Monday, May 31, 2010


Vazhaipooo vadai is a delicious snacks for evening Tea. This is made out of banana flower, which isone of the authetic Tamilnadu dishes. Lets have a look into vazhaipoo vada preparation.....
Vazhaipoo - 1/2 of a big poo
Channa dhal - 1/2 cup (Soak for 2 - 3 hours)
Hing - a pinch
Jeera - 1/2 spoon
Onion - 2
Green Chillies - 1
Curry Leaves - 1 stalk (chopped)
Coriander Leaves - few (chopped)
Salt - To taste
Oil - for deep fry

  • Peel the outerskin from the banana flower and remove the stamen and chop it into small pieces and put them in a bowl of buttermilk (this will maintain the colour of the flower without blackening)
  • Grind the soaked channa dhal and red chillies to a coarse texture.
  • To this grinded dhal add chopped onion, green chilles, curry leaves, coriander leaves, jeera, hing and salt and mix them nice.
  • Now drain the water from vazhaipoo and mix it with the channa dhall mixture.
  • Make tiny balls of the mixture and flatten them like vadas with hand.
  • Heat oil in a pan on medium flame and deep fry these vadas to golden brown.
  • Drain it in the kitchen towel and serve hot with ketchep up.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


I learnt this recipe in one website and wanna share it with you all.........this recipe is from southern part of India, especially from Mangalore. Adding grinded coconut and also the coconut milk the taste differs from usual chicken gravy.

Chicken - 750gm
Onion - 2
Tomato - 2
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 spoon
Coconut Milk - 1 cup
Ginger-Garlic Paste - 1 tbsp
Lemon Juice - 1 spoon
Curry leaves - few
Coriander leaves - few

To Grind:
Grated Coconut - 1/2 cup
Cumin Seeds - 1 tbsp
Pepper corns - 1 tbsp
Red chillies - 4
Coriander Seeds - 1tbsp

For Seasoning:
Jeera - 1 spoon
Cloves - 2
Cinnamon - 2
Mace - 1
Bay Leaf - 1

Method :
  • Marinate the chicken with ginger-garlic paste, salt, turmeric powder and lemon juice for about 15-20 mints.
  • Heat a kadai and dry roast the grated coconut and keep aside.
  • In the same pan add little water and fry cumin seeds, pepper seeds, red chilli and coriander seeds and add this to the fried coconut.
  • Cut one onion and add it with the fried item and grind it to a thick paste.
  • Heat a kadai and little oil add the items given in " To Seasoning".
  • Then add chopped garlic followed by chopped onion and curry leaves.
  • When onion becomes golden brown add tomatoes and leave until it becomes soft.
  • Now add the marinated chicken and mix well for sometimes.
  • To this add the grinded paste and mix well so that the paste will be coated to all the chicken pieces.
  • Add required water and salt and cook the chicken well.
  • Finally add Coconut milk to this and just heat it [Don't make it to boil].
  • Add coriander leaves and serve hot.

This will go well with rice, chappati, poris and even for Idli, Dosass..............Try it and taste it.

Monday, May 24, 2010


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Sunday, May 23, 2010


This recipe will be different from ordinary moar kuzhambu. This is famous in Thanjavur side. Came to know through one of my friend and Just tried it this sunday and really it came very well. Lets start preparing this recipe..............

Pudalangai (Snake Gourd) - 1/4kg
Urad Dal - 2 tsp
Fenugreek Seeds - 1 tsp
Hing - 1/4 spoon
Green Chilli - 1
Red Chilli - 1
Grated Coconut - 3 tsp
Curd - 1 cup
Mustard - 1/2 spoon
Curry Leaves - Few
Oil - 2 tsp
Salt for taste

  • Cut Pudalangai (Snake Gourd) into small piece and cook it with little water and salt.
  • Heat a kadai with little oil and fry Urad dal, Fenugreek seeds, Green Chilli, Red Chilli and Hing and keep it aside.
  • Add grated coconut to the above and grind it to a thick paste.
  • Add little water to the curd and make it thin and keep aside.
  • Now add the grinded paste to the cooked pudalangai and leave it for boiling.
  • In this stage add thin curd and leave it for sometimes (Don't boil it).
  • In a kadai add little oil and add mustard seeds, curry leaves and pour it to the moar kuzhambu.

Thanjavur Moar Kuzhambu is now ready to go with hot rice. This Kuzhambut will be good for even 2 days.

NOTE : You can use any vegetables like Potato, Pumpkin, Carrot, Beans etc.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Hi friends, here comes an another way of preparing channa masala.....I learnt it from one of my friend. It taste different and good. Lets enter into the preparation.

White Channa - 1 cup [soaked overnight]
Onion - 1
Tomato - 1
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 spoon
Chilli Powder - 1 spoon
Coriander Powder - 2 spoons
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 spoon
Curry Leaves - Few
Coriander Leaves - Few
For Seasoning:
Jeera - 1/2 spoon
Bay Leaf - 1
Pattai - 1 (Small)
Cloves - 2
Mace - 1
To Grind:
Grated Coconut - 1/4 cup
Jeera - 1 spoon
  • Pressure cook the soaked channa and keep it aside.
  • Grind the grated coconut and jeera into thick paste and keep aside.
  • Heat a pan, add oil to it and fry the spices given in " For Seasoning".
  • Add onion to this and saute until it turns golden brown.
  • To this add tomato and saute until it becomes soft.
  • Then add Ginger - Garlic paste and saute until you get a good aroma.
  • Now add all the curry leaves and masala powders to it with cooked channa and required salt.
  • Mix it well so that the masala will be coated to the cooked channa nice and leave it for few mints.
  • Now add the grinded coconut paste to this and mix it well for few mints until the gravy becomes thick.
  • Finally add coriander leaves and serve.

Channa masala is now ready to go with chappatis, naan, parota and rice. Try and taste it.....:-)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Know the health values of Papaya
" Papaya" is recommended to be one fruit to pick from a yellow and orange fruits, which promises abundant health benefits. It is melon like fruit with yellow-orange flesh with dozens of smalll black seeds enclosed in skin that ranges in colour from green to orange. Papaya is a pear shaped tropical fruit. It is not only a delicious fruit to eat, it also contains abundant health benefits and medicinal value. This fruit is available in the market throughtout the year and abundant during the summer.

Find out how eating papaya can help us to keep us healthy and strong.
  • Papaya contains Natural Fibre, Carotene, Vitamin C, Folate and Panthothenic acid and essential minerals like potassium and magnesium. Papaya also contain enzymes like Arginine and Carpain.
  • Arginine is essential for male fertility and Carpain is considered to be good for heart.
  • Raw Papaya also helps in reducing Mensural irregulaties for women. Papaya helps to ease the condition by promoting natural flow of menstruation.
  • The juice of papaya aids in relieving infections of the colon and has a tendency to break down pus and mucus reached by the juice
  • For Lactin monther, according to traditional beliefs, papaya also helps to stimulate MILK Production.
  • Traditionally, in many parts of the world including India, people believe that it is unsafe to eat papayas during pregnancy. This belief, however, is only partially true; an unripe or even a semi-ripe papayas is rich in concentrated latex and research indicates that it may trigger Uterine Contrations and cause miscarriage.
  • As a natural remedy, papaya not only aids digestion but also prevent Constipatio.
  • It also acts as an anti-cancer properties. The anti-inflammatory properties in papaya will help reduce pain for those suffering from arthritis, edema and osteoporosis.
  • The skin of the papaya is a first class external treatment for skin wounds and places that do not heal quickly.
  • It makes Skin Glow.
  • Papaya seeds and leaves are useful in treating intestinal worms found in the body.
  • Regularly consuming papaya helps to relieve morning sickness and nausea.
  • Also papaya has also shown to low cholesterol leve, prevents the formation of Urinary stones, Prevents intestinal infection by parasites and aids in the proper funcioning of the body's immune system.

All parts of the papaya fruit are useful and beneficial. Right from the seeds to the leaves and the flesh of the fruit, all of it has some medicinal value. Thus, if you love to eat papaya, its great because along with savouring the taste you are also ingesting all the benefits associated with eating the fruit, which will result in good health for you!!!!!!

So, go ahead and eat plenty of those papayas........!!!!!!!!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Dear Friends,
I am back.....after a small............break with a good news to share with you all.
I am blessed with a beautiful daughter for the second time...............:-))
And its a great pleasure to meet you all again.
Watch out for some scintillating recipes for you all.....
And.....the countdown starts from now.......!!!!!