Wednesday, 14 March 2018


Masiyal is a smooth paste based curry made with vegetables viz, yam, tomato etc.  and leafy vegetables viz. Colacasia leaves, Keerai, Palak  etc.  Today I tried with the Radish leaves and the same came out very well.  This can be served with hot plain rice and good accompaniment for Curd rice also. 

If I am lazy to cook or  later from work, the Masiyal dish is one of the easiest dish for me to make as it takes hardly any time.  The masiyal can be made in two ways one is with puli ie. tamarind and other is without tamarind.  The Arakeerai and palak I make it without puli.  Colacasia leaf  and Senai i.e Yam if you are using, you must put tamarind otherwise you will have the itchy feeling.

So let us look at the recipe now:


Sunday, 17 December 2017


Mirchi ka techa is prepared with Green Chilli and Garlic.  It is a Maharashtrain dish prepared to serve along with Bhakri and   Thalipeeth. If you are ready to have some spicy item, this is one for you.

Now let us look at the recipe: 



Adai is a breakast item made in South Indian House hold.  This is made with Rice and lentils with red and green chilli.  Today I made the same with Rava/Semolina/Suji and came out very tasty.

Since we can add vegetable of your choice in this like cabbage, carrot, capiscum, methi leaves, Muringa leaves etc. in this, it is quite healthy too.

Let us look at the recipe now:  VIDEO: RAVA ADAI


Saturday, 16 December 2017


Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambu is a version of Sambhar but instead of vegetables, dal balls, i.e. paruppu urundai is used.  It is a very tasty dish goes with plain  hot  rice with loads of ghee in it.  I love this combination along with some appalam or beans poriyal.  

It is very easy to prepare and is a delicious curry.  Do try and enjoy.

Let us look at the recipe now:

Sunday, 27 August 2017


We all are familiar with Masala dosa, Mysore Masala dosa.  Here is dosa stuffed with kutchi dabeli masala.

You are fond of dabeli right. If left over masala is there, do not worry what to do.  You can fill it on top of the dosa and enjoy it. Believe me, it was awesome.

Dabeli is a street food which can be enjoyed at any time. The basic masala ingredient is potato.  The chutneys makes it more tastier.

Video: clik here
Let us look at the recipe now:

Sunday, 13 August 2017


This pickle with the left over rind is good to make the simple pickle.   Every day, you must be using one or two lime in your house.  What you have to do is after removing the juice, do not throw the rind.  Chop them finely.  Put them in a glass jar and add some salt in it.   Rest of the details, read the recipe below:

Pickles are part of Indian Cuisine.  Without pickle, the food is  incomplete.  Here is a pickle made out of the left over lime rind which we normally throw out or use to put in aluminium cooker to prevent it becoming black or use it for cleaning the brass vessels.

In Indian household, the lime is part of most of the cuisine as well as used for nimbu pani specially in summer.  Some people make the concentrated lime juice and store in fridge and whenever required, add water and drink it with salt and sugar.

Lime are good source of potassium, vitamin A, B, C and D, Calcium and Magnesium.  It rejuvenates the skin, improves digestion, fights infections, helps with weight loss, lowers blood sugar, reduces heart disease, prevents cancer,reduces inflammation etc.

A dash of lime juice in hot water in the morning helps in reducing the weight.

Let us look at the recipe now:

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Very often, you are confused what to do with the left over rice.  Finally, you end up making the curd rice, phodni bhath, lime rice, coconut rice etc. with it.

Here is an easy and tasty thalipeeth recipe with the left over rice.  I made it with two main ingredients i.e. the left over rice and suji.

You can serve it as a snack item with some chutney, pickle or sambhar as it is made with here for the video.

Now let us look at the recipe:

Other recipes: cooked rice dosa 


Raw papaya is equally good as the ripe one for health.  It is delicious and loaded with nutrients, antioxidant effects, anti cancer properties, fights inflammation, improve digestion and protects against skin damage.

It is good for diabetic patients.The juice of the leaf is also good for those who are suffering from dengue it is believed. It also helps in curing arthirtis, menstural disorders, improving immunity etc.  

Papaya is rich in antioxidant, nutrients such as carotenes, flavonoids and vitamin C as well Vitamin B. Itis a good source of fiber and minerals such as magnesium.  THese nutrients help to improve cardiovascular health and protect against colon cancer. Other health benefits can be searched in google.

Since it is quite health friendly, you can have it as a fruit, smoothie, raw or can include in salad or subzis.

Let us look at the recipe now:

Friday, 11 August 2017


Pepper Cumin Idli is easy to make if you have idli batter at home for a change.  You can either serve it along with sambhar and chutney or rasam. I preferred to have it with rasam of course, it is the choice of individuals.

It is not similar to kanjeevaram idli since  more ingredients are added in kanjeevaram idli than the pepper cumin idli.

Preparation for the same is like the normal idli batter.  Just before preparing the idli, add the crushed cumin, pepper, hing powder,ginger powder and curry leaves  and then make the idlis.

Now let us look at the recipe:



Vegetable pulao is a  one pot meal you can relish with any kind of raita, papad and pickle.  It is a delicious dish any time you can enjoy for lunch or dinner.  

Sometimes when the children are fussy about eating vegetables, this is the easy method for you to include all the vegetables and make them eat.  The main ingredients of the dish is the rice and vegetables.

Now let us look at the recipe now: