Thursday, June 24, 2010


Nethili (Commersons Anchove in English) is one of the tasty variety of Fish. It will be more crispy when you deep fry it in oil. You can have this as starter. Kids will like it a lot. My whole family is a great fan of this Nethili Dry fish Fry. comes the tasty varuval/fry to serve for you all.

Dry Fish (Anchovies/Nethili) - 150gms
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 spoon
Chilli Powder - 2 tbsp
Oil for deep fry
  • Soak the dry fish in hot water for 10 mints and remove the head and clean and wash it.
  • Add turmeric powder to it and again wash the dry fish.
  • Now marinate the dry fish with turmeric powder and chilli powder for 15-20 mints.
  • Heat a pan with oil and fry this dry fish nicely (until it becomes deep brown)
  • Drain the excess oil and serve hot.
Now you can have it with hot rasam sadam.

Monday, June 21, 2010


Egg - 4 nos
Onion - 2
Tomato - 2
Ginger-Garlic Paste - 1 tbsp
Red Chilli powder - 1 tbsp
Coriander powder - 2 tbsp
Turmeric powder - a pinch

Salt to taste

For Tempering:
Jeera - 1 spoon
Cloves - 2
Bay Leaf - 1
Cinnamon - 1 stick

  • Boil the eggs and remove the shells, slit it into two and keep aside.
  • Heat a pan with oil add the ingredients in "For Tempering".
  • Now add onion and fry until it becomes brown.
  • Then add tomato and saute till nicely cooked.
  • After this add ginger-garlic paste and fry for few mints.
  • To this add salt, turmeric, chilli and coriander powder and saute for few mints.
  • Now add the eggs and mix it well and heat it for few mints.
  • Sprinkle coriander leaves and serve hot.

Serve hot with rice, chappatis or pori's


Mor Kuzhambu is one of a popular south Indian dish made out of buttermilk. It is very easy to make. It will take hardly 15-20 mints to prepare this tasty dish. It goes well with plain hot rice. Not only it is very tasty, it is also a healthy and nutritious diet. So, if you wanna have something light and less spicy try this Mor Kuzhambu. Here lets the method to prepare this recipe.

Thick Buttermilk / Curd - 3 cups
Okra - 4 nos
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Rice - 1 tbsp
Channa Dal - 1 tbsp
Coriander Seeds - 1 tbsp
Toor Dal - 1 tbsp
Coconut grated - 4 tbsp
Green Chilli - 1 or 2
Salt to taste

For Tempering:
Mustard Seeds - 1/4 tbsp
Curry Leaves - few
Coconut Oil - 1 tbsp
Asafoetida - a pinch


  • Soak rice and the dals together for 15 - 20 mints.
  • Blend green chilli with coconut and the soaked rice and dal to a smooth paste.
  • Whisk the buttermilk / curd with turmeric powder and keep aside.
  • Mix the grinded paste with the buttermilk and keep aside.
  • Heat a pan add little oil and fry the cut okras with required salt.
  • When the veggie is cooked nicely add the mixed buttermilk with little water and heat it for 4-5 mints.
  • Season it with mustard seeds, curry leaves and asafoetida.
Now mor kuzhambu is ready to serve with rice.


  • Don't allow this kuzhambu to boil.
  • This dish cannot be re-heated on direct fire.
  • You can prepare this without any veggies too.
  • While grinding the soaked rice and dals you can add curd/buttermilk instead of ordinary water.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Turmeric , known by the name of haldi in India, is a member of the ginger family.It is scienfically known by the name of 'Curcuma Longa' and has been accorded to impart a number of health benefits to its users. Turmeric is dried root that grows about 2 feet in length. The turmeric plant is about 3 feet long with funnel-shaped yellow flowers. Turmeric is bright yellow in color. Turmeric is an important spice in India having great religious significance. Turmeric extract has been known to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antiseptic properties, mainly present in Curcumin - one of its active ingredients.

Here are few health benefits of turmeric.....

  • It is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent, useful in disinfecting cuts and burns.
  • Drinking boiled milk, with a little turmeric powder in it, helps in the Strengthening of bones.
  • Termeric powder, when consumed regularly, helps improve blood circulation and also purifies blood.
  • When combined with Cauliflower, it has shown to prevent Prostate Cancer and stop of existing Prostate Cancer.
  • Turmeric powder, when mixed with cucumber lemon or juice, helps in the reduction of pigmentation.
  • Prevented Breast Cancer from spreading to the lungs in mice.
  • Turmeric extract is believed to cure liver problems as well as prevent bad cholesterol.
  • It helps to reduce the risk of Childhood leukemia.
  • Turmeric has been known to be helpful in treating Psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions.
  • Turmeric powder aids the healing process and remodeling of damaged skin.
  • Turmeric is said to be very good for digestion.
  • Paste of turmeric and milk cream or turmeric and curd, when applied on stomach, helps in lightening of stretch marks.
  • By applying a paste of turmeric, gram flour and milk cream is believed to help in giving a glow to the skin.