Nellikai Thayir Pachadi /Amla ki Raitha

Nellikai Thayir Pachadi or Amla ki Raitha , is a preparation made using Indian Gooseberry. We generally make this during Dvadasi Thithi , that  is the twelfth lunar day of the shukla (bright) or krishna (dark) fortnight of every lunar month in the Hindu calendar.

Araichivitta Murungakai Sambar / Drumstick Sambar

This is a traditional sambar recipe that is prepared on the days of festivities. A lot of vegetable will go into making this sambar , but I have used only Drum Stick / Murungakai , it is rich in iron and Zinc. This is called as “Araichivitta” sambar because we freshly roast and grind the…

Rava Pongal

Rava Pongal or a Semolina based savory dish that is a variant to the regular Venn Pongal. This can be served for breakfast or for dinner. Rava Pongal is typically served during the festivals or on “Vrat ki poojas”.

Kara Halwa / Spicy Halwa

Kara Halwa or Spicy Halwa , I know it sounds like an oxymoron and the definition of halwa is something that is dense and sweet. But This dish is definitely dense in texture but is very spicy , in fact its tangy due to the sour curd that is used to prepare this.

Thaalicha Kootu

  Thaalicha Kootu or Tempered Lentil stew , is named so , because unlike other types of kootu or lentil stew preparations where fresh spices and coconut is roasted in ghee and ground to a paste and added to the boiling stew , this one does not require any such special preparations to be made….

Beans ParuppuAraichu(Paruppu Usilli)

  Beans ParuppuAraichu or paruppu usilli is a common accompaniment or karamadhu(poriyal) that is served in Tamil style weddings. Not once have I come across a wedding that did not serve this truly wonderful dish. The specialty of this dish is the grainy texture , it is soft to chew , yet it looks very…