Kollu Saadham

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Kollu Saadham: Horse-Gram Rice Dish. Can you beleive it….horse-food is eaten by humans! There is a saying in Tamil language ‘ ellaichavanukku ellu, kozhuthavanakku kollu’…oh what a rhyming! Means….a slim person should take a diet based on sesame(it helps to put on healthy weight)and a fat amn should go on horse-gram diet(yeah it helps to [...]

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Quintessential Thayir Saadham – Comfort Meal

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Ingredients: Raw rice 1 cup Milk 4-6 cups Yogurts 1 small cup Salt Green chilies 4 finely chopped Curry leaves few Ginger 2″ finely chopped Chana dal 1 fistful Urad dal 1 fistful Cashew nuts few Peppercorns 1-2 spoons Cumin 1/4 spoon Asafoetida 1/2 spoon Coriander leaves few chopped to garnish Sesame oil few spoons. [...]

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Tindora Masale Bhaath – Ivygourd Masala Rice

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Kovaikkai Masale Bath:> Tindora Masale Bath. Dondakkai Bath. Kovaikkai Saadham. Gherkins Spice Rice. Ingredients: To Be Toasted Each Separately And Powdered Togather: Coriander seeds 2 spoonsChana dal 2 spoonsUrad dal 2 spoonsDry red chilies 6Fenugreek seeds 1-2 spoonsWhole black pepper 1 spoonCinnamon 2 sticksCloves 3Cumin seeds 1 spoonDry coconut grated 1/4 cupBlack Sesame seeds 2 [...]

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Thirunelveli Ulundhu Saadham

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Thirunelveli Ulundhu Saadham: Ulundhu Saadham. Urad Dal Kitchedi/kitcheri. Ulundhu Pongal. This recipe was prepared by my family friend ‘Meena Aunty. Though she is from Palayamkottai, uncle is from Thirunelveli. Well…she made this Urad Dal Pongal on some special occasion and called this as ‘ Thirunelveli Ulundhu Saadham’! I thought urad dal will make the pongal [...]

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Beet Root Saadham

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Beet Root Saadham: Ingredients: Basmati/raw rice 2 cups.Beet root 3Green chili 1 deseed – choppedOnion 1 finely choppedTomato 1 – pureeSaltTurmeric pinchChili powder 1 spoonMustard seeds 1/4 spoonCumin seeds 1/2 spoonAsafoetida 1/4 spoonMint finely chopped 10 leaves to garnishCilantro to garnishButter. Method: Cook rice along with salt. Spread in a wide tray to have well [...]

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Lime Rice

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Lime Rice: Kacha Neembu Ka Chaawal. Elimichankkai Saadham. Green lime’s Rice. Ingredients: Raw rice 1 cupSaltTurmeric powder 2 pinchLime juice 1/2 cupMustard seeds 1/2 spoonCumin seeds 1/2 spoonChana dal 1 spoonUrad dal 1 spoonAsafoetida 1/4 spoonGreen chilies 6-8 slitted or choppedGinger skinned and chopped from 4-5 inch sizeCurry leaves 1 cupCashew nuts 1 cupSesame oil [...]

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Thakkali Saadham – Country Style

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Tomato Rice:(Country Style) Thakkali Saadham. Ingredients: Raw rice 1 cupGreen chilies 3 fienly choppedGarlic 6 cloves fienly chopped & mincedOnion 1 medium fienly choppedToamtoes 6 (country ones) finely choppedSaltTurmeric powder 1/4 spoonChili powder 1-1 1/2 spoonChana dal 1 spoonUrad dal 1 spoonAsafoetida 1/4 spoonCurry leaves fewMustard seeds 1/2 spoonSesame oil few spoons. Method: Cook rice [...]

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Kathirikai Saadham / Brinjal Masale Bath

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Kathirikkai Saadham: Brinjal Rice. Egg-Plant Rice. Baingan Ka Chaawal. Ingredients: Raw Rice 1 cup.Italian Eggplants 4 slicedOnion 1 small chopped finelyGarlic 6-8 finely choppedTomato 1 large choppedDry Red Chilies 3SaltTurmeric powder 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonCurry leaves fewMustard seeds 1/2 spoonCumin seeds 1/2 spoonAsafoetida 1/4 spoonSesame oil few spoons. Method: Cook rice along with salt [...]

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Cilantro Chicken Biriyani

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Cilantro Chicken Pulav: Kozhi Malli Saadham. Kothamalli-Kozhi Saadham. Kothamir-Kodi Annam. Coriander Biriyani. Coriander Chicken Biriyani. Ingredients:Short grained rice 1 cup (seeraga samba)/ basmathi(long grained)Chicken 4 pieces (breasts and thighs)Coriander leaves alone without stem 4 -6 cupsGhee/butter 1 cupGreen chilies 6 (made into paste)Ginger 3 inches (made into paste)Garlic 5-6 cloves (made into paste)Onion 1 choppedTomato [...]

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Nellikai Saadham / Gooseberry Bath

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Arai-Nellikkai Saadham: Amla Rice. Goose-Berries Rice. Ingredients: Goose-berries 10 + 5Ginger 3” inch size – peeled and cut into match-stick size sticks.Green chilies 6 – cut into thin sticksCurry leaves 1 cupChana dal 4 spoonsUrad dal 4 spoonsMustard seeds 1 spoonCumin seeds 1 spoonAsafoetida ¼ spoonSaltTurmeric powder ¼ spoonSesame oil 1 cup For Rice: Raw [...]

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