Chili Idly / Idly Fry / Fried Idlies / Hot and Spicy Idly 65

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Idly Fry: I recall my early childhood days…my Mom and brother used to go to my granny’s home, during summer vacation. Happily leaving behind, me and my Pappa:( Hmmm, even though Dad would be so busy’ he will never fail to give me atleast 3 calls from his office during the day:) Well, indeed we [...]

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Pudina Paratha / Mint Based Whole Wheat Flat Bread / Pudhina Chappathi

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Pudina Chappathi: Well, you know…I was traveling, traveling and traveling, the whole last year, seen much of North America in this 8 months!! Oh boy, its not a fun trip, where you can sit back and relax or take up a jolly stroll! Anyhow…finally landed back to Oxford this month (Home Sweet Home). This shuttling [...]

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Fried Mint Chicken – End up Eating it Daily:)

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Shallow Fried Mint Chicken: On the other day,…I was experimenting with my favourite bird’ with some home grown herbs. Surprisingly, the result was amazing. So, just wanna share the recipe with you all…one teeny thing, please don’t misjudge with my stupid pictures here…the food was really very tasteeee, sometimes its hard to capture all the [...]

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Pudhina Thuvaiyal / Mint Thuvaiyal – Grandma’s Recipe

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Pudhina Thuvaiyal:(Tamil Nadu Style) Ingredients: Coconut grated 1/4 cup Mint leaves 1-2 cups Cilantro 1/2 bunch Curry leaves from few twigs Salt Tamarind 1/4 spoon Ginger 2″ grated Garlic 4 cloves minced Urad dal 1 table spoon Coriander seeds 1 table spoon Dry red chilies chilies 5 Sesame oil few spoons. For Tempering: Sesame oil [...]

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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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Nilgiri Egg Korma – Eggs in Herbs based Curry

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Eggs in Mint based Curry: Nilgiri Eggs. Eggs Neelgiri. Mutta Pudhina Curry. Nilgiri Egg Korma Ingredients: Hard boiled eggs 4Curry 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 [...]

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Pudhina Chutney – Mint Chutney

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Also known as: Pudhina Chutney, Podhina chutney, Pudina chutney. Ingredients Coconut grated 1/4 cup Mint leaves alone 1-2 cups Cilantro 1/2 bunch Curry leaves few Salt Tamarind 1/4 spoon Ginger 1″ grated Garlic 2 cloves minced Urad dal 2 spoons Green chilies 3 Sesame oil few spoons. For Tempering: Sesame oil Mustard seeds Cumin seeds [...]

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Madras Vadagari – Delightful Dinner From The Past

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Set Dosai and Vadakari:(Madras Style) Madras Set Dosai and Vadagari. Vada Curry. *Whoo Whhooo*, *Tastee* *Fulfilling* Do you love mess food? Do you love mess food, as much as I do? Well then this is the post for you, settle down and then prepare to get the batter ready, later!!!I love the old traditional meals, [...]

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Lemon Mint Cauliflower

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Lemon Mint Cauliflower: Lemony Cauliflowers. Tangy Cauliflower Poriyal. Neembu flavoured Gobi. Gobi Masala. Gobi Subzi. Cauliflowers and Potatoes are considered Vegetarian’s chicken, at several places! So, it became compulsary for me to fix these veggies for my vegetarian companian and friends! Otherwise, why would I, in the hell care to fix these vegetables, right! According [...]

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Green Gram Fritters

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Green Gram Vada: Green Gram Vadai. Whole Mung dal vadai. Whole Moong dal vadai. Pachai payiru vadai. Pasi paruppu vadai. Another exciting recipe from Andhra home! Telugu people always inspired me in cooking, language and culture! I learned a lot from them! When I was in Hyderabad…my house owner Auntie used to share with me, [...]

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