Beets Idli | How to make Idli without Rice

Beets Idli

Beets Idli is a healthy and easy Idli to make and with Beetroot included, it becomes a very healthy breakfast dish. We love making idlis for breakfast or dinner and if was coming colourful as these Beets Idli, we are all for it! What’s even more interesting is when you can make an Idli without […]

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Beerakaya Pappu | Andhra Style Ridge Gourd Dal

Beerakaya Pappu

Beerakaya Pappu is a traditional dal from Andhra made with Ridge gourd and lentils. This is a comfort dal served with steamed rice along with Avakaya Pickle. When we talk about Beerakaya Pappu, I will always remember how it has been since the time I was married and how this dal was made at home. […]

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Waghareli Khichdi | Gujarati Vaghareli Khichdi

Waghareli Khichdi

Waghareli khichdi or vaghareli khichdi is a filling quick dish from Gujarat. This one pot meal is a wonderful choice for a quick dinner meal. I picked up this when I remember Suma making this for her series last time. I was so glad when she had because a series like that surely gives so […]

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Iyengar Style Vendhaya Keerai Sadam

Iyengar Style Vendhaya Keerai Sadam

Iyengar Style Vendhaya Keerai Sadam is healthy mixed rice made with spice powders and methi leaves. This is a quick and easy rice dish to make. This vendhya keerai sadam is made with roasted spice powder, copra and tempered with lentils. This surely makes an excellent lunch box dish. Amma always says Methi needs ghee, […]

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Eerulli Chitranna | How to make Onion Seasoned Rice

Eerulli Chitranna

Eerulli Chitranna is an interesting version of seasoned rice made with onions and spices. This is an easy dish to make from Karnataka. I came to know about this dish when I was searching for something else when I came about this word of Eerulli to refer onions. I know we call it Ullipaya, Errakedda […]

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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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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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