Thai Style Shrimps n Mixed Veggies Stir-Fry – Dig in:)

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Thai Style Stir-Fry: In the world of more n more anonymity, people pick up strange habits of nit-picking on others. And online free-advise is so fashionable these days! Oh yeah, I still keep receiving those awful negative comments at my food blog: Kitchen Tantra dot Com. Though I don’t have any objection for this suggestion [...]

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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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Mutton-Spring Onions Soup – Natural Remedy For Flu!

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Meat-Green Onions Soup: Other Names: Goat’s meat and Spring onions Soup. Iraichi-Vengaya thaal Soup. Ingredients: Meat with bones 1/4 kiloSpring onions 1 large bunchRed onions 1 medium slicedGinger 1″ gratedGarlic 2 cloves minced (use 7-10 pods, if you like)Soy sauce 1 tablespoonWhite pepper powder 1-2 spoonsOil few spoons. Method: Cook mutton till tender in a [...]

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Mung Sprouts in Herbs Based Curry – Mulai Payiru Nilgiri Kuruma

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Sprouted Green Gram Korma: Sprouted Green Lentils Curry, Mulai Payiru Kuzhambu. Ingredients: Green gram/mung dhal/ green lentils 1 cupCurry leaves 2 twigsCloves 5Cinnamon sticks 2Green cardamom 6-7 pods crushedBay leaves fresh 2-3 leavesStar anise 1 Fennel seeds 2 spoonsGreen chilies 6-8 gratedOnion 1 large gratedGinger 2″ minced/pasteGarlic 4-6 cloves minced/pasteTomato 1 large chopped/pureeSaltTurmeric 1/4 spoonMint [...]

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Pesto Pasta / Green Herbs Enriched Pasta – Pasta with Snow Peas

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Pesto Pasta: Ingredients: For Pasta: Extra virgin olive oil Salt Pasta – your fav’ shell. For Sauce: Basil leaves 1 bunch Parsley 1/2 a bunch Pine nuts toasted 1 table spoon Extra virgin olive oil Salt …Wet grind them to thick paste. For Toppings: I used snow peas Parmesan cheese to garnish Method: Cook pasta [...]

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Keezhanelli Mor

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Keezhanelli Mor: Phyllanthus amarus/ Phyllanthus nururui is the Botanical of this fragile plant! It is called Keezhanelli in Tamil. Keezh – Under/Underneath and Nelli – Berry/ goose berry/ amla!! This teeny plant has sesame seed sized leaves and underneath each leaf blade, it posses black mustard sized berries, which looks exactly like microscopic amla/gooseberry…Oh Tamilians [...]

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Fresh Figs Subzi

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Athi Kai Kootu: Ficus in Culinary, Dumur ka Subzi, Athi Kai Kootu, Figs with lentils Curry. This woody tree comes under Moraceae family. The genus name is Ficus…since there are several varieties of species here(about 850)…I am leaving it blank here. One could assume that, I used ‘indica’ species tho’. The tree is native to [...]

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Green Grass Juice

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Arugham Pul Juice: Herbal Concoction. Arugham Pul Ras. Arugam Pul Kashayam. Dhoob Ki Kashaya. Wild Bermuda Grass Juice. Bermuda grass, Botanical name of this grass is Cynodon dactylon. We call it as ‘Arugham Pul’ in Tamil, they call it as ‘Durva’ in Sanskrit & ‘Dhoob’ in Hindi. Before going into detailing about this particular grass…let [...]

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Koduka Puli

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Koduka Puli: Manila Tamarind. Kodukkai Puli/Kodi-kai puli. Sweet Tamarind. Thai-Sweet Tamarind. Camachile Fruit. My back home cook, Usha Nandhini…brought some surprise to me! These Camachile fruits!!! The Botanical name of this tree is Pithecellobium dulce. Sources say it originated from Mexico to America, Central Asia and to India. Although I have seen these trees through [...]

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Alfalfa Lemon Rice

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When a seed holds up a tuff cover, packed with high protein and carbohydrate! Upon germination(a crucial period of sudden raise in their active molecules). At the expense of some protein it gets converted into all essential vitamins! Since a germinating plant needs all support for growth(survival of the fittest)….it is boosted with vitamin A, [...]

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