Murungakeerai Ragi Roti

Murungakeerai and Ragi (Moringa Leaves and Finger Millet) is a great combination. We get Murungakeerai almost all through the year in Kuwait. It is locally grown I hear. So whenever I see a fresh bunch in the store, I pick one. I make soup or add it to Adai or Ragi dosai. This can be…

Easy Snack Ideas for Cold Winter Evenings

It is that time of the year when the sun goes home early and the evenings are longer, darker and colder. We spend to get more time indoors and go for an additional round of coffee, tea or any hot beverage demanded by the weather. Biting into something nice along with a cuppa would not harm…

Deepavali – done and dusted !

It is the third Deepavali away from home and this year there were many things that made up for not being home on the festival day. We made sweets and savory, distributed to our friends and neighbors to share the festival happiness. The bunch of candles which were lying untouched for the past couple of…

Fridge Clean-up Meal Series #1

There will be days in all of our lives when work keeps us super occupied and everything else take a back seat. Last week was one of that kind and the vegetables stocked up in the fridge were crying to be used. I usually don’t use more than one or two vegetables in a meal…

Chettinad Mutton Kola Urundai (Fried meat balls)

I always have a feeling that I am comfortable cooking vegetarian more than non-vegetarian dishes. The reason because in my family non-vegetarian food is occasional. But this changed after wedding and moving to Kuwait. There is no weekday/weekend for non-vegetarian food. I started trying my hands with meat and seafood and I can safely say…

Moong dhal Pesarattu 

The habit of reading Vikatan magazines is in my blood! Every Thursday, the happiness for my grandmother and my dad is to have the fresh copy of Anandha Vikatan in hands and they will not be in peace till they finish reading it. We even have some of the treasured very old copies at home….

Kambu (Pearl Millet) Dosai

One of my weekend protocols is to prepare and store the idly/dosa batter for rest of the next week. I’m sure it is the case with many of the working women and the dosa batter is a saviour when you are already battered at work!  But monotony is boring, hence I prepare the batter for…

Arisiyum Parupu [Rice and dhal:One Pot Meal]

I’m wondering how this recipe wasn’t my first on the blog! This is the first dish I cooked first on my own to my memory and the one that is most frequently made in my kitchen. Weekends during my 5 and odd years of Chennai life hardly went without this one simple meal. There are…

Egg Kothu Parotta

My hometown is Kangeyam, a small town near Tirupur in the state of Tamil Nadu,India. It falls in the intersection of very busy routes like Coimbatore-Trichy, Tirupur-Thanjavur and Salem/Erode-Palani. So the town hosts numerous bakeries and hotels. One such hotel is Gayathri which is located very opposite to the Kangeyam bus stand. Unlike metros or…

Kerala Style Prawn Roast

Hello everyone! Hope you all celebrated Vinayagar Chaturthi ( Ganesh Chaturthi) by presenting your sundal and kozhukattis (modaks) to the Lord Ganesh and got his blessings. I made black channa dhal sundal and sweet pongal to make Ganesha happy too! Okay now, from all my previous posts you would have almost concluded that I’m a…