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tomato rice step by step recipe /easy thakkali sadam for lunch

tomato rice step by step recipe /easy thakkali sadam for lunch

tomato riceTomatoes are versatile inevitable ingredient used in day-to-day Indian cooking. In each home there will be a varied variations made with thakkali sadam. This is one of my variation of tomato rice that I usually do in my home when i am in a hurry.I remember my amma too making the same type of tomato rice with same taste exactly.As my amma was a busy working women those days these kind of simple recipes came handy and helped her a lot to save time. Continue reading

pineapple rasam south indian / Annasi rasam recipe

pineapple rasam south indian / Annasi rasam recipe

pineapple rasam / Annasi rasamRasams become an inevitable part in all the traditional South Indian lunch menus. This Pineapple rasam is a special south indian speciality with tangy sweet flavour with all the goodness of wholesomeness. Rasam making is an art and once you are well worse in the nuances of making rasam you can make any rasam. My mom says that if you are able to make a good rasam then you will be able to make any kind of cooking just on the go. Continue reading

killu vathal recipe /Leftover rice vadam/pazhaya sadam vadagam

killu vathal recipe /Leftover rice vadam/pazhaya sadam vadagam

killu vathal recipe /Leftover rice vadamIt’s a apt season to do all the vadams and this summer the heat is so overpowering and intolerable. A single day itself will be more than enough for these vathals to dry! it’s that much of heat this time. It’s not a koozh vadagam as it is not ground to a smooth paste,it’s a simple killu vathal recipe with left over rice.This simple vadam is often done by my mil. If there is left over rice then she will start doing this all the time. Continue reading

pattani masala curry /green peas gravy for chappathi and rice

pattani masala curry /green peas gravy for chapathi and rice

pattani masala curry /green peas gravy for chappathi and riceGreen peas tastes best when it is in season with all its sweetish starchiness.In season when its available cheap it can be bought and frozen for future use for the whole year. It’s a very flexible vegetable that goes hand in hand with any veggie combination. It gives a final satisfying look and taste to any dish you make! it’s totally a relish. Green peas is a low-calorie veggie with loaded vitamin k and even folic acid.You can try my green peas soup here in my blog which is a different try but tasted good.Green peas makes excellent sabzi’s and this particular curry needs no coconut. pattani masala curry Continue reading

vendakkai gravy /lady’s finger puli kulambu (kuzhambu) with coconut

vendakkai gravy /lady’s finger puli kulambu (kuzhambu) with coconut

vendakkai gravy /lady’s finger puli kulambu (kuzhambu) with coconutThis vendakkai gravy is a genuine dish done regularly at my home.This is a standard puli kuzhambu made in most of the homes.The procedure and one or two ingredients may change which makes all the difference.Many don’t like to add jaggery in their cooking but for us in our home we do like it.So,its not compulsory to add jaggery its purely optional.Its not only a simple dish but an intricate combination of flavours Continue reading