Thakkali Chutney

Tomato Chutney is a delicious chutney and is so refreshing when a piece of ginger is added. Thakkali chutney can be served as a side for idli, any dosa varieties, kara kozhukattai, etc. It is a multipurpose chutney that can be used as a spread for sandwich, a dip for crackers, or a thickening sauce […]

via Tomato Chutney — Megala’s Kitchen

Aviyal – Creamy Coconut Curry


Mixed Vegetables in Yogurt Sauce Indian Curry RecipeChop – 4 cups of mixed Veg – (Carrot/Beans/Cucumber/zucchini/raw banana/drumstick/ raw mango) – cut in thick Juliennes

Boil – Chopped Veg – 2tsp Salt – pinch turmeric + chilli in +/- 1 cup water

Grind – 1 cup grated coconut -1 green chilli – 1tsp cumin seeds

Cook – Add ground coconut to boiling Veg – cook till done turn off Stove – cool 5 mnts.

Mix – Cooked Veg with 2 cups Creamy Yogurt – Warm slowly low flame – 1 mnt. Turn off Stove.

Seasoning – heat 1 tbsps. Coconut Oil – Splutter 1 tsp mustard – 2 red chilly -1 tsp Urad dal – handful curry leaves – 1 mnt – add to above

Delicious Aviyal ready to Serve!! Eat it with Rice or Chapati or Just Plain.

Note: Use veg of Choice. Mix colours and textures – Skip Seasoning just add coconut oil dressing.

Every year for Good Friday my mom made several different Delicious Veg dishes. This  recipe brings back memories of mom’s cooking, dad and brothers  spontaneously inviting neighbours and friends  to join us for a meal. I am remembering my mom’s Erissery now, my favourite.  That is a recipe for another time!!


Practice gratitude and Self Care

Practice gratitude and  Self Care 



Whether it’s working long hours or dealing with tensions within social networks or family, stress can negatively affect our lives – compromising our immunity systems and sleep patterns. While massages and spa weekends are a nice treat, relieving stress can be simple, affordable and quick. With that said, I’ll be sharing 5 ways I find my om on days when I’m feeling overwhelmed.



Just a few minutes of meditation per day can help relieve stress and anxiety. Personally, I meditate at least 10 minutes per day using the HeadSpace or MeditationStudio app, and up the time when I’m really trying to Zen out.

Get Moving


Sitting at a desk all day wreaks havoc on our bodies. A quick HIIT workout or vinyasa flow releases endorphins which helps deal with stress.



Practicing self-care doesn’t need to break the bank. A bath infused with essential oils and a sheet mask…

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Indian-American Star Ageless Beauty

Washington: Indian-American star Padma Lakshmi is commendable for maintaining her flawless skin, even at the age of 47. But, is the age-defying beauty chasing everlasting youth through cosmetic procedures? This is one question that often arises in her fans’ minds, who are always in awe of her beauty. However, Life & Style magazine reached out […]

via Find out the secret behind Padma Lakshmi’s age-defying beauty! — The Siasat Daily