Thai Basil-Coconut Shrimps Curry – Aromatic It Is!

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Also known as: Thai Green Curry with Shrimps, Thai Coconut Shrimps Curry. Honestly, I couldn’t recall the exact recipe of the above pictures. I know, it sounds ridiculous…but I whipped this several months ago during a cold winter-spring night. Oh, I was so excited to spot a fresh bunch of basil leaves in the market [...]

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Cous Cous Pudding – Indian Style

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Couscous-Siruparuppu Payasam: Couscous Kheer. Couscous Pradhaman. Ingredients: Wheat couscous 1 cup Split mung dal 1/2 cup Jaggery/brown sugar 3/4 cup Fresh coconut milk 2 cups Cardamom 3 crushed Cashew nuts 10 Raisin 1 fistful Ghee few spoons. Method: In a wide wok, heat ghee. Fry the nuts and raisin. Set aside. In the same oil, [...]

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Saffron Infused Vegetable Birinji Rice – Dig in!

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Saffron Vegetable Pilaf: Did I tell you this?!…my camera broke couple of weeks ago! This was the last recipe – I mean, complete pictures from it…and shortly after that, it gave away!! I got pretty mad for a while…to lose a handy devise, which was like a friend to me for the past 5+ years. [...]

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Bitter Gourd – Dry Coconut Stir-Fry

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Kobbari Kakarkaye: Other Names: Pavakai-Kopparai Varuval. Karela Chukka Nariyal ka Subzi. Kaakarkai Kura. When it comes to cooking, I never complicate (at least intentionally) the procedures! I cook once a day in the evening and pack the same for the next day’s lunch. So, I really take good care and try nothing goofy to ruin [...]

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Beans Cheruparippu Thoran – The Basic Stir-Fry!

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Beans-Siruparuppu Poriyal: Other Names: Beans-Cherupayar Thoran. Beans Poriyal. Beans Thoran. Beans Stir-Fry. Ingredients: Beans finely choppedGreen chilies 3 choppedMoong dal – 1 small cup soakedSaltGrated coconut 4-7 spoonMustard seeds 1/4 spoonCumin seeds 1/4 spoonCurry leaves fewCoconut oil few spoons. Method: Cook the lentils briefly till tender and intact in shape. Set aside. In a wide [...]

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Coconut Milk Infused Vegetable Biriyani – Eat Till Your Heart’s Content:)

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Thengai Paal Sertha Kaikari Biriyani: Ingredients: Short Grain Rice 2 cupsMixed vegetables 1 bowl fullCoconut milk(thin) 2 cupsGreen chilies 6 slittedOnions 1 slicedTomatoes 2 choppedSaltChili powderMint leaves 1 fistfulCilantro few leavesGhee 1 cup. Spices: Cloves 3Cinnamon 2 sticksCardamom 6 crushedBay leaves 3 crumbledStar anise 2Black cardamom 1Rose petal few(dried)Birinji flower 1Saffron few strands – tapped [...]

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Capsicum Paaya / Bell Peppers in Coconut Based Sauce – Rainbow Concoction:)

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Capsicum Vella Kurma: Other Names: Rainbow Kurma. Capsicum Paaya. Capsicum Korma. Kudai Milagai Kurma. Simla Mirchi Qorma. Colored Peppers in Coconut Curry. Why is it exciting for me to post recipes?! What is special about whipping an edible meal, after all?! Not that am good at it, by any means…but it keeps my day fresh [...]

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Bitter Melon in Tomato Based Curry/ Pavakkai Thakkali Curry / Karela-Tamatar Salan

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Pavakka Thakkali Kuzhambu: Bitter Gourd – Tomato Curry. Kaakarkai Tomato Pulusu. Ingredients: Bitter Gourd 1/2 kiloTomato 1/2 kiloOnion 1 small bulb- gratedGarlic 7-8 pods crushed- pureeCoconut – grated 1/2 cupSaltTurmeric 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonMustard seeds 1/4 spoonAsafoetida 1/4 spoonCumin seeds 1/4 spoonPeppercorns 2Fenugreek seeds 4Curry leaves fewSesame oil 1/4 cup. Method: Dry toast the [...]

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Paal Paniyaram – Country Style Dessert

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Pal Paniyaram: Ingredients: For Paniyaram: Rice flour 1 cupGrated jaggery 1/2 cupCardamom 3crushedGrated coconut 4-7 spoonsOil for frying/ghee. For Pal: Coconut 1 whole – grated and pureedFarm fresh milk 1 liter Cardamom 6-7 crushedSugar 1 cup. Method: In a wide vessel, heat milk, reduce it into half of its original volume. Further add coconut puree, [...]

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Cilantro Chutney / Coriander Leaves Chutney / Kothamalli Chutney

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Malli Chutney: Ingredients: Coconut 1/2 shell Cilantro leaves 1 bunch Green chilies 1-3 Salt Ginger 1″ Oil for tempering Mustard seeds 1/4 spoon Cumin seeds 1/4 spoon Asafoetida 1/4 spoon Urad dal 1 spoon Curry leaves few. Method: Heat oil in a pan, toast the chilies, ginger, coconut and cilantro leaves briefly. And wet-grind the [...]

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