Category Archives: STIRFRY/PORIYAL

drumstick leaves thoran /murungaikeeraiporiyal/stirfry

drumstick leaves thoran /murungaikeeraiporiyal

drumstick leaves thoran /poriyal/stirfryI was literally running into the vegetable market of-course I had an umbrella with me but it was a fiercefull down pour!with umbrella in one hand and a bag I was waiting under a shade hoping the rain would slow down and I can finish off my vegetable shopping.At-last the rain stopped my shopping pursued but great part of the veggies were not fresh,only brinjals and drumstick leaves were looking garden fresh ,so I picked up some two bunches of greens and returned home. Continue reading

recipe from sweet corn /sweet corn sundal(stirfry)

recipe from sweet corn /sweet corn sundal(stir fry)

sweet corn sundal(stirfry)Hardly few days more for navarathri and most of the homes who have a custom(practice) to keep kolu(steps arranged in odd numbers to display various toys mainly god and goddesses)have to plan well in advance and naturally they are trained to do it perfectly with so much of do’s and don’t s that should be followed.Both in my dads place and my in-laws place they don’t have a practice to keep kollu in spite of the fact that i have a fondness towards this custom!so,I badly miss experiencing and enjoying this beautiful practice. Continue reading

stir fry brinjal /eggplant/kathirikai poriyal(drycurry)

stir fry brinjal /eggplant/kathirikai poriyal(drycurry)

stir fry brinjal /indian brinjal curry A specific variety of violet brinjals(with white stripes)that is famous in my hometown(Salem/TamilNadu)is so special because they are brought by the farmers to market daily in the early mornings with so-much  freshness that the vegetable looks so tender and juicy tempting one to buy the whole lot! but this particular variety of brinjal is rare at my place(Trichy)this time when I visited Salem I got some wonderfully tender brinjals and did my favorite stir-fry. Continue reading

broad beans recipe simple avarakkai poriyal(stir fry)

broad beans recipe simple avarakkai poriyal(stir fry)

broad beans recipe simple avarakkai poriyalStir fries are damn good healthy for the reason that it makes the Indian lunch portions more filling and satisfying .Broad beans stir fry/Avarakkai poriyal is one such simple and tasty stir fry(s) that can be done in a jiffy!but each home have their own method of making this avarakkai poriyal(stir fry). Continue reading

ladies finger poriyal recipe /vendakai poriyal

ladies finger poriyal recipe /vendakai poriyal

ladies finger poriyal recipe/vendakai poriyalMany people I know even my fil(father in law) do not like and take ladies finger and has a great disregard towards it from his childhood till date he never made an attempt to try it!but my daughter loves this poriyal very much.She enjoys this vendakai poriyal with a simple sambar or curd rice .She asks me to make it at-least once in a week and my hubby too loves this vegetable!! Continue reading