Non-veg curries/Gravys · Non-Vegetarian Recipes

Karuvepilai Kozhi kari|Curry Leaves Chicken Curry

I made this absolutely mouth watering south indian style chicken curry about a week ago. Chicken is cooked in rich flavours of freshly ground indian spices and curry leaves. Karuvepilai aka kadhi patta in hindi and curry leaves in english is powerpacked with numerous health benefits apart from adding flavour to your food. It is… Continue reading Karuvepilai Kozhi kari|Curry Leaves Chicken Curry

Indian Breads · Vegetarian Recipes

Aloo Matar Parathas

Paratha is an indian flat bread and is one of the staple foods of North India. Paratha means layers of cooked dough and is called by different names and prepared in different ways across the states of India. In South India, it is called parota/barota and is normally layered and made using maida/all-purpose flour. Stuffed… Continue reading Aloo Matar Parathas

Desserts & Sweets · Vinayaka Chathurthi

Modagam|Poorana Kozhukattai|Sweet dumplings

Poorana kozhukattai or modak is lord ganesha's favourite and it is one of the main and mandatory offerings on vinayaka chathurthi. Poorna kozhukattai is nothing but steamed dumplings stuffed with coconut-jaggery filling. The pooranam/filling varies from household to household and are also made using moong dal, chana dal etc. Compared to other variants, this kozhukattai… Continue reading Modagam|Poorana Kozhukattai|Sweet dumplings

Desserts & Sweets · Vinayaka Chathurthi

Vella Pidi Kozhukattai|Steamed sweet dumplings

"Pidi" in tamil means "To catch/hold". And vellam means jaggery. So, as the name implies this is a sweet kozhukattai that is made by holding the dough between your palm and fingers.This is an easy to make sweet kozhukattai that can be made quite effortlessly unlike poorana kozhukattai(stuffed dumplings). I'm a big fan of pidi… Continue reading Vella Pidi Kozhukattai|Steamed sweet dumplings

Vegetarian Recipes · Vinayaka Chathurthi

Kaara Kozhukattai|Savory dumplings

Wishing everyone a very happy vinayaka/ganesh chathurthi. Back to back weddings and ganesh chathurthi kept me occupied the past two days. Initially, I had planned to make 5 types of kozhukattais. But, didn't have enough time to make them. You know how hectic indian festivals can be. So i made 3 types of kozhukattais. Two… Continue reading Kaara Kozhukattai|Savory dumplings

Non-veg curries/Gravys · Non-Vegetarian Recipes

Goan Green Chicken Curry

I love experimenting with food and exploring cuisines across the globe. So far,I have tried cuisines of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Punjab. Today, I decided to visit west and explore the cuisine of India's ultimate party destination! Does the word PARTY ring a bell? Yes, you are right, its GOA!, the city of beautiful beaches… Continue reading Goan Green Chicken Curry

Desserts & Sweets · diwali

Instant Doodh(Milk) Peda

Instant doodh peda? Yes, you read that right. Doodh peda as the name implies is made from milk. Traditionally, it is made from evaporated/reduced milk. It involves stirring the milk on low flame for a long time until it thickens. The process sure is tedious and time-consuming. So, here I propose a cheat/short cut of… Continue reading Instant Doodh(Milk) Peda