chettinad vengaya kosu /side dish for idli dosa

chettinad vengaya kosu /side dish for idli dosa

chettinad vengaya kosuChettinad cuisine always stands out in the crowd because of its special combination of freshly ground spices. Most obviously because of this reason it has become world-famous. Hot idli’s with my own favourite piping hot sambar always gives a godly sensation.This chettinad vengaya kosu is one such special gravy that is served with idli or dosa. I have a similar kind of sambar using onions and tomatoes in my blog but without any masala.It was a instant sambar that I make regularly for idli or dosa. Continue reading

pattani masala curry /green peas gravy for chappathi and rice

pattani masala curry /green peas gravy for chapathi and rice

pattani masala curry /green peas gravy for chappathi and riceGreen peas tastes best when it is in season with all its sweetish starchiness.In season when its available cheap it can be bought and frozen for future use for the whole year. It’s a very flexible vegetable that goes hand in hand with any veggie combination. It gives a final satisfying look and taste to any dish you make! it’s totally a relish. Green peas is a low-calorie veggie with loaded vitamin k and even folic acid.You can try my green peas soup here in my blog which is a different try but tasted good.Green peas makes excellent sabzi’s and this particular curry needs no coconut. pattani masala curry Continue reading

instant sambar recipe for idli dosa /instant tiffin sambar

instant sambar recipe for idli dosa /instant tiffin sambar

instant sambar recipe for idli dosa /instant tiffin sambarEach day thinking of what to make is a big piece of work that strikes every cooks mind.If it is the same type of menu then it becomes always boring. For a morning tiffin or evening dinner if you need a different yet simple side dish for idli or dosa then this instant sambar recipe will be more apt.It needs no coconut or any other fussy ingredients. I learnt this recipe from my mil and used to wonder how she carries even a simple recipe to an exceptional level. Continue reading

udupi hotel style sambar recipe /sambar for idli dosa

udupi hotel style sambar recipe /sambar for idli dosa

udupi hotel style sambarIt has been a long time I have been searching for an original udupi hotel style sambar recipe.Finally found the recipe from a hindu magazine page while surfing the internet.The Hindu magazine says that the recipe is from a small renowned hotel mitra samaj on car street at udupi. It is a ditto recipe that I have followed,but with very minimal changes. If you add onions and tomatoes it becomes a usual sambar. So,if you want the exact taste Continue reading

vendakkai gravy /lady’s finger puli kulambu (kuzhambu) with coconut

vendakkai gravy /lady’s finger puli kulambu (kuzhambu) with coconut

vendakkai gravy /lady’s finger puli kulambu (kuzhambu) with coconutThis vendakkai gravy is a genuine dish done regularly at my home.This is a standard puli kuzhambu made in most of the homes.The procedure and one or two ingredients may change which makes all the difference.Many don’t like to add jaggery in their cooking but for us in our home we do like it.So,its not compulsory to add jaggery its purely optional.Its not only a simple dish but an intricate combination of flavours Continue reading