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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

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. Continue reading Spinach Stems Fry

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…

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 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. Continue reading Maravalli Kizhangu – Cassava

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…

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…

Mosambi Juice

Mosambi Juice

Mosambi or Sweet Lime

Mosambi is a nutrient rich fruit packed with Vitamin C and Antioxidants. It is also known as Sweet Lime. It’s scientific name is ‘citrus limetta’ and belongs to the citrus family. This beautiful healing fruit also helps in building immunity and is one my favourite fruits. Every time I get sick, I have Mosambi juice and really get better faster. I thought this worked only for me, however, it worked for my 12 month old niece as well. Since then I not only love sweet lime but also feel grateful to have it growing in our garden. Let’s move on to making this recipe. Here is the ingredients list: Continue reading Mosambi Juice

Lemon Rice | Elumichai Sadam

Lemon Rice | Elumichai Sadam

Lemon rice or ‘Elumichai Sadam’ in Tamil is a simple recipe which is easy to cook and tastes delicious .This all-time famous lemony recipe is still preferred as a lunch box for long travels. The speciality of this recipe is that lemon keeps the rice…