Sunday, 16 August 2015

Deliciously Spicy Hot Chicken Farfalle Arrabbiata !!!

On those rainy nights or the busy nights after work, a plate of pasta with white sauce or tangy tomato makes an delectable dinner with your loved one. One such comfort food anytime in my kitchen!!!!

My Love for Italian Cuisine
My friends love Italian as much as I do and they would wonder how frequent and quick I make these yummy treats. Cooking your plate of pasta is an art which when mastered you could just explore unique tastes each time. I would throw in my favorites, simmer the sauce and load with cheese. Sounds so simple? 

Yes, the combinations are endless. I must thank my husband who took me for an Italian dinner in our first date when I fell in love with the flavours of it. From then on, I would find ways to have Italian and he clearly understood how much I loved. One rainy and cold evening, we were craving for something very spicy and that's when I first made pasta with Indian twist. It was big hit in our family and then on my experiments with pasta have pleased my taste-buds.

Meaning of Arrabbiata
The word Arrabbiata means Angry in Italian and as the Arrabbiata sauce is hot and spicy and also ones reaction to it while eating. A good sauce makes a great pasta. Being a spice lover, I have used Arrabbiata sauce for farfalle.

Friday, 10 July 2015

Eat Right

Women love their skinny figures and tend to go on crash diets to achieve it. At times I wonder why I am not among the 90% of the women who keep worrying about their figure. I don't think whether I am fat or moderate or skinny. But I am more concerned on whether I am consuming an healthy and balanced diet. 

My view is everyone wants that skinny figure and go to extend of eating poor diet called as the "Crash Diets" by cutting down on calories and the nutrients. Some would pay pounds to gyms or Pilates to maintain their skinny figure even with the crash diet.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Smelly to Smiley Home - Ampi Pur Air Effects!!!

Being a food blogger , round the clock the kitchen works while I make my routine menus, try a new recipe, bake a cake or grill chicken at any convenient time. Snacks and non veg are favourite of my husband and me, so we do all late night ventures while trying hands on some new recipe or making large batch of snacks for a party or get together. At times, when I am not able to clean, it leaves my kitchen very messy and odour when left uncleaned till morning. I won't have the feel to use kitchen in the morning due to unpleasant smell. I definitely can't wait for my maid who comes late morning for work, but have to prepare our breakfast.

Friday, 22 May 2015

First Anniversary Event Giveaway Winners!!!

My little blog has turned one today and I am so grateful for the love and support from my co-bloggers. The event turned out amazing with lot of entries. Thanks to all the bloggers who participated and turned this a great event. 

The winner of the First Prize is

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

First Blog Anniversary Celebration Event with Giveaway!!!

I am so happy to be blogging by god's blessing and meet amazing people in this one year of my blogging journey. I am so thankful to my husband and my mom who have given me the full support and strength to go on and on. I am so grateful to the wonderful people I met through this virtual world. More than my personal experience and growth, I am glad and happy to have learned a lot from you all. I truly enjoy learning new recipes, the food styling, presentation and the story each recipe carries from every blog.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Pepper Ghee Chicken Roast Recipe | Milagu Nei Kozhi | Kozhi Recipes

Pepper Ghee Chicken Roast Recipe | Kozhi Recipes
Are you like me, who would like to have spicy chicken alone for a whole meal? Then this recipe is for you. Loaded with pepper and flavours of ghee and curry leaves is a delicacy.

Singapore - The Gastronomic Heaven!!!

When we were thinking on a short trip from India for a relaxing holiday, we never looked further than Singapore as the dynamic state was a dream destination for our entire family. Singapore is truly a multi-cultural place serving delicious food, high street shopping and amazing experience. So, why look further than Singapore?

Even though I knew a lot about Singapore through my cousins who live there, I was curious and googled a bit about the amazing food joints which is my interest being a big foodie. I have heard that in Singapore, eating as a national pastime and a big obsession. 

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Chicken Kuzhambu Recipe | Chicken Recipes

step by step chicken kuzhambu recipe
It's been a busy month as my MIL had visited us, lots of cooking without clicking for blog, unlimited shopping and roaming. I decided to make one of the delicious and easy chicken kuzhambu that I cook at home very often. 

Chicken cooked in rich spiced coconut milk and a tangy tamarind juice with fresh curry leaves. The consistency can be adjusted to suit for rice or Tiffen recipes. 

Story of Two Friends #together

We grew up together with fun and happy moments. When kids we had no worries. Just enjoying the shiny day with lots of enjoyment. As we grew, we had differences and would fight over petty issues yet shared a wonderful love. He is called in different names by everyone but He is always my Best Friend though we don't speak with each other now. 

He is been like a mother, father, brother, sister and a friend to me. He knew when I would laugh and when I would get upset. He was so protective and takes care that I am not hurt by anyone. The entire school knew about our friendship. Our families were more bonded because of us. He thought me the value of love and life. Sometimes we turn very crazy and fight a lot. But isn't this friendship all about? 

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

#StartANewLife Unleashing my potentials

Life has been very crazy, I have always known what I wanted in my life. I choose everything in life with utmost research and love for it. My friends from school or college always admired me for my clear chosen path. Some people were even jealous and would wonder how this girl keeps her life so focused and clear. 

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Miracles Do Happen

Are you the person who sees the cup half full or half empty? I remember this was the first question my professor asked us in our MBA class. We expected that it would be an self-introduction class or a debate class to score and divide us with different sessions but he wanted to determine our outlook on life.

Each one was different, I saw it half full and he was impressed. An optimist always sees the positive side of any situation while an pessimist sees only the downfall in a particular situation. I had been a pessimist without knowing about it, I proudly called myself as an optimist but the reality was different. 

Monday, 2 March 2015

Double Beans Dry Masala Recipe

double beans masala dry recipe

Double Beans Dry Masala is very delicious and healthy. Double beans cooked in thick flavoured coconut milk adds rich taste. The recipe is simple to prepare if you have the dry roast masala prepared in advance. I prefer to keep as a stuffing to my chappathi's and roll like a frankie. Aren't double beans frankie fabulous?? Try the recipe and check it out yourslef!!!

Idiyappam Sodhi Recipe

chettinad style idiyappam sodhi
Idiyappam or string hoppers is a dish my mom often makes it at home as we are love to eat a lot. I would soon post the recipe for string hoppers served with thick coconut milk and topped with fresh grated coconut and sugar. This recipe Sodhi is a savoury thick delicious coconut milk served with the sweet version in my place. It is considered to be light on stomach and easy to digest making it an dish for the sick time instead of bread and milk. 

Chicken Briyani Recipe | Non Veg Recipes

No weekend is complete without a briyani and some chicken accompaniments like Pepper Chicken, Chilli Chicken Masala, Chicken Fry or Tandoori Chicken. Even I don't cook, we would order and eat. This is an easy recipe which an beginner could try!!!
Other Briyani recipes which you might be interested are thalapakati chciken briyani and mughlai chicken briyani

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Palak Paneer Gravy Recipe | Veg Side Dish Recipes

 paneer palak,

The spinach base curry is almost the same for most of palak recipes, with the addition of paneer or aloo it changes the flavour. If you are interested in egg spinach combination, which is the best combo of spinach in our family, you can check this recipe Spinach Egg Curry. 

The Best Gift

Like for most of us here, family members have been a huge impact on our lives. And almost for many of us, it would have been their mother. Well, the person who guided and encouraged me to grow into a better and a more self-reliant person is my mother. She has influenced my life that I live now so much, and frankly speaking I realized it very late. I always had a feeling  that my childhood and the way I was brought up had been completely different, and sometimes wondered if that was a burden on my life. 

Murungakeerai Muttai Poriyal Recipe | Murungakeerai Egg Poriyal Recipe

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If there is any way I could consume a keerai deliciously then that's the recipe I would love to make at home. This is one of the tasty quick way to have fresh murungakeerai with egg !!! 

Wheatgrass Detox Juice

wheatgrass juice for weightloss

Wheatgrass is the best form of available chlorophyll now. Many people believe that wheatgrass when taken in an empty stomach improves digestion, promotes weight loss, detoxify the body and flush out the toxins. Organic wheat grass is freshly available in the market or you can also buy powdered wheat grass. It can be easily grown in home too. To reap the full benefits of wheat grass, you should consume immediately. 

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Chocolate Chip Cupcake Recipe | Eggless Butterless Recipes | 200th Post!!!

chocolate chip cupcake recipe
I am so glad that I managed to post 200 recipes in a span of 9 months into blogging!!! I am so excited as the blog and its readership grows too with each day!!!I am also equally excited about the event I am planning to celebrate blog's first birthday with...well not just cakes but have an event with giveaways!!!

Soya Chunks Green Peas Curry Recipe | Easy Veg Side Dish Recipes

side dish for roti semi gravy soya chunks green peas curry
A protein rich semi gravy for chappati or dosa made of a thick flavoured coconut paste with soya chunks and green peas. It is a perfect side dish for a rich semi gravy to tiffen items.

Friday, 27 February 2015

Sev Puri Recipe | Chaat Recipes

papdi chat

Sev Puri is a papdi topped with different veggies, chutneys and garnished with sev!!! It is one of the street food I crave for when we go to chaat shops, sometimes it's so hard to decide between all those yummies like pav bahjji, pani poori. This is one snack, which gives you crunchy treat with mixed sweet, sour and spicy flavours!!!

Making these at home is so easy. All you need is a few hours of preparation in your leisure and can be just assembled to serve for kids as snack after school or guests with a cup of coffee!!! 

Sweet Chaat Chutney Recipe | Khajur Imli Ki Chutney | Chaat Recipes

chaat sweet chutney

No chat item is complete without this sweet and sour chutney. Iron rich dates and jaggery makes it healthy too. It can be stored and used for making quick chaat's. 

Vegetable Briyani Recipe

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Nutritious and yummy one pot meal!!!

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Vellai Poosanikkai Juice | White Pumpkin Buttermilk | Healthy Drinks

Vellai Poosanikkai Juice for weightloss
A simple buttermilk drink with white pumpkin/poosanikkai which has many health benefits. Amma makes this whenever we have mouth ulcers. I drink this now to keep my body flushed out of toxins, natural body coolant, and for weight loss as it is believed to take away water retention from the body. Amma advises to take it in empty stomach for best results. It is best to have in summers as you might easily catch cold with this coolant drink. 

Curd Rice Recipe | Thalicha Thayir Sadam Recipe

thayir sadam

One of the easy, healthy and comforting food. Thalicha curd rice is easy to pack and eat while travelling. Curd rice just requires pickle to make it complete.

Fig Milkshake Recipe | Milkshake Recipes

dry figs recipe

Fig Milkshake was introduced by my best buddy who is also in Chennai with a busy life. We happened to catch up in Railway station when we both had gone to drop our parents. It was already 11PM but he insisted we have at least a juice somewhere. So, we went to a famous food joint for juices and milkshakes. He wanted only Fig combo of drinks and when asked about it, he shared the health benefits of figs. Then on, I make few drinks to bring fig into our lifestyle in a delicious way. Read about Health Benefits of Dried Figs.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Mocha Kottai Sambar | Pidukku Paruppu Sambar Recipe

pidukku paruppu, dry pidukku mochai paruppu

A favorite dish in my husband's home, whenever mochai is in season, I see his mom making him different recipes with mochai though I have just learned a few. I never liked this from childhood, but when my MIL makes it very delicious I couldn't resist having them. Now, it's one of my favorite too!!!If you haven't tried, try once and I am sure you will love the taste. 

Cucumber Mint Salad Recipe | Salad Recipes

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Another cucumber salad with mint and nuts after a quick and a simple cucumber salad. This salad is rich and flavoured to refresh you!!!

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Chicken Mughlai Briyani Recipe | Chicken Recipes

how to cook mughlai chicken briyani
One briyani which my father loves to have again and again is mughlai chicken briyani. It is simple, flavorful and less spicy briyani. Briyani with Chicken 65 makes a filling Sunday lunch. 

But if you love the dindigul thalapakatti style briyani, you can check the recipe there.  

Monday, 23 February 2015

Tomato Chutney | Easy Chutney Recipes

Tomato Chutney | Easy Chutney Recipes

Our home always prefer tiffin varieties so I make different chutneys for dosa. I have already few chutneys with tomato like Tomato Chutney using coconut, Tomato Thokku and Tomato Garlic. This recipe is an easy, quick and spicy one for a busy morning. 

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Rasamalai Sweet Recipe | Indian Famous Sweets

Rasamalai Sweet Recipe

Rasamalai or Ras Malai is a famous Indian sweet made with soft cheese and soaked in rich flavoured milk. My husband's most favourite sweet and also the first sweet we served him after engagement. I made this for him on Valentine's day and he loved this soft, sugary, milk rich dessert served chill with badam pista topped. 

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Boiled Corn Recipe | How to cook corn in a pressure cooker?

How to cook corn in a pressure cooker

Got some fresh corn??? 

A perfect evening snack with a cup of coffee!!! This recipe brings back memories of my career in Coimbatore when we used to regularly have sweet corn in a shop then we would have the most famous Coimbatore roadside kalan and finish our dinner. Here is the method to prepare a Spicy, buttery boiled corn with a touch of lemon. 

Coriander Chutney | Kothamalli Chutney Recipe | Easy Chutney Recipes

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Coriander chutney is another yummy option when you have no coconut at home to make coconut chutney for Idli Dosa. 

Friday, 20 February 2015

Soya Chunks Curry Recipe | Easy Side Dish Recipes

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Another favourite food I grew eating from my mom's kitchen is soya chunks recipes. Amma has few recipes which I could have more and more. Now, I have started exploring new recipe with soya chunks and this recipe is tried from Pakashastra though I have adjusted the recipe to suit for my family. 

Gongura Chutney | Pulicha Keerai Thuvayal

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Gongura Chutney is a popular dish in Andhra. It is also known as Red Sorrel in English and Pulichakeerai in Tamil. There are two varieties of this keerai in market, pick the nattu keerai. I watched a program in which the health benefits of pulichakeerai was discussed so I picked up a bundle to prepare it and it turned out good. Once in a while I make this and we have it with hot rice. The keerai stays good for a week when refrigerated. 

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Schezwan Egg Fried Rice Recipe | Restaurant Style

the steps to make schezwan egg fried rice in home with pictures

A simple, spicy, quick rice which we have very often at home is Schezwan Egg Fried Rice. I make Vegetable Fried Rice with Mushroom 65 for lunch box which is a favourite combo at home!!! If you have the vegetables and schezwan sauce at home, this recipe can be prepared easily. I have used store bought schezwan sauce here since I had no stock of homemade one. Homemade once are more spicy and flavourful. 

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Paneer 65 Recipe | Veg Starters Recipes

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Whenever my amma and I go to a restaurant, we order Paneer 65 as a starter which my dad doesn't like it. Sometimes, we order again if we like the taste, so he gives a stare like how come we enjoy eating it so much...! He never liked paneer and has tasted only when I started cooking, as he was the only person in my family who has eaten those bad shaped dosa's and burnt hard roti's. Love you Daddo:) 

My Bucket List!!!

All of us have grown in  different states or even in other countries, but we connect through our words and action. We all have our own dreams, passions and priorities. For some, my dream would be a least priority while for others it would be their life dream and goal that they want to achieve. 

Monday, 16 February 2015

Schezwan Paneer Sandwich Recipe

spicy quick schezwan paneer sandwich recipe

I get this sandwich from a shop outside the supermarket where I buy vegetables. I love to try different types of filling and this is one I would suggest anyone to try first. 

The cheesy, spicy and delicious paneer filling makes it a perfect tummy filler with a cup of hot coffee or juice. 

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Nendran Chips Recipe | Teatime Snacks

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Who doesn't love munching chips? That too the most famous Kerala chips??? Amma makes it at home and we used to happily eat. Now when I made, I was happy to have my DH helping me which he always does when I deep fry anything!!! Lol....Hope he skips reading this post....:) We started making this by 10.30 in the night and couldn't stop eating the hot spicy nendran chips in the late night:)

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Papaya Watermelon Salad Recipe | Healthy Foodie

Fruit Salad

I have always been a fit-foodie throughout my college days, after getting married and being away from family, cooking my own food, most of all delicious food blogging and my less active lifestyle has become an challenging phase. Its the phase of my life where I am learning to understand health, responsibility, weight gain, work out, diet, pregnancy, motherhood and so on...!!!

Monday, 9 February 2015

Mini Donut Muffins Recipe | Eggless Baking Recipes

Mini Donut Muffins Recipe | Eggless Baking Recipes
A special day needs a special delight, isn't? Celebrating my DH birthday in Pondicherry so scheduled an little delight post which was sitting in my drafts for a long time!!!

Aren't these little donut muffins look adorable? Yep, they are so beautiful and tasty. It can be prepared in minutes for an yummy bite!!! 

Friday, 6 February 2015

Papdi Recipe | How to make papdi for chaats?

crispy papdi chaat recipe
Papdi's are small flattened puri's used for making chaat items like sev puri or bhel puri. They add crunch to the chaat recipes when loaded with veggies making it a one bite delight. I would say, Papdi as the hero of famous Indian chaats. 

These are readily available in the market, but making at home gives you the satisfaction of using good oil. Trust me, homemade ones are best when compared to the readily available ones. 

Mushroom 65 Recipe | Veg Starters Recipes

mushroom 65 recipe

Who wants some Mushroom 65? If you want something crispy, spicy and fried then try this simple recipe for a evening teatime snack or a lunch starter!!!

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Bread Halwa Recipe - A Guest Post by Sathya Priya of MyKitchenOdyssey

Back with a guest post in the blog from Priya of MyKitchenOdyssey. Its so interesting in doing a guest post and when you receive one!!! The readers get a chance to know other good bloggers around and we get a lot to share, talk and chit chat knowing each other well. Blogging offers so much and I am so happy for being a part of this amazing food blogger world!!! And Priya is one among them!!!!  

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Methi Leaves Sambar | Vendhaya Keerai Sambar Recipe

 keerai sambar ercipe, vendhya keerai sambar recipe easy,
I love sambar's of any kind as I have grown up eating varieties of sambar with veggies in Sambar. Though, there was a time in my college days, when I would never taste sambar. Luckily after my studies, I got the sambar crush once I started having amma's made!!!

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Prawn 65 Recipe | Seafood Recipes

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One of the easy cooking protein in less time is prawn. Grew up eating authentic prawn masala that amma makes on weekends, my brother and I would finish the whole in minutes. Now, when I make these for amma, she enjoys it!!! What else I would ask for, loved cooking for my Amma!!!

Monday, 2 February 2015

Madurai Kari Dosai Recipe | Mutton Dosai Recipe

kari dosa recipe, konar kadi kari dosa
I am lucky to have been brought up in Madurai during my schooling. Madurai has given me lot of friends, culture and memories. To the foodie side of me, I know Madurai not just for the temples but the famous food joints. Madurai serves the best jigarthanda, konnar kadai kari dosa, amma mess, and so on. The list of food joints are so many which always keeps your tummy and wallet happy. 

Sunday, 1 February 2015

No Fikar, Chat Quikr

Do you want some space for your new purchases? Are you thinking to replace your old sofa with an modern one? Are you thinking to upgrade your gym equipments? Think no further when Quikr is there!!!

Watermelon Salad | Salad Ideas

easy salad recipes

Easy and refreshing salad. The mint infused flavours to watermelon and cucumber along with the goodness of flaxseed is amazing!!! 

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Friday, 30 January 2015

Pazham Pori | Ekkatha Appam | Banana Fritters Recipe

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I can never come back from Kerala without having these yummies!!! It is an famous keralite snack available everywhere. I have always preferred to buy the roadside ones. After marriage I hardly get chance to visit Kerala with my family, so make these at home these days!!! 

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Crispy Vegetables - A Guest post by Praveen of Awesome Cuisine

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Crispy Vegetables

Today I have an special guest from Awesome Cuisine - Praveen. I happened to know Praveen through IndiBlogger Community, a Foodie - Poet- Entrepreneur - Techie. Awesome Cuisine has a wide collection of recipes from every cuisine. Some of the interesting recipes I love from Awesome Cuisine are Sugarcane Pongal, Neethili Meen Fry, Bread Crumbs Fried Fish and Homemade Cake. Do checkout the page for quick and easy recipes!!

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Cute Proposal to the Love of my Life

This is the story of a handsome software engineer and his beautiful doctor fiance who fall in love before getting married. 

Prem did not want this marriage to happen so fast though he loved Arpitha the very moment he saw her. Family and friends were in full swing with the marriage preparations.

Cauliflower Semi Gravy Recipe | Chapathi Side Dish Recipes

cauliflower gravy recipe for chappathi, semi gravy

An spicy cauliflower semi gravy recipe for rotis, chappathi or naan from my mom's kitchen. Though I have spent most of my schooling life in hostel, my mom made sure I don't miss home food that she would send packs of tiffen for everyone in my room. Mostly it would be non veg as my hostel served only veg. One veg recipe she sends with chappathi is this and we loved it. 

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Ragi Pooridge Recipe | Finger Millet Recipes | Millet Recipes

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An diet drink after a heavy meal from pongal celebration. It is one of the recipe, prepared in many homes for morning breakfast. I was introduced to this after my marriage through my MIL. She makes these almost every morning for BF. But we never get a chance to taste this as she prepares varieties of tiffen when we visit home, during one long stay at home, I forced her to make this simple, healthy and delicious drink. After which, I loved to make in our home very often. Just ragi and curd to fill your tummy happy for hours!!!