Drumstick Tokku / முருங்கைக்காய் தொக்கு

I have 2 wonderful neighbors (i call them wonderful because they are individual house owners and most of their yields from the garden is always shared) next door.. When Drumstick is in season they make sure to give it to me.. knowing my interests in cooking and i would try different recipes.. These home grown are way too tastier … [Read more...]

WHEAT FLOUR SWEET BANANA APPAM

These appams are made for Karthigai Deepam and tradionally these are deep fried. Keeping in mind the calories these are made in paniyaram pans but it still gives perfect taste and texture. This can be made without much preparations and its instantaneous.   What you need: Wheat flour - 1 cup  Organic Jaggery - … [Read more...]

ONE POT SAMBAR SADHAM without any masalas!!

A simple Madras style one pot Sambar sadham made for lunch. Since baby potatoes were there thought some simple rice would go with these spicy roasted potatoes!! What you need: 1 cup - Rice  3/4 cup - Thoor Dhal  6 nos - Pearl onions  1 big - Tomato, chopped 2 nos - Green chillies, slit 1 cup - Carrot, Beans, … [Read more...]

MURANGAKKAI URULAI KARA KUZHAMBU (Drumstick n Potato tamarind gravy)

 MURANGAKKAI URULAI KARA KUZHAMBU (Drumstick n Potato tamarind gravy) on lazy days instead of Sambar this Kuzhambu is a savior. Spicy n it goes well with breakfast dishes as well as with plain rice. Some mildly spiced vegetable curry or kootu makes a perfect match with this. Made Lapsee n Zucchini curry to pair up with this … [Read more...]