made for making ‘Rasam’. South India’s popular thin soup/liquid dish. Will soon bring you here tomato rasam recipe.. meanwhile do have this ready in your kitchen.. Happy Cooking!! Ingredients: 3/4 cup pigeon peas/kandi pappu/toor dal 1 1/2 cup dhaniyalu / coriander seeds 1/2Read More →

Hello and welcome back! I am a big fan of variety of Rice. Sometimes, few rice recipes does help the lazybones too.. one like me!!  Sauté all your desired vegetables along with one bay leaf, season them with the spices you like +chilli +salt, drop in the rice, cook and serve with curd.. and tht’s it! Quick and tasty isn’t it?? This is what I serve myself on a lazy afternoon. And today, I am here with one beautiful rice recipe. Term it as Kothimeera annam, cilantro rice or coriander rice. It’s all the same. Cilantro in this recipe is obviously the key ingredient andRead More →

It has been a while uploading a post here.. came back after a long Holiday with many interesting recipes. For now, I am here with a very fast and simple recipe with Cauliflower.. Hummnn!!! It’s such a vegetable which doesn’t attract many. But I promise with this recipe, you are gonna fell in love with this Veggie 🙂 Ravi is’nt a big fan of Cauliflower and so, had to give it an innovative thought every-time I make it 🙂 So.. I may come up with more of different Cauliflower recipes in future too 🙂 This was just a try I gave with some Coconut masalaRead More →