Away n Returned Back…

When you are away on a trip n returned back to ur place, the soothing lunch one would yearn to have is either of the combo… 1. Vatha kuzhambu n suttapalam 2. ladies finger subji n killi thalichu kotina rasam(My mom’s spl)

In those days, if we go for a trip n come back, the immediate food would be this rasam only n suttapalam..Would taste heavenly… such an easy one.. Very easy to cook..

Today my menu was the latter one.. ladies finger n rasam…i cooked in earthern pot today..

Killi thalichu kotina rasam


Oil-2tbsp Mustard-1/2 tsp Toor dal-1tbsp. chana dal-1 tbsp. 1 or 2 red chillies(as per ur taste) few curry n coriander leaves, Tamarind water – 1 cup. Salt- to taste


1.Take a kadai, add oil-after it gets heated, add mustard.. after spluttering, add a red chilly , curry leaves toor n chana dal.

2. After sauteing for a minute add tamarind water then add tamarind water n salt.

3. Let it boil for 10 mins till the raw smell of tamarind goes.

4. Garnish it with curry n coriander leaves..

5. Ready to serve..

Taste would be heavenly….Do try it folks… C u all soon in next post….









Kids Friendly Health Drink Powder

My first post for this year i believe…………………………….

Health Drink Powder

The recipe is shared from a friend named Varalekshmy Raghavan as she had shared it from another food group…

Kid’s friendly health drink powder… Adults can use it too instead of store bought badam powder..

Recipe as follows:

This is from a food group. Very tastypowder. Instead of buying badam
Milk powder, make this. I suggest panam kalkandu or palm sugar as replacement for sugar for health reasons. Please powder the elachi separately first. adding a tsp (a tbsp if u like) of aniseed powder (perum jeeragam powder) and black pepper pd may add more flavours.
For those of you who have lots of badam at home, and children also, a healthy badam mix which can be made very easily. Recipe from YouTube .
150 gms badam
125 gms sugar/panam karkandu
50 gms milk powder
15 elachi pods
Little saffron.
Soak badam in boiling water and blanch it. Remove the skin and pat dry it. If you have a mv oven, you can dry it for 3 to 4 minutes checking if it is completely dry at 1 min intervals.
Otherwise roast in a pan at low heat till it is dry.
Now put the dried badam in a mixie and powder it. When it is roughly powdered add sugar or palm sugar and powder it still finely. Elachi can be roasted on the tawa and powdered with or without skin.Finally add milk powder and saffron and blend just once. Take in a clean glass bowl, mix everything thoroughly and store it air tight containers. Add a heaped tablespoon to a glass of warm or cold milk, stir well till frothy and drink.
The powder can be stored for 3 months.

My kid loved it.. he started eating just like that……i replaced sugar with panam karkandu.. happy with end result!!!

Ragi cut biscuits

Original recipe: Arokiya samayal by krishnakumari in jaya tv programme…

These biscuits would be a preferable one from kids to adults… easy to make too….It can be a perfect teatime snack too….

Items needed:

Ragi flour-1 cup

Oats flour/kambu, varagu or any millet flour-1/4 cup

Aata(Wheat flour)-1/4 cup( a must one)

Salt-to taste

for spicyness-add pepper jeera podi as per taste buds

add-1 table spoon butter.

Oil- to fry


Mix all the above said ingredients and make as a neat dough.Meanwhile, in a kadai pour the reqd qty of oil… As u make chapati, take small balls from dough, flatten it and cut with a knife for the desired shapes…Then, take the cut pieces and put it in the oil.. after both sides gets boiled in a proper way, take out n get ready to eat the snack…

Relish n enjoy!! Tasted yum….


PS: Do not keep the dough aside for hrs since it might absorb oil a lot… prepare n try this immediately.


In purview of 2016 rains

Rains oflate bring a terrible shocking situation to us… Rains leave us without shelter, result in destruction of many things.. the houses are filled with rain water  leaving things to be repaired… Do not know how the rains will show off this year.. After seeing last years rains, this year in a dilemma how are we going to manage things in a long run…
Lets pray for things to happen for good…Prayers can make miracluous things
to happen… So, lets continue our prayers going…..
My tamil verse regd chennai rains…
சென்னை மழை 
யார் மேல் உள்ள கோவத்தில் 
இப்படி கொட்டித் தீர்க்கிறாய்  மழையே?
இத்தனை வருடங்களில் காணாததை 
இன்று நாங்கள் காண்கிறோம்…..
அந்த அளவிற்கு ஒரு ஆக்ரோஷம்,
ஒரு தீவிரம்  உன் செய்கையில்…
மழையின் தீவிரமான அச்சுறுத்தலை 
உணர்த்தி  எங்கும் போக முடியாத படி 
எங்களை முடக்கிவிட்டாய்!!!
என்னவாயிற்று மழையே சற்று 
தணிந்து அமைதி கொள்…..
உன் சில நாள் சீற்றதிற்கே எங்களால் 
தாக்கு பிடிக்க முடிய வில்லை…
இன்னும் எத்தனை நாள் நீடிக்குமோ உன் சீற்றம்?
The above tamil verse was written watching last year rains….

Ngo-“Aham Bhumika”

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Some of the updated products designs am posting here.. If interested to own or buy them, kindly mail

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Dharmalingeswara Mountaintop temple

When we used to go trip via that route, we just see the temple view and just pass on….  But, today we got the opportunity to visit this temple alone and it was worth  the time spending there… The temple name is Dharmalingeswara mountaintop temple.

The darmalinga malai is the Shiva temple on the rock, around 13 km south of Coimbatore.   There are nearly 800 steps to reach the top of the temple.(Source:Wikipedia) Would be a great trek to youngsters… Just enjoyed it to the core.. The temple’s location area name is called Madukarai.

njoyed every moment of it since atmosphere was too cool with the morning breeze… Our kiddo also walked along!!! Climbing up and coming down was a challenging n a thrilling experience!!

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For ppl who do not know abt the temple, am attaching a video clipping which lasts abt 9mins… hope u enjoy it!!

Dharmalingeswara temple

while returning, we visited a sports outlet named decathlon such a spacious outlet for sports enthusiastic persons.. a normal person would love sports again for running n cycling itself leaving behind other sports, so many varieties of shoes n high end bicycles in a trendy way…. Classic it was….

hope to get ready to run marathons soon which is happening yearly oflate…