Thursday, November 1, 2018


Inspired by my periyamma, I made this murukku. It tasted yum and everyone enjoyed. I used single star slide of a murukku maker, you can also use 3 holed one and make it as big ones.


Raw rice  - 4 cup 
Moong dal - 1 cup.   
Channa dal  - 1/2 cup.  
Pottukadalai / roasted gram  - 1/2 cup
 Salt to taste
Hing/ Asafoetida 2 tbsp
Butter 100 gms
Oil for frying


Dry roast moong dal and Channa dal. Combine with rice and roasted gram dhal. Grind in a mill . 

Take one cup of flour, add salt, hing and a tbsp butter . 

Add water and make dough.

Take star slide and assemble the muruku maker, make small murukku.

Heat oil , keep it in medium flame, add the muruku and fry it.

Cook till it's golden brown. 

Keep in an airtight container and enjoy crispy murukku!!!!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2018


I usually make vazhaipoo paruppuusili or Vadai. When I saw this recipe, I tried. It's in my draft for so many days. My kids love this. A easy way to sneak a healthy vegetable.


Vazhaipoo / plantain blossom - 1

Pearl onions - 5 to 8 nos

Tomato - 1

Turmeric powder 1/2 TSP

Tamarind 1 small lemon size

Gingelly oil - 2 tbsp

Salt to taste

Curry leaves - few


Pearl onions 8 to 10

Red chili 5 to 6

Cummin seeds 1 TSP


Clean the vazhaipoo / banana blossom and finely chop.

Make tamarind extract .

Grind the ingredients that has to be grounded.

Heat oil and add pearl onions and curry leaves. And chopped tomatoes.

Add chopped vazhaipoo and saute.

After 5 minutes add the grounded mixture.

After the raw smell goes, add tamarind extract and salt.

When the raw smell goes and cook well, add a TSP of gingelly oil.

Enjoy with hot rice with a drop of ghee.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018


Pearl onions or sambhar onions are tasty.  You can make this with big 
onions too. Goes well with idli and dosa. 


Pearl onions -  10
Red chilli  - 2
Tamarind - a small gooseberry size
Salt to taste
Gingelly oil. 2 Tsp
Mustard and head dhal for tempering


Combine onions, red chili, tamarind and salt in a mixie jar.

Grind to a smooth paste. 

Heat gingelly oil and add mustard seeds and urad dal. Pour on top of the chutney.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018


I learnt this recipe from my friend Radhika, she is an awesome cook.Without rice it comes out so soft and it's tasty. My son told me to make every day.😍


Moong Dhal.-1 cup

Urad dhal - 1 cup

Oil 1Tsp

Cummin seeds  -1tsp

Black pepper - 1 Tsp

Ginger - 10 Tsp grated


Soak  the dhal seperetly for 2 hours.

Grind it separately and mix together, add salt.

Keep it aside for 6 to 8 hours for fermentation. 

Before making idlis, Heat oil and temper pepper, Cummin seeds and ginger. Add to the mixture.

Grease the idli mould and make idlis. You have to cook more than ordinary idlis.

Serve with  chutney and sambhar.

I made kuzhi paniyaram with this batter.

Monday, June 18, 2018


I am happy to post this recipe. My daughter Janani made this for father's day. It tasted yumm and I am a proud mom.

 Focaccia bread is one of the most delicious breads in italian culture. This focaccia bread is so easy to make and is so flavourful that you might not even need butter to accompany it.


  • All purpose flour (Maida) - 2 1/2 cups
  • Olive oil - 1/2 cup
  • Dried herbs (thyme and rosemary) - 2 tsps
  • Garlic cloves (finely minced) - 2
  • Active dry yeast - 2 1/4 tsps
  • Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Warm water - 1 cup
  • Honey - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp


In a cold medium skillet, combine olive oil, minced garlic, thyme, rosemary, and the black pepper. Place the pan over low heat and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 to 10 minutes or until aromatic, but before the garlic browns. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the warm water, yeast, and honey. Stir a few times then let sit for 5 minutes. 

Add 1 cup of the flour and a 1/4 cup of the infused garlic-olive oil mixture. Stir 3 to 4 times. Let sit for another 5 minutes.

Stir in the remaining 1 1/2 cups of flour and the salt. Once the dough comes together, transfer to a floured board and knead the dough 10 to 15 times until smooth. 

Transfer to a large oiled bowl, cover with a warm, damp towel and let rise for 1 hour.

After 1 hour, the dough would have risen to twice it's size

Punch the dough once to let out the air.

Transfer the dough to the baking sheet then press it down into the pan.

 Use your fingers to dimple the dough

Drizzle the top with the remaining garlic-olive oil mixture.

 Let the dough rise for 20 minutes until it puffs slightly. While you wait, preheat the oven to 230 degree celsius.

Bake until golden brown for 20 to 25 minutes.

 Let cool on a wire rack.
 Once cooled, cut into pieces and enjoy 😁

Thursday, May 3, 2018

கருப்பட்டி தேங்காய் பர்பி / PALM JAGERRY COCONUT BURFI

I stopped using white sugar for the past three years. I tried to substitute with palm sugar in kheer, jams , coffee or tea. I bookmarked coconut burfi recipe from Chef Venkatesh Bhatt's show. Tried replacing sugar with palm jaggery and it tasted yum. Colour was not attractive like sugar burfi, but tasted yum. 


Grated coconut - 1 cup
Palm jaggery      - 1 cup
Cardamom powder - 1/4 Tsp 
Cashew powder 
(Coarsely grounded). - 2 tbsp
Ghee - 2 Tsp


Dissolve the karrupatti or palm jaggery in water and strain it .

Let it boil  till and get thicken.

Keep a bowl of water, pour few drops of syrup in to that, if you able to roll like a ball, that's the consistency.

Add the grated coconut and casher powder in to that and stir well. Keep stirring on and off.

When it becomes thick add ghee and keep stirring.

When it leaves the pan, cones easily that s the stage.

Drop in a greased pan, if you can able to roll a ball, it's done.

Transfer to a greased pan and cut into pieces.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018


Kids love salsa with chips, doritos, nachos. I usually buy salsa, one day I was looking into my recipe book, I found this. Tried it and it was yumm.

Onion small - 1
Tomatoes  - 3
Green chili - 2
Lemon juice of  1 lemon
Mixed herbs - 1/2 Tsp
Salt to taste


Chop roughly  onions, tomato, green chili in a chopper and finely chop. 
If you don't have a chopper chop finely using a knife.
Add salt, lemon juice, herbs and mix well. 
Adjust the salt, chili according to your taste.
Serve with your choice of chips. 

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