When I was 3 months pregnant with Sanvi, I was craving for Chicken Kola Urundai. My mom came here for help, and she made this Chicken Kola Urundai the very next day itself. My God….it tasted so good. The taste still lingers in my mouth. She made it for Gj’s friends too. They simply loved it. Along with Chicken Kola Urundai, my mom made Chicken Kuzhambu, Fish Fry and Chicken Pakora. My happiness knew no bounds. We had enough, and could not resist at all. That was one of the best lunches I had in my life. When you crave so much for a dish, and all of a sudden you have so many favorite dishes in front of you, how much happy would you be??? When I think about Chicken Kola Urundai, I can only think of the lunch my mom made. You can serve the urundai with Coriander Yoghurt Raita and Mint Yoghurt Raita.
My mom loves Lychee a lot, as she used to have it when she was in Malaysia. Whenever, I go with my mom to market, when she sees Sapotta fruit, she would tell me that Lychee has also got similar appearance but would be quite small. I remember having it in Malaysia, but that was when I was 5 year old. Those days, we get Lychee very rarely in India. I heard from my friends that these days during Summer, you get lychee often. I hope most of you might have tasted the lychee fruit. Still, I can tell you that the white part of the lychee fruit tastes kind of sweet as well as refreshing. All you have to do is peel the red skin of lychee and have the white part of it. Make sure you remove the seed.
Pavakkai is my favorite veggie. I know for some of you it may sound weird. Yes, myself and Gj love Pavakkai so much especially if it is roasted or fried. I have already posted Crispy Bitter Gourd Fries recipe. I am glad that many of you liked it. This is a very similar recipe and goes well with Sambar, Rasam, Buttermilk and Curd Rice. Hope you like this recipe too.
I make egg dishes rarely at home. If I make any egg dishes, then it would be an omelette (GYM Omelette, Rice Omelette) most of the times. This Egg Kuzhambu goes well with Rice,Chappathi, Phulka and even Idli/Dosa. When I am lazy, I will make this Egg Kuzhambu so that I can serve it with rice for lunch and with Rotis for dinner. Gj loves this Egg Kuzhambu so much. I wanted to post this Egg Kuzhambu recipe for a long time. Finally I am here with this tasty Egg Kuzhambu recipe.
I should agree that I am not a lover of puli kuzhambu, but once in a while I make it for Gj. For Gj, Puli Kuzhambu should taste spicy and also have a tangy taste. In the past, I have tried several Kathirikkai Puli Kuzhambu recipes but none of them satisfied mine or Gj’s tastebuds. I tried this recipe from Chef. Jacob’s book and it tasted absolutely delicious. Both of us loved it. You can have this kuzhambu with rice and even idli/dosa. Hope you like it!
You can make podimass with almost all the veggies. I have already posted Potato Podimass recipe long time back. Now, it is time to post Vazhaipoo Podimas recipe. Vazhaipoo Podimas is one of my favorite poriyal that I make whenever I get vazhaipoo at Indian grocery stores. It goes well with Sambar, Rasam and Curd Rice.
Paruppu Payasam is one of the easiest and simplest payasam/kheer to make. I made it last week for a play date, and my guest loved it so much. Next day, they called me and said it was very tasty. I felt very happy. When you have many recipes to make on a Pooja day or when you have guest at home, then you can make this Kheer for dessert. There are many versions of Moong Dal Kheer. This is my version where I do not use coconut milk. I have just used regular milk. Paruppu Payasam is a favorite kheer throughout India. Each state call it differently in their own respective languages like Paruppu Payasam, Pesara Paruppu Payasam, Moong Dal Kheer etc. Hope you all like it too.
I love Poli so much. I have tried to make Poli few times, but most of the times it turns out good but not perfect as I expected. For me, Poli should be super soft and tasty. I have referred to many Poli recipes, but most of the methods suggested making like stuffed parathas. Recently, my neighbor who is pregnant, craved for Poli. She said her mom’s boli would taste out of the world. Though I may not be able to make polis like her mom, I wanted to make tasty polis for her. More than anything, I wanted to satisy her craving.
Vazhaipoo Vadai is one of my favorite vadais. Cleaning vazhaipoo is a time consuming task, but the dishes we make from them just taste so good. When I have vazhaipoo in my hand, I will make Vazhaipoo Adai, Vazhaipoo Kootu (Banana Blossom Curry), Vazhaipoo Podimas, Vazhaipoo Poriyal etc. I have heard my friends say that Vazhaipoo Paruppu Usili also tastes so good, but I am yet to try it. I make Vazhaipoo Vadai rarely at home because I don’t get it often and also for the reason that is deep fried. It tastes so good and perfect for a tea time snack. Your kids will also love it and eat it not knowing that it is a veggie.