chickpea salad

Tangy Chickpea salad

I think the least number of recipes are posted under the “salad”cateogory of my blog. I do make salads regularly though not everyday. My kids like to have chopped raw carrots almost everyday or I make raita/pachadi with different veggies. But eating vegetables in raw form almost everyday is not […]


Sundried tomato and onion foccacia – easy baking recipes for beginners

I had thought I would get more time during the kids holidays. Rather I have been busier than the usual days. The kiddo had a small mishap hurting himself. So I have been running around with him. All the yummy goodies I was planning to bake had to take a backseat, obviously the blog too. Its still not over and its just a few days left for the school to reopen. I am really tensed and just hope everything comes back to normal soon. Okay, coming to the recipe now, baking a foccacia has been in my list for a…


Baby corn peas masala – quick side dishes for chapatis – easy recipes in pressure cooker

At my place everyone loves baby corn. For several months now, I have been making a quick baked baby corn snack, a recipe given by a friend. My kids loved it and I did not try to make anything else with it. Somehow I never posted that recipe . I will do it sometime soon. I made this side dish for beetroot rice few days back when my son had to stayback in school for some extra classes. During such days, I find it very convinient to make variety rice along with some curry or some stuffed paratha. Its really…


Instant mini pizza recipe – No yeast required – quick kids snack recipes

After the diwali festival was over, I had no mood to cook or even eat anything for a couple of days. We just survived on some simple dal, roti , upma etc until my kiddo decided that this was enough and demanded something really cheesy and delicious. I had really put in lot of efforts making sweet and savouries for diwali and was in no mood to toil in the kitchen for hours together again. So this idea of making instant pizza struck me. I had planned to make this a couple of months before. I had promised that he…


Paneer and small onion in southindian tamarind based gravy – Side dish for rotis and rice

Whenever I make arachuvitta sambar or the paste for vathakuzhumbu , I always think of trying out a fusion variety with paneer ,mushrooms or tofu added into the same gravy /kuzhumbu. This would make a different and delicious side dish for rice and rotis. So I finally tried it one day and it tasted really delicious. I made it with paneer , but am sure you can add in some fresh mushrooms and tofu and some peas too. I had it with phulkas , but my hubby insisted that I make some steamed rice or cumin rice for this gravy…


Pasta masala recipe- Indian styled pasta recipes

I had mentioned few years here ago that my mom used to make Indian styled pasta when we were in school. Later she learned to make white sauce and used to make the pasta with the sauce which became our favourite. So the white sauce pasta is made frequently and my son loves it.Recently I had been craving for the spicy Indian styled pasta my mom used to make. I made it one day and my hubby loved it. So I have been making this for me and hubby quite often. My mom just added red chilly powder whereas I…


Chinna vengaya vathakuzhumbu recipe | Tamil lunch recipes

I have another recipe for vathakuzhumbu in this space. That is the recipe which I got from my grandmon and at our place ,we usually follow that recipe which uses tomatoes and seriously love its taste. My hubby also likes the taste and that method of preperation was quite new to him and many other relatives and friends who have had this. Do check it out here. When I had been to Bangalore this time, my sister’s mother in law made this vethakuzhumbu using small sambar onions. The method of preperation was little different and we loved this one too….


Onion tomato gothsu recipe – Side dish for idli,dosa and pongal

At my place, tomato gothsu or kathrikkai/brinjal gothsu is made along with pongal. I have made this a couple of times though not frequently. I was really wondering what to make for dinner one night. I was in no mood to make chapatis which I usually make for dinner almost everyday.I had some idli batter left and decided to go ahead with some kancheepuram idlis and some gothsu to go with it. It made a good combination. It is really easy to make and is ready in minutes.Next time, when you don’t have much time for a side dish for…


Peanut chaat /peanut salad recipe

I made this during the weekend when we all felt like eating something spicy. Infact we were watching a movie that time and I needed to make something really quick. I just had to pressure cook the peanuts as we do for the chundals and throw in some spice powders along with some chopped onions and tomatoes. Hardly a recipe, so I just clicked the pictures of the final product. It was just delicious. A fuss free recipe, where I could do the things during the break without missing the movie!!! Notes-


Kovakkai /ivygourd chutney recipe- side dish for rice or chapati

Thanks a lot for your comments and your kind enquiries in my previous post.I wont be regular to blogging as yet. But will surely post whenever possible. Today’s recipe was given to me by a good friend of mine.Making chutney with ivygourd was new to me. It tasted delicious and I have now made this a couple of times and I love it really hot. Use this as a side dish with rice or chapatis.