Cooking is the process of preparing food with heat. Cooks select and combine ingredients using a wide range of tools and methods. In the process, the flavor, texture, appearance of the ingredients can change. Cooking techniques and ingredients vary widely across the world. In this blog you can see my style of cooking with my aachi's touch. You can see more tirunelveli style cooking and recipes. Enjoy!! Bon appetit!!

Oct 9, 2014

Vegetable Stew


Cuisine : South Indian

Preparation time : 20 mins

Cooking time : 10 mins

Course : Side dish

Main Ingredient : Coconut Milk

Ingredient :

Coconut Milk - 2 cups

Carrot - peeled , chopped 1 cup

Cauliflower - 1 cup 

Peas half Cooked - 1 cup

Potato - Peeled, chopped 1 cup

Chilli - 5

Turmeric - 1 tsp

Curry leaves

Salt to taste

Preparation :

  • To make Coconut milk, you have to grate coconut and by adding water you have to squeeze out the milk. Take 2 cups of milk that way. Or you can get readymade can.
  • In a pan, add oil and seasoning, curry leaves.
  • Then add vegetables, chilli and saute well.
  • Add water and cook for awhile with the lid closed. Add Turmeric.
  • When the cooking is done,  add coconut milk to the pan. Then add salt.
  • Don't boil it.
Serve with Chapathi or Rice

Serving per recipe : 4

Calories per serving : 400 

Ragi Dosai


It is very good for health. And very easy to make.

Cuisine : South Indian

Preparation time : 10 mins

Cooking time 5 mins

Course : Main

Main Ingredient : Ragi Floor

Ingredients :

Ragi flour - 2 cups

Maida  - 1 cup

Cashew - 5

Small onion - chopped 1/2 cup

Green chilli - chopped 2 tbsp

Seasoning - Mustard and urud dal - 1 tbsp

Kayam powder a pinch

Curry leaves - few

Salt to taste

Oil - 2 tbsp

Preparation :

  • Heat a pan add oil and then seasoning and curry leaves. Then add onion and green chilli. Just let it cook for 1 min. Take of the heat. Then the cashews.
  • In another bowl, you can add all dry ingredients. Then to it the onions , green chilli and seasoning with oil.
  • Add salt.
  • Heat a tava, Spray with oil, then make ragi dosa.
  • Imp - Batter should be thin, It is not like making usual dosa, it should be poured in the tava from outside to the centre. Dont spread it with your ladle. Only then u get a good texture. Enjoy

Serve it hot with Chutney

Serving per recipe : 5

Calories per recipe : 300

Red Chilli Chutney


Cuisine : South Indian

Preparation time : 5 mins

Cooking time : 5 mins

Course : condiment

Main Ingredient : Vathal

Ingredients :

Roasted Vathal - 1 Hand ful

Tamarind paste - 1 Tbps

Urud Dal - Toasted 1 tbsp

Salt to taste

Mustard and urud dal for seasoning - 1 tbsp

Curry leaves few

Kayam a pinch

Preparation :

  • Add Red chilli/Vathal,Tamarind paste, urud dal in a mixer and grind well, into a paste.
  • Transfer into a bowl, add salt to it.
  • Heat a small pan and add oil, let it heat up.
  • Add seasoning , kayam and curry leaves.
  • Just like dressing add to the chutney.
Serve it with Gothumai or Ragi dosa.

Serving per recipe : 4

Calories for serving : 150

Aug 16, 2014

Coconut Milk Briyani


Cuisine : Indian

Preparation time : 25 mins

Cooking time : 1 hour

Course : Main Course

Main Ingredient : Veg, Basmati rice, Coconut milk

Ingredients :

For Masala

Onion - 1 cup

Tomato - 1 cup

Green chilli - 3 nos

Chilli powder - 1 Tbsp

Turmeric - 1 Tbsp

Coriander Powder - 1 Tbsp

Garlic - 1 Tbsp

Ginger - 1 Tbsp

Jeera - 1 Tsp

Cinnamon - 1 stick

Cardamom - few

Bay leaf - 1

Clove - 2

Vegetables :

Carrot - 1/2 cup

Potato - 1/2 cup

Cauliflower - 1 cup

Green beans - 1/2 cup

Coconut milk - 1 cup

To garnish Mint and cilantro

For rice :

Basmati rice - 1 cup

Saffron - 1 Tsp

Mixed nuts

Oil to saute

Butter - 1 stick

Salt to taste

Preparation :

  • Soak the rice with saffron and few drops of veg oil. Let it be for 1 hour.
  • Heat a saute pan, add few drops of oil, saute all masala . Till the oil separates.
  • Add chopped veg into the masala. Do not add water.
  • You can add any kind of nuts to it (optional)
  • For basmati rice add one coconut milk and 1 cup of water .
  • Add every thing in a electric rice cooker, add salt.
  • Cut the butter and add over it, in the top.
  • Set your setting in the rice cooker and let it cook
  • Take out when it is Al dente.
  • You can garnish with Coriander leaves.
Serve it hot, with raitha or any dry curry

Serving per recipe : 5

Calorie per serving : 400