Uma Raghuraman

Masterchefmom aka Uma Raghuraman is passionate about cooking and loves to experiment with Indian and World cuisine. She shares her experiences step by step and amazing recipes through her blog, www.masterchefmom.blogspot.in. A self taught and compulsive baker she tries to bring in right balance of taste, nutrition and presentation to all her dishes. A mother to two teenagers and having been with children as a school teacher for over five years, she understands child psychology and the role played by food in influencing their eating habits.

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Recipes and Articles by Uma Raghuraman

Godhumai Idli Recipe (Instant Whole Wheat Flour Idli)

Sunday, 13 March 2016 00:38

Whole Wheat Flour is high in fibre and helps in controlling our blood sugar levels. Including Whole grains in our diet such as the Wheat is a healthy dietary decision. Many of us avoid taking rice at night and are always in need of quick, healthy and tasty recipes. I have used Whole Wheat Flour or 'Chakki ...

Nellikai Rasam Recipe - Whole Gooseberry Rasam

Sunday, 21 February 2016 00:28

Nellikai Rasam Recipe which is essentially a Whole Gooseberry Rasam has the goodness of Gooseberry/Amla/Nellikai that is believed to be the 'fruit of life'. It is a jade-green tart fruit and is ubiquitous in India. Considering the health benefits of Amla, it is most ideal to add it to our diet on ...

Kongunadu Urulai Kurma Recipe (Curried Potatoes from Kongunadu)

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 00:12

Kongunadu, the areas around Coimbatore and Erode is a fertile region. Every home in the village has their own garden and the people are passionate about growing their own fruits and vegetables. In the Kongunadu Cuisine lots of coconut and tomatoes are used as they are widely grown in these areas. Of ...

Chettinad Vengaya Kosu Recipe (Spicy Curry from Chettinad Cuisine)

Sunday, 14 February 2016 00:06

Chettinad Vengaya Kosu Recipe is a flavorful spicy gravy from Chettinad cuisine. This gravy is very simple and easy to make with just two basic ingredients, onion and tomato. Alternatively, you can add potatoes to prepare Chettinad Vengaya Kosu along with onions and tomatoes. Serve Chettinad Vengaya ...

Milagu Rasam Recipe - Village Style Pepper Rasam

Friday, 12 February 2016 00:46

Milagu Rasam is a rasam that is many a times served as a healthy soup made of garlic, pepper and cumin seeds. The spices in the rasam help to digest food and also relieves flu. This rasam is best when you come back home from a long holiday and you are craving for home cooked food.  Serve the Milagu ...

Urulaikizhangu Podi Poriyal Recipe (Spicy Potato Sabzi from Tamil Nadu)

Friday, 12 February 2016 00:19

Urulaikizhangu Podi Poriyal Recipe is a popular Tamil Nadu recipe in which potato is cooked along with the skin, grated and mixed with dry spices to give it a crumbly texture. This Podi tastes great when mixed with steaming hot rice and ghee. It’s an interesting recipe and you can try making it if ...

Masala Vadai Kuzhambu Recipe (Mudaliar Style Curried Fritters In Spicy Tamarind Gravy)

Friday, 29 January 2016 00:47

Masala Vadai Kuzhambu Recipe (Mudaliar Style Curried Fritters In Spicy Tamarind Gravy) is another curry form the Mudaliar cuisine of South India. A distinct combination of spices, unique style of cooking and the use of Vadagam (sun-dried fritters) is commonly found in this cuisine. A mixture of onion, ...

Instant Puliyodharai Powder Recipe (Puliyogare/Pulihora Powder)

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 00:43

Puliyodharai/Puliyogare/Pulihora is a traditional rice dish that is tangy and spicy. This tasty dish finds it's unique place in the menu of all major festivals in South India. It is also a custom to make this rice in weddings and on the third day of pongal, Kaanum Pongal. It is a favourite picnic dish ...

Paruppu Urundai Rasam Recipe - Lentil Dumplings Rasam

Sunday, 24 January 2016 00:56

Paruppu Urundai Rasam means lentil dumplings in rasam which is specially a traditional Tamil dish. It is a perfect combination of rasam and dumpling cooked with flavourful spices. Serve Paruppu Urundai Rasam with steamed rice and Radish Greens Poriyal Recipe (South Indian Style Radish Greens Stir ...

Tirunelveli Style Mor Kuzhambu Recipe

Friday, 22 January 2016 00:08

Mor Kuzhambu is a mildly spiced yogurt based south indian curry. Tirunelveli Style Mor Kuzhambu Recipe is a variation to the regular Mor Kuzhambu. The spiciness of the red chillies and the sourness from the tamarind brings in a distinct flavour variation from the regular Mor Kuzhambu. You can try making ...

Mangalore Style Nurge Gashie Recipe-Spicy Drumstick Curry

Friday, 22 January 2016 00:01

Mangalore Nurge Gashie is a spicy drumstick curry which is filled with coastal flavours. In this recipe, drumstick is cooked in thick tamarind gravy that is flavoured with coconut and whole spices. The coconut-tamarind spice paste gives a creamy texture and tangy taste to this dish. Weekend lunch can ...

Veppam Poo Rasam Recipe (Neem flower Rasam)

Monday, 18 January 2016 00:25

Veppam Poo Rasam (Neem flower Rasam) is a delicious bitter rasam which is mainly prepared for Tamil New Year. This Tamilian recipe has innumerable medicinal properties and is filled with antifungal and antibacterial properties. The main significance of making this dish in Tamil is to start a new year ...

North Arcot Special Thavalai Dosai Recipe

Wednesday, 30 December 2015 00:37

Thavalai' is a tamil word and it means a vessel. To put it simply, this Dosa/ Indian Pancake is cooked in a small wok which is known as 'Appachatti'. This is a speciality dish from North Arcot District of TamilNadu. There is no need for fermentation of the Thavalai Dosai batter. The Thavalai Dosai ...

Kongunadu Special Pattani Biryani Recipe (Green Peas Biryani From Kongunadu)

Monday, 28 December 2015 00:13

A flavourful Green Peas Biryani Recipe from Kongunadu is just perfect for lazy weekends, picnics, parties and a lunch box. This Kongunadu Special Pattani Biryani takes just 40 minutes to cook and is cooked over the gas in a wide pan/skillet. For those who have not heard about Kongunadu, it is the area ...

Chettinad Rasam Powder Recipe

Sunday, 27 December 2015 00:14

The Chettinad Rasam Powder Recipe is a classic and traditional recipe of the powder that is used in south indian homes. 'Rasam' or Charu/ Saaru is a flavourful South Indian Soup made from the juice of tamarind, tomatoes along with or without the Lentil broth. It can be sipped and enjoyed like a soup ...

Godhuma Rava Payasam - Dalia/Broken Wheat Payasam

Saturday, 19 December 2015 00:49

Godhuma Rava Payasam is a Dalia/Broken Wheat Payasam that is a Tamilian speciality prepared during festivals and celebrations. This particular payasam uses Broken Wheat and is a healthy alternative to the usual Rice Kheer. Instead of sugar, it also uses jaggery which is pumped with iron. This wholesome, ...

Chettinad Style Mulaikattiya Pasi Payaru Kuzhambu (Sprouted Green Gram Curry)

Tuesday, 15 December 2015 00:43

Chettinad Style Mulaikattiya Pasi Payaru Kuzhambu is a spicy Chettinad preparation made of sprouted green gram. Low in calories but high in fibre it is a healthy ingredient to include in your daily diet. Chettinad cuisine from Tamilnadu is popular for it's spicy and aromatic flavours. This kuzhambu ...

Kongunadu Special Thakkali Kurma Recipe ( Tomato Kurma from Kongunadu)

Monday, 14 December 2015 04:06

The word ' Kurma/ Korma' make one's mouth, water. We instantly visualise a rich creamy gravy .There are so many interesting dishes from Kongunadu, in Tamilnadu. If you have been to Pollachi ,Coimbatore or even Madurai you will find the restaurants serving a tomato gravy along with Idlis/Dosas. It is ...

     
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