Green Beans Casserole / Asian Style Beans Stir-Fry

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Beans Stir-Fry: (Asian Style) Stir-frying is an age old technology, I have been practicing all my adult life. Rush home, wash n trim the ends of any possible vegetable, heat up the wok…throw-in whatever that comes to your mind!!! Oh yeah…this is how I started cooking.:) Pretty much no one’ to monitor…throwing randomly any spices [...]

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Poondu Chutney / Poondu Thuvaiyal

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Poondu Thuvaiyal:Ingredients:Garlic 1 headRed chilies 7Onion 1 bulbSaltTemepering spicesOil. Method: In a wide wok, heat oil and fry garlic and chilies together till fragrant. Then wet-grind the same. In a separate pan, heat oil and add the tempering spices and run this seasoning over the chutney made.

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Garlic Naan

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Garlic Naan: Nothing much to say, when I was in India…relished this a big time, at the restaurants! Miss the fun here, but why to give up on ‘naan’ though! Hmmm, fixed it at home…pretty much home adopted version, absolutely no grilling! Just baked and broiled them…so howz that sounds to you?!! Ingredients: All purpose [...]

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Kothavarankai Poondu Poriyal

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Kothavarangkai- Poondu Poriayl: Cluster Beans Subzi. Gorichikudukaya Koora. Gauvar Phalli Ki Subzi. Cluster Beans Stir-Fry. Ingredients: Cluster beans 1/4 kiloGarlic 2 whole heads – peeled and crushedSaltTurmeric 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonMustard seeds 1/4 spoonCumin seeds 1/4 spoonCurry leaves fewOil few spoons. Method: Trim the ends and side fibres from the beans. Wash and then [...]

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Joyweed Greens Fry

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Ponnanganni Keerai Poriyal: Keerai Poondu Poriyal. Keerai Kadalai Paruppu Poriyal. The Botanical name of this greens is ‘Alternanthera sessilis’. Sanskrit name is Matsyakshi. The common English name is Dwarf copperleaf/ Joyweed/ Sessile joyweed. Well…we call that “Ponanganni keerai” in Tamil. I googled some of its medicinal Value: It is body coolant. It gradually induces a [...]

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Poondu Kuzhambu – Kovai Special

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Poondu Kuzhambu: Poondu Kuzhambu: Garlic in Spicy Hot Tamarind Sauce. Poondu Kara-Kuzhambu. Garlic Curry. Losan Ka Salan. Garlic Pulusu. Ingredients: Garlic large 4 whole heads – peeled Cricket ball size tamarind or 1 spoon of thick tamarind pasteRed onion 1 large finely choppedGarlic 5-7 cloves peeled and gratedTomato 1 large choppedJaggery or brown sugar 1 [...]

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Milagu-Paruppu Sambar – To Wade Flu!

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Pepper-Garlic Sambar:(Country Style)Milagu Paruppu Sambar or Pepper Sambar/ Vendhaya Paruppu Sambar or Fenugreek Sambar. Plain Country Style Sambar or Venghaya Sambar/ Onion Sambar. ‘Molaga Killi Potta sambar /Milaga killi potta sambar’…..this is what they actually call this recipe.But I feel ‘Milugu Sambar’ or ‘Vendhaya Sambar’ is the most appropriate name for it.This is one of [...]

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