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Category: South Indian

Potato Sagu (a delicious Udupi accompaniment for Poori)

Potato Sagu (a delicious Udupi accompaniment for Poori)

In the Indian State of Karnataka there is a small town called Udupi which is known for its delicious cuisine!The place has a beautiful Shri Krishna Temple and the place is known for the amazing temple food!It also has snacks and food combos which are […]

Kara Boondi (Spiced Gram Flour Pearls Trail Mix)

Kara Boondi (Spiced Gram Flour Pearls Trail Mix)

Kara Boondi is another great item for festive occasions like Diwali or if you want you can make this as a tea time snack for anytime use.I personally have less of fried items these days so make this on festive occasions or times when I […]

Madras Mixture (delicious South Indian Trail Mix)

Madras Mixture (delicious South Indian Trail Mix)

“Mixture” is the common name given in South India to an assortment of mixed treats.The result is a delicious trail mix which is great for tea parties on festive occasions as well as it can even be made for everyday consumption.This is available in sealed […]

Tamarind Rice/Puli Chaadam/Puliogare/Pulihora

Tamarind Rice/Puli Chaadam/Puliogare/Pulihora

If I truly tell my preference for a South Indian Sunday meal,it would be this.How can I describe the delicate aroma and the lovely flavors incorporated into this wonderful dish.Rice has been a staple food of many countries and I love many versions.But this is […]

Kanchipuram/Kanjeevaram Idli (Lentil and Rice Savoury Cakes)

Kanchipuram/Kanjeevaram Idli (Lentil and Rice Savoury Cakes)

Kanchipuram or Kanjeevaram as it is more popularly known is a small but bustling religious town known for its temples,the beautiful silk sarees and this delicious and healthy breakfast option called by the name of the place – Kanchipuram Idli.What is so special about this […]

Black Chickpeas/Kala Chana Sundal (South Indian Chickpea Stir Fry)

Black Chickpeas/Kala Chana Sundal (South Indian Chickpea Stir Fry)

I have posted the recipe for Chana Sundal earlier on the blog and now I have used the darker version also called Kale Chane.These are popular for festive occasions especially when an offering is made to the Goddess Durga/Parvati and her various avatars.In Northern India […]

Ridge Gourd/Turai Chutney/Peerkangai Thogayal

Ridge Gourd/Turai Chutney/Peerkangai Thogayal

Presenting a delicious chutney as an accompaniment for almost any cuisine – from Idli,Dosa,Vada to Pakodas and Rotis,this chutney is awesome with anything including Nachos.This was made by my great grand mother and continued in the family since then.In the family we enjoy it with […]

Cabbage and Carrot Medu Vada (Lentil fritters with crispy veggies)

Cabbage and Carrot Medu Vada (Lentil fritters with crispy veggies)

We all know about the very famous South Indian Medu Vada – the doughnut shaped roundels of lentil batter!This avatar combines tasty vegetables in the vada which give nutrition as well as taste to pep up our mood!Serve with piping hot Sambar,Ketchup,Coconut Chutney or an […]

Ripe Mango Pachadi (Mampazha Pachadi) – A Kerala favourite!

Ripe Mango Pachadi (Mampazha Pachadi) – A Kerala favourite!

Pachadi which is a Kerala recipe can be used as a side,accompaniment as well as a main curry with plain boiled rice.This recipe is taken from noted blogger and author Ammini Ramachandran’s award winning book – Grains,Greens and Grated Coconuts.I have added a tempering before […]

Idiyappam (South Indian steamed Rice Noodles)

Idiyappam (South Indian steamed Rice Noodles)

Idiyappam are noodles (called string hoppers) made out of specially prepared rice flour.They are delicious when served with Veg Kurma (see the recipe HERE),sweetened Coconut Milk,any kind of South Indian Chutney,Sambar,Rasam or Gun Powder. How to prepare the rice flour : Soak 2 cups of […]

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