Ajwain/Karpooravalli Leaves Chutney

This is an Indian herb and it has a lot of medicinal properties. It is called as karpooravalli in Tamil and panikoorka in Malayalam. Ajwain is also called as carom or bishop’s weed. In our hometown, we locally call it as navara pachilai. In most of the houses, people grow this plant and use theContinue reading “Ajwain/Karpooravalli Leaves Chutney”

Cauliflower and Carrot Kootu

This is a very colorful and tasty side dish for rice. Also very simple to make. Ingredients Chopped cauliflower ——– about a cup Chopped carrot —————- about a cup Split moong dal —————- 1/2 cup Indian chili powder ———- 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder ————– 1/4 tsp Salt to taste To make a coconut paste GratedContinue reading “Cauliflower and Carrot Kootu”

Anchovy (Nethili) Fish Thoran

In our hometown, anchovy is a very common fish. You can find it in the fish markets in all the seasons. In some seasons, only anchovy fish will be available. So not to get bored with the fish curry, we make different dishes using the anchovy fish and this thoran is one of them. ThisContinue reading “Anchovy (Nethili) Fish Thoran”

Kovakkai Poriyal (Ivy Gourd/Tindora)

Today I am going to write a recipe to make kovakkai poriyal from frozen kovakkai. You can make it from fresh kovakkai. Ingredients 1 lb. Tindora/ kovakki 1/4 tsp mustard seeds 1/4 tsp cumin seeds 1/2 tsp split urad dal 1 onion medium size (cut it into lengthwise pieces) 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1/2 tspContinue reading “Kovakkai Poriyal (Ivy Gourd/Tindora)”