More than just food

My Great Kitchen

My Great Kitchen

More than just food

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Vegan Kushka – aromatic rice

Vegan Kushka – aromatic rice

Kushka –  aromatic rice Kushka is very popular in Chennai and other parts of Tamilnadu. This versatile dish can be served with any thick gravy or tempered eggs or nicely cooked meat.

Broad Beans Fry (Avarakkai Poriyal)

Broad Beans Fry (Avarakkai Poriyal)

Broad Beans aka avarakkai Avarakkai poriyal aka broad beans fry is one of my personal favorite and we had it growing in our backyard. This recipe is very common in South India as it is easily available. It is served as a side dish with […]

Spinach Stems Fry

Spinach Stems Fry

Spinach a Yes to health!

All spinach varieties become our best friend once we know that they are always on top of the nutrition list. I love spinach as much as potato fries. (more…)

Tamil New Year 2016 – Best Wishes

Tamil New Year 2016 – Best Wishes

Happy Tamil New Year – Chithirai Thirunaal Nal Vazhthugal I send the best wishes to everyone. May all happiness, satisfaction and victory come to you in all aspects of your life. This month is so special that we celebrate it for the entire 30 days. […]

Pressure Cooked Rice

Pressure Cooked Rice

Rice Rice is a staple food in many countries and India is one among them, especially eastern and southern regions of the country. More than half the globe has rice as the staple food. Now a days, even those who do not have rice as […]

Sambar – Easy Method

Sambar – Easy Method

Sambar

Sambar is a staple curry for rice prepared everyday in almost every kitchen of Tamilnadu. It is highly nutritious and delicious as it has toor dal as the base ingredient which has high protein content. Along with dal 3 or more vegetables are added to make it vitamin rich and tamarind is added to give it a sweet and tangy taste. (more…)

Dosa Pizza with mixed vegetables

Dosa Pizza with mixed vegetables

Dosa Pizza and Pizza I am one heck lover of pizzas. I love them so much that I want to have at least a slice everyday. Hmmm really? Everyday? So I wanted to do something to satisfy this delicious craze I have. As South Indians, […]

Maravalli Kizhangu – Cassava

Maravalli Kizhangu – Cassava

Maravalli Kizhangu – Cassava Health benefits Maravalli kizhangu – Cassava is a gluten free, fibre and mineral rich root and a staple food in many countries. It also contains vitamin B6, vitamin C and has the capability to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. It […]

Potato Sandwich

Potato Sandwich

Sandwich with boiled potatoes

Most of us have busy morning schedules and want fast and easy cooking with already available ingredients in our kitchen. We need a breakfast that is not only fast and convenient to prepare but also filling our tummy with energy to run with the busy morning schedules. The first option for breakfast for most of us is bread. Why only spread butter, let’s have healthy potato sandwich. Potato is filled with fibre, vitamin B6, vitamin C, minerals and antioxidants. Potatoes also have heart friendly qualities. Potatoes are the best in terms of health when boiled and not further fried or raw fried like chips or fries. Potato sandwich is my first favourite. My second favourite is egg omelette with bread. Let’s start cooking. (more…)

Groundnuts Sundal (Peanut Sundal) – A healthy snack

Groundnuts Sundal (Peanut Sundal) – A healthy snack

What is a Sundal? Before heading for Groundnuts Sundal one must know what is a sundal? A Sundal is a 2 step method of cooking which involves steaming and stir frying with aroma and seasoning. Legumes and bean varieties (like groundnuts or chickpeas or kidney […]