Rava Upma

Rava Upma

Rava or Semolina is one ingredient that can be turned into a savory dish or sweet dish. Be it the savory upma or the sweet kesari or sheera, it be can whipped in just few minutes. Rava upma is one…

Vendakkai Poriyal (Bhindi Stir Fry)

Vendakkai Poriyal

Vendakkai or Ladies Finger or Bhindi or Okra is a common vegetable in Indian cooking. Bhindi Kurkure, Bhindi Masala are dishes that find their place in most of the restaurant menus. This vegetable when cooked takes different names depending on…

Masal Vadai

Masal Vadai

Masala Vadai or Masal Vada or Paruppu Vadai is a deep fried side dish or snack item famous all over Tamil Nadu. These vadais are made from soaked chana dal, ground to a coarse batter and deep fried in oil…

Hotel Style Coconut Chutney

Coconut Chutney

Coconut Chutney is so tasty that it can uplift your simple breakfast to greater heights. No one would say NO to the Coconut Chutney served as an accompaniment for South Indian breakfast items in the restaurants. It is also one…

Atte ka Ladoo

Atte ka ladoo

Ladoo is an easy to make sweet that can be prepared at home with just 2-3 ingredients. Atte ka Ladoo is very healthy too with an amazing flavor and beautiful texture. This ladoo is famous all over North India and…

Kovakkai Stir Fry

Kovakkai Stir Fry

Kovakkai or Ivy Gourd is an easy to make vegetable which can be transformed into an eye catching crispy side dish in few minutes. Few people like my grand mother and brother prefer eating it raw like a cucumber while…

Homemade curd


A bowl of curd rice with any pickle would suffice our hunger pangs be it during lunch or dinner. Hence, I have to always ensure that curds are well stocked and fresh at any time of the day at our…

Rasam Powder

Rasam Powder

A Tomato Dal Rasam is as good as its main ingredient Rasam Powder. A good Rasam powder can hide the deficiency of other ingredients.

Tomato Dal Rasam

Tomato Rasam

Rasam, a great appetizer. South Indians have it as part of their main course mixed with rice. However, it could also be taken as appetizer before the start of meal. That’s how most of friends prefer to have it.