Squid Fry / Kadambha Varuval

Squid / Kadambha is a very popular seafood dish in Kerala,it is the tastiest amoung all seafood delicacies.It has a vert nice flavour that is so inviting but the cleaning part is very time consuming. First the black ink has to be cleaned out ,then there is a transparent stick like structure that yas to … Continue reading Squid Fry / Kadambha Varuval

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Crab Rasam / Nandu Rasam

An authentic chethinad crab rasam recipe that is so flavourful with freshly ground ingredients.Just roast the ingredients in ghee for 3 mins and grind to smooth paste.For almost all rasam recipes,the base is either tamarind or tomato to bring out the tangy taste.Usually cooked dal is added to enhance the taste,but here crab gives such … Continue reading Crab Rasam / Nandu Rasam

Bottle Gourd Halwa / Lauki Ka Halwa

Halwas are a must classic Indian sweets made for most of the Indian weddings,festivals,navrathri,vrat and special occasions at home.I'd like to share a simple halwa recipe made from bottle gourd with sugar,nuts and ghee. I remember having this halwa in a north indian wedding and it is becoming popular in many Wedding venues in Chennai … Continue reading Bottle Gourd Halwa / Lauki Ka Halwa

Chicken Bharta

Creamy chicken gravy with boneless chicken pieces cooked in tomato and onion based gravy with cashew paste,curd and some spices for a rich flavour.This is definitely not Kolkata style bharta recipe where they use shredded chicken with boiled egggs. A very simple ,spicy dish that takes just 15 -20 mins to make and goes well … Continue reading Chicken Bharta

Naatu Kozhi Rasam / Chicken Rasam

Naatu kozhi rasam is prepared using chicken stock with some freshly ground ingredients ,you can also use readymade rasam powder.To make chicken stock,pressure cook naatu kozhi with salt and water.You would need  a cup of chicken broth to serve two people.This rasam is usually served with steamed rice or you can just have it as … Continue reading Naatu Kozhi Rasam / Chicken Rasam

Thatai Recipe/Thatai Murukku

Thatai is a popular deep fried snack made specially for Diwali and Gokulashatami.There are lot of variations followed ,some even add maida to make them more crispy.But i ve always made them with rice flour and pottukadalai flour.Use raw rice flour for parboiled ricd flour makes the thatai soft. You can alter the spice level … Continue reading Thatai Recipe/Thatai Murukku

Simple Kaadai Fry / Ullan Fry / Quail Fry

Kaadai/ Ullan is a small bird and weighs just 150 g with not much flesh like chicken but tastes so much like chicken.Any chicken recipes can be tried with Kaadai (Quail)as it goes well with all masalas we use for cooking chicken.There is no need to pressure cook them ,they get cooked very quickly in … Continue reading Simple Kaadai Fry / Ullan Fry / Quail Fry

Godhumai Halwa / Wheat Halwa (Tirunelvelli Halwa)

Godhumai halwa is a rich and fudgy indian dessert made from milk of wheat with caramelised sugar and some GHEE roasted nuts.This is the traditional way of making wheat halwa in Tirunelvelli district and popularly known as Iruttukadai Halwa. Indian sweets are rich and high in calories with lot of sugar and ghee.And this wheat … Continue reading Godhumai Halwa / Wheat Halwa (Tirunelvelli Halwa)

Coconut Milk Pudding

Summer comfort coconut milk pudding with creamy ,smooth texture and mild coconut flavour.It's a quick dessert that can be whipped with just 4 simple ingredients.I have used agar agar to bring out that jello consistency. This pudding is not very sugary,You can either add more condensed milk or sugar according to your taste.An easy pudding … Continue reading Coconut Milk Pudding