Contributions by Praveen Kumar
In short, I am a Foodie-Poet-Entrepreneur-Techie with a little bit more thrown in here and there.
Recipes by Praveen Kumar
- Chettinad Lamb Bone Sambar (Chettinad Elumbu Kuzhambu)
- Nilgiri Chicken Korma
- Tikha Gathiya
- Peanut Balls
- Quinoa Idli
- Poha Salad
- Kovakkai Poriyal
- Chocolate Sorbet
- Kovakkai Varuval
- Kovakkai Puli Kuzhambu (Ivy Gourd Sambar)
- Baked Herbed Potatoes
- Mushroom Pasta
- Chicken Nasi Goreng
- Mushroom Carbonara
- Stir-fried Tofu with Vegetables
- Yakitori Chicken
- Chicken Penne Arrabbiata
- Pasta with Peas Pesto
- Garlic Mushrooms on Toast
- பன்னீர் அவரைக்காய் குருமா
- Coronation Chicken Salad
- Baked Coconut Shrimp
- Spaghetti with Avocado Sauce (Avocado Spaghetti)
- Samai Pongal (Little Millet Pongal)
- Thinai Pongal (Foxtail Millet Pongal)
- Dwadasi Avial
- Vendhaya Keerai Biryani
- Creamed Cauliflower
- Festive Martini
- Chocolate Cupcake
- Vanilla Sponge Cake
- Pomegranate Vodka
- Poached Plums
- Christmas Coleslaw
- மாதுளம் ரைத்தா
- Cheesy Baked Salmon
- Broccoli Cheddar Soup
- Buttermilk Pancakes
- Chicken Waldorf Salad
- Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas
- Paprika Chicken Skewers
- Marinated Tomato Salad
- Coriander Chicken Wings
- கறிவேப்பிலை சட்னி
- Oma Legiyam
- Karuveppilai Milagu Kuzhambu
- Poondu Milagu Jeeraga Rasam
- Bamboo Rice Biryani
- Mushroom Paneer Sandwich
- ஸ்பைசி டைமன்டு பிஸ்கேட்
- Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
- குய்க் ராஜ்மா மசாலா
- Cauliflower Shrimp Fried Rice
- Pomegranate Rice
- Oats Laddu
- பட்டர் முறுக்கு
- Moong Dal Murukku (Paasi Paruppu Murukku)
- Ragi Thenkuzhal
- Roasted Gram and Ragi Laddu
- Strawberry Lassi
Blog Posts by Praveen Kumar
Introducing cocktails can add a zing to your party! Serve a combination of cocktails at your party. You must have the ever popular classics that have been around for ages and a few modern variations that the younger crowd fancies
Valentine’s Day is almost here and we are sure you are leaving no stone unturned to make it a special celebration for your loved ones. Well then, what better way to make someone feel loved and pampered than by serving delicious food to display your affection? Try these simple yet easy recipes to give your […]
“How would you fancy a cocktail date?” This was how I was invited by my partner. “What? A cocktail party, you say?” I clarified. “No, a cocktail tasting and review.” I have done a few reviews in the short span that I have been reviewing stuff. But a cocktail tasting and review? This was a […]
“Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Prince and Dine like a Pauper”. Breakfast foods are great sources of vital nutrients such as iron, vitamin B, calcium, protein and fibre, apart from providing us with the much-needed energy.
The countdown to the New Year has begun and we are sure 2 things are on top of your mind – the New Year party and New Year resolutions. Speaking of the party, getting the menu right is of prime importance. After all, no one wants to begin a New Year with food that’s unappetizing or simply boring!
India is the world’s third largest consumer of whiskey after China and Russia, and here we bring you a list of the 10 most popular whisky brands available in India.
The Christmas meal on a Christmas day is truly special. Although there are a whole lot of variations on how a Christmas meal should be prepared depending on which part of the world you are in, pick and try your favorite traditional dishes from the above list for a genuine and true feeling of Christmas celebrations.
Everyone loves chicken biryani, but most of us take a step back when it comes to preparing the dish due to its long and tedious process. But take our word for it – once you know and learn the right method, biryani is such an easy, quick and enjoyable recipe that there’ll be no stopping you!
It is not every day that you hear soothing music like that of a piper playing when you sip on a glass of whisky. But if it happens to be a good scotch that is a rare blend of choicest of malts across Scotland, is mature, refined, and well cultivated – you sure are in […]
Let’s take a trip down the history to find what the festival symbolises, its legend, and how best to celebrate it. Decorate your house, dress up in traditional finery, and surprise your loved ones by making a lip smacking lavish feast. Happy Onam to everyone!
All you should know about Ganesh Chaturthi – History, Recipes, Rituals, and More. While most of us rejoice in the festivities at this time of the year, little do we know about the significance of the festival and how it all started. This year, let’s dive deeper into the history of Ganesh Chaturthi and how it should be celebrated.
You know Janmashtami is around the corner when the air becomes thick with Shri Krishna devotional songs, raas leela pandals come up in key localities, and you see little kids dressed as Krishna and Radha, complete with a peacock feather on their heads. It’s that time of the year again – Hinduism’s favourite god, Shri […]
While most of us in India enjoy a dash of cinnamon in our morning tea/coffee, there’s serious reason to consume more of this marvellous spice on a daily basis.
Food is integral to Italian culture and Italians are proud of their food and wine heritage – chat up one and he is sure to tell you their family way of cooking a special dish, how they pair it, and enjoy it together.
Indians are devouring factory processed as well as local made cheese with a passion. We now have a variety of cheese – home grown as well as imported lining supermarket shelves across Indian cities. Here’s a look at 7 popular cheese varieties.
Your choice of food can go a long way in doing that – it is the best medicine for a healthy heart. Here’s a list of top 7 cholesterol fighting indian foods that should find a place in your plate sooner than later.
Try these mocktails at home and make something interesting at the New Year party. These are suitable for children, pregnant women, nursing mothers and people with medical conditions coming in the party.
New Year is the time to throw parties and have guests coming in the house. Drinks must be present in style to compliment the food served on the table. No party will be complete without wonderful cocktails.
Making a Christmas dinner can be a stressful activity even for those who have done it many times before.
Here are a few simple tips for the perfect, stress-free Christmas dinner.
Rice is also the staple food of South India, in-fact it is the staple food of 50% of the world’s population. There are plenty of dishes – vegetarian and non-vegetarian – that have been passed down from generation to generation and the list continues to grow with the addition of modern twist to many of these classic dishes.
Navaratri is a festival of nine nights and 10 days. Sundals are an integral part of Navratri celebrations. A variety of Sundal recipes are made each day. These are offered as prasadam to the deities and guests who come to see the “Golu (dolls)”.
Onam Sadhya is traditionally a vegetarian feast that can have upto 26 home-made dishes and is served traditionally on a Plantain leaf. Here are some of the dishes that you can make at home for your own Onam Sadya.
On July 11th, 2015, Team echoVME in association with Urban Tree Homes organized their first ever bloggers meet in The Beverley Hotel, Kilpauk. The event was by prior registration and around 100 bloggers participated in the event. The event aimed to provide a platform for bloggers to interact & network, recognize the bloggers community in Chennai and also announce the winners of Urban Chennai Blogger Award!.
Most people wish to do something to make the lives of those less privileged than us, better. But we are clueless about how we’ll do this. There are numerous charities/NGOs where you can donate your leftover food.
Find out how you can keep the fruits, vegetables, meat and diary products fresh for longer time and extend the shelflife by storing them properly.