tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-180539642011-05-17T03:02:48.400-02:00Kitchen Tantra - tease your palateA Food Blog for Indian Recipes.Malar Gandhihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16586988066440083113noreply@blogger.comBlogger1795125http://creativecommons.org/images/public/somerights20.gifKitchenTantra-TeaseYourPalatehttp://feedburner.google.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18053964.post-67245382509295183102011-05-16T21:08:00.006-02:002011-05-16T21:36:30.160-02:002011-05-16T21:36:30.160-02:00Mung Dhall Kadhi - What To Cook??Malar Gandhihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16586988066440083113noreply@blogger.com0Pachai Payiru Mor Curry:Why would someone want a funny story behind the recipes? Its very simple, storytelling at root...began with food! Remember Mommy's stories that fed you extra lump?! Awakening memoirs always percolate underneath food related stories. Life is all about food and celebrations. Many adults, enthusiastically recall their past' often revolving around experience of taste buds!Deep <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/lgpzWI2IxsLM_CfHvOsO2_iwCJM/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/lgpzWI2IxsLM_CfHvOsO2_iwCJM/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/lgpzWI2IxsLM_CfHvOsO2_iwCJM/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/lgpzWI2IxsLM_CfHvOsO2_iwCJM/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KitchenTantra-TeaseYourPalate/~4/CVdE8EHyI7g" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kitchentantra.com/2011/05/mung-dhall-kadhi-what-to-cook.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18053964.post-66090573831665703542011-05-16T08:56:00.009-02:002011-05-16T09:42:45.982-02:002011-05-16T09:42:45.982-02:00Paruppu Urundai Kurma - Real Comfort, Real Good!Malar Gandhihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16586988066440083113noreply@blogger.com16Steamed Lentil's Balls In Spciy Korma:Ingredients:For Paruppu Urundai:Thoor Dal(soaked in water for 20 minutes)SaltGinger 2" peeled and gratedGarlic 5-6 cloves choppedDry red chilies 6-8SaltFennel seeds 2 spoonsCurry leaves fewCilantro.For Kurma/Korma:Fresh coconut milk 1 cupPoppy seeds paste 1 teaspoonGreen chilies 3 slittedOnion 1 small - gratedOnion 1 small slicedGinger-garlic paste 1 <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/_WoNoa99cPULiZEflgq1Pt5iZnM/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/_WoNoa99cPULiZEflgq1Pt5iZnM/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/_WoNoa99cPULiZEflgq1Pt5iZnM/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/_WoNoa99cPULiZEflgq1Pt5iZnM/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KitchenTantra-TeaseYourPalate/~4/7JYVKz9BAuI" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kitchentantra.com/2011/05/paruppu-urundai-kurma-real-comfort-real.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18053964.post-12587941961605219292011-05-16T00:51:00.005-02:002011-05-16T01:02:42.345-02:002011-05-16T01:02:42.345-02:00Vazhaikai-Karamani Kuzhambu - Country StyleMalar Gandhihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16586988066440083113noreply@blogger.com11Green Plantain n Kidney Beans Curry:Other Names: Raw green plantain and kidney beans in tamarind based curry. Aratikaya Pulusu. Vazhaikai-karamani puli kuzhambu.Ingredients:Green plantain 1 diced / slicedKidney Beans - Seeds 1 cup(soaked overnight)Pearl Onions chopped 1 cupGarlic 5-7 cloves - crushedTomato 1 small - choppedSaltTurmericChili powderJaggery/brown sugar 1 spoonCoconut milk 1 small <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/lKkqXGV_k03zrSQgVcvzKaOyAx8/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/lKkqXGV_k03zrSQgVcvzKaOyAx8/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/lKkqXGV_k03zrSQgVcvzKaOyAx8/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/lKkqXGV_k03zrSQgVcvzKaOyAx8/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KitchenTantra-TeaseYourPalate/~4/1LaxxcsX448" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kitchentantra.com/2011/05/vazhaikai-karamani-kuzhambu-country.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18053964.post-78402976032470218652011-05-15T09:20:00.006-02:002011-05-15T10:04:09.069-02:002011-05-15T10:04:09.069-02:00Okra Masala - Taste of South IndiaMalar Gandhihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16586988066440083113noreply@blogger.com12Vendaikai Masala:Other Names: Bhindi Masala - Tamil Nadu Style. Bhindi Subzi. Lady's Finger Fry. Vendaikai Varuval. Bendakaya Kura.Ingredients:Okra/lady's finger - 1 poundGreen chilies 3 slicedRed onion 1 large slicedGinger 1" gratedGarlic 2 pods mincedTomato 1 small - crushedSaltTurmeric 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonSesame oil few spoonsThalippu Vadagam - 1 spoonMustard seeds 1/4 spoonCumin <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/k6EyXZkHh3l_Z3Wf5cj3rE4RZXc/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/k6EyXZkHh3l_Z3Wf5cj3rE4RZXc/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/k6EyXZkHh3l_Z3Wf5cj3rE4RZXc/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/k6EyXZkHh3l_Z3Wf5cj3rE4RZXc/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KitchenTantra-TeaseYourPalate/~4/OHxcTv7cXFA" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kitchentantra.com/2011/05/okra-masala-taste-of-south-india.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18053964.post-17758018461824508482011-05-13T16:56:00.013-02:002011-05-13T19:18:27.071-02:002011-05-13T19:18:27.071-02:00Soft Roti - Imitating Mom's Style:)Malar Gandhihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16586988066440083113noreply@blogger.com10Hoooray Blogger Is Back:) You know what? I realized that, life really sucks without blogging:( When blogger was taken down for maintenance and debugging or something...I kind of went nuts!! First of all...I was looking out for a way to reach my fellow blog friends...yes, we all shared the same sentiments! Many expressed their regrets, some were really pissed-off and definitely we were all looking <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/1ph4Tq8VBlZ-mubG1MqlVVRn21I/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/1ph4Tq8VBlZ-mubG1MqlVVRn21I/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/1ph4Tq8VBlZ-mubG1MqlVVRn21I/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/1ph4Tq8VBlZ-mubG1MqlVVRn21I/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KitchenTantra-TeaseYourPalate/~4/AzzvEmtAM5E" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kitchentantra.com/2011/05/soft-roti-imitating-moms-style.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18053964.post-36870028257317801872011-05-12T09:00:00.001-02:002011-05-16T09:52:55.111-02:002011-05-16T09:52:55.111-02:00Mixed Veggie Tomato Soup - Hearty Concoction:)Malar Gandhihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16586988066440083113noreply@blogger.com4Mixed Vegetables in Tomato Based Soup:Most of my posts of last year's was all about 'slow-cooking meals' and 'rich desserts'! I was cooking, cooking and cooking...all non-stop meals with extra care! What I liked about it...is yet another question! One fine day, I realized that I've been spending awful lot of time in cooking than actually eating. How ironical, right! That's when I decided to try ' <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/de0e_VHi3WNLv95aBPusfHDK_bQ/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/de0e_VHi3WNLv95aBPusfHDK_bQ/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/de0e_VHi3WNLv95aBPusfHDK_bQ/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/de0e_VHi3WNLv95aBPusfHDK_bQ/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KitchenTantra-TeaseYourPalate/~4/FyxOZnCWM6U" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kitchentantra.com/2011/05/mixed-veggie-tomato-soup-hearty.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18053964.post-70780194274823512112011-05-11T00:53:00.022-02:002011-05-11T11:50:07.552-02:002011-05-11T11:50:07.552-02:00Vegetable Kothu Parotta - Multiple Choice Food!Malar Gandhihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16586988066440083113noreply@blogger.com15Vegetarian Kothu Barotta:Well, am not here to complain, but you see...If given choice, many want This, That and the Other. Oh yeah, I agree we all love some choices, (take a stroll to the nearby Super store, am positive that you will be bewildered by the numerous options at every section)!Anyhow...when it comes to multi-multiple choices, oh man, its pretty annoying!! Host: What would you prefer <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/MI4HtFfljr_0-jAmj5vorAq4Is8/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/MI4HtFfljr_0-jAmj5vorAq4Is8/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/MI4HtFfljr_0-jAmj5vorAq4Is8/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/MI4HtFfljr_0-jAmj5vorAq4Is8/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KitchenTantra-TeaseYourPalate/~4/4CdqdICz3w8" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kitchentantra.com/2011/05/vegetable-kothu-parotta-multiple-choice.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18053964.post-59797355811578522742011-05-10T08:48:00.016-02:002011-05-10T09:39:53.747-02:002011-05-10T09:39:53.747-02:00Dhall Makhani - Mood For Cooking!Malar Gandhihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16586988066440083113noreply@blogger.com22Dal Makhani:Once upon a time...when I was studying in New Delhi, they used to serve Dal Makhani in our hostel, quite often! Let me refresh your memory by saying 'Makhani' means buttery. Somehow, our cook completely misses the whole idea of adding it to the dish! He exactly knows how to ruin a particular dish...in his own way! My roomie(room mate) and I, used to pray sincerely...so that they <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/WxY4pbidcH3SCXtE6QHu7OV9MUs/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/WxY4pbidcH3SCXtE6QHu7OV9MUs/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/WxY4pbidcH3SCXtE6QHu7OV9MUs/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/WxY4pbidcH3SCXtE6QHu7OV9MUs/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KitchenTantra-TeaseYourPalate/~4/FeeSiwQED14" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kitchentantra.com/2011/05/dhall-makhani-mood-for-cooking.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18053964.post-82078885182803331012011-05-09T10:13:00.011-02:002011-05-09T13:59:41.467-02:002011-05-09T13:59:41.467-02:00Mutta Masala - Hot and Spicy!Malar Gandhihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16586988066440083113noreply@blogger.com14 Egg Masala: Chettinad Style Egg Masala. Egg Chettinad. Muttai Masala Varuval. Mutta Varuthadhu. Ingredients: Eggs 4-6 boiled n peeled Salt Turmeric 1/4 spoon Chili powder 1 spoon Fresh tamarind 1 large pod Sesame oil 1/2 tablespoon Curry leaves few. Spices Required: Dry coconut 2 spoons Coriander seeds 2 spoons Fenugreek seeds 1/4 spoon Poppy seeds 1 teaspoon Dry red chilies 7-9 Cumin <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/Vzgdc3he7wMtDKyKWAcSumx1SK0/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/Vzgdc3he7wMtDKyKWAcSumx1SK0/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/Vzgdc3he7wMtDKyKWAcSumx1SK0/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/Vzgdc3he7wMtDKyKWAcSumx1SK0/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KitchenTantra-TeaseYourPalate/~4/_2UXilisJ0k" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kitchentantra.com/2011/05/mutta-masala-hot-and-spicy.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18053964.post-19278985214338023382011-05-08T10:33:00.015-02:002011-05-08T11:07:20.527-02:002011-05-08T11:07:20.527-02:00Cauliflower Masala Dosa - Fiber Rich Alternate!Malar Gandhihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16586988066440083113noreply@blogger.com10Cauliflower Masala Dosai:Ingredients:Dosa batterOil few spoons.For The Filling:Cauliflower cut into small floretsGreen chilies 3 choppedGinger 1" mincedGarlic 1 clove mincedOnion 1 large choppedSaltTurmericChili powder 1 teaspoonCilantro leaves fewOil few spoonsCoriander seeds 4-7Cumin seeds 1/4 spoon.Method:In a wide wok, heat oil. Add the tempering spices followed by chilies, ginger-garlic and <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/6koDwPWL1WWIHwx0G-SOUgYKuiQ/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/6koDwPWL1WWIHwx0G-SOUgYKuiQ/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/6koDwPWL1WWIHwx0G-SOUgYKuiQ/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/6koDwPWL1WWIHwx0G-SOUgYKuiQ/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KitchenTantra-TeaseYourPalate/~4/yJOdoELjps4" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kitchentantra.com/2011/05/cauliflower-masala-dosa-fiber-rich.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18053964.post-30230274548197175732011-05-07T18:15:00.010-02:002011-05-07T18:31:52.393-02:002011-05-07T18:31:52.393-02:00Mutton-Spring Onions Soup - Natural Remedy For Flu!Malar Gandhihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16586988066440083113noreply@blogger.com10Meat-Green Onions Soup:Other Names: Goat's meat and Spring onions Soup. Iraichi-Vengaya thaal Soup.Ingredients:Meat with bones 1/4 kiloSpring onions 1 large bunchRed onions 1 medium slicedGinger 1" gratedGarlic 2 cloves minced (use 7-10 pods, if you like)Soy sauce 1 tablespoonWhite pepper powder 1-2 spoonsOil few spoons.Method:Cook mutton till tender in a pressure cooker, set aside.Heat oil in a <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/fBiI45UZ6kFJAsEDtRA3otLzxmM/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/fBiI45UZ6kFJAsEDtRA3otLzxmM/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/fBiI45UZ6kFJAsEDtRA3otLzxmM/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/fBiI45UZ6kFJAsEDtRA3otLzxmM/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KitchenTantra-TeaseYourPalate/~4/PkCqT5I5x5s" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kitchentantra.com/2011/05/mutton-spring-onions-soup-natural.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18053964.post-82863544612642812172011-05-06T21:27:00.009-02:002011-05-06T23:57:22.255-02:002011-05-06T23:57:22.255-02:00Qeema Kofta Shorba - A Little Bit Of MoreMalar Gandhihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16586988066440083113noreply@blogger.com12Kheema Kofta Soup:Other Names: Mutton Kola Urundai Soup. Minced Meat Balls Soup. Mutton Keema Kofta Soup. Kaima Kofta Soup.Ingredients:For KoftaFor SoupOil few spoonsOnion 1 small bulbGreen chili 1Garlic 1" gratedGarlic 1 clove mincedTomato 1 crushedMutton broth 4-6 cupsEgg 1 numberCilantro leaves fewPepper powder to tasteMethod:In a wide wok, heat oil and fry the chilies, ginger, garlic, onions <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/xek6-X1VCQv5eLvImCfDUZ9H_Hw/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/xek6-X1VCQv5eLvImCfDUZ9H_Hw/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/xek6-X1VCQv5eLvImCfDUZ9H_Hw/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/xek6-X1VCQv5eLvImCfDUZ9H_Hw/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KitchenTantra-TeaseYourPalate/~4/zrDzsGO9b2c" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kitchentantra.com/2011/05/qeema-kofta-shorba-little-bit-of-more.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18053964.post-45870271940172576522011-05-06T10:41:00.005-02:002011-05-06T10:51:16.269-02:002011-05-06T10:51:16.269-02:00Plantain Stem Sambar - My Mom's Favorite:)Malar Gandhihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16586988066440083113noreply@blogger.com16Vazhai Thandu Sambar:Other Names: Banana Tree's inner Stem in Lentil's based Curry. Ingredients:Plantain stem - tender, slicedThuvar Dal 1 cup Onion 1 largeTomato 1 largeSaltTurmeric powder 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonSambar Powder(home made) 1-2 spoonsTamarind paste 1 spoonGhee or oil few spoonsCilantro leaves to garnish.For Tempering:Mustard seeds 1/2 spoonCumin seeds 1/2 spoonAsafoetida 1/4 <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/Y-jX7e2M6jUSQA4nsns5gm5awpk/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/Y-jX7e2M6jUSQA4nsns5gm5awpk/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/Y-jX7e2M6jUSQA4nsns5gm5awpk/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/Y-jX7e2M6jUSQA4nsns5gm5awpk/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KitchenTantra-TeaseYourPalate/~4/tlvaj_KLf7c" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kitchentantra.com/2011/05/plantain-stem-sambar-my-moms-favorite.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18053964.post-31761882112226626352011-05-05T22:19:00.008-02:002011-05-05T23:05:44.098-02:002011-05-05T23:05:44.098-02:00Poosanikai Mor Curry - Refresh Your Meal Time!Malar Gandhihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16586988066440083113noreply@blogger.com16Vellai Poosanikai Mor Kuzhambu:Other Names: White Pumpkin in Curd based Curry. Ash Gourd in Yogurt's Curry. Winter Melon in Yogurt's Curry.I have witnessed people using a whole head of white pumpkin to avoid an imaginary evil eye (Dhrishti / much like witchcraft) in India. That is, if you take a stroll through the streets, especially in market area (invariably rural, urban and metropolitan) on <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/K3SalYbvUb-F8RYMyuUyQU4OlUQ/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/K3SalYbvUb-F8RYMyuUyQU4OlUQ/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/K3SalYbvUb-F8RYMyuUyQU4OlUQ/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/K3SalYbvUb-F8RYMyuUyQU4OlUQ/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KitchenTantra-TeaseYourPalate/~4/x5hVV_S0sSE" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kitchentantra.com/2011/05/poosanikai-mor-curry-refresh-your-meal.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18053964.post-43496371204685894842011-05-05T09:56:00.010-02:002011-05-05T20:05:50.002-02:002011-05-05T20:05:50.002-02:00Poblano Peppers Curry - Touch Of SpicesMalar Gandhihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16586988066440083113noreply@blogger.com14Mirchi Ki Salan:(Broiled, not Fried)Other Names: Pablano Peppers Curry. Mirchi Salan. Milagai Kuzhambu. Ingredients:Poblano peppers 4-6Turmeric 1/4tspoonCoriander seeds powder1/2 tspoonChili powderSalt to tasteAsafoetidaMustard seeds 1/4 spoonCurry leaves fewRoast Each Separately and Powder Them Together:PeanutsSesame seedsCumin seedsFry These in Oil and Wet Grind To Thick Paste: <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/Szy0dkQqZ1GBPC93taOXnvkjTCg/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/Szy0dkQqZ1GBPC93taOXnvkjTCg/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/Szy0dkQqZ1GBPC93taOXnvkjTCg/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/Szy0dkQqZ1GBPC93taOXnvkjTCg/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KitchenTantra-TeaseYourPalate/~4/fNKPf4s7jWs" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kitchentantra.com/2011/05/poblano-peppers-curry-touch-of-spices.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18053964.post-12175816073815922082011-05-04T13:03:00.010-02:002011-05-04T14:49:44.496-02:002011-05-04T14:49:44.496-02:00Bhagara Lauki - Tempt Your Senses!Malar Gandhihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16586988066440083113noreply@blogger.com12Soraikai Masala:Bhagara Lauki. Dudhikaya Kura. Bottle Gourd Spicy Curry.Sorakaya Kura.Did I ever mention that I am kind of square when it comes to cooking! I try to balance every meal that I cook...with one fiber, a portion of protein and little carbohydrate. I actually plan a week's menu much ahead before even shopping for it! Use post-it notes, check-lists and cheat cards!! And, I try to stick <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/gpt8q4ol70eDUz3AhbQ4bpGOZr8/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/gpt8q4ol70eDUz3AhbQ4bpGOZr8/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/gpt8q4ol70eDUz3AhbQ4bpGOZr8/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/gpt8q4ol70eDUz3AhbQ4bpGOZr8/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KitchenTantra-TeaseYourPalate/~4/-Y9zBkWZPec" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kitchentantra.com/2011/05/bhagara-lauki-tempt-your-senses.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18053964.post-87790899160792999422011-05-04T00:25:00.009-02:002011-05-04T00:57:18.146-02:002011-05-04T00:57:18.146-02:00Bitter Gourd - Dry Coconut Stir-FryMalar Gandhihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16586988066440083113noreply@blogger.com21Kobbari Kakarkaye:Other Names: Pavakai-Kopparai Varuval. Karela Chukka Nariyal ka Subzi. Kaakarkai Kura.When it comes to cooking, I never complicate (at least intentionally) the procedures! I cook once a day in the evening and pack the same for the next day's lunch. So, I really take good care and try nothing goofy to ruin it! For the same reason...I also minimize the ingredients. Most of my <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/JenoSm951LydL4OdT8cBhAGKBsk/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/JenoSm951LydL4OdT8cBhAGKBsk/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/JenoSm951LydL4OdT8cBhAGKBsk/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/JenoSm951LydL4OdT8cBhAGKBsk/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KitchenTantra-TeaseYourPalate/~4/chnOvLUWG6Y" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kitchentantra.com/2011/05/bitter-gourd-dry-coconut-stir-fry.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18053964.post-17256309612953078412011-05-03T13:25:00.012-02:002011-05-03T14:17:30.449-02:002011-05-03T14:17:30.449-02:00Keerai Poricha Kootu - Comfort In A Bowl!Malar Gandhihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16586988066440083113noreply@blogger.com15Greens in Lentils and Coconut Based Curry:Other Names: Greens Olan. Green leafy vegetables in Lentils and Coconut Based Curry.When I was growing up, green leafy vegetables used to be a quintessential part of our daily diet! Upon hitting the age - teen, my food preferences centered around...with heavy dose of spice, restaurant delights, thick gravies, fiery hot meals, deep-fried junks and <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/EzRZMyGgcf29h4OUWgpxBk6DzEY/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/EzRZMyGgcf29h4OUWgpxBk6DzEY/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/EzRZMyGgcf29h4OUWgpxBk6DzEY/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/EzRZMyGgcf29h4OUWgpxBk6DzEY/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KitchenTantra-TeaseYourPalate/~4/YYGjmPO_myY" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kitchentantra.com/2011/05/keerai-poricha-kootu-comfort-in-bowl.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18053964.post-91077367974437290692011-05-02T20:58:00.011-02:002011-05-03T10:23:50.569-02:002011-05-03T10:23:50.569-02:00Ande-Simla Mirchi Bhurji - Tastefully Simple:)Malar Gandhihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16586988066440083113noreply@blogger.com16Scrambled Eggs with Bell Peppers:Other Names: Scrambled Eggs with Capsicum. Kudaimilagai -Muttai Podimass.People often misjudge me, that I am an active girl! Many keep handing down their responsibilities to me at work front and at home!! Come on, man...I am super lazy at times!! Well, I am actually smart enough to trick people' to think that I am energetic and active, hehe:) So, just like anybody <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/rj-eLLJungitrj7o5EbM-RzO2t4/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/rj-eLLJungitrj7o5EbM-RzO2t4/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/rj-eLLJungitrj7o5EbM-RzO2t4/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/rj-eLLJungitrj7o5EbM-RzO2t4/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KitchenTantra-TeaseYourPalate/~4/OPnrKyWaF3A" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kitchentantra.com/2011/05/ande-simla-mirchi-bhurji-tastefully.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18053964.post-8909156989611981522011-05-02T09:29:00.009-02:002011-05-02T10:17:29.921-02:002011-05-02T10:17:29.921-02:00Beans Cheruparippu Thoran - The Basic Stir-Fry!Malar Gandhihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16586988066440083113noreply@blogger.com17Beans-Siruparuppu Poriyal:Other Names: Beans-Cherupayar Thoran. Beans Poriyal. Beans Thoran. Beans Stir-Fry.Ingredients:Beans finely choppedGreen chilies 3 choppedMoong dal - 1 small cup soakedSaltGrated coconut 4-7 spoonMustard seeds 1/4 spoonCumin seeds 1/4 spoonCurry leaves fewCoconut oil few spoons.Method:Cook the lentils briefly till tender and intact in shape. Set aside.In a wide wok, heat <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/aNKibi8h6oYtFygVfC5b84Ybowg/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/aNKibi8h6oYtFygVfC5b84Ybowg/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/aNKibi8h6oYtFygVfC5b84Ybowg/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/aNKibi8h6oYtFygVfC5b84Ybowg/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KitchenTantra-TeaseYourPalate/~4/vUvzWLL5jjM" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kitchentantra.com/2011/05/beans-cheruparippu-thoran.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18053964.post-72490874377570205732011-04-30T23:21:00.010-02:002011-05-01T10:14:13.801-02:002011-05-01T10:14:13.801-02:00Mutton Keema Masal Dosa - Restaurant DelightMalar Gandhihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16586988066440083113noreply@blogger.com10Kothu-kari Masal Dosai:Other Names: Mutton Kheema Masal Dosa. Kaima Masal Dosai. Minced Meat Dosa. Minced Meat Stuffed Crepes.Ingredients:Dosa batterFor Masala:Minced meat 1/4 kiloGreen chilies3 slicedOnions large 2Ginger-garlic paste 1 spoonTomato 1 crushedSaltTurmeric 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonGaram masala 1/4 spoonFennel seeds 1 spoonCurry leaves fewOil few spoonsCilantro leaves few.Method: <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/Nka-fwvXv_AE_lDw4sdxVKdpqhI/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/Nka-fwvXv_AE_lDw4sdxVKdpqhI/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/Nka-fwvXv_AE_lDw4sdxVKdpqhI/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/Nka-fwvXv_AE_lDw4sdxVKdpqhI/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KitchenTantra-TeaseYourPalate/~4/iDTvEezl_Ls" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kitchentantra.com/2011/04/mutton-keema-masal-dosa-restaurant.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18053964.post-46895222127007805992011-04-29T19:22:00.012-02:002011-04-30T14:52:00.819-02:002011-04-30T14:52:00.819-02:00Quail Tomato Curry - Hot Food Lover:)Malar Gandhihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16586988066440083113noreply@blogger.com10Kaadai Thakkali Kuzhambu:Other Names: Kaadai Curry. Fiery hot Quail Curry. Hot and Spicy Quail Curry. Kaadai Thakkali Masala.Ingredients:Quails 1 pound(Cage free bird/ peasant bird)Garlic 2 whole head, peeled and gratedCountry Tomatoes large 3-6 (made into puree)Dry Red Chilies 10-15 (Roasted and Powdered)Turmeric 1/4 spoonLemon 1 large fruit Mustard seeds 1 spoonCumin seeds 1/2 spoonFenugreek <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/a1AVQmHd4daead5QVFxfpVdpeY4/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/a1AVQmHd4daead5QVFxfpVdpeY4/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/a1AVQmHd4daead5QVFxfpVdpeY4/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/a1AVQmHd4daead5QVFxfpVdpeY4/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KitchenTantra-TeaseYourPalate/~4/bWDixIN8XRo" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kitchentantra.com/2011/04/quails-tomato-curry-hot-food-lover.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18053964.post-51362289297942520962011-04-28T23:20:00.013-02:002011-04-28T23:55:07.648-02:002011-04-28T23:55:07.648-02:00Alu Qorma - Miss Mommy's Touch!!Malar Gandhihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16586988066440083113noreply@blogger.com23Baby Potatoes Korma:Other Names: Urulaikizhangu Kurma. Aloo Korma.My Mom's style of cooking is pretty good, but with quite standard predictable kind of menu. As my Dad doesn't like surprises at the dinner table, she never attempted anything adventurous in the kitchen! Though my Mom handed down a bunch of authentic specialty recipes to me,I rarely took a look at it!!! As I traveled a lot, got <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/3wkFNRs0eLcMIhX2BiK1-IbWzYU/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/3wkFNRs0eLcMIhX2BiK1-IbWzYU/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/3wkFNRs0eLcMIhX2BiK1-IbWzYU/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/3wkFNRs0eLcMIhX2BiK1-IbWzYU/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KitchenTantra-TeaseYourPalate/~4/v4RZH5-AVkU" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kitchentantra.com/2011/04/alu-qorma-miss-mommys-touch.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18053964.post-22429816372194583902011-04-28T10:06:00.008-02:002011-04-28T10:48:36.080-02:002011-04-28T10:48:36.080-02:00Roasted Brussels Sprouts - Cooking for Others:)Malar Gandhihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16586988066440083113noreply@blogger.com16Kilai Koss Varuval:Never been a big fan of Brussels Sprouts!! Have you heard this before? Sometimes we don't live for ourselves, sometimes we have to do things that we don't like and sometimes we have to mingle with people we hate. Well, I dislike Brussels Sprouts in all forms! I dunno, I was never particular when in comes to food! But it gives me creeps to enjoy this veggie alone!! Even the best <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/NYWQv8TPp4C-ng_jtk8E5tqLqcc/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/NYWQv8TPp4C-ng_jtk8E5tqLqcc/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/NYWQv8TPp4C-ng_jtk8E5tqLqcc/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/NYWQv8TPp4C-ng_jtk8E5tqLqcc/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KitchenTantra-TeaseYourPalate/~4/7PG55Sbr_hk" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kitchentantra.com/2011/04/roasted-brussels-sprouts-cooking-for.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18053964.post-44348908453455775342011-04-27T21:50:00.018-02:002011-04-28T15:09:41.736-02:002011-04-28T15:09:41.736-02:00Yam Leaves Curry - Grandma's Recipe For Success!!!Malar Gandhihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16586988066440083113noreply@blogger.com23Oxford News A severe tornado passed by my little town (Oxford, Mississippi). Since yesterday night...the weather has been pretty wild. Storm with 80 km speed, lightning, thunder and rain!Today, as I heard the siren warning in the noon, I rushed to the basement (hurricane shelter) in my house. I stayed there trapped for more than 2-4 hours! First time, went nuts without power supply. Absolutely <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/8nWncaNj0W036zucXFfo4a4TChQ/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/8nWncaNj0W036zucXFfo4a4TChQ/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/8nWncaNj0W036zucXFfo4a4TChQ/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~a/8nWncaNj0W036zucXFfo4a4TChQ/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/KitchenTantra-TeaseYourPalate/~4/nWaFWWk4_4k" height="1" width="1"/>http://www.kitchentantra.com/2011/04/yam-leaves-curry-grandmas-recipe-for.html