Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Coriander Seeds Chutney |Kothamalli Vithai(Dhaniya) Chutney / Side Dish For Idli & Dosa

Its been a long time i post a recipe in blog.Now i came up with another interesting recipe,thats coriander seeds chutney which i learnt from my friend.the taste was heaven,goes well with idli and dosa.
Now let us move to the recipe...

Preparation time :5 mins
Cooking time : 10 mins
Serves :2


Coriander Seeds /Malli Vithai/Dhaniya - 2 tbsp
Grated Coconut - 1/4 cup
Chopped Onion - 1
Dry red chillies -5
Tamarind - a grape size
Garlic pods -3
Ginger -1 tsp
Salt -to taste

For Temper :
Oil -2 tsp
Mustard seeds -1/4 tsp
urad dal -1/2 tsp
hing -1/8 tsp
Curry leaves -1 sprig


*In a kadai add 1 tsp oil,roast the coriander seeds for2-3 mins.keep it aside.

*Remaining oil saute the garlic+ginger+red chillies and onion one by one until the raw smell goes away.add the tamarind and grated coconut.just mix and switch off the flame.

*Once it cooled down first powder the coriander seeds and then grind it with onion mixture to a fine paste by adding little water and salt.

*Finally temper with ingredients given under "To temper".Pour over the chutney,mix and serve.

Monday, June 19, 2017

OPOS Kara Chutney | OPOS Recipe | Side Dish For Idli& Dosa

 We can make chutney in OPOS too.I tried and tasted ,it was super easy and tasty .In Normal method sautening the onion and tomato takes a little bit time.Recipe adapted here .Thxs to RK sir,who is the founder of the OPOS Recipe.

Small Onion -1/3 cup
Tomato -2 big (cut into halves)
Red Chilli -5
Garlic cloves -5
Ginger -1 tsp
Tamarind -blue berry size
Salt -To taste
Gingelly oil -2 tbsp
Water -1 tbsp


*In PC first add water and oil and then add rest of the ingredients.
 *Cook at high flame for 4 whistle
*Once the pressure settled down grind it to a fine paste.

*If you wish add fresh tadka with oil+mustard seeds+hing and curry leaves.

*Serve with hot idlies/Dosa

Friday, June 16, 2017

Sweet Potato Brownies | Brownies Recipe | Vegan Recipe

 I bought some sweet potatoes to prepare poriyal but am not in mood to cook.Kids are want some brownies for snacks so i want to use that potatoes which was sitting in my table for almost a week.

I prepared brownies with that potatoes which was soft,gooey and chocolatic.No one find the secret behind the brownies until you revealed it.

Also its completely vegan too....

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 20 mins
Makes : 9 Brownies

Wet Ingredients

Sweet Potato Puree -3/4 cup
Almond Butter -1 cup
Vanilla extract -1 tsp

Dry Ingredients:
Almond Flour -5 tbsp
Cocoa Powder -5 tbsp
Baking Soda -1 1/2 tsp
Salt -1/8 tsp
Sugar -3/4 cup (Powdered)


Preheat the oven at 180 °C for 10 mins.

*Mix the Wet and dry ingredients seperately,Keep it aside.
*Add the dry ingredients to  wet ingredients gently.
 *Poured it in greased tray.
 *Bake it for 20 mins.
*After 20 mins it looks like a little underdone after it cools down it will firms up.

*Dont bake more than 20 mins else you end up with hard brownies.

*Instead of almond butter you can use peanut butter too .

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

OPOS Mutton Kurma | OPOS Recipe | Mutton Recipe

Making Mutton Kurma in normal method is long time to prepare.After i cook in opos its very easy to prepare and tasty too...Thxs to RK sir,who is the founder of the OPOS Recipe.


Mutton - 1/2 kg
Onion -2 big(Chopped
Tomato -1 big (Chopped)
Salt - To taste
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Oil- 1tbsp
Water -1 cup
Whole garam masala - 1 each (bay leaf,clove,star anise &cardamom)
Chopped mint &coriander leaves - hand fistful
Lemon juice -2 tsp

To Grind

Grated Coconut - 1/4 cup
Cashews -5
Poppy seed -1 tsp(soak in hot for 10 mins)
OPOS Ginger Garlic Paste -1 tsp
Coriander Powder -1 tbsp
Green chillies -6
Turmeric Powder -1/2 tsp


*Grind the ingredients given under"TO GRIND" to a fine paste by adding less water.

*In PC add 1 cup water+Ghee+Oil+Whole garam masala+ Chopped Onion
*Followed By chopped tomato.
 *Then by cleaned&washed mutton+coconut paste+salt+Chopped mint&coriander leaves.

*Cook at high flame for 8 whistles.Once the pressure settled down open and add lemon juice and mix.


*I add green chillies instead of red chilli powder hence the colour.

*In this recipe if you omit turmeric powder its called white kurma.

*Serve with ghee rice,idli & dosa,roti too..

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

OPOS Veg Biryani | Biryani Recipe | OPOS Recipe

Can you believe biryani prepared in 6 mins..Yes first time i prepared it in opos came out really good.
Recipe Source Here.Thxs to RK sir,who is the founder of the OPOS Recipe.

Preparation Time : 30 mins
Cooking Time : < 6 mins
Serves : 2


Basmathi - 1 Cup
Curd - 3/4 Cup
Green chilli - 1 slit
Mix Veg (Carrot,Beans,Green peas) - Each 1/2 cup
Salt -to taste
Ginger Garlic Paste -1 tsp
Fried Onion -1/4 cup
Red Chilli Powder -1 tsp
Garam Masala -1/4 tsp
Whole Garam Masala - 1 each(cloves,bay leaves,star anise,cardamom)
Ghee -1 tbsp
Water -5 tsp + 1/2 cup
Tomato -1 big(chopped)
Mint&Coriander leaves -handfistful


*First Wash and soak the basmathi for 30 mins and drain the water completely.Keep it aside

*Mix the veggies with 3/4 cup curd+salt+slit green chilli+fried onion ,garam masala and red chilli powder.

 Layer 1 : add 5 tsp water+ 1 tbsp ghee+whole garam masala

Layer 2: Spread the 1 big chopped tomato+half of the veggies+basmathi rice+chopped mint & coriander leaves.

 Layer 3: Cover with remaining half of the veg and pour the 1/2 cup water without disturbing the layer.
 *Cover and Cook at high flame for 2 hisses.
*Once the pressure settled mix and serve !!

Monday, June 12, 2017

OPOS Kalyana Mor Kuzhambu | OPOS Recipe

Mor Kuzhambu is all time fav.Usili is best side dish for mor kuzhambu.Its very easy easy to make apart from soaking and grinding the ingredients.Recipe is my own and followed the method here.Thxs to RK sir,who is the founder of the OPOS Recipe.

Ashgourd / Winter melon -1/2 cup(Peeled and chopped)
Sour curd - 1 1/2 cups(Whisked it well)
Grated Coconut -1/2 cup
Cumin Seeds -1 tsp
Green chillies -2
Coriander Seeds - 2 tsp
Dry Red chillies -1
Chopped Ginger - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder -1/2 tsp
Salt - To taste
Curry leaves -1 sprig
Oil - 1 tsp + 1 tsp

For Soaking 
Raw rice - 1 tbsp
Tuvar Dal -2 tsp
Methi seeds -1/8 tsp

To Temper
Coconut Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds -1/ tsp
Hing -1/8 tsp
Dry Red chilli -1


*Soak the ingredients for 1/2 an hr and drained the water completely.

*In a Kadai add 1 tsp oil roast coriander seeds,dry red chilli,green chilli,ginger one by one.

*Once the ingredients cools down grind it along with soaking ingredients+grated coconut and cumin seeds,Turmeric powder to a very fine paste by adding less water.

*In a PC add 1/4 cup water+ 1 tsp oil+Chopped ash gourd

 *Top with coconut paste and salt.
 *Cook at high flame for 2 whistles.
 *Release pressure,once it cooled down slightly add the whisked curd,Curry leaves and mix.

*Finally temper with the ingredients given under "To temper".


*You can add veggies like,Arbi,Okra,Chow Chow ,Fresh or leftover vada or even u make it with plain too

Friday, June 9, 2017

OPOS Homemade Paneer | OPOS Recipe

 I hate making paneer at home in normal method .Its takes a long time and standing near by and stirring etc....hate hate to make paneer.
After saw the video tried and wonder that paneer is very soft and juicy.Thxs to RK sir,who is the founder of the OPOS Recipe.


Full Fat Milk -1 L
Curd -1/2 Cup


*In 5L Pc add milk and curd.Cook at high flame for 5 whistle.
 *Once the pressure settled down filter it .

 *And Mould it for an hour.
*Then refrigerate the paneer for 1 hour and cut into desired shape.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

OPOS Ratna Café Style Sambar | OPOS Recipe | Side Dish For Idli,Dosa & Pongal

 Frankly says that  i never tasted Triplicane Ratna Cafe Hotel Sambar till now but i heard about that hotel and their famous tiffin sambar.

But dont know the recipe.Few days back got the recipe from OPOS Fb group.Bhavani Ganesan mam shared this recipe.Tried it immediately.I really fall love in this sambar.

Speciality of sambar is they dont add tamarind.They add veggies like drumstick,brinjal,pumpkin etc but i made with plain.Thxs to RK sir,who is the founder of the OPOS Recipe.

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time: < 6 mins
Serves :4


Cooked Dal -1/4 cup ( I add  2 tbsp tuvar dal and 1 tbsp moong dal )
Chopped Tomato -2 big
Drumstick - 1 ( I didnt add any veggies,u can add yellow pumpkin,brinjal too)
Ghee - 1 tsp
Curry Leaves -1 sprig
Salt - to taste
Coriander leaves -for garnishing

For Masala 
Ghee -1 tsp
Coriander seeds -2 tsp
Dry Red Chilli -4
Compound Hing -1/4 tsp (Soak in water for 10 mins
Urad dal -1 tsp
Jaggery -1 tsp
Small onion -10 nos
Chopped tomato -1
Red chilli powder -1 tsp
Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds -1/4 tsp
Grated coconut -2 tbsp

For Tempering 
Ghee -1 tsp
Mustard Seeds -1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds -1/4 tsp


*In a pan add ghee roast fenugreek seeds,red chilli,coriander seeds,urad dal and coconut one by one until you get nice aroma.

*Once its cooled down grind with 1 tomato,small onion,soaked compound asafoetida with water,red chilli powder,turmeric powder,jaggery to a smooth paste by adding little water.

 *In Pc add 1 tsp ghee,3 tbsp water,curry leaves and chopped 2 tomatoes.
 *.Followed by cooked dal and topped with  sambar masala.

*If you want to add veggies then add in top of the dal.
 *Cook at high flame for 2 whistles.
*Once pressure settled down add salt,mix and adjust with required water.and tempering with the ingredients given under "for tempering".

*Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.Serve with idli,dosa and pongal.

*Always add small onions for better taste.

Friday, June 2, 2017

OPOS Pallipalayam Chicken | OPOS Recipe | Chicken Recipe

Pallipalayam Chicken is famous in Erode district which is situated in Tamilnadu.In this recipe they dont add red chilli powder,only add the dry red chillies according to one's taste.

Pls try to add small onion it gives authentic taste.
I followed the OPOS youtube video and finished it in less than 15 mins.Thxs to RK sir,who is the founder of the OPOS Recipe.

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time : <10 mins
Serves :2


Chicken -500 gms (I used chicken with bones,you can also add boneless )
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Dry red chillies - 10 (long variety)
Small onion - 15
Curry leaves -few
Coconut bites -1/4 cup (chopped)
Water -1 tsp
Oil -1 tsp (I used coconut oil)
OPOS ginger garlic paste -1 tsp
Salt -To taste


*Clean and Marinate the chicken with GG paste,Salt,Turmeric Powder,Coriander Powder.

*Chopped the small onions and Pinch the red chillies and remove the seeds completely.

 *In PC add oil+water+onion+red chillies+curry leaves
 *2 nd layer with marinated chicken and topped with coconut bites.
 *Cook at high flame for 3 whistles.
*You can see that it oozes out lots of water,so simmer it further more mins for dry and mix well.


*I used broiler chicken so i go for 3 whistles only,if you are using country chicken give more whistles to cook.

*If you are using normal onion the taste will be differ.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

OPOS Cluster Beans (Kothavarangai )Paruppu Usili | OPOS Recipe

 I love usili,its best combination for mor kuzhambu.But sometime lazy to cook usili becoz it takes long time to prepare.After the saw the youtube video gave a try and loved the taste.Thxs to RK sir,who is the founder of the OPOS Recipe.

Here one thing i want to mention.I gave 2 whistle to cook the usili in PC becoz hubby doent like the crunchy tatste.hence its dull in colour but taste is awesome and soft.

If you like crunchy taste then 1 whistle is enough to cook.lets go on the procedure.

Preparation time : 1 hr for soaking the dal + 5 mins
Cooking time : < 6 mins
Serves : 4


Cluster beans - 2 cups(finely chopped )
Channa dal - 3/4 cup
Dry red chilli -5
Hing -1/4 tsp
Salt-To taste
Water -2 tbsp
Oil - 1 tsp


*Soak the dal for an hour,Drained the water completely and grind with salt,red chilli,hing to a coarse/smooth paste without adding water.Make a small sized balls and keep it aside.

*Mix the cluster beans with little salt and keep it aside.

*In a PC add 2 tbsp water+1 tsp oil and spread with cluster beans.

 *Top with Lentil balls.
 *Cook at high flame for 2 whistle.
 *Release the pressure and take out the balls.Once the lentil balls cooled down ,grind it in mixie in a pulse mode.
*If you prefer tadka the tempering with 1 tsp oil, 1/2 tsp mustard seeds and few curry leaves. Mix with crumled lentil balls and cluster beans and Serve !!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

OPOS South Indian Veg Thali | OPOS Recipe

Here long weekend,So prepared southindian veg full meals and served it in banana leaf.Kids are enjoyed to eat in banana leaf.Thxs to RK sir,who is the founder of the OPOS Recipe.

I prepared Drumstick mango sambar,Dal Rasam,Carrot Poriyal,Raw Banana Poriyal,Coconut Pachadi ,Paruppu Payasam,Pepper Vada and Appalam.

All recipes are tried in OPOS except Coconut Pachadi,Rice,Vada and Appalam.

Drumstick Mango Sambar 

Refer OPOS raw mango sambar.i add extra one veg that is drumstick.

Dal Rasam 


Layer 1 : Add 2 tbsp tamarind paste,chopped 1 tomato,2 tsp rasam powder,salt,1/4 tsp turmeric powder,2 cups water,1 tsp ghee.

cook at high flame for 1 whistle.

Release pressure add curry leaves,chopped coriander leaves,hing and dal cooked water  and poured the tadka (tadka with mustard seeds and red chilli)

Carrot Poriyal

Layer 1 :1 tsp oil+3 tsp water,few curry leaves
Layer 2: chopped 2 cups carrot,1 slit green chilli,salt

Cook at high flame for 1 whistle.
Release the pressure and add the grated coconut and tadka(Tadka with mustard seeds and red chilli)

Raw Banana Poriyal 

Peel  and chopped the raw banana from 2 medium sizes

Marinate the raw banana with 2 tspsambar powder, 1 tsp tamarind pulp and salt for 15 mins.after 15 mins it oozes out water

Layer 1 : 3 tsp oil+few curry leaves +1/2 cup chopped onion

Layer 2 :add the marinated veggies along with water.

Cook at high flame for 1 whistle.Release the pressure,transfer to kadai saute it for 10 mins and add the grated coconut,tadka (tadka with mustard seeds and red chilli)

Paruppu Payasam

Dry roast the 1/4 cup moong dal until the dal turns golden brown.
Layer 1 : Add the roasted dal+1 cup water+2 tsp ghee

Layer 2 :In a small bowl add 1/2 cup jaggery and 2 tbsp water.Kept in top of the dal.

Cook at high flame for 3 whistle.Release the pressure ,Take out the jaggery bowl.

Mash the dal,add the strained jaggery water, 1/4 cup thick coconut milk,1/8 each (cardamom powder&ginger powder).Mix

Finally add ghee roasted coconut pieces and cashews.

Coconut Pachadi
*Grind the 1/4 cup grated coocnut,1 green chilli to a smooth paste by adding 2 tbsp curd.

*Whisk the 1 cup curd with salt,Add the coconut paste and mix.Tadka with mustard seeds,hing,curry leaves and red chilli

Finally prepared Rice,Vada,Appalam and Serve !!