Sathumaavu Biscuits

When I searched YouTube for the recipe of Sathumaavu Biscuits, the first link to pop up was from a channel named “Adhium Naanum“. The minute the video began, there was a smile on my face because the host spoke Kongu Tamizh! Stanley used to make fun of me that my face would brighten up by…

Karuvepillai Podi/Curry leaves Powder

These days,Amma is been suggesting some recipes that catches her attention on YouTube. She is like “try that thokku from Sarasu’s samayal; muruku is easy to do at home, follow Revathy Shanmugham’s channel..“. She has her own list of favorite cookery channels now and keeps trying recipes out of her comfort zone like stove top…

Eggless Dates Cake

What is your cake type? Simple flavored cakes or frosted cakes? I am all for cakes without any frosting and very midly sweetened ones; the ones that you can have with a mug of coffee or tea. I spend quite sometime in searching recipes that don’t involve too many steps. I love recipes that help…

Adai

Adai is a protein rich dosai made from a variety of legumes. The choice of legumes that can be used makes it a very healthy dish. Millets can also used in substitute of rice while grinding the batter. Usually adai is quite thicker and the batter is ground and readily used for making adai whereas…

Peanut Ladoo

This is my first blog post after Adhiyan and it happened to be a sweet dish. After a good 5 months at my parents home I am back in Kuwait. Having left the fully loaded pantry with the husband has resulted in many unopened packets of groceries. Had to finish them at the earliest before…

Kothamalli Thokku

Kothamalli / Fresh Coriander leaves thokku is a pickle like chutney that will stay good for a week or two when refrigerated. The thokku goes well with all tiffin items like Idli, dosai, paniyaram,etc. It requires a handful of ingredients that are regularly available in the kitchen. This is our family favorite and Amma makes…

Ragi Pakoda

Ragi Pakoda is one of my favorite tea time snacks. Tastes good and comparatively easy to make when compared to bajji/bonda. Doesn’t need a side dish and perfect for rainy evenings with cup of cardamom/ginger tea! What you need Ragi flour – 1.5 cups Onions  – 1 thinly sliced Dry chilies – 2 Curry leaves…

Pottukadalai Urundai

Pottukadalai Urundai is one of the easiest sweets that you can make within no time. This is very commonly known in our family as Minuku Urundai which translates as glittering balls. The sugar adds a glitter to the balls and hence the name. The recipe uses simple ingredients and very less or no cooking time….

Vendakai / Okra Sukka

In the famous Tamil movie Roja, there is a scene where the hero Arvindsamy goes to see the elder sister for marriage and says he likes her younger sister ! Not to forget that “Enaku intha ponna pidichiruku!” dialogue. Same is the story for my last post, where Parupu Thogayal is the elder sister and…

Parupu Thogayal

Parupu Thogayal is one of the easiest thing to make for lunch. It’s an ideal option when you have an almost empty fridge and very basic pantry. With very few ingredients it tastes well with hot rice and nallennai/gingely oil. You can also add ghee instead. Fry a papad or make an omelette, lunch is…