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Friday, March 31, 2017

Tempered Tapioca Recipe | Kappa Thalichathu Recipe | Thalicha Marchini | Coconut Kappa | Tapioca cooked and tempered with Coconut

Hope all the Tapioca lovers over there liked the Kappa Masala that I posted yesterday. Today I am sharing, yet another Tapioca recipe. This is very easy to make and it goes well with evening Coffee or Tea. Whenever I make Kappa masala, I reserve some cooked Tapioca and temper it in the evening to serve along with evening tea. Tapioca with lots of freshly grated coconut is a pure bliss for the rainy day evening. I clicked these pictures when I was in my hometown recently. By the way, the glass cup in the picture is my grandfather's. He was using it for many years and I am happy to use it for my blog. Let us move on to the recipe:
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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Tapioca Masala Recipe | Kappa Masala | Marchini Kizhangu Masala | Maravalli Kizhangu Masala

Being born and brought up in Kanyakumari district, the word 'Marchini Kizhangu' itself creates goosebumps and it gives me many nostalgic memories. When I was a kid, we always had fresh tapioca from our farm. Mum used to make different dishes and this Kappa Masala is one of my favourites. It goes very well with Fish Kuzhambu and there were days when I had this Kappa Masala with fish as my lunch. Jany too is very much fond of Tapioca and in Sydney we got it in an Indian shop, quite a few times. However, it didn't have the taste like the one we get in native. So, during my recent India trip, we had it for lunch most of the days along with rice and fish. I too clicked it once to share it in the blog and without much delay let us move on to the recipe:
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Fish Egg Thoran Recipe | Meen Mutta Thoran | Fish Roe Stir Fry

When I was in Chennai, I usually order fish through Supreme Seafood and once they were asking me to try Fish Eggs. I have never tasted it before or cooked it. However, I have heard it through my cousins. Dad also told it is very tasty and rich in nutrients. Hence, I ordered a small amount and tried it over a weekend. (almost 2 years ago 😁). I was searching recipes online and this thoran caught my attention. It is very similar to our vegetable thoran and the fish egg should be fried before making the thoran. The fish eggs don't seem to be appealing, but it tasted awesome and I am planning to make it in the future too. Before moving to the recipe, check out my other Seafood collections too. 
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Arisi Paruppu Sadam Recipe | Dhal Rice | Coimbatore Special Paruppu Sadam

Rice and dal, when topped with ghee and served along with appalam is a divine and comforting meal. I have already posted Tamilnadu style paruppu kuzhambu and Kerala style parippu curry. I came across this Arisi Paruppu Sadam in Sharmis Passions a few years back and I had tried it once. It came out very well and after that, I never made it again. Recently, when I was thinking about a one pot meal, this recipe came to mind. I prepared it for our Saturday lunch and clicked to post it here. Let us move on to the recipe:   
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Monday, March 27, 2017

Prawn Fried Rice Recipe | Prawn & Egg Fried Rice | Fried rice with prawns fry and Egg

Fried rice is one of my childhood favourites and I prefer it more when compared to Biryani. Also, since mum doesn't make Prawns often at home, I order prawn fried rice in most of my restaurant visits. Now, Happy shows much interest in Fried rice/Pulao and Noodles. Hence, I make some kinds of fried rice for our lunch often. Do check out the fried rice varieties that I have posted already on the blog. (Mushroom Fried Rice, Chicken Fried Rice, Vegetable Fried Rice and Peas Pulao). Let us move on to today's recipe:
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Friday, March 24, 2017

Raw Mango Rice Recipe | Mangai Sadham | Mango Rice | Lunch Box Recipes

As mentioned in few of my earlier posts, I am very crazy about mango and jack fruit. I can sit and eat just the mangoes and jackfruits, the whole day skipping all other food. During my recent India trip, dad has reserved some homegrown fresh mangoes and jackfruits. I enjoyed it to the core and along with the ripe mango, dad had some raw mangoes too. Vanitha akka made mango pickle, aviyal and fish curry using those raw mangoes. Jany was eating the raw mango with some salt and chilli powder. Being a blogger, the first thing comes to mind after seeing raw mango in the tree, is to use it for the blog. Hence, I planned and prepared this mango rice to post it here. It came out very well and dad liked it very much. We had it with Drumsticks Thoran, Mutton Chukka Varuval and Sambharam. Let us move on to the recipe:
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Idli Milagai Podi Recipe | Homemade Idli Podi | Idli Podi | Chutney Podi for Idli & Dosa

Making Idli Podi at home is one of my dreams come true. I felt really excited and proud when I made my first batch of Idli podi. When I was in the hostel, mom used to send me bottles of homemade idli podi and I am addicted towards the podi that she makes. After mom, Vanitha akka follows her recipe and sends me a lot of Idli podi whenever dad visits Chennai. After coming to Sydney, I wanted to try my hands in making this podi. However, my first attempt was a failure and I thought of asking dad to send me the podi from home. During my recent India trip, I asked Vanitha akka to prepare it for me and I was with her when she made it. I got the confidence to try it again and I prepared it soon after I came from the vacation. It came out super awesome and I am here with the recipe. This version is simple with very few ingredients and I will be posting another version of Idli Milagai podi soon. Let us move on to the recipe:
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sprouted Green Gram & Chicken Sandwich Recipe | Chicken & Sprouts Sandwich | Chicken Sandwich with Sprouted green Gram | Sandwich Recipes

When I was in Paris during our outings, I often relish on the cold chicken sandwich made with Baguette. It tastes so delicious with the creamy mayonnaise and the chilled chicken. At home, I always grill or toast the sandwich. When I was thinking of making a sandwich with sprouted green gram, I thought of making it as a cold sandwich. It came out really awesome and we all liked it. You can make it either cold or grill it and both tastes equally good. Check out my other sandwiches that I have posted earlier. Do check out my homemade green gram sprouts recipe too, Let us move on to the recipe:
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Monday, March 20, 2017

How to Sprout Green Gram at home | Sprouted Green Gram |Sprouted Mung Bean

A few months back during our usual phone conversation, my mom-in-law told me that she is tempering the sprouted green gram for the mid-afternoon snack. She told it is very tasty and it has a lot of health benefits. She explained to me the procedure of sprouting since I was not aware of it and asked me to try it for Happy. After a week, I tried it at home and I was very much excited when I saw the sprouts. From that day I started exploring many recipes using sprouted green gram and I have a few recipes in my drafts as well. However, before sharing those recipes, I wanted to share a post for beginners like me about sprouting the green gram at home. Hence, I was delaying the recipes that I have in hand. This weekend when I sprouted the green gram, I captured the steps and I am here with the preparation steps:  
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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Potato Fry Recipe | Urulaikilangu Varuval | Aloo Fry | South Indian Style Potato Roast

Weekends are always busy for us and if I think of posting something on the blog, mostly it will not work. Today I found some time when Happy and Jany were busy with the swimming practice and I am here with the recipe of easy to make potato roast. Potato is one of my all time favorite vegetable. However, I don't make it quite often thinking it causes gas and bloating. Recently, Happy started liking the potato roast and hence we are indulging on the potato frequently. I add a lot of asafoetida and garlic for easy digestion. The potato roast that I am posting today goes very well with Sambhar rice and Curd rice. I use the same roast potato as the filling for breakfast sandwich if I make it in excess. Let us move on to the preparation steps:
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Friday, March 17, 2017

Paneer Kheer Recipe | Paneer Payasam | Chenna Kheer | Payasam Recipes

Finally, I am clearing all my very old posts from the draft. This post is almost two years old and I made it when I was living in Navallur, Chennai. Hence, the quality of the picture is not too good. Actually, on that day I was planning to make Kalakand and got the ingredients ready. However, when few unexpected guests turned out for that day's lunch, I made this paneer kheer as a dessert along with the lunch. It was a super hit and the guests liked it a lot. It is a simple and easy to make dessert with very few ingredients. Do follow my homemade paneer recipe and prepare fresh paneer at home for this payasam. Check out my Payasam/Kheer collection too. Let us move on to the recipe:
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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Mushroom & Spinach Sandwich Recipe | Mushroom & Spinach in White Sauce Sandwich | White Sauce Veggie Sandwich

Because of the sudden change in the Sydney weather, I was down with flu and cold for the past few days. Hence, I was not able to post anything on the blog and I did a very minimal cooking as well. Today's post is a simple and healthy sandwich, which we can make it for our morning breakfast. The sandwich can be served with any smoothie, boiled egg and fruits for a filling and healthy weekday breakfast. I made this mushroom spinach sandwich with white sauce and hence it is a little heavy and cheesy. If you don't prefer white sauce, then you can add the sauteed veggies alone as the filling. Let us move on to the recipe. Check out the below-listed sandwiches too and plan your breakfast.
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Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Vegetable Pulao Recipe | Veg Pulao in Pressure Cooker | Mixed Vegetable Pulao

For Jany's lunch box, weekly once I make Vegetable biryani or Vegetable Pulao. It is an easy to make one pot meal that is nutritious too. This is very similar to the Veg biryani and Vegetable Semiya biryani that I posted earlier. It goes very well with any Non-Veg gravy or Paneer Butter Masala. For the lunch box, I pair it with Potato fry and onion raita. Let us move on to the recipe:
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Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Poli Recipe | Pachapayaru Poli | Green Gram Poli | Payatham paruppu Poli | Pachai Paasiparuppu Poli

Poli is one of my all time favourite sweet and I never miss to taste Paruppu poli and coconut poli in restaurants if the menu card has it. When I was preparing green gram recipes for an event, the idea of green gram poli came to mind and I tried it immediately. It came out very well and we all liked it. The filling is similar to the Pachapayaru Suzhiyam I posted earlier. I have already posted Puran Poli/Paruppu Poli in the initial days of blogging. Do check that too. Let us move on to the recipe:
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Friday, March 03, 2017

Special Non-Veg Lunch Menu | Special Weekend Lunch Menu | Lunch Menu - 3 | Lunch Ideas

Finally came the weekend :) Cheers!! Hope everyone is in the mood to relax and enjoy the weekend. In Sydney, we had showers for the entire week and no much sunshine. The forecasts for the next few more days is the same. Hence, I am planning to make something that is comforting for this weather over the weekend. I have plans to click few recipes for the blog too. Today, I am here with another weekend special lunch menu that I served as Christmas dinner for one of my friends' family. Check out my Lunch Menu1 and Lunch Menu2 that I posted earlier.  Let us move on to the preparation steps:
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Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Broccoli Potato Roast Recipe | Broccoli Potato Stir Fry | Aloo Broccoli Stir Fry | South Indian Style Broccoli Potato Varuval

Considering the health benefits of broccoli, I often try to include broccoli in our lunch menu. Apart from the Broccoli Stir Fry and the Broccoli Paratha that I posted earlier, I make few more dishes with Broccoli. One among them is this broccoli potato roast and it goes very well with Sambhar and Steamed rice. Let us learn to make the simple and healthy stir fry:
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Recipes from the Kitchen

Sakkarai Pongal
Poosanikai Halwa (white Pumpkin)/Ash Gourd Halwa
Rava Kesari
Aval Urundai with Jaggery/Poha Balls
Aval Payasam(with Jaggery)/Poha Payasam
Paal Kozhukattai(with Sugar)
Ellu Urundai/ Sesame Seed balls
Vella Kozhukattai / Modhagam (Modak)
Pasi Paruppu Payasam/ Moong Dal Payasam (Kheer)
Semiya Payasam/Vermicelli Kheer
Motichoor ladoo
Paruppu Poli/ Puran Poli
Corn Flour Halwa
Carrot Halwa/Gajar Ka Halwa
Mysore Pak(Krishna Sweets style)
Gulab Jamun(with Khoya)
Paal Payasam
Maa Ladoo/Pottukadalai Urundai
Sakkarai Pongal(without milk)/Sweet pongal
Sweet Pidi Kozhukattai
Thengai Poorna Kozhukattai
Chakka Pradhaman
Sarkara Varatti(Sweet Banana Chips)
Ada Pradhaman
Chakka Varatti(Jackfruit Jam)
Kalkandu Pongal
Pazham Pori
Banana Dosa(Chef Venkatesh Bhat Recipe)
Rava Ladoo
Ellu Poorna Kozhukattai
Ragi Kozhukattai
Badam Halwa
Aval Kesari
Besan Ladoo
Peanut Butter Marshmallow Fudge
Khajoor Ka Halwa(Chef Venkatesh Bhat Recipe)
Semiya Kesari
Poha Ghee Ladoo(Aval)
Palada Pradhaman
Milk Kesari
Pachaipayaru(Green Gram) Suzhiyam
Pachaipayaru(Green Gram) Ladoo
Malai(Paneer) Ladoo
Boondi Ladoo
Bread Gulab Jamun
Tirunelveli Wheat Halwa
Coconut Burfi
Sweet Bonda(Wheat Flour Unniyappam)
Munthiri Kothu
Achu Murukku(Achhappam)
Sweet Diamond Cuts
Wheat Rava Sweet Pongal
Makkan Peda
Wheat Flour Kesari
Green Gram Poli
Paneer Kheer
Green Gram Sago Payasam
Pineapple Kesari
Vella Seedai
Jackfruit Ela Ada
Therali Kozhukattai
Jackfruit Appam
Kaju Kathli
Vettu Cake(MuttaiKose)
Ashoka Halwa
Samai Sweet pongal
Health Mix Ladoo
Mango Kesari