Vazhaithandu Poricha Kootu

Vazhaithandu Poricha Kootu

Vazhaithandu Poricha Kootu, a typical dish from the Tamil Cuisine, is 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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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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Masala Oats Idli ~ Instant Idlis for Diabetic

Oats Idli

Instant Masala Oats Idlis are such a convenient breakfast or dinner dish to make. This is a diabetic friendly food and you can simply make this so versatile by including other ingredients to it. These are made healthy by including grated carrots and other spices. While I have other oats based idlies like Oats Broken Wheat […]

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Broccoli Bonda | How to make Urad Dal Broccoli Vada

Broccoli Bonda - Indian Thali

Broccoli Bonda or Urad Dal Broccoli Vada is a fantastic deep fried treat you can make and nobody would guess it has broccoli in it. We made this for the Ganesh Chathutri Lunch and the fact was until I told them, nobody guessed it has broccoli in it. Since a deep fried is a must for […]

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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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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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Alasandalu Bonda | Black Eyed Pea Potato Bonda

Alasandalu Bonda

Alasandalu Bonda or Black Eyed Pea Potato Bonda is a delightful deep fried snack that can brighten any party. These small bombs are addictive and crowd pleasing. Amma had recently made these for snacks and everybody loved it so much that we had to repeat it again in the evening. Black Eyed Peas are quite […]

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Instant Ragi Sevai ~ Easy Breakfast Dishes

Instant Ragi Sevai

Instant Ragi Sevai is made with store bought sevai and gets done instantly. You can just about add anything to this sevai to make it more interesting and appealing. When I was thinking about what else to make for breakfast that will also include millets, I opted to buy this ragi sevai. These hardly takes […]

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Poha | How to make Poha

Poha

Poha or Aval Upma is one of the easiest upmas you can make. This version is topped with savory mixtures and sev with raw onions that gives you a feeling of eating a chat. When I started making poha again after a period, I noticed that it had mixed reactions. Each one had a different opinion […]

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Arisi Upma | How to make Broken Rice Upma

Arisi Upma

Arisi Upma is an easy and quick dish you can make for a breakfast or any meal for that matter, with broken rice and other ingredients that typically go into an Upma. I normally make it with either homemade Rice Rava before, then I saw the ready made Rice Rava and always stock it so […]

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