Category Archives: South Indian

Kothamalli (Coriander Leaves) Chutney – Tamil Nadu Style

I have a distinct memory of the taste of the coriander chutney served with dosa at a restaurant in Thiruvannamalai. It did not have the raw green taste. I asked them how to make it. But,┬ásince I did not get … Continue reading

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Sweetened Cow Peas (Vellappayar Sharkarayil Vilayichathu)

Navarathri is incomplete without this sweet prasad. It is a very important item for the Devi. I make this often to satisfy my sweet cravings. This easy-to-make sweet is a healthy alternative to store-bought sweets that contain preservatives and other … Continue reading

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Set Dosa – Soft and Spongy Dosa

Set dosa is a popular breakfast item at Udupi restaurants in Bangalore. It usually comes as a set of three soft and thick spongy dosas served usually with sago or vegetable korma. The best part of this dosa is that … Continue reading

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Roasted Horse Gram, Urid Dal, Sesame Seeds Chutney Powder

A chutney powder (podi) with roasted horse gram, sesame seeds, and urid dal that goes well with dosa, idli, or even rice. Spicy, tangy, and has the goodness of roasted grains and seeds. I used black sesame seeds because it … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Fiber Thogayal (Chutney)

This is a spicy chutney of sorts made with the insides of the pumpkin / intestines (for lack of a better word). All parts of the pumpkin including the peel and the seeds are nutritious. Instead of discarding the ribbon/strand-like … Continue reading

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Tamarind Rasam Style Oatmeal

Simple, easy, tasty, and healthy. This recipe was on the Quaker Oats cover and I tried it with slight modifications and the result was good. This is a very easy option and good for people who don’t prefer a sweet … Continue reading

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Onion Tomato Chutney

If you are bored of the regular coconut green chutneys, try this tangy onion and tomato chutney, which can spice up the mundane idli. I usually make this chutney along with unfermented moringa leaves dosa, which makes it a yummy … Continue reading

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Pirandai Thogayal (Adamant Creeper Chutney)

I first had this dish about a few months back at my friend’s place when I gatecrashed for dinner. I simply fell in love with its taste. But there was no way to try out this dish at home because … Continue reading

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Avalakki Upkari (Mangalore Style Dry Poha)

Avalakki Upkari

Why maggi when you can cook a wholesome nutritious meal from scratch in less than 10 minutes? Avalakki Upkari is a recipe of coastal Karnataka. I tasted this first and learned about it from my colleague (Yes, the best part … 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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