Author: Vaijayanthi Srinivasan

Karamani Sundal (Black Eyed Peas Sundal)
Navratri, Sundal

Karamani Sundal

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 karamani (lobia) tossed with spices, seasonings and coconut. It is very easy to make and is also very healthy. Print […]

Rajma Masala Sundal
Kids, Navratri, Sundal

Rajma Masala Sundal

Rajma Masala Sundal (or Red Kidney Beans Masala Sundal) is a healthy and delicious North Indian evening snack. Sundal is one of the most popular dishes made during Navratri festival. This sundal can also be packed for kids school snack box. You can also serve this as a side dish […]

Sweet Corn Sundal
Navratri, Sundal

Sweet Corn Sundal

Sweet Corn Sundal is a very easy and quick to make sundal snack for kids. Also called as stir fried sweet corn, this is a great snack during Navratri festival when guests come home to see the golus. These can be made any time – be it festivals or just […]

Avial
Onam, South Indian

Avial

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, special occasions and marriages. Avial is made either as a gravy or as a dry dish. The Kerala style Avial […]

Vallarai Keerai Dosa (Brahmi Leaves Dosa)
Dosa, Health, Spinach

Vallarai Keerai Dosai

While you may be seeking to implement a perfectly healthy diet for your family, they are likely to come up with demands for something interesting and new. Presenting the dining table with stuff that has never been seen or tasted by your family members can sometimes be a challenging task. […]

Onion Rava Dosa
Dosa, Onion

Onion Rava Dosa

Onion Rava Dosa  is a delicious and crispy snack found in the menu of every South Indian restaurant. It is easy to make and is perfect for a great evening snack or breakfast. Rice flour and rava are the basic ingredients of this recipe and many more ingredients like onions, […]

Arai Keerai Puli Kadayal
South Indian, Spinach

Arai Keerai Puli Kadayal

Arai Keerai Puli Kadayal is a popular South Indian recipe with numerous regional variations. Arai Keerai has lots of health benefits especially for children, pregnant women and adults. Rich in minerals, protein and fiber, this dish is a easy to make and is best served with rice. Ingredients: Arai Keerai […]

Eggless Chocolate Cake
Cakes, Chocolate, Christmas, Valentines Day

Basic Eggless Chocolate Cake

Are you a vegetarian, have an egg allergy or simply don’t like eggs? Don’t let these simple excuses stop you from enjoying some fundamental pleasures of life. A basic Eggless Chocolate Cake will fall under this category. Just like any other new invention, the eggless cake was born out of […]

Plain Spinach Pulao
Pulao, Spinach

Paruppu Keerai Pulao

Paruppu Keerai Pulao is a simple, healthy and easy to make dish for lunch or dinner. Add vegetables of choice if desired. Ingredients: Paruppu Keerai – 2 cups Basmati Rice – 2 cups Saunf – 1 tsp Ghee – 2 tblsp Raisins – 5 to 6 Coconut Milk – 4 […]

Masala Potatoes
Tamil

குஜராத்தி மசாலா உருளைக்கிழங்கு

ஒரு ருசியான மற்றும் எளிய குஜராத்தி பாணி உருளைக்கிழங்கு சைட் டிஷ். தேவையான பொருட்கள் சின்ன உருளைக்கிழங்கு – ஒரு கப் (வேகவைத்து, தோலுரித்தது) எண்ணெய் – தேவையான அளவு சீரகம் – அரை டீஸ்பூன் வெங்காயம் – ஒன்று (பொடியாக நறுக்கியது) வறுத்த வேர்கடலை – இரண்டு டீஸ்பூன்) பச்சை மிளகாய் – ஒன்று (பொடியாக நறுக்கியது) மஞ்சள் தூள் – கால் டீஸ்பூன் சீரக தூள் – […]

Sago Adai (Sabudana Adai / Javvarisi Adai)
Adai

Sago Adai (Javvarisi Adai)

Sago Adai (Sabudana Adai or Javvarisi Adai) is a delicious, healthy and simple to make breakfast or dinner dish. Adai is a popular South Indian variation to the popular Dosa. Ingredients: Parboiled Rice – 2 cups Nylon Sabudana (Javvarisi/Sago) – 1 cup Horse Gram – 1 cup Black Pepper Powder […]

Thinai Oats Paniyaram
Oats, Paniyaram

Thinai Oats Paniyaram

A simple, delicious and easy to make paniyaram with oats and thinai (foxtail millet). Ingredients: Thinai Flour (Foxtail Millet Flour) – 2 cups Oats – 2 cups, crushed Milk – 1/2 cup Seedless Dates – 1 cup, chopped Cardamom Powder – 2 tsp Bananas – 4, chopped Ghee as required […]

Vallarai Keerai Chapathi
Health, Roti, Spinach

Vallarai Keerai Chapathi

Vallarai Keerai (or Brahmi Leaves) is a very popular medicinal plant used to treat a variety of ailments and also improve the body immune system. Ingredients: Vallarai Keerai (Brahmi Leaves) – 2 cups Wheat Flour – 2 cups Moong Dal – 2 tblsp Cumin Powder – 2 tsp Red Chilli […]

Paruppu Urundai Mor Kuzhambu
Sambar

Paruppu Urundai Mor Kuzhambu

Mor Kuzhambu is a very popular South Indian dish especially in Tamil Nadu and parts of Kerala with numerous local variations.  This variation is one of the most commonly made variation especially during weddings or special occasions. Paruppu Urandai (Lentil Balls/Dal Dumplings) are soaked and cooked in the Mor Kuzhambu. […]

Capsicums
Capsicum, Mango, Rice

Capsicum Mango Rice

A simple lunch or dinner dish, the capsicum and mango rice is easy to make and is delicious. Ingredients: Capsicums – 1 cup, chopped Green Mango – 1/2 cup, grated Turmeric Powder – a pinch Black Pepper Powder – 1/4 tsp Rice – 1 cup, cooked Coriander Leaves – little […]

Karuveppilai Adai (Curry Leaves Adai)
Adai

Karuveppilai Adai (Curry Leaves Adai)

Adai is a popular South Indian breakfast and dinner dish. Similar to a dosa, it is slightly thicker and is equally filling. Commonly served with Aviyal as “Adai Aviyal”, you can serve it with any chutney or sambar or milagai podi. Ingredients: Raw Rice – 2/3 cup Toor Dal – […]

Mysore Bonda
Bonda

Mysore Bonda

A popular and tasty South Indian evening snack and often served as an appetizer starter in weddings, the Mysore Bonda is best served with a chutney of choice. Ingredients: Urad Dal – 1/2 cup Black Peppercorns – 3, crushed Coconut – 2 tblsp, chopped Asafoetida Powder – 1/4 tsp Green […]

Green Mango Nellikai Thokku
Gooseberry, Mango, Pickles

Green Mango Nellikai Thokku

Summer is fast approaching and the markets are getting filled with green mangoes and nellikais (amla/gooseberry). And this is also the season for the thokku – a popular South Indian pickle (relish) made in almost all households during the hot summer time and enjoyed with curd rice. Ingredients: Green Mango […]

Poricha Rasam
Tamil

பொரித்த ரசம்

ஒரு எளிய மற்றும் சுவையான தென்னிந்திய பிராமண உணவாகும். வேகவைத்த சாதம் மற்றும் சைட் டிஷ் ஆகியவற்றுடன் பரிமாறவும். தேவையான பொருட்கள் மிளகு – பத்து சீரகம் – இரண்டு டீஸ்பூன் பூண்டு – இரண்டு பல் கடுகு – அரை டீஸ்பூன் எண்ணெய் – தேவையான அளவு உப்பு – தேவைகேற்ப நெய் – இரண்டு டீஸ்பூன் பெருங்காயம் – சிறிதளவு கரிவேபில்லை – சிறிதளவு செய்முறை பூண்டை […]

Nagercoil Ulundu Sadam
Rice

Nagercoil Ulundu Sadam

This is a popular dish in Nagercoil district often served with a curry of choice. Nutritious and healthy, it is one of the famous recipes of the region. Ingredients: Raw Rice – 100 gms Black Urad Dal – 2 tblsp Garlic – 10 cloves Fenugreek Seeds – little Gingelly Oil […]

Manathakkali Kai
Chutneys and Sauces

Manathakkali Kai Chutney

A healthy and delicious South Indian chutney that can be served with dosa, idli or rice. Ingredients: Manathakkali Kai – 50 gms Urad Dal – 2 tsp Ginger – a small piece Green Chilli – 1 to 2, small Coconut – 1 tsp, grated Salt as per taste Asafoetida Powder […]

Arisi Vadai
Tamil

அரிசி வடை

ஒரு சுவையான மற்றும் வேறுபட்ட மாலை சிற்றுண்டி. தேவையான பொருட்கள் அரிசி – அரை கிலோ உளுத்தம் பருப்பு – அரை பிடி தயிர் – சிறிதளவு பெருங்காயம் – சிறிதளவு காய்ந்த மிளகாய் – சிறிதளவு தேங்காய் துருவல் – அரை கப் உப்பு – தேவைகேற்ப எண்ணெய் – தேவையான அளவு கரிவேபில்லை – சிறிதளவு கொத்தமல்லி – சிறிதளவு செய்முறை அரிசி மற்றும் உளுத்தம் பருப்பை […]

Carrot Payasam
Tamil

கேரட் பாயாசம்

எந்த சந்தர்ப்பத்திலும் அல்லது உணவுக்கும் ஒரு சுவையான இனிப்பு. தேவையான பொருட்கள் கேரட் – கால் கப் (பொடியாக நறுக்கி, விழுதாக அரைத்து கொள்ளவும்) வெள்ளம் – கால் கப் தண்ணீர் – தேவையான அளவு தேங்காய் பால் – ஒரு கப் ஏலக்காய் தூள் – அரை டீஸ்பூன் உப்பு – ஒரு சிட்டிகை நெய் – இரண்டு டீஸ்பூன் முந்திரி – பத்து திராட்சை – ஐந்து […]

Pakoda
Pakoda

Chickpeas Mint Pakoda

Pakoda (or Pakora) is a popular South Indian tea time or evening snack. This variation is made using mint leaves and chickpeas. Onions can be added if desired. Ingredients: White Chickpeas – 1 cup, soaked overnight or for 8 hours Mint Leaves – 1/2 cup, finely chopped or grated Onions […]

Pepper Idlis
Fast Food, Idli, Kids

Pepper Idli

A quick and delicious way to use up all those leftover idlis. This pepper idli is perfect as an after-school or evening snack. Ingredients: Idlis – 4 to 5, small or medium size (if you are using Mini Idlis then use 12 to 15) Onions – 1/2 cup, finely chopped […]

Zucchinis
South Indian, Zucchini

Zucchini Thuvaiyal

Zucchinis are like cucumbers and very healthy. They are easily available in most major supermarkets or in the neighbourhood markets. This Zucchini Thuvaiyal (Zucchini Thogayal) is easy to make and is best served with hot rice and ghee. Ingredients: Zucchini – 2 cups, chopped Urad Dal – 3 tsp Dry […]

green figs - அத்திக்காய் கூட்டு
Tamil

அத்திக்காய் கூட்டு

ஒரு பிரபலமான தென்னிந்திய கூட்டு வகை. தேவையான பொருட்கள் அத்திக்காய் – 1௦௦ கிராம் (பொடியாக நறுக்கியது) தேங்காய் துருவல் – அரை கப் சீரகம் – அரை டீஸ்பூன் பாசிப்பருப்பு – அரை கப் காய்ந்தமிளகாய் – ஒன்று கடுகு – ஒரு டீஸ்பூன் உளுத்தம் பருப்பு – அரை டீஸ்பூன் பெருங்காயம் – அரை டீஸ்பூன் எண்ணெய் – இரண்டு டீஸ்பூன் உப்பு – தேவைகேற்ப இஞ்சி […]

Tomato Peanut Chutney
Chutneys and Sauces, Tomato

Tomato Peanut Chutney

A delicious and easy to make chutney side dish for idlis or dosas with tomatoes and peanuts. Ingredients: Roasted Peanuts – 2 cups Tomatoes – 2 cups, finely chopped Green Chillies – 8 to 10, chopped Red Chillies – 8 to 10, chopped Cumin Seeds – 2 tsp Urad Dal […]