January 24, 2013

Friday Chat With Bloggers - Sharanya From Sara's Tasty Buds

Hi friends....

Hope you all enjoyed my last week’s Friday Chat with Viji from Virundhu Unna Vaanga.  Missed her interesting chat ?? don't worry! Just click HERE and enjoy reading with her yummy sweet recipe. Thanks a lot everyone for your lovely support and response  :)

And today we are going to meet an interesting blogger Sharanya Palanisshami from Sara's Tasty buds .She has a lovely space with lots of delicious and tasty recipes... Personally I love all her baking recipes and kongu recipes. Very young and energetic blogger. Do check her blog and participate in her first event....Don't miss it !!

So friends, get ready to know more about our lovely friend....

 Priya : Few words about you !

Sharan : I am sharanya from sara’s Tasty Buds. 
I am a physiotherapist by profession . Cooking was my passion from my childhood.

Priya : What inspires you to write a food blog  and when did you start ?

Sharan :  As I had already told , I had the passion for cooking from my childhood . I cooked my first recipe Thakali kulambu when I was studying fifth standard. I was a huge fan of all the cookery shows in television. I started this blog to have a online cookbook of my own. I started the blog in october 2008. I was blogging regularly for this past six months only.

Priya : what’s your favorite cookbook ?

Sharan : There was no specific book , I usually write down the recipes , these are the reference for my cooking. My chitti bought a tamil  cookbook for me , that was my first cookbook too.

Priya :  What is your favorite cookery show ?

Sharan : All the cookery shows are my favorite , out of all I like khana khazana of sanjeev kapoor.

Priya : Tell us about your first blog post...

Sharan : My first post was not a recipe post , it was a painting of a house . It was posted on October 2008. I was not regular in blogging because of my studies. Yes , I started this blog when I was studying in college. For the past six months only , I was active in posting.

Priya : Name any 3 dishes from your blog that you like to prepare freq. ( with links pls )

Sharan :  As  all the posts are my favorite , as you are asking for three , I had tried many new recipes for posting in blog.



Mattar ki kachori

Priya : Can you share few kitchen tips of yours.....

Sharan :

 * soak the chopped  raw banana , valaipoo  , valaithandu and brinjal in buttermilk or tap water to prevent darkening.
* Turmeric is a good anti carcinogenic agent which prevents cancer , so include this in every cooking.
* Reduce the oil usage in every recipe , as it is good for our health.

Priya : What do you like in my blog and pls share your suggestion to improve mine.

Sharan : We become friends within this six months , but I feel it as a long lasting relationship. I used to wonder how priya akka will be posting besides looking after a small kid.
 I like all of your recipes  especially your innovation like  chow chow karapaniyaram , egg n panner idly upma and so on…………..

And my guest post recipe is...

Katharikai moochaikotai kulambu

This was my mom’s recipe , for everyone their first inspiration to cooking is their mom and I too follow her steps in cooking . she usually cooks brinjal with any beans. Mom’s always feed their kids with nutritious foods. This is simple and easy to make kulambu for rice.

Requirements :
  • Brinjal – ½ kg
  • Fieldbean – 1 cup
  • onions –  1
  • Oil – 1 tbs
  • Sambar powder – 2 tbs
  • Salt as required
  • Curry leaves
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp

To grind :
  • Grated coconut – 4 tbs
  • Cinnamon – 1 small stick
  • Cloves – 2
  • Aniseeds – ¼ tsp
  • Roasted channa dhal – 1 tbs
  • Tamarind – marble size

Method :
  • Cook the field beans separately.
  • Soak the tamarind in a cup of water and extract the tamarind juice.
  • Chop the onion and brinjals.
  • Heat oil in a kadai , add the mustard seeds and let it crackle.
  • Add the chopped onion and curry leaves , sauté well.

  • Add the chopped brinjals and sauté for a minute.

  • Add the turmeric powder and sambar powder , sauté till the raw smell leaves.

  • Add the tamarind extract and required salt and cook.

  • When the brinjal is cooked , add the cooked beans and mix well.

  • Now add the ground coconut paste, mix well and cook the kulambu for ten minutes in low fire.

  • Kathari moochaikotai kulambu is ready to serve.

  • Serve with hot steaming rice along with a spoon of ghee.

Thanks alot sharan for sharing your thoughts and recipe with us...

Hope you all enjoyed today's chat with Sharan with her mom's special recipe.. Personally this kuzhambu is my most fav one and love this with egg omlette ;) 

Don't miss the next friday chat.... Stay tuned !
If you are interested to participate in my Friday Chat With Bloggers....do mail me at priyasmenu@gmail.com


  1. wow...Nice and tempting kulambu...and great to know more about sharanya...Thanks..


  3. Nice chat n yummy traditional kulambu, wonderful post Priya n Sharanya!!!

  4. interesting chat dear.. tempting curry..

  5. Superb recipe.. Mouthwatering..

  6. Glad to know more about Sharanya, such a droolworthy kuzhambu,love simply with rice and papads,my fav.

  7. nice guest post Sara and Priya! Kulambu looks delicious and is new to me. liked it.

  8. nice n tempting kolumbu saran .. am in mission to try south indian kulumbu varieties will try this too :)

  9. Great to read more about you Sharan and lovely recipe. Nice post Priya.

  10. Happy 2 read d post.... Nice n wt a yummy recipe.hugs 2 both of u.

  11. thank you friends for your lovely comments..............