Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Power Wrap Chapathi with Soy Flakes

This one is my favorite break-fast dish, as i can prepare this within 15-20 minutes and a healthy one too. i prepare this roll frequently for morning break-fast, as my hubby can't say, "i dont have time". it just takes  minutes to push this into the mouth, between its also becomes a balanced one.

Ideal to pack these chapati rolls for lunch box, along with some fruits and a juice or butter milk.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Masoor Dal

Masoor Dal is another Dal variety, which gets cooked so fast and it tastes great when made as dal. I tried this Masoor dal, starting off with simple south indian dal recipe using tomatoes and green chillies. it can also be cooked adding garam masala to it. there is also a recipe for masoor dal briyani, which i got to try soon.
The colour of the dal is in peech or pink and orange mixed colour. but when cooked it just looked like our normal split yellow moong dal.


 Tomato                                                                                           1
 Green Chilli's                                                                    2 slitted vertically
 Mustard                                                                                      1/2 spoon
 Masoor Dal                                         1/4 cup(pressure cooked and mashed)
 Garlic                                                                                  2 cloves(sliced)
 Curry leaves                                                                                       8
 Corriander leaves                                                                         to garnish
 Lemon juice                                                                                 2 spoons
 Turmeric powder                                                                             a pinch


Cook the Masoor dal upto 4 whistles in the pressure cooker. then in a kadai, leave two spoons of oil, when it gets heated, add mustard seeds, when it crack's, add the Garlic slices,curry leaves and the slitted green chilli's, saute them and add the tomato slices and fry them. Now add salt, turmeric powder, a pinch and mix. add the mashed masoor dal to it and add enough water for the consistency you may require. garnish it with corriander leaves. Add the lemon juice before serving.
It goes well with chapathi and Hot Rice.


It tasted pretty perfect. My hubby liked it a lot..

 can anyone tell this healthy taking on daily basis? and why are we not using this masoor dal so much like our other tuvar and moong dal?

Sunday, July 27, 2008

My Recipe List

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CHUTNEY / THOKKU [Side Dish for Idli / Dosa's]:

Tomato Chutney

Onion Chutney

Kothamalli Chutney

Green Chutney for Sandwitch

Kothamalli Thokku

Carrot Thuvaiyal

Chinna Vengaya Thokku

Kathrikaai Chutney

Thakkali Gosthu

Puthina Thuvayal




Araichivitta Sambhar

Chettinaad Potato Sambhar

Vazhathandu Sambhar

Coconut Milk Sambhar

Mango & Drumstick Sambhar

Sambhar Sadham

Seppankizhangu Sambhar


side dish


Malai Kofta

Paneer Butter Masala

Palak Paneer

Chilli Paneer Gravy

Pindi Channa

Vegetable Gravy

Thai Massaman Curry with Eggplant and Potato

Aloo Gobi

Chettinaad Mushroom Masala

Chilli Paneer

Okra Urad Dal Sabzi

Pakodi Kadhi

Soy Korma

Soy Kaima Curry

Baby Aloo Curry

Wrap with Soy Flakes

Capsi-Paneer Curry

Gatte Ki Sabzi




Gajar Ka Halwa

Kaju Katli / Cashew Burfi

Kaju Roll / Cashew Roll

Mango Phirni

Coconut Jaggery Laddu

Beetroot Sweet Pachadi

Mysore Pak

Ashoka Halwa

Carrot Halwa


Rava Poli

Sakkara Pongal

Pori Urundai

Gulab Jamun Tip's





Vegetable Biryani

Karivepilai Sadham

Sambhar Sadham

Thayir Sadham / Curd Rice

Egg Fried Rice

Spicy Tomato Rice

Egg Biryani 

Paneer Mint Rice

Veg Fried Rice

Carrot Rice

Carrot Manga Rice

Peas Pulao

Cumin Rice

Bisi Bele Bath

Tomato Rice

Puthina Rice

Coconut Rice

Curd Rice




Thakkali Kuzhambu

Vatha Kuzhambu with Thengaai Paal

Mushroom Curry

Murungakkai Oorppu

Kathirikkai Kara Kuzhambu

Thengai Aracha Kuzhambu

Pacha Manga Curry

Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambhu

Mochai Curry

Sundakka Vatha Kuzhambhu

Poondu/Garlic Curry

Brinjal Curry / Enna Kathrikkai Kuzhambhu

Spicy Aloo Curry

Sundu Curry

Garlic Pepper Curry

Drumstic & Eggplant Curry

Vatha Kuzhambhu


Lunch Platter


Lunch Platter - 1

Lunch Platter - 2

Lunch Platter - 3

Lunch Platter - 4

Lunch Platter - 5

Lunch Platter - 6

Lunch Platter - 7

Lunch Platter - 8




Oats Porridge with Palm Candy - Oats Porridge / Oats Kanji

Oats Dosa

Oats Buttermilk / Oats Morkoozh

Cracked Wheat Khichdi / Godhuma Upma

Kezhvaragu Murungai Keerai Adai / Ragi Roti

Mudakatraan Dosa

Chapathi Wrap


Rava Idli

Semiya Upma

Kothamalli Thokku with Rava Idli

Dosa and Chettinaad Sambhar

Chutney for Sandwitch




Beetroot Kootu

Baby Corn Poriyal

Banana Flower Usili

Ivy Gourd Fry with almonds

Kovakkai Poriyal

Suran Roast

Kathrikkai Poriyal

Seppankizhangu Poriyal


evening tiffin


Lauki Kofta

Kaima Idli

Puffed Rice Sweet Balls

Aval / Poha Mixture

Peanut coated Aloo Cutlet

Sprout Brown Chickpea Vadai

Trial Vadai

Ragi Adai

Baking Recipe's

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Pumpkin Pie - My First Pie

Cinnamon Cookies

Chocolate Walnut Brownie

Baked Pasta with White Sauce

Microwave Eggless Coconut Raisin Scones

Microwave Chocolate Cake

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Learnt Lesson's on Kidney Stone's

Iam Hitting 100 post's with this one. Just wanted to make this post a most satisfying one for me and also a usefull one for my reader's and friends.

Learnt Lesson's - Kidney Stones

I was Shocked when i heared that i have traces of stone like formations in my kidney, exactly a year back. When i analysed what could be the reason, i justified its presence just because of my simple mistakes..

I dont want to give you all a thesis report on kidney stones...there are many..Check here and here for a complete go through regarding it. But i want to give some caution bell's and some remedy tips.

Regarding the Caution Bell's:

1. Are You Pregnant?---Drink adequate water
2. Are You Breast Feeding?---Drink adequate water
3. Are You not Physically active?---Have a small walk for 15-30 minutes a day
4. Are You Drinking More Milk?---Dont Drink more(above 4 glasses) of milk a day
5. Are You Getting de-hydrated by Sweating a lot without any physical movements?---Drink more water and seek doctor advise
6. Are You eating too many of tomatoes with seeds in it? In india..we say it as nattu thakkali, which has too many seeds in it.---Remove the seeds before cooking them.
7. Are you taking more protein rich food?---see to that you dont take too much of protein other than your diet needs.

Adequate Water quantity is 3 litres per day. or 8-12 glasses of water.

What all to take care if kidney stones got formed?

1. Take care not to drink more milk
2. Drink atleast 8-10 glasses of water
3. Dont take nuts, chocolates, Tomatoes(you can de-seed them and consume)
4. Dont Take Bitter Gourd
5. Dont Take Drumstick Leaves
6. Try Drinking Tender Coocnut water
7. Try Taking Greens like Sirukkerai and mulai keerai

Remedy Suggestion:

First seek medical advise, and finish a treatment course. if still you feel the pain follow the below steps..

1-day remedy:

Drink 2 glasses of tender coconut water in the morning on your empty stomach. and later after meals take an anti-biotic tablet.


Start taking plantain stem and banana flower atleast 4 days a week.plantain stem can be prepared as juice and it can be had in the empty stomach.

have a medical consultation for sure to identify what type of stone have formed and regarding the size of the stone. my remedy tips work only when the stone is of small size.

Click Vazhathandu kootu for Recipe.

vazhathandu kootu

Click Vazhapoo Usili for Recipe.

vazhai poo usili

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Line up of Banana plant Recipe's

A line-up of banana recipe's...a visual treat...

Raw Banana Bajji/Fritters

Sundu Curry with Raw banana on Banana Leaf
Raw Banana Chip's
Raw Banana curry/kuzhambhu
just follow my spicy potato curry recipe...

Friday, July 18, 2008

Vazha Poo/Banana Flower Usili

  • Banana Flower-1(Chopped finely)
  • Chana dal- 1/4 cup
  • Tuvar Dal-1/4 cup
  • Dry Red chilli-3
  • Asafoetida powder-1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder-1/4 tsp
  • Oil- 2 tbsp
  • Mustard-1/4 tsp
  • Urad dal-1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves-8
Soak the Tuvar dal, chana dal and the dry red chilli's for half an hour. then grind it along with salt, asafoetida powder to a coarse consistency. Boil the banana flower's along with turmeric powder and salt. let them cook and drain them and keep it aside.
In a kadai, heat the oil, add mustard,urad dal, curry leaves and asafoetida powder. Now add the grinded coarse paste to the kadai. let the flame be simmer and keep stirring untill the dals form like small ball's. now add the banana flower, mix well and remove from the stove. serve hot with rice. goes well with rasam.
a very unusual bowl..but usual bowl for the florets
I prepared this usili without chopping it turned out so tasty. you could feel slight bitterness in this flower, but when it is done with get's levelled.
Banana flower/vazha poo vada is my another favourite snack. check it from dhivya's cuisine.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Plantain stem(Vazhathandu) Kootu with Butter Milk

Plantain stem kootu with butter milk:

Required Items:

  • Vazhathandu/plantain stem-1(of 25 cm height)
  • Chana dal-1/4 cup..soaked for 30 minutes in warm water.
  • Green chilli-1(slitted)
  • Dry Red chilli-2
  • Curry leaves-8
  • Mustard-1/2 spoon
  • Butter milk-1 cup or Curd -6 spoons
  • Turmeric powder-a pinch


Remove the outer skin of the plantain stem and cut into small sized cube's.

Add 3 spoons of curd to half a glass of water, stir well, add salt to it and soak the plantain stem in the butter milk solution for 15 minutes in a bowl.

Now add the drained chana dal, turmeric powder and a slitted green chilli to the plantain stem and pressure cook it.(4 whistles will do).

Now season it with mustard and curry leaves. add the remaining curd and salt. mix well and serve it with hot Rice.

along with bitter gourd chips....
Plantain stem/vazhathandu is very good for health as it dissloves kidney stones, it should be cooked once a month atleast.

Soon i will post the recipe for banana flower/vazha poo usili.

Monday, July 14, 2008

World's Oldest Blogger Ms.Olive Riley Dies at her age of 108

Ms. Olive Riley was called World's oldest Blogger. she managed to post 74 post's and she even blogged 20 days before her death, from the hospital. this is what i call as Magic in Blogging.
She started Blogging four years back, she attracted more viewers through her story telling skills.
More about her is here.
Her blog allaboutolive is currently not working, so they temporarily created a new blog, where you can find her last post.
Isn't She a Great Blogger?
Let's pray for her soul to rest in peace....

image courtesy:

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Magic in Blogging

Many are addicted to blogging..The maze world were our creations are being appreciated, unknown face's turning into Friendly unknown faces, Keeping us on our toe with many event's. we participate in the events very happily and willingly. Not like unwillingly submitting out assignments to our teacher. These things really keeps moving our life happily for many of you like me i guess.

I just went missing from the blogging for past few days..and i was not even blogging regularly for the past 3 months. it is, things came upon one by one to keep me busy. i really love to say, i was busy all these days.

Now, Iam not that busy as before, but my blogging accessory, my dear camera is not with me. it flewed along with my hubby all along to paris. well my camera still works there for him..yes he is taking pictures of what he has cooked..soon expect me to post recipe's on tag for bachelor's plate.

i will use this chance to blog in some from my drafts.

We Celebrated our Son's First Birthday on 29th May... here is his birthday cake..

Thank You Trupti for passing me Yummy Blog Award.
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