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…

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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….

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…

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…

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…

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…

Poondu puli kuzhambu

This is one of my go to dish when I have no vegetables in hand and we need to eat a happy meal. Chinna vengayam is  otherwise called pearl onions or shallots in other parts of the world is the main ingredient here. Adding Garlic pods generously elevates this dish to the next level. There…

Kashmiri Dum Aloo

Dum Aloo is a popular side dish from north India. Its one of my favorite side dishes to order when we go to a restaurant. There are many versions of dum aloo. Some make it using beaten yoghurt as a base , sans onions and tomatoes. There are some recipes which include just tomatoes and…