Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Ridgegourd Skin Thuvaiyal

Skins of the vegetables are too nutritious for health.This recipe was carried over from generations to generations in our family.In earlier days they don't use to waste any vegetable and they made delicious dishes with all the vegetable as a whole.Don't think it is the skin and it will not taste good...Just try out the recipe then you will throw away the ridgegourd preserving the skin!!!!This goes very well with hot steamed rice and also with rasam/Curd rice. You can also use it as a spread for the dosa and breads....

Arisi Paruppu Sundal(PasiParuppu/greengram dhal Rice)

                 This is one of my favourite rice,that I cook most of the time.It is very easy to make and don't need any special items to make.Its taste and the aroma of the dhal will make you to finish off the dish. This is a perfect lunch that you can give for your kids.They call it as Arisi Paruppu Sundal..It is named Sundal because the rice grains and the dhal won't get smashed after cooking.When I run out of vegetables I make this rice and serve it with raita.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Ginger (Inji ) Thuvaiyal

Earlier when i started to make this thuvaiyal I was not confident about the outcome of the taste.As ginger itself is very strong in its taste,I was scared whether the thuvaiyal also would be too strong to taste.After getting the recipe from my aunty(native of tirunelveli),I tried it out and was a great success.It tastes very good with the hot hot steamed rice and also with Sodhi.Themild taste of the sodhi and the hot taste of the ginger thuvaiyal goes on hand in hand.Infact you can have once in 15 days to upright our digestive system

String Hoppers/Idiyappam

It is my favourite dish.As it is steam cooked it is safe to have at all times.Earlier in my childhood days i will be very happy when i fall sick,because my mom use to give me idiyappam and milk(cow's milk).It goes very well with the Sodhi,Potato stew,Chicken thani kulambu,Coconut milk.The same idiyappam if it remains much i used to make lemon sevai,Karam sevai or a sweet sevai out of it as a evening dish for my kids.                  

Friday, July 27, 2012

Idly Podi

Idly Podi
This is my method of preparing the podi.I substituted 25% of the chillies with the pepper as the latter is good for health.This Podi is of moderate Karam.If the hotness to be increased one can increase the number of red chillies.This Podi goes well with Idly,Dosa,Podi Idly Uppuma.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Plantain (vazhaikai) Podimas

              This is a simple method of preparation.And it goes very well with any main course like sambar,rasam.It is very easy to make.To overcome the gastric problem asfoetida is added to the dish during tempering.

Bittergourd Fritters

   Bittergourd is one of the vegi which most of them avoid eating because of its bitterness.The recipe that I had loaded takes away all the bitterness and  moreover the crispness will make u to eat more of this vegetable.This vegi is very good for our health as it kills most of the bad germs inside the stomach.So it is advisable to have the bitterguard once in 15 days..It is very easy to make and tastes very good with Curd rice.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tirunelveli Sodhi/Mapillai Sodhi

First I thank to Saradha's mother(who does fantastic Sodhi) for sharing this authentic Tirunelveli dish.This is also called Mapillai Sodhi because the bride's mother makes this particular dish to the bride groom on the 2nd day after the marriage.This  is to please the groom by serving him with Sodhi.If one attends any Saiva Pillaimar's marriage they can find this dish being served.
Many of them just drink sodhi like a rasam.This is slightly heavy and hence it need to eaten with ginger chutney to overcome the digestion problems!!!

I actually make Sodhi in the afternoon and serve it with hot rice.Later I preserve the remaining for the dinner.We usually have idiyappam(Rice Noodles) served with this sodhi for dinner

Have Sodhi and will surely be touched by the taste!!!!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Wheat Dosa

                   This is a simple dosa variety and most of them would familiar with this.I had posted this for the benefit of the bachelors and also for the ones who had started cooking...This is one of the healthiest breakfast one could have.It is a substitute for the rice dosa.Now a days most of the hotels provide this variety...

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Palak Paneer

                 Spinach and Roti combinations go on like a bride and a bride groom combination.They taste too good.This recipe can be replaced with boiled potatoes too.Spinach is a very good source of Iron and vitamins and Paneer is a rich source of Calcium.So this roti and subjee combination is a well balanced diet.I had described my own version of Palak Paneer.They are various methods of preparation  and i find this very tasteful...

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Mint-Coriander Rice


               I hated this green rice until i learnt this method from one of my friend at Erode.There is a little difference when we add shallots to it..The whole taste gets changed and it doesn't taste like a rice mixed with Coriander/Mint  chutney.Most of the kids are hesitant towards the green leaves and this is the best way to make kids eat.They are very colourful,attractive and also tastes very good.They are the best lunch box items to be packed for ur hubby n children.This particular rice comes on my  dining table atleast once in 10 days.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Colocasia/Arbi/Sembu/Cheppankizhangu Fry

              It is the root part that we consume.It belongs to " kizhangu" variety.All other kizhangus cause some gaseous problem.But this particular vegetable is of more medicinal use.We can make many varieties of food with this.Earlier during my childhood days my grandma used to give me saying that we could do maths with greater speed if we consume this vegetable.Hence i use to call this as maths kaai(maths vegetable).Even now i call it as Maths kaai and my kids know them only by this name.People of Southern Tamilnadu call them as Sembu while northern tamilnadu call them as Cheppankizhangu.The fry goes very well with Curd rice and also tastes great when accompanied with Sambar sadam.

             Some people are hesitant to get this vegetable thinking it will cause itch to the tongue..I can promise you that this variety don't cause such irritations.You can confidently try out this recipe .....

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Mushroom macaroni Curry

I love mushrooms and so macaroni...if both together then its a real treat.They taste very well and it tastes great when accompanied with Curd rice,rasam sadam(rice) and Dhal rice.One of my aunty at coimbatore had taught me the recipe and my kids just love the side dish.It is very very  easy to make and also a quick side dish.Theycan also be rolled with the rotis as  Mushroom kaatti rolls...dosas as mushroom masala dosa..bread sandwiches..it tastes good with all these..People who don't like mushrooms can substitute it with boiled potatoes....

Monday, July 16, 2012

Mushroom Biriyani

Mushrooms are my favourite as they serve as an alternate for the non vegs...They are very rich protein suppliers with zero percent cholesterol..So my choice is always mushroom when compared to the non-veg items...

Podi Idly Upma

This is my first post and would like to have Hari's favourite dish as the first post...This is a simple dish but would taste fantastic for the people who love idly podi combinations..I do make more idlies in the morning and reserve some to make podi idly upma in the evenings...so this is one of the best way to make use of the remaining idlies for dinner..