Muskmelon Juice

Muskmelon is a sweet fruit with high water content,vitamins and minerals.This fruit can be made into juice with just cane sugar or you can scoop out the pulp and have it plain .It is great to have as a snack instead of eating unhealthy items. It helps in balancing the fluid loss and cools our … Continue reading Muskmelon Juice


Watermelon Mint Lemonade

Fresh Watermelon Mint Lemonade is incredibly a refreshing summer drink on a hot day.Watermelon is a classic summer fruit and with the addition of lemon, mint makes the combination all the more refreshing. Great alternatives for sodas and sugary carbonated drinks.Calorie free thirst quencher with no added colour or preservatives.Beat the season's rising temperature with … Continue reading Watermelon Mint Lemonade

Capsicum Kulambu / kudai milagai Kulambu

Capsicum kulambu is prepared by cooking capsicum in tamarind extract with green chilies,garlic and shallots.It tastes so good when had with just plain curd rice, you can also have them with Pazhaya soru (Steamed rice soaked in water and curd overnight). One of my favorite kulambu especially during summer for it makes my work easy,simple … Continue reading Capsicum Kulambu / kudai milagai Kulambu

Coconut Thovayal / Thengai Thovayal

Coconut Thovayal is a very simple summer side dish for curd rice.Very easy to prepare with just few ingredients but tastes so delicious.It is more like chutney but has to be ground to a thick ,coarse paste. As summer has already reached its peak in Chennai,I'm finding it so difficult to cook and take pics … Continue reading Coconut Thovayal / Thengai Thovayal

Javarisi Semiya Payasam / Tapioca pearls, Vermicelli Payasam

Javarisi,Semiya payasam is prepared using both Javarisi (tapioca pearls) and Semiya (vermicelli). Another sweet treat from my native place Virudhunagar that is served in most of the weddings. In this recipe both javarisi and semiya are cooked in water instead of milk and milk is finally added before serving. Like Kesari ,this is another easy … Continue reading Javarisi Semiya Payasam / Tapioca pearls, Vermicelli Payasam

Pottukadalai Laddu / Roasted gram balls

Pottukadalai Laddu is prepared with roasted gram ,sugar and ghee.A very easy and a quick sweet recipe that could be done in no time.I have reduced the quantity of ghee and added warm milk to make round balls.I used to make this Maaladdu often at home and never buy them from stores for the store … Continue reading Pottukadalai Laddu / Roasted gram balls

Tomato Jam / Thakkali Jam

Tomatoes are perfect for making jams,it is absolutely delicious with just two ingredients(tomatoes and sugar).It makes a lovely accompaniment not only to breads but also with Indian breakfasts.Homemade Jams are more hygienic without any artificial colour and preservatives. You can also add spices like cinnamon and cloves for more flavor but I love the natural … Continue reading Tomato Jam / Thakkali Jam