Mixed Vegetable Pickle | Kaikari Oorugai

Mixed Vegetable Pickle | Kaikari Oorugai

How to make traditional mixed vegetable pickle or kaikari oorugai

Mixed vegetable pickle /Kaikari oorugai is a very traditional pickle variety made with vegetables of your choice .You can make the pickle using entirely country veggies (naattu kaikari) like brinjal, drumsticks,ladiesfinger,bittergourd ,elephant yam ,avarakkai (broadbeans) etc

Lemon Pickle | Elumichai Oorugai

Lemon Pickle | Elumichai Oorugai

How to make traditional lemon Pickle or elumichai oorugai

Lemon pickle/elumichai oorugai is a delicious tangy ,spicy and traditional Indian pickle variety .There are many variations of this pickle, as the procedure varies for every family,the recipe given below is

Watermelon Lemonade

Watermelon Lemonade

How to make watermelon lemonade

Watermelon lemonade is a refreshing and healthy juice made with watermelon, lemon juice and ginger. It not only hydrates your body but also promotes weight loss, as it increases the metabolism. Check out the recipe below.

Channa Biryani

Channa Biryani

How to make Channa Biryani recipe

Channa Biryani is a delicious and easy to make rice variety made with channa (chick peas),basmati rice and special masala paste.It is a wholesome food as it is packed with all the nutrients and an ideal lunch box recipe .Do check out how to make this Channa Biryani below.

Channa Biryani


Basmati Rice -250 gms 
Channa(chick peas) -1/2 cup
Onion-3 nos chopped
Tomatoes-2 nos chopped
Red chilly powder -3/4 tsp
Dhaniya powder 1 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Mint leaves +coriander leaves few
Salt to taste
Curd -1/4 cup
Oil+Ghee-1 tbsp

MASALA PASTE(Grind to fine paste )

Cinnamon-2 pieces
Cloves- 4
Cardamom- 2 nos
Ginger-1 inch piece
Garlic-6 cloves
Green chillies-2 nos 


Grind the ingredients given for masala to a fine paste set aside.

Wash and soak the basmati rice for 10 mins.Pressure cook it for 2 whistles with 2 cups of water .Set aside.

Wash and soak the channa overnight and pressure cook with little salt and water just enough to cover it, for 4 whistles .Discard the water set the cooked channa aside.

Now heat oil+ghee in a kadai add bay leaf,onion and saute well ,next add tomatoes cook until mushy.

Next add the pudina+coriander leaves.saute well.

Now add the ground paste mix well and cook until raw smell goes.

Add red chilly powder, dhaniya powder
 turmeric powder mix well.

Add curd ,salt and cook for 2 mins until oil oozes on top.

Add cooked channa.mix well.

Add cooked basmati rice and mix everything  gently without breaking the rice.

Cook in slow flame for 2 minutes.Garnish and serve hot with onion raitha and chips.

Preparation time-30 mins

You can avoid rice and use the channa gravy as a side dish for chappati, poori ,dosa ,appam, idiyappam etc it will be very tasty .