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tamarind poha recipe / puli aval

tamarind poha recipe  /puli aval

tamarind poha recipe /puli avalAn ingredient that can be easily handled and relatively easy to cook obviously becomes a favorite for many and one such item that falls in the list is “aval/poha”.Softened poha/flatted rice serves as a super light food on your tummy.Both variations like thick and thin varieties are available in the market.Alternatively,even red aval/ragi poha is available even this can be used to make this puli aval recipe.For making upma only thick variety will be apt. Continue reading

kothamalli sadham /sadam/coriander rice

kothamalli sadham /sadam/coriander rice

kothamalli sadham /sadam/coriander riceMy cooking becomes incomplete if am in shortage of these leaves that much valuable is this coriander and whole Indian cooking relies on it very much.Its notable that in most of the Indian cooking for gravies,sambars and rasams it’s particularly added at the end and switched off.Personally I adore this leaf for its wonderful aroma and flavour it leaves making even simple recipes into exotic one.This version of kothamalli sadham /sadam/coriander rice is Continue reading

sesame seed rice /ellu podi sadam

sesame seed rice /ellu podi sadam

sesame seed rice /ellu podi sadamMy fondness for sesame seed/ellu all started when tasting ellu urandai/ladoo   Each bite with crunch and nuttiness that one can never stop with having just one.The temple term for this sesame seed rice /ellu podi sadam is “Ellorai” served as prasadam at most of lord perumal temple’s.I have never made this one before in my lifetime.But it was just a try to make a different kind of variety rice from the usual.One of our family well-wisher had framed a cookbook from his own collections.Have printed only limited copies and particularly not for sale.He had compiled it for his own record and interest in cooking. Continue reading

murungakkai rasam /drumstick rasam recipe

murungakkai rasam /drumstick rasam recipe

murungakkai rasam /drumstick rasam recipeThose days they planted trees and plants at their backyards for a reason that they are not only useful but for easy accessibility as well !not like today. we don’t even know what’s going in for a plant to grow well were we simply buy them and use-them blindly.Yes!of-course there is no other option other than growing our own vegetables!but its impossible for many.Even Iam born and brought up in such a healthy environment friendly situation unlike our kids.My granny use to grow everything needed for day-today cooking. At-least we can share our backyard stories to children to bring awareness about natural home gardening.Here in this post it’s all about the making of murungakkai rasam… Continue reading

andhra pachi pulusu recipe /rawtamarind(pachai puli)rasam

andhra pachi pulusu recipe /rawtamarind(pachai puli)rasam

pachi pulusu recipe /raw tamarind rasamYet another variety of rasam I have grown up with!its andhra pachi pulusu recipe /raw rasam/puli rasam a soothing,light soulful soup to have as a digestive food after a heavy dosage of sunday feast.Yes,most of the sundays end up with heavy diet which we can’t refuse or ignore  whole family have time only on sundays to sit-together,have fun and chats whereas on other days there is not even an aorta of chance to relax if both the parents are working and of-course children too have their own busy school schedules. Continue reading