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Instant Amla/Gooseberry Pickle (Kerala Style)

I have been experiencing hair fall recently despite no apparent diet/lifestyle change. Wondering how to tackle this, I have decided to try including gooseberry/amla in my daily diet. Amlas are considered to be excellent for health and are packed with … 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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Methi Dal – Fenugreek Leaves Dal

When you are short of time and want to make just one dish, dal with vegetables is a good choice. Wholesome, nutritious, easy, and quick to make; it goes well with both roti and rice. At home, we call dal with … 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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Steamed Red Poha Dumplings

A simple steamed breakfast/tiffin item that I learned from this blog. Ingredients: Red beaten rice flakes (aval/poha) – 2 cups Grated coconut – 1 cup Oil – 1 teaspoon Mustard – 1/2 teaspoon Chana dal – 1 tablespoon Urad dal … Continue reading

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Killu Kondattam (Rice Crisp Fries)

Coming up with good translations of traditional South Indian dishes is a huge challenge for me. The closest I can think of is Sun Dried Rice Crisp Fries. But that’s such a long name! Kondattams (or Vadaam as some call … Continue reading

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Kerala Style Chammanthi Podi (Dry Coconut Chutney)

Spicy, roasted coconut chutney powder that tastes great with rice. Contains no oil. This is different from the chutney powder that is eaten with idli and dosa. Ingredients: Urad dal (without skin) – 300 gm Raw rice* – 2 tsp … Continue reading

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