Oct 1, 2015

445: Thaalatha Kuzhambhu

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I just fall more and more in love with kuzhambus. The tangy ness of these tamarind based beauties speaks to me each time I make on. This Thaalatha Kuzhaqmbhu is a traditional Brahmin preparation made with variety of vegetables. This can be had with hot rice and Gingely oil or ghee.


Tamarind                     a small lemon size
Turmeric powder          ¼ Tsp.
Asafetida  powder        ½ Tsp.
Curry Leaves                few
Coconut oil                   2 Tbsp.
Sambhar Powder           1 Tsp.
Salt                             to Taste


Yam                            1 bit
Sweet Potato               1 bit
Snake gourd                1 Bit
Carrot                         1 No.
Green Banana              1 No.
Beans                          a little
White Pumpkin             a bit
Red Pumpkin               1 bit
Eggplant                     2 no.
Capsicum                    1 no
Kothavarakkai             a little

 Fry and Powder it
Toor dhal                     2 tsp.
Urdh Dhal                    2 Tsp.
Channa dhal                 2 Tsp.
Rice                             ½ Tsp.
Red chilies                   5 no.
Coconut                       3 Tsp.

Fry all the ingredients in 1 tsp of oil and grind it in the form of powder 

For Seasoning:

Coconut oil/ Ghee        1 Tbsp.
Mustard seeds             1 Tsp.
Red chilies                  3 no.
Curry leaves                few
Coconut                      1 tbsp.


  • Soak the tamarind in hot water and extract the juice.  Add turmeric powder, salt, asafetida powder and all above the vegetables. Cook the vegetables in turmeric water.
  • Fry all masala ingredients in 1 tsp of oil and grind it in a powder.
  • Now add the powder and sambhar powder, after the vegetables are cooked.
  • Let it be in the stove till it boils.
  • Now fry the all seasonings in oil and add to the kuzhambhu.
  • Serve hot with hot rice ,pongal, and  dosai .
  • Enjoy!!

Sep 12, 2015

444: Variety of Dosas - Indian Crepe Varieties

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Dosa is a fermented crepe made from rice batter and black lentils. It is a staple dish in South Indian states.It is also popular in other parts of India, and other countries like Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Malaysia and Singapore.

If you are one among those food lovers who want to try different varieties of dosa, then be happy to know that you have too many options. This traditional food has been the favorite of all those who love cooking. Dosa offers a variety of recipes that will make it entirely different from one another. Experts who are in the cookery field say that it is possible to make even more than 100 varieties of dosa by adding, mixing or changing different ingredients.

Try this simple and easy variety of dosa recipes. I will update this page constantly, whenever I add a new dosa recipe. This dosais  will make you to enjoy eating till your plate is empty. 

                                                       Dosa Batter    

Dosa Variety (Please click here to see the Recipes)


 Dosa Variety


Sep 2, 2015

443: Krishna Jayanthy Recipes

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Dear Friends and Readers

My advanced Krishna Jayanthy wishes to all.

Here is a tasty collection of Krishna Jayanthi/ Gokulashtami  lip-smacking special Recipes for you.  Try at home and enjoy the auspicious Occasion.  

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