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


Every year our hydrangea garden is expanding itself. Always it is an eye catching spot in our front yard. The flowers start blooming in July and stays until fall. The flower color will change to light lime green in fall.Every fall we cut the hydrangea plant few inches above the soil, then after a long … Continue reading Hydrangea

Senai Kizhangu (Yam) Kootu

I already posted the recipe of yam roast. This one is a different kind of preparation and it is a common side dish for rice in our hometown. Ingredients Fresh or Frozen yam ----------- 300 gShallots --------------------------------- 10Grated coconut -------------------- 1/3 cupChili powder ------------------------- 1/4 tspTurmeric powder ----------------- 1/4 tspGaram masala powder -------- 1/4 tspFor … Continue reading Senai Kizhangu (Yam) Kootu