Vadu manga oorukai (Tender Mango Pickle)

Apart from hot sun and sweat, summer reminds us about pickling, making vadams and vathals and many more. There are lot of seasonal fruits and vegetables with which we can make pickles and vathals and that can be stored and used later. Vadu manga (Tender mango) is one such. Generally vadu manga pickle is in…

Thakkaali Thokku (Tomato Pickle)

When we see the vegetable price has fallen down, we think about different options to cook them and store. Bought some fresh ripped red tomatoes few days back and immediately prepared this thokku/pickle. Though few ingredients are mandatory for pickle, few ingredients are purely optional and it varies depends on one’s choice. This particular recipe…

CURRY MASALA POWDER

Curry masala powder or curry powder is a mix of Indian spices blend together in a mixer grinder or in a mill if preparing in larger quantity. In Tamilnadu, this is widely mentioned as Mutton masala or Chicken masala powder. This is slightly varied from Garam masala powder, which we generally use it for making…

Sambar Podi / Sambar masala powder

Sambar masala powder/Sambar podi is an aromatic South Indian spice powder prepared by dry roasting and grinding various Indian spices and few lentils. Sambar powder is mainly used for making sambar and also used in few South Indian curries. Mostly I will get sambar powder from my grand mom or my MIL. I like both…

Health Mix Powder (SATHU MAAVU)

Health mix powder (Millets mix powder/Multigrain mix) can be prepared with desired millets, grains and dried nuts in varied proportions. The one which I’m sharing is how my grandma make it in our home. You can alter the ingredients and adjust the quantity based on the availability and need. Keeping this mix as a base…