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.
Thechwani is a rustic curry from Uttarakhand, made using smashed potatoes and/or radishes. Try out my version of potato-black eyed peas, prepared Thechwani style!
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
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]
Pineapple Gojju is a delicious sweet, sour, spicy curry from Karnataka, made using pineapples, best had with steamed rice. Get the authentic recipe from Karnataka here!
Source: Wikimedia commons Chow chow doesn’t mean eating twice. It is the name of a squash. Tambrahms and their obsession with all vegetables of the gourd family is legendary. Such a gourd-loving community we are. Give us a gourd and we’ll make a koottu, a curry or a thogayal out of it and call it a
This authentic recipe for Punjabi style Khatti Meethi Kaddu ki Sabzi comes from a friend’s mother who is a brilliant cook. This is THE sabzi to eat with Pooris.
Steaming hot upma is served This recipe is another example of how simple traditional Tamil Brahmin cuisine is. No frills, no laundry-list of ingredients and yet divine in taste. In earlier times, rice rava used to be painstakingly prepared at home by picking, washing and draining the rice. It then u
The humble banana stem gets made into a curry with moong dal – delicious when paired with rice and Moar Kuzhambu.
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.
Another simple Tambrahm lunch menu – Spinach & Lentils (Keerai Koottu), Cabbage Poriyal (stir fry)
Update: Do check out the WBB # 13 – Oats for breakfast round up at Madhuli’sFoodcourt for 20 delicious ways to make your breakfast healthier! Chargrill an eggplant and you have a whole host of options. I can list 4 right away 1. Prepare a gravy with onions, tomatoes, ginger garlic paste and spice po