Karuvepillai Podi / Curry leaves Powder

In India we use curry leaves for our everyday cooking.They are used as a flavoring agent in most curries and chutneys,but we throw them away while eating.The best way to incorporate them in our diet is to make KARUVEPPILLAI CHUTNEY , KARUVEPPILLAI THOGAYAL or podi varieties.I would like to share an easy Karuvepillai podi recipe … Continue reading Karuvepillai Podi / Curry leaves Powder

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Paruppu Podi (with garlic)

Paruppu Podi is variety of dhals mixed with few other ingredients like curry leaves,garlic,sesame seeds,cumin,pepper are added to make it more flavorful and healthy.The addition of garlic enhances the taste and flavor of this podi.Homemade paruppu podi are always the best for we can adjust the spice level as per our family requirement and also … Continue reading Paruppu Podi (with garlic)

Lemon pickle

Pickles are a must accompaniment for curd rice especially during summer season.I have posted a simple lemon pickle recipe with green chilies , sun dried for few days then tempered with mustard seeds and hing.An easy pickle recipe every newbie cooks should try at home. This recipe doesn't require much oil ,just 2 tbsp of … Continue reading Lemon pickle

Idly podi / Idly milagai podi

Idly podi or Idly milagai podi is a dry roasted spicy podi(powder) and one of the best accompaniment for Idly and Dosai.These podi when mixed with ghee or sesame oil tastes so divine with crunchy ,nutty lentils. I usually make these podi in large quantities and store in an airtight container ,there is no need … Continue reading Idly podi / Idly milagai podi

Mor Milagai

Mor Milagai or sun dried chillies must be a favorite side dish for most of us with curd rice.Mor milagai is green chillies soaked in curd,salt and then sun dried for a week until dry and crispy. These are summer specials for they need good sunlight to get sun dried really well.So summer is the … Continue reading Mor Milagai

Prawn pickle

After I started to blog,I get lot of requests from my friends and relatives to help them in preparing Podi & Pickles.This recipe was made under a humble request from a friend who wants to stock it for the Ramzan fasting. I have tasted these Non-veg pickles may times but haven't tried them even once. … Continue reading Prawn pickle

Mutton masala powder ( kari masala podi)

Mutton masala powder is used in making mutton kulambu,kothu kari kulambu or any gravies made with mutton.Roast the ingredients mentioned below,grind in a mixer,cool them and store in an air tight container. INGREDIENTS 1 cup coriander seeds 1/4 cup cumin seeds 15 dried red chillies 2 tsp sesame oil METHOD Heat oil in a kadai … Continue reading Mutton masala powder ( kari masala podi)