January 26, 2022

Cabbage Peas Poriyal | Muttaikose Pattani Poriyal | Poriyal Recipes


Cabbage poriyal is a very staple recipe in South Indian cooking. By just adding peas, we can transform the cabbage poriyal into a crunchy taste.

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Fresh Peas – ½ cup

Cabbage – ¼ kg

Coconut Oil / Cooking Oil – 2 tsp

Mustard Seeds – ½ tsp

Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp

Channa Dal – 1 tbsp

Curry leaves – 1 spring

Green Chilli – 2

Finely Chopped Onion – ¼ cup

Grated Coconut – 2 tbsp

Salt – As required


Wash and cut the cabbage into thin slices.

Steam cook the peas for 3 mins. In the same  pot, add cabbage and steam cook them (both cabbage and peas) for 3 mins. Remove from the pot and keep it aside.

Heat the oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and wait to splutter.

Add cumin seeds and channa dal. Sauté for few seconds.

Add curry leaves and fry till they crisp.

Add chopped green chillies and fry for a min.

Add chopped onion and fry till they become translucent.

Add the steam cooked cabbage peas mixture. Add salt and mix them well. Close the lid of the pan and cook for 2 mins.

Finally add the coconut and mix them gently. Switch off the flame and leave it for few more mins. Then transfer to serving bowl.

Yummy and tasty cabbage peas stir fry is ready. Serve with sambar rice, rasam rice or any rice varieties.


Why Steam cooking?

1.       Steam cooking retains the colors of the vegetables.

2.       Steam cooking also retains the micro ingredients in a vegetables.

3.       After steam cooking the water content will be absent in the vegetables( like pressure cooking).

September 20, 2021

Tandoori Bread Sandwich Recipe | Sandwich Recipes | Bread Recipes | Breakfast Ideas


Want to fire up your taste buds? You should try this Tandoori Sandwich without fail.

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Recipe Cuisine: International | Recipe Category: Bread Recipes

Preparation Time: 5 mins  | Cooking Time: 2 mins



Sandwich Bread – 4

Tandoori Sauce / Mayonnaise - 4 tsp

Cucumber – 1

Tomato – 1

Onion – 1

Carrot -1

Butter – 4 tsp



Peel the skin of the onion and slice it into thin circles.

Wash and cut the tomato into thin slices, then remove the seeds of the tomato.

Cut the cucumber into thin circles.

Peel the skin of the carrot and slice it into thin circles.

Apply 1 tsp of butter on one side of all the bread slices.

Apply 1 tsp of tandoori sauce / mayonnaise on the other side of the bread slices.

Arrange the chopped veggies over the thandoori sauce applied side of the slices.  Close tandoori sauce pasted sides of two slices together, such that the butter coated sides of the slices face outward.

Heat the tawa, toast the sandwich till they become golden in both sides.

Cut it into two triangles and serve with tomato sauce.

      Healthy and yummy Tandoori Veg Bread Sandwich is ready!



1.       Add veggies as per your choice.

2.      Toasting is optional only.

3.       Applying butter is also optional.

September 17, 2021

Onion Tomato Chutney Recipe - Restaurant Style | Vengayam Thakkali Chutney | Side dish for Idli Dosai

This is Restaurant style Onion Tomato Chutney recipe.  It is a perfect condiment to be served with Idli and Dosai.

Recipe Cuisine: South Indian| Recipe Category: Chutney

Preparation Time: 3 mins  | Cooking Time: 5 mins | Serves - 4


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Big Onion – 4

Tomato – 1

Tamarind – Turkey Berry Size

Red Chilli – 5

Salt – As required

Coconut – ¼  cup

Oil – 1 tbsp



1.  Peel the skin of the onion and wash them well. Cut them into small pieces.

2. Wash the tomato and cut it into small pieces.

3. Heat the oil in a pan, add onion and sauté till they become translucent.

4. Add red chillies and sauté for few mins.

5. Add chopped tomato and cook till they become mushy.

6. Add tamarind and salt. Mix them well and switch off the flame. Allow it to cool down completely.

7. Grind them into little coarse paste with little water.

    Yummy Hotel style onion tomato chutney is ready. Serve with hot  idli or dosai or adai etc.,

September 16, 2021

Milk Balls Recipe | Easy Dessert Recipe | 3 Ingredients Recipe | Kurinji Kathambam

This Milk Balls are very easy to make and delicious in taste.  This is Tik Tok trending recipe. Easy dessert in just 10 mins.

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Recipe Cuisine: International | Recipe Category: Dessert

Preparation Time: 5 mins  | Cooking Time: 5-7 mins | Total : 13 Balls



Milk – 200 ml (boiled cold mild)

Corn Flour – 6 tbsp

Sugar - 3 tbsp

Salt – ¼ tsp

Coco Powder -2 tbsp



1.         Add milk, corn flour, sugar and salt in a non stick pan.

2.      Mix them well without lumps.

3.      Bring them to boil. Cook in a medium flame. Mix them continuously .

4.      Cook till the mixture becomes soft dough like chapathi dough.

5.      Transfer to another bowl and allow it to cool down.

6.      Knead the dough to make soft consistency. Make gooseberry size balls from the dough.

7.      Arrange the balls on the serving plate.  For garnishing, Dust the coco powder over the balls and serve.

Yummy and Delicious Tik Tok Trending recipe Milk Balls are ready to serve.



February 18, 2021

Orange Jelly Dessert Recipe | Orange Recipes | Jelly Recipes

This Orange Jelly is very easy and yummy dessert recipe with less ingredients.



1. Orange Juice - 1 1/2 cup

2. Corn Flour - 1/4 cup

3. Sugar - 1/2 cup

4. Oil - 1 tsp

To Decorate:

5. Desiccated Coconut - As Required

6. Sugar - As Required


1. In a non stick pan or thick bottom pan, add orange juice, corn flour and sugar. Mix them well without lumps.

2. Boil the above mixture in a medium flame. Mix them frequently with whisk to avoid to form lumps.

3. Cook till the mixture becomes thick and also leaves the sides of the pan.

4. Grease the tray with oil. (either square tray or rectangle tray)

5. Pour the cooked mixture (from 3) into the tray. Allow it to cool down.

6. Refrigerate it for minimum 2-3 hours.

7. Remove from the pan and cut it into small cubes or circles.

8. Immediately coat with desiccated coconut and sugar. 

Serve it immediately.  Take them out from the refrigerator when you serve. 

March 8, 2020

Customized Pencil with Seeds / Great Gift Idea for Special Occassion

      We all give gifts for some special occasion like kids Birthday. 
Recently we gave presents for our kid's birthday. Since we wanted it to be Eco friendly and also personalized, we choose a pencil which also has seeds. It is also customized with my kid's birthday message printed on it. 

It is also made of paper rolls instead of wood which is cut from trees. It has seeds at the bottom of the pencil instead of the typical eraser. Kids can plant the seeds after using the pencil. The seeds are typically tomato, brinjal chilli etc., Even you can specify what seeds you want.

If you are interested in gifting such pencils message to my whatsapp account : 9940789954 or mail me at: kurinjikathambam@gmail.com

June 28, 2019

Kerala Food Festival

The Olives restaurant in Hotel Deccan Plaza, Royapettah, Chennai is conducting a ‘The Kerala Food Festival, a feast of delicacies from the God’s own country.

Sarasvathi Viswanathan, the famous  Chef  who created a world record by cooking 108 dishes in one hour, is the Chef creating the food feast.

I am personally meeting her the first time even though had known her and had been chatting with her  for more than 3 years. she was very open and explained each and every dish's recipe, and also gave lots of tips. 

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For food lovers, Chef Sarasvathi is presenting a complete onam sadhya (full meals) with the following menu items:

Starter: Mango Soup with Appalam Bajjii

Main Course:

Keerai aviyal
Chene Puzhukku
Chakka Pacchadi
Neenthrankai Thoran
Payari Thoran
Mango kichadi
Matta Rice

Varieties of Pickles

Varieties of Chips (sarkara upperi, jackfruit chips, banana chips)

Mango Paallada Payasam
Chakka Rabdi
Chena Pradhaman

If you are veggie food lover, you should not miss this food treat for any reason. The festival will be till June 30th, and so try and make it on the weekend.

February 12, 2019

Egg in a hole - Easy and Quick Breakfast Recipe

This is very simple and easy breakfast recipe. You can make this within 5 mins. Very interesting recipe too.

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Recipe Cuisine : International | Recipe Category: Breakfast
Preparation Time: 1 mins  | Cooking Time: 4 mins
Bread Slice
Pepper Powder
½ tsp
A pinch
Oil / Butter / Ghee
½ tsp

1. Cut the bread slice with round shape cookie cutter or bottle cap.
2 Leave equal space around the circle.
3. Heat the pan and spread the oil over the pan.
4. Place the bread slice with hole on the pan.
5. Break the egg and pour in a hole.
6. Season with salt and pepper.
7. Cook in a medium flame.
8. Turn over carefully and pour remaining ¼ tsp oil.
9. Cook them till the egg cook well.
10. Take it from the pan and serve.
11. Toast the bread circles and serve with jam or vegetables.
Yummy and easy egg in a hole is ready!.

February 7, 2019

25 Healthy Recipes in Malligai Magal

My 25 Healthy Recipes (ஊட்டச்சத்து உணவுகள் ) has been published in Malligai Magal (மல்லிகை மகள் ) supplementary dated February 2019.
Don't forget to order your copy.

November 15, 2018

Instant Ragi Paper Roast Recipe / Ragi Dosai

This is instant ragi dosai with ragi flour and rice flour. This is very healthy and gluten free millet based breakfast.

Recipe Cuisine : South Indian | Recipe Category: Breakfast
Preparation Time: 5 mins  | Cooking Time: 5 mins | Yields: 8- 10 dosai

Ragi Flour
1 cup
Rice Flour
½ cup
Finely Chopped Onion
¼ cup
Finely chopped Coriander Leaves
2 tbsp
Finely Chopped Green Chilli
Cumin Seeds
1 tsp
1 tsp
2 ½ - 3 cups
As required

1. In a wide bowl, add ragi flour, rice flour and salt. Mix them well.
2. Add cumin seeds and mix them again.
3. Add water little by little and make water  like consistency batter.
4. Close the lid of the bowl. Leave it for 10 mins.
5. Before making dosai, add onion, coriander leaves and green chillies. Mix them well. Ragi Dosa batter is ready.
6. Heat the dosa tawa, pour ladle full of batter and starting from the outer side of the tawa.
7. Pour oil around the dosai and cook till the both sides become golden in color and crisp.

   Healthy and yummy instant ragi paper roast is ready to serve. Serve with Kara Chutney.
1. Addition of onion is your choice.
2. Add curry leaves also.
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