My favorites

My favorites

  • 19 Recipes
My favorites
Vattalkozhambu   ( spicy Tamrind sauce with turkey berries )

Vattalkozhambu ( spicy Tamrind sauce with turkey berries )

A very popular recipe from South India particularly Tamil nadu cuisine is the Vattal Kuzhambu, /Vattazh Kuzhambu , a deeply reduced aromatic tamrind sauce spiced with the Indian spices like cumin, fenugreek, red chillies, and the star of the dish is the Sundakkai or the Manathalai , used to roast and simmer in the broth
Puliodharai / Spiced Rice

Puliodharai / Spiced Rice

This is a very popular dish prepared regularly in most South Indians homes and also it is one of the neivedhiyams offered to Gods in temples
Sambar - Saravana Bhavan style

Sambar - Saravana Bhavan style

Even though I make good sambar according to my family for idlis and dosas , I felt a wee bit disappointed
Bell pepper stir fry

Bell pepper stir fry

Often times when I have run out of the side dishes but staring at some extra rotis or just need a quick side dish for the hungry child or hubby this comes to my rescue
Onion , Tomato chutney for Idlis and dosa

Onion , Tomato chutney for Idlis and dosa

 Another family favourite is this onion, tomato chutney which is so versatile and has many uses apart from being a side dish for idlis and dosas

Sweets for the Sweet

Some people on my holiday gift list are simply so sweet that they don’t need any added sugar. At least, that’s how I’ve come to interpret their need for lower glycemic and more health-supportive eats
Happy Tamil New Year!

Happy Tamil New Year!

Today is Tamil New Year. A new beginning. This calls for special dish(es) to be prepared in celebration.  Usually, Tamil auntys and mamis prepare one or multiple traditional sweet and savoury dishes like paayasam (rice pudding), vadai (fried lentil cakes), or some type of milk sweet