Recipe Index

The spells that can put magic into any meal: the alphabetical list.

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Quick Adai (with leftover Dosai batter)

Kala’s Aeri Vaaval Mullangi Curry (Lake Pomfret and Radish Curry)

Kala’s Easy To Make Aloo Paratha (Potato Stuffed Indian Wheat Bread)

Thirunelveli Aviyal (Thirunelveli Vegetable Curry)

Ayirai Meen Kuzhambu (Spiny Loach Fish Curry)


Bacon, Cheese, and Macaroni

Kala’s Bacon and Sausage Pulav for Easter

Baked Fish Fillet in Mustard and Cream

Baked Paarai Meen (Trevally Fillets)

Batter Fried Fish

Beef and Radish Curry

Kala’s Beef and Vegetable Curry

Kala’s Braised Beef Curry

Kala’s Birinji Rice

Black Gram Dhal Pakoda and Coconut Thuvaiyal (Chutney)

Boiled Panankizhangu (Palmyra Root)

Bolognese Sauce

Bread Pudding – Butter, Jam, Leftover Bread

Brinjal and Drumstick Poriyal (Eggplant and Drumstick Fry)

Kala’s Sweet Brinjal Pickle (Sweet Eggplant Pickle)

Halloween Treat – Nut-Free Chocolate Brownies

Mocha Brownies for New Year

Kala’s Butter Beans and Mince Dry Curry

Kala’s Dry Butter Beans Curry


Caramel Chicken

Carpetbag Meat (Low Fat)

Carrot Halwa (Indian Carrot Sweet)

Carrot Tomato Curry

Cauliflower and Cheese Bake

Cauliflower and Unripe (Green) Papaya Pickle

Celery Dhal Curry

Kala’s Chenna Kunni and Avarai Poriyal (Dry Shrimp and Broad Beans Fry)

Kala’s Dried Chenna Kunni Sweet Pickle (Caramelised Dry Shrimp Pickle)

Asian Chicken Pulav

Chicken à la King

Butter Chicken Curry

Calcutta Chicken Curry

Candlelit Chicken Pulav

Kala’s Chicken and Capsicum Curry

Kala’s Christmas Chicken Biriyani

Fried Chicken and Pineapple Curry

Kala’s Dry Chicken Curry with Madras Curry Powder

Kala’s Jubilee Fried Chicken

Kala’s Pudhina Chicken (Mint Chicken Curry)

Chicken Cutlet

Chicken Pulav

Chocolate Cake for Mother’s Day

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Fudgies for Easter

Dark Chocolate Cookies for Advent

Easy Chocolate Ice Cream (No Egg)

Steamed Chocolate Pudding for Christmas

Kala’s Christmas Fruit Cake

Kala’s Easy Cocoa Fudge for Halloween (No Thermometer)

Coconut Burfi (Toffee)

Coconut Ice with Cream

Coconut Milk Rice


Coffee Ice Cream

Kala’s Colocasia Bajji (Fritter)

Kala’s Low Fat Colocasia Bonda

Colocasia Mash

Cookies for Santa

Viennese Shortbread Star Cookies

Coorg Mushroom Curry (Koomu Curry)

Coorg Pandi Curry (Pork Curry)

Coorg Pork Fry (Chillikana Pandi)

Jam Cookies

Soft Curd Cookies

Thayir Kozhi Curry (Curd and Chicken Curry)

Kala’s Curry Leaves Chicken Curry


Devil’s Food Cake (Layered Chocolate Cake)

Dinner Rolls

Kala’s Dumplings in Chicken Stew


Kala’s Egg Bonda

Egg-Coated Eggplant (Muttai Kathirikkai)

Kala’s Egg Fried Rice with Vegetables

Egg Masala – Tamil Muslim Style

Kala’s Spicy Egg Toast

Kala’s Vegetarian Scotch Eggs

Ennai Kai Kuzhambu (Thirunelveli Brinjal/Eggplant Curry)

Ennai Kathirikai (Stuffed Brinjal/Eggplant)

Ethiopian Chicken (Modified for the Indian Kitchen)


Fish Masala Chops

Fragrant Chicken Curry (with homemade Curry Powder)

Kala’s Christmas Fruit Loaf (Easy-to-Make)


Ginger Loaf Cake

Kala’s Gulab Jamun with Milk Powder (Milk Powder Balls in Sugar Syrup)


Easy-Chew Honey Cookies

Hungarian Gulyás (Goulash)


Irish Soda Bread for Father’s Day


Kala’s Festive Chicken Rice

Kala’s Sausage Curry (Indian Style)

Kala’s Sausage and Potato Fried Rice

Kallu Kadai Muttai (Toddy Shop Egg Fry)

Deepavalli Special – Kandhar Appam (Sweet Fritters)

Karamani (Cow Pea) Kootu with Brinjal and Potato

Kari Kaadi Poriyal (Vinegared Meat Fry)

Thirunelveli Kari Vadai (Thirunelveli Mince Patties)

Karuvadu Kuzhambu (Dried Fish Curry)

Erode Kathirikkai (Eggplant) Curry

Kathirikkai Mochai Poriyal (Eggplant and Field Beans Fry)

Thirunelveli Keerai Chaarru (Greens Soup-Curry)

Keerai Kadaiyal (Mashed Greens)

Keerai Poriyal (Greens Fry)

Khamiri Roti (Deep fried Yeast Bread)

Khatte Baingan (Sour Brinjal/Eggplant Curry)

Kola Urundai Brinji Rice (Milk based Pulav with Meatballs)

Kolusa Paniaram (Star Paniaram)

Kootanchoru (Mixed Vegetable, Dhal, and Rice)

Kovai Kai Poriyal (Coccinia Fry)

Kovilpatti Chicken Curry

Kuska Rice

Kala’s All Wheat Kuzhippaniaram (with Vermicelli)

Kala’s Cheesy Kuzhippaniaram (No Dosai Batter)

Kala’s Tomato Flavoured Kuzhippaniaram (Fritters)

Kuzhi Paniaram


Latkes (Cockney Potato Pancakes)

Lemon Drizzle Cake

Lickity-Split Eggless Butterless Cocoa Cake

Quick and Easy Boiled Lime Pickle

Kala’s Sweet and Sour Lime Pickle

Thirunelveli Lime Rice with Paruppu Thuvaiyal (Roasted Bengal Gram Dhal Chutney)

Live Viraal Meen Kuzhambu (Live Murrell Fish Curry)


Kala’s Madeira Cake (Tea Cake)

Thirunelveli Manathakkali Vattral Kuzhambu (Dried Berry Curry)

Kala’s Mangai Inji Pickle (Mango Ginger Pickle)

Mangalore Mutton Curry

Sweet Mango Chutney (North Indian Style)

Mango Ice Cream (No Cooking)

Unripe Mango Jam

Unripe Mango and Katla (Indian Carp) Curry

Festive Unripe Mango Pachadi

Fresh Mango Pickle

Hot and Sweet Mango Pickle

Mannargudi Maavattral Kuzhambu (Dried Mango Curry)

Ripe Mango Salad

Marble Bundt Cake for Easter

Masala Dosai

Masalai Vadai (Bengal Gram Dhal Patties)

Fried Meatballs and Potato Curry

Meat and Vegetable Fry

Meen Asaadhu (Thirunelveli Fish Curry in Coconut Milk)

Methi Urulaikizhangu Curry (Potato and Fenugreek Leaves Curry)

Mince on Toast

Mince Packets

Thirunelveli Mour Kuzhambu (Curds Vegetable Curry)

Murgh Makkanwali (Chicken in Butter)

Murungaikkai Poriyal (Fried Drumstick)

Murungai Keerai and Vaerkadalai Poriyal (Drumstick Leaves and Peanuts Fry)

Mushroom and Capsicum Pulav

Muttai Barotta (Leftover Poori and Egg Scramble)

Muttai Cauliflower (Egg-coated Cauliflower)

Muttai Chops (Egg-Coated Meat Chops)

Markandam Rasam (Breastbone Curry)

Manappadu Mutton Paal Kuzhambu (Mutton in Coconut Milk Curry)

Mutton Pepper Fry

Sadha Mutton Pirattal (Simple Mutton Curry)

Tamil Muslim Mutton Kuruma

Thirunelveli Mutton Pulav with Inji Thuvaiyal (Ginger Chutney)

Deepavali Special – 30-Minute Mysore Pak (Bengal Gram Flour Sweet)


Easy Homemade Naan (Indian Leavened Bread)


Coorg Yarchi Pulav (Beef/Mutton Pulav)

Kala’s 3 Ps Curry (Paneer, Peas, Potato)

Eral Moli (Prawn in Coconut Milk Curry)

Eral and Pavakkai Poriyal (Prawn and Bitter Gourd Fry)

Eral and Pirkangai Curry (Prawn and Ridge Gourd Curry)

Eral Seppangkizhangu Curry (Prawn and Colocasia Curry)

Pachai Mochai Poriyal (Tender Field Beans Fry)

Palak Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese and Spinach)

Papaya Ice Cream (No Egg, No Cooking)

Kalyana Paruppu (Wedding Feast Dhal)

Thirunelveli Paruppu Kuzhambu (Thirunelveli Dhal Curry)

Paruppu Urundai Kulambu (Red Gram Dhal Ball Curry)

Pavakkai Kalavai Chips (Bitter Gourd Mixed Chips)

Pavakkai Poriyal (Fried Bitter Gourd)

Pavakkai Simple Poriyal (Simple Bitter Gourd Fry)

Sweet and Sour Bitter Gourd Curry

Peas, Cabbage, and Mince Dry Curry

Peas and Cauliflower Fry

Dry Peas Curry

Easy Peas Pulav

Rich Peas Pulav

Venn Pongal and Thengai Chutney (Savoury Rice with Coconut Chutney)

Poori (Deep Fried Wheat Bread)

Poori Urulaikizhangu (Potato Curry for Deep Fried Wheat Bread)

Fried Pork Ribs

Pork Vindaloo

Kala’s Dill-Flavoured Potato Cutlets

Kala’s Double-Fried-Potato Fried Rice

Potato-Cup Mince Cutlet

Potato Pulav

Burmese Eral Thokku (Prawn Chutney)

Kala’s Easy Prawn Fried Rice

Prawn Pepper Fry

Prawn and Brinjal (Eggplant) Curry

Prawn and Cabbage Curry

Kala’s Prawn and Capsicum Curry

Kala’s Prawn and Cauliflower in Tomato Gravy

Eral and Murungai Keerai Poriyal (Prawn and Drumstick Leaves Fry)

Kala’s Prawn and Okra (Ladies Finger) with Mexican Seasoning

Prawn (Shrimp) Puffs

Prawn and Snake Gourd Poriyal (Fry)

Kala’s Eral and Mangai Curry (Prawn and Unripe Mango Curry)

Prawn and Vegetable Stew

Yellow Pumpkin Halwa (Sweet) for Halloween


Mullangi Keerai Koottu (Radish Tops Dhal Curry)

Mullangi Thuvaram (Radish Fry)

Ginger Ragi (Millet) Crunchies

Ravai Idly (Steamed Semolina Savoury Cakes)


Thirunelveli Vegetable Saalna

Saucy Pork Chops

Kala’s Sausage and Potato Fry

Kala’s Seppangkizhangu Varuval (Colocasia Fry)

Sivappu Kulambu (The Red Curry)

Spice Cake

Stir-Fried Capsicum and Cabbage Salad

Stir-Fried Pork and Noodles (Indianised-Chinese)

Pudalankai Thuvaram (Snake Gourd Fry)

Stuffed Snake Gourd Cutlet

Kala’s Thenga Manga Madras Beach Sundal

Surulappam (Pancake Wrap with Sweet Coconut Stuffing)

Sura Pittu/Puttu (Fried Flaked Shark)

Sweet and Sour Brinjal Masala

Sweet and Sour Pork with Pineapple

Sweet Potato Dessert (with Maple Syrup)

Kala’s Butterscotch Sweet Potato Dessert


Oven-Baked Tandoori Chicken

Thaenkuzhal (Murukku)

Thirattuppaal (Tamil Milk Kova with Coconut)

Toads in Cups for Christmas

Toad in the Hole

Festive Meal – Tomato Biriyani with Thayir Pachadi and Milagu Chops

Kala’s Tomato Chicken Curry

Tomato Jam

Tomato Sauce and Pasta

Turkish Imam Beyaldi (The Imam Fainted)


Ulundhu Vadai (Black Gram Dhal Patties)

Urulaikizhangu Paal Curry (Potato in Coconut Milk Curry)

Urullaikkizhangu Pittu/Puttu (Tamil Mashed Potato)

Urundai Kari (Meatball Curry and Fry)

Urundaikkari Vellai Kuzhambu (Meatballs in White Gravy)

Kala’s Usili with Mullangi Keerai (Dry Dhal Curry with Radish Tops)


Kala’s Vaankozhi (Turkey) Biriyani

Vanilla Ice Cream

Vazhaikkai Cutlet (Unripe Banana Cutlet)

Kala’s Vazhaikkai Kuruma (Unripe Banana Curry)

Vazhaipoo Vadai (Banana Flower Vadai)

Vegetable Biriyani and Black Gram Dhal Pakoda Kuruma

Kala’s Easy Vegetable Kuruma – For Working Women

Kala’s Simple Vegetable Cutlet

Vellathosai and Vengaya Thuvaiyal (Jaggery Crepes and Hot Onion Chutney)

Vendaikai Mangai Pachadi (Lady’s Finger and Unripe Mango Salad)

Vendaikai Poriyal (Fried Ladies Finger/Okra)

Vendhaya Kuzhambu (Garlic & Shallot Curry)

Kala’s Vengaya Pakoda (Onion Fritters)

Vengaya Sambar (Onion Lentil Curry)

Vennai Pittu (Coconut-Milk Rice Pudding)


Wheat Pakoda (Deep fried snack)

White Channa (Chickpea/Bengal Gram) Curry


Kala’s Senai (Elephant Yam) Curry

Kala’s Senai Kolla (Yam Deep Fried Balls)

Kala’s Yam Fingers

Kala’s Yam Fry

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