Friday, November 4, 2011


Hey Friends, Yet another week of  Bonjour ! I am so much in festive mood, Bakrid is on sunday.. and the preparations are going on in full speed.. I love theses festivals, it makes u put so much effort for my Dear ones.. :) This is the time when I miss my Dear Friends from the old places.. their food.. their passion and love.. hmm.. but its nice to always move around... to see new places.. and absolutely wonderful when u get to make nice new friends all over again.. Whoever, said.. life is a cycle.. oh Boy ! U are so right .. :)

Will post the pictures of all the goodies later.. Now it is Bonjour Time ! 

For this week, We have Priya form Priya's Easy n Tasty Recipes.. She is a super cool blogger.. She is an high - spirited blogger.. I am in awe to see, how well she manages her blog... her marathon posting skills.. managing her adorable kids.. seriously Priya, How do u do all this so well.. Bravo! Girl ! 

She is always been a super supporter to me.. from the day I started blogging till.. always.. :) It was really nice knowing her as a friend.. Do keep visiting her space for her authentic.. innovational.. easy n tasty recipes- just like the name of her blog.. :) 

Now, I present you Priya - in her own words..

Priya's Guest Post 

Few words about me..

Am a big foodie,home maker and an active mom of three kids..I started cooking occasionally when i was 15years and still learning more and more..Its been almost 15years am living in Paris but yet am an typical Indian woman who never failed to feed my family with our South Indian traditional foods..I have been posting my own creations and many traditional dishes learned from my mom through my blog baby for more than 2years, yep i have entered my 3rd year of blogging in this wonderful virtual world..

I fond always for sweets and chocolates especially the dark chocolates, i cant live without chocolates, if i feel down just need some chocolate bites to reboost my energy and definitely i  feel good after having them..Coming to vegetarian dishes, i can have anything with potatoes and paneer,just love them very much.. Been born and brought up in Pondicherry, a beautiful french cultured city, i have been pampered from my childhood with fresh sea foods, obviously i love sea foods and can have even everyday..Apart from it, am not a picky eater at all..

Few months back, i met Jabeen virtually through this wonderful blogsphere, she was one among  my fellow bloggers who visit quite often my space and leave her encouraging words..Then one day i visited her space and till today i never stopped visiting her space..We chitchat rarely through Facebook, a wonderful blogger, very friendly and i love her space very much..When she asked me for a guest post for her bonjour series,i was very much excited and choosed this week to share my recipe..

Here am gonna share one of my mom's signature dish which she usually prepare either with black-eyed peas or with dried black nightshade berries ( manathakkali vathals) for making this fingerlicking tangy tamarind gravy, for a change i combined both the black-eyes peas and dried black nightshade berries for making yummy tangy super delicious gravy..This gravy tastes absolutelty divine when served hot with rice and fried papads..Mostly Vathakuzhambu can be conserved for many days and they tastes super fabulous after a day..Its one of our family favourite dish and i never failed to prepare them quite often..

Karamani Vatha Kuzhambu/Black-eyed Peas & Dried Nightshade Berries Gravy

1cup Tamarind juice
20nos Shallots
1no Tomato (chopped)
10nos Garlic cloves
Few curry leaves
1tsp Chilly powder
1tbsp Coriander powder
1/2cup Dried Nightshade berries/Manathakkali vathals
1cup Cooked Black-eyed peas
1/2tsp Pepper powder
1/2tsp Cumin powder
1tsp Mustard seeds+fenugreek seeds
1/2cup Gingelly oil

Heat gingelly oil, fry the mustard seeds,fenugreek seeds and curry leaves, add the shallots,garlic cloves and manathakkali vathals,fry until the shallots turns transculent, now add the tomatoes,cooked black-eyed peas and cook for few more minutes..Add the tamarind juice, enough water with coriander powder, chilly powder, pepper powder,cumin powder and salt, cook everything in medium flame until the oil gets separates from the gravy,the gravy constitency should be bit thick.. put off the stove and serve hot with fried papads and hot steaming rice..


MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Wow!Yummy Karamani Karakuzhambu Dear.My tastebuds r wet.luv it

schmetterlingwords said...

Just the very look of this tangy and spicy gravy makes me drool. Thanks for you and Priya for sharing. :)

sangee vijay said...

Yes, Jabeen i too often wonder H Priya able to manage both family n blogging daily at least two posts ..very talented and my inspiration too..
Priya Vatha kuzhmabu looks finger licking good...wanna try this for sure...

ANU said...

wow this is very new to me....sounds spicy and tangy....yumm

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Tina said...

Nice post dear..Kuzhambu looks tempting..

createwithmom said...

delicious looking flavours wonderful post

divya said...

omg... looks so yummy...mouth watering ..

hemalata said...

Mouthwatering recipe,looks so delicious

Priya said...

Thanks a lot for ur kind words..Am just killing my time by blogging and obviously this blogsphere is quite addictive..Glad u liked my vatha kuzhambu,thanks again for this bonjour series..

Amina said...

wow.. the gravy looks so delicious... mouth watering..

Parsley Sage said...

Oooh! Great guest post from Priya! These look so yummy and packed with a wonderful flavor!

Jaleela said...

Eid Mubarak to you and youer family,

nice to heard abt periya,ssssssssss kaaramanai vaththa kuzampu looks very temting.

Bikramjit said...

yummy yummy yummy :)


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