Today’s menu for lunch was from Chetinadu cuisine. It’s one of most favourite cuisine. I never miss a chance to try new recipes from this cuisine. I tried one new recipe today, Chetinadu Poondu Milagu Khuzhambu which came out really well. The garlic and pepper cooked with shallots and tamarind was indeed very delicious:) IngredientsRead more about Chetinadu Poondu Milagu Khuzhambu… Read More!
Curry leaves are known as Karuvepalai in Tamil and Kadi patta in Hindi. Karuvepalai is an important ingredient used in all South Indian tempering. It’s packed with minerals and nutrients. It’s very rich in fibre, iron, calcium, potassium, vitamin C and B vitamins. It helps in treating iron deficiency anaemia, lowering blood cholesterol, improves digestionRead more about Karuvepalai Khuzhambu… Read More!
I learnt this recipe many years back from a TV show. Its a dish from Chetinadu cuisine. I have made small changes in that recipe to suit our taste. Lady’s finger/ Okra is known as vendakai in Tamil and bhindi in Hindi. Vendakai is rich in dietary fibre, vitamins A, B and C. It isRead more about Vendakai Thengaipal Khuzhambu… Read More!
Drumsticks are known as murungakkai in Tamil. It’s widely used vegetable in South Indian cooking. It’s generally added in sambar, avial and many Khuzhambu varieties. Drumsticks are rich in protein, B complex vitamins, calcium, vitamin C, zinc and iron. It’s good for diabetic patients as it helps in controlling blood sugar. It is also antiRead more about Murungakka Vathakhuzhambhu… Read More!
Cooking in a single pot is probably the easiest way of cooking. As home makers, many of us use this method to make something in a jiffy. Today I made sambar using this method. It will very useful while multi tasking,for beginners in cooking and students or when you are not in a mood forRead more about Quick Sambar… Read More!
Today, I have made a new variety of Khuzhambu ( gravy) using walnuts. Walnuts are very rich in protein, vitamin and minerals. Daily intake of walnuts are recommended for people having high cholesterol as it has poly unsaturated fatty acids which helps in lowering the cholesterol. Walnuts are very rich in omega 3 and omegaRead more about Tomato Walnut Khuzhambu… Read More!
Garlic is known as Poondu in Tamil. My cousin Viji, who had come home yesterday for Janmashtami celebration, shared this wonderful recipe with me. She told that she had seen this in a TV cookery show and that it is a very authentic dish from Chetinadu Cuisine. It’s a very simple and easy to makeRead more about Chetinadu Poondu Khuzhambu … Read More!
My husband had been travelling for the past two weeks. He came back only today morning. He had told me that he was getting sick of eating out and was just waiting to come back to home food. So, our lunch at home was his favourite menu, a traditional and simple Tamil Brahmin meal. ArachuvittaRead more about Chinna Vengaya Arachuvitta Sambar… Read More!
This is a very mild, aromatic, rich, creamy and delicious khuzhambu from Chetinadu cuisine which can be served with steamed rice, appam or idiyappam. Ingredients Onions – 2 Tomatoes – 3-4 Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder – 1 tsp Thick coconut milk – 1 cup Salt to taste Oil – 1 tbspRead more about Tomato Khuzhambu… Read More!
Udipi is a small town in Karnataka state which is very famous for its temples and it’s delicious cuisine. It’s one of my most favourite cuisine. No restaurant can match the dosa and sambar that are served in Udipi restaurants. I have made Udipi rasam earlier, but today was the first time that I triedRead more about Udipi Sambar… Read More!