Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Radish Chutney / Mullangi Chutney - Side dish for Idli / Dosa

Radish (Mullangi in Tamil) is a low calorie vegetable, rich source of vitamin C helps to boost immunity and to fight against all kinds of diseases including cancer, heart disease, and stroke.

Though we know the health benefits of this vegetable, many have the aversion towards the pungent and strong odour of this vegetable.

So I found a smart way of adding this vegetable into the diet, by making chutney - your family members will not even recognize that there is a health friendly vegetable in this chutney!

It is delicious, easy to make and goes well with South Indian breakfast varieties such as Idli, Dosa and Uttappam; suitable as an accompaniment for chapathi, as well.


Check my recipes using radish:
Radish Mutton Gravy / Radish Mutton Kulambu/ Mullangi Kari Kulambu



PREP TIME
10 min
COOK TIME
TOTAL TIME 
20 mins
                                                                                                                                                   
Recipe for Radish Chutney
Recipe type: Chutney
Cuisine:  South Indian 
Serves: 3  to 4 (approximately)
Ingredients:

White radish - 1(medium sized)
Onion -1
Tomato - 1
Garlic - 5 to 6 cloves
Urad dhal - 1tsp
Channa dhal - 1tsp
Red chillies - 3 to 4
Tamarind - little
Grated Coconut - ¼ - ½ cup
Salt - as required
For seasoning:
Oil – as required (preferably gingelly oil)
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Asafoetida (perungayam) – a pinch




Sunday, 23 April 2017

Mango lassi - Summer Special!

Here is a tasty & refreshing treat for all mango lovers! Slrupp!😋😋😋

Mango lassi is a yoghurt based drink and perfect to have in hot summer.  

PREP TIME
10 min
COOK TIME
TOTAL TIME 
10 mins
                                                                                                                                                   
Recipe for Mango lassi
Recipe type: Beverages
Cuisine:  North Indian 
Serves: 1  to 2 (approximately)

Ingredients:

Chopped Mango - 1 cup ( approximately 1 or 2 mangoes)
Yogurt / Curd - ½ cup
Milk - ¼ cup
Sugar - to taste
Cardamom powder - a pinch
Ice cubes - 2 to 3




Saturday, 25 March 2017

Nellikai Rasam / Gooseberry Rasam - (No Tomato, No Tamarind)

This Vitamin C rich Rasam is easy to prepare and a healthy variation to the usual rasam. In this rasam recipe, there is no tomato and tamarind, the sour taste is only from gooseberries. 

Though we know the health properties of gooseberry, it is difficult to make my kids eat.  So I always try to find a way to sneak amla / gooseberry into their diet and this is one of it.

Try and give your feedback.

Check my other recipes using Gooseberry;
Amla Ginger Juice / Gooseberry Ginger Juice / Nellikai Juice
Gooseberry / Amla Raita using Curd / நெல்லிக்காய் தயிர் பச்சடி



PREP TIME
10 min
COOK TIME
TOTAL TIME 
20 mins
                                                                                                                                                   
Recipe for Nellikai Rasam / Gooseberry Rasam
Recipe type: Veg
Cuisine:  Tamilnadu
Serves: 2 to 4 (approximately)

Ingredients:
Gooseberry - 2 big
Toor dhal - one tablespoon(cooked)
Ginger  - 1 " piece
Black pepper - 1 tsp
Jeera / Cumin seeds -1 tsp
Turmeric powder- ½ tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp ( chopped)
Water - 1- 1½ cups 

For seasoning:
Oil / ghee - 1 to 2 tsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Green chillies - 2 
Asafoetida - a pinch

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Paneer Pizza Sandwich / Pizza Sandwich - My 400th Post

Time flies past even before we recognize! I still remember starting this blog with my first post and here I am with my 400th post! 


While feeling excited about this, I am very much thankful to all my readers and friends who continue to encourage me to keep my blog active. 

Through blogging, I have also developed an interest for food photography. 

To celebrate this occasion, here is a lip-smacking paneer pizza sandwich. It is very easy to prepare and great to have at any time.

Yummy indeed!😋😋

                                   
PREP TIME
10 min
COOK TIME
TOTAL TIME 
20 mins
                                                                                                                                                   
Recipe for Paneer Pizza Sandwich
Recipe type: Veg
Cuisine:  Indo - Italian
Serves: 2 to 4 (approximately)

Ingredients:

Bread slices – 6 to 8
Grated mozzarella cheese - 4 tbsp
Paneer / Indian cottage cheese - 1 cup
Oregano - 1 tsp
Chilli flakes (optional)
Tomato sauce or pizza sauce – 2 to or 4 tbsp
Onion - ½ (thinly sliced)
Capsicum - ½ (deseeded and thinly sliced)
Black olives - 6 to 8(Sliced)
Butter - to apply on bread


Thursday, 2 March 2017

Bottle Gourd Stir Fry/ Suraikai Poriyal - Tamilnadu Style

Bottle gourd poriyal / stir fry is an easy to make veg accompaniment, usually served with rice.


Bottle gourd / Surraikai (Tamil), Lauki (Hindi) is a healthy and low calorie vegetable which is highly recommended for people in weight loss programme and also recommended to cure many digestive disorders.  It is rich in fibre, vitamin B and vitamin C.

I have prepared this stir fry in Tamil nadu style; hope you will like this tasty and simple preparation.

Try to add this vegetable in your diet on regular basis and feel the difference in your health!

                                    
PREP TIME
10 min
COOK TIME
TOTAL TIME 
20 mins
                                                                                                                                                   
Recipe for Bottle gourd stir fry/ Suraikai Poriyal
Recipe type: Veg accompaniment
Cuisine:  South Indian
Serves: 3 to 4 (approximately)

Ingredients:

Bottle gourd - 1 ( cut into cubes)

Onion - 1 medium sized (finely chopped)
Turmeric powder -¼ tsp
Red chilli powder - ½ tsp (optional)
Grated coconut - 1 to 2 tbsp
Salt - to taste 


For Seasoning:
Oil - 2 to 3 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dhal - ½ tsp
Red chillies -2 to 3
Curry leaves - 1 sprig


Monday, 6 February 2017

Kadhamba chutney / Kadamba Chutney

Here is a tasty, easy to make and flavorful chutney, suitable to serve with most South Indian breakfast items like idli, dosa, paniyaram and uthappam.

Kadhambam / Kadhamba means "mixture of" in Tamil.  In this recipe, I have used many Ingredients in one chutney, to give a delightful taste.

The colour of the chutney depends on quantity of greens you are adding. I usually add more greens in my chutney, so that it is not just a tasty choice but healthy as well.

Do try this spicy, flavorful chutney and give your feedback!




                                      
PREP TIME
10 min
COOK TIME
TOTAL TIME 
20 mins
                                                                                                                                                   
Recipe for Kadhamba chutney / Kadamba Chutney
Recipe type: Main course
Cuisine:  South Indian
Serves: 3 to 4 (approximately)

Ingredients:

Onion - 1 (chopped)

Tomato - 1(chopped)
Garlic - 3 cloves

Ginger - a small piece
Channa dhal - 2 tsp

Urad dal - 3 tsp
Red chill - 2
Green chilli - 2
Tamarind - a small piece
Grated coconut - 2 to 3 tbsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Coriander leaves -  less than half bunch

Mint leaves - leaves from 5 to 6 sprigs
Curry leaves - leaves from 4 to 6 sprigs
Gingelly oil - 1 tbsp

For seasoning:
Mustard - ½ tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig

Gingelly oil - 2 tsp


Saturday, 4 February 2017

Spicy Paneer Pasta / Mixed Vegetable Paneer Pasta - Indian style

This Indian style pasta recipe is loaded with Paneer (Indian cottage cheese) and mixed veggies which makes the dish colourful, healthy and tasty.

I have added Indian spices & masala to this dish to give a nice flavour and twist to the recipe.


After I prepared and shared it with my family and friends; everybody enjoyed it.  This dish is perfect to pack for your kids lunch box and picnics.

Try this mouthwatering Mix veg paneer pasta and relish!


Do check my other veg pasta recipes:

Spinach pasta/Macaroni in spinach sauce/ Palak Pasta
Cheesy Penne Pasta

















                                       
PREP TIME
20 min
COOK TIME
TOTAL TIME 
35 mins
                                                                                                                                                   
Recipe for Mix Veg Paneer Pasta
Recipe type: Main course
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4 to 6 (approximately)

Ingredients:

Penne pasta - 1½ cup (Here I have used pasta made from oats flour)
Paneer - 250 grams ( cut into bite sized pieces)
Carrot - 1 small(finely chopped)
Spinach - half bunch(finely chopped)
Capsicum - ½ (finely chopped)
Onion - 1( finely chopped)
Tomato - 1 (big)
Ginger&garlic paste / finely chopped - 1 tsp
Red chilli powder - ½ tsp
Coriander powder - ¾ tsp
Garam masala powder - ½ tsp
Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
Tomato Ketchup - 2 to 3 tsp(optional)
Coriander leaves - 2 tsp ( finely chopped)
Oil / butter - 1 or 2 tbsp
Salt - to taste