Tag Archives: SouthIndian

toor dal thogayal /thuvaram paruppu thuvayal recipe

toor dal thogayal /thuvaram paruppu thuvayal recipe

thuvaram paruppu thuvayal recipeAmong many a thogayal varieties that are made this one paruppu thuvayal with toor dal is top on the list. I usually make this with coconut only but many make it without coconut. When made without coconut also its very tasty and addictive. It pairs well as a side dish for rasam and even curd rice.Combination of two lentils namely bengal and toor dal can also be made which is also very delicious. Hot rice with sesame oil and this thuvayal added is the great divine combination. Adding chillies depends upon Continue reading

how to make butter murukku /easy butter murukku recipe

how to make butter murukku /easy butter murukku recipe

how to make butter murukku /easy butter murukku recipeRight combination of ingredients makes wonderful crunchy-crispy murukku’s. Even though there are wide variations of murukku varieties this one variety butter murukku is a hit everywhere. Its crunchy and melt in mouth kind of texture makes it stand one of its kind. Making this butter murukku is easy at the same time its little tricky. Tricky means the consistency of the dough and right temperature while frying is the real thing that I mean to mention. Continue reading

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

egg thokku south indian style/muttai thokku for rice

egg thokku south indian style/muttai thokku for rice

egg thokku south indian style/muttai thokku for riceEggs are always rare happening in my blog the reason may be simple that I really don’t know myself till today. I have decided to share some non-vegetarian delicacies in my space at least in my future posts. Eggs are the one very best ingredient that endless variations can be made with it.This egg thokku is a south indian style curry that is very easy to make without any coconut.Nowadays I use free range Continue reading