Mango- Sago/Tapioca Pearls Pudding | Mango Recipe

Mango- Sago/Tapioca Pearls Pudding | Mango Recipe

Mango - sago is a dessert made with sago/tapioca pearls which are sweetened with white sugar. This dessert tastes best when served chilled. So if planning for an event make this dessert ahead a day, chill and serve for the event. To make this dessert even richer you can replace milk with condensed milk and avoid sugar if using sweetened condensed milk.

Mint-Choc Chip Ice cream | Fresh Mint Ice Cream

Mint-Choc Chip Ice cream | Fresh Mint Ice Cream

Mint ice cream with step by step picture.Easy ice cream recipe without cream, condensed milk.
Making ice cream at home is so easy. With a few ingredients easily available at home you can make yummy lip smacking at home. Make a batch of plain ice cream and add essence, fruits into it and make varieties.

Gossberry/Amla Curd Recipe | Nellikai Thayir Pachadi

Gossberry/Amla Curd Recipe | Nellikai Thayir Pachadi

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.

Jil Jil Jigarthanda | Badam Pisin/Almond Gum in Rose Milk | Summer Cooler

jigardhanda

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


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.

Easy Carrot Stir fry | Side Dish for Rice



Carrot stir fry is an easy and tasty side dish / kootu for rice which can be made in jiffy.Adding grated coconut give a unique taste.If you feel to omit coconut you can avoid but my advice is to add it.

Turmeric Milk | Golden Milk | Haldi Doodh



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.

Overnight Oats | Easy Breakfast Recipe | Weight Loss Recipe

Overnight Oats | Easy Breakfast Recipe | Weight Loss Recipe

Overnight oat is one simple recipe for breakfast which is very good for weight watcher.Oats soaked in milk and eaten in morning absorbs all nutrition and good to eat it.Making this is so easy soak oats in milk, refrigerate and eat it for breakfast.

Neem Flower Pachadi | Veppam Poo Pachadi | Tamil New Year Recipe | Video Recipe


Neem Flower Pachadi | Veppam Poo Pachadi | Tamil New Year Recipe | Video Recipe

Healthy veppam poo pachadi.As the Tamil new year is on April 14th I decided to share this pachadi recipe which has all tastes in it.I made mango pachadi and added ghee roasted neem flower in it.I adapted this recipe from kamala's corner.

Watermelon rind Dosa | Breakfast Recipe

Watermelon rind Dosa |  Breakfast Recipe

Watermelon rind dosa with step by step pictures.

Next time when you buy watermelon don't forget to try this easy recipe. I too was not aware of his recipe until I google up when I don' want to waste my watermelon rind. I have already heard many people say about making dal/sambar with the rind.  So I too decided to try sambar with it which turned out tasty. With no mind to waste a huge amount of the rind I searched and ended up with this recipe. Many use their own proportion to make the batter. So I too ended up with my own quantity, which gave me super tasty and yummy dosa.

Pavakai Thayir Pachadi | Bitter Gourd in Yogurt | Onam Sadya Recipe

bitter gourd in yogurt

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.

Coffee Ice Cream | No Churn Method | Easy Ice Cream Recipe


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.

How to cook palm sprouts / how to cook panam kilangu

 



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 mango ice cream | Easy homemade ice cream

 


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.

Thandai | Spiced Milk with Dry Fruits | Holi Recipe



Thandai with step by step pictures.

Happy Holi to all, my hearty wishes for all and I wish you lives be colourful.This thandai is a spiced milk with dry fruits and a must in this holi festival.Being a food blogger i too want try it.We all loved it to the core



Nannari Syrup with jaggery | Summer drink


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.

Elephant Yam/Senai Kilangu Thoran | Side dish for rice




Elephant yam thoran with step by step pictures and video.

This side dish is one of my favourite and i make it often.My little brother love yam very much and if made like this he loves it.You can make raw banana in the same way. A simple rasam along with thoran for hot steamed rice makes the best combo. Do give a try once.

Choc Popsicle | Chocolate popsicle | Summer Recipe


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.

Vendaikai Puli Kuzhambu | Okra in Tangy-Spicy Gravy

okra gravy

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 Puri/Poori | Tomato Masala Poori | Breakfast Recipe

Tomato Puri/Poori | Tomato Masala Poori | Breakfast Recipe

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 | Eggless choc banana bread ( video recipe)


Choco Banana loaf cake with step by step pictures.

Whenever an overripe banana appears in my table counter, the first thought that would come to my mind is to bake a cake. Since I love banana I buy them more and since my kids hate them the banana would overripe soon. I see that I eat them before they are overripe. If something left out I make bread, muffins or unniappam. This recipe is similar to eggless banana bread except for the addition of cocoa powder. Here I have used a mix of wheat & maida but you can use either one of the flour or a combination.

Quinoa Pradhaman | Quinoa Payasam | Dessert Recipe

Quinoa Pradhaman | Quinoa Payasam | Dessert Recipe

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.

Chilli Chicken | Restaurant Style Chilli chicken ( Dry Version ) | Chicken Recipe


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 | how to make horsegram idli

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 Kilangu Kuzhambu | Kara Kuzhambu


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.

Choc chips Cookies | Valentine Day Special



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 | Mango in tamarind sauce


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 | Maize flour string hoppers




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.

Madras Mixture | Spicy Mixture | Easy Diwali Snack Recipe

 I love to watch chef Venkatesh Bhut's cooking show in Vijay tv as the method involved and the way he narrates make us feel the simplicity of the recipe.I remember him making this mixture in an episode some very long back.In it he mentioned make this snack when you get time as its so simple, pocket-friendly and make a great snack, yes its all really true.When I did it I got a big bottle full and made a great snack for the evening. Since Diwali is fast nearing and if you still have no clue what snack to make for disturbing do try this simple mixture.

Kara chutney | Hotel style spicy chutney | Onion-tomato chutney


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 | Citron pachadi ( video recipe)

 


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.

Elai appam/Adai | Kerala Delicacies


I brought two banana leaves made vadam ( recipe soon )using one and was left with one ,was wandering what to do ended up make this appam.This calls for jack fruit jam/preserve since i did not have that made my own.


Instant Oats Idli- Easy Breakfast | Step by Step



Instant Oats Idli- Easy Breakfast | Step by Step


Easy instant, healthy idli with oats.When you don't any batter in the refrigerator make this idli and enjoy.It is somewhat similar to rava idli except for the addition of roasted oats flour.

Sugarcane juice Pongal | Karumbu charu Pongal



Sugarcane juice Pongal with step by step pictures and video

 Happy 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.

Kalkandu Pongal | Sugar Rock Candy Milk Pongal | Paal Sadam

Kalkandu Pongal | Sugar Rock Candy Milk Pongal | Paal Sadam


Happy Pongal.
Another pongal recipe to add to my pongal collection which is made using rock candy/ kalkandu.Here I have used diamond-shaped candy which is available in all stores.Here I used a mix of water and milk to cook the rice and hence my pongal was so rich and yummy.Do give a try this year this kalkandu pongal and enjoy with your family.

No Bake Strawberry Cheese Cake | Women's Day Special



On this special day, I dedicate this post to all women in my life -my  mother, relatives, friends and virtual friends.Thank you all and I really feel blessed to be a woman.To make the day more sweet I here with share an easy dessert ,no bake cheese cake  with strawberry before the season of it ends.

Liver masala | liver pepper masala| how to make liver masala


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 | Urad dal Bonda with Greens


Keerai Bonda | Urad dal Bonda with Greens

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.

Chicken momos



Chicken momos with step by step pictures.

In my momos chutney post I have mentioned about this chicken momos only. I would say the momos recipe looks somewhat similar to our south Indian kozhukattai recipe. I momos the outer dough is made of maida/flour where in kozhukattai it will be rice flour. In the former we use veggie or non-veg stuffings whereas in kozhukattai we use sweet/savory stuffing and it is mostly used as festive recipe/snack/dessert.

Quinoa Sweet Pongal | Quinoa recipe

Quinoa Sweet Pongal | Quinoa recipe

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

Mixed dal-Millet adai | Protein packed breakfast


Mixed dal Adai with step by step pictures. 

Adai is rice- dal mix savory pancake. Here in addition to dal & rice I have also used a millet (Samai) to make it more healthy. Adai doesn't require any fermentation. You can make it right after grinding the batter just a resting time of 10-15minutes. Since this recipe is so heavy with dal& rice you will feel full with just one adai. Here I have used little millet but you can use other millet varieties also.

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