Tag Archives: hing

Salt Cheedai / Uppu Cheedai – Deep Fried Savory Balls

Seedai / Cheedai is made during Gokulashtami as a Naivedyam to Lord Krishna. Apart from festival celebrations, it is associated with a lot of fond memories for me. It is one of my favorite savory items. Hard yet crunchy, peppery … Continue reading

Posted in Festival Recipes, Palakkad Iyer Recipes, Snacks, South Indian | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Breakfast, Dosas, Everyday Simple Recipes, Kerala Recipes, Main Dish, Palakkad Iyer Recipes, Tiffin, Vegan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Onion Tomato Subzi

When you have to make roti subzi for just one person, what subzi do you make? Here is a simple one with very few ingredients that you can prepare in 5-7 minutes. Ingredients: Onion (medium) – 1 Tomato (medium) – … Continue reading

Posted in Everyday Simple Recipes, Side Dishes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sprouted Mung Bean Dosa (Pesarattu) and Coconut Chutney

A nutritious kick start for the day leaves you feeling good the entire day. Pesarattu or sprouted mung bean dosa is an Andhra native. I had never tried this dosa though I had seen it on restaurant menus. My sister-in-law, … Continue reading

Posted in Breakfast, Chutneys/Thogayals/Dips/Podis, Dosas, Everyday Simple Recipes, South Indian, Tiffin, Vegan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

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

Posted in Palakkad Iyer Recipes, Snacks, South Indian, Tiffin | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Green Tomato Pickle

Green tomatoes, fenugreek, and chilly powder? They combine to create something that will leave you drooling and smacking your lips! My friend Anjana brought this green tomato pickle to office. Thus began the green tomato movement. Now I am a … Continue reading

Posted in Everyday Simple Recipes, Pickles, Side Dishes, South Indian, Vegan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

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

Posted in Chutneys/Thogayals/Dips/Podis, Indian, Kerala Recipes, Vegan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments