Medhu Vada – Cooking For My Mommy!

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Ulundhu Vadai: You would have heard that Mom’s cooking is the best…well, my mother’s cooking is great too. However, with beaming confidence…I cooked this ‘Medhu Vada’ for my Mommy (during last vacation) and the good news is, she loved it:) Its an accomplishment from my end! Yeah, entering Mommy’s kitchen..rearranging stuff, creating a perfect meal [...]

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Karuppu Ulundhu Vadai / Kala Urid Dhal Vada

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Whole Black Lentils Fritters: Other Names: Black Gram Fritters, Kala Urid Dhal Vada. Muzhu Ulundhu/Karuppu Ulundhu Vadai. Mina Pappu Garelu. Ingredients: Whole Black Lentils 1 cup Raw rice 2-4 teaspoons Ginger 2″ grated Green chilies 3 finely chopped Curry leaves few Peppercorns 1 spoon – crushed Cumin seeds 1 spoon – pounded gently Asafoetida 1 [...]

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Ragi Paniyaram / Kezhvaragu Paniyaram – Graceful Shapes n Earthy Flavor

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Finger-Millet Paniyaram: Ingredients: Ragi flour 1 cupGreen chilies 3 choppedGinger 1″ gratedOnion 1 small choppedCilantro leaves fewCurry leaves fewSaltAsafoetida 1 pinchChana dal 1 spoonUrad dal 1 spoonMustard seeds 1/2 spoonCumin seeds 1/2 spoonSesame oil few spoons. Method: In a small pan, heat oil and throw in all the spices one by one and fry real [...]

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Broccoli 65 / Broccoli Pakora – Fuss Free Snacks

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Fried Broccoli Krispies: You know what? Why fried food is so popular among many immigrant communities? One could get really creative to add their special flavor’ ranging from soy sauce to garam masala and instantly get that native-country touch:) If you are looking for a healthy option…you should really try stir-frying! This isn’t a good [...]

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Samosa – A Perfect Bite:)

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Alu Samosa: Potatoes Filled Hot Pockets. Garam Garam Aloo Samosas. There were days, when I used to say ‘I hate Fried food’! People go wide eyes ‘Oh really’. Well, then they hardly knew me! It is always like that ‘Sour Grapes’ story!!! The fact is that I can never resist a perfect fried snack! I [...]

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Kala Chana Sundal / Mookadalai Sundal – Make Healthy Eating a Priority!

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Also Known As: Brown Mookadalai Sundal, Spicy Garbanzos Snack. Mookadalai Masala Sundal. Kondaikadalai Sundal. Ingredients: Brown/black Garbanzos – 1 cup Salt Turmeric 1/4 spoon Chili powder 1 spoon Green chilies 6 chopped Ginger 2″ chopped Coconut chopped 1/2 cup Curry leaves few Cilantro leaves few Asafoetida 1/4 spoon Peppercorns 4-6 Cumin seeds 1/2 spoon Mustard [...]

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Vazhaipoo Kola Urundai / Plantain Flower Kebabs

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Vazhaipoo Kola Urundai: Ingredients: Plantain Flower 1 smallToasted Chana dhall 1/2 cup – powderedSaltGinger 3″ size peeled and gratedGarlic 6 cloves peeled and gratedDry red chilies 10 – groundOnion 1 large finely choppedFennel seeds 1-2 spoons toastedCurry leaves fewOil for frying. Cleaning Plantain Flower: Grease your palms and hands with oil or its better to [...]

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Corn Fritters / Macachola Vadai / Maize Vada

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Makkachola Vadai:(Reposting) Ingredients: Oil for deep fryingField corn kernels, soaked Chana dal 1 cupOnions finely choppedGreen chilies finely choppedSaltCilantro leavesCurry leavesGinger 2″ gratedGarlic paste 1/2 spoonDry red chili flakesFennel seeds 1/2 spoon If you are not so much into spices…skip the last 3 mentioned items. Method: Soak the corn kernels and chana dal for about [...]

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Arcot Nawab Kabab / Mutton Bonda – Regional Special

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Mutton Kabab: Ingredients: MuttonGinger-garlic pasteSaltTurmeric 1/4 spoonChili powderGaram masala powder 1/4 spoonCumin seeds 1/2 spoonOil few spoons. For Batter: Besan/kadalai maavu 1-2 cupsMutton cooked water Ginger-garlic paste 1/4 spoonGreen chilies 6 choppedShallots choppedCurry leaves finely choppedCilantro leaves – choppedMint leaves choppedTurmeric 1/4 spoonChili powder 1/2 spoonGaram masala powderOil for deep frying. Method: Cook mutton in [...]

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Yam Cutlet / Suran Cutlet / Senai Kizhangu Cutlet

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Yam Fritters: Ingredients: Yam 1/4 kiloGreen chilies 6 choppedShallots 3-4 choppedGinger-garlic paste 1 spoonSaltTurmeric 1/4 spoonGaram masala 1/4 spoonFennel seeds 1/2 spoonCurry leaves few choppedCilantro leaves few choppedOil for pan-frying. Method: Peel the yam and cube them down. Boil them with salt till tender. Mash the yam, add all the above mentioned ingredients to it, [...]

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