Essence of Life - Food
Essence of Life - Food
Essence of Life - Food
"Essence of Life" is all about daily cooking with a simple sense of taste and health. Food in its best form bestows good health and rejuvenates our mind. SM
REGIONAL DELICACIES

REGIONAL DELICACIES

  • 20 Recipes
PARUPPU PODI

PARUPPU PODI

METHOD. Dry roast Bengal Gram Dhal and Pottukadalai in a very low flame until it turns slightly golden brown in colour
TOMATO RICE / THAKKALI SADHAM

TOMATO RICE / THAKKALI SADHAM

METHOD. Cook raw rice as per instructions until soft (But not mushy). Allow it to cool down. Mix the Rice with 1 Tbspn of Oil/Ghee and leave it aside
MOONG DHAL FRY

MOONG DHAL FRY

METHOD. For Dhal. Clean and wash the dhal until the water runs clear. Add 11/2 Cups of Water to the dhal along with other ingredients mentioned under 'For Dhal'
STEW WITH MINCED MEAT

STEW WITH MINCED MEAT

METHOD. Grind the ingredients mentioned under 'To Grind' along with vinegar to a smooth paste. Clean, Peel and dice Carrots and Potatoes
COCONUT CHUTNEY WITH GREEN CHILLIES

COCONUT CHUTNEY WITH GREEN CHILLIES

METHOD. Grind grated Coconut along with Roasted Bengal Gram Dhal, Green Chillies, a small piece of Ginger, Curry Leaves and Salt in a mixer grinder/blender
GROUNDNUT CHUTNEY

GROUNDNUT CHUTNEY

METHOD. Dry roast the Groundnuts in a pan for about 10-12 minutes in a very low flame until the skin turns brown and a nutty aroma emanates
VADUGAPULI NARANGA ACHAR / WILD LEMON PICKLE

VADUGAPULI NARANGA ACHAR / WILD LEMON PICKLE

METHOD. Remove the skin and cut the Lemon into tiny small pieces. Alternatively the whole lemon can be sauteed in oil for few minutes until the skin changes its colour
COCONUT RICE

COCONUT RICE

METHOD. Cook raw rice as per instructions until soft (But not mushy). Allow it to cool down. Mix the Rice with 1 Tbspn of Oil and leave it aside
MAKKAN PEDA

MAKKAN PEDA

METHOD. For Makkan Peda. Sieve Instant Gulab Jamun Mix and Baking Soda once. Mix all the ingredients well until there are no lumps and the mix has a fine texture
PULIYODHARAI/PULI SADHAM / TAMARIND RICE

PULIYODHARAI/PULI SADHAM / TAMARIND RICE

METHOD. Cook raw rice as per instructions until soft (But not mushy). Allow it to cool down. Mix the Rice with 1 Tbspn of Gingelly Oil and leave it aside
CHICKEN LOLLIPOP

CHICKEN LOLLIPOP

METHOD. Clean and wash the Chicken Wings, allow it to dry. Pat them dry with paper towels. Cut the wing part into 3 portion and start with frenching the wings
PEPPER CHICKEN - KERALA STYLE

PEPPER CHICKEN - KERALA STYLE

METHOD. Marinate the Chicken Pieces with Turmeric, Lemon Juice and little bit of Salt. Leave it aside for about 20 -30 Minutes
VEGETABLE KURMA

VEGETABLE KURMA

METHOD. Clean, wash and dice the Vegetables into small pieces. Grind the ingredients mentioned under 'For Masala to a fine paste and keep it aside
KULFI

KULFI

METHOD. Mix Milk Powder in cold milk to make a thick paste, mix well until there are no lumps. Add rest of the Milk along with Condensed milk, Sugar and bring it to boil
KONGU STYLE MUTTON KUZHAMBU

KONGU STYLE MUTTON KUZHAMBU

METHOD. To Saute and Grind. Heat Oil in a pan, splutter Cloves and Cinnamon Stick in a low flame. Add Shallots to the above along with Curry leaves, Ginger and Garlic
GHEE RICE WITH GREEN PEAS

GHEE RICE WITH GREEN PEAS

Wash the Basmati rice until the water runs clear. Soak the rice for 20 minutes. Boil the water and keep it aside
PARIPPU PRADHAMAN

PARIPPU PRADHAMAN

Add Jaggery into the 3/4 Cup of Water, boil this in high flame for few minutes. Lower the flame and boil for 5-6 minutes and strain for any impurities
PARUPPU VADAI / MASAL VADAI

PARUPPU VADAI / MASAL VADAI

Wash and Soak the Dhals and Raw Rice for 2 Hours. Drain the after two hours and grind it along with Dry Chillies, Salt and Asafoetida
KOLLU / HORSE GRAM MASIYAL

KOLLU / HORSE GRAM MASIYAL

Dry Roast the ingredients mentioned under for 'Masala Powder' in a very low flame until all the ingredients are dry and aromatic
KOLLU /HORSE GRAM RASAM

KOLLU /HORSE GRAM RASAM

Clean the horse gram and wash them thoroughly to remove any debris or dust. Soak them with enough water and leave them aside for overnight or for atleast 6-8 hours