Nei Meen Varuval

Nei Meen Varuval

Nei Meen Varuval is a typical fish fry made with the fish variety called as the Nei Meen. With simple spices and roasting the fish, it makes a wonderful starter or a side dish for rice. We only buy Vanjaram Meen and sometimes Shankara for gravy. So when there was another variety that will taste […]

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Kollu Urundai | Horsegram Laddu ~ Navratri Day 9

Kollu Urundai

Kollu Urundai or Horse gram Laddu is a healthy and nutritious dish as horse gram is considered a food with medicinal qualities. This ladoo combines the goodness of Horse gram and jaggery and makes a good festival sweet. While Ulavalu is a common ingredient in our home, we mostly make it as Ulavalu Charu. We […]

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Sesame Rice | How to make Ellu Sadam ~ Navratri Day 7

How to make Sesame Rice

Ellu Sadam is a mixed rice variety from Tamil Nadu made with Sesame Seeds and spices. This makes a quick meal by itself. While I already have two other versions of Ellu Sadam or Sesame Rice / Til Rice, I had to make something with sesame for today. Since I already had plans to make […]

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Panang Kalkandu Rava Kesari ~ Navratri Day 6

Panang Kalkandu Rava Kesari

Panang Kalkandu Rava Kesari is a healthy option of making regular semolina kesari with Palm Sugar. This is a quick dish for prasadam. Since the sugar imparts brown colour, you can skip adding any food colour. For the Navratri Day 6, Nava Durga is Katyayani (Jupiter). So the food can be Honey, Kesari, Kadale. Kadale […]

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Deep Fried Ooty Varkey | How to make Ooty Varkey

Deep Fried Ooty Varkey is the twist of the popular varkey we get from ooty, Tamil Nadu. These are flaky slightly sweet and salted pastry biscuits available in the hill station. One of the many famous dishes we get from Ooty are these biscults. The biscuits look very rustic and have a slight sweet taste […]

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Mundhiri Murukku | How to make Cashew Nut Murukku

Mundhiri Murukku

Mundhiri Murukku is a variety of rice based murukkus where cashew nut is used as the liquid. This is quite a rich and tasty one to enjoy. When I got exhausted with the many varieties I checked and against what I have posted, I decided that cashew murukku sounded very interesting. This batch was done […]

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Kai Murukku ~ South Indian Deepavali Snacks

Kai Murukku

Kai Murukku is a classic South Indian Snack recipe made with rice and urad dal flour and is shaped by hand. This is a classic Tamil recipe and made during Deepavali or other festival occasions. The rice flour used for all these snacks are homemade rice flour and roasted urad dal. While there are many […]

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Ulundogorai | How to make Urad Dal Rice

Ulundogorai

Ulundogorai is a Spicy Urad Dal flavoured Rice that is offered as naivedyam at Srirangam Temple in Trichy. This rice dish is very easy to make and can be packed for the lunch box as well. In many of the temples, we have our traditional dishes offered as prasadam and these rice dishes are no […]

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Vellai Kurma | Restaurant Style White Vegetable Korma

Vegetable White Kurma

Vellai Kurma or Restaurant Style White Vegetable Kurma is one of the most popular side dishes served in hotels. The gravy is a creamy white base with mixed vegetable in it. Hotel Saravana Bhavan is famous for its Vellai Kurma, many simply get the gravy just for the way it tastes and recreating it at […]

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Murungai Keerai Adai | Drumstick Leaves Dosai

Murungai Keerai Dosai

Murungai Keerai Adai or Drumstick Leaves Dosai is a quick, instant breakfast dish you can make and since it has Drumstick leaves, it surely makes a healthy breakfast dish. While we have been wanting to make this for a long time, only recently we ended up making it and since making it, we have been […]

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