Boiled Rice Puttu

Boiled Rice Puttu

Boiled Rice Puttu is a delicious dish that can be served for breakfast or evening snack. While Puttu is mostly made with raw rice, with boiled rice too it turns out great. Just like me, Konda also loves Puttu and Amma got a single serve Puttu Steamer and makes it often for her. While she […]

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Vazhaithandu Poricha Kootu

Vazhaithandu Poricha Kootu

Vazhaithandu Poricha Kootu, a typical dish from the Tamil Cuisine,┬áis an easy side dish made for meals and served with rice. The Poricha Kootu concept is more of a TamBrahm cuisine where the gravy is seasoned with peppercorn and a ground masala and uses different water vegetables. I share my lunch with my colleagues and […]

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Chow Chow Mor Kuzhambu | How to make Mor Kulambu

Chow Chow Mor Kuzhambu

Chow Chow Mor Kuzhambu is a delicious side dish made with seasoned curds or yogurt. It bursts with flavour and makes a wonderful side dish for mixed rice like Coconut Rice. We mostly make a mor kuzhambu with Lady’s Finger along with Thengai Sadam, so we thought we could change the vegetable and see how […]

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Aratikaya Masala Vepudu

Plaintain Fry - Lunch box Series

Aratikaya Masala Vepudu or Vazhakkai Masala Varuval is spiced dry saute made with plantain or raw banana. The roasted spice powder added to this makes it a very delicious side dish with plain dal and rice. While I love banana fry that Amma makes as plain with just chili powder and coriander powder, this spiced […]

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Yellow Moong Dal Idli Rava Idli ~ Instant Healthy Breakfast

Yellow Moong Dal Idli Rava Idli

Yellow Moong Dal Idli Rava Idli is as the name says made with split yellow moong dal and Idli Rava. Making instant Healthy Breakfast with Idli Rava is very easy as it only needs to be soaked for a while and requires no fermentation. While we mostly make the regular fermented Idlis for breakfast or […]

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Madras Palak Chutney | Pasalai Keerai Thogayal

Pasalai Keerai Thogayal

Madras Palak Chutney is made with the Spinach that’s available in South India. Its called as Pasalai Keerai and this chutney version makes a wonderful side dish. When Amma got the Pasalai Keerai recently she wanted to make this chutney and made it quite spicy too. It got paired very well with the Dal and […]

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Char Dal Tadka | How to make Yellow Dal Tadka

Yellow Mixed Dal Tadka

Char Dal Tadka or Yellow Mixed Dal Tadka is a simple and easy dal that can be served with pulkas. The dal is mild on the stomach and tastes wonderful. I chose to make this yellow dals and highlighted the colour by including turmeric powder as well. We make a simple dal with pulka at […]

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Green Chutney | How to make Kothamalli Chutney

Kothamalli Chutney

Kothamalli Chutney or Green Chutney is a simple and easy condiment that you can make to serve with Idli or Dosa. This chutney is so simple and tastes wonderful with soft hot Idlis. We often make this chutney with some changes to the same proportion and each version tastes great. Off late things have been […]

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Choorie Ka Parantha from Uttar Pradesh

Choorie Ka Parantha

Choorie Ka Parantha or Churi Paratha is a flatbread from Uttar Pradesh, where powdered Split Yellow Moong dal is soaked in water and then mixed with Atta with spices to make a flaky paratha similar to Warqi Paratha. My initial choice was Chotha, that I had bookmarked from Vaishali. However, since I was looking for […]

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Stuffed Aloo Palak Paratha | How to make Potato Spinach Paratha

Stuffed Aloo Palak Paratha

Stuffed Aloo Palak Paratha is a wholesome meal by itself, made with whole wheat flour, stuffed with a spinach, potato, and spices. This can be eaten as such or with just pickle and curds. When I thought of Stuffed Dishes, I immediately wanted to try some stuffed parathas. While checking my collection of Stuffed Parathas, […]

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