January 31, 2013

Friday Chat With Bloggers - Preeti From Indian Kitchen

Welcome you all to my third week of “ Friday Chat With Bloggers event “. Today we are going to meet a very special energetic blogger, who has lots of mouthwatering n drool-worthy recipes in her blog. Very creative too, her combination of veggies used in curries is really delicious n yummy… She is none other than PREETHI from Indian Kitchen….  Friends, do check her blog and enjoy all her mouthwatering recipes with clear explanation and lovely presentation!

Now let’s see what Preeti shares with us…

Priya : Love to hear few words about you.

Preeti : I'm Preeti Tamilarasan from “Indian Kitchen”. Basically a full time foodie who loves to eat spicy non-veg food :) The two things which I love the most next to my husband and family are food and travel. I want to see each and every corner of beautiful India.

Priya : Please share few words about your blog and who is your greatest support?

Preeti : My blog “Indian Kitchen” was started one year back with the intention of keeping a back up of my recipes. But slowly I started developing interest in food photography. I have a special interest in Indian spicy food which most of you would have already seen from my collection of recipes.
My two greatest supporter are my mom and hubby. They are my two pillars of support due to which my little blog has grown this much.

Priya : What is your most Favorite Veg and Non-veg recipe ?

Preeti : This is the most appropriate question which suits me :)
Among Veg, I like aloo gobi fry, baigan bharta and stuffed capsicums.
I have long list for non-veg recipes. But I will cut it short..
Mutton Biriyani, Chicken Tikka, Chicken & Curry Leaves Gravy, Egg Tava Fry, Nethili Fry, Mutton Kurma.. the list goes on..

Priya : Few words about your first cooking experience.

Preeti : My first cooking experience was a disaster. I tried to bake a mango cake when my mom wasn't home. The cake obviously didn't come out well and it was looking like sukka roti.. really horrible..
I started to cook myself during collage days, mostly on Sundays. But only after marriage, I cooked full time and slowly developed interest in cooking apart from eating alone :)

Priya : What quick recipe would you serve when house filled with sudden guests??

Preeti : Muttai Bread Upma and Apple Bhajji.

Priya : Please share your favourite restaurants and the food which you enjoyed the most…

Preeti : For past two years, I have visited numerous restaurants with my hubby on weekends. I shall name the best,
Hotel Junior Kupanna – All type of non-veg curries and Nei Parotta (I like everything here except that the quantity they give is less and charge more)
Thalapakatti – Karandi Muttai and Chicken Biriyani
Cascade – Sczhewan Fried Rice with Chicken Manchurian
Hotel Sangamam – Chicken Tikka
Nallas Aapakadai – Aapam with Mutton Curry Home Style

Priya : What is your favourite cookery show??

Preeti : I dont watch much cookery shows. But in recent time, I started watching “Turban Tadka” show aired in “Food Food Channel”. I like all the recipes of Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi. Since punjabi food is one of my fav, I love to watch his show.

Preeti : What do you like in my blog and please share your suggestions to improve mine.

Preeti : You are one of my good friend whom i met in this blogging platform. Your comments have always encouraged me. I like to visit your blog even if you don't post any recipes. I like the collection of your south indian recipes. So keep this good work and am expecting more number of unique recipes from you in future.

My mom prepares Ultham Paruppu Bonda often. We like it more than vadai. I have altered slightly by adding strawberry juice to it.

Strawberry Ultham Paruppu Bonda :

Ingredients :
  • 1 cup Ultham Paruppu (Black Gram)
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 green chilies – finely chopped
  • ¼ cup strawberry juice
  • ½ tsp pepper powder
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander

Method :
  • Soak ultham paruppu in water for 1 hour. Drain the water completely and grind it in a mixer or grinder. Add strawberry puree and 1 tsp water and grind to a smooth batter.
  • Transfer it to a bowl and combine all other ingredients with it. Mix well and keep aside for 10 mins.
  • Heat oil in a kadai. Wet your palms with water and make small balls of the batter and drop in oil.
  • Fry on low heat. Since we have added strawberry, the bonda changes its color soon but the inside of bonda doesn't get cooked.
  • Fry for a min on low heat and then remove from the heat. Proceed with the remaining. Serve hot with coconut chutney. 

Note :
Since we have added strawberry, the batter will be sticky and you cant get the correct shape of vadai. Add 1 tbsp rice flour to the batter, in case you want to prepare vadai. 

Wow, what a lovely innovative bonda…. Awesome and thanks a lot preeti J
Very happy to post your chat along with your delicious interesting recipe.. Am sure that everyone loves this !!!

Friends, Do check my previous Friday Chat With Bloggers and enjoy reading :) 

Stay tuned till next week to meet another interesting blogger !!!


  1. Lovely guest post with a lovely friend Preeti, to me Preeti is a versatile cook, enjoy her recipes a lot... Priya love the chit-chat and its really nice to know more about her... kudos to both of you... enjoyed this post

  2. Nice chit chat & good post Priya and Preethi. strawberry bondas , a innovative and nice recipe

  3. really innovative and yummy looking bonda and very nice chit chat preethi and priya :)

  4. Now I know more about Preeti :) Interesting to add strawberry juice to a traditional snack.

  5. Wonderful guest post, what an innovative recipe, loved it n glad to know more abt u...Thks Priya for this wonderful chit chat..

  6. what an idea:)wonderful bonda and perfectly made:)

  7. Nice one.... Both the chat and the dish.... Great gng Priya... Preethi Keep it up!

  8. Love learning more about you Preeti... Thats a very innovative recipe. will try soon

  9. yummy and unusual combination

  10. Nice guest post Priya..Love preethi's enthusiasm, friendliness a lot and her dedication to blogging!! Loved the chit chat Priya :) Kudos to both of you!!


  11. strawberry bondas......amazing, never heard about it. Preeti you are a versatile cook dear. Thanks for sharing this chit-chat with yummy recipe Priya.

    today's recipe:

  12. thanks priya for giving this wonderful opportunity..

  13. Super chit chat and PT such a wonderful cook you are. A true ROCKSTAR.

  14. Preeti is well known for her unique,creative and versatile foods, she is such a wonderful blogger,cant take my eyes from her strawberry ulutham bonda, love to have some..

    Beautiful chitchat.

  15. new to me..so yummy n tempting.nice 2 know about preeti...

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  17. Great post and I totally agree that this is a good way to communicate and make new friends, not to forget the yummy recipes one can share:)Do visit my blog.spicenflavors.com

  18. hai PRIYA,

    first time here, and glad that i did. lovley blog..and got to say, really liked the chat sessions. happily following your space. do drop by as well...