Chettinad Kalaan Vazhaippoo Kuzhambhu
Hurray!Time for a guest post!Meet Mrs.Raadhikaa Anandan who is a vlogger at RJ’s Easy Cooking. She is one lovable, humble and a very sweet person the blogging world has given me. We met through Facebook and when I approached for the guest post recipe I felt I found a good friend. Her recipes are very unique and you will find umpteen healthy and very unique recipes with detailed video here Do visit her youtube channel and follow her amazing and interesting recipes. She took so much efforts in preparing this guest post by making several attempts to try different recipes and give me the best. She ensured to also go my blog’s purpose by avoiding all white ingredients in her recipe.Thank you dear. Wishing you a great journey ahead.
Ladies Finger Curry:
Ufff …One more recipe with coconut milk-Ladies Finger Coconut Milk Curry/Gravy.I have tasted this version of kuzhambhu in several places but I never managed to guess the recipe right. I really wanted to give it a try because it tastes heavenly and it is a versatile side dish. After so many trials I finally landed up with this version and I really like it. This is the only Kuzhambhu I would love to have even in more quantity. Yeah.. I am not a lover of gravies for rice and I take very less quantity of rice when it is kuzhambu and take more when it is a variety rice. I somehow grew like that!!So making side dish for rice is always a head ache to me and I make the usual sambhar/puli kuzhambu stuffs only once a month. But this okra coconut milk gravy is an exception I should say. I love making it again and again and again. My helper at Cochin once tasted this and said their cuisine has a similar traditional dish called “Mappas” in which they use ladies finger,mutton and other meat items. Dear fellow friends from Kerala do try and let me know if it matches mappas?I have never tasted this when I was it Kerala. You can use this as a side dish to idly/ dosa/ appam/ idiyappam/ rice/ roti. Would you not love to make such a dish which is an all-rounder and believe me it is so easy too? Continue reading “LADIES FINGER COCONUT MILK CURRY|VENDAIKKAI THENGAI PAAL KUZHAMBHU”
I invite pure vegetarian recipes with mushrooms/soya chunks as guest posts for my blog on account of my 100 th post publishing. I had already extended an invite to fellow bloggers,friends and family. Whoever is interested ,please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with ingredients,detailed recipe and step by step images(at-least one final image). I will be happy and honoured to post the same in my blog. Continue reading “MUSHROOM MANCHURIAN”
Kerala Kadala Curry:
Kadala Curry with puttu/aapam/idiyappam is one of the yummiest and very common breakfast combos of Kerala. These combos are so filling and very healthy too. I have tried n number of variations of this recipe but this one was loved by my hubby(My MasterChef) , so posting it here. There is one more reason to post. This is the only time I had captured the entire recipe with a decent final picture. Most of the times, I miss clicking step by step pictures because of my rapid cooking sessions. Being a mother of a toddler I had always thought of quickly finishing kitchen works and rushing to see what my son was upto.I hear him cry/scream/fall/break/throw only when I am engaged with any work. But actually, he would be silently doing his job. This is not imagination but hallucination(Effect of Bigg Boss) associated with MOTHERHOOD(LOL).I am sure every mommy would undergo this daily. I definitely should agree that I am not a great photographer or an excellent food stylist. I am more of a person who looks for the health quotient of a dish rather than the looks.I am very gradually improving myself and trying to learning to click better. Thanks to each and everybody who is continuously motivating me in this journey of learning. Coming to the recipe,I served this with Bajra/Pearl Millet/Kambu Idiyappam/String Hoppers.It was so tasty and very filling.If you get a chance to visit Kerala don’t miss their delicacies.Oh how I miss Kerala and my dear neighbours!
Tofu/Soy Paneer- This is an alternative to paneer for all vegan/lactose intolerant people. Tofu is made from soy milk just as the way paneer is made from animal milk.I tried making tofu once at home and I gave up because it took a lot of time (may be my procedure needed more fine tuning). I once grabbed a tofu packet to just give it a try and all that I made was this quick Burji.Tofu is rich in protein ,low in calories but contains a lot of other vitamins and minerals.Tofu is safe as long as it is non-GMO and you are not allergic to soy protein. You can use tofu instead of paneer in any recipe. This tofu burji is so simple to make and it serves as an excellent side dish for rotis, filling for rolls,sandwiches. Continue reading “TOFU BURJI”
TOMATO/THAKKALI THOKKU & CHAPATHI DOUGH MAKING WITH LESS KNEADING(AUTOLYSIS METHOD)
Onion & tomato Thokku along with roti/chapathi/phulkha is an excellent combination and a no fail recipe in our family.This time I tried making chapathi using Autolysis Method which helps in reducing the kneading effort .I can hear you asking what it is… Here we go with the details of this.Long back, post few days of wedding when we had a family discussion during dinner and my father in law was elaborating a quick way he had learnt during his NSS camps and had asked me to give a try whenever possible as it would reduce my efforts. This is what he said to me,add half the amount of warm water to the flour(wheat) by just making deep hollow space in vessel containing wheat flour and just cover up the water with the flour just as we play with sand. Cover and let it for 30 minutes. Give a quick mix/knead and make rotis. I have always seen my in laws doing this but I have never given a thought of doing it.Recently I learnt from my school friend that this is such an easy way make chapathi/roti/phulkha and it is called “AUTOLYSIS” and I gained more confidence as I referred here.Yes…It took me almost 2.5 years to give a try and now I am always following this recipe to make roti.Believe me !The result was a perfect success. It might take you 2 or 3 trials to fix up on the right ratios as the wheat flour each of us use might differ.A few more insights about autolysis method which I read across before trying. Autolysis on a general term refers to destruction of a cell by its own enzymes or in just a word it is “self splitting”.When it comes to baking or kneading dough it means enzymes in the flour (amylase and protease)start breaking down starch and protein in the flour.Ok OK.. Let me stop here and get into the recipes. Continue reading “TOMATO/THAKKALI THOKKU & CHAPATHI DOUGH MAKING WITH LESS KNEADING(AUTOLYSIS METHOD)”
In recent days I have been so irregular in my blogging owing to illness in the family and many unexpected travels. I hope to fine tune everything and regularise blogging in the near future. Today’s recipe is from Punjabi Cuisine and I had noted the recipe from a TV channel long back as it seemed so rich as well as very simple to prepare. I just gave it try yesterday as I had paneer in my stock too. I just made few modifications to suit the family’s taste buds.I hope you will also enjoy this rich and creamy gravy. Continue reading “PANEER MAKHANI”
Multicolor Mushroom Masala
Time for a guest post from my college mate Anne Helena. She is a lovely and energetic woman I have in my life. The fun we had at college was enormous . She is a multi talented personality and a very positive person. She has her own blog “http://annehelenadevasahayam.blogspot.in/”
I invite pure vegetarian recipes with mushrooms/soya chunks as guest posts for my blog on account of my 100 th post publishing. I had already extended invite to fellow bloggers,friends and family. Whoever is interested ,please write to me at email@example.com with ingredients,detailed recipe and step by step images(at-least one final image). I will be happy and honoured to post the same in my blog.
Without more words from me,let us get into the interesting recipe. Continue reading “Multicolor Mushroom Masala”