Curry Leaves Chutney | Karuveppilai Chutney Recipe (For Idli, Dosa)

Curry Leaves Chutney or karuveppilai chutney is healthy, flavorful accompaniment for idli, dosa, pongal, upma or any other tiffin items.  Curry leaves chutney is tasty and very healthy too, if you want to try something new then try this chutney. This is no onion no garlic recipe but you can also add 1 or 2 garlic pods to if you like.  You can also do the same with mint leaves just replace curry leaves with mint leaves to have mint chutney.

Kashmir Chicken Curry | Kashmir Murgh Masala Recipe | Chicken Recipes

Kashmiri Chicken or Kashmiri Murgh Masala is mild spicy, sweet, creamy, rich and delicious chicken curry. Whole garam masala, dry fruits cooked in onion-tomato gravy makes this murgh masala very delicious, if you look for some thing different to try or want to please your family, guest then try this Kashmiri Chicken and you won't be disappointed and this chicken curry goes will with simple pulao to spicy pulao, biryani, poori, paratha or even plain rice too.

Chawli (Lobia) Biryani | Biryani Recipes | Lunch Box Recipes

Lobia Biryani or Chawali Biryani is easy, flavorful biryani recipe made with lobia/chawali/jhurga, simple spices and coconut milk.  This lobia biryani is perfect lunch box recipe for adults and kids too, it's filling and with goodness of lobia. This recipe is good if you look for change from usual vegetable biryani, soya chunks biryani etc and this one done in jiffy too just we have to soak the lobia previous night that's all.

Palak Moong Dal | Dal Palak Recipe | Dal Recipes

Palak Moong Dal or Mung Palak Dal is easy, healthy and flavorful dal made with palak (spinach) yellow split moong dal and tempered with simple ingredients to make this delicious dal to pair with rice or roti, paratha.  Moong palak dal can be really done in jiffy we just have to pressure cook dal and spinach and then do the tempering that's all the dal is ready in no time, very good way to include spinach in our diet in dal form.

Goan Prawns Okra Curry | Prawn Curry | Goan Recipes

Goan Prawn Okra Curry or Prawn Okra Curry in Goan style is delicious prawn curry, okra or bhindi adds wonderful taste and flavor to this curry. It's seriously delicious if you haven't tried Goan style prawn curry then you should try it and add okra you going to love it, this curry is spicy and flavorful just wonderful.

Kheksi Chana Dal | Kantola Dal | Dal Recipes

Kheksi dal is great wayt eat Kheksi also known as kakrol, Spine-Gourd, Kantola (kantala), Kankoda, Kankada, Kakooras, Katu Pire etc. Kheksi or spine-gourd is similar to tindora and pointed gourd (parwal) you can say but the taste is different. Normally this Kheksi Chana Dal made or fry is made with onion and masala which taste yum too. Kheksi is normally available in monsoon so I am not sure if it's still available in market.

Instant Rice Flour Dosa | Dosa Recipes

Instant rice flour dosa or rice dosa is easy dosa recipe which we can make in jiffy with minimal ingredients for a quick breakfast, snack or dinner. I do this most of the time as it' really quick and taste yum too. Crispy, flaky rice flour dosa taste delicious with any chutney, sambar or even podi, this instant dosa is good option when you run out of ideas of what to make for breakfast.

Pumpkin Taro Curry | Kumda (Kaddu) Arbi Sabzi Recipe

Pumpkin Taro Curry or Kumda Kochai Sabzi or Kaddu Arbi Sabzi is tasty combination of pumpkin and taro.  Different way to make pumpkin and both the vegetables comes together very well. Sweet, tangy and mildly spicy this curry goes well with roti, paratha or steamed rice. Normally with full pumpkin I make pumpkin dry curry in batches and only some time try other things.

Carrot Chutney Recipe | Gajar Chatni (for Idli, Dosa)

Carrot Chutney or gajar chatni is one of the easy and healthy and no coconut chutney recipe for idli, dosa, pongal, vada or any tiffin items. I used to make this carrot chutney a lot some time back and along with few variations.  This carrot chutney is easy and a good change from normal coconut, onion or tomato chutney plus a good way to include carrot in our diet and specially for kids if they don't eat carrot, this is also no onion no garlic chutney recipe.

Vazhakkai Kara Kuzhambu | Plantain Kuzhambu Curry

Vazhakkai Kara Kuzhambu or Plantain (Kaccha Kela) Kulambu is easy, spicy and delicious kuzhambu recipe goes well with steamed rice.   I liked kuzhambu or kulambu but I make it rarely as DH doesn't eat so once in a blue moon just to satisfy my kulambu craving I do make it and this time I made this vazhakkai or plantain kara kuzhambu and it's similar to Chettinad style so this kulambu is on spicy side.

Hyderabadi Dahi Bhindi | Dahi Bhindi Masala | Okra Recipes

Hyderabadi Dahi Bhindi or Shahi Dahi Bhindi Masala is easy and delicious Okra/ladies finger/vendakkai curry made in onion-tomato and yogurt/curd sauce or gravy. This is easy Okra curry (bhindi sabzi) that goes well with steamed rice, simple pulao or roti/paratha.  Tangy,  rich, creamy and yummy dahi bhindi is real treat to eat.

Squid Masala | Sotong Masala Curry | Squid Recipes

Squid Masala Curry, Sotong Curry or Kanava Masala, Koonthal Curry is easy masala curry made with squid or sotong in onion-tomato gravy. This squid curry is Andhra style so it's on spicy side. I didn't ate myself this squid masala but really got good review for it and that too when I cooked it first time and until now the only time.

Peerkangai Thol Thogayal | Ridgegourd (Turai) Peel Chutney Recipe (for Idli, Dosa, Rice)

Ridge gourd peel chutney or turai chilka chutney or Peerkangai Thol Thogayal (chutney) is easy thogayal recipe made with ridge gourd peel or skin and other minimal ingredients.   Never let your ridge gourd peel go waste and try this easy thovaiyal recipe which works as great side dish with dosa, idli, pongal and steamed rice. Rice this thogayal and ghee is great combination to relish.

Turai (Ridge Gourd) Dal | Turai Toor Dal Recipe | Dal Recipes

Turai dal, turai tuvar (arhar/toor) dal or ridge gourd dal/Peerkankai is easy and healthy dal recipe made with turai (ridge gourd) and toor dal and tempered with onion, tomato masala. This is one of the most delicious dal and great way to include ridge gourd in our diet or when you have less ridge gourd that dry sabzi can't be made then preparing dal with ridge-gourd (taroi) is great idea, one of the best comfort food.

Broccoli Beans Stirfry (Thoran, Poriyal) | Broccoli Recipe

Broccoli poriyal/thoran or stir fry is very common in our place and I do most of the time stir fry with broccoli and this time I added beans with broccoli for this broccoli beans stir fry, thoran or poriyal whatever we may call it.  After all the diwali recipes, a much needed break from all the sweets and savory snacks is with this healthy and delicious stir fry.

Happy Diwali 2013

Light a lamp of love!
Blast a chain of sorrow!
Shoot a rocket of prosperity!
Fire a flowerpot of happiness!
Wish u and your family "SPARKLING DIWALI

Milk Peda | Dudh Peda Recipe | Diwali Sweets Recipes

Milk Peda or dudh peda is one of the easy sweet recipe which we can make during diwali or any festival, celebration. Simple yet delicious sweet milk peda is perfect for any occasion, made with simple and few ingredients this milk peda is real treat and the best thing we can do lot of variations with milk peda to suit our needs to just to play around.