Aug 30, 2012

கீரை மசியல் / Keerai Masiyal ( Kadayal) / Seasoned Pureed Spinach - Combo with Hot Rice

This is another one recipe which is passed to me by my mum..She make this often( atleast once a week ), she mixes this with hot steaming rice along with ghee(ofcourse, we add ghee in everything) and put it in our lunch boxes. Now I am following the same tradition and packing this in my hubby's lunch box, luckily he liked it a lot.
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Aug 28, 2012

மிளகாய் பச்சடி / Amma's Chilli Onion Pachadi / Onion & Green Chillies Cooked in a Sweet Tamarind Sauce ( HOT, SOUR & SWEET )

This is my amma's famous recipe, she makes this more often than anything else..Whenever she makes her paruppu kulambu( DAL), it must be accompanied by this pachadi. Warm Dal mixed with hot rice along with a generous drizzle of homemade ghee and let's not forget the papadam, mix all those together, take a generous portion out of it( don't ask me how generous, as long as the portion fits your mouth) form it into round balls..Now comes the interesting part, dip that round ball in this pachadi and without any delay throw them into your mouth. I should tell you this, this taste like heaven..It reminds so much of amma for me…
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Aug 27, 2012

Low Fat Orange Loaf Cake ( No Butter) & A GREAT NEWS TO SHARE

I have a great news to share with you all…NO I AM NOT PREGNANT..

My little blog reached 2 million hits, this means my blog has been viewed 2 million times over this past 1.5 years. YUMMY TUMMY has given me lots of recognition and proud moments over the years..I hope you will support me more and make me proud more often..
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Aug 25, 2012

இறால் பிரை / Prawn Roast / Prawn Fry / Stir Fried Masala Coated Prawns (Kerala Style)

"Hai Guys..Hope everyone started planning planning to enjoy your weekend...  I have a great news to share with you all, Hubby is back and I am back to form. OH GOD I am feeling so relieved and safe after seeing his face:D

Now off to the recipe. Hubby almost loves all seafood dishes. But this is his absolute favorite one..I have to share one more important thing with you all, can you guys believe that this is my first attempt of making a prawn dish. Actually speaking I have never ever touched a prawn. I was a bit scared when I thought of cleaning it, but it is so easy peasy to clean a prawn. I am planning to do a video on how to clean a prawn, so keep checking it.
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Aug 23, 2012

Egg Fried Rice - Lunch Box Ideas / Leftover Rice Recipes

Something makes me so energetic when I feel there is just one day for weekend. YAY YAY..How many of you agree with this? I have to plan something for this weekend, some outings or some eatings…Lets see what we come up with..

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Aug 22, 2012

மட்டன் குழம்பு / Mutton Kulambu / Mutton Gravy / Lamb Cooked in a Spicy Gravy

One of the most requested recipe in YUMMY TUMMY is a proper mutton kulambu. I have been getting request for that from so many viewers. Last week I decided to give it a try. I made for my sister and we had a awesome lunch. 

I pressure cooked mutton pieces with all the spices and a thick masala, this made the mutton so meltingly tender. If you have got a little time, let the gravy sit for a while so that the flavours will meld together and taste even more delicious..I served it with plain'ol rice, but this taste equally delicious with aapam, idiappam, roti and paratha. 
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Aug 21, 2012

Walking Through My Kitchen Pantry - PART 2

In my last post I shared my kitchen photos, and I told you that we have built a huge cupboard all over the kitchen. Now I am gonna share what is inside my cupboard and my pantry.

This is the cupboard which we built all over the kitchen..

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Aug 17, 2012

Walking Through My Kitchen - PART 1


As soon as we got married, hubby took me to his kitchen and asked me how can we modify it as per your preference..So we designed the kitchen and we started to work on it.

As i mentioned in many of my post that kitchen work is going on and on and on.....Now finally everything is over and i am all set.

So this is my view of my kitchen ...

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Aug 16, 2012

Baked Chewy Chocolate Nutri Bars with Oats, Corn Flakes, Pressed Rice & Dark Chocolate

I always love to have some healthy snacks at home, because if I started craving for something to eat, my first preference would be for deep fried or fatty stuffs. Of course I love those to eat, but sometimes I feel a little guilty in eating that…OK OK I don’t feel like that often but ….OK leave it..
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Aug 15, 2012

நெத்திலி மீன் அவியல் / Nethili Meen Avial ( Kerala Style) / Anchovies Cooked with Raw Mangoes & Spicy Coconut Masala

I am starting by wishing you all a very very happy independence day. I am really proud to be a INDIAN.

Straight away I am jumping into the recipe, without writing much about how I am feeling without hubby. Because……..Well you all know about my feelings right..

This is another recipe which my sweet hubby loves a lot..You all can see I am posting a whole lot of  hubby's favorite recipes this week. This is to show him how much I love and miss him.  BTW all this dishes I made this weekend and we all enjoyed it together.
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Aug 14, 2012

காடை வறுவல் / Kaada Fry / Quail Fry / Deep Fried Masala Coated Quail

Life is going so slow and lonely ever since hubby went on a office trip to delhi, he will be back after a week. I don't know how I am going to survive. Missing him so badly starting from the moment he left me. I am keeping myself busy all day and trying to concentrate my best in the work I do. I found myself that life is really really hard for me without him.
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Aug 13, 2012

Onion Chicken Curry / Chicken Drumsticks Cooked in a Spicy Onion Gravy

Hai Friends…Hope everyone kick started their week with a blissful monday..My weekend was really a cooking weekend, I made so many dishes these two days, don't worry I took pictures of them too..Those recipes will be live in my blog soon... keep checking untill then..

Now lets talk something about this chicken curry. I always wanted to make a chicken curry which has onion base in it. Couple of weeks back I found a bunch of spring onions which looked like it will go dry soon. I thought of putting it in right use somehow. I also had some big onions in my pantry, finally decided to make a curry of my dream. I used my pressure cooker for it, I love to use my pressure cooker to cook my chicken, because it makes the chicken cook untill it is tender and make the chicken to get maximum flavour.
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Aug 10, 2012

முளைகட்டிய பயறு ஊத்தப்பம் / Moong Sprouts Uthappam(Dosa) - Diabetics Friendly Recipes

Hubby dear loves sprouts, so I have started using it a lot more in our diet. Hubby have it raw. But I don't like to eat it raw, so I make sambar with it or add it to salad. Ah there is a awesome salad which features this sprouts, which I will post soon ok..Couple of weeks back I thought to make something with this sprouts and ended up in this uttapam. Since I didn't add any rice into this, this will be so spongy and soft.
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Aug 9, 2012

வறுத்து அரச்ச பன்னீர் கறி / Varutharacha Paneer Curry / Paneer Cooked in a Roasted Spices & Coconut Sauce

Hello Friends..Happy Krishna jayanthi everyone..Sorry about not having a glossary for krishna jayathi in my blog. I totally forgot about that, because I am a air head..HE HE..I thought of creating a glossary but some how missed it..I am planning to make so many things, but yet to start cooking. I will try to post pictures of our krishna jayanthi celebration in our house.
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Aug 8, 2012

Homemade Ginger Garlic Paste / How to Freeze Ginger Garlic Paste - Freezer Friendly Recipes

One of the basic stuff in indian cooking is ginger garlic paste. Without this no dish is complete..These two stuffs gives a wonderful aroma to your food.  Something happens when it hits hot oil or ghee, the magical aroma releases and fills the entire house telling people that you are cooking something wonderful. This makes the people who never enters the kitchen to take a peek into the kitchen..

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Aug 6, 2012

Simple Peas Pulav ( Pilaf ) Made in Rice Cooker - Rice Cooker Recipes

If you ask me what is the best invention in kitchen appliances glossary is a proper rice cooker. I own a prestige rice cooker which is my bestest friend in kitchen. This clearly tells me that I should do a separate post for that. I am using my rice cooker from the day we bought it, it has never failed me. Each time it cooks rice perfectly and fluffy.
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Aug 3, 2012

Simple Chicken Curry made in Microwave - Microwave Cooking Recipes

Everyone thinks that making curries is going to be the most time consuming thing to make. But I am going to give you a recipe for the most simplest chicken curry which can be made in approximately 30 mins. In addition to that, it is going to be a microwave version. So you don't have to worry what is happening in the pan and stirring it standing near by..This is a very basic form of curry, but it taste so fresh and yummy.
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Aug 2, 2012

Baby Corn Golden Fries / Baby Corn Fry ( Chinese - Style )

I bought a packet of babycorn so many weeks back. I found it lying in the bottom of the my vegetable drawer. I found it couple of days back and thought of using it in a awesome recipe. But I was a bit worried that it must have spoiled. But when it unwrapped it, I found that it was so fresh and still shining at me..From this I found that corn have a very long shelf life..Nice point right..
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Aug 1, 2012

Vegetable & Pasta Bake / Baked Vegetable & Pasta

Its been quite a few months since I tried any pasta dish. I even forgot about pasta..

I don't know why it happened, but it happened..I know it happens often to me like this..

Enough explanations…

Now I am remembered and got some wonderful shaped pastas…So I am ready to cook with it again..

I thought to make some baked pasta dish yesterday and made a baked pasta dish yesterday itself..I added some vegetables to it and turned it like a baked vegetable pasta dish..It came out so good, I can't wait to share it with you..Hence I am posting it immediately..
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