Elephant Yam / Senai / Sooran is one of the underrated Indian vegetables. Read on to get the recipe for a delicious crispy dry curry made using Yam.
During my early blogging days, I posted pics of tomato chutney made with both red and green tomatoes and wrote that I’ll post the recipe soon. That ‘soon’ never came until Sowmya posted a comment on that old post, a couple of days ago asking for the recipe. Since it also fits with my theme of the mo
Recipe for Okkarai – a traditional Diwali recipe from my family that uses chana dal and jaggery
I tried to think what the origin of the word ‘podimas’ would be…except that podi means some kind of powder or mash, I had no other clue to this. Origin apart, this is one delicious way of preparing potatoes and plantains. The potato version featured in my post detailing the ways in which potatoes
This is a South Indian version of a Bell Pepper Pulao / Pilaf. A burst of aroma is the characteristic of this dish, from the freshly toasted and ground spices. Try this with plain yogurt or raita.
This dish is modeled after the excellent Vegetable Baath that my mom makes. Baath is nothing to do with bathing, but this is a rice dish, that has loads of vegetables that are finely chopped, sauteed with whole spices and spice powders. The cooked rice is then cooled and delicately hand-mixed with t
When Anita, one of my favourite people among the food bloggers called out to us to make pooris, I could not bear to refuse. And let me confess, this is the first time I’ve ever made them. They puffed up beautifully and were a great colour, but I did not want to handle the camera with oily hands, hen
Ivy gourd prepared with steamed and crumbled lentils – paruppu usili is a much loved Tamil veggie preparation!
A simple raw mango and chana dal salad, no cooking required. Make use of the raw mangoes in season to prepare this delicious Indian meal accompaniment.
Traditionally Adai (South Indian Lentil Pancake ) is made with a mixture of lentils in a certain proportion. This is my own version. Sometimes, you have a little bit of all dals remaining in your pantry, then this is the best way to clean up all those bottles. You have soak the dals and then grind
A South Indian style eggplant / brinjal curry prepared with freshly ground spice powder to give it a crunchy texture
Handwo is a savory rice and lentil cake that is served as breakfast or a snack. This recipe hails from the state of Gujarat in Western India. This makes one hell of a filling breakfast.