Tirunelveli Sodhi Kuzhambu

Tirunelveli Sodhi Kuzhambu

 Tirunelveli Sodhi Kuzhambu 

Tirunelveli Sodhi Kuzhambu



Tirunelveli Sodhi Kuzhambu also known as Mappillai Sodhi , is a delicious traditional dish hailing from the southern region of India. This mildly spiced flavorful and aromatic dish is not just a culinary delight but also a cultural emblem of the Tirunelveli district in Tamil Nadu.

Mango Dal | Mamidikaya Pappu

Mango Dal | Mamidikaya Pappu

 Mango Dal | Mamidikaya Pappu 

Mango Dal | Mamidikaya Pappu


Mamidikaya Pappu, also known as mango dal, is a traditional delicacy from South Indian cuisine. This flavorful and tangy dish is a combination of raw mangoes (called mamidikaya in Telugu) and toor dal, tempered with spices

Thatta Payaru Sadam

Thatta Payaru Sadam

 Thatta Payaru Sadam 

Thatta Payaru Sadam


Thatta Payaru Sadam is a traditional delicacy from Tamil Nadu cuisine especially from Coimbatore region. This rice variety is a one pot recipe and can be prepared quickly with just pantry staples.The hero ingredient of this dish is black eyed peas or lobia also known as thatta payaru or Karamani in Tamil. For this recipe I have used white Karamani you can use red karamani too.

Murungai Keerai Thanni Saaru

Murungai Keerai Thanni Saaru

 Murungai Keerai Thanni Saaru

Murungai Keerai Thanni Saaru


Murungai keerai thanni saaru is traditional delicacy from Tamil Nadu cuisine. This is a flavourful broth that is prepared with drumstick leaves which is cooked in rice soaked water also known as Kalani Thanni in Tamil. Thanni Saaru refers to watery broth (thanni means water and Saaru refers to broth in Tamil).

As we know that drumstick leaves also known as Murungai keerai is a power house of nutrients. It is rich in iron, calcium and Vitamins like A ,C and E. It is also rich in antioxidants and thus promotes overall health and well being.Apart from this drumstick leaves have anti inflammatory , anti bacterial properties and regular consumption of this super food aid in digestion, improve skin health and enhance energy levels.

The highlight of this recipe is that the drumstick leaves are cooked entirely in rice water which aids in enhancing the flavour and nutritional content of this dish.
This Murungai Keerai Thanni Saaru can be served as a soup or paired with steamed rice.

Check out how to prepare this traditional tasty Murungai keerai Thanni Saaru recipe below.

Ingredients 

Drumstick leaves ( Murungai keerai)-250gms
Rice Rinsed water( Kalani thanni)-1 1/2 -2 cups
Coconut milk -1/4-1/2 cup
Small onion-10 -12 nos
Tomato-1 no chopped 
Garlic -6 nos
Green Chillies-3 nos
Crushed cumin seeds and pepper-1 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp 
Asafoetida-1/4 tsp 
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds-1/4 tsp 
Red chillies-1-2 nos
Oil -2 tsps


Murungai Keerai Thanni Saaru Recipe Video 





Method 


👉Wash and clean the drumstick leaves.


👉Heat oil in a kadai add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, red chillies and allow it to splutter.


👉Add small onions and garlic, green chillies and sauté well.


👉Add tomatoes and sauté well.



👉Now add the rice water , turmeric powder and bring to a rolling boil.

👉Add the crushed cumin and pepper powder.



👉Add in the drumstick leaves cook for 2-4 minutes until the leaves are tender.


👉Add required salt , mix well.


👉Finally add the coconut milk and cook for just 2 minutes and switch off the gas. 



👉This gravy should be watery so adjust consistency accordingly .


👉Serve hot with rice or drink as soup.





Preparation Time-20 minutes 
Serves-4 -5


Variations 

✍️You can add cooked moong dal or toor dal too .
✍️You can make this thanni saaru with any green leafy vegetables you like for example amaranth, arai keerai, mulai keerai and siru keerai and the most popular is using manathakkali keerai (night shade),but avoid pasala keerai or spinach.
✍️Instead of coconut milk you can grind 1/2 cup coconut with cumin seeds, pepper corns,  garlic and add this paste too.
✍️Some people will add tamarind extract and make it like Kulambu too .

Wheat Flour Idli | Gothumai Maavu Idli

Wheat Flour Idli | Gothumai Maavu Idli

 Wheat Flour Idli | Gothumai Maavu Idli

Wheat Flour Idli



Wheat Flour Idli (also known as Gothumai Maavu idli in Tamil), a wholesome and flavorful variation of the traditional South Indian Idli, is gaining popularity for its nutritious and easy-to-make nature.
If you're a fan of idlis but looking for a  twist, wheat flour idli might just be your new bae. This Gothumai Maavu idli is an instant idli variety meaning that it requires no fermentation like regular idli and is made using wheat flour instead of the usual rice and are a nutritious and delicious alternative.

For making wheat flour idli, you'll need staples like whole wheat flour, curd, water, salt, and a leavening agent like baking soda. First dry roast the wheat flour until aromatic then mix together with curd, water, salt, and any additional flavorings until you have a smooth idli batter consistency.Add a basic tempering of mustard seeds, urad dal , green chillies, ginger and carrots.Let it sit for a bit to let the flavors mingle .

Pour the batter into greased idli mould or plates and steam them for about 12-15 minutes until they're cooked through. Once done, serve them hot with your favorite chutney or sambar and enjoy the fluffy goodness.

These wheat flour idlis pack a punch when it comes to nutrition. With the goodness of fiber, protein, and essential vitamins and minerals, they make for a wholesome meal option.Wheat flour is a good source of complex carbohydrates, which provide sustained energy.

Wheat Flour Idli offers a delightful and nutritious twist to the classic idli recipe, making it a versatile and wholesome meal option for all. With its simple preparation process, customizable ingredients, and healthful attributes, this dish is sure to become a favorite in your culinary repertoire. Whether enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, Wheat Flour Idli embodies the richness of Indian cuisine while catering to modern dietary preferences.Check out how to make these delicious instant wheat flour idli recipe below.

Ingredients 

Whole wheat flour-2 cups
Curd-1/2 cup
Carrot -1/2 cup
Salt to taste 
Mustard seeds-3/4 tsp
Urad dal -1 tbsp
Bengal gram dal -1 tbsp
Cumin seeds -1/2 tsp
Ginger-1 inch piece
Green chillies -3 nos
Baking soda-1/2 tsp 
Curry leaves -few
Coriander leaves 
Oil-2 tsps 


Wheat Flour Idli Recipe Video 




Method 

👉Dry roast the wheat flour in medium heat for 2 minutes until you get a nice aromatic nutty smell and colour changes lightly, transfer to a bowl and allow it to cool down completely.


👉Now in a pan heat oil add mustard seeds, urad dal, Bengal gram dal, cumin seeds, curry leaves allow it to splutter .


👉Next add green chillies, ginger, carrots and sauté well and allow this tempering to cool down.


👉Now in the wheat flour add required salt, curd, water and mix well without any lumps and bring to dosa batter consistency.Now add in the tempering mix well.Allow this batter to rest for 10 minutes.


👉Add baking soda and coriander leaves and mix well.


👉Grease idli plates with oil, pour a ladle full of batter in each mould.


👉Steam cook the idlis for 12-15 minutes.


👉Once cooked allow the idlis to cool a bit then demould.




👉Serve hot with chutney and sambar. 


👉Enjoy.


Preparation Time-30 minutes 
Yield -13-15 idlis depending on size

Cucumber Lemonade

Cucumber Lemonade

 Cucumber Lemonade 


Cucumber Lemonade



Cucumber lemonade is a refreshing and hydrating beverage that combines the crispness of cucumbers with the tanginess of lemon. It's the perfect drink for those hot summer days when you need something cool and revitalizing.

Thaen Nellikai | Honey Amla

Thaen Nellikai | Honey Amla

 Thaen Nellikai | Honey Amla

Thaen Nellikai


Amla , also known as Indian gooseberry or (Nellikai in Tamil), is a miraculous fruit that offers a plethora of health benefits. Ayurveda acknowledges its potent rasayana (rasa means elixir and ayana means path or home )properties (ie, rejuvenating tonic),and utilizes its healing abilities to treat various diseases

Ragi Upma | Finger Millet Upma

Ragi Upma | Finger Millet Upma

 Ragi Upma | Finger Millet Upma 

Ragi Upma


Ragi Upma is a wholesome and delicious South Indian dish made from ragi flour (finger millet), a nutrient-dense grain that packs a punch both in terms of flavor and health benefits.

Milagai Killi Potta Sambar

Milagai Killi Potta Sambar

 Milagai Killi Potta Sambar 

Milagai Killi Sambar


Milagai Killi Potta Sambar is a traditional delicacy from Tamil Nadu cuisine.The speciality of this sambar which sets it apart from regular sambar is that it is spiced with only red chillis and green chilli which

Raw Papaya Poriyal

Raw Papaya Poriyal

 Raw Papaya Poriyal 

Raw Papaya Poriyal



Raw papaya poriyal is a delectable South Indian dish that showcases the unique flavors and health benefits of raw papaya. Poriyal, a term in Tamil cuisine, refers to a dry vegetable stir-fry typically seasoned with spices and coconut. Raw papaya, with its firm texture and mild taste, serves as the perfect base for this dish.

Lasooni Methi

Lasooni Methi

 Lasooni Methi 

Lasooni Methi


Lasooni Methi is a traditional flavourful North Indian side dish made with garlic (called Lasoon or lahsun in Hindi) and fresh fenugreek leaves (known as Methi in Hindi).The combination of these two ingredients give this dish an unique pungent and earthy flavour that is not only delicious but nutritious too.

Puli Milagai

Puli Milagai

 Puli Milagai 

Puli Milagai



Puli Milagai is a spicy sweet and tangy South Indian condiment made with green chilies simmered in tamarind extract and tempered with spices.

Rasam Sadham In Pressure Cooker

Rasam Sadham In Pressure Cooker

 Rasam Sadham In Pressure Cooker 

Rasam Sadham In Pressure Cooker



Rasam Sadham is a delicious and comforting South Indian dish that combines the flavors of tangy rasam with cooked rice. It is a one-pot meal that satisfies both your hunger and cravings for something flavorful

Wheat Rava Sakkarai Pongal |Gothumai Rava Sweet Pongal

Wheat Rava Sakkarai Pongal |Gothumai Rava Sweet Pongal

 Wheat Rava Sakkarai Pongal |Gothumai Rava Sweet Pongal 



Wheat Rava Sakkarai Pongal |Gothumai Rava Sweet Pongal

 

Wheat rava sakkarai Pongal also known as Gothumai rava sweet Pongal is a delicious variation of the traditional sakkarai Pongal where we replace the rice with broken samba wheat rava giving it a unique nutty flavour.With addition of jaggery, ghee and cardamom powder this sweet Pongal is a perfect blend of sweetness, warmth and comfort.

Pongal Kuzhambu

Pongal Kuzhambu

 Pongal Kuzhambu 

Pongal Kuzhambu


Pongal Kuzhambu or Pongal kaikari Kulambu, a traditional South Indian delicacy, that is tangy , spicy and flavorful curry and is typically made during the auspicious festival of Thai Pongal and is a popular accompaniment to the delicious festive dish called

Caramel Payasam | Caramel Kheer

Caramel Payasam | Caramel Kheer

 Caramel Payasam | Caramel Kheer

Caramel Payasam | Caramel kheer


Caramel Payasam also known as caramel kheer is rich  decadent Indian dessert flavoured with caramel.This creamy and aromatic pudding like dish is made with vermicelli, sago cooked in caramel- infused milk base.