Let it Blossom!!! (Banana blossom stir fry (Vazhaipoo Poriyal) – Recipe)

There is this tree, of which not only the fruit, also the blossom, stem and everything it has is good for you. What tree is it? It’s the Banana tree. What we all know is the benefits of it’s fruits, I mean the ba-na-na. What most of us do not know is the goodness of it’s stem and blossom.  Continue reading “Let it Blossom!!! (Banana blossom stir fry (Vazhaipoo Poriyal) – Recipe)”

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Spice up your menu!!! (Chicken Chinna Vengaya Thokku (Chicken with Shallots) – Recipe)

It all started when one day we were having Rice with Paruppu, Rasam and Chinna Vengaya Thokku. I was licking my fingers that the thokku was so spicy tangy yumm.. So came a spark, “This blend, I think, would go extremely well with some non veg “. Forgive me, a non-veg foodie, who while tasting any veg dish, always thinks of a way to put in something that is not a veggie. 😉 The other recipe I posted some time ago, Prawn with Potatoes also came out from a basic Potato fry. This is another successful experiment of my NVfying mania. Continue reading “Spice up your menu!!! (Chicken Chinna Vengaya Thokku (Chicken with Shallots) – Recipe)”

Just two Candles pls!!! (Pasta Alfredo with Chicken and Mushroom – Recipe)

On a special day, say your birthday or his, or your anniversary, you always thought dining out is the best choice. Candle lit dinner, Star studded dining, Roof top, Lake side, something like that. We always expect him to surprise us with one such dinner. Why next time, you surprise him with a real special dinner at home? Continue reading “Just two Candles pls!!! (Pasta Alfredo with Chicken and Mushroom – Recipe)”

A real Power food!!! (Ulunthu Soru (BlackGram Rice) Recipe)

We do have a lot of Power foods from our own land, only that they don’t get as much as branding as these fast foods get.

Black Gram,  not only has carbs and protein, it’s also rich in vitamins, minerals and devoid of cholesterol. It is store house of calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, copper, manganese etc. Urad dal also contains dietary fibers.

So Black gram, with all the above nutrients Continue reading “A real Power food!!! (Ulunthu Soru (BlackGram Rice) Recipe)”

Why go Restaurant? (Mutton Chukka Recipe)

Have you ever wondered, how do they make this Mutton chukka? what makes it stand alone from any other mutton dishes you get out there?

It’s the secret blend of the Chettinad special spices. Once you know the correct blend, you can easily make it at your kitchen.

Mutton chukka is a TamilNadu special dish. To be specific, Continue reading “Why go Restaurant? (Mutton Chukka Recipe)”

Wish you a sweet Pongal!!! (Sakkarai Pongal Recipe)

Sakkarai Pongal (Sweet Pongal) is a traditional sweet made especially on the day of Pongal festival. Pongal is the festival of Harvest celebrated in the southern states of India. It’s marked by the 1st day of the Tamil month ‘Thai’. It’s the day we thank God, nature and the animals who all helped us in making food for the world. Regardless of the religion, Pongal is celebrated by all. It’s kinda close to the heart, because we treasure our tradition and value our morals. (I think I’ve never spoken this serious in any other recipe blogs of mine 😀 )

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Vadai Lovers, Anyone? (Ulundhu Vadai (Urad Dal Vada) Recipe)

What is crunchy outside, softy inside and doesn’t have MSG? It’s our traditional Ulundhu vadai. 😉 Our ancestors were geniuses. They applied science in everything. Not only in Religion, also in everyday cooking. What you make for a day? Why you make it? and how you make it? Everything has hidden reasons. Hey, I heard you, “Why this much hype for Vadai?”. I tell you.

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I bet you can not help licking your fingers!!! (Sambar Recipe)

Yes. Be it with Idly, Dosa, Pongal or plain Rice, its the Sambar that makes you lick your finger. It’s the rich aroma of Sambar that makes you wait at the authentic TamilNadu restaurants. I tell you what? it’s easy to make that same sambar with that same rich aroma and taste, may be even tastier, at home. Continue reading “I bet you can not help licking your fingers!!! (Sambar Recipe)”

Love Chennai. Love Pongal!!! (Ven Pongal Recipe)

My love for Chennai has various reasons. One of them is the yummy Pongal you get at its authentic restaurants like Murugan Idly kadai, Saravana Bavan and our office cafeteria.  :p

How can someone love a food that is served at Office cafeteria? Well, I do. Continue reading “Love Chennai. Love Pongal!!! (Ven Pongal Recipe)”

The Untold romance of Mint and Chicken (Pudhina Chicken Recipe)

Are you bored of making the same chicken curry every Sunday? then this recipe is for you. Are you someone who has tried hundreds of chicken recipes, yet wanting for something new? Don’t worry, this recipe is for you too. Are you someone who couldn’t make Pudhina (Mint leaves) sell at your dining table? oh trust me, this recipe is just for you. Okay, all right, as usual  I’m talking too much. 😀 Continue reading “The Untold romance of Mint and Chicken (Pudhina Chicken Recipe)”