Category Archives: LUNCHRECIPES

arachuvitta sambar south indian recipe /without onion tomato

arachuvitta sambar south indian recipe /without onion tomato

arachuvitta sambar south indian recipeIts quite a different kind of sambar more specifically a brahmin type sambar in flavour and feel cause we are not adding any onion or tomato. It was quite enjoyable as it tasted different from usual sambar we do for rice. You have always an option adding both onions and tomatoes into this sambar. Then it will give the usual sambar feel. This time I had only carrots with me to put in this sambar but you can add drumstick,brinjal,pumpkin or any other apt vegetable for this arachivitta sambar. Normally for any paruppu dish I do compulsorily add ghee in it and even for this arachivitta sambar south indian recipe Continue reading

toor dal thogayal /thuvaram paruppu thuvayal recipe

toor dal thogayal /thuvaram paruppu thuvayal recipe

thuvaram paruppu thuvayal recipeAmong many a thogayal varieties that are made this one paruppu thuvayal with toor dal is top on the list. I usually make this with coconut only but many make it without coconut. When made without coconut also its very tasty and addictive. It pairs well as a side dish for rasam and even curd rice.Combination of two lentils namely bengal and toor dal can also be made which is also very delicious. Hot rice with sesame oil and this thuvayal added is the great divine combination. Adding chillies depends upon Continue reading

egg thokku south indian style/muttai thokku for rice

egg thokku south indian style/muttai thokku for rice

egg thokku south indian style/muttai thokku for riceEggs are always rare happening in my blog the reason may be simple that I really don’t know myself till today. I have decided to share some non-vegetarian delicacies in my space at least in my future posts. Eggs are the one very best ingredient that endless variations can be made with it.This egg thokku is a south indian style curry that is very easy to make without any coconut.Nowadays I use free range Continue reading

tomato rice step by step recipe /easy thakkali sadam for lunch

tomato rice step by step recipe /easy thakkali sadam for lunch

tomato riceTomatoes are versatile inevitable ingredient used in day-to-day Indian cooking. In each home there will be a varied variations made with thakkali sadam. This is one of my variation of tomato rice that I usually do in my home when i am in a hurry.I remember my amma too making the same type of tomato rice with same taste exactly.As my amma was a busy working women those days these kind of simple recipes came handy and helped her a lot to save time. Continue reading

pineapple rasam south indian / Annasi rasam recipe

pineapple rasam south indian / Annasi rasam recipe

pineapple rasam / Annasi rasamRasams become an inevitable part in all the traditional South Indian lunch menus. This Pineapple rasam is a special south indian speciality with tangy sweet flavour with all the goodness of wholesomeness. Rasam making is an art and once you are well worse in the nuances of making rasam you can make any rasam. My mom says that if you are able to make a good rasam then you will be able to make any kind of cooking just on the go. Continue reading