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Masala lemon rice

Masala lemon rice recipe

This is a very easy recipe and its my go to recipe whenever I don’t have much time for cooking. This does not really require any side dish as such though you can serve a side dish of your choice if you like it that way. Papads or chips should be a good choice to serve with too!


Soya chunks sambar recipe – Side dish for rice

Its a long time I posted a indian recipe in this blog. It has been cakes and muffins and other desserts for a long time now. Its not that I make more of these baked things on a daily basis. Its just that I have a lot of them in my drafts for over a couple of months . As I don’t get time to post very often, it gets accumalating and the desserts are quite tempting to get an entry into the blog soon . But its actually, I cook this kind of healthy recipes everyday. I try to…


Paruppu podi recipe – Lentil powder for rice

Paruppu podi/ spicy powder with lentil is made quite often at my place since my childhood. It was definitely made for my dad when we(my mom, sis and me) went to our native place during our vacations. It came in really handy during dinner when my dad used to just cook some rice and had it with this powder. I have made it only once since my marriage and somehow this was never my favourite. But when my grandmom send a packet of this a couple of months back, my son had it once and got addicted to this podi….


Tirunelveli ashgourd and curd curry recipe – Vella pooshnikai morkuzhumbu

I love some of the traditional Tamilnadu recipes especially their kootus and curries.I don’t make it very often as we have a very simple lunch of chapati ,curry, rice and dal everyday and for dinner , I make some kind of tiffin/snacks. But during weekends, I try to make some traditional recipes like avial or usili curry or poricha kuzhumbu which involves coconut and grinding of spices etc. A couple of months back when I had thesurgery, my dad had come here. He wanted to help me with cooking that time. I had then, recently got a traditional south Indian…


Tamil new year/chithirai vishu recipes – Menu ideas for tamil new year/chitra vishu

Chithirai vishu or tamil new year is on 14th of april. I have compiled a few recipes whch you can try making on that day. Usually, at my place , also because its not a holiday, I don’t make an elaborate lunch. I usually make a rice variety with some sweet. So you can plan your menu according to the availability of time and the consumption. Simple tamil lunch idea- Click on this link for a simple lunch idea which you can make on the chitra vishu day. Also see a small description of chithirai vishu. You can also make…


Kathrikkai/ brinjal rasavangi recipe- Tamil style brinjal recipes

Life has become quite busy after the school reopened. Especially as this is my kids first year in primary school,everything has been new for him as well as me.Mornings and evenings have become really busy. Though I do find a couple of hours in the afternoon , I have been spending the time with the younger one, relaxing and watching tv. So blogging has been highly irregular. I hope we do adjust to the new routine and I will find sometime everyday to spend with my blogging activities. Meanwhile I had made this delicious south indian gravy a couple of…


Drumstick Rasam recipe – Easy tamil lunch recipes

I have seen this drumstick rasam in several blogs , though it was never made at our place. After all the festivities, what we needed in the end was a simple comforting food. Thats when I though of making this finally. I followed the recipe in Meenakshi ammals cookcook, a book which has been with me for years, yet I had failed to notice this recipe. The recipe is quite similar to mysore rasam. It was quite delicious and we enjoyed it with some hot rice and potato curry. Serve hot with rice and some chutney or curry.


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….


Murungakkai/ drumstick poricha kuzhumbu recipe

A couple of years back , I had some guests from Chennai. That was the first time, I cooked elaborate south indian meals everyday as they were not accustomed to rice, dal/rasam, curry/subji, chapatis etc which I cook on a everyday basis. I do make a complete tamil lunch twice or thrice a week. So that time , I used to be in a real confusion on what to cook everyday. But they were kind enough to suggest me menus, teach me new recipes or even cook some authentic dish. So murungakkai /drumstick poricha kuzhumbu was one of them. I…


Kalkandu saadam/bhaat// sugar candy/rock sugar rice-using brown rice

I had a packet of brown rice for a long time,a result of an old habit of picking up things while shopping even if I am not sure how I am going to use it.I do have nice brown rice recipes right here in this blog but I had bought this one with an objective of trying out new recipes. I decided to substitute it for white rice for kalkandu saadam which I was making for a religious gathering. I will be posting the original recipe with white rice later. Nevertheless I have followed almost the same recipe, but usually…