Saturday, 29 March 2014




Chammanthi podi is the famous side dish in Kerala,India.This chammanthi podi is a flavourful coconut combination powder.usually we did idly podi to add some dals.But its completely different from this.
My mom made this and gave me when i was in hostel.That time i enjoyed this podi with hot rice.Its my family favorite too.Its also easy to make with simple ingredients in our home.Everyone store this podi for atleast 6 months in a airtight container.Another thing is We dont need to put oil in this podi.Usually everyone made this with fresh coconut but i prepared in dry coconut(kopara thengai in tamil).Hope this podi reach you guys.Enjoy!!!!!!












What you Need

2 cup Grated coconut
20 Garlic pads
15 Red Chillies 
Bunch Curry leaves
1 cup Urad dal
2 teaspoon asofeotida powder
Salt to taste

How to proceed

Heat pan and add grated coconut to roast it until gets a deep brown for 5minutes.
Dry roast all ingredients and salt,over slow heat.Let it cool.





Grind it into a coarse powder.
Store this podi into an airtight container or glass bottle.
Serve chammanthi podi with hot rice/idli/dosa for your choice.












Posted on Saturday, March 29, 2014 by Subha Subramanian

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Saturday, 1 March 2014


                                                          
Paruppu vadai is the famous tea time snack in south India.Bengal Gram lentil is known as "Kadala paruppu" in Tamil language.This vadai is made at home during hindu festivals in India.You can also add ginger garlic for extra aroma to this vadai.I just skip this step to made this vadai.I learned this vadai from my mother-in-law.Hope u try this simple paruppu vadai.




What you Need

200g Bengal Gram 
6 small onion(Finely chopped)
2 teaspoon fennel seeds
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon Asafoetida powder
Curry Leaves(finely chopped)
Corainder leaves(finely chopped)
Oil (for deep fry)
Salt-to taste


How to proceed

Soak Bengal Gram for 2 hours.Wash,drain and keep aside.
Add fennel seeds and grind into paste as shown in the 
picture no 2.
Now add chopped onion,curry leaves,coriander leaves,chilli powder
asofoetida powder and salt to mix.










Place a kadai and add oil to heat.
Shape the vada batter like a flat disc.
Reduce the flame into low and add the vadai batter to fry it till golden brown color..
Now crispy paruppu vadai is ready.














Posted on Saturday, March 01, 2014 by Subha Subramanian

9 comments

Wednesday, 20 November 2013


I am great fan of chocolate.Chocolate is a super food,it makes you relax when u r stress and good for the heart.It reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke in some high patients.One study found that people who eat chocolate regularly are more likely to be thinner than those who dont.So Folks eat chocolate and stay healthy.





What you need

2 cups cow milk
4 teaspoon sweetened hotchocolate
1 teaspoon sugar
2 Badam(optional)

How to proceed

In a bowl add milk and sugar to boil it.
Now add hot chocolate powder to mix it.
keep the flame low.add chopped badam into it.
Switch off the stove nw.
Add some chocolate chips on the top if u want.
Now yummy hot chocolate ready.







Posted on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 by Subha Subramanian

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Wednesday, 13 November 2013



Apples are an excellent source of dietry fiber.Eating one medium size apple has the same effect as eating a bowl of whole cereal.

Apples are so good for diabetes that research done on people with pre-diabetes found that apples
could even keep people from developing diabetes.In the twenty four hours after"apple consuption"",
pre-diabetes symptoms were fewer.It seems that an apple a day can really be as good at keeping the
doctor away as the old saying says it.

How many days we take apple simply? try some simple dish with apple will increase our taste and not
bored about apple.so i just made this apple gojju and it goes well with rotis or chappathis.

Diabetic information source:http://www.applecontrolsdiabetes.com/html/benefitof_apple.htm
http://www.diabetesdaily.com/forum/food-diet/53230-apples-really-best-fruit-diabetics/






What you need

1 Apple (chopped)
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon urad dal 
4 curry leaves
20 g grated jaggery
2 teaspoon tamarind juice
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
Salt to taste

How to proceed

Heat pan,add oil,mustard seeds,urad dal,curry leaves.
Add jaggery to melt it.
Add tamarind juice to mix it well with chilli powder.


Saute it for 2 minutes.
Add chopped apple to saute it for 5 minutes.
Apple gojju is ready.Serve hot with rotis or chappathi or simply have this.





Posted on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by Subha Subramanian

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Friday, 8 November 2013




I love tomatoes and can often eat them when éverything' upsets my digetive system.They are really tasty to eat and healthy for our health.These are so good for our skin also.This simple tangy tomato rice is perfect for lunch box.

What you need

1 Cup Basmathi Rice
4 Tomatoes (chopped)
2 Medium sized onions(Minced)
1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
2 green chillies
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
2 teaspoon sambhar powder
2 Cardamom pads(optional)
2 Cinnamon stick(optional)
Salt to taste


How to proceed

Heat pan Add cinnamon,cardomam and ginger garlic paste to saute it for 3 minutes.
Now add onions to saute for 5 minutes.
Add chopped tomatoes,green chillies,sambhar powder,turmeric powder and salt to mix it well.






Saute on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes,while stirring continuously.
Now add cleaned rice and pour 3 cup water into it.
Mix gently and cook on a slow flame for another 10minutes.
Simple tomato Rice ready.Serve hot with raitha or pickle.










Posted on Friday, November 08, 2013 by Subha Subramanian

11 comments