Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Nethili Meen Varuval/ Netholi Fish Fry/ Spicy Anchovies fry

                                 Sometimes when I crave for something Spicy, crispy and yet healthy, my mind's rapid thought would end with this nethili fish fry only. This is a droolicious recipe, with number of health benefits of the fish.

                              Anchovy has a lot of omega 3 fatty acids. In benefits with rich source iron and calcium and hence aids in strong bones and teeth. Good for heart health also.

Prep Time 10-15 minutes (including marinating time)
Cooking Time 10-15 
minutes (changes depending on quantity)


1/4 kg Anchovies Fish  

1 tbsp Sesame Oil
1/2 tbsp Red Chilly Powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
1/2 tbsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
3 Springs Springs of Curry Leaves
1/2 tbsp Coriander leaves (Chopped)
1/2 tbsp Lemon Juice (optional)
For shallow frying Cooking Oil
As per Taste Salt


1) Wash the fish and let the water to drain off. I usually wash fish using salt and turmeric powder added (see note for procedure). Take the ingredients needed for making the fry.
2) Mix  chilly powder, turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste, leaves and salt using sesame oil. Now marinate the fish in the mixture.
3) Let it marinate for 10- 15 minutes. 
4) Shallow fry the fish and enjoy.

                       Procedure to wash the fish
  • I usually wash any type of fish adding salt and turmeric powder. When washing with salt and turmeric they both act as an antiseptic. Hence improved health benefit.
  • First I wash normally in running water for two times to remove impurities.
  • Then by adding salt and wash again. I prefer crystallized salt.
  • And finally with turmeric powder. Hence clean fish.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Ragi adai with Drumstick leaves- Ragi Rotti(Spicy version)- Kezhvaragu MurungaKeerai Adai- Finger millet Adai

                               Ragi is one special ingredient recommended for when puberty in girls. Ragi or Finger millet has loads of calcium in it.This recipe is one best recipe with loads of calcium and iron in it.

                                            Ragi is one of the staple food in Karnataka. People here is Karnataka include ragi in various forms.

Prep time  10 minutes ( Excluding cleaning of drumstick leaves )
Cooking time 5-8 mins 


1 cup Ragi Flour 
As per taste Salt

To Saute and add with the ragi flour
2 tsp Mustard seeds
8-10 Small Onions (or sambar onions) chopped / 1 number Onion
2 tbsp Curry leaves chopped
2 tbsp Drumstick leaves 


1. First saute all the ingredients under the saute list. Then add it to the ragi flour.

2. Then make the ragi dough by adding water.

3. Take small balls out of the dough, pat it into round shape.
Put these ragi dough patties on to the heated tawa and cook it in low flame. Turn it to both sides in regular intervals.

                               The calcium and iron rich ragi rotti is ready. The iron is provided by the drumstick leaves. This can be taken even with any chutney also.


  • This ragi adai/ ragi rotti can be made without drumstick leaves also.
  • It is good to add sesame oil while on tawa.
  • Cook in low flame.


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Chettinad Eral Sukka/ Prawn Sukka/ Shrimp Dry Recipe

                                        It has been long time since I am blogging. Yet my long pause has been resumed by a damn delicious recipe, (after trying you ll too accept with me) Prawn Sukka.  Rather than saying me as Non- vegetarian, I would exclaim myself as a lover of Sea Foods. Prawn is a perfect one of the sea food group.

                                        Kids resisting after food even go crazy with prawn/shrimp. Any of the recipe using prawn/ shrimp either briyani, shrimp fried rice, etc is always amazing. 

Prep Time 10-15 mins (includes marinating time)
Cooking Time 10-15 mins

To marinate for 10 minutes
1 cup Prawn (spine removed and cleaned)
1-2 tsp Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tbsp Tamarind Syrup
As per taste Salt

To grind and Make paste
8-10 pods of Garlic
1 inch Ginger
1  Onion (Small sized)
1  Green Chilly (optional)
2 tbsp Fennel Seeds

To Saute 
1-2 tbsp SesameOil/ Gingelly oil (preferable)
2 tsp Mustard seeds
8-10 Small Onions (or sambar onions) chopped / 1 number Onion
2 tbsp Curry leaves chopped

To Garnish
1 tbsp Coriander leaves chopped


  • Marinate the prawn/shrimp along with the ingredients to marinate for 10 minutes.
  • Then make a course paste of the things to grind.
  • Now add some oil, once it is hot add the mustard seeds. After it splutters add chopped onion and curry leaves.
  • Then add the coarsely grind ed paste, saute till the raw smell goes off.
  • Now add the marinated prawns/ shrimps.
  • Allow it to cook for for 10-15 minutes. Check in between whether it has been cooked.
  • Turn off the flame.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
                        The yummy prawn chettinad sukka is ready. Goes well with rice, chapattis, rotis, etc.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Milagu Poondu thakkali Rasam / Garlic Pepper and Tomato Soup Recipe

                              There is a popular saying in Tamil that, "உணவே மருந்து". Meaning the food we eat itself is a medicine. Rasam is the dish which is apt for the above saying. I remember my grandma making rasam almost all the days for lunch. I am fond of drinking the rasam, which my kid follows too:-)

                                     The Pepper, Cumin, Garlic, Tomato, Tamarind syrup, and the coriander leaves, will make wonders in ailing your digestion. Want to treat your cold and cough without seeking doctor, then having rasam for a week along with cooked rice will help you. This helps in relieving constipation and gastric problems also. The first baby food with rice will be mashed rasam rice in my native regions.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Bread Chaat with leftover Chanamasala

                        Leftovers occupy a lot space in most of the kitchens today. Cooking for the exact quantity is considered to be a great skill. Reusing the leftovers, makes me to think. And, hence my thought process yielded with the bread chaat from the chana masala left overs.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Moong Dal Sprouts and Mint Dosa- A Refreshing Green Dosa...

                           I am not a loser, yes was able to make my kid eat sprout, that too with goodness of green leaves (mint) added.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Dal Palak / Spinach Dal Recipe

                               Spinach is considered to be a pregnancy superfood. Spinach and many other greens are recommended for pregnant women, as for the iron content, antioxidant property, etc. This helps to ease the constipation problems especially during pregnancy. That too greens with a dal, is a complete side dish.