Rasam, Rice Accompaniments

PUDINA RASAM

If you ask me what is your comfort food, instantly without thinking my answer would br Rasam. Rasam is a thin gravy or soup with or without lentils, Served as a second course in a South Indian meal. I have…

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Rasam, Rice Accompaniments

BEETROOT RASAM

Dhivya loves beetroot a lot and besides making beetroot fry, I make beetroot halwa I also make korma. This rasam I saw in a cookbook which turned out to be super yum. The bright colour and blended spices gave a…

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Kuzhambu Varieties, Rice Accompaniments

ONION SAMBHAR

Onion Sambhar is a classic and flavourful gravy made with shallots or onions as you might call them and freshly ground spices.It would always be on the to do list when guests pop over in the south indian lunch menu.Though all sambhar varieties require a tamarind base and the main ingredient being sambhar powder, each recipe has a peculiar taste and aroma of its own.This sambhar is usually thick from the ones we make to serve as a side dish for idlis and dosas.Onions used here is a variety called sambhar onion or madras onion,It has other names too such…

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Authentic Brahmin Recipe, Kootu, Rice Accompaniments

ASH GOURD KOOTU

Whenever a south indian menu comes to mind and I have to make a full fledged tamil cuisine,I don’t forget making this kootu.It is juicy,spicy and tastes awesome with any rice and gravy.The coconut imparts a special taste to the ash gourd and with crispy dal temperings tastes even good.I make this during any get togethers and every time is enjoyed and liked by all.You can have this with rasam and rice too,it also tastes nice.Try this simple humble kootu and let me know.. Notes

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Authentic Brahmin Recipe, Rice Accompaniments, Thogayal/Podi, Traditional Recipes

PARUPPU PODI

We all experience this mood sometimes,when we don’t want to cook,yet want to enjoy a wholesome meal with simple menu at home.I too feel this many a times and enjoy this Paruppu Podi immemsely.It is a classic and accurate recipe that can be made in no time,with easy methodology.Anyone can make this,just take care to dry roast the ingredients well,just golden brown.Once that is done,this half the work is done.Whenever you want a light and simple meal,make paruppu podi in advance and have any vegetable kootu or stew with steaming rice and dollops of homemede ghee.See below the quick recipe…

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Rice Accompaniments, Thogayal/Podi, Traditional Recipes

CURRY LEAVES THOGAYAL/KARUVEPPILAI THOGAYAL

Curry leaves is most omitted part of the food and many a times it is thrown out from food.Curry leaves are loaded with iron and calcium and is very good for hair growth.It has a fresh aroma and adds taste and flavour to the dish it goes in.I like curry leaves and this thogayal can be a great accompaniment to rice in place of any usual gravies.It is easy to make and can be stored in fridge for 2-3 days.Since it has dal and chilles it will add a nice crunch while eating.Scroll down below for a nice aromatic curry…

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Authentic Brahmin Recipe, Kuzhambu Varieties, Rice Accompaniments, Traditional Recipes

MULLANGI SAMBHAR/RADISH SAMBHAR/KUZHAMBU VARIETIES

Sambhar is one of the most sought recipes of the south indian cuisine.Infact all south indian households prepare this almost 3-4 times a week for sure.I also prepare sambhar in our daily menu almost eery other day,but I realised suddenly I didn’t have this sambhar recipe in my blog.It is a fool proof easy basic recipe which is a child’s play if folowed correctly.I usually make sambhar powder,the basic ingredient for this recipe at home.When Aveta Amber from Eastern Spices contacted me to write review for their products,I gladly acknowledged.This brahmin sambhar powder was in the parcel she sent me.I…

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