Sunday, 28 May 2017


Hot dosa with chutney and sambhar who will not like it?  there are varieties of dosas which are mouth watering.  Here is a simple and easy dosa with the mamra.  I have used the bhel kurmura to make this dosa.

The idea came from my husband as the packet of kurmura was there for sometime and it  became very soft.  Ofcourse, if you put in oven, or in hot kadai, you can make it crispy, but he said why don't you try making dosa with it.  I also said, nice idea, let me try it out so that I can get a new recipe for my blog.

It is very simple and easy to make this dosa and must have some spicy chutney or sambhar to serve along with it.  It takes around 4 to 5 minutes to make one dosa but that waiting period to cook is really worth it.

Now let us look at the recipe:

Saturday, 20 May 2017


Kadala paruppu or bengal gram chutney is my favourite.  Always, the child hood memory flashes when I make this chutney.  One of my classmates, periamma i.e.  aunty  used to make this chutney along with phulkas on those days way back in 70's when I was a student,  I am talking about.  She used to cook the food  in the kummatty i.e. coal based stove.  The taste of that chutney and phulkas she used to give to us during those days,  I still remember.  However, today, I served it along with the dosa.

I prefer this chutney rather than the normal coconut chutney we make,  I am sure, you will also like this.

Let us look at the recipe now:

Sunday, 14 May 2017


Pidi kozhukkattai or upma kozhukkatai is made out of rice rava.  I have already posted the upma kozhukkattai.  Other varieties are : idli-rava-bhagar-dal-kozhukkattai.html,  millet,  bread,  tinai, kappa, lapsi

Today, I made a twist to this dish by adding vegetables in it and served along with uppu mangai chutney.  

This is a tasty and healthy breakfast as it is cooked by steaming and not much oil is involved in it.
The rice rava can be made at home or you can use the idli rava.  While using the idli rava, we have to use less water than the normal rice rava.

Let us look at the recipe now:


Wednesday, 10 May 2017


When you are bored of eating the same stuff for a long time, a change is always better.  Here is a chutney powder with moongdal instead of the thogayal form.  

As I was having only a quarter cup  of moongdal left in the bottle, and want something spicy along with the dal rice, I tried this chutney powder and was liked by me colleagues too for lunch.

It is a simple preparation within a short span of time provided you have the items with you.  

Let us look at the recipe now:

Saturday, 6 May 2017


I started my blog on 5th May 2013 and completed 4 years.  I wanted to post this recipe yesterday, but could not do so.

thanks to all for the support and guidance during my four years journey of  without your support, it would not have been possible for me to continue  this journey. and this is my 988th post.

Chenai means yam, elephant foot, suran it is known as.  We  make mezhuku puratti with chenai, chenai varuval,  kaalan, cutlet etc with this vegetable.  My favourite poricha kuzhambu is with brinjal and karamani means red chowli.  My mother always makes this for me whenever I visit her after my marriage.  I love to eat this with plain rice and vadu mangai.  Though the combination for me is papad and thoran varieties.

This poricha kuzhambu is a liquid curry like sambhar but the masala ingredients is different from sambhar.  My mother's version I am presenting here.

Some people add little bit of black pepper but my mother skip this.  Sometimes, I add, sometimes do not.  Adding pepper will give you a bit different flavour and taste.  Choice is yours.

Saturday, 29 April 2017


Barley or Jau it is known as is a healthy grain we must include in our diet.  If we have some urinary problems/fever etc. first thing in the mind comes to boil some barley seeds in water and drink the same through out the day.  This helps in passing the urine without any difficulty as well as the toxin is removed from the body.

Normally, after boiling the same in water, it is thrown out.  I tried to make upma with the barley seeds and came out very tasty with some vegetables in it.

Though many people may not like it, we still can include the same once in a while in our diet.

The pictures and method is given below along with the health benefit of barley.

Let us look at the recipe now:


Dubka is prepared with moongdal.  The moong dal is soaked and ground to a coarse paste and with tomato and onion puree with masalas, it is cooked and served with steamed rice or phulka.

This recipe is from Kumaon region of Uttarakhand which is very popular.  It is a nutritious dish but very simple.  It is a powerhouse of proteins, easy to prepare  within a short period of time and tasty too .  This is a winter dish and had usually during the winter, otherwise also you can relish this dish once in a while during other seasons.   You can serve it along with any side dish.

While I made this recipe, I remembered the Maharashtrian style kulith  pitla  though slight variation in the method of preparation and masalas, the pitla is also a good dish along with steamed rice and phulka.


Now let us look at the recipe:

Saturday, 8 April 2017


Mor kuzhambu is an easy kuzhambu variety prepared in the South Indian Household.   You can make the same with vegetables or with some vathals too.  We make it with sundaka vathal,  manathakali or any dried vegetables which is available at home.

If you have no vegetables left in your fridge, this is kuzhambu is very handy provided you have coconut and curd at home.

I had some left over methi leaves in the fridge which was not sufficient enough to  make subzi.  So I thought of making the mor kuzhambu with it along with rice.

Very easy to make and tasty along with hot rice and papad.

Let us look at the recipe now:

Tuesday, 28 March 2017


Cashew fruit juice is made out of the cashew apple or cashew fruit it is known as it  is a delicious drink.  But let me tell you one thing that it may not be liked by all as it has got an astringent taste in it and you have to develop the taste for it.

The preparation is very simple and the same has to be served very chilled.  In order to remove the astringent taste, either you can steam boil or boil it with bit salt in the water.  It contains vitamin C.  The fleshy fruit is eaten as it is,  again you should develop the taste else you will feel bit itching in the throat and some are allergic to it.

Since the same may not be consumed by my family members, I made the juice only with one fruit which I could serve for two.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017


Cashew fruit is fleshy and sweet  when it is fully ripe.  It has got an astringent taste in it hence most of the people do not like to eat it  fresh as some might have an itchy feeling in the throat.  Normally, most of the time, it is thrown out after removing the nut from it.

It is found in Kerala, Maharashtra and Goa during the month of March / April.  I had prepared the mor kuzhambu with it and has already posted the recipe.

Now I am sharing with you all the sambhar recipe made out of it.  It goes well with the rice, chapati, phulka, dosa, pidi kozhukkattai etc.  I have given some brief about the fruit in the  morkuzhambu which you must read before preparing the dish.

 Cashew apples and cashew nuts are excellent sources of nutrition. The cashew apple contains five times more vitamin C than an orange and contains more calcium, iron and vitamin B1 than other fruit such as citrus, avocados and bananas.

Let us look at the recipe now:



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