Ingredient: tamarind

red chilli pickle

Red chilly pickle recipe

Garlic ,tamarind and jaggery is added to suppress the pungent fiery taste of the red chillies. But it is still very spicy. I love to have it with my curd rice , chapatis or dosas sometimes.

 

Dates tamarind chutney recipe- sweet chutney recipes for chaats

I try to make chaat for dinner once a week. My family simply love that day and look forward for it. I do try to make it healthy like using moong sprouts or chickpeas with loads of vegetables like grated carrots or cucumber. But the sweet chutney is mandatory even if its healthy or just junk. I usually make the sour or khatti chutney as it is called by just adding tamarind and jaggery. But I decided to use dates in my chutney for the sweetness and reduce the quantity of jaggery in it.I used a quarter cup of jaggery…

 

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…

 

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…

 

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…

 

Bittergourd peel pooris- Crispy karela peel pooris – tasty brunch recipes

Pooris are always a favourite at home, though it is a rare thing at my place because I don’t deep fry a lot. I have tried making different varieties of pooris before. But this recipe really intrigued me. This used bittergourd peel. Who had thought of using karela peels in pooris. It was awesome – crispy and delicious when I made it for a weekend brunch one day. I also carried it for my friend when we met and they loved it too. I will surely make this one again. Recipe source – Maayeka Serve immediately with some potato side…

 

Kothavarangai puli kootu- Cluster beans tamarind gravy- South Indian lunch recipes

I love cluster beans. I find this frequently nowadays, thanks to the Indian grocery shops which have opened nearby. Its much easier to get many fresh Indian vegetables every week rather than visiting little India once in a while. I usually make a stir fry adding onions and it makes a delicious side dish for chapatis. My mom used to make a kootu adding pepper, tamarind and jaggery. I loved that. Here I have used a similar recipe I found in meenakshi ammal. I made it as a side dish for rice and sambar.

 

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…

 

Chow chow / chayote squash chutney recipe – Side dish for dosas

Chow chow or Bangalore kathrikkai or chayote squash is widely available Indian vegetable even in the local supermarkets of Singapore.Actually the fact is this is one vegetable used mostly in the south indian kitchen and also by many races of the people throughout the world. As I find it here easily, this is one vegetable made almost every week at my place. I mostly use it in kootu , but I love the thuvayal or the chutneys made with it. The squash is quite tasteless , so it tastes good when spiced adequately. I made the chutney slightly different than…

 

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.