Vegetables

Valparai Keerai, paruppu podi Sadam ( Brahmi)

Valparai Keerai, paruppu podi Sadam ( Brahmi)

Serves: 4 Brahmi is a therapeutic herb commonly used as a memory enhancer, aphrodisiac and a health tonic. Brahmi (vallarai keerai) is usually made as chutney or kootu and for kids we grind with dosa batter and made green Brahmi dosa’s. But I have made Brahmi rice with home-made spice powder, which makes the rice …

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Aloo Jeera with garlic spinach and poached egg

Aloo Jeera with garlic spinach and poached egg

Serves: 2 Potatoes are common all over the world and aloo jeera probably the simplest and most popular potato dish all over India. As such, every part of our country will have their own version of making it. Probably we call it with different names. In this recipe I have topped it with some garlic …

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Vazhappu Murungai Keerai Kootu

Vazhappu Murungai Keerai Kootu

Serves: 4 Vazhappu murungai keerai kootu is closely translated as banana flower and drumstick leaves stew. Its a great combination and I remember having this occasionally in my childhood. Banana flower and Drumstick Leaves are well known for its benefits and unique taste. Ingredients Vazhappu ( Banana flower) -1 Drumstick leaves-1 bunch Shallots-1/2 cup Tomato-2 …

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Chilli Paneer

Chilli Paneer

Serves: 4 Cheese making was introduced to the Indians by the Portuguese. And, paneer came into existence. Indo Chinese cuisine developed through adaptation of several Chinese cooking techniques and seasoning within the Indian style of cooking. The Chinese settlers started their own restaurants in Kolkata and slowly evolved many famous dishes like the Chilli Chicken …

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Veepampoo Rasam ( Neemflower Rasam)

Serves: Why you should make this recipe: Special recipe from my grand ma. when ever we visit her during summer holidays, she make this for us.  Neem flower if eaten is quite bitter, however I don’t even feel the bitterness in this neemflower rasam.  It is a very good immune booster for summer. Ingredients Tamarind …

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Venthaya Kozhambu

Venthaya Kozhambu

Serves: 3 Venthaya Kozhambu roughly translates as Fenugreek gravy from tamil to english.  Fenugreek has amazing medicinal benefits and its a must try especially in summer as it helps with  cooling down the body. It’s a perfect alternative to our regular curries and super easy to prepare. Ingredients To make Dry Masala Fenugreek seeds-1tbsp Cumin …

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