Hot, spicy and sour dried anchovies gravy. (Tamil Cuisine)
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 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 any rice recipe and I even have it with roti. Many sources from the internet say that this delicious bean is power packed with nutrition and lean protein and lots of fiber. They have no saturated fat and cholesterol which is very good and more than all these, they are delicious.
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.
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. […]
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 staple, prefer having rice at least once a week or two for the aroma and the taste it gives and, of course is healthy. Me, being a South Indian cannot spend a day without rice. Rice is known for its versatility and fragrance. The way rice blends with any flavour, spices, seasoning and colour, makes me love it more and more. I am a fan and an admirer of rice and always look into many ways of cooking it in different methods and styles which always amazes me. Pressure cooked rice is a very convenient method and is used everyday in most of the kitchens. (more…)
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 […]
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 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 also helps in bone health. Cassava or maravalli is rich in starch and carbohydrate next to wheat and rice. Once cooked it tastes just like boiled potatoes and I love it. Let’s cook this beautiful root. (more…)
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 […]