Kaadai Kulambu

Kaadai / Ullan is a small bird known as Quail in English.It looks more like a pigeon and weights about 150-200 grams.There is not much flesh in their body as they are small in size and the meat is so tender and gets cooked in few minutes.It can be prepared the same way how we … Continue reading Kaadai Kulambu

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Sardine Fish Curry / Mathi Meen Kulambu

Chennaites are really Seafood lovers for we get fresh seafoods from our beautiful Marina beach.And Chennai people are well versed in cooking fishes, prawns and crabs.The preparation of Fish kulambu varies from region to region but the common ingredients are tamarind, tonatoes and onions.In my native place Virudhunagar, we make fish kulambu with just shallots … Continue reading Sardine Fish Curry / Mathi Meen Kulambu

Veppam Poo Rasam / Neem Flower Rasam

Veppam Poo Rasam / Neem Flower Rasam is a traditional rasam recipe of Tamilnadu which is especially prepared for Tamil New Year.The health benefits of neem flower are extensive,the white ,delicate flowers are unbelievably therapeutic and are not that bitter compared to other parts of the neem.The addition of cooked dhal makes it less bitter … Continue reading Veppam Poo Rasam / Neem Flower Rasam

Pavakai Puli Kulambu / Bitter Gourd Kulambu

The health benefits of bitter gourd are extensive,a low calorie vegetable that could be used in cooking variety of Indian dishes.The best way to incorporate this veggie in our diet is to make puli kulambu for the tanginess of tamarind extract dominates the bitter taste of bittergourd,also the addition of coconut helps to reduce the … Continue reading Pavakai Puli Kulambu / Bitter Gourd Kulambu

Paruppu Kulambu

Paruppu kulambu is almost the same as Dal tadka which is a very popular North Indian cusine.Paruppu kulambu is prepared using lentils and the method differs from region to region with variety of ingredients. Paruppu Kulambu is a traditional recipe of my native place Virudhunagar and are specially prepared on Mondays to compensate the heavy … Continue reading Paruppu Kulambu

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

Paruppu Urundai Kulambu

Are you bored making Sambar and Puli kulambu?Then you should definitely try this Paruppu Urundai Kulambu with the goodness of lenthils ,a protein rich Kulambu.It is prepared by cooking Lenthil dumplings (urundai) in tomato and coconut based gravy.Either Toor dal or Bengal gram can be used to make these lenthil balls.I have used both the … Continue reading Paruppu Urundai Kulambu

Mochai kulambu

Mochai kulambu / Mochai kottai kulambu is prepared with dried beans variety.These dried beans needs to be soaked overnight or atleast for 8 hours for faster cooking.Any dried beans variety can be used in making this kulambu.I have used dried mochai beans also known as Rangoon mochai.This Mochai kulambu is a combination of both puli … Continue reading Mochai kulambu

Manathakkali kai kulambu

Manathakkali kai are tiny berries that are green in colour and turns black when ripe.It is known as Black nightshade in English.They are bitter to taste but has high niutritive values also used in treating ulcers. As these berries does wonders to people they are also know as' Wonder cherry'. Mankthakkali is widely used in … Continue reading Manathakkali kai kulambu

Vendakkai Puli Kulambu

Vendakkai Puli Kulambu is a gravy prepared with Okra/ladies finger cooked in tamarind juice.A tangy kulambu that goes well with steamed rice and papad.Use only tender Vendakkai/Okra for this kulambu and dont forget to dry them in sun for few minutes after chopping.This helps to remove the sliminess from the Vendakkai/Okra and makes your kulambu … Continue reading Vendakkai Puli Kulambu