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Kathirikkai Kosumalli – Brinjal Kosumalli

Kathirikkai Kosumalli – Brinjal Kosumalli

kathirikkai kosumalli - Brinjal Kosumalli. Tamil chettinad style special Brinjal Kosumalli recipe. Perfect side dish for idli and dosa. This simple side dish made in the chettinad region is called the kosumalli. This is a side dish mainly served for breakfast with...

Chettinad Chicken Recipe

Chettinad Chicken Recipe

Recipe for spicy Chettinad Chicken Masala (dry recipe). Recipe with step by step pictures. Chettinad chicken is a favorite with everyone. What makes it so unique is the usage of ingredients like gundu chillies, kalpasi (stone flower) and Indian shallots. The masalas...

Chettinad Mushroom Masala Recipe

Chettinad Mushroom Masala Recipe

Recipe for Chettinad style mushroom masala made with home ground spice paste. Spicy Chettinad mushroom masala recipe with step by step pictures and video. This is a very rich and creamy mushroom masala. The addition of the coconut and cashew paste makes this dish very...

Cauliflower Milagu Pirattal, Cauliflower Pepper Fry Recipe

Cauliflower Milagu Pirattal, Cauliflower Pepper Fry Recipe

Recipe for chettinad style Cauliflower Milagu Pirattal, Cauliflower Pepper Fry Recipe made with homemade masala. Recipe with step by step pictures. This is a simple everyday recipe that goes well with rice or rotis or can be even had just as is. The flavour of pepper...

Salavai Chutney, Chettinad Coconut Chutney with Cashews

Salavai Chutney, Chettinad Coconut Chutney with Cashews

Salavai Chutney - White coconut chutney made with fresh shredded coconut and dry roasted cashews. This is a chettinad style spicy coconut chutney. Recipe with step by step pictures. சலவை சட்னி! "Salavai Chutney" - The word Salavai in Tamil loosely means "to laundry...

Vendhaya Kuzhambu Recipe

Vendhaya Kuzhambu Recipe

Vendhaya Kuzhambu Recipe - Recipe for spicy Tamilnadu style vendhaya kuzhambu made with roasted fenugreek seeds and masala. Recipe for vendhaya kuzhambu with step by step pictures. Vendhayam is nothing but fenugreek seeds. It has a special place in the tamil kitchen...

Kalla Veetu Kathirikkai – Brinjal curry for idli and dosa

Kalla Veetu Kathirikkai – Brinjal curry for idli and dosa

This is a chettinad style gravy prepared for breakfast and is usually served with idli or dosa. Its also called as Kathirikkai Therakkal or Kathirikkai Avial kuzhambu in the region. This coconut based gravy is so delicious when served with idli. Its a fairly straight...

Saiva Meen Kuzhambu – Vegetarian Fish Curry

Saiva Meen Kuzhambu – Vegetarian Fish Curry

Chettinad style saiva meen kuzhambu or vegetarian fish curry. The fish steaks are made using cowpea - thattapayir and simmered in a tamarind gravy. It looks very similar to a traditional fish curry. There are some recipes that are so fun to make and this is one such...

Dangar Chutney / Chettinad Korada

Dangar Chutney / Chettinad Korada

Chettinad style dangar chutney / daangar chutney. Traditionally served along with vellai paniyaram during festivals and special occasions. This is a very traditional Onion and Garlic chutney prepared in chettinad and referred to as Dangar. Its also called as korada...

Chettinad Summa Kuzhambu Recipe

Chettinad Summa Kuzhambu Recipe

Many years back I wanted a cookbook written by Seetha Muthiah on chettinad food and those were the days of asking dad to get books whenever he went to Madras (Chennai). Over a period of an year, he was not able to find it. Many months went past and finally he decided...

Ennai Kathirikkai Masala, Stuffed Brinjals Masala

Ennai Kathirikkai Masala, Stuffed Brinjals Masala

Brinjals cooked in a spicy masala - Tamilnadu style. Spicy Ennai Kathirikkai Masala Recipe - Stuffed Brinjals Masala. This is one of my favorite ways of having brinjal for lunch. I love stuffed brinjals. I have already shared the recipe for Andhra style stuffed...

Kavuni Arisi, Chettinad Kavuni Arisi Sweet Recipe

Kavuni Arisi, Chettinad Kavuni Arisi Sweet Recipe

The olden day Chettiar community was a very affluent community and traded all over the world. The community had trade as far flung as Rangoon (Current day Myanmar) to Singapore. They brought back a lot of things from their travels which included exotic ingredients as...