Dahi Sabzi

A very simple yet tasty recipe made of yogurt taken with  jowar roti or pulka or chapatis. I personally prefer this side dish when I run  out of vegetables or I would like to keep my cooking spree very simple and filling.  Ingredients : 250 gms thick fresh yogurt  1 cup finely chopped onions 4…

Guava Chutney

Again a chutney with a difference, tried this chutney when my mother was sick, diagnosed with renal failure and hypertension. She was a lover of fruits and daily took two varieties of fruits.  But when she was  adviced to take only guavas, one day she asked me to prepare this chutney and I found the…

Guava Mango pickle

Just an instant pickle with a difference. Cannot be stored for a long time but very tasty.  Ingredients :  2 cups semi ripened guavas ( recipes. Remove the seeds)  1/4 cup finely diced semi ripe mangoes ( peel off the skin)  1 tbsp vegetable oil / sesame oil 1 tsp mustards seeds 1/4 tsp asafoetida …

Brinjal Pachhadi

Just an easy recipe.  There are two methods to prepare this pachhadi and I’m sharing both the methods here.  My mother’s sister ,periamma , I have already mentioned about her in ” my blogging journey ” used to prepare this with padavedu brinjal.  As far as I know they are the best brinjals . one…

Mutton mince pickle

This minced meat pickel can be stored for 6 months. Ingredients: 500 gms of mutton minced or ground 2 tbsps of chilli powder 1/2 cup garlic cloves  2 tsp of turmeric powder 2 tbsps of salt 2 tbsps ginger garlic paste 1 cup oil 1/2 cup red chillies Few curry leaves 1 tsp cumin seeds…

Karpooravalli Ilai thuvaiyal

This is a chutney made of Indian borage leaves. This is good for cold and cough.  Ingredients : 10 borage leaves washed 1/2 cup small onion 4 red chillies 1 tsp coriander seeds  1 tsp Cumin seeds  1/2 tsp pepper  1 gooseberry size Tamarind /2 tsp Tamarind paste  1/2 tsp Asafoetida  2 tsp Bengal gram…

Moringa powder

Ingredients : Moringa leaves                  2 cups Bengal gram                       1/2 cup Black gram                          2 tbsps Red chillies                …

Groundnut chutney

Ingredients: Groundnuts    1 cup fried and deskinned Red chillies     4 Tamarind       1/2 tsp paste Garlic cloves  2 Ginger             1 inch Coriander leaves 2 tsp finely chopped Salt                  1 tsp Oil          …

Brinjal Kothsu

Ingredients : Split Green gram          1/2 a cup Brinjal                             1 cup chopped into small slices  Green chilli                     1 Onion                …

Banana stem raita

Ingredients: Banana stem        3 inch size Onion.                    1 tbsp finely chopped Green chillies       1 tsp deseeded , finely chopped Ginger                    1 tsp finely chopped Asafietida            …

Metkut powder

Ingredients: Whole black gram        1 cup Bengal gram                  1/2 cup  Rice                                  1/4  cup Red chillies                     3 to 4…

How to make almond butter

Ingredients  Almonds           1 cup Salt.                    1/4 of a tsp Dates.                 4 (optional) Method Dry roast the almonds to slight brown in a pan. Allow it to cool . Add the almonds, salt and…