Jeera Rice / Cumin Rice / Ghee Rice !!


 After a long vacation, yesterday I have reached Detroit, US. Had a wonderful time with my family. Today’s special is simple & easy rice dish. Jeera rice is a simple preparation of rice that has been flavored with jeera or cumin seeds. This versatile rice dish can be accompanied well with spicy dal or vegetable or…

Instant Vathal Kuzhambu !!


Vathal kuzhambu is an authentic dish in south Indian cuisine. This recipe is very simple, the meaning of vathal is sun dried vegetables cooked with tamarind extract & spices. It taste like tangy & sweet. The most common sun dried vegetables like sundakkai (Turkey berry), vendakkai (Okra / ladies finger), manathakkali (Black nightshades), brinjal /…

Indian Spiced Hasselback Potatoes


Hasselback potatoes are a type of potato dish. The name is derived from the restaurant where they were first introduced in the 1940s, Hasselbacken in Stockholm, Sweden which opened in that city in 1748 and where they are called hasselbackspotatis. Hasselback potatoes is a simple & easy dish. The baked potato becomes crispy & brown,…

Dal Broccoli !!


Broccoli with dal is very simple & healthy dish, goes well with steamed rice, chapathi, idli, dosa, etc., It taste delicious too and always I got bored of eating broccoli by stir fry & salad. But this recipes gives a touch of Indian flavor & comfort food for me. I am really happy the way…

Spicy Vegetable Dum Biriyani / Vegetable Rice !!


Today’s recipe is a southern style spiced vegetable dum biriyani.  Its is an simple one pot meal, with colorful vegetables. Beetroot is my special ingredient in this recipe, it gives a very natural & bright red color to biriyani. I never prepared veg dum biriyani before, because am afraid that I may mash the vegetables. But…

Vathal Kuzhambu Powder


This recipe is the spice powder / gun powder for vathal kuzhambu. Vathal Kuzhambu is an authentic dish in south Indian cuisine. It taste like tangy & mild sweet stew. Vathal kuzhambu made with sun dried vegetables (vathal) cooked in tamarind sauce & spice powder. This spice powder can also be substitute to prepare sambar….

Carrot & Knol-Knol Sambar / Stew !!


Today’s recipe is one of my favorite sambar. Knol-Khol is like turnip. The combination of carrot & knol-khol is perfect to make sambar. It’s really gives a unique taste & flavor to this dish. This recipe is goes well with steam rice, idly, dosa, etc., Ingredients: Carrot & knol-khol – 1 1/2 cup (chopped) Salt…