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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Roti/Indian Flat Bread

PUDINA PARATHA

Pudina Paratha is a spicy,crispy mint flavored Indian flat bread.Normally for dinners I make parathas or rotis but have never tried a mint flavored one.I usually make an alu,methi or gobi paratha.This one turned super flaky,crispy and delicious.You can add coriander leaves as well,but since I wanted the predominant taste of mint leaves,I added that only.Mint as we all know is a wonder herb.It aids digestion,acts as mouth freshner and cures allergies and common cold.This is a adapted from an old cookbook of mine which had an easy and quick method of preparing the recipe. You can make these parathas…

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Homemade

UDIPI RASAM POWDER/KARNATAKA RECIPES

Udipi is a small town in Karnataka which has unique and tasty cuisine of its own.I have always devoured the rasam or saru as it is called in Karnataka very much.The special ingredients added and the spices that are carefully roast and ground to perfection makes it very flafourful.During my visit to Mangalore and Udipi 2 years back i had the chance to eat at the mutt in the temple.I was impressed by the tatse of food served there.It was truly an enchanting experience to see the glory of the GOD KRISHNA and the food served there.Moving to the recipe…

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Accompaniment for Idly/Dosa

TIFFIN SAMBHAR

Tiffin Sambhar is a flavourful,aromatic and tasty side dish had with idli,dosa,vada,pongal and some such other tiffin varieties.I have made this hotel style and is made with mixed dals,both toor/pigeon pea lentil and moong/green gram dal.You can add made many veggies but I choose potato and carrot along with onion and tomato.Some people make this sambhar with only moong dal,but when you add toor dal also it adds a nice colour and imparts thickness too.There are many variations of sambhar,but this is the method I follow and is liked by all at home.Do give it a try and let me…

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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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Snacks, Sundal Recipes

KONDAKADALAI SUNDAL/BLACK CHANNA SUNDAL

Black channa is liked by all at home and besides making chole and using them up for chaats I make this sundal regularly at home for evening snacks.These are a store house of proteins and filling to the stomach.Traditionally for Saraswathi Pooja this sundal is made,so thought of posting it today.Since it is, spicy my husband loves it a lot.This can be made as an after school snack and you can add less spices if the kids are eating.Make this flavourful sundal and offer it to the Goddess on the last day of the festive season and invoke her blessings….

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Indian Festival Recipes, Navarathri Recipes, Neiveidhyam Recipes, Snacks, Sundal Recipes, Traditional Recipes

VELLAI KONDAKADALAI SUNDAL/CHICKPEA SUNDAL

Vellai kondakadalai or chickpea sundal is a tasty and protein loaded sundal with grounded spices.All at home are a fan of this sundal and iam happy to post this for the forthcoming Navarathri celebration this week.All kids are fond of channa masala and any channa based recipe and this sundal is no exception to that.This is usually made in addition to navarathri,on any poojas or offerings to GOD.It is an easy recipe for beginners as well and do try this aromatic sundal this festive season.. Notes

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Karnataka Recipes, Lunchbox Ideas, Rice Variety

VANGI BATH/BRINJAL RICE/LUNCH BOX IDEA/RICE VARIETY

Vangi Bath or Brinjal Rice is a traditional rice variety of Karnataka.There are many among us who don’t like brinjals but iam sure they will also love this rice once they try this vangi bath.Normally I make this for lunch box,but it can be equally enjoyed at home too.It has the aromatic spices that go into it and the juicy brinjal adds to the flavour.All karnataka households have a special place for vangi bath in their houses and I learnt this from my MIL who used to make this when I got married.Now for the recipe of Vangi Bath.. Notes

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