Pudina Chtuney Recipe with coconut and tomato - Indian Mint chutney recipe - Pudina thogayal

Pudina Chtuney Recipe with coconut and tomato - Indian Mint chutney recipe  - Pudina thogayal:

I was planning to make pudhina chutney for idli and dosa in hotel style for a long time. Since my hubby did not like mint flavor at all, I did not try it. But last week I prepared mint chutney with coconut and tomato along with idli sambar for idli so that my hubby can have idli with sambar. The pudina thogayal served in hotels do not have pudina flavor more dominating. The secret is adding coconut and tomato to the thogayal. Even my hubby who do not like mint flavor had it. Last time I have posted kothamalli chutney which is also a super hit.

mint chutney

Pudhina chutney recipe I have given here is made with coconut and tomato. So, the mint flavor is not so dominating like plain pudina chutney. So, even if you do not like plain pudina chutney, you can try this recipe. I would say the mint chutney version I have given here is perfect for serving with idli and dosa. Plain pudina chutney is perfect for rice.
Pudina chutney

Everyone knows that mint has cooling properties. It is a very good cleanser of blood. It is good in eliminating toxins from your body.

Now, let us see how to make pudina chutney here.

Pudina Chtuney Recipe with coconut and tomato - Indian Mint chutney recipe  - Pudina thogayal:

Pudina Chutney Recipe - How to make pudina chutney(Pudina Thogayal)

Prep Time: 15 mins    |  Serves: 2 - 3
Recipe Category : Side dish for idli, dosa and rice


  • Mint/Pudina- 3/4 cup tightly packed.
  • Tomato - 1 medium size roughly chopped
  • Coconut - 2 tbsp
  • Chana dal - 1 tbsp
  • Dry red chillies - 5
  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 3/4 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Hing - A pinch
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Salt - As required

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Mango Custard Recipe - Easy Mango Dessert Recipes

Mango Custard Recipe - Easy Mango Dessert Recipes:

Mango custard recipe I have shared here can be easily made with mango and vanilla custard powder. This is my first verrine recipe in this blog. Wondering what is verrine? According to wiki, Verrine is a small thick glass container with no base, which purpose is to contain a solid or liquid dish(starter, course or dessert), rather than a drink. I have used fresh mango and vanilla custard powder with milk to make this layered dessert.

This mango custard recipe is definitely an easy mango dessert recipe to be tried. I am sure your children will be very happy when you have this mango vanilla custard verrine ready for them once they come back after playing in this hot vacation.

Verrine Recipes 

As this is mango season, use it to make this yummy dessert. Recently I made choco vanilla layered pudding for my guests. You can expect the recipe soon in this blog.

mango custard pudding

Before you prepare this mango vanilla custard verrine, you need to decide how many layers you are going to create and what is the order you are going to have. Is the order going to be mango then vanilla then mango or vanilla, mango and vanilla? I would suggest having the vanilla layer at the top of the glass since it looks great and it makes garnishing easy. Cherries and other garnishing items look great with vanilla layer.

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Banana Nutella Ice Cream Recipe - How To Make Homemade Nutella Ice cream

Banana Nutella Ice Cream Recipe - How To Make Homemade Nutella Ice cream:

Banana Nutella Ice cream recipe I have shared here is quite an easy homemade nutella ice cream recipe which can be prepared by anyone. Even a kid can make it. Not kidding. I am sure that even your young chef can try her hand on it. I have already posted how to make vanilla ice cream without cream and without ice cream maker. This banana nutella ice cream recipe is easier than that.

Of course, this banana nutella ice cream is made without ice cream maker and without cream. Sounds good right? And it is a no fail recipe too. You can make this ice cream even though you have not made any ice cream before.

Sorry, its already started melting before I could finish clicking it. 

Homemade Nutella Icecream Recipe

The recipe is quite simple and the best part is you do not need to whip again and again to get a creamy texture. You need to adjust the sugar based on the sweetness of the banana. You might need to add more or less than the mentioned measurement in the ingredients section. Banana flavor is dominating in this ice cream. If you want it to be more chocolaty, add more nutella. 

Chocolate banana icecream

This homemade nutella ice cream requires just 3 ingredients. As the name 'Banana Nutella Ice cream' suggests, it requires Banana, Nutella and Sugar. 
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Headsupfortails.com Review - Online shopping for Pet dogs In India

Here is a good news for all pet dog lovers. You do not need to take your car anymore to buy food, apparel, bowls and beds for your dog. You can now fulfill each and every need of your pet just by few clicks in the comfort of your home itself. Headsupfortails.com is a one stop shop for all the pet lovers to shop for their cute pets. They have stuffs for puppies and cats too. They deliver fast and for free. Cash on delivery option is available.

One of my friend loves pets so much and she has 3 dogs and she used to tell me the main problem is shopping for the dogs. She used to tell me that there is no shop nearby and she has to travel 12 kms from her home to buy pet related stuffs. Also, she needs to take an auto to bring all the stuffs which also consumes more money.

When I saw the website http://www.headsupfortails.com/, I immediately sent the website link to her. She told that she can find all the pet stuffs she need.  She thanked me for informing her. I thought this post will be useful for all the pet lovers like her. Okay, I will give you a quick glimpse of the products available there.

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Paneer Dosa Recipe | Paneer Masala Dosa - How to make Paneer Dosa

Paneer Dosa Recipe | Paneer Masala Dosa - How to make Paneer Dosa:

Paneer dosa is my recent favorite dosa variety nowadays. I did not have any plan in mind to prepare paneer masala dosa. Before going to my native last month for vacation, I just wanted to clear the stock in my fridge. Paneer was there and a huge stock of of idli dosa batter was also there. I did not want to waste both of them. So, I tried making paneer dosa. I would say it was awesome. I liked it too much. It tasted better than I imagined.

Paneer Masala Dosa

Serving suggestion: Serve it hot. Otherwise, it will not meet your expectation. So, eat it hot. Serve with any chutney recipe you like. My personal preference is plain coconut chutney. It is the best accompaniment for paneer dosa according to me. I have posted many chutney recipes in this blog. You can check them here.

Paneer dosa

Make sure to soak the paneer in hot water for 10 minutes as I mentioned in the instructions. Otherwise, the paneer will not be soft.

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Media and Awards

In Media:

Featured in Kumudam Snehidi(Tamil Magazine):

Hindu Metro Plus:

My recipe 'Nellikai Sadam(Amla Rice) got featured in Grandma's recipe column. I will soon update the picture from newspaper soon.

You can check the article in the below online link.


My Recipe in Kumudam Snehidi - Prestigious Tamil Magazine


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Shahi Paneer Recipe - How to make Shahi Paneer

Shahi Paneer Recipe - How to make Shahi Paneer:

Shahi paneer recipe is definitely a rich and delicious recipe which is sure to be a royal treat for each and every one. I have already posted so many paneer recipes like paneer butter masala, palak paneer, paneer peas masala and paneer tawa masala. Now it is time to add one more recipe to the list.

All of us enjoyed it to the core with phulka. When I was talking with my north indian friends about paneer dishes, they suggested me to try shahi paneer. I did not even hear that name before that. When I asked them how to make Shahi paneer, each and every one gave me different recipes and I was confused very much which one to follow. When I returned back home, the first thing I wanted to check was what the Shahi Paneer actually is.

Shahi Paneer recipe

As usual, the best answer was given by our long time friend wikipedia. That free encyclopedia tells that it is a preparation of paneer in a thick gravy made up of cream(Do not stop here even if you do not have cream at home. Milk and milk malai can do the task.), tomatoes and spices. Well, that is enough for me and cleared my doubt about the recipe for shahi paneer. It is also mentioned that it is a mainstay of Indian, Nepalese and Punjabi cuisine.

Now, the another main thing I want to tell you is, Shahi is the Indo-Persian term for royal. Some of my friends told me that they do not add tomato in this recipe. But I like to add tomato for its tangy taste.

Punjabi Shahi paneer
Okay. Hope all my south Indian friends got a fair idea about shahi paneer by now. It is time to see how to make shahi paneer.

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Idli Upma Recipe - How to make Idli Upma - Leftover Idli Recipes

Idli Upma Recipe - How to make Idli Upma -  Leftover Idli Recipes:

Idli upma is not something new for Tamilians. Whenever there are left over idlis, we simply prepare idli upma without second thought. It is such an easy yet tasty recipe. You can even teach how to make idli upma to your grown-up kids too. They can learn it easily. I personally like idli upma more than rava upma. It is one of the upma recipes which is simply good. If you are a beginner in cooking or bachelor staying away from home, this recipe is just for you. If your school-going kid did not have breakfast properly, prepare idli upma and pack it in their snacks box. You will win..

Idli Upma

Side dish suggestions: Idli upma does not require any side dish. It tastes well as such since we add onions, bengal gram and groundnuts. Sambar and any chutney goes well with idli upma. My favorite side dish for idli upma is plain coconut chutney. You can check more than 13 easy chutney recipes here - easy chutney recipes.

Notes: Even though we make Idli upma only with leftover idli, you can make it from fresh idli too. But you should allow the idli to completely cool down before you make idli upma. If you use hot or warm idlis, the taste will not be good and the upma will be too mushy.

Serving suggestions: Garnish with coriander leaves before serving. I personally like to add few kellogs plain corn flakes. It adds crispiness to the idli upma.

Idli Upma

When you have leftover idlis and you are ready to put some more effort to eat something delicious, you can try idli manchurian recipe. It tastes as good as gobi manchurian.

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Baby Corn Masala Gravy Recipe - How to prepare baby corn masala

Baby Corn Masala Gravy Recipe - How to prepare baby corn masala:

Baby corn Masala an unbeatable gravy accompaniment for chapathi, fried rice, briyani and pulao recipes. When you have baby corn in stock and planning to prepare chapathi or any variety rice as main course, you can pick baby corn masala curry recipe without any hesitation. Baby corn masala gravy is too yummy and you can't resist you from eating too much. Even my kid liked the gravy very much. Kasuri methi(Dried Fenugreek leaves) makes it too yummy and gives the restaurant style baby corn masala gravy. I had tried this recipe next day itself after having it in a north indian restaurant. It was too great. I had already posted aloo gobi masala, paneer butter masala and many more restaurant style recipes.

Serving suggestion: Serve baby corn masala gravy as a side dish for chapathi/roti/phulka, plain rice or variety rices like briyani, pulao and fried rice.

Points to note: The baby corn should get cooked in correct consistency. It should be neither too mushy nor too hard to bite. You can skip the cashew and coconut paste to make the baby corn gravy lower in fat. Also, you can add less oil than mentioned for elder people.

Now, let us move on to learn how to make prepare baby corn masala with step by step instructions and pictures.

Baby Corn Masala Recipe

Baby Corn Masala Gravy Recipe - How to prepare baby corn masala:

Baby Corn Masala Gravy Recipe - How to prepare baby corn masala

Prep Time: 10 mins    |  Cook time: 15  Mins    |  Serves: 2 - 3
Recipe Category : Side dish for chapathi and rice


  • Baby corn - 12 nos
  • Big onion - 1 roughly chopped
  • Tomato - 1 roughly chopped
  • Cashews - 10 nos
  • Grated coconut - 1 tbsp
  • Milk/Paal adai(Fresh cream)- 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
  • Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder - 1 tsp
  • Kasuri methi - 1.5 tbsp
  • Salt- As required
  • Cinnamon - 1/2 inch stick
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Cloves - 2
  • Elachi/Cardamom - 1
  • Oil/Ghee - 1 tbsp + 1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - to garnish

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Omam Water - Oma Water - Ajwain Water

Omam Water - Oma Water - Ajwain Water


Omam is a tamil word for Carom seeds/Bishops weed. It is called ajwain seeds in Hindi. Oma water/Ajwain water has lot of health benefits and it is widely used both for cooking and treating digestion problems mainly.

I usually do not store oma water(ajwain water) since I always prefer to prepare it instantly. But, I always have omam in stock. I keep it in air tight container. I use it to prepare health tonic at home for kids.

Oma water can give instant relief to indigestion problems. If you are going to give it to kids, they might resist to drink. You can add little sugar or give it more diluted in that case.

Whenever I posted a home remedy, I used to think about posting oma water as soon as possbile. But it was getting delayed somehow and I am happy that I am ready with the post.

Omam in  different languages:

English - Carom seeds
Hindi - Ajwain
Tamil - Omam
Bengali - Jowan/Joyan
Gujarati - Ajmo
Kannada - Ajamoda/Oma
Malayalam - Ayamodagam
Telugu - Omamu, Vamu, Vayu

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Carrot Paratha Recipe - Carrot Chapathi - Carrot Roti for Kids

Carrot Paratha Recipe - Carrot Chapathi - Carrot Roti  for Kids:

Carrot Paratha/Carrot Chapathi is a very healthy recipe and of course it has mild sweetness because of the carrots. So, there is no wonder that carrot paratha is one of the favorite lunchbox recipe for many kids. Carrot chapathi with simple onion raitha, capsicum raitha or amla raitha is a tasty, filling and healthy great dinner too. When I do not have time to prepare side dish, I simply choose carrot paratha as it is very easy to prepare and at the same time it is healthy too.

Side dish suggestions:  Side dish is not mandatory for carrot paratha. Any raitha can be a great side dish for it. My favorites raitha accompaniments for carrot paratha are capsicum raitha and amla raitha. You can check the recipes by clicking the above links. Kids might love to have it with jam.

Perfect for: Carrot Paratha/Carrot Chapathi is great lunchbox, kids, breakfast and dinner recipes. Sometimes when your kid does not have breakfast, you can pack it in their snacksbox too :)

Other paratha recipes you might need to look - Phulka, Masala Chapathi, Gobi Paratha, Brocolli Paratha, Cheese Paratha, Tortilla and Paneer Wrap.

Carrot Roti

Now, let us see how to make carrot paratha.

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