Category Archives: Main Dish

Amaranth/Rajgira Flour Roti

Amaranth / Rajgira seeds is a grain/seed that has been cultivated for more than 5000 years and has an incredibly high nutritional profile. The name itself means immortal / everlasting. It contains twice times the amount of calcium when compared … Continue reading

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Tangy Spicy Raw Mango Rice – Mavinkai Chitranna

Karnataka cuisine has many varieties of Baths and Chitranna. One is, Mavinkai Chitranna, a tangy and spicy rice made with mature raw mango. I had this first at my friend’s place last week and it has become my favorite since … Continue reading

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Thinai (Foxtail Millet) Appam and Potato Mappas

Potato Mappas and Thinai Appam

Never before have I thought of, collected info and ingredients, prepared, and executed a recipe with┬ásuch urgency and efficiency. Appam is one of my favorite breakfasts and I wanted to try appam with Foxtail/Thinai millet. I was really excited about … Continue reading

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Ada Dosa with Drumstick Leaves

Ada dosa

Ada dosa is a popular traditional morning breakfast or evening tiffin in Kerala Iyer households. It is a thick dosa made of coarsely ground parboiled rice and lentils. It is a balanced food consisting both carbs and protein and after … Continue reading

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Bajra Khichdi

Bajra is good for diabetics and helps maintain blood glucose levels. It has high fiber content and makes you full for a longer period of time thus reducing the tendency to snack. It is also good for the heart and … Continue reading

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Steamed Barnyard Millet Dumplings (Odalu Kozhukatai)

Recently there has been a hype about health foods like quinoa. Why look at videshi options when we have plenty of easily accessible, swadeshi, and cost effective options? Ragi, bajra, jowar, kodon, and the list goes on. Our villagers survived … Continue reading

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Rasam

Sambar may be an important and inevitable dish of a South Indian meal, but the meal is incomplete without hot and tangy rasam. Although sambar and rasam have many common ingredients, they both taste distinct and unique. It is surprising … Continue reading

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Basil Walnut Pesto Pasta

Easy-to-make basil walnut pesto pasta. Ingredients: To make Basil Pesto Fresh basil leaves – Medium sized cup (15-20 leaves) Garlic – 5-6 pods Walnuts – 1 cup (10-12 pieces) For Pasta Cheese – 1 cube Olive oil – 2 tbsp … Continue reading

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Eggplant Rice – A One-Pot Meal

Recently I have been finding one-pot meals very interesting. I never used to like them earlier, only for the reason that I was not familiar with them. At home the only one-pot meal we knew was curd rice, tomato rice, … Continue reading

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Thiruvathira Recipes

Thiruvathira, a festival observed mainly by Keralites and Tamilians, is a women-centic festival celebrated on the day of Thiruvathira star of the Malayalam month of Dhanu masa that mostly coincides with full Moon day. Thiruvathira is also the birth star … Continue reading

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