Tomato Soup / Thakkali Soup

Rich and creamy classic tomato soup recipe with amazing flavour is all you need during rainy days.šŸ„£This is so easy,delicious and only requires basic pantry ingredient.There are two ways in making tomato soup,one is blanching the tomatoes and then make puree and the other is by sauteing the tomatoes and then pureeing them.Canned tomatoes also … Continue reading Tomato Soup / Thakkali Soup

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Ellu Kozhukatai / Sesame Seeds Modak – Vinayagar Chathurthi Recipes

Vinayagar Chathurthi is an auspicious hindu festival celebrated all over India.It is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha who is the god of wisdom,prosperity and good fortune.Artisans create clay models of Lord Ganesha for sale and small colorful paper umbrellas are also made for Lord Ganesha.People decorate their homes with colorful flowers and … Continue reading Ellu Kozhukatai / Sesame Seeds Modak – Vinayagar Chathurthi Recipes

Chicken Butter Masala

Chicken butter masala is one of the most popular non veg side dish of Indian cuisine. It's an onion and tomato based gravy thst is so rich and creamy with succulent, juicy boneless chicken pieces. Adding kastoori methi and masala items adds more flavour to the gravy.Sauteing the ingredients in butter is very important for … Continue reading Chicken Butter Masala

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 needĀ  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