Tuesday, November 23, 2010


6 years back, I had this chilli parotta in an Indian restaurant. After returning back to home, I tried this with my ingredients as well as a little bit of imagination and to my delight, it turned out even better than the one I have tasted. In restaurants, they use stiff parottas without beating them to a fluffy texture. Soft parottas with nice layers yield a better dish.

சில்லி பரோட்டா


Soft parottas-4
Thinly sliced Onions- 2
Finely chopped spring onions- 1 cup
Slit green chillies-6
Capsicum juliennes- 1 cup
Chilli sauce- 2 tbsp
Soya sauce- 1 tbsp
Ajinomoto- a pinch
Crushed tomato- 2 cups
Ginger-garlic paste- 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder- half sp
Oil- 3 tbsp
Butter- 1 tbsp
Finely chopped coriander- 2 tbsp


Cut the parottas in to small pieces.
Heat a pan and pour the oil.
Add the onions with the green chillies and fry them to golden brown.
Add the tomatoes then with the ginger garlic paste and the turmeric powder.
Cook them on medium fire until the tomatoes are mashed to a paste and the oil floats on the surface.
Lastly add the spring onions and the capsicum with the corianders and fry for a few seconds.
Add enough salt with the sauces and the Ajinomoto and fry for a minute.
Now add the pieces of parottas with the butter, and cook for a few minutes mixing continuously.

The delicious chilli parotta is ready now!

Sunday, November 14, 2010


This is a different kurma with less spices. It will be delicious as an accompaniment for aappam and idiyappam varieties.

தக்காளி குருமா


Tomatoes [medium size]-4[chopped]
Finely chopped coriander-2 tbsp
Mint- 10 leaves
Split green chillies-4
Bay leaves-2
Cinnamon-1 piece
Fennel seeds- half sp
Oil- 3 tbsp
Shredded coconut- a handful
Cashew nuts-10
Salt to taste


Pour the oil in a pan and heat it.
Add the cardamoms, cinnamon, bay leaves and the fennel seeds.
When they start to splutter add the onion with the green chilies and fry them for a few minutes.
Add the tomatoes with the greens and cook them until they are mashed to a paste well and the oil floats on the surface.
Grind the coconut with the cashew nuts to a fine paste and add this to the tomato mixture.
Add enough salt and water and boil them for a few minutes up to desired consistency.
The delicious tomato kuruma is ready now!

Tuesday, November 09, 2010


This is a simple poriyal. Adding capsicum juliennes will enhance the taste very much. This is a suitable side dish for Puli kuzhambu, vatral kuzhambu etc.

முட்டைக்கோஸ் பொரியல்


Finely shredded cabbage-6 cups
Finely sliced onion-1
Finely copped green chillies-1 tbsp
Capsicum juliennes-half cup
Frozen green peas-half cup
Chopped coriander- 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
Split black gram-2 tsp
Green gram- 2 tbsp
Asafetida- half sp
Shredded coconut- half cup
Salt to taste
Oil- 2 tbsp


Pour the oil in a sauce pan and heat it.
Add the mustard seeds and when they splutter add the black gram, green gram and the asafetida.
Fry for a few seconds without browning them.
Add the onion with the green chillies and the coriander.
Fry them for a few seconds.
Add the cabbage with the capsicum and salt.
Fry them on slow fire until they are cooked.
Lastly add the coconut and put off the fire.
Mix well.
Cabbage poriyal is ready now to serve!