POONDU KUZHAMBU(GARLIC GRAVY)

  Poondu gravy is very famous in chettinad houses. They make it in two ways, one with roasting and grinding fresh masalas along with loads of garlic. The other one is very simply done with tamarind water, dhal and chili powder. I always prefer the simple ones that turns to be a fantastic finish. This kuzhambu is…

TANDOORI CHICKEN

  Tandoori chicken is one of the best starters and we easily get attracted by the red color roasted chicken which are served in restaurants with mint sauce. Usually in hotels they do in tandoor oven, how about trying this starter at home with no artificial coloring which gives a satisfaction of a healthy food…

THENGA MANGA PATANI SUNDAL(CHICKPEAS SALAD)

  Everyone would have heard this shout out  if you go along beach side,  and this  still remains the most famous snack to munch along with a hot cup of tea while enjoying the beautiful sun set along the sea shore. My mom use to prepare this delicious snack for Vinayagar Chaturthi, when she tried…

COCONUT JAGGERY CHAPATHI

Wishing all my readers a very happy independence day. Let’s celebrate this day with this yummylicious sweet! Chapatti is common in every houses, you all would have been bored of preparing same old stuffing with vegetables, paneer and spinach.Here’s a different version, recently tried this chapatti with jaggery and coconut filling which turned out to…

VAZHAIPOO VADAI(BANANA FLOWER VADAI)

  Vazhaipoo vadai,one of my favorite tea time snack, but I try it occasionally and most of  you must have guessed it why? Yes,cleaning and removing the petal from each flower, makes me lazy and the process is also time consuming, but the taste of this crispy vadai is irresistible that makes this a frequent…

MASALA IDLY WITH VEGETABLES

  South India’s most favorite tiffin item is masala dosa, which no one can disagree. How about having the same masalas inside a soft fluffy idly?.Hmmmmm,can give it a try for our little helpers at home who always have a frowning face if idly is on the menu for breakfast. Bring a smile on their…

KAVUNARISI(BLACK GLUTINOUS RICE SWEET)

Kavunarisi is purely a chettinadu sweet, which always falls first in their sweet menu in almost all of their functions. Its nothing but black glutinous rice which is cooked with sugar and ghee along with some coconut. The stickiness of the cooked rice is the unique speciality of this sweet. Many may confuse this rice…

SIZZLING OREO BROWNIE WITH ICECREAM

  The title says it all! This is a yummy, mouth-watering dessert is a treat for chocolate lovers. I have tried this brownie with Oreo and bourbon biscuits, one can do brownie in traditional way with whole purpose flour too.(will soon upload that version as well). With the chocolate sauce sizzling on a hot plate…

FRUIT SALAD

Are you a fussy fruit eater, then come jump into this mouth-watering, refreshing and sumptuous fruit salad with the healthy combination of fresh fruits submerged in custard syrup. This is my daughter’s special request for her birthday (She has many in her list and that might need another blog all together). Sweetypie this one is…

VENGAYA GOTSU

  Heard this name? Might be. In chettinad houses they use to call this name for a spicy sidedish.Its nothing but a gravy for idly and dosa which is prepared with onions and grinded coconut with spices along with aromatic garlic. You can very well name it as a onion tomato gravy. If you are…

THINAI PONGAL(FOXTAIL MILLET)

  Pongal is an authentic south-Indian breakfast which falls in main menu of every households and in restaurants too. We usually prepare pongal with raw rice(pacharisi) and moong dhal, today I have tried by adding thinai to it which gives you a different taste. Many add thinai instead of raw rice as a healthy option…

GREEN GRAPES JUICE

Homemade juices are the best, that too having it on a scorching hot day, will make us energetic and feel relaxed. How about a refreshing green grapes juice with a dash of lemon juice which you can prepare and serve in a jiffy. There are many ways of making this juice, here is a simple…