Kathirikkai Gotsu | Eggplant tamarind curry

I don’t show the interest for traditional Tamil recipes as much as my interest for other cuisines. I think it is probably because food is still Ma’s responsibility and she never fails to cook up a hearty south Indian meal every time. And since she does it all, I don’t feel the need to ‘experiment’ Tamil recipes. If in doubt, ask her is my motto! 😀 Can I be honest with you? I sneak in and click pics while she’s cooking so that I don’t have to *re-cook* it for the blog! 😛 Yep. I’m a cheater cheater compulsive eater! 😀 Rest assured, I’m sure I can make all these recipes with as much skill as I whip up a black forest cake! *Collars up* And I only cheat with some of these traditional Tamil recipes. And better yet, I give her due credit. 😛 😀 (more…)

Veggie Maggi Noodles ~ Indian Favorite Khaana

For most Indians, noodles = Maggi. Maggi is a popular brand selling noodles with a spice packet that is cooked along with the noodles in hot water for 2 minutes to give you a bowl of Maggi Noodles! 😉 😀 Now, this recipe will not try to duplicate the Maggi Masala. All  I’m showing you is how to make the dish marginally healthy and much more filling than just plain noodles! 😀 If you are a Bachelor living off these noodles, please learn basic stir fry and use that to incorporate some veggies into your meal! 😉 (more…)

Tomato Pickle

Google has taken over the old style way of passing information from generation to generation. 🙂 I’m not complaining. I’d rather believe if Google told me it is good to drink 1 glass of milk everyday than if my mum told me. (which has happened numerous times!) Nevertheless, there are some age old recipes I love making Ma do in the pretext of ‘making it for my blog‘.. 😀 Having the reputation of the most versatile pickle ever, it is with great difficulty we limit ourselves to about 1 or 2 spoons of this Tomato Pickle it everyday! 🙂 (more…)