Inji Mittai / Candied Ginger – Travel Sickness!

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Inji Mittai: Have you ever experienced travel sickness? Whenever I travel from point A to B, even after reaching the destination B…I still feel like am on the move! You know what am referring to, right! The Experiment:I have done some experiments on rats during my College days. Its a simple procedure to prove nothing [...]

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Inji Kuzhambu / Ginger Curry – Version 2

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Araithuvitta Injji Puli Kuzhambu: Inji Kara kuzhambu – Version 1. Ingredients: To be Fried in little Oil & Wet-Ground to Paste: Sesame oil few spoons Coriander seeds 1 fistful Dry red chilies 5-7 Ginger 100 grams Garlic 10 cloves Jaggery 1 small piece For Curry: Tamarind – lemon sized pulp – extract milk Salt Turmeric [...]

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Ginger Chutney / Inji Thuvaiyal – Thamizhar Style

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Ginger Chutney: (Tamil Nadu Style) Other Names: Adharak Chutney. Inji Thovaiyal. Inji Thokku. Allam Pachadi – Tamil Nadu Style. Ingredients: Ginger 50 gms peeled, choppedGarlic 4 clovesThuvar dal/urad dal 1 table spoonCoconut 4″ chopped – I used dessicated onePeppercorns 1 teaspoonDry red chilies 5-7Tamarind pulp – gooseberry sizeBrown sugar/jaggery 1 teaspoonSaltSesame oil few spoons. For [...]

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Ginger Fish – Thai Style

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Ginger Fish:(Thai Style) Ingredients: Salmon 1 large fillet – cubed Soy Sauce light & heavy Dry red chili flakes 1 spoon Garlic 1 minced Ginger about 4″ julienne Honey 1 teaspoon No salt – soy sauce has enough Olive/ sesame or peanut oil few spoons. Method: Marinate the fish with light soy sauce, chili flakes [...]

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Jal Jeera Paani – Refreshing Summer Drink

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Why I like this Jaljira Paani? It has no heart breaking’ calories from Sugar, yes… its salted.:) Already many are aware of health benefits of Mint, Cilantro and Ginger, so why to lecture again…let me simply conclude like this, its very refreshing for this humid-sunny weather. Ingredients: Mint 1 fistfulCilantro leaves 1 fistfulGinger 1″ gratedLemon [...]

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Paantash => Panakkam => Fruit Punch – Ancient Indian Drink

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Panagam: Fruit punch has became a necessary drink at every garden parties, today! How about looking into, bit of its history? The word ‘Punch’ comes from the word ‘Panch’. In Indian language (both Sanskrit and Hindi), the word ‘panch’ means ‘five’. The original recipe had five ingredients like, spirit, spices, fruit juice, palm sugar and [...]

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Grandma’s Mango – Ginger Pickle

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Maa inji Pickle:(Mango-Ginger Pickle) Botanical name of Mango-ginger is ‘Curcuma amada’. Belongs to rhizome family,(similar to turmeric and ginger). This ginger has a striking mango flavour and thats why the name. Grandma’s Method: Ingredients:(Version 1)Mango-Ginger skinned/peeled – 250 gramsThick Tamarind paste/milk freshly 1 bowl fullSea Salt/Rock SaltTurmeric powder 2 spoonsChili powder 2-3 spoons To be [...]

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Beer Battered Ginger Chicken!!!

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Ginger Chicken: Chicken Masala. Kozhi Varuval. Kozhi Porichadhu. Kodi Kura. There are zillion of ways to prepare a chicken, in my kitchen!!! Its hard to resist eating chicken, at least once every single day. I know, I know you are horrified on hearing the word ‘fried’! Yeah ‘lipophobia’ is a national epidemic we all share [...]

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Tulsi Tea

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Tulsi Ki Chai: Tulsi Tea. Tulasi/ Tulsi ka Chai. Holy Basil Tea. Sacred Basil Tea. Thulasi/ Thulsi Tea recipe. The Botanical name of this humble herb is Osimum sanctum. The plant is considered sacred by Hindus. It originated from India. Well…again there are 3 or 4 species. Except few, most of them are consumable. The [...]

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Nethili Meen Kuzhambu

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Nethili Meen Inji Kuzhambu: Fresh Anchovies Curry. Nethili in Tamil. Kozhuva in Malayalam. Anchovy/Sardines in English. Ingredients:Anchovies 1/2 kiloScallion 2 choppedGarlic 1 whole peeled and crushedGinger 2-4″ peeled and gratedCountry Tomatoes large – 2 (made into puree/juice)Tamarind paste 2 spoonsDry Red Chilies 10-15 (Roasted and Powdered)Mustard seeds 1 spoonCumin seeds 1/2 spoonFenugreek seeds 1/4 spoonAsafoetida [...]

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