A simple homestyle mixed vegetable kootu made using seasonal winter vegetables, lentils and a freshly ground coconut paste. Goes best with rice.
￼ Recipe for quick South Indian breakfast / tiffin of Puli Semia / Tamarind Semia Upma / Tamarind Vermicelli – All it takes is 15 minutes to prepare this satisfying, full-of-flavour breakfast from scratch!
Recipe for Puli Inji – a condiment prepared using ginger and tamarind as the main ingredients, a mainstay of Onam Sadya | Ginger and Tamarind Chutney ￼ that tastes sensational with the simple curd rice!
I’ve compiled here for you 11 menus comprising traditional Tamil vegetarian dishes. Some of them are classic combinations like Avial-Arachuvitta Sambar and some others are my own favourites. All these menus can be served with rice or cooked millets.
This recipe adapted from Meenakshi Ammal’s Samaithu Paar (Cook and See) is now one of my favourite ways to prepare Mor Kuzhambu, which is our version of kadhi made without besan.
A recipe for Ginger Rasam / Easy South Indian style lentil soup with ginger, goes best with steaming hot rice and ghee, and a stir fried veggie on the side.
Avarakkai or flat beans are quite commonly used in Tamil Brahmin cooking. In Hindi / Marathi / Gujarati, it is called Papdi. Try this simple stir-fry recipe for these beans, that goes well with Rasam & Rice.
This Tamil Brahmin / South Indian style Sweet Potato curry is a simple accompaniment to sambar and rice or rasam and rice. An easy beginner friendly way to prepare sweet potatoes, great for toddlers too!
Bansi Rava upma is an anytime meal, something you can make in <15 minutes. Load it up with veggies and a good spoonful of coconut oil or ghee in the end and it turns into such a fulfilling meal! An Indian version of all-day breakfast.