Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Paneer Pasanda

Paneer Pasanda

Paneer pasanda is another paneer gravy dish which is quiet easy to make as there is no chopping of onion and tomato.

I made it as a side dish for vegetable pulav. it was good for lunch box too for my daughter to school.

Boil onion and tomato and make paste of it and then saute it. this is the basic procedure.


  • onion - 2 large
  • tomato 3 medium
  • green chillies - 3
  • ginger and garlic - little
  • cashew nuts - 5 pieces
  • kasoori methi - 1 teaspoon
  • turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
  • coriander powder -1 teaspoon
  • garam masala - 1 teaspoon
  • salt to taste
  • sugar - 1 tablespoon
  • oil - 2 tablespoon
  • butter - 1 tablespoon
  • cream - 1 tablespoon
  • water as required


  • roughly chop the onion tomato ginger garlic and green chillies to a container and add 2 cups of water. let it cook. later take the vegetables and transfer it to the blender along with few cashews. make a paste of this. (you can use that remaining water later.)
  • heat some oil in a kadhai and add this paste. 
  • add sugar, salt, chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and turmeric powder.
  • saute this till the paste thickens up.
  • once the gravy has thickened well and starts oozing oil. add 2 cups of water (you can use the water which you have saved it from the first step).
  • let it boil for 10 more minutes.
  • add crushed kasoori methi leaves and paneer. 
  • add butter and finish it with cream. boil it till your required consistency.

here.. the easy paneer pasanda is ready for any pulav or roti.

Happy cooking !!

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Kadamba Saadham - Comfort Food on a Cold day

Kadamba Saadham - Country Food with Native Vegetables

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Kadamba saadham(rice).. i was not familiar with this rice until few years back when i read the recipe in a cook book during Navarathri festival.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Vegetable Fried Rice

Vegetable Fried Rice

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Fried rice - its such a simple rice dish, not too strong, yet flavourful. colourful for the eyes and satisfies the taste buds. if it is accompanied by some perfect side dish like any manchurian gravies.. it can satisfy your soul too !

Friday, November 16, 2018

Kathirikkai-Murungakai Sambar - Namma Sambar !!

Kathirikkai & Murungakai Sambar - My Style.

Sambar.. in my house was never like the restaurant style or like any of you would guess. It is close-to-my-heart dish. This sambar will be plain without any heavy spice. May be that is the reason why I was initially very very fond of hotel-sambar. once I learnt to make the hotel-sambar I started making it quiet often. But then

Monday, October 15, 2018

Mysore Pak - Deepavali Is Just Around the Corner !

Mysore Pak - Melting Ghee-licious South Indian Sweet

Mysore pak - I was not a very big fan of Mysore pak during my childhood days. But I saw people going crazy for this simple not-so-soft or not-very-flavourful south Indian sweet. Especially my father. I remember, this Mysore pak used to be an important sweet in the wedding sweets ("Kalyana seer palakaram" list along with boondhi laddoo and badusha).

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Kanchipuram Idli (Kovil Idli) - Idli with a Flavour

Kanchipuram Idli - Idli with a Flavour

Kanchipuram idli is fondly known as "kovil idli". Kovil means temple in Tamil.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Udacha Kadalai Laddu / Fried Gram Laddu

Udacha Kadalai Laddu or Pottu Kadalai Laddu or Fried Gram Laddu

If there is any laddu recipe which is easy to make, healthy and good to eat.. then it is this pottu kadalai or udacha kadalai laddu.
Our people used to call it as udacha kadalai and many of my friends call it as pottu kadalai or chutney paruppu. Its a very healthy pulse variety. It is extremely rich in iron content. Excellent snack for kids.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Vendakkai / Bhindi / Okra Biryani

Vendakkai / Okra / Bhindi Biryani

The okra's on the rice in the picture were not mixed with masala. I kept it separately to use for decoration only.

This Bhindi biryani is an inspiration from a paneer biryani recipe from a free recipe booklet for "Snehidhi" women's Tamil magazine. 

Okra is my daughters favourite vegetable. i used make fun of her.. saying that she is so fond of okra that.. if we write "okra" in a paper.. she would eat that too! 😅😆. my daughter is happy with this okra biryani

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