Nov 30, 2013

Brinjal Roast / Brinjal Fry with Garlic, Cumin & Dry Chillies

This has become one of my favorite recipe of all kinds of brinjal recipes in this blog. You know i have quite a few brinjal recipes in this blog and this one has taken its special place. It has a special masala which is added to it which makes it so yummy. This roast pairs beautifully with rice and plain dal. So try it and let me know how it turned out.

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Nov 29, 2013

Blue Curacao Mocktail / Blue Curacao Sparkling Mocktail / Non Alcoholic Blue Curacao Drink

I am new to this drink. I first tasted this in a mall here. I had it with hot chicken strips burgers, vegetable nuggets, french fries. I was really blown away with this. It tasted amazing with those hot foods. I immediately got inspired by this drink, i asked them what did they used for the colour. Is it food colouring or something else. They told it was blue curacao syrup.

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Nov 28, 2013

Amma's Rasam Vadai / Rasam Vada / Rasa Vadai / Rasa Vada - Restaurant Style Melt in Mouth Vadai's

Amma makes the best rasa vadai. It just melts in your mouth and i am damn sure you crave for more. This is not like your normal rasam vadai in which you dunk paruppu vadai in rasam. This is a special rasam vadai. The vadai is round and it absorbs the rasam best and just melt in your mouth.

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Nov 27, 2013

Vazhakkai Bajji / Raw Banana Bajji / Plantain Fritters

I love bajji..From whatever vegetables it is made from, i love it to the core. On a rainy day, having bajji along with hot chai can never go wrong. I have quite a few bajji recipe in this blog. Check out my brinjal bajji, cauliflower bajji, snake gourd bajji, onion bajji, potato bajji.

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Nov 26, 2013

Mutton Pulao (Pulav) / Lamb Pilaf / Mutton Pulao in Pressure Cooker

Lamb is my hubby's favorite meat. He loves it more than chicken, so i tend to cook it often. Cooking lamb can be quite time consuming than chicken, because you need to cook lamb slowly so it gets tender and just melt in your mouth. The one thing you got to remember is try to get the best lamb you could find

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Nov 24, 2013

Lunch Menu 3 - Chicken Biryani, Chciken Fry, Onion Raita, Rasam & Badam Kheer

This is my 3rd Lunch meal. And it is a biryani meal. Not veg biryani, it is a chicken biryani meal. One of my favorite meal. I make this mostly on sundays. Hubby's favorite meal too. This meal consist of Chicken Biryani, Chicken Fry, Onion Tomato Raita, Plain Rice, Simple Rasam, Papad & Badam Kheer.
                             Check out my other lunch menu too.
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Nov 23, 2013

Amma's Pudalangai Kootu / Snake Gourd Kootu / Snake Gourd & Moong Dal Cooked in a Spicy Coconut Masala

I am totally in love being a new mom...Each day maha is showing the new things which she is learning. Love seeing all those cute stuffs, it makes me so amazed. Its raining heavily here in nagercoil.Sitting on a bamboo swing with my lil Maha, near the window side, watching rain, One of my best time in my life. I just want to soak all this up into me to the core..I don't want to miss this moment...Loving it:)

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Nov 22, 2013

Schezwan Chicken Recipe / Spicy Schezwan Chicken Fry

My love for spicy foods have taken over my cooking too. Couple weeks back i was in a spicy mood, so decided to try out some schezwan cuisine. And i am telling you, this has become one of my favorite foods in the world. 

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Nov 21, 2013

Homemade Schezwan Sauce

I love schezwan cooking..People who love spicy foods can never hate those dishes. I am one of the spice freak. I go for anything that is spicy. Now you get how i love my spicy foods. So i dont want to tell you how much i love this cooking..
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Nov 20, 2013

Cauliflower Kofta Curry / Gobi Kofta Curry / Caulilflower Koftas Cooked in a Creamy Tomato Sauce

My lil one turned 3 months old couple days back. And i have returned to my home. Till that i was staying in my mom's place. I didn't had much work to do while i was there. But now every work has returned to my head. And i am a bit on a tight schedule because i have to look after my lil one alone. So if you sent me any mail, you wont get response like before. But i promise i will reply you within 24 hours. I definitely need some time to get to normal schedule.
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Nov 19, 2013

Badam Milk / Badam Kheer / Almond Saffron Milk / Almond Drink - Welcome Drink Ideas

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Nov 18, 2013

Vegetable Rava Upma / Sooji (Suji) Upma / Rava Kichadi / Sooji Kichadi - Breakfast Recipes

I love rava upma a lot. In my opinion, rava upma has to be very soft and should just melt in your mouth. If you don't make it properly, it will dry up and make it so hard to swallow. But you dont have to worry about that because i have found a amazing method which will make this world a better place. 

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Nov 17, 2013

Lunch Menu 2 - Pulikulambu, Potato Roast, Cabbage Thoran & Keerai Kootu

This is my second lunch menu. I thought of posting a non veg chicken briyani meal, but since it is karthigai deepam, i decided to go vegetarian.This is my absolute favorite meal. Amma makes it whenever i visit her. This is one of the comforting meal.This meal consist of Steamed White Rice, Potato Roast, Brinjal Pulikulambu, Keerai Kootu, Cabbage Stir fry with Coconut, Curd & Papad.

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Nov 16, 2013

Kadalai Urundai / Kadalai Mithai (Mittai) / Verkadalai Urundai / Peanuts Jaggery Balls - Karthigai Deepam Recipes

Do you love peanut chikki, i love it a lot. After lunch i feel like having something sweet, chikki was my saviour those days. This is not chikki, but a different form of that. Usually chikki is made of sugar and this is made from jaggery. I love both the version a lot.

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Nov 15, 2013

Unniappam Recipe / Unniyappam / Neyyappam / Banana Appam / Nei Appam - Karthigai Deepam Recipes

This is my mom's traditional recipe for making appam. I have already posted a instant version of it here. But this has mashed up bananas in it which is traditional and also this batter has to rest for 3 to 4 hours to ferment. This is how my mom makes it during all festivals.

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Nov 14, 2013

Karthigai Deepam Recipes

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Masala Vadai
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Medu Vadai
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Jaggery Semiya Payasam
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Sooji Payasam
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Semiya Payasam
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Therali Kolukattai
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Elai Adai
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Sakkarai Pongal
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Wheat Flour Appam
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Paal Kolukattai
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Moong Dal Payasam
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Pori Urundai(Recipe soon)

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Puran Poli
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Kadalai Urundai (Recipe soon)
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Puran Poli / Pooran Poli / My Perimma's Perfect Puran Poli Recipe (WITH VIDEO)

Make sure you read the complete recipe as well as notes section before you start cooking
Puran poli is one of my favorite sweet. For me puran poli has to be soft, flaky and thin..When you try to make them at home they turn out to be like a thick stuffed paratha, but the store bought ones are super thin and soft..I was not sure how they do it. But my perimma knows, she is called "The Poli Expert" in our place. She makes the best poli during diwali time..I always wanted to post that recipe in my blog, and few days back i asked her about this. And immediately she got into actions. Within 1 hour she made a plate full of piping hot poli's..

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Nov 13, 2013

Meen Pollichathu / Karimeen Pollichathu / Fish Cooked in Banana Leaf

Putting a 85 days old baby to sleep is really a tough one..My lil girl is so naughty and she doesn't go to sleep that soon. I will be feeding her, and she will be closing her eyes, i think that she is asleep and slowly take her away from me and put into her bedding..With no more than a second she opens her eyes to the widest she can..HA HA. It will be fun to see that, but not everytime :(

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Nov 12, 2013

Spicy Mutton Masala / Lamb Masala Cooked with Yogurt & Spices

This is a dish which i tried for this diwali lunch. We invited my newly wed brother and her wife for lunch that day and i made few dishes like chicken fry, garlic tomato chicken roast, chettinaad mutton curry, and this one. They all turned out great and don't worry i have pictures taken for you.

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Nov 11, 2013

Vegetable Puffs From Homemade Puff Pastry Sheets / Vegetable Pastry Puffs / Veg Puffs

My long time mission came to an end, i successfully made puffs. Look at the pictures it looks promising right. I have made puff pastry before but it was a complete failure and a butter was leaking all the place and it was a complete mess. From that day onwards i stayed away from puff pastry for a while. But after watching so many videos and refering so many website, i got a little confident. But when many of my viewers requested me to post this, i got the complete confidence and got into action.

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Nov 10, 2013

Lunch Menu 1 - Ginger Rasam, Yam Poriyal, Carrot Beans Thoran, Chilli Tamarind Pickle & Vazhakkai Bajji

Lunch has always a feast for us. Amma usually makes 2 sidedishes atleast, somedays it may extend to 5 or 6. I have been inspired by raji from raks kitchen. So i have decided to share the lunch menu which we eat all the time. I will post a menu for each week, this will give you some ideas for deciding your lunch. This menu is what i had right today. It is quite a simple one...

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Amma's Cucumber Pachadi / Vellarikkai Pachadi

My mom makes this whenever she prepares a south indian thali menu. She does that during festivals. parties and functions. This is how her thali looks like. It includes Hot Rice, Avial, Banana Poriyal, Ladysfinger Kichadi, Inchi Pachadi, Cucumber Pachadi, Pumpkin Pachadi (Recipe Soon), Chilli Pachadi ,Mango Pickle, Sambar, Paruppu, Rasam, Thalicha More & Semiya Payasam.Looks like a complete menu right..This is how we enjoy our meals..This recipe is one of that menu. Hope you will like this and let me know how it turns out..

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Nov 9, 2013

Sorakkai Kootu / Bottle Gourd Kootu / Lauki & Moong Dal Cooked in a Spicy Coconut Masala

This is one kootu which we grew up on. The one thing she do is changes the vegetable that goes into this. She adds cucumber, pumpkin, snakegourd and stuff like that. I will surely post those recipes soon. This is one simple recipe that includes dal, veggies and coconut. It taste yummy when had with plain hot rice and ghee. Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turned out.

Meanwhile check out my Papaya Kootu Recipe & Pumpkin & Cowpeas Kootu

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Nov 8, 2013

Cheese Burst Pizza Recipe / Domino's Cheese Burst Pizza Recipe / Veg Cheese Burst Pizza / Cheese Stuffed Pizza

PIZZA..Everyone's favorite, not only kids adults too enjoy it..What makes pizza so special, its the ooey gooey cheese that covers the top, HOT & BUBBLY..SO tempting right..I am great addict of pizza, you can see that from my blog itself. I have quite a few pizza recipes in this blog..I am linking a few for you so you can catch them up, if you haven't seen them yet.

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Nov 7, 2013

Ghee Cookies / Eggless Ghee Biscuits - Just 4 Ingredients

Some weeks back, i was in cookies baking mood. I have mentioned you this before. And believe it or not i have made 7 cookies recipe including this one. And each one turned out to be so good. Thank god i have taken step by step pictures of them. So no worries. I have a habit, i take step by step picture of all the recipe and dishes i make, even it was the first time i try them. If they comes out good i will post it here, if not i delete them..And i do try them again with different measurements to make them perfect.. 

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Nov 6, 2013

Homemade Puff Pastry Sheets / Puff Pastry Dough from Scratch / Flaky Buttery Puff Pastry Sheets

For some of you finding puff pastry sheets in your grocery store is easy. Not me, i have no luck in getting them and my super market doesn't stock them too. I so badly wanted to try puffs at home, but without puff pastry sheets how can i do it.

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Nov 5, 2013

Punjabi Butter Chicken / Butter Chicken Masala (Restaurant Style) / Chicken Makhani / Murgh Makhani ( Makhanwala)

Butter Chicken, Butter Paneer , Hearing the word makes my mouth water..Because i love it so much. The sweet and tangy gravy can pair with anything and i love all recipes that have the base with this gravy..
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Nov 4, 2013

Amma's Vendakkai Avial / Ladies Finger Avial / Okra Cooked in a Coconut Masala

Thank god  my lil one didn't get scared for all those crackers..Even i got little scared by hearing those atom bombs, but she gave a very little reaction like opening her eyes ones and then going back to sleep. It is such a relief.
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Nov 3, 2013

Amma's Kothamalli Thovaiyal (Thogayal) / Thick Coriander Chutney / Cilantro Chutney Using Coconut

Amma is a expert in making this. The taste of this chutney just stays in my tongue forever. I love this that much. Its aroma and its taste is divine. She also makes this using mint leaves or a mixture of both. I have a recipe of my mom's mint chutney in this blog too.Anyhow it taste yummy with hot dosa's or idli's. Also check out my version of mint chutney.

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Nov 2, 2013

Pacha Payaru Sundal / Green Gram Sundal - Navaratri Recipes

I should have posted this recipe for navaratri, but i ran out of time, so i am sharing it now.. This has become my habit, i start posting recipes for festival late, then i make too much dishes and i ran out of time to post that..I have one more sundal recipe to be posted, and i have few more diwali recipe to be posted too. I will try to avoid this habit in future..

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Nov 1, 2013

Rava Ladoo (Laddu) / Sooji ( Semolina) Sweet Balls / Sooji Ladoo (Laddoo) - Diwali Recipes

Hope everyone is getting ready for diwali in full spirit. For us this diwali is so special because of MAHA..Its her first diwali, we call it as "Thala Diwali".. But i am tensed now, because i don't know how she will react for all those crackers and sounds. Till now she is not showing much scaryness. But i dont know what will happen tomorrow. Hope she stays calm..

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