The first time I had a pumpkin raita, it was at a Maharashtrian friend’s place along with Masale Bhaath (Rice with spices). The mild sweetness of the pumpkin was a perfect pairing with the medley of spices in the rice dish. While the idea is borrowed from the friend, I have stuck to the traditional
Flaxseed Molaga Podi | Spiced Flaxseed Lentil powder
This post is the 4th in series of the T20 Tadka. On 7 exciting match days, I shall be sharing a fusion recipe that clashes the food of the two states clashing with each other in the match. This recipe is for the clash between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians today, combining the best o
It’s high time I posted one of my favourite Tambrahm recipes. Poricha Koottu, a mix of vegetables, dal and either a masala ground with coconut or a spice powder is perfect soul food. Eaten with rice along with raita and roasted papad is true comfort food who has grown up eating this meal. As a kid,
Banana Raita/Pazham Pachadi is simple, frugal dish from a Tamil Brahmin kitchen and my favourite way to use overripe bananas. A perfect match to spicy rice dishes or an accompaniment to rotis and curries too.
Spinach Masala Vadai – Deep fried bite-sized vadai made using chana dal, spinach and a medley of herbs
Recipe for Mysore Rasam – a special kind of rasam made using a freshly ground spice mix If you ask me, Mysore Rasam is THE best variety of rasam. If rasam and rice spell comfort… [Continue Reading]
Amla or Indian Gooseberry or Nellikai is an antioxidant and vitamin C rich fruit. Usually used in pickles or eaten raw, this raita is a delicious way to enjoy it in a daily meal.
My favourite pairing with Pongal is not coconut chutney or sambar but gothsu. What is this dish with a mildly tongue twister of a name, you might wonder! Hardly a favourite in my childhood, this is one of my newer loves. The aroma of brinjal roasting on the stove top is one of the strongest smells i
Read about fenugreek seeds and its benefits and get the authentic recipe for a mouthwateringly good Venthaya Kuzhambu, that goes very well with steamed rice.
Padhinettam Perukku_, also called Aadi Perukku, is celebrated on the 18th day of the Tamil month, Aadi (mid-July to mid-August roughly), indicating the start of monsoons. Padhinettu means 18 and Perukku means ‘rising’ and on this day, the rivers are swollen with water from the rains. I’ve heard stor
How to make the perfect dosa – tips and tricks and the recipe included, along with videos.