Avial / Coconut Flavored Mixed Vegetable Stew – Easy & Simple !!!!!


Avial is a dish that is common in Tamil cuisine, Udupi cuisine & Kerala. It is very popular in Kerala & Tamilnadu. It is a thick mixture of vegetables and coconut, seasoned with coconut oil and curry leaves. Avial is considered an essential part of the Sadya, the Keralite vegetarian feast. The word “avial” is…

Pistachio Stuffed Bread Gulab Jamun !!


Ramazan / Ramadan Special Gulab Jamun, it is milk solids based dessert, similar to dumpling, soaked in sugar syrup with the essence of rose water. It is a popular dessert, that always in do list in every wedding & feast in India. Bread gulab jamun is one of the easy & less time consuming recipe….

Ambur Chicken Dum Biriyani / Ambur Star Hotel Biriyani !!!


Ambur (place in vellore, India) is very well known for Biryani, a tasty rice dish; varieties of chicken dishes; non-vegetarian curries, etc., sweet dishes like Gulab Jamun, Gajar ka halwa and Mutanjan (a dessert in Muslim weddings after the feast). Ambur have become popular since the reign of Nawabs of Arcot. So, I thought of…

Creamy Mustard Greens & Cauliflower Curry / gravy !!


In India mustard greens are used widely in Northern part of the country. Mustard greens are a bitter, cruciferous vegetable that reside in the same family as spinach, collard greens and kale. They are the store house of many phyto-nutrients that having health promotional and disease prevention properties & also they are rich in vitamin…

Southern Style Plantain Fry / Vazhakai Fry !!


Plantain fry is a famous south Indian side dish, extremely goes well with rasam rice, greens rice or any variety rice. It is simple & easy recipe, can be prepared within a 5 minutes. Marination is optional, while marinating the plantain, add lemon juice not more than 2 drops, because it dominate the other spices…

Southern style Spicy Cauliflower Curry / gravy !!


Cauliflower is low in fat, low in carbohydrates but high in dietary fiber, folate, water and vitamin c, having high nutritional value and best for weight loss. I thought of sharing a simple south Indian curry with Cauliflower as a main ingredient. We can also use the base of this curry for other vegetables like…

South Indian Style Spinach / Pala Keerai Kuzhambu!!


Green leafy recipes are my favorite one, I missed so much of my mom’s preparations. In South India there are many varieties in green leafy vegetables. But,here in United states, we are getting very few Indian varieties greens like spinach, mustard greens, gongura leaves (Kenaf leaves / pulicha keerai), drumstick leaves. Twice a week, I…

Malabar Style Fish Dum Biriyani !!!


Malabar style fish biriyani, is most famous in South Indian cuisines (kerala). The best type of fish to use for fish biriyani are bone less (fillets) or hard fish which have single bone like king fish (Tamil – Kadal veeral,Vanjaram meen; Malayalam – Nei meen). For fish biriyani, patience is important, becaucse it cook fast,…