Idli Milagai Podi / Idli podi

  Idli milagai podi is a typical South Indian preparation made with roasted lentils, chillies and curry leaves. It is often mixed with sesame oil or ghee and served with Idli or dosa. It is a perfect quick vegetarian breakfast option.I always make a fresh batch of idli milagai podi and store it for a…

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Gutti Vankaya Curry / Gutti Vankaya Kura

Gutti Vankaya is one  recipe which was on my bucket list for two reasons, one is because it is  my sarasu Avva’s recipe, (my moms mom who is in her late 80s,) and secondly brinjal is my favorite vegetable. If there is a soulmate in vegetable it must be brinjal, I could eat it in…

Samosa / How to make samosa

Aloo samosa is a an emotion was my title of my recent instagram post . It is so true because there is no party or evening tea without samosa in India. I have been so excited to post this recipe for one reason because this recipe turned out so delicious and perfect so I had to…

Muttai Thokku / Egg Thokku

I am an egg addict. I have grown up eating eggs everyday and I have great memories of my mom serving me hot rasam rice and eggs, I literally feel that’s more than enough for me to survive. Having said that I think eggs are very versatile and is a very nutritious food for anyone….

Prawn Thokku/ Prawn Masala

Prawns is my favorite seafood. I could eat it in every meal. I wanted to share this favorite way of making prawn thokku or prawn masala from my kitchen. I have managed to make a mini video for my viewers too. Hope this helps. Let me explain what thokku means in the first place for…

Hemp Pancakes / hemp recipes

We love eating pancakes on lazy weekends. And my son sometimes wants them in his lunch box! So I keep experimenting with different flavors to make it more nutritious and healthy for him to eat. I have tried many pancakes with vegetables sneaked in such as pumpkin and beets just like those this was totally…

Mushroom Dum Biriyani

I Ama  big fan of biriyani and you would probably know that by now because I have posted so man versions of my biriyani in the last few months. I have been wanting to write down all my biriyani recipes for my readers as I love each one of them. This is a very simple…

Thayir Vadai / Dahi Vada

Thayir Vadai or dahi vada is a popular indian snack. Perfect for hot summers. This recipe is a south indian version of it. Check out medu vada recipe here

Multigrain ladoo / Millet ladoo / Indian bliss ball

Feeding our body with healthy foods can be hard sometimes. I am busy too many a times during the day i realise being a home maker, a blogger my personal me time is sometimes forgotten. When i mean me time it is the small ways i need to take care of myself such as eating…

Chicken Kuzhambu with coconut milk

This is a very easy version of a traditional Recipe. Mostly this method kuzhambu (curry) is made with mutton back home in India. Every sunday my mother would make mutton kuzhambu and serve it with piping hot Idlies or Dosa. It was a part of childhood expeience for me. Sunday is always special as that…

Carrot Halwa / Gajar ka halwa

When winter is here we always are blessed with natures best carrots. I love to make carrot halwa from the fresh produce of carrots thats available. Its simple and quick method. The traditional recipes of carrot halwa requires cooking the shredded carrots in whole milk until everything is reduced to halwa consistency and then adding…

Chicken Biriyani in Pressure cooker

This is my favorite recipe to make on the weekends as my husband loves my biriyani so much so that he needs to eat it every Friday night. Its amazing to see how much I have evolved in cooking. Because making a good biriyani is always considered a bench mark to me. I always make…

Garlic Butter Naan – Quick Version without yeast

This is a very quick and ultra soft naan recipe without a tandoor or oven. It doesnt take too long to make it as it doesnt use any yeast. So it can litrally be made in 30 minutes if you are an expert at making flat bread and are good with using rolling pins. If…

Butter chicken curry / Murg Makhani

Best Butter chicken  Butter chicken is such a popular dish in Japan. Almost every Japanese I have met here who said I love Indian food is a big fan of Butter chicken and this is one gravy that I don’t mind loading on carbs. I mean literally there is everything in it that screams carbs,…

Coconut chutney / Raw coconut dip

Fresh and nutty tasting side dish for dosa , idli made with fresh coconut and roasted channa dal (a variety of chickpeas), mildly spiced with green chillies.

palak pesarattu

A protein rich savory crepe like dish made with whole green gram (moong beans), mildly spiced with cumin, ginger and green chillies. Often eaten as a breakfast in Andrapradesh and Telangana. It is very healthy as a vegan or vegetarian option for breakfast. Check this easy recipe below. I have added a slight twist to…

Onion Tomato chutney / 15 minutes onion tomato chutney

Chutney is basically like a dip in south India. Its used as a side dish for many main dish like dosa and idli. This is one of my favorite chutneys its so easy to make and truly finger licking good. It is Spicy, tangy side dish made with tomatoes, onions which is always a part…

Vella Poosanikai Kootu / white pumpkin kootu

Kootu is a very fragrant Lentils and pumpkin stew made with yellow moong beans and coconut and cumin seeds. Ash gourd or white pumpkin is called Poosanikai in southern part of India and is a delicious vegetable and is loved and added during the summer months. Its water content is high thus making it a…

Homemade pizza sauce – Kids friendly recipe

  Often we find that kids love pizza not any different from adults ourselves. I think the combination of tomatoes and the melted cheese and the bread is magical and will make you want to eat more. My son loves pizza and he wants to eat it at least once a week now a days….

South Indian Sambar Recipe

There is no south indian breakfast without sambar. Sambar is a tasty delicious vegetables and lentil stew, thats cooked with tamarind and freshly ground sambar powder.  Sambar is served with most breakfast items like dosa, idli, pongal, vada and even for Rice. One thing i like about sambar is so healthy as its rich in…

Eral Thokku / Prawns thokku

  Prawns or shrimps are one of the best seafoods available and its sure my family’s favourite. Am so happy to have finally put this recipe up as its my go to prawn recipe, not to forget my husbands favorite !! He would polish the bowl that i serve it in. After moving to Japan…

Egg drop curry / Udaitha Muttai Kuzhambu

Eggs have aways been a staple in my house. As my mom was working, she used to find making egg recipes quick for dinner. She would make burji or gravy or even serve plain omelette with Rasam (tomato lentil soup) and I would be a happy girl. This egg drop curry is one of the…

Minty Avocado and Egg sandwich

Sandwiches are everybody favorite, even though I am a big fan of a big Indian breakfast, I always give in to sandwiches in the morning as a matter of convenience and the million ways to make it healthy and delicious. Since I was requested on my instagram account soul.some for some quick and healthy breakfast…

Honey sesame baby corn

  Honey sesame baby corn is a fantastic party recipe. Kids love it adults love it and its so simple and quick to make. … I have eaten this made with chicken but wanted to give a vegetarian twist to it hence tried with baby corn and it turned out delish had to share this…

Black chana masala / Kala chana masala

  Black channa or karuppu sundal in tamil is one of the best vegetarian protein source. Its rich in fibre and is great if you are looking for a healthy side dish to your weekday meal. Cooking black channa can be a bit tricky. Many will feel that it doesn’t cook well. The trick is…

Crispy Mysore style dosa recipe

Dosa or Dosai is a very popular south Indian breakfast, it is served in every house and is usually eaten with sambar and different kinds of chutney. This is a very quick recipe for making dosa and its a very healthy breakfast option too as the batter is made with rice and lentils. While tamilnadu…

Instant Tomato Pickle / Thakkai oorugai

Pickles are an essential condiment in indian cusine. There is no elaborate meal without a small piece of pickle in it. Usually it is a preserved item which adds a lot of good probiotics in to the diet. This recipe is an instant pickle recipe and stores well in the refrigirator. I love to eat…

Chicken Kuzhambu / Indian Chicken curry

  Chicken curry is made differently in different parts of India, where i come from Tamil Nadu there are a many styes of chicken curry. Every family hoards a particular style and is proud of it. It varies from district to district and like i said before even from home to home. I have always…

Garlic chilli chicken – Starters

Chilli Garlic chicken is a very simple chicken starter recipe. It works as a great appetizer for parties and even for a happy meal can be served as a side dish for any rice dish. Its sweet, spicy and garlic the taste will remind you to make it again. now let see how to make…

Tomato Paneer Pulao in coconut milk

I usually make a tomato paneer Pulao slightly different from the usual recipes. It brings a biriyani feel but not biriyani at all. It uses coconut milk to bring a rich taste and with very simple recipe but is something that will make you want to eat more.I keep this for emergency guest visits or…