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Vaijayanthi Srinivasan

  • Vella Seedai is a traditional South Indian sweet made by deep-frying a dough made of rice flour, jaggery and butter in oil. It is typically made during the festival of…

  • Kara Boondi is a simple, tasty and crunchy South Indian snack. It is like a mixture and is a popular any occasion snack. Traditionally this is made during festivals like…

  • Vermicelli Pongal (or Semiya Pongal) is a traditional South Indian dish that’s served as a dish during the festival of Pongal. It’s served as a dish for breakfast. The dish…

  • Akkaraivadaisal is a special dish from the South Indian cuisine. It’s usually prepared during festivals as a neivedhyam (prasad) to the Gods. The main ingredients of Akkaraivadaisal are rice, Jaggery…

  • Ribbon Pakoda is a popular South Indian savoury snack made during festivals like Diwali, Janmashtami, Navratri and others. It is also made during school holidays and served as a evening…

  • Karasev or Kara Sev is a South Indian savoury snack made during festivals like Diwali, Navratri, Janmashtami and is an common dish in the South Indian weddings. Crunchy, crispy and…

  • Mint chutney is a common dish in Indian cuisine that can be enjoyed as an appetizer, side dish or condiment with many dishes. There are a variety of chutneys and…

  • Boondi Laddu (Boondi Ladoo / Boondi Laddoo) is a popular Indian sweet prepared during most major festivals and celebrations. A staple of the South Indian celeberations, these are made during…

  • Deepavali Legiyam (or Deepavali Marundhu) is a very popular and traditional part of Diwali festival consumed to prevent indigestion.  Made with various ingredients this healthy paste is normally taken on…

  • Karamani Sundal (Black Eyed Peas Sundal) is a South Indian snack rich in protein and served during evening time. Served as a prasadam during Navratri time, it is made using…

  • Mochai Sundal is one of the sundal varieties made during Navratri. Unlike other sundal varieties, this is not a regular sundal that is made often. Rich in protein, it is…

  • Chow Chow Kootu (or Chayote Squash Kootu) is a popular South Indian kootu variety served with hot rice and pickle. This kootu is a simple and delicious dish and can…

  • Vazhaipoo Paruppu Usili is a traditional South Indian side dish made with banana flower, toor dal and spiced with some red and green chillies. Commonly used in the Tamil Brahmin…

  • Avial (or Aviyal) is a very popular South Indian dish made with mixed vegetables, curd and coconut. Popular in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, it is a must have during festivals,…

  • Thattai is a popular South Indian savoury snack, native to Tamil cuisine. Crispy and deep fried, it is a versatile snack – be it tea-time, appetizer, evening snack or serving…

  • Cabbage Rice is a quick and delicious dish loaded with good stuff. A very simple dish to make, this is a perfect way to use any leftover rice or get…

  • Mor Kuzhambu is a traditional South Indian sambar variety. Similar to North Indian Kadhi, this is made using curd/yogurt, it is very popular and quite easy to make. Served with…