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How to make Paneer garlic fried rice – easy paneer recipes- Easy Indian rice varieties

I had made this rice some couple of days ago for lunch one day even before Diwali. I have not really been cooking anything different after Diwali because the sweets and savouries we gorged on during that time. But I will be certainly posting some interesting recipes soon maybe in a week or two. Till then do try making this. Its really delicious. We at home love paneer a lot, so I do add them in pulao which I make frequently. I had had this rice variety in a restaurant some time ago and loved it. I served with boondi…

 

Capsicum rice recipes- easy rice varieties- Lunch box recipes

My mom cooked the most delicious food I have ever eaten. She whipped up so many delicacies and varieties of cuisines in no time. I think she inherited from her mother who cooked great food too. I am nowhere close to them when it comes to cooking. I wish I had learned more cooking from her. But I was never interested in cooking that time. Though I did learn a few basic recipes like dal khichdi, rasam and carrot halwa too.Capsicum rice was one of them. I did not make this many times in the last few years. I suddenly…

 

Oats pongal recipe – Oats recipes

My hubby doesn’t prefer eating rice in the night. So it’s mostly chapatis for dinner. But there are some days when I don’t get time to make chapatis. So we came up with the idea of using oats in cooking and substituting rice with oats.Though I have used oats in idlis and dosai before, a hubby’s friend suggested using in upma etc. I made paniyaaram with oats recently. Then I tried this pongal with a lot of hesitation , but it actually tasted good. I will surely try upma soon. I have always wanted to post venn pongal , but…

 

Tomato rasam recipe – without tamarind- quick and easy

I already posted this rasam in my post which included everything about rasam. But I am making a seperate post for this as I could post it in detail with step by step pictures. I had only known rasam with tamarind .But during my initial days of cooking itself, someone gave me this recipe without tamarind. Then I made my own version including garlic and ginger to make it more spicy and make this quite frequently especially for the kids. They love it. I even gave this recipe to my folks back home and they love its taste. We even…

 

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….

 

Pumpkin curry with coconut milk recipe | Side dish for chapatis or rice

Many people I met hate pumpkin as its quite sweet to taste.But I love this vegetable because no matter how spicy you make it, it tastes really good according to me. You can be quite generous with the green chillies you add because it gives an appropriate spiciness to the pumpkin. I had seen this recipe in a Sanjeev kapoor cooker show many years back. I had noted down the recipe and its very similar to the south Indianolan sans the lentils. I wouldn’t say this is the best dish with pumpkin but it tasted good. I served with some…

 

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…

 

Mambazham morekuzhumbu recipe|mango in yogurt gravy — Mango recipes

I got this recipe from my grandmom during my recent visit to India.She wanted to make it one day when we were there, but our trip was so short that we could not taste. But I do have vague memories of having this mango morkuzhumbu during my childhood days. This is supposed to me a delicacy of Tirunelveli, I guess. Mango gives a nice taste and flavour to the morkuzhumbu.Any variety of mango can be used and its really okay even if the mango is bit sour.Try it during this summer and enjoy this mango delicacy!! Serve with rice and…

 

Raw mango rice| Maangai rice — Rice recipes (version2)

I already have a post on raw mango rice or maangai saadam in this blog.I have used grated mango in that version. In today’s version, we have made a chutney with the raw mango which can be stored and can be mixed with hot rice when required just like pulikachal and puliyodharai. This is actually a karnataka style recipe and I got the recipe from my cousin sister in Mysore who made this during chitra vishu.It tastes delicious and as it can be prepared in advance, its a very handy chutney. Mor kuzhumbu would be a nice side dish for…

 

Vadai curry recipe- Side dish for Idli and dosa

I don’t remember having vadai curry up to date. Making this at our homes must have been out of question because whole spices were never used in our cooking. My grandmother stills hates the nice aroma of whole spices but still cooks for us as we love anything with the masala/spices.It has become an essential part of our cooking. Anyway, when I saw the recipe of vadai curry, it sort of intrgued me. I have seen this in several sites and different methods people have used for cooking this one. I made it for idlis one day. My hubby vaguely…