Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Snakegourd Besan Stir fry

Are you running out of Coconut?Are u bugged of adding dhal or coconut to the stir fries...??Then try out this Besan instead of coconut or Dhal..They taste very different and this stir fry goes very well with Sambhar and rasam sadham...
Try out this snakegourd stir fry..u will fall in love with it.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Porul Vilanga Urundai...Healthy laddu..My grandma's Way

Porul means "Meaning" (in Tamil) Vilanga means "dont know" Urundai means "ball"..When u taste this laddu you cannot make out the ingredients that it is made of and hence the name Porul Vilanga Urundai.Some people call it as Pori vilaka Urundai as this is made of Pori maavu (Rice flour).This is one of the main dish that we make at home during baby showers..When a girl is pregnant her mom makes this at home very often and sent it to her daughter..It is a nutritious pack of all the goodies..and dry ginger powder aids in digestion..Usually they make very large balls and send it to their daughter when she is pregnant.U need to break the balls and then have it in small pieces.But I made small balls to send it as snacks for my kids..
I am making it for the first time at home and usually my mom sends it when I visit her.I love this laddu the most..It tastes yummier than the normal groundnut chikkis..
This sweet is not available in normal sweet shops and it is worth making at home.Such a traditional sweet..
Please try this and let me know how it turned up too.If u have anything to add upon please drop me few in the comments section

Friday, November 22, 2013

Chicken Curry...Restaurant Style

One of my readers requested me to post some non vegetarian side dishes for Roti.Only then I realised that I had not posted any chicken gravies.My friend visited us last weekend and I made this gravy to have with Roti.This is a simple to make dish but the taste is similiar to the ones that u get at big restaurants..
Try it out and let me know how it tasted too..If any modifications or improvements please drop in the comments so that I too may incorporate the same!!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Maa Vilaku...Rice Flour Lamp..Karthigai Deepam Special

I was held up with lots  of work for the past one week which made me offline from blogging..Tomorrow is Karthigai Deepam which is a special festival celebrated in Tamilnadu by lighting Agal Vilaku (lamps made of clay)..I had already posted last year the real reason behind the celebration of this festival in the post"Why do we celebrate karthigai Deepam" .
I had already posted few recipes like
Wishing all readers a very Happy Karthigai Deepam Wishes...

Thursday, November 14, 2013

World Diabetic Day...Eat Millets Live healthy :)

Today is World Diabetics Day.Eat Healthy millets and stay healthy.Here are some special  healthy dishes ..



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5.Millets Masala Kara paniyaram

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6.Oats Kuzhi Paniyaram:

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7.Oats Idly

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9. Cracked Wheat Biriyani:

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Mutton Chukka Varuval...Madurai Muniyandi Vilas Special....

Few days back HH's friends visited our home..HH wanted me to make some non vegetarian dishes for them especially mutton.I hardly cook/eat mutton and this is the first time I am trying a sidedish out of mutton.Earlier I had posted mutton Kola Urundai which was my first attempt in making some starters out of lamb..
There are various methods in making this dry fry by changing the ingredients.I made this dish very simple by excluding the addition of grinded masala...
This is an easy dish to make and the taste is exotic with Rasam Rice/Sambhar rice..

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Millets Sweet Pongal

I got addicted to millets and started replacing millets for white rice.Infact these millets taste too good and tastier than the normal polished white rice...I had already posted few recipes made of millets like Kodomillet rice,Millets pongal,Millets Dosa, Kodomillet masala paniyaram etc.

I had already posted the sankaraipongal,the rice version..

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Friday, November 8, 2013

Drumstick Leaves Sambhar

This is the dish which my mom used to make when she runs out of vegetables..I always like the simple taste of this sambhar.The added drumstick leaves impart an additional smell and taste to this dish..
So try this simple sambhar and you will appreciate the taste drumstick leaves imparts to  sambhar

Friday, November 1, 2013

Inippu Sev/Cheeni Sev/Sweet Sev...Kovilpatti Special...

CooknDine wishes a very Happy Diwali to all....

I wanted to post something very special for this Diwali.When I was looking for some options Inippu Sev/Cheeni Sev was the one which striked me all on a sudden..When I browsed through the recipes I found it very easy and thought I should give a try.It came out well and made my Diwali a very Special one....
Kovilpatti is famous for various types of Mittai especially the kadalai Mittai.In that lane falls the very special inippu Mittai too..Whenever HH returns from Madurai he used to get this inippu mittai from Srinivasa Mittai Kadai,KeelEral.I love the soft and sweet nature of this Sev..
Apart from the sweets ,I love Kovilpatti for the peacocks..If u happen to travel from Tuticorin to Kovilpatti in the early morning u can witness atleast 50 peacocks on the way..U will just fall in love with those beautiful natural dancers..
So say No to crackers and save the Earth from Pollution...

Carrot Burfi

Carrot is my kid's favourite veggie...My 2 little bunnies at home love to munch them in all forms..When Jeyashri posted the carrot burfi in her blog I was tempted to make this burfi at home.Made it and was a super hit with my friends too...