Monday, 19 December 2016

Spicy Pomfret (Vavval)fish fry - FoodFriend

Spicy Pomfret (Vavval)fish fry - FoodFriend: Pomfret or Vavval(Tamil) is the one of most available fish from the market. It is the best one for making the Shallow Fry. Spicy Fish fry is ultimate combination with Rasam rice. Its buttery and melts in the mouth. Let’s try to make this fry. Ingredients: Pomfret fish – 3 Turmeric powder – 2 teaspoon Red chilli powder – 3 teaspoon Achi fish masala powder – ½ cup Coriander powder – 2 teaspoon Lemon – ½ Salt as per taste Oil – 1 cup Steps: Clean and Wash the pomfret fish thoroughly. Then cut the f...

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Egg yolk Good? Or Bad? - FoodFriend

Egg yolk Good? Or Bad? - FoodFriend: We would have followed certain things in our life. Similarly, Egg yolk is one of the food which we used to discard without knowing why? And For what? People who discard egg yolk because of cholesterol should know that there are two types of cholesterol. Those are LDL (low-density lipoprotein) and HDL (high-density lipoprotein). Among these, LDL is Bad cholesterol and it is not good for health. Nutrients: Egg yolk has more vitamins and Minerals. Vitamins: A, D, K, E and B Minerals: Calcium, Iron,...

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Salmon Fish Curry - FoodFriend

Salmon Fish Curry - FoodFriend: If you feed fish for your kids from 2 years weekly twice or thrice, he/she never gets visual problems life long. Health benefits are more in fish. Particularly salmon fish. Even for adults and older people it is good and they never gets arthritis issues because of omega-3 availabe in it. Let’s make fish curry now. Ingredients: Salmon fish fillet – 2 lb Red onion – 1 Tomato – 3 Green chilli – 5 Garlic pods – 10 Tamarind – 1 gooseberry size Mustard seeds – 2 tablespoon Cumin seeds – 2 tablespoon F...

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Turkey Leg Tandoori - FoodFriend

Turkey Leg Tandoori - FoodFriend: Thanks giving festival coming soon. This is the time to think about Turkey leg preparation. Preparing and giving a turkey legs for our neighbors with special thanks is obviously special. Lets learn how to make turkey leg for making your thanks giving special. Ingredients: Turkey legs – 2 Chilli powder... Read More

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Simple Garlic Shrimp - FoodFriend

Simple Garlic Shrimp - FoodFriend: Winter is coming soon and feeling cold already. Off course it will be good if we have some hot snack item. That too it is very good if it is a sea food. Ok, no surprise. Lets make very simple Garlic Shrimp. Ingredients: Butter – ½ stick Shrimp – ½... Read More

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Whole chicken Tandoori - FoodFriend

Whole chicken Tandoori - FoodFriend: Whole chicken Tandoori make the Dining table very rich and attractive. We would have seen this whole chicken in TV shows and movies. We would think it is difficult to make in home. That’s not true. We can make it in home. Follow this steps . You will really like... Read More

Friday, 9 September 2016

Mushroom Briyani with meal maker/soy chunks - FoodFriend

Mushroom Briyani with meal maker/soy chunks - FoodFriend: Mushroom briyani is the best option for vegetarian who does not eat non-veg and wanted to eat briyani. This Mushroom briyani almost gives the same flavor of non-veg and while eating soy chunks, we can feel as Chicken. One of the Chinese restaurant which I went had all menu names... Read More

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Yam (Karunai Kizhangu, Kanda Gadda) Fry - FoodFriend

Yam (Karunai Kizhangu, Kanda Gadda) Fry - FoodFriend: After a long time, I thought of having water rice called Kanji. So something needed as side right? We made this simple recipe which is yummy as well as simple. Try this fry friends. Ingredients: Yam – 2 Mustard seeds – 1 tbsp Urad dal – 1 tbsp Turmeric powder... Read More

Monday, 29 August 2016

Bangaluru Bisibelebath recipe - FoodFriend

Bangaluru Bisibelebath recipe - FoodFriend: Bisibelebath ( Bisi bele bath – Hot lentil rice) is a Karnataka special recipe which is available in most of the restaurants cheap. It is one of the mouth watering dish. Nowadays ready made bisibelebath powder available in the market. However , the real taste we can get it only... Read More

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Idli/Dosa Batter - FoodFriend

Idli/Dosa Batter - FoodFriend: No one says no to Idli recipe. If you enter any of the restaurants in Tamilnadu the first recipe in menu card/board will be Idli. People most expectation from the Idli is that it should be very soft. To make the soft idli’s restaurants followed few additional ingredients from a... Read More

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Banana Flower/Vazhaipoo Vada - FoodFriend

Banana Flower/Vazhaipoo Vada - FoodFriend: Banana flower speciality is its astringent taste. Vegetables with this taste are rare. An Astringent will play a vital role in producing and cleansing the blood. Especially... Read more »

Monday, 15 August 2016

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Spring Onion Egg Fry - FoodFriend

Spring Onion Egg Fry - FoodFriend: Whenever onion harvesting in my village there will be excess spring onion. We collect them in my child hood, we make fry using Spring onion alone for... Read more »

Monday, 1 August 2016

Goat's milk benefits- The people's medicine in Malaysia! - FoodFriend

Goat's milk benefits- The people's medicine in Malaysia! - FoodFriend: Mahatma Gandhi had goat milk for lifelong. But today, it has been sorely lacking in the habit of drink goat’s milk. Still, few places in North India... Read more »

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Karaikudi Chicken Kuzhambu/Gravy

Karaikudi Chicken Kuzhambu/Gravy: Karaikudi is well known for the Chettinad recipes. The taste is always mouth watering and can't be control our self to stop eating. Around Karaikudi, whenever people cooking, usually the flavor will reach out till the next street. Especially non veg recipes. The specialty is home made masala. They mostly avoid the ready made powders and they make their own masala instantly and grind. If you get chance, try to go karaikudi surrounding villages and feel the nice aroma. Let's make the chicken gravy...

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Gongura Kadaisal/Masiyal

Gongura Kadaisal/Masiyal: The secret of our ancestors long life is always the natural and organic food habits. There were no pizza, burger, chemical ingredients, packaged food, food coloring before. They cook what was available in the surrounding. Gongura/Pulucha keerai(in Tamil) (means sour green) is one among them. It is sour in taste. It will available in villages with free of cost. There are two kind of gongura available in the market. One with slightly red in color and another one is fully green color. We can store ...

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Chettinad Prawn pepper masala

Chettinad Prawn pepper masala: Prawn has good amount of Selenium. It is good for heart since it has Omega 3 acids. Its good for teeth and bones. In Tamil it is called as Iral. In western it is called as Shrimp. There are many varieties of Prawns available in the market. Little size to Lobster size. Now we will make Chettinad prawn pepper Curry.

Ingredients:

Prawn/Shrimp/Iral – 300gm

Tomato – 1

Onion – 1

Garlic pods – 3

Dry Red chilli – 2

Cinnamon – ½ inch

Cloves – 4

Green cardamon - 2

Red chilli powder – 1 tsp

Cor...

Stir-fried Asparagus

Stir-fried Asparagus: Asparagus is one of the best vegetables which has vitamin, protein and minerals. It is basically a root category vegetable. In tamil it is called as “ThanneerVittan Kizhangu”. This can be cooked raw or slightly cooked. It is available in two colors white and green. Green color is the most widely used Asparagus. Today we will make stir-fried Asparagus.

Ingredients:

Asparagus – 1 bunch

Dry Red chilli – 3

Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp

Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp

Coriander powde...

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Pumpkin/Parangikai Masiyal

Pumpkin/Parangikai Masiyal: I would say that Pumpkin fruit is a special across the world. Pumpkin is being used for Halloween decoration in front of the western houses during the October. Also, the yellow pumpkin flower is used in front of houses as a ritual decoration in South India in the Tamil month called Margazhi . December and January months are known as winter months in the tropical countries. They are the months when germs spread easily and cause diseases. To avoid and escape from these diseases, our ancestors foll...

Pressure cooked Chicken Briyani

Pressure cooked Chicken Briyani: Why do we need to worry about Dum for making Briyani. Alternative way is there to make tasty chicken briyani by using Pressure cooker and it is easy.

Ingredients:

Chicken leg pieces – 5 ( You can use chicken )

Rice – 1 – ½ cup (Basmati rice preferable. I used normal raw rice)

Onion – 1

Tomato – 1

Curd or Yogurt – 2 tsp

Eggs – 3 (Optional)

Green chilli – 3

Lemon – ½

Fennel seeds – 1 tsp

Poppy seeds – ½ tsp

Coriander and mint leaves – 4 tsp

Cloves – 5

Cinnamon – 1 inch

Ginger garli...

Friday, 17 June 2016

Simple Spicy Mushroom Masala Dry/Curry

Simple Spicy Mushroom Masala Dry/Curry: Today I decided to consume low fat, vitamin B and D rich food and suitable for chappathi. Mushroom curry. Let's see this simple recipe.

Ingredients:

Mushroom – 300g

Onion -1

Tomato - 1

Green chilli – 2

Ginger garlic paste – ¾ tsp

Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Red chilli powder – 1 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1tsp

Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp

Garam masala – ½ tsp

Thyme – ½ tsp

Oil for seasonings

Salt for taste

Steps:

Wash the mushroom thoroughly and cut into cubes.



Make the tomato into puree.

Heat 2 ...

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Cucumber used for various therapeutic – Natural medicine

Cucumber used for various therapeutic – Natural medicine: Cucumber has medicinal properties of curing few diseases including blood pressure, Joint Pain. It has 95% of water content which is rich nutrient than normal water. It helps to normalize body temperature and water in the body. It will help to discharge toxins from the body.

The vitamins, manganese, potassium, silicon minerals in it helps to protect skin. Recent Research confirmed thatLariciresinol ,Pinoresinol , Secoisolariciresinol, lignans compounds in it helps to avoid cancers. Potassium,...

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Long beans/Karamani/payathangai/Cowpea Poriyal

Long beans/Karamani/payathangai/Cowpea Poriyal: Cowpea or Payathangai remind my childhood days in my village. After school time over, we gone for picking this Cowpea for our snack. In fact we steal this cowpea from others farm. It's a fun right! Its a semiarid crop and drought tolerant. During rainy season its being harvested across the world. I can strongly say, it was being used as one of the snack in villages(many varieties. I may include them later). When we gone for shopping last week, I found this long beans in the market. So I decided ...

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Simple Vanilla Cake Recipe

Simple Vanilla Cake Recipe: I just wanted to try some baking recipes. So I made my first Vanilla Cake and it turned out really well. Let's see how I made this cake.

Ingredients:

All purpose flour – 1-1/2 cup

Powder sugar – ¾ cup

Milk or Cream – ¾

Unsalted butter – 1 stick

Egg – 2

Vanilla essence – 2 tsp

Baking powder – 1 tsp

Salt – ½ tsp

Oil – 2 tsp

Steps:

Sieve the all purpose floor into a bowl. Smash the butter and mix with the all purpose floor.



Now add sugar powder and milk or cream on it and mix it tog...

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Simple Lauki Bharta / Suraikai Dry / Bottle Gourd Dry – Punjabi Style

Simple Lauki Bharta / Suraikai Dry / Bottle Gourd Dry – Punjabi Style: Bottle Gourd is mostly available vegetable from the market. It has much water content in it and very good for health. There is lot of nutrients available in it. We will make simple Lauki Bharta which is famous in Punjab today. It will go well with Chapathi and rice.

Ingredients:

Grated bottle gourd - 1 cup

Chopped onion – 1

Desi ghee – 2 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Chilli powder – 1 tsp

Turmeric powder – ½ tsp

Garam masala – ½ tsp

Salt as per taste

Coriander leaves for garnishing

Steps:

...

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Lachha paratha or parota

Lachha paratha or parota: Lachha parota or paratha is one of the main street food in South India. Particularly, in Tamilnadu. I can say that this is one of the cheapest food that can fill the stomach easily. Every one likes this paratha along with Chalna/Kurma. Mainly smell of this chalna will pull the people forcefully into the street restaurants. Most of the people won't try this lachha paratha in home because they think that getting the layers is very difficult. But, it's not true. We can make it in home very easily. ...

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Coconut Water Benefits

Coconut Water Benefits: The amount of sodium and potassium in coconut water abundant than in any other food items. Coconut water obviously prescribed for heart patients. They can able to get pure potassium only from coconut water. But, if they have kidney problems, we should not give them coconut water. It may endanger to their life if we provide during kidney problems.

A lot of people having wrong impression that drinking coconut water is good to drink on en empty stomach in the morning. But, its wrong. Between bre...

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Banana stem medicinal benefits

Banana stem medicinal benefits:  
It has much water content and fiber. It has sugar content as well. It will reduce cholesterol , cure stomach ulcers, irritation of the urination flow. It will help to dissolve excess muscles and reduce fat.
Banana stem is best medicine for blood pressure. It will help to dissolve kidney stones.

Since banana stem is cold in nature, needs to avoid yogurt or butter milk when we have in diet. Cut banana stem into very small cubicles and boil with black pepper, cumin seeds, garlic, salt and le...

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Miracles of fig tree!!!

Miracles of fig tree!!!: Figs tree is considered as one of the divine tree in South India. Generally, our ancestors made habit of doing Veneration, if the tree or something fully has medicinal properties. For example, Neem tree is considered for doing veneration due to its medicinal properties. Another example is Tulsi. Figs grow well in clay soil and watersheds. Fig tree is one of the main medicine in Ayurveda. Fig tree has the properties of leaving white color liquid similar to milk. Its flower will not be visible o...

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Beetroot Poriyal (Beetroot Ki Subji)

Beetroot Poriyal (Beetroot Ki Subji): Beetroot is easily available vegetables/root all the time. We can make many recipes using this beetroot like subji, halwa, poriyal, sambar, curry, etc. The specialty of this root is its color which is very good for producing blood in the body. Lets make the subji /poriayl using this beetroot.

Ingredients:

Beetroot – 2

Onion - 1

Bay leaf – 2

Cumin seeds – 2 tsp

Ghee – 3 tsp

Red chilli powder – 1tsp

Turmeric powder – ½ tsp

Coriander powder – 1tsp

Salt for taste

Grated Coconut– 3 tsp

Co...

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Get rid off the pimple acne/scares

Get rid off the pimple acne/scares: Natural face mask to get rid off scares caused by pimples. It's normal to get pimples during adolescence by hormonal variations. To cure these scares caused by pimples, there are natural medicines(home remedies) available. Its better to use these home remedies instead of applying chemical creams. If we use these remedies, the scares and pimples will disappear and also face will be get fresh and glow. Now let's see few tips to get rid off pimples and black scares caused by pimples.

Dill leave...

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Cluster beans/ Kothavarangai/ Goru Chikkudukaya Poriyal(Vepudu)

Cluster beans/ Kothavarangai/ Goru Chikkudukaya Poriyal(Vepudu): Cluster beans is one of the best inter crop during the winter season. Our traditional people used to harvest this cluster beans and use for making the dry recipes which used to go well with soaked water rice, Millet porridge, etc. If it is excess, they dry in sunlight and stored it for later use. Whenever required, they made deep fry and used as side dish. Today we will see the Cluster beans poriyal/vepudu.

Ingredients:

Cluster beans – 250 gm

Onion – 1

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Urad dal – 1 ts...

Friday, 25 March 2016

Orange has the power to prevent hair flake/hair fall/hair break

Orange has the power to prevent hair flake/hair fall/hair break: Orange fruits used to be available for cheap price during the winter season. Winter is the best season for these fruits. Many people will buy much at this time and store.

Accordingly, it is filled with large amounts of nutrients. In addition to eating these fruit, if we maintain hair using orange, your hair will be very healthy and strong without any problem. Can not be able to believe? Try using the orange fruit as below and you will understand the power of orange. If you use Orange fruit, ...

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Newyork Chicken over rice

Newyork Chicken over rice: If we go to Newyork city, no need to worry about food. Because we will have the many option like small to big restaurants and road side cart foods. Newyork city is well know for its unique style food called Chicken over rice/Mutton Over rice. For a try we made it it home kitchen with the same steps and it turn out very very good. And the taste fantastic. So no longer need to go to Newyork for chicken over rice further. Let's see how to make.
Three steps involved to make this recipe.



Stir fri...

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Pearl onion/Shallots, big onion, white onion – Medicinal Benefits!

Pearl onion/Shallots, big onion, white onion – Medicinal Benefits!: We know that there are pearl onion and big onion. Many of us not aware that there is one more type of onion available in the market called White onion. Among these three, pearl onion is the one has medicinal benefits.

Eating a raw pearl onion followed by drinking little warm water will reduce the cold and heal completely. It will heal dysury and strangury as well.

During heart palpitations also we can follow the same method of eating a raw pearl onion and drinking warm water. We can do thi...

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Smashed Yam (Karunai Kizhangu) Curry

Smashed Yam (Karunai Kizhangu) Curry: In Tamil “Karunai” means “Kindness” . Its not stopped just in name. It is very healthy for human. It gives kindness to cure many diseases. We would have seen just deep fry or dry recipe using this Yam. For the difference we will make Curry. Tamarind is must with Yam since yam will make the tongue itchy. Adding tamarind will avoid. Let's see how to make.
Ingredients:
Yam – 7 small
Shallot onion– 10 to 15
Tomato – 1
Red chilli – 3
Red chilli powder – 2 tsp
Tamarind – 1 gooseberry size
Turmeric pow...

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Kerala Style Brinjal/Egg Plant/Katharikkai Curry

Kerala Style Brinjal/Egg Plant/Katharikkai Curry: Kerala recipes are special since these are made using coconut oil and very simple. Our cooking concept is if we use less ingredients in the recipe, it will give more taste. We wanted to take Kerala style curry today for dinner with Chapati. So, lets make the authentic kerala style egg plant curry.
Ingredients:
Brinjal/Egg plant – 8
Onion – 1
Tomato – 1
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Red chilli powder – 2tsp
Coriander powder – 1tsp
Garam masala – 1tsp
Turmeric powder – 2 tsp
Cinnamon stick – 1 inch
Coconut ...

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Brahmin Style Spinach Gravy

Brahmin Style Spinach Gravy: Tamil Brahmin's make recipe in unique style, flavor and taste. Also the recipe will be very healthy. I tried Spinach gravy in the same style and end result is awesome. Lets see how to make.
Ingredients:
Spinach – 1 bunch
Moong dal – ¼ cup
Onion – 1
Tomato -1
Red chilli – 3
Green chilli - 3
Curry leaves – 1 spring
Cumin powder – 1 tsp
Black pepper powder – ½ tsp
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Ground Peanut powder – 5 tsp
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
cumin seed – 1tsp
Urad dal – 1 tsp
Ghee – 2 tsp
Salt for tas...

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Joyful life by Curd/Yogurt

Joyful life by Curd/Yogurt: Yogurt is the best food for nutrients, protein, calcium, etc.

Yogurt contains large amounts of protein which is easy to digest. Only 12 percent of milk can be digested in an hour. But 91 percent of yogurt will be digested in an hour. Much Good bacteria available in Yogurt helps to increase the digestion.

The good bacteria is a triggering agent for body to absorb vitamin B from the foods.

Head massage with yogurt relieve from dandruff troubles and gives nice sleep.

Consuming butter milk ...

Sunday, 28 February 2016

10 medicinal benefits of Snake Gourd

10 medicinal benefits of Snake Gourd: It's not good to cook well matured snake gourd. It's always better to choose young or slightly matured from the market.

Snake gourd will cure the problem of masculinity. It will increase the sexual feelings.
Those who are having thinner body can consume snack gourd in their diet often to get fat body.
Snack gourd will remove the Digestive troubles and trigger the hungry.
It has the capacity to heal intestinal wound. Who has Peptic ulcer, sore throat can follow snack gourd in their diet...

Friday, 26 February 2016

Street Food Egg Kheema(Dhaba style)

Street Food Egg Kheema(Dhaba style): Egg kheema is one of the famous recipe available from Indian street's or road side restaurants. It is a Dhaba recipe. Usually it will be made instantly. May be within 10 minutes. Ok. let's bring the Dhaba style Egg kheema to our home kitchen today.
Ingredients:
Boiled Eggs – 3
Onion – 1
Curry leaves – 1 spring
Coriander leaves – 2 spoon
Chiili powder – ½ tsp
Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
Coriander powder – ½ tsp
Black pepper powder – ¼ tsp
Garam masala – ½ tsp
Cumin powder – ½ tsp
Salt to taste
Oil fo...

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Greatness of the Potato Juice

Greatness of the Potato Juice: Basic needs of the human life are food, clothing and lodging. Among these foods in the first place ever. We like to prepare food in many varieties, many ways and in different names. One of the favorite ingredient for children to Adults is the Potato crop which is being harvested on the hillside. India is the second largest producer of potatoes in the world. Potato is one of the preferable food across world. The reason is many crispy snack's product produced using the potato across world.

Imp...

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Greenchilli(PachaiMilagai) Mandi – Chettinad special soup (Kuzhambhu)

Greenchilli(PachaiMilagai) Mandi – Chettinad special soup (Kuzhambhu): One of the secret behind the taste of traditional Tamilnadu village sambar or Kuzhambu recipe is the Mandi. Mandi is nothing but the excess water collected from the rice soaking/washing process. In Tamilnadu this water is called “Kalani thanni” and at chettinad this water being called as Mandi. Soaking the tamarind in this water for 15 minutes and making curry recipes will give the fantastic taste for the recipe. Ok. Let's see the one of the famous recipe today using this Mandi.
Ingredien...

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Adai – Tanjore Special

Adai – Tanjore Special: Adai is one of the most popular breakfast or dinner recipe in South India. Sometimes people used to make for evening snack. I have seen recently the unique way of making Adai at Tanjore. It will be crispy. So, thought to try at home and share to you. Let's see.
Ingredients:
Boiled rice – 1 cup
Chana dal – ½ cup
Onion – 1
Curry leaves – 1 spring
Grated coconut – 3 tsp
Red chilli – 2
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Urad dal – 4 tsp
Salt for taste
Oil for seasoning and for making Adai
Ste...

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Simple Kale green(Parattai Keerai in Tamil) with Lentil

Simple Kale green(Parattai Keerai in Tamil) with Lentil: Kale green looks little ugly and will have very slight bitter in taste after cooked. But when we go for the vegetable markets this green look highlight. So in general most of us would not prefer this green. But this is very rich in nutrition. Also after cooking along with lentil the bitter taste will go away. Lets make very simple and quick Kale curry with Lentil.
Ingredients:
Kale – one bunch
Toor dal – ¼ cup
Garlic – 5 to 6 pods
Fennel seeds – 1 tablespoon
Mustard seeds – 1 tablespoon
Urad dal...

Friday, 29 January 2016

Okra/Ladies Finger/Bhendi– Best solution for dissolve cholesterol

Okra/Ladies Finger/Bhendi– Best solution for dissolve cholesterol: Okra's all parts like nut, leaf, seed and root are having full of medicinal properties. Much fiber in it helps to dissolve the cholesterol, and resolve the constipation disease. It cleanses the intestinal and get rid of Cacosmia.

If some one not feeling well due to constipation or fever, we can make soup with tender okra with butter milk(More Kuzhambu) and can be added in the diet to resolve them. Having tender okra juice with sugar will resolve cough, dysury and irritability etc.

Ladyfinge...

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Traditional Food Idli/Rice Cake Secrets!!

Traditional Food Idli/Rice Cake Secrets!!: Idli/Rice Cake is one of the breakfast item which south Indian eat often. Most of us don't aware what all are the hidden benefits in it? Let's get to know together now.

We are Soaking rice, Urad (black gram) dal and making into batter. Then leaving the batter for overnight and making in to nice Idli Dosa for breakfast. It was recently confirmed that this is the best double nutritional food.

Vitamins, Fiber, Iron, Calcium and Phosphorus in the rice and Urad dal act as antitoxin medicine. Du...

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Potato Rosti for evening snack within 10 minutes

Potato Rosti for evening snack within 10 minutes: Every one prefer tasty snack which can be made in very short time. So, today
we will make very easy and can be made with easily available items in your kitchen. Lets make Potato Rosti. The below one serve for one.
Ingredients:
Potato – 1
Egg – 1
Chilli powder – 1 tsp
Black pepper powder – ½ tsp
Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
Garam masala – ¼ tsp
Onion – ¼
Butter – 1 tsp
Salt as per your taste
Steps:
Peel out the skin of the potato and shred into very thin.
Chop the onion.
Crack the egg and add into ...

Friday, 22 January 2016

Banana/Plantain/Vazhaikkai pal curry – Trichy Style

Banana/Plantain/Vazhaikkai pal curry – Trichy Style: Trichy is famous for Malaikottai, Srirangam, etc. Off course for banana harvesting as well. Banana pal curry is one of the famous and popular recipe at Trichy. Let's see how we can make it.
Ingredients:
Banana – 2
Pearl onion – ½ cup
Coconut milk – 1 cup
Grated coconut – ½ cup
Green chilli – 7
Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
Cinnamon stick – ½ inch
Cloves – 5 to 6
Crushed Fennel seed - 1 tsp
Curry leaves – 1 spring
Salt as required
Coconut oil for seasoning
Steps:
Peal out the raw banana outer skin and ...

Monday, 18 January 2016

Fish Podimas/ Burji

Fish Podimas/ Burji: We used to take egg burji/podimas frequently. But, for a change I tried with Burji with Fish(Tilapia). The result came out very good. It is very easy to make it and we can make it in very less time. It is a very good evening snack and can be go with as any side. Lets make it now.
Ingredients:
Tilapia fillet – 2
Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Black pepper powder – 1 tsp
Fish masala – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Curry leaves – 1 spring
salt for taste
Oil for fry
Steps
Wash fi...

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Egg Kalakki

Egg Kalakki: Kalakki is one of the famous Tamilnadu road side dish. Most of the small fast food and small paratha restaurant prepare instantly and provide this hot kalakki. This is my one of the favorite recipe I used to order along with dosa and paratha. Let's make it in my kitchen today.
Ingredients:
Egg – 1
Chopped onion – very little
oil – 1 tsp
Salt as required
Steps:
Break egg and beat with little salt.

Heat a pan and add oil. Once pan little hot enough, spray the beaten egg.

Just immediately squeez...

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Ridge gourd skin Thuvayal (Hard chutney)

Ridge gourd skin Thuvayal (Hard chutney): Usually, many of us throwing the ridge gourd skin while cooking. We can make the very tasty chutney or Thuvayal which will be good for rice , dosa or water rice etc. Also we can store this for 4 to 5 days easily. So dont waste the skin of ridge gourd going forward. Lets see how to make it.
Ingredients:
Ridge gourd Skin
Dry red chilli – 4
Tamarind - 1 gooseberry size
Salt for taste
Oil for seasoning
Steps:
Take the skin alone from the ridge gourd

Heat a oil in a pan. Once oil hot add ridge gourd...

Friday, 15 January 2016

Ridge Gourd Fry

Ridge Gourd Fry: Ridge gourd is easily available vegetables in the Indian market. Different kind of recipes can be made with this. Lets make a very simple and very time effective fry today.
Ingredients:
Ridge gourd – 1
Onion – 1
Mustard seeds – 1tsp
Urad dal – 1 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1tsp
Curry leaves – 1 spring
Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
Rice dal powder(Podi) – 2 tsp
Sesame Oil for seasoning
Salt as required
Steps:
Peel the edges of the ridge gourd and slightly peel t...

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Ivy Gourd/Tindora – Natural Medicine & Good remedies for tooth pain Stomatitis

Ivy Gourd/Tindora – Natural Medicine & Good remedies for tooth pain Stomatitis: Ivy Gourd/ Tindora , is a vine category plant. It will grow in all the parts of India. It will have layers of three leaves or five leaves. All the parts like leaf, fruit, raw Ivy, root are having medicinal value. According to the documents Indigenous people in India used Ivy Gourd as medicine for many diseases. It is very important medicine for Diabetes. One of the clinical research told that enzyme called glucose 6-phosphate from the leaf and raw ivy gourd, act on liver and reduce blood sugar...

Monday, 11 January 2016

Bitter gourd curry – Kerala style

Bitter gourd curry – Kerala style: Kerala recipes are popular for the unique taste and different style of cooking. Mostly they never use powders in the curry and it has the flavor of coconut oil. Today going to be bitter gourd curry in my blog.
Ingredients:
Bitter gourd – 4
Red chilli – 6
Chana dal – 2 tsp
Fennel seeds –1 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Urad dal – 1 tsp
Curry leaves – 1 spring
Grated coconut – 3 tsp
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Salt
Tamarind – 1 gooseberry size
Coconut oil
Steps:
Cut the bitter gourd like in snap. Mix turmeri...

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Medicinal benefits of Banana Flower!!

Medicinal benefits of Banana Flower!!: All parts of banana tree are useful. All Banana fruit, Banana leaf, Banana stem, Banana flower parts are useful. Particularly banana flower has much medicinal properties. Those are follows.

If you eat cooked banana flower twice in a week, it will extract out the unwanted cholesterol from the blood and remove out . Thus, it will decrease the viscosity of the blood and make sure the blood flow smoothly.
If you eat cooked banana flower, blood will observe enough oxygen and iron nutrients. It ...

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Gajar/Carrot Halwa

Gajar/Carrot Halwa: I wanted to eat some sweet today evening which is homemade and simple. So decided to make Gajar halwa. This is very easy recipe to make and mouth watering. Just used the pressure cooker for making this delicious desert.
Ingredients:
Carrot – 500 gram. (Do use the hard carrot) around 6 to 7 will be there.
Milk – 2 cup
Sugar – 2 cup
Ghee – 5 tsp
Cashew nuts – ¼ cup
Raisin – 2 tsp
Steps:
Grate the carrot with the thin holes of shredder. So that, it will be very smooth and nice.
Take the grated carr...

Monday, 4 January 2016

Roadside vegetable paratha Salan

Roadside vegetable paratha Salan: I don't think nobody say 'No' to the roadside Paratha salan. Everybody likes. When we walk on the city streets in south India, we can smell nice aroma from almost every small restaurants, because of the salan. Its hard to get the same where I am in. So decided to make myself and end result is fantastic. Also it is homemade. Shall we prepare now?
Ingredients:
Onion – 1
Pearl onion – 10
Tomato – 2
Green chilli – 3
Curry leaves – 1 spring
Cashew Nut – 8
Poppy seeds – 1 tsp
Green Cardamon – 4
Cinna...

Sunday, 3 January 2016

What oil is good for health?

What oil is good for health?: Before everyone told that coconut and sesame oil has much fat and not good for health. Then people told refined oil is good for health. Then people asked to move to sunflower oil. Then bran oil.
Now everyone advise to taking olive oil which is imported from Europe. So, Everyone one's question is that which oil is good for health?
Sesame seed was the one our ancestors used from the BC 3rd century. There are medicinal notes written in our ancestors books as well. Sesame oil is the one our ances...

Friday, 1 January 2016

Spinach Puree – Western style

Spinach Puree – Western style: Its boring to make the spinach recipe with the lentils always. Lets try something different style of cooking spinach today. This is the very healthiest food. Can be served with rice and any kind of wheat breads or we can eat separately as well with little yogurt.
Let's see how to make now.
Ingredients:
Spinach – 1 bunch or pack.
All purpose flour – 1 tsp
Garlic pods – 5
Egg – 1
Red Chilli powder – 1 tsp
black Pepper powder – 1tsp
Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
Coriander powder – 1tsp
Whole Milk – 1 cup...

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