Nellaikai thayir pachadi with step b step pictures and a quick video.
Amla/nellaikai/Goosberry is one healthy fruit rich in nutrients and high in vitamin C. Many people love it due to its tanginess & sourness. With some salt, it would be awesome. Amla/nellikai is one of the best coolant and hence you can take it often this summer.
Jigarthanda is south Indian beverage originated in Madurai,a city in TamilNadu."Jigardhanda " means in Hindi " cool liver".Its is served in road side shops there.The main ingredients is badam pisin/ almond gum which when soaked in water turn into jelly substance which is a natural coolant reduces body heat and help in gaining weight.Its easily available in natural/Ayurvedic medical shop.I tried this recipe from here for the FB event.
Eggless blueberry muffins with step by step pictures.
When I had a box of blueberry the first thought which came to my mind was to make this muffin. Actually, I planned to make it in December itself but due to personal reasons, Christmas, family marriage, travel, etc I could bake or post. Two days before when I had time I baked this and decided to post. It is healthy as I had made it with whole wheat and unprocessed cane sugar.
Turmeric milk with step by step pictures.Turmeric milk which is also referred to as golden milk is the addition of fresh turmeric roots/rhizome or turmeric powder in milk. This drink is an age-old home remedy/medicine for cold/cough symptoms and indigestion. This drink is rich anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory property. although it is good it also has some side effects causing stomach upset, nausea, dizziness or diarrhea. So when consuming this drink take a break after a week and consume this drink.
Watermelon rind dosa with step by step pictures.
Bitter gourd in yogurt is a simple recipe which made by just sauteing bitter guard and adding it to curd/yogurt. Many people even me hate this vegetable, bitter gourd due to its bitter taste.I don't remember whether I had it at my young age. Even after marriage I don't buy or make it. Its only my hubby who makes and forces me to eat but I will refuse it. As ages, I understood the health benefit of it and started buying and making it rare. Even though my kids don't like to eat it I add it in add or fry it so that the bitter taste doesn't dominate.
Last week my son ask for some homemade ice cream at once I decided to make this coffee ice cream which was in my do to list for a long.Another reason was that I was left with tetra pack of cream which was nearing expiry date so with no second thought I made this.I simple used my eggless mango ice cream recipe method for this.
Palm sprouts which known as panam kilangu is a healthy, fibrous tube. It is got when Palm seeds are buried in soil. In souther districts of Tamil nadu one can get good and thick variety palm sprouts. This kilangu will purify your urine and has numerous health benefits. When buying these always opt for thick and big sprouts which will have more flesh.
2 ingredients ice cream with step by step pictures.
As mango is the king among fruits and we have wait for summer to taste this yummylicious yellow fruit. Some prefer to eat it as fruit and some make different dishes and indulge in it. I already have an ice cream recipe with mango, you can check it here. Another 2ingredients ice cream in my blog is strawberry ice cream. I have used the same method here.
Nannari/Sarasparilla syrup with step by step pictures.Nannari is a medicinal root used to prepare this syrup. You can get this in a local Siddha medical shop,(Nattu Marunthu Kadai). This root is one of the best coolants for this summer. You can easily get this syrup in all departmental store where it will be labeled as a synthetic flavoring used and also they used sugar to make this. I have bought this syrup before but I always want to try it at home. so I bought this root from a local medical store near my house and made it with jaggery. You can also use cane sugar.
Chocolate popsicle with step by step pictures.Ice creams/ popsicle and summer are both inseparable. My kids always look into the refrigerator for some chilled drink/goodies. So I decided to make some popsicle from the milk they refuse to drink as they started hating drinking hot health drinks. so if you have any leftover milk make this easy popsicle. Even if you don't have mould just pour into a tumbler/ paper cup, set it and serve.
This gravy or kuzhambu is so simple and easy to make with just around 10 mins and it tastes great with hot steamed rice and some fried papad.When you are not in a mood to cook long elaborate dishes go for this simple comfort one.Here I have used lady's finger but you can also use brinjal instead of it.I have not used coconut in it but if you want to make for more people you may add some coconut paste to get more quantity of the gravy.
Tomato masala poori with step by step pictures.
Poori/puri is one breakfast which my son like the most.So during weekends, I will try to make poori for him.Mostly I make poori with wheat flour so last weekend I want to try a different version of poori and made this tomato poori which tasted yum.I served it with potato curry which is the best combo but you can also serve with chole masala.
Choco Banana loaf cake with step by step pictures.
Quinoa pradhamam with step by step pictures.
Quinoa is one healthy food which can be had in many forms. It is a super healthy food rich in nutrients. It is low in carbohydrates hence good for weight loss. As festival season is around the corner I decided to make a dessert with it. This payasam is made with quinoa, coconut milk, and jaggery. Coconut milk can be replaced with ordinary cow milk and jaggery with white sugar.
Restaurant type Chilli Chicken with step by step pictures.Sunday lunch would always be a treat in our home which would be either chicken, beef or sometimes mutton. Since my kids prefer chicken the most, it will be our Sunday lunch mostly. During summer vacation, My daughter ordered not to make regular chicken curry for lunch in one Sunday. I always see that I fulfill their wish and so searched ideas for it and ended in this chilly chicken.I paired it with carrot fried rice and the combo was a super-duper hit.
Horsegram idli with step by step pictures.
I already have this horsegram idli recipe in my space which I tried from another blog during my early stage of blogging. The difference between this from that is here urad dal is used, whereas in that recipe dal is not used. As dal is used here you couldn't find any difference from regular idli and I was so satisfied to have fed my family with another healthy idli recipe.
Pidi karunai is a small variety of root vegetable which looks similar in appearance to yam / senna-Kilangu except the size.This pidi karaunai will be very small in size and will fit inside our palm, may be it got this name due to this.This kuzhambu is so easy to make only the time-consuming part is cooking of this kilangu other than that it can be prepared within few minutes.
Simple and melt in mouth choco chips cookies with step by step pictures.It had been months since I baked some cookies in my kitchen, so I decided to do one but this time with an ingredient I never tried before in cookies. Yes its egg, I have baked many cookies but never ever used eggs in it.This is my first try and the result product was soft ,yummy and just melted in our mouth.Within few minutes all of it got vanished and as I mom I was happy.
Raw mango puli kuzhambu with step by step pictures.Summer vacation is over and the school reopens today. With more than 50 days holiday I had a good time with the kids and not a busy morning routine. All good things end and the schedule starts today. Though I didn't cook much today due to water scarcity in our apartment and my head rotates if I think of the hectic days to follow.
Corn idiyappam with step by step pictures.
Idiyappam/string hopper is my family favorite recipe. Mostly I prepare this idiyappam for dinner as we can make it more leisurely. You can use any spicy gravy either veg or non-veg to pair up. This string hopper like puttu can be made with all flours. I do have some variety in my blog, check it in the search box. After making yellow corn puttu I decided to make this string hoppers with the flour. You can use only this corn flour or a mix of rice flour with it. I used half cup rice flour.
When it comes to side dish for idli/ dosa mostly I prefer easy sambar or coconut chutney or red chutney.But when the breakfast ,idli/dosa , is continous for next following days also I do this kara chutney or tomato chutney. This chutney takes hardly 5 mins to prepare and taste awesome with idli or dosa.With no further delay let's see how make make this yummiest kara chutney.
Narthangai pachadi with step by step picture and video.
Narthangai pachadi is one recipe which I learnt from my in-law people. I was amazed by the taste when they make. This pachdi take place in the menu of all vegetarian meals during functions. Since this pachadi is a mix of all tastes i love it.Last month when my co-sister visited us she bought two citron and made this for us. I just shot pictures .
Let us see how to make this.
Sugarcane juice Pongal with step by step pictures and videoHappy Pongal to all.
This is a regular Pongal in which sugar cane juice is added for sweetness instead of jaggery. It tastes so good when it is warm. Now is the time to make this as you will have leftover sugarcane from the festival. As I got just a cup of juice it was not able to give the sweetness, hence I added some rock candy.
Liver masala with step by step pictures and video.
The liver is very good for people who are anemic. If one eats this often blood count will surely increase. You can prepare mutton or beef liver in the same method. Here I have used beef liver. My husband prepared this recipe as I don't know to make it as I don't like liver.
Keerai Bonda with step by step pictures.When coming for tea time snacks we always opt for vadai, bonda, murruku , etc. Deep fried snacks with a hot cup of ginger or masala chai/tea are the best combo. Nothing can beat this heaven made pair if you have not tried this do try it and I'm sure you will love it. Someday in last week Chennai had some slight showers and I was badly craving for some deep fried snacks for my tea. I bought keerai/greens and kept soem stalks to make this bonda the next day to fulfill my craving. Its so easy to make just chop the green finely and add to the bonda batter and make.
Quinoa sweet Pongal with step by step pictures.
I want to try this quinoa pongal for a long time and it came true last weekend. When I made other breakfast for my kids I ended up making his pongal for me after a long day of craving it. This is so simple and easy to make. Unlike rice which takes more time o cook his quinoa get quickly done.
Some other quinoa recipes in my blog are