Chatpat Chutney

Instant chutney……. Really helps me in difficult situations. It’s pre-prepared and then mixed with water or curd for the tasty chutney. It’s very handy for working women and bachelors who do the cooking. Ingredients: 2 cups Coconut scrapings 1 cup fried gram 6 to 7 red chillies Small gooseberry size tamarind 1 tsp cumin seeds…

Lady’s finger chop fry

Whenever I used to prepare this veggie… I was not confident that it will turn up non-sticky until one day my sister shared with me a small technique for the non-stickiness of the lady’s finger. Thought I can share the secret with you all. Ingredients : 1/2 kg lady’s finger 2 tsps oil 2 tsps…

Aalu Methi Paratha

Got few fenugreek leaves today and thought will add little potatoes and prepare paratha. Ingredients : 2 cups whole wheat flour Pinch salt for the dough 1 tsp cooking oil 2 medium sized potatoes boiled 1 cup clean methi leaves chopped 1 tsp roasted cumin powder 1 tsp chilli powder Salt to taste 1 tbsp…

Turkey Berry curry

Not fascinating isn’t……. Nothing great it is just sundakkai kozhambu 😁😁😁. Ingredients : 1 cup berries 1/2 cup chopped shallots 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes 2 tbsps chopped and deskinned garlic 2 tbsps sesame oil 1 tsp mustard seeds 1/2 tsp fenugreek 2 tbsps chilli powder 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp asafoetida Salt to taste…

Tomato pickle

Thakkali thokku as it is called in the southern part of India, is a quick home made pickle which can used as a spread for sandwiches , as pickle, as chutney and sometimes I use the thokku to mix leftover rice…. An easy preparation… And has a good shelf life when refrigerated. Ingredients : 1…

Garlic pickle

Garlic pickle……. Poondu urukkai……. This authentic pickle is speechless…… Goes well with curd rice, sambar rice and rasam rice. Ingredients : 1 cup deskinned garlic 1/2 a cup sesame oil 1 tbsp mustard seeds 1 tsp fenugreek 1 tsp asafoetida powder 1 tbsp salt 2 tbsp chilli powder 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 2 tbsp lemon…

Betel Leaf Chutney 

When I first tasted this thuvaiyal…… ( yes….  in the sourthern part of India almost all the chutneys are called THUVAIYAL) when I first tasted this chutney  prepared by my perimma I could not find out the ingredient. It tasted just like any other chutney.  Little pungent, tasty and cosy for a winter night with…

Foxtail millet porridge ( Thinai Kanji) 

Millets are now getting back into our diet.  Thinai the millet liked by Lord Muruga is one among them. I have given a very simple and at the same time a nutritious breakfast recipe.  Millets are very precious,  and the forgotten small seeded grasses are grown for their grains. Let’s make use of the precious…

Preethi turbo chop

Today not in a mood to write about cooking instead would like to mention the wonder machine PREETHI TURBO CHOP.  I got the carrots and the beet chopped in few seconds, highly recommended 

Ridge gourd skin chutney 

Ingredients : Ridge gourd          2 small size ( peel the skin and use for chutney)  Black gram           2 tbsps  Green chillies       5 Ginger                    1 inch Garlic                …

Mochai-potato fry

Ingredients : 2 cups mochai deskinned 1 cup diced potato  2 tbsps oil 1/2 a tsp mustard seeds 1/2 tsp cumin seeds  1/4 tsp turmeric powder 2 tsp ginger-garlic paste 2 onions finely chopped  1 tomato finely chopped 1/2 tsp garam masala 1 tbsp chilli powder 1/2 tsp coriander powder 1/2 tsp fennel powder 1…

Kozhukattai 

Sweet rice balls……. this easy kozhukattai is little tricky but easy.  I made this today for Navrathri as Prasadam.  Ingredients : 1 cup rice washed and soaked for 2 hours 1  ( and little extra if you have a sweet tooth) jaggery powdered and melted to remove the impurities Cardamom powder a pinch Salt a…