Being one of my favorite perennial flowers in our garden, it blooms from summer to fall. The flowers are a little fragrant and loved by bees and butterflies. These flowers are known to spread out over time and take over nearby spaces as it grows. So, I try to replant the excess plant in other … Continue reading Phlox

Beans Paruppu Usili

This is a simple and healthy side dish for rice. In this recipe, I used fresh green beans from our garden. Cutting this into small pieces will take some time, but you can use frozen french cut beans as well. Ingredients Beans (cut into pieces) -------- 2 cupsParuppu usili idly ------------------ 1Grated coconut ---------------------- 1/4 … Continue reading Beans Paruppu Usili

Vendakkai Theeyal /Okra Curry

This is a recipe from my mom, very tasty one. This okra curry is made with roasted coconut and tamarind juice. Ingredients Okra (fresh/frozen) ------- 300 g(diced)Onion ------------------------------ 1/2 (diced)Tamarind juice --------------- 1/4 cup or 4 cubesChili powder ------------------- 1/2 tspCoriander powder ---------- 2 tspTurmeric powder ------------ 1/4 tspSalt to tasteFor grindingGrated coconut ---------- 1/2 … Continue reading Vendakkai Theeyal /Okra Curry

கொள்ளு துவையல்/Horse Gram Thuvaiyal

Horse gram is a kind of lentil used in Indian cooking. It’s one of the most protein-rich lentils and it has lots of health benefits. We make different kinds of dishes from it, but this is the common one. Black gram conjee with horse gram thuvaiyal is the best combination. Lets see how to make the … Continue reading கொள்ளு துவையல்/Horse Gram Thuvaiyal