Snake gourd known as podalangai in Tamil, is a very humble, affordable and a very healthy vegetable, but sadly not a favourite to many. It’s rich in fibre, has lot of water making it a very ideal vegetable for pregnant and lactating women. Also, it’s low in sodium and potassium which makes it a goodRead more about Snake Gourd Whole Moong Rice… Read More!
Ladies finger or Okra, is known as bhindi in hindi and vendaikai in Tamil. It’s good source of protein, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus folic acid and fibre. It’s low in potassium and sodium, hence can be included for renal patients when the diet has to have restricted sodium and potassium. My family loves bhindi in allRead more about Stuffed Bhindi Masala… Read More!
Two days back, I made this Pudina Poha for breakfast. Rice flakes is known as poha in hindi and aval in tamil. Both poha and pudina ( mint leaves) are very rich in iron. Iron is required for the formation of haemoglobin. So, deficiency in dietary iron results in Anaemia. Iron deficiency anaemia is veryRead more about Pudina Poha… Read More!
Few days back, I made this Chole Semiya pulao for daughter’s school tiffin. Chickpeas are known as chole in hindi and konda kadalai in tamil. It is a very rich source of protein, dietary fibre and manganese. Like most of the kids, she is also not very fond of Upma varieties. So, I try toRead more about Chole Semiya Pulao… Read More!
Few days back, my sister Uma, told me about this Khuzhambu. She told that she got the recipe from some source in the net and that it came out very well and very enthusiastically shared the recipe with me. It was indeed very interesting. A week back, I made this at home for lunch. TheRead more about Srirangam Vathakhuzhambu … Read More!
My family loves paneer. Anything made with paneer is always welcome at home. Yesterday, for lunch, I made Paneer Methi, a new gravy for lunch. Fenugreek leaves are known as methi in hindi and Vendhaya keerai in tamil. Methi leaves are rich source of iron, potassium and vitamin C. This is my own recipe. IRead more about Paneer Methi… Read More!
Two weeks back, a few of my friends from college had come home for lunch. I was meeting two of them after nearly 20 years. Needless to say, we all had a great time filled with silly jokes and non stop laughter, just like our good old college days. I had made a very traditional SouthRead more about Basundi… Read More!
Mojito is basically a cocktail made with mint leaves, lemon, white rum, sugar and soda water. Today I made a mocktail with mango based on this recipe. It’s very easy to make and truly a very refreshing summer drink:) Ingredients Ripe mango – 1 Sugar – 4 -6 tsps Mint leaves – 2 tbsps LemonRead more about Mango Mojito… Read More!
Thokku is a very famous variety of pickle from Tamil cuisine. It’s made with onion/ tomato/ mango/ coriander leaves/ curry leaves / mint leaves. It’s generally served along with curd rice or sometimes with hot steamed rice drizzled with some melted ghee. It can served with rotis and parathas too. Of all the varieties ofRead more about Mango Thokku… Read More!
I learnt this recipe from my dear friend Sunitha many years back. We were in Muscat that time. I and few of my friends had gone to her house for a coffee morning meet. This was a very popular routine among our friends group. Once in a while we used to meet up is friend’sRead more about Cabbage Chutney… Read More!