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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 […]

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 […]

Veg Kurma (South Indian style mixed vegetable gravy)

Veg Kurma (South Indian style mixed vegetable gravy)

Veg Kurma is a delicious South Indian style vegetable curry which can be had with Roti,Paratha,Dosa,Idli,Idiyappam,Appam,Poori or even plain boiled rice.It is a no Onion – no Garlic lip smacking and spicy gravy which is easy to make and easier to finish off.You can add […]

Lemon Rasam (A Lemony South Indian Soup)

Lemon Rasam (A Lemony South Indian Soup)

I had posted the recipe for Rasam a few months back and it was met with a tremendous response.You can check the recipe here : Rasam (A South Indian versatile recipe) I am posting the Lemon flavoured version which is as delicious as it is […]

Vengaya Sambar (Sambar with Onions)

Vengaya Sambar (Sambar with Onions)

This is an extremely delicious Sambar which is wonderful with plain rice,Idlis or Dosas.It is made with Mini Onions or Shallots or what we call Madras Onions.I did not get Madras Onions so made them with normal Onions sliced in quarters!The grated coconut and curry […]

Rasam (A South Indian versatile recipe)

Rasam (A South Indian versatile recipe)

I have posted the recipe of Rasam Powder or Rasam Podi in my previous write up.Now I am posting about the real thing itself.I am going to post the wonderful Rasam recipe which has been requested multiple times and which I am going to share.I […]

Mor Kulambu (Okra simmered in a delicious Yogurt gravy the Tamil Nadu style)

Mor Kulambu (Okra simmered in a delicious Yogurt gravy the Tamil Nadu style)

Yogurt gravies are very popular in India and differ widely in methods of preparation depending on the part of the country they are made.They are Tamil Nadu’s reply to the North Indian and Gujarati Kadhi and is delicious to have with plain rice!It uses Okra/Ladies […]

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