Mirch Ki Dal / Green Chilies Lentils Stew

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Pachi Mirapakaya Pappu: I was sleeping like a mad dog’ for several days and nights…without moving a finger! Haunted by ghosts of past life and chased by weird animals all through the time!! I finally woke up from my terrible nightmare’ and told myself…its not end of the world! Well, I gathered myself to fix [...]

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Poblano Peppers Curry – Touch Of Spices

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Mirchi Ki Salan:(Broiled, not Fried) Other Names: Pablano Peppers Curry. Mirchi Salan. Milagai Kuzhambu. Ingredients: Poblano peppers 4-6Turmeric 1/4tspoonCoriander seeds powder1/2 tspoonChili powderSalt to tasteAsafoetidaMustard seeds 1/4 spoonCurry leaves few Roast Each Separately and Powder Them Together: PeanutsSesame seedsCumin seeds Fry These in Oil and Wet Grind To Thick Paste: OnionTomatoGarlic gratedGinger gratedTamarind pulp 1 [...]

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Jalapenos Poppers / Cheese Filled Jalapenos – "Me-Time" :)

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Cheese Filled Jalapenos: To me, feminine ‘Me-Time’ is must. Sometimes (most of the time) I wanna be left alone, bit heart broken in my pajamas…eating left over rice with sauces and care-less for my bad hair day. Girls are very rarely accustomed with steaming hot comfort food ready for them. So, craving for it back [...]

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Bharwa Mirchi / Baked Stuffed Peppers – The Healthy Baking:)

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Stuffed Bajji Milagai: Ingredients: Banana Peppers 4 Olive oil to spray Filling Potato 2-3 Salt Cumin seeds 2 spoons Garam masala powder 1/4 spoon Cumin powder 1 spoon Chili powder 1/2 spoon Coriander powder 1 spoon Turmeric powder 1/4 spoon Green chili 2-3 finely chopped Onions finely chopped 1 cup Ginger-garlic paste 1 spoon Tomato [...]

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Mirchi Ki Salan

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Mirchi Ki Salan: Reposting (Hyderabadi Dish) Ingredients: Green chilies, as much as you wantTurmeric 1/4tspoonCoriander seeds powder1/2 tspoonCumin seedsSalt to tasteTamarind pasteCoconut grated 2 spoonsAsafoetida Roast each separately and powder them together: PeanutsSesame seedsCumin seeds Fry in little oil and wet grind these to paste: OnionTomatoGarlic gratedGinger grated Method: Heat oil in a large frying [...]

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Kuzhambu Milagai Thool – Mommy’s Touch

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Kuzhambu Milagai Podi: Mommy’s Kuzhambu Milagai Thool. Multi Purpose Milagai Thool. Kalandha Molaga Podi. Kuzhambu Podi. Home Made Milaga Podi. Molaga Thool. Molaga Podi. Home Made Chili Powder. Mirchi Powder. Kaara Podi. Mommy makes this ‘Kalandha Milagai Podi’ and uses it invariably to all her preparations. This is kind of multi purpose podi…added to any [...]

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Red Chili Chutney

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Milagai Saandhu: Sigappu Milaga Chutney. Milaga Chutney / Thokku. Can you believe it, red chilies have more Vitamin-A than an orange. So, load up red chilies next time when you shop. At the same time, I need to alert you…too much of spicy food will lead to gastric-ulcer, watch out. Seriously, I can’t bear the [...]

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Mor Milagai / Sun Dried Chilies

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Mor Milagai Vatral: Mor Milagai Vathal. Mor Milagai. Dahi ki Mirchi. Pacha Meerpukkai Vadiyalu. Buttermilk Chilies. Sun Dried Chilies. When I was a little kid…Mommy used to make batches and batches of Vadaams, Vatral and Appalams…stuff like that during summer vacation! I used to assist her and admire her greatly. It really used to be [...]

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Milagai Dhall

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Banana Chili Dahl: Beach Milagai/Molagai Dahl. Pickling Chilies in Dahl. Ingredients: Banana Chilies 4-6 (slice to thin rings)Thoor Dal 1 cupSaltTurmeric pinchGreen chilies 3 finely choppedOnion 1 small finely choppedGarlic 6 clovs fienly choppedTomato 1 large choppedCumin seeds 1 spoonAsafoetida 1 pinchOil few spoonsCilantro leaves few. Method: In a pressure cooker, cook thoor with salt [...]

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Milagai Kuzhambu – Feiry Hot

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Capsaicin: Molaga Kuzhambu: Milagai Kuzhambu. Fresh Red Chili Curry. Red Pepper Gravy. Pandu Mirchi Pulusu. Sivappu Milagai Kuzhambu. Portuguese travelers introduced chilies to Indians…somewhere around 1400s. Tamilians(South Indians) used peppercorns for taste before that. When ever anyone say…Dutch settlers brought these, Arabs introduced that…..first question comes to mind is…what would have people used in time [...]

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