Swathy Nandhini

I am Swathy Nandhini, author and food photographer of shravskitchen.com and currently residing in Dubai. I am newbie to the world of blogging and learning lots of new things through this virtual world. Though I had passion for cooking from school days, I took it seriously as a way of life only after I became mother for Shravanthi. I have named the blog after her. I love to try different cuisines and I got many interesting recipes over my blog. My love towards blogging grows each and every day.

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Gulab Jamun Trifle Recipe

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 00:18

Gulab Jamun Trifle is a rich, delicious, cold dessert prepared with layers of custard and gulab jamun. This is best party dessert to prepare if you have lot of gulab jamuns. This Diwali, instead of serving the usual gulab jamuns, you can make this trifle and impress your friends and family. Baked Banana ...

Murungai Keerai Masala Vadai Recipe

Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:14

Murungai Keerai vadai is a healthier version of fried evening snack prepared by adding drumstick leaves to the channa dal mixture. This is rich in protein and Iron as spinach is added. You can either prepare it by traditionally deep frying it, or by using the paniyaram pan to make the same tasty fritters ...

Pudalangai Poriyal Recipe (Snake Gourd Poriyal)

Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:14

Pudalangai Poriyal is a simple, easy south Indian side dish for rice and sambar. It takes less than 15 minutes to make this stir fry and makes a perfect combo for rasam rice. It is easy to make and gets ready in no time, thus it is perfect for your lunch box too. When served with your South Indian meal, ...

Chettinad Mint Potato Biryani Recipe

Friday, 18 August 2017 00:14

Mint Biryani is extra flavorful, aromatic biryani recipe prepared by adding potatoes and paneer cubes. Mint leaves are normally added to biryani but this recipe calls for lots of mint leaves making it minty and spicy biryani. This is a perfect biryani to make if you are having guests at home or ...

Published in Rice

Muttai Kuzhambu Recipe (South Indian Simple Egg Curry)

Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:14

Egg Kulambu/Muttai Kulambu is a south Indian gravy side dish for rice, dosa and chapati. Muttai Kulambu is super delicious and especially goes well for rice. It is simple gravy without adding coconut, tamarind or an grounded spices. Serve Muttai Kuzhambu along with Appam, Steamed Rice or Lachha ...

Semiya Biryani Recipe

Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:14

Semiya Biryani is a quick, tasty recipe that can be had for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This biryani is a great alternative to normal vermicelli upma. This biryani goes well with chutney, raita or kurma. It is easy to make and you can even pack it for your lunch box. Serve Semiya Biryani along ...

Published in Rice

Surul Appam Recipe

Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:14

Surul Appam Recipe is a traditional sweet prepared in Thanjavur region. It is nothing but stuffed and rolled sweet pancakes. Surul appam is prepared with coconut, sugar and flour as the main ingredients. It is simple, easy to make, and tastes delicious recipe to be served as a snack. Serve Surul ...

Potato Bonda Recipe Flavoured With Sambar Powder

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 11:14

Aloo bonda or potato bonda is a south Indian tea time snack and this recipe is a twist to the traditional bonda recipe; This recipe uses both garam masala and sambar powder, giving a nice taste to the recipe. Potato Bonda Recipe Flavoured With Sambar Powder is made in local tea shops of South India. ...

Palakottai Kuzhambu Recipe (Kongunad Style Jackfruit Seeds Curry)

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 14:12

Palakottai Kuzhambu Recipe is Kongunad Style Jackfruit Seeds Curry. This is a common kuzhambu recipe that is popular in jackfruit growing areas of Tamil Nadu, and all of South India. With little modifications in the recipe, the jackfruit seeds are widely used as food in many parts of India. There are ...

Published in Kuzhambu Recipes

Sorakkai Paruppu Kuzhambu Recipe (Tamil Nadu Style Lauki Curry)

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 12:12

Sorakkai Paruppu Kuzhambu Recipe is a side dish recipe to prepare that can be done in about 20 minutes and hence is a great recipe for a busy weeknight dinner. Made with nutritious summer vegetable-bottle gourd, the curry is full of nutrients and is a coolant to the body as well. Usually kuzhambu is ...

Published in Kuzhambu Recipes

Snake Gourd Kootu Recipe (Pudalangai Kootu)

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 00:12

Snake Gourd Kootu is a delicious, simple side dish for rice. It is no onion no garlic recipe that is prepared adding paruppu and coconut mixture. This kootu can be enjoyed with hot rice and ghee for lunch.  Serve Snake Gourd Kootu along with Jeera Rasam and Steamed Rice for a weekday meal.  If ...

Published in Kootu Recipes

Watermelon Rasam Recipe

Friday, 16 June 2017 00:00

The rasam is mildly sweet, tangy and spicy. It is easy to make and can be enjoyed along with your South Indian meals. It is delightful to drink and also requires less ingredients to make it.   To beat the heat, you can enjoy this delicious and flavourful Watermelon Rasam with Steamed rice, Beetroot ...

Published in Rasam Recipes

Rava Puttu Recipe

Thursday, 11 May 2017 00:13

Puttu is a traditional and healthy steamed breakfast recipe in Kerala. It is prepared with rice flour, red rice flour, wheat flour and ragi. Puttu with semolina is not a usual recipe but tastes great as like all other puttu recipes. It is bit sticky and can be prepared easily in idli cooker, steamer ...

Published in Rice

Fresh Figs Ice Cream Recipe

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 12:01

Homemade fresh fig ice cream recipe is a simple, delicious and great way to eat figs. It does not need an ice cream maker and the recipe is eggless. Figs are a rich source of iron and good to take it often either as fresh or dried fruit. The figs when made into ice cream is rich and creamy. My mother ...

Published in Party Dessert Recipes

Pachai Sundakkai Puli Kuzhambu Recipe (Turkey Berry Tamarind Based Gravy)

Tuesday, 09 May 2017 17:01

Sundakkai puli kuzhambu is a delicious south Indian chettinad style kuzhambu prepared with fresh sundakkai. The sundakkai is crushed before preparing to reduce the bitterness. It is coconut based puli kuzhambu that goes well with rice and dosa. You can also prepare vathal kuzhambu with this berries.  Serve Pachai ...

Published in Kuzhambu Recipes

Egg and Bread Fried Rice Recipe

Tuesday, 09 May 2017 00:13

Egg and Bread Fried Rice is an easy and delicious variety rice. I like to eat egg fried rice in restaurants. I tried it in Indian style without adding any sauces or vegetables and by adding some masala spices, it was super delicious than the normal fried rice. It is more of South Indian style and I have ...

Published in Rice

Rose Flavoured Golden Almond Milk Recipe (Badam Doodh)

Monday, 20 February 2017 00:23

Badam kheer is a simple yet extremely delicious recipe and Rose Flavoured Golden Badam Milk Recipe is a delicious twist to it. This can be given as morning or evening drink. It is rich and creamy with lots of nuts. This drink when given frequently helps for weight gain in kids. Serve Rose Flavoured Golden ...

Published in Indian Drink Recipes

Sweet Ulundhu Kanji Recipe | Urad Dal Porridge

Sunday, 19 February 2017 00:22

Ulundhu Kanji Recipe | Urad Dal Porridge is one of the healthy breakfast recipes served in olden days. It is a semi solid porridge served in sweet or salt version. I have prepared sweet kanji which is mildly sweet with flavors of coconut and Cardamom. It is usually given to girls at the time of puberty ...

Traditional Panakam Recipe

Friday, 20 January 2017 00:17

Panakam is a traditional healthy drink given in temples and prepared mostly during Sri Rama Navami. It smells and tastes divinely and also a perfect thirst quencher during summer. We use to prepare Traditional Panakam Recipe at home during our car festival/chariot festival (Theru) in our native. It is ...

Published in Indian Drink Recipes

Sweet Ragi Malt Recipe

Thursday, 19 January 2017 00:12

Sweet Ragi malt recipe is an age old traditional healthy drink prepared at our home. It is nutritious and delicious drink that can be prepared easily at home without getting store bought mixes. This Sweet Ragi Malt Recipe can be given to kids and adults as breakfast making it thick porridge or as a evening ...

Published in Indian Drink Recipes

Chettinad Kavuni Arisi Sweet Recipe (Black Rice Pudding)

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 00:00

Black Rice which is called Kavuni Arisi in tamil, is high in nutritional value and very good source of iron, vitamin E and antioxidants. The rice is hard, dark black in colour and turns purple when cooked. The Kavuni Arisi sweet is very famous in Chettinad region in Tamil Nadu. It is not only healthy ...

Kerala Style Vettu Cake Recipe (Eggless Wholewheat Tea Shop Cake)

Monday, 09 January 2017 00:15

Vettu cake is a famous tea shop snack in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. It is called vettu cake as it forms cracks (vettu in tamil) while frying. This a heirloom recipe that my mother taught me. It is usually prepared adding eggs and using maida. I wanted to make it more healthy and hence tried the same with ...

Seem Paal Recipe (Steamed Colostrum Milk Pudding)

Monday, 09 January 2017 00:11

Seem Paal Recipe is the Steamed Colostrum Milk Pudding is a sweet preparation popular since older generations. The pudding is made of the milk that is obtained from the cow or buffalo for a few days(up to 6 days) after it delivers a calf. This early milk is rich in antibodies, proteins, carbohydrates, ...

Kuzhal Payasam Recipe (Wheat Noodles Payasam)

Saturday, 07 January 2017 00:04

Kuzhal Payasam is a old traditional recipe prepared during any festival especially for Vinayagar Chathurthi. This has become a forgotten recipe as I don’t see anyone preparing it often. I got this recipe from my grandmother who prepares this for us when we were young. There are many variations in preparing ...

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