Vegetable Fruit Salad is one of the salads that I make very often at home say at least once a week. When I have vegetables and fruits in surplus, I just cut them into pieces and toss them in a tablespoon of honey or just with pepper and serve. This one is super easy and requires no-cooking at all. Since it is a very easy salad, needless to say it is Gj’s favorite salad.
Prawn Fry is one of my favorite when it comes to non-vegetarian recipes. I still remember when I go to my Nadu-perippa’s house almost every Sunday, my perimma used to make Prawn Fry for lunch. She makes it so well that the taste still lingers in my mouth. Though this is not my perimma’s recipe, this recipe is very similar to hers. Very tasty and delicious. Hope you all like it!
I always wanted to post this recipe for a long time. When I was in Delaware, I used to get Vazhaipoo very often there. I buy it once in two weeks and would make Vazhaipoo Adai and Vazhaipoo Soup. Though I make this recipe often, for some reason I was postponing to post this recipe. In my subconscious mind, I would think…okay, I will buy Vazhaipoo next time and make this recipe and post it next week. It never happened. Now, the scenario has changed.
When it comes to vegetarian soup recipes, I like Tomato Soup so much. When I go to Surguru Hotel at Pondicherry, I would always order Tomato Soup. I like it more because of its creamy and rich flavor. Even when I got married, the first soup that I tried was Tomato Soup. It came out very well even when I tried it for the first time.
Here is the Gobi 65 recipe that I mentioned in my last post. Gobi 65 is a juicy and crispy dish usually served as a snack/starter. It is a famous dish like by almost everyone. Since it is a deep fry dish, I do not make it often but when I make, I usually pair it up with Vegetable Pulao or Vegetable Biryani.
Chicken 65 is my family’s favorite recipe. Before my wedding, when we have guests at home, my dad would request my mom to make Chicken 65 as starter for the guest. My mom would have a big serving plate specifically for Chicken 65. She would either make Chicken Lollipop or Chicken 65 most often. After my wedding, I do not get to eat Chicken 65 often because Gj is not so fond of deep fried food. He was brought up like that. You won’t believe in the past 10 years, I have made Chicken 65 two versions just thrice. Though both of love it so much, we do not make it at home just because it is deep fried. Chicken 65 is so delicious, juicy, and has good flavors. When you eat it, you will get a burst of flavors.
I make a variety of soups during winter season. I do not get time to click pictures and post it here. When Gj returns from work, I would serve him soup and breadsticks. Not on all days, but thrice a week. It is very difficult for me to take pictures in the evening because in my current kitchen, the light would be right above my stove. If I use flash, then all my pictures would be too bright. It is definitely a challenge for me.
I’ve been planning to post this sambar recipe for a year or so. For some reason, it never happened though I make sambar quite often at home. I have very few sambar recipes likeCapsicum Sambar,Avaraikkai Sambar,Tiffin Sambar in my blog. Day before yesterday, I made this Keerai Sambar (Grees Sambar) and wanted to post it right away. I was running out of time, so I managed to take only one or two pictures of the dish. I have used Spinach, but you can use any variety of greens you want. It goes well with rice and also as a side dish for Idli and Dosa. Here comes the recipe for Keerai Sambar…
My family loves bread a lot. Our friends used to tease us by asking, “Are you guys always sick?” because they buy bread only when they are sick. Gj loves bread because of the reason that, with bread you can make a simple breakfast to an elaborate meal. Whenever he is hungry, he would ask me to make “Bread, Butter and Jam”. Voila, he would be done with the breakfast. We always have bread at home.
Lemon Rice is our family’s all time favorite recipe. We make it very often at home especially on Saturdays when we have so many chores to do. Lemon Rice is very easy to make, and we usually have it with pickle and appalams. Whenever I have leftover rice at home, I make this quick and popular rice. It is also a great lunchbox recipe.
I am a Kabab person. I like trying out vegetarian and non-vegetarian kabab recipes. Only after moving to USA, I came to know about different varieties of kababs. When we lived in Delaware, there used to be a Pakistani restaurant near my house. They made very tasty kababs. It is there where I tasted a variety of kababs and also learned to make some.
Kara Kuzhi Paniyaram is one of my favorite recipes but I do not make it often at home. Whenever I have very little leftover idly dosa batter at home, then I make this Kara Kuzhi Paniyaram. I feel it is time consuming. It tastes so good when you have Kara Kuzhi Paniyaram along with Onion Chutney and Idly Milaga Podi.
For some reason, I always think making ginger garlic paste is kind of tough. Only for the past 4 to 5 years, I have started making ginger garlic paste at home. I make it almost everyday (i.e) I would never make it in batches and store them. I prefer fresh ginger garlic paste always. Even when I make coffee, I grind the coffee beans freshly. Now I have two babies and life has changed a lot.
If you ask me if this Apple Pears Chutney can be eaten with Idli and Dosa, my answer would me a big NO. It will not go well with any of our Dosa and Idly varieties. Recently, I saw a cookery show and one of the contestants won the title by making this Apple Pears Chutney. I had enough apples and pears at home. I wanted to try out this recipe and see how it tasted. It came out well but took about 2 hours. This chutney is the best accompaniment for cheese,panini, and crackers.
I had a packet of custard powder at home and wanted to use it for the past one month. Then I surfed for some custard powder recipes and finally came out with this simple Custard Powder Cake. It came out very well. My custard powder had mango flavor but you can use any flavor you wish. The cake was super moist, tasty and flavorful. If you want, you could also add dry fruits. Beginners can easily try out this recipe at home with even little confidence. Trust me, You will get it right!