Monday, 25 October 2010

Easy Fish curry

salt-1 table spoon

To grinde:
cumin seeds-1/2 teaspoon
chilli powder-1/2 teaspoon
Coariander powder-1 teaspoon
Turmeric Powder-1 pinch
small onion-4 or 5
Tamarind-1 small lemon size

To Tamber:
oil-1 teaspoon
Mustard seed-little
Curry leaves

  1. Grinde the ingredients in the to grinde list with little water.
  2. Heat a Kadai, add the grinded mixture and add 2 cups of water and little salt according to your taste .allow it to boil.
  3. Put the fish in to the kadai and sim the fire. Allow the fish to cook.
  4. Take another kadai. put little oil add little mustard seed and wait to splutter then add little vendhayam and curry leaves then add this in to the fish kadai.
  5. Now the fish curry is ready to eat

Sunday, 15 August 2010


Urad dal/Ulutham paruppu- 1cup
Small onion -10(or) Big onion – 1
Green chilly-2
Ginger -1 inch piece
Curry leaves - little
Asafetida -2 pinches
Water-(less than) approx 1/4 cup

  1. Soak urad dal for 1 hour at least. (Use whole urad dal without skin).
  2. Grind urad dal with only little water till fluffy. Please note the following points:
    a) Add urad dal little by little(no water),while the grinder is running.
    b)Just sprinkle water now and then to avoid jamming of the grinder.
    c)Stand near till you finish grinding for sprinkling water now and then and wipe the urad dal that sticks to the wall of the grinder container.
    d)This whole process takes around 12-15 minutes,you will get a fluffy white batter. 
  3. Now chop onions,ginger,green chillies,coriander and curry leaves and add all these to the batter along with salt and asafetida
  4. Now mix well,keep aside and  heat enough oil in kadai (be generous or else vadas may stick to the bottom and get burnt).
  5. Now wet your right hand well and make a small ball and use ur thumb to make hole in the middle and drop it in oil,
  6.  Fry in medium flame,turn the vadais and fry till both the sides turn crisp and golden brown. 

Monday, 28 June 2010



For Dough:
Maida (all purpose flour)-1Cup
Milk -1Cup
Salt-As needed
For Pooranam:  
Channa dal-1/2 cup
grated coconut-1/2 cup
Jaggerry-1 1/2cup

Method for making Pooranam:
  1. Soak channa dal for about 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Pressure cook channa dal upto 3 whistles, cool down and grind it in a Mixer/Blender in to a paste and keep aside
  3. Take jaggerry in a heavy bottomed vessel and pour enough water to immerse jaggery. Heat the vessal to allow the jaggerry to boil, at one stage the jaggerry water will get frothy.
  4. Add the ground dal paste and coconut. Stir continuously without forming any lumps.
  5. Add cardamom powder and mix throughly. Keep stirring well untill the mixture starts leaving the sides of the vessel.
  6. Now the Poorama is ready.
Method for making Poli:
  1. Mix oil and salt in the flour and mix throughly.
  2. Add lukke warm milk and made in to a smooth dough.
  3. Take lemon size dough and Roll the dough ball to a thick adai and place small lemon size pooranam inside the dough and cover it fully.
  4. Roll carefully till the dough spreads and covers the pooranam as a thin layer.
  5. Heat tawa and grease with ghee/oil and cook on both sides till golden brown on both sides of the poli.
  6. Now Poli is ready to serve

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Parupu Vadai/Masal Vadai


Channa dal (Split chick-pea lentils) - 1 cup
Onion- 1
Ginger 1 inch piece
Fennel seeds(sombu) - 1 tbsp
Red chillies-2
Green chillies-2
Curry leaves - 1 sprigSalt -1tbs

  1. Soak the dal in water for about 4 hours.
  2. After 4 hours drain the water.
  3. Add the 3/4 quantity of dal, fennel seeds, ginger, salt, red chilli in to a Mixer/Blender and crush it into a thick paste without adding water.
  4. Add the finely chopped onion, green chilli and the remaing 1/4 quantity of dal in to the mixed bater and mix well.
  5. Take a lemon size mixture, flatten in the palm of your hand and deep fry in oil untill the vadai turn to golden brown.
  6. Drain out the excess oil and the vadais are ready to serve.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Easy Microwave Coffee Cake

This is a very simple, easy, soft, tasty coffee cake. No baking powder or baking soda is needed.


All-purpose flour/maida - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Coffee powder - 2 tsp
Salt - 1 pinch
Milk - 1/2 cup

Oil - 1 tsp

  1.  Mix maida,salt,coffee powder,sugar in a bowl.
  2. Add milk and oil in to the maida and blend well. This should be in dosa batter consistency.
  3. Greese the microwave-safe bowl/cup with little oil and pour the batter into the cup. While cooking the batter will rise so half fill the batter in the cup
  4. Microwave at full power for 2 minute. If the batter is still watery cook for 15 seconds more. But dont over cook it then It will become rubbery.
  5. Soft coffee cake is now ready to eat

Friday, 11 June 2010

Attukaal Paya

Attukaal -3 to 4 legs, cut into 2 to 3 inch pieces
Onion -2
Green chilly -4
Ginger, garlic paste -1 tbsp
Garam masala -1 tsp
Turmeric powder -1/4tsp
Chilli powder -1 tsp 
Coriander powder 3 tsp  
Coconut -1/4
coriander leaves and curry leaves 
Salt -as required
Oil -1tbsp

1. In a pressure cooker, add oil and heat it.
2. Add ginger garlic paste, slit green chillies, and chopped onions and fry little.
3. Add Aattukaal,turmeric powder,salt and stir well. 
4. Add 8 to 10 cups of water and  pressure cook for 8 to 10 whistles.
5. Remove the lid and see if the meat from the bone is soft and separated. If not, again cook for 3 more whistles. 
6. Add coriander powder, chili powder, and let it boil for 5 min so that the raw smell goes off. 
7.Add grounded coconut paste to it and let it cook for 2 more minutes. 
8. Add coriander leaves and serve hot with Idiyappam or Appam or Paratha or Chapathy

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Wheat/Kothumai Puttu

  • Wheat flour - 2 cups
  • Coconut grated - 1/2
  • salt - to taste
  • water for mixing.
1. Mix the wheat flour and salt together.
2. Sprinkle water (very little) on the flour and mix it gently until the flour should be wet enough for steaming.
3. Put the wet flour in the Foodprocessor/Mixer and pulse it just for a second to avoid any small lumps
4. Now in a puttu maker add little cocunut and then add the flour mix till half, then add another two teaspoon of coconut and the flour mix and top it with two teaspoon of coconut.
5. Steam it and serve hot with a banana or kadalai curry.
 Without adding coconut it can be used as a diet food.