Tiffin Sambar

How to make Hotel Style sambar – Tiffin Sambar Hotel Style arachu vitta sambar,with freshly ground sambar masala. Side dish for South indian Tiffin items like idli, medu vadai, pongal and dosa. I recently served this meal for my family for breakfast, because were craving a restauranty breakfast. I realized the tip section on my…

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Rajma Masala

Rajma Masala – How to make Rajma curry Recipe Rajma is red kidney beans and we use it often in India as a side dish to rice. It is an excellent plant protein source for vegetarians. And this curry is one of my favorites and the combination of this curry with hot and fluffy basmati…

Mor Keerai – Keerai Morkuzhambu

Mor Keerai – Keerai Morkuzhambu Mor Keerai (Keerai MorKuzhambu) is a traditional south Indian style yoghurt curry. This curry is made out of buttermilk which is the ‘mor’ part of it. Morkuzhambu is usually spiced (with a hint of cumin, ginger and green chillies in it ) buttermilk curry and topped with fried or cooked…

Matar Mushroom Curry

Matar Mushroom Curry Matar mushroom curry is a simple tomato based curry made with green peas and mushrooms. I have used button mushroom variety is used in this recipe, but any mushroom variety would work. This curry goes well with most Indian breads. I like to serve it along with hot poori. If you want…

Paruppu Keerai recipe

Paruppu Keerai (Pappu Kooraku) This is one of my favorite Indian spinach recipes. ‘Paruppu’ or ‘pappu’ means lentils and ‘Keerai’ means spinach in India. We can use any lentil in this recipe, I prefer to use a mix of toor dal (pigeon peas) and masoor dal ( red lentil) in this recipe as it gives…

Spicy mushroom fry recipe (sukka)

Mushroom Pepper fry / Mushroom Pepper Sukka  Mushroom pepper roast or Sukka as we call it in south India… sukka means any dish that’s cooked to a dry consistency or sometimes it is called roast … This is an imitation recipe of the famous chicken pepper roast or sukka. I wanted to re-create the same…

Saravana Bhavan Style Kurma

Saravana Bhavan Style Kurma If you are from the South India, you would have definitely tasted the flavorful and ever so popular vegetable kurma served in a popular vegetarian chain of restaurant called saravana bhavan. Some flavors and tastes sets a bench mark in our minds and this is one such kurma. Kurma in India…

Vathal Kuzhambu

Vathal Kuzhambu Vathal Kuzhambu is a spicy tangy curry made with dried berries in India. There is definitely many versions of Vathal Kuzhambu, some use onions and tomatoes, you can also make vathal kuzhambu without them. As someone who is a big fan of this wonderful combination of sweet, tangy and spicy recipes, I like…

Gutti Vankaya Curry / Gutti Vankaya Kura

Gutti Vankaya is one  recipe which was on my bucket list for two reasons, one is because it is  my sarasu Avva’s recipe, (my moms mom who is in her late 80s,) and secondly brinjal is my favorite vegetable. If there is a soulmate in vegetable it must be brinjal, I could eat it in…

Mushroom Dum Biriyani

I Ama  big fan of biriyani and you would probably know that by now because I have posted so man versions of my biriyani in the last few months. I have been wanting to write down all my biriyani recipes for my readers as I love each one of them. This is a very simple…

Garlic Naan (without yeast)

Garlic Naan – Indian Flat Bread Made without yeast. I made these naans for the first time for my Japanese friends. I was looking for a recipe that doesn’t need too much time to fluff up and hence researched and after many trials and errors. This is the recipe which works for me.  This is…

Vella Poosanikai Kootu / white pumpkin kootu

Kootu is a very fragrant Lentils and pumpkin stew made with yellow moong beans and coconut and cumin seeds. Ash gourd or white pumpkin is called Poosanikai in southern part of India and is a delicious vegetable and is loved and added during the summer months. Its water content is high thus making it a…

South Indian Sambar Recipe

There is no south indian breakfast without sambar. Sambar is a tasty delicious vegetables and lentil stew, thats cooked with tamarind and freshly ground sambar powder.  Sambar is served with most breakfast items like dosa, idli, pongal, vada and even for Rice. One thing i like about sambar is so healthy as its rich in…

Chana masala (Chickpea curry)

Chana masala / Chickpea curry Chole / chana / chickpeas is one of the best vegetarian protein source available to us. There are many popular recipes from India, from kadala curry from the south to popular chole in the northern part. As a food lover and as I love to explore different cuisines, I keep trying…

Easy dosa recipe

Dosa or Dosai is a very popular south Indian breakfast, it is served in every house and is usually eaten with sambar and different kinds of chutney. This is a very quick recipe for making dosa and its a very healthy breakfast option too as the batter is made with rice and lentils. While tamilnadu…

Tomato Paneer Pulao

I usually make a tomato paneer Pulao slightly different from the usual recipes. It brings a biriyani feel but not biriyani at all. This recipe uses coconut milk to bring a rich taste and with very simple recipe but is something that will make you want to eat more. I keep this for emergency guest…

Poondu pulikuzhambu

Poondu pulikuzhambu Poondu Pulikuzhambu is basically a tamarind based curry, using shallots and garlic pods. This is a typical southindian recipe and every house has its own variation. I am happy to share, this recipe as it is one of our house favorite. I would make it so often and it always come handy for…

Kashmiri Dum Aloo

Kashmiri Dum Aloo  KASHMIRI DUM ALOO is a popular side dish from north India. Its one of my favorite side dishes to order when we go to a restaurant. There are many versions of dum aloo. Some make it using beaten yoghurt as a base , sans onions and tomatoes. There are some recipes which…