Gongura Pachadi – There’s No Taste Like Home!

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Gongura Pachadi There is something about home made ethnic food, its nutritious, delicious and most importantly rekindles the nostalgic past! If you are like me, am sure this humble pachadi will comfort you after a long working day. Not all traditional recipes are hard to prepare…it doesn’t calls for a bulk of ingredients, special cooking [...]

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Murg Methi Malai – Good Eats

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Murg Methi Malai Curry: Other Names:Malai Chicken, with fenugreek greens. Methi Murg Curry. Ingredients: Chicken leg pieces 4Fenugreek greens 1 large bowl fullAlmonds 10-15 – pasteMilk 1 cup – reduced into malai (cream) Other Ingredients: Green chilies 3 slittedOnion 1 large – groundGinger-garlic paste 1 spoonTomato 1 large – pureeSaltTurmeric powder 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 [...]

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Palak Roti / Spinach Chappathi – Setting in Order?!

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I haven’t cooked for a long time’ in my routine style. Sometimes…cooks need incentives, drive and motivation too, right. Hazards of being perfectionists is, even the slightest disarray in life, threatens us. Sometimes, it rather feels good to be predictable than taking surprises. I was really upset for the past few days, as there was [...]

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Palak Keerai Masiyal / Spinach Chutney – South Indian Way

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Palak MasiyalI owe you all an apology for abandoning my blog for such a long time. No, I don’t have a good excuse this time. All I could say is…this time of the season, am being very lazy! Besides its always the ‘starting trouble’ at my end. If I give myself a couple of days [...]

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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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Keerai Poricha Kootu – Comfort In A Bowl!

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Greens in Lentils and Coconut Based Curry: Other Names: Greens Olan. Green leafy vegetables in Lentils and Coconut Based Curry. When I was growing up, green leafy vegetables used to be a quintessential part of our daily diet! Upon hitting the age – teen, my food preferences centered around…with heavy dose of spice, restaurant delights, [...]

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Yam Leaves Curry – Grandma’s Recipe For Success!!!

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Oxford News A severe tornado passed by my little town (Oxford, Mississippi). Since yesterday night…the weather has been pretty wild. Storm with 80 km speed, lightning, thunder and rain! Today, as I heard the siren warning in the noon, I rushed to the basement (hurricane shelter) in my house. I stayed there trapped for more [...]

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Beetroot Subzi – As Easy As A-B-C

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Beetroot – Keerai Poriyal: No matter how tired you come home, its worth straining another 10 minutes in the kitchen to have an instant gratification with food. If my fridge is packed with fresh produce, I usually plan ahead for a week’s menu, the inspiration comes from my mind whizzing ideas of playing with ingredients [...]

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Palak Pulao / Spinach Pilaf – Plating Up!

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Pasalai Keerai Saadham: Ingredients: Spinach 1 bunch – cleanedGarlic 5 clovesGinger 2″Onion 1 smallTomato 1 smallGreen chilies 5-7Salt For Pilaf: Rice 1 cupGreen chilies 3Onion 1 small slicedGinger-garlic paste 1/2 spoonMint leaves 1 fistfulTomato 1 choppedCloves 5Cinnamon 1 stickCardamom 1 pod crushedBay leaf 1Star anise 1Cumin seeds 1 teaspoonGhee/oil 1/4 cup. Method: In a wide [...]

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Kale and Cheese Omelette – The Infinite Variable

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Kale-Cheese Dinner Omelet: So you know spinach omelet…and why not Kale? Isn’t it a perfect choice to include some greens in your diet. Whenever I had to fix a bitter-tasting greens…I put some extra effort to make it quite appealing and palatable. The moment I saw this recipe on Kalyn’s Kitchen, I knew that I [...]

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