Sep 30, 2013

Hubby's Fish Curry Recipe / Hubby's Chala Meen Kulambu / Zero Oil Sardine Fish Curry


I should admit to you a truth my friends. I am not a expert in cooking fish dishes, i never liked fish recipes, we dont cook fish recipes often, most of the fish recipes which i try has been a flop for me, THESE ALL HAPPENED BEFORE MARRIAGE.

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Sep 26, 2013

Brinjal Besan Fry / Besan Baingan / Baingan Kalwa / Spicy Eggplant tossed with Aromatic Gram Flour Powder


You know i love cooking with brinjals since mum is crazy about it. I love experimenting with it. Oneday when i browsing for brinjal recipes in google. I came across this one and instantly fell in love with it. Immediately i tried it and it was yum. Mum loved it too.

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Sep 25, 2013

Homemade Apple Juice / Apple Juice / Fresh Apple Juice Recipe


Till i made this recipe, i thought how would they make the store bought apple juice. Because whenever i try to grind apples and make juice they stay kind of creamy because of the stuff in apples. But it is very recently i found that cooking apples and making a sauce with it is the trick to make the store bought kind of apple juice.

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Sep 24, 2013

Green Chilli Pickle / Maharashtrian Chilli Pickle / Hari Mirch Ka Achar


Pickle are a absolute favorite of mine. I have a to a little pickle on my lunch plate always. My favorite would be garlic pickle. tomato pickle. I am not a big fan of mango pickle, but i love mango thokku and sweet mango pickle a lot. I have quite a few pickle recipes in my blog. But i have not yet posted the common pickle like lemon and kaffir lime pickles. Will do it soon.

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Sep 23, 2013

Pesarattu / Andhra Pesarattu Dosa / Green Moong Dal Crepes(Dosa)


One of the most popular andhra dish is this one. We make this dosa often, since it is so healthy. Amma makes it often, but she do it in a different way. She add chopped up onions, chilli, coriander leaves, curry leaves into the batter and make the dosa. She also add less rice for green gram, so the resulting pancake is much softer and thicker.

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Sep 20, 2013

Amma's Pavakai Pitlai / Bitter Gourd & Toor Dal Curry / Karela Curry

Can you believe that this is the first bitter gourd recipe in this blog. I am getting so many request from my viewers to post bitter gourd recipe. So here i am sharing my mom's special recipe. Bitter gourd is one of the vegetable which retain its bitterness even after it is cooked. But this doesn't even have a little bitterness in it. I dont know how it happened, may be it is because of cooking it in a pressure cooker or because of the jaggery and tamarind. But you have to trust me in this. So here you go to the recipe..
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Sep 19, 2013

Mutton Dalcha / Hyderabadi Mutton Dalcha / Lamb, Dal & Vegetable Gravy - Sidedish for Briyani & Ghee Rice



In our place there is a shop named Ambur Briyani, they serve one of the best briyani in town. I love it a lot. One of the accompaniment which they serve with the briyani is brinjal dalcha. It taste tangy spicy and taste heavenly with that. I always wanted to make that whenever i make briyani. That one is a vegetarian side dish. But we have a non veg version of that made with mutton and veggies. I got that recipe  from my friend jafrin.When i gave it a shot  it was so yummy.

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Sep 18, 2013

Andhra Keerai Masiyal / Andhra Style Pureed Spinach


When i was pregnant, one of the dish which i ate most of the time is spinach masiyal. My mom made it for me daily, she insisted me to eat it, because it is so healthy and full of iron. 

But i got bored with this lately. I just want something spicy and with lots of flavour. Hubby dear got me a recipe book which has recipes made with spinach. I found this recipe in that book and tried it immediately. And it was delicious. So here you go to the recipe.

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Sep 16, 2013

Thengai Paal Semiya Payasam / Vermicelli Kheer made with Jaggery & Coconut Milk


Happy Onam Everyone..

Semiya Payasam is one of the staple dish which we make for every occasions. Traditionally it is made with milk, sugar. But when i was working, one of my collegue brought this version of payasam to office. It is made with jaggery and coconut milk. As soon as i tasted it, i fell in love with it.

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Sep 13, 2013

Amma's Avial (Aviyal) / South Indian Avial / Mixed Vegggies Cooked in a Coconut Masala


One of the most common recipe which mom makes several times a week is this avial. This is one of the staple recipe in our house and i love it so much. I have a version of malabar avial in my blog. But i have missed to post my mom's version of avial. So this is it. Since onam is around the corner, you can incude this in the onam sadya menu list.

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Sep 12, 2013

Carrot Thoran / Keralan Carrot Thoran / Carrots Cooked with Spicy Coconut Masala - Onam Special Recipes


Onam is around the corner. I can see onam recipes flooding in all blogs. I totally forgot about it and sadly i cannot go into kitchen now. As per our tradition i should stay away from the kitchen for 41 days from the birth of my baby. So when i searched my draft recipes, i found some onam recipes in it. Gladly i am posting it now.

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Sep 11, 2013

Butter Cookies Recipe / Eggless Butter Cookies


I have quite a few cookies recipes in my blog. But Its been a while since i baked some cookies.So decided to try out some cookies, i got so many request to bake some butter cookies from my viewers. So decided to try it. And my goodness the result was amazing. My little sister loved it so much, specially she liked the pure white colour of this cookies.

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Sep 10, 2013

Keema Macaroni / Cheese Topped Minced Chicken Pasta


My little angel is keeping me busy all day. I am totally loving the new mom works and feel. She is getting more naughtier as days pass by and i am so excited to see her little actions..I am getting many mails and wishes from my viewers, thank you guys. Many have been asking about the name of my lil princess. We are still insearch and deciding it, i will update you once i am done with it. 
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Sep 9, 2013

Amma's Paruppu Kulambu / Katti Paruppu / Toor Dal with Spicy Coconut Masala


This is the dal which we make atleast thrice a week. I don't know how i missed it to post here. I have posted a basic southindian dal recipe here, but this one the staple dish in our home. Amma makes it most of the day and this gets it place on several occasions.

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Sep 6, 2013

Chambara Kozhukattai / Kara Arisi Kolukattai / Steamed Spiced Up Roasted Rice Balls - Ganesh Chaturthi Recipes


Time is flying like anything. I can't believe that 17 days have already passed. I still couldn't believe that i am a mom now. Was in a excited state till now..Being in a very busy schedule. I am finding a little time to look after my blog while my lil bundle of joy is sleeping. I am typing this looking at her rosy  sleeping cheeks..Love her a lot <3

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Sep 5, 2013

Ellu Urundai / Sesame Ladoos / Til Ladoos / Sesame Seeds & Jaggery Balls - Ganesh Chaturthi Special Recipes,


One of the staple recipe that should be made for ganesh chaturthi is this one. My mom makes it every year and it was one of my favorite. There are so many ways people make it, but this is how my mom makes and how we like it. I will post another variation of this recipe very soon.

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Sep 4, 2013

Paal Kozhukattai / Rice Flour Balls Cooked in Sweetened Coconut Milk - Ganesh Chaturthi Special Recipes


One of my viewer requested this recipe so many months back . I was checking out my to do recipes and found this sitting in the top list. So decided to try it out. I love this a lot, one of my collegues will bring this to office often, her mom makes the most delicious melt in mouth paal kolukattai in the world. I asked her the recipe and  have made this quite often, but forgot to take pictures of it.
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How to make Coconut Milk at Home / Homemade Coconut Milk / Thengai Paal


Coconut Milk is the base of many of the southindian cooking. Most of my recipes uses first extract and second extract of coconut milk. I have been getting lots of mails from my viewers to post homemade coconut milk recipe. I dont know why i didn't post this till now, because i have been using coconut milk in my cooking often. So here you go to the recipe..Watch out for more coconut milk based recipes..

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Sep 3, 2013

Beetroot Thoran / Kerala Beetroot Thoran / Stir Fry Beets with Spicy Coconut Masala


I love beets when it is made into thoran like this. I dont like the chunky beet poriyal, this one is my favorite. It has a sweeter taste and it smells so coconuty from your ground coconut masala and coconut oil which we use. I loved the colour and look of this a lot.

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Sep 2, 2013

Homemade Fresh Ginger Ale / Ginger Ale / Homemade Ginger Syrup for Ginger Ale


Making homemade refreshing drinks is my favorite one..I love to try different recipes and play around with it. I have made quite a few recipes in the past months when the weather was hot, so i will be posting quite a few drink recipes soon.

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