brussel sprouts poriyal /South Indian style kelakose stirfry

brussel sprouts poriyal /South Indian style kelakose stirfry

brussel sprouts poriyalBrussels sprouts looks exactly like cabbage but in miniature form,it was not so much in use here in India till few years back.I read that the name “brussels”come from the place where it was cultivated according to “wikipedia” .It was mostly available in the hill stations here.But,now these brussel sprouts are available at all major cities here.Still,most of them don’t know the actuality of this wonderful little leafy vegetable. Continue reading

siru keerai kulambu /Keerai sambar/keeraiKuzhambu with dal

siru keerai kulambu /Keerai sambar/Keerai Kuzhambu with dal

siru keerai kulambu /Keerai sambarsiru keerai kulambu /Keerai sambar/kuzhambu is a simple sambar for rice that is very easy to make and the taste is so comforting.The speciality is that it needs no onion,tomato or even coconut.The flavour comes all from fenugreek,chillies and hing. I used to do keerai sambar with onions and tomatoes but this one has become my personal favourite nowadays.Its a brahmin style kuzhambu and Continue reading

godhuma rava sweet pongal /broken/cracked wheat rava pongal

godhuma rava sweet pongal /broken/cracked wheat rava pongal

godhuma rava sweet pongal /broken wheat sweet pongalThis month is “the” festive season for pongal,it’s a four-day festival of real celebrations, each day has its own importance which all may be knowing and it needs no explanation. This pongal festival is an apt period to try various types of pongal. For sweet versions although the usual pongal varieties may be ever precious and authentic.This broken wheat sweet pongal is quite different from traditional pongal that we do during this time. Continue reading

kalkandu rice recipe /kalkandu pongal /sugar candy sadam

kalkandu rice recipe /kalkandu pongal /sugar candy sadam

kalkandu rice recipe /kalkandu pongalThis kalkandu rice recipe is a quick alternative to regular sakkarai pongal.  Kalkandu pongal is a predominant temple prasadam. The prasadam when made at temple is always special and has a unique divine taste.I believe that we can’t get the exact taste as temple ones when done at our home.Even the big solid sugar candy’s are available,you can use that also instead of normal sugar candy. Continue reading

tirunelveli wheat halwa recipe /thirunelvali godhumai halwa

tirunelveli wheat halwa recipe /thirunelvali godhumai halwa

tirunelveli wheat halwa recipe /thirunelvali godhumai halwaEven a spell of the term “Halwa” jogs our memory right back to the very taste of succulent “Tirunelveli halwa”.If you are a truthful sweet mad person then you would have never missed this popular sweet.They say that the taste of this tirunelveli wheat halwa recipe is outstanding because of the tamiraparani river water that is used. Ingredients for this tirunelveli wheat halwa recipe are less but the process is so long and tedious.The process itself is quite tricky and you should have a little patience because it Continue reading