Sunday, July 28, 2013


This is my mom's signature recipe.She prepares this rice whenever we travel in train from Chennai to Madurai. My father perfectly packs this rice in banana leaf and finally wrapped in news paper.Even now whenever we go on road trips, I always make tamarind rice.

Monday, July 22, 2013


Masala dosa is one of the classic South Indian tiffin recipes.The dosa stuffed with mildly spiced potatoes is sure to tickle the taste buds. There are different variations of Masal dosa.This is the basic recipe. The potato filling is very similar to Puri potato masala. However for Puri masala, we add little water and besan to look like a thick gravy.

Masal Dosa

Thursday, July 18, 2013


This is one of my favorite keerai recipes. This is a very simple, mildly spiced and comforting dish that is even ideal for toddlers. Just serve with hot rice and a teaspoon of ghee and it tastes heavenly. My son just loves to have this as a soup.

Paruppu Keerai

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


Thengai Arisi Payasam is usually prepared on first day of Aadi month. Either Jaggery or sugar can be used for this payasam. I like the jaggery version though.This is very easy to prepare and has a unique flavor. Using basmati rice will enhance the flavor.Traditionally raw rice is used.

Rice Coconut Payasam

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


I wanted to try something different and exotic for my husband's birthday this year without any elaborate decorations.When I was doing shopping at the grocery store, a pack of mascoporne cheese caught my attention and then decided to bake a Tiramisu cake.Since I want the cake to look regal, I used eggless vanilla sponge cake instead of lady fingers as base so that I can also decorate it.

Check out the  classic Egg free Tiramisu cake with Lady fingers

Eggless Tiramisu Cak

Sunday, July 7, 2013


Rasavaangi is usually made with brinjals or ashgourd and it closely resembles Arachuvitta sambar. The same spices are used but the measurement and procedure is quite different. Rasavangi is also thicker in consistency than sambar and can also be served as kootu

Kathirikkai Rasavaangi

Monday, July 1, 2013


I was not a great fan of palak paneer before.But I started liking it over the past two years.When I made it first time at home, I did not get the correct consistency and color.I tried it with ground onions and the taste was not so appealing. After that I never attempted to make this at home.Nowadays my daughter loves paneer dishes a lot. After trying Panner butter masala, I tried this recipe from here and this time turned out to be excellent.

Recipe source: vahrehvah