Wednesday, May 18, 2011


I like to add ridge gourd either in sambar or in any kothsu varieties. But Chutneys with ridge gourd are always tasty. This ridge gourd mint chutney will be delicious with crisp doas.

பீர்க்கை புதினா சட்னி


Chopped ridge gourd- 3 cups
Mint leaves- a handful
Shredded coconut- half cup
Red chillies-6
Tamarind- a small lime size
Salt to taste
Oil- 3 tbsp


Fry the vegetable along with the mint in the oil until the ridge gourd becomes soft.
Add the red chillies and the coconut and fry for a few minutes.
When cooled, grind them with the tamarind and salt to a coarse paste.
The delicious ridge gourd mint chutney is ready to serve!!

Sunday, May 08, 2011


This kaara boli with lots of bengal gram in it tastes divinely with the accompaniment of all the vegetables nicely blended in it. Instead of oil, pure ghee enhances the flavour when cooking this boli. Drumstick leaves which are chopped finely can be mixed to get a very delicious taste!

கடலைப்பருப்பு கார போளி


Plain flour- 1/2 kilo

Bengal gram- 1/4 kilo


Radish [small]-1


Coriander chopped-4 tbsp

Shredded coconut- half cup

Chilli powder- 1 tsp

Salt to taste


Cook the bengal gram to soft a texture and mash finely.

Sieve the flour.

Shred the vegetables finely.

Mix all the ingredients with salt and make a smooth dough mixing in enough water.

Make chappathies and cook on a hot tawa on both sides.

The delicious bengal kaara boli is ready!