Ring Murukku | Chegodilu Recipe | Rice Ring Fritters

A very crispy and tasty snack with the flavorful spices in the form of a ring will rock your snack time. Ring murukku or Chegodilu is a very popular snack in Andhra Pradesh, India. Though it is popular in that state, it is also a compulsory item in the menu of almost every bakery and…

Idli Upma

Idli upma is a very easy recipe which is usually made for dinner with the leftover idlis of the breakfast. This time, I have done with the freshly made idlis (Savoury cake). Normally idlis are made with already prepared batter. The batter has 1 part black gram ( skin removed) and 4 parts idli rice….

Ven Pongal Recipe

Ven Pongal or Pongal is a popular South Indian savory breakfast recipe which is prepared from rice and green gram. The rice would be preferably raw rice (Paccharisi). The ratio of rice and green gram is 3:1. These 2 ingredients are typically boiled to its softness in a pot or using a pressure cooker and…

Carrot Corn Paratha | Carrot Corn Stuffed Indian Bread

Thin soft paratha with sweetness of carrot and crunchiness of corn within! Though there are many breakfasts, Paratha is always ever charming breakfast recipe in North India. Paratha is an Indian stuffed bread. There are different types of paratha depending on the stuffing made. It can make your breakfast wholesome. Aloo paratha, onion, radish, cauliflower,…

Perfect Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Frosting

This vanilla cake has been a long time thought. I wanted to surprise my husband with a homemade vanilla cake with all my love. Usually I prefer baking cake at home for all occasion or no occasion at all. Baking is my dream. Even though, it doesn’t require much cooking on stove, it is always…

Coconut Cookies | Theangaai Biscuit

I wish all my readers a very Happy and prosperous new year! In this new year, I am sure that many of you have taken resolutions as usual and pushing yourself toward that goal so at least this year you can achieve it. Best of luck for that. I am saying this because I am…

Homemade Pizza Dough

Pizza dough is a key process while you are attempting a pizza. The pizza can vary with its dough texture as soft as bun or as hard as a day old pizza depending upon the water and the right amount of yeast which helps to double the size of the dough. But we need the…

Homemade Pizza Sauce

For years, I had trouble finding out a pizza which my family likes. At some places they like the pizza crust, toppings, but they never really liked the pizza sauce. Sometimes it’s tasting raw; other times the proportion of the sauce is just too much. So I started making my own pizza sauce. Generally in…

Perfect Homemade Pizza

A food that everyone loves; would be the first option that comes to your mind when you plan a meeting; makes a get together complete; kids scream out in joy! Yes.. PIZZA! I like to eat pizza all time. Who wouldn’t? My daughter has her way to describe pizza which is ” I don’t like…

Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

Grilled juicy chicken with bright burst flavors and creamy peanut sauce is perfect for summer cookouts and grilling. Satay is a Southeast Asian food which is prepared by seasoned meat in a skewers and grilled. It may be of chicken, meat, fish or tofu. In this recipe, I have used chicken which is my favorite….

Beetroot Chutney

Chutney is a side dish sauce/ condiment which can be prepared with vegetables like tomato, onion, beetroot, eggplants, garlic, ginger, bell pepper, potato, green chillies, red chillies, etc.,nuts like peanut, coconut, etc., and even with fruits and yogurt. Chutney powder is another form in which the lentils are roasted in low flame and grounded into…

Coconut Cinnamon Rolls

Rolls of cinnamon and brown sugar with richness of coconut makes you the perfect breakfast. Cinnamon rolls always been my favorite. But I am really not a fan of gooey cinnamon rolls. My home feels fresh with the freshly baked anything. So, I wanted to try making cinnamon rolls at home without the gooey texture….

Vegetable Samosa

Crispy dough with yummy filling inside! This could be a perfect evening time snack when you – invite friends, watch a movie, have a family time, special evenings or not any special evenings. There are different types of samosas depending upon the flavor of the dough and the method of preparing the stuffing. In this…

Thavala Adai | Lentils and Rice Pancakes | Thavala Vadai

Thavala adai is a south Indian recipe which is prepared with lentils and rice. The lentils namely yellow lentils, split chickpeas, whole black gram ( skin removed) and Idli rice are used normally in certain proportion. A tasty and healthy recipe which literally made my day many times during my childhood. Please watch the below…

Chicken Tenders | Buttermilk Chicken Tenders | Chicken Fingers

Like most of the kids, Chicken Tenders is my daughter’s favorite finger food. Her taste varies from Kid’s foods to Grown- up foods. It really doesn’t matter for her to finish her food but to taste them. Every week, she has a routine to make us seated in McDonalds after her usual schedule. These fast…

Mutton Kurma | Mutton Korma

Softly cooked flavorful goat meat along with the gravy of potato rocks your weekend breakfast time! Mutton ( Goat meat) kurma/ korma is a kind of stew prepared with pressure cooked meat and then cooked in gravy. The gravy is usually made with whole ground masala spices along with onion and tomatoes. Potatoes blend in…

Christmas Fruit Cake

A soft dense cake with the crunchy nuts and sweetness of candied fruits will rock your Christmas! Fruit Cake is generally made with dried nuts, fruits and/ or candied fruit which is chopped along with spices and can occasionally soaked in distilled beverage ( hard alcohol ). This type of cake is mostly served in…

OTM Chutney

Flavorful chutney( dip) with mint and curry leaves just makes a perfect breakfast/ dinner. This can be served with dosa, idli, chappathi, roti and even bread. Watch the below video for easy instructions and subscribe for updates: Recipe: Prep time – 10 mins Cooking time – 20 mins Serves – 3 Ingredients: Onion – 2…

Udupi Puliyogare | Puliyodharai Udupi Style

Puliyogare or Puliyadharai is a recipe made from tamarind extract along with freshly ground spice gun powder which will play a symphony in your mouth if you put them in correct proportion. This is considered as one of the prashads ( prasadham) in temples of South India. Not only that, it’s the best dish for…

Cottage Cheese And Corn Quesadillas

Quesadilla is normally a tortilla made with flour or sometime with corn flour. It is a savory recipe filled with cheese, with meat or without meat and seasoning. It has got a soft crispy and thin outer layer will just melt in your mouth! A very simple recipe for you.. Watch the video below for…

Fish Biryani | Meen Biriyani

Soft fish fillets cooked aromatic fluffy rice makes your day! This is a recipe which I wanted to try all long time ago. Thank you so much my brother for suggesting me to prepare this biryani. This recipe will definitely rock your world! The recipe has 2 stages. One is searing the fillets quick and…

Motichoor Laddoo | Motichur Laddu Recipe

Laddoo is a spherical shape sweet which is very popular sweet in India. There are many types of laddoos depending upon the ingredients used. Laddoos are served during festival, religious occasions. In that case, I am making motichoor laddoo( made with small size boondi) in this post. Watch the below video for full recipe: Recipe:…

Chicken 555

A simple dry appetizer with tender chicken and crunchy onion and blasting flavor of roasted garlic. Watch the video below for simple instructions: Recipe: Prep time – 20 mins Cooking time – 30 mins Serves – 2 Ingredients: For marinating: Chicken breast – 1, cut into thin strips Corn starch – 1 tbsp All purpose…

Blueberry Muffins Recipe

Tender muffins with sugar coated topping tastes awesome with fresh blueberries bursting throughout. A very simple yet yummy recipe will make your day! Watch the watch below for easy recipe instruction: Recipe: Prep time – 20 mins Cooking time – 30 mins Makes – 8 medium size muffins Ingredients: All purpose flour – 1 and…

Paneer Tikka Masala

Paneer(Cottage cheese) Tikka Masala is an alternative to Chicken Tikka Masala for vegetarians. Marinated cottage cheese grilled/ barbecued  and served with spiced sauce like gravy. Watch the video for recipe: Recipe: Prep time – 30 mins Cooking time – 45 mins to 1 hr Serves – 3 Ingredients: For Marinating ( Tikka Masala): Paneer (…

Hearty Potato Sandwich

A very simple lunchbox recipe with soft toasted breads and a filling potato stuffing sandwiched, makes your day on picnic. Watch the video for full recipe: Recipe: ┬áPrep time – 20 mins ( including boiling time of potatoes) Cooking time – 15 mins Serves – 3 Ingredients: Potatoes – 2, small boiled Onion or celery…

Pepper Chicken Chettinad | Kozhi Milagu Varuval

Chicken tenders with robust flavor of pepper corns with mild aroma of spices, rock your world. In this recipe, onion and tomatoes are blended raw. Then cooked with chicken with less marination time. Yet there is less marination time, chicken tenders cook so succulent in it’s own juice even without adding water. Watch the video…

Simple Roasted Chickpeas Chutney | Simple Pottukadalai Chutney

Green chili’s hotness and ginger’s mild aroma along with the sauciness of roasted chickpeas fulfills the taste bud. Roasted chickpea chutney is a simple chutney for breakfast / dinner recipes like dosa and idli. ┬áRecipe: Prep time – 2 mins Cooking time – 5 mins Serves – 2 Ingredients: Green chili – 2, cut crosswise…

Poondu Thakkali Chutney | Garlic Tomato Chutney

Chutney with robust flavor of garlic blend with tanginess and sweetness of tomato with hot chilli enhances the taste! It’s a dip prepared with sauteed whole garlic, tomato, dry red chilies. The proportion is important because it’s going to decide the taste. If it’s equal proportion, the taste will be balanced. Recipe: Prep time –…

Karuppu Kondai Kadalai Kurma | Brown Chickpeas Curry

Softly boiled chickpea carries mild aroma of spices blend in a rich creamy curry. A nutritive curry for your taste buds. In this recipe, I have dry roasted whole coriander, fennel seeds, red chili pepper, pepper corn, coconut and cashews then, grind these into a fine paste. Then mix it with the gravy. Watch full…

More Kuzhambhu |Buttermilk Gravy | Kadi – Southern Style

Creamy rich yogurt gravy with the touch of aromatic masala! It is usually made with vegetables like Okra or watery vegetables like Chayote, Pumpkin, Squash, etc., or sometimes with vegetable fritters ( Pakoda). But this time, I have made it with vadai  (Spicy Doughnuts). Either ways, it taste so refreshing with rice.   Watch the…

Prawn masala/ Eral Thokku

Prawn masala is a simple but very delicious recipe which is made by cooking raw prawns in a mild masala. Masala is generally onion, tomato, garlic. Adding mint to the recipe gives an awesome flavour which can be served with rice, tiffins like idli, dosa. It is my all time favorite breakfast recipe. Nowadays I…

Crab masala

Crab masala is a traditional way of cooking crab with light masala along with coconut milk. A very tasty way of cooking crab can be served for lunch or dinner. Usually when this recipe is made, it is better to drink milk after the meal. The recipe is the best served with idli, dosa, rice….

Thai Red curry fried rice and Cottage cheese Stir fry

Having some left over rice? Bored of cooking same old stuffs with that rice? Well, time to make something flavorful! YES.. Red Curry Fried Rice. Whenever I want to cook fast and this is the recipe that pops out of my mind. A dish which carries awesome flavor of the coconut curry along with fresh…

Mushroom Single Pot Biryani

Biryani is generally made with the mixture of spice, rice and meat. For vegetable lovers, meat can be replaced by veggies. Usually in biryani, meat is cooked separately and added with the cooked rice and dum cooking is done. For a small family, with small quantity rice, I have made this simple method without dum…

How to prepare ginger garlic paste?

Ginger garlic paste is a mixture of ginger and garlic cloves. It is commonly used in curries and many vegetable dishes in India. Ever since I started cooking, it was that one time I bought ginger garlic paste and when I sniffed the bottle, I felt really bad for buying it. That’s when I decided…

Egg masala

Egg masala is a semi dry mild masala curry. One of my all time favorite dish. For a cold or rainy weather, it is an awesome combination with rice and chappathi. An easy recipe to make in few mins. Garlic goes with eggs very well and gives a nice aroma. This recipe seems spicy but…

Poori Potato Curry

Poori is a deep fried flat indian bread without adding any leavening agent. It is a common breakfast recipe in India which is usually served with potato curry without masala in South India. In northern part of India, Puri is served as prasadam in temples. The main ingredient in poori is wheat flour or all…

Carrot Rice

Carrot rice is one of the easy and tasty lunch box recipes. Carrot is a good source of Vitamin A, C, K and B6. The colour of the rice is due to the natural colour from carrot. With no masala, it gives a simple taste with a bit of sweetness. This rice can be served…

Cauliflower stuffed flatbread/ Cauliflower Paratha

Paratha is a stuffed Indian flatbread. Not only in India but also in many countries like Pakistan, Myanmar where wheat is grown abundantly and is the staple food of that region. In some places, parathas also served with tea time snack. Though it is not a common food of South India, paratha is a very…

Plantain Flower Curry with lentils/ Vazha Poo Koottu

Plantain flower, otherwise called as banana blossom or banana heart is the most commonly used vegetable in South Indian cooking. Not only in India but in various parts of the world. It’s really an interesting thing about nature that this tender, starchy, slightly bitterly, waterproof, conical flower would turn into heavy bananas hanging out in…

Flattened Rice Upma/ Poha Upma/ Aval Upma

It is the most popular breakfast in Northern part of India. One of the very simple and easy recipes made from Flattened rice ( also called as beaten rice) with mild seasoning tastes so good along with sugar and lemon juice. It can also be done with brown flattened rice. Poha Upma Recipe: Prep time…

Caulifower Manchurian/ Gobi Manchurian

It is a nice warm day and took my daughter to the nearby park. As it’s already late, I asked her what would she like to have for lunch. She immediately said “Chicken!” I am running out of chicken in my freezer. But she really wanted to have some chickeny lunch. While thinking of what…

Chickpeas Curry/ Kadalai Kurma / Chana Korma

This is something most of the people get excited for; one of the routine orders placed over a breakfast or dinner menus in India. Guess what ? Chana masala! Soft boiled Chickpeas with the onion, tomato masala gives a nice aromatic texture and tastes so good. Even kids love to have Chickpeas. You can expect…

Boiled Chayote Stir Fry/ Chow Chow Poriyal

I thought of making another simple dish yet delicious which can be served as a side dish for yesterday’s recipe, Tamarind gravy. It is one of the very less spicy side dishes and that’s how it goes well with the Tamarind gravy. When taken a spoonful taste of this stir fry, it releases the water…

Tamarind Gravy/ Kara Kuzhambhu

Tamarind is described as sweet and sour in taste, has high level of Tartaric acid , Vitamin B, Sugar, Calcium which is a strange thing for a fruit. Just imagine how tasty will it be when the right amount of tamarind pulp used in the gravy along with equal amount of spice and salt! Now,…

Split chickpeas Pakoda

Ah! It’s raining in here. Okay, What would be the first thing that pops into your mind when you see/ feel the rain? People are different so are their interests. Some like jumping in the puddles and love to make their boots soggy by dancing in the rain while others like holding hands with partner…

Mint Rice

Mint leaves are very well-known for its fragrance. It’s sweet flavour and cooling nature perfectly pairs with all types of dishes. Of those, Mint rice is one of my favourites. I had plenty of mint leaves in my garden and whenever I cross the mint patch, I never forgot to pick a leaf and taste…