Palak Kadhi / Pasalai Keerai Mor Kuzhambu – As Healthy As It Looks!

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Spinach in Yogurts Based Curry: Other Names:Palak Mor Curry. Pasalai Keerai Mor Kuzhambu. Palak Kadhi. Spinach Mor Kuzhambu. Ingredients: Baby Spinach 1 large bowl fullYogurts 4 cupsSaltTurmeric powder 1/4 spoonAsafoetida 1/4 spoonOil few spoons. Wet Grind these to a Thick Paste: Pepper 1-2 spoonsGreen chilies 5Thoor dal 1 cup – soakedTomato 1Ginger 3-4 inch size. [...]

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Colocasia Pulusu / Sepankizhangu Kara Kuzhambu

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Colocasia Puli Kuzhambu: Ingredients: Taro roots/colocasia/ SembuPearl Onions 1 cupGarlic 5-7 cloves – crushedTomato 1 small – choppedTamarind paste 1/2 spoonSaltTurmericChili powderJaggery 1 spoonSesame oil 1 table spoonMustard seeds 1/4 spoonCumin seeds 1/4 spoonFenugreek seeds 1 pinchAsafoetida 1 pinchDry chili 1 mincedCurry leaves few. Method: Cook the roots in boiling water and peel the skin [...]

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Eggplants in Cashew Nuts Based Sauce / Baingan Kaju Ka Sheruva

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Kathirikai Munthiri Paruppu Kuzhambu: Brinjal Cashew Nuts Seruva. Eggplants in Cashew Nuts based Sauce. Ingredients: Eggplants 5Onion 1 large gratedGinger-garlic paste 1 spoonTomatoes 1 cup – pureeTamarind paste – less than 1/4 spoonCashew Nuts 1 fistful – pasteSalt, Turmeric and Chili powderSesame oil and tempering spices. Method: Heat oil in a wok. Add the tempering [...]

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Bitter Melon in Tomato Based Curry/ Pavakkai Thakkali Curry / Karela-Tamatar Salan

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Pavakka Thakkali Kuzhambu: Bitter Gourd – Tomato Curry. Kaakarkai Tomato Pulusu. Ingredients: Bitter Gourd 1/2 kiloTomato 1/2 kiloOnion 1 small bulb- gratedGarlic 7-8 pods crushed- pureeCoconut – grated 1/2 cupSaltTurmeric 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonMustard seeds 1/4 spoonAsafoetida 1/4 spoonCumin seeds 1/4 spoonPeppercorns 2Fenugreek seeds 4Curry leaves fewSesame oil 1/4 cup. Method: Dry toast the [...]

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Vendhaya Kuzhambu / Fenugreek Seeds Curry / Menthilu Pulusu / Methi ki Salan

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Vendhiya Kuzhambu:(Country Style) Vendhaya Kara Kuzhambu. Vendhaya Puli Kuzhambu. Menthilu Pulusu. Methi ki Salan. Fenugreek Seeds Gravy. Ingredients: Pearl Onions 1 cupGarlic 5-7 cloves – crushedTomato 1 small – choppedTamarind milk 1 cupSaltTurmericChili powderJaggery 1 spoonFenugreek seeds 2 spoons – toasted and powderedSesame oil 1 table spoonThallippu vadagamMustard seeds 1/4 spoonCumin seeds 1/4 spoonFenugreek seeds [...]

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Methi Kofta Kadhi/ Vendhaya Keerai Kola-Urundai Mor Kuzhambu

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Methi Kofta Kadhi: Vendhya Keerai Kola Urundai Mor-Kuzhambu. …so nothing much to rant today, please…don’t ask me, how did I arrive at this dish! Kind of hectic week, with million commitments(that need to be attended in split second), lots of chores at home and above all’ topped with severe yard work! This summer is pretty [...]

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Mixed Vegetables Paaya

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I am trying my hardest to not complain, and to pretend its too comforting to eat vegetables:( But, in my mind there is no better food than animal protein:)It looks like an order to follow the meat and veg diet plan, like a rhythm in my cooking. The moment I decide, I want to cut [...]

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Cluster Beans Curry – Mommy’s Special

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Kothavarankai Kara Kuzhambu: Kothu + Avarakkai = Kothavarangai. Kothavarangai Puli Kuzhambu. Gorichikudukaya Pulusu. Gorichikudu Pulusu. Gowar Phalli Ka Salan. Gowarphalli Masala Curry. Yet, another recipe from my family. My mother always hesitates to prepare this dish, saying…this cluster beans may give heart burns and increase one’s bile secretion…I dunno how far this is true! Food [...]

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Paneer Makhaani – Finger Licking Good:)

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Paneer Makhani: Ingredients: Paneer/cottage cheese Onion 1 large gratedGinger-garlic paste 1/2 spoonTomato 2 pureedSaltTurmeric powderChili powder 1 spoonPaprika powder 1 spoonGaram masala powder 1/4 spoonAlmonds 15 – pasteGhee for frying. Method: In a shallow pan, heat ghee and fry the paneer. Set aside. In a wide wok, heat oil and add ginger-garlic paste and onion. [...]

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Layered Vada Korma – Kovai Special

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Stuffed Vada Curry:(Coimbatore Special) Layered Vadai Kuzhambu. Stuffed Vada Kurma. Ingredients: For Vadai: Thoor dal 1/2 cupChana dal 1/2 cupSaltFennel seeds 1 spoonGinger 1″Garlic 1 cloveDry red chilies 5 No Oil – I steamed them, if you prefer frying…I have no objection:) For Stuffing: Finely chopped onionsCilantro leaves choppedGrated fresh coconut For Curry: Cloves 3Cinnamon [...]

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