Category Archives: BASICRECIPES

peanut sundal recipe /verkadalai(groundnut) sundal

peanut sundal recipe /verkadalai(groundnut) sundal

peanut sundal recipe /verkadalai(groundnut) sundalIts navrathi season and how can I miss posting a sundal variety here in my space. Making sundal is always simple as a neiveidyam during kollu days. But, the other parts of navrathri must be a planned and precised one to practice. It starts right from the arrangement of the dolls followed by pooja’s, inviting people, vratams and lists goes on with minute details. Even though its quite heavy to carry out but if we do it with interest and dedication it will always become exciting and enjoyable. Even though we don’t practice navrathri at our home I have loads of friends who do this year after year. Continue reading

homemade curry masala powder /curry powder recipe

homemade curry masala powder /curry powder recipe

homemade curry masala powder /curry powder recipeIam a very fond user of this curry masala powder for its flavour and aroma in most of  the gravies and curries I do. It just elevates an ordinary plain gravy to extraordinary tasting one with its special flavour enhancing properties. It’s an important tip that I will give you is that you have to make it in small batches as needed otherwise you will not get the same aroma and flavour when you store it for long. If you are doing in loads then you have to send it to mill and grind. Most importantly it is used in most Continue reading

homemade idli podi with whole black uraddal/karuppu ulundhu

homemade idli podi  with whole black uraddal(karuppu ulundhu)

homemade idli podi with whole black urad dalA small hint of any spicy idli podi will always be a pleasing combination for idli or dosa than any other. This time I have tried the homemade idli podi  with whole black urad dal or karuppu ulundhu and it really turned out super good. Using this urad dal with its skin has more protein and dietary fibre than using as skinless. Its protein rich and iron rich and these type of lentil consumption becomes mandatory food for all vegetarians. Continue reading

javvarisi vadagam recipe /sago vathal/sabudana vadam

javvarisi vadagam recipe /sago vathal/sabudana vadam

javvarisi vadagam recipe /sago vathal/sabudana vadamWhen we think about summer foods we generally think of all the cool food stuffs and of-course its inevitable and demanding. But,think about another important preparation that we make during summer Yes! you are right its vathal. This time summer is continuing to be too hot that these vadams dries out in no time,even one day itself is enough it seems. I have dried this javvarisi vadagam recipe for 3 days to nicely become crisp and stores well for months. Continue reading

rice flour homemade recipe/Arisi maavu/rice flour powder

rice flour homemade recipe/Arisi maavu/rice flour powder

rice flour homemade recipe/Arisi maavu/rice flour powderRice by itself is a perfect gluten-free ingredient which plays a key role in all South Indian cuisines.This ingredient is dominantly diverse and a great boon for gluten sensitive persons.Ready made rice flour are readily available at all the grocery stores nowadays.But,making our own is always very special and more economical.For making this rice flour “mavu rice” will be more apt than any other. This mavu rice gives more volume than any other variety of rice. Continue reading