Category Archives: SOUTH INDIAN

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

homemade idli podi with whole black uraddal/karuppu ulundhu

homemade idli podi  with whole black uraddal(karuppu ulundhu)

homemade idli podi with whole black urad dalA small hint of any spicy idli podi will always be a pleasing combination for idli or dosa than any other. This time I have tried the homemade idli podi  with whole black urad dal or karuppu ulundhu and it really turned out super good. Using this urad dal with its skin has more protein and dietary fibre than using as skinless. Its protein rich and iron rich and these type of lentil consumption becomes mandatory food for all vegetarians. Continue reading

mango kesari halwa /sooji (rava) sheera recipe

mango kesari halwa /sooji (rava)sheera recipe

mango kesari halwaThe season for mangoes are reaching their end. Mangoes by themselves is a treasure to relish as such even being a very versatile fruit. I have a special liking to this exceptional fruit than any other fruit. So many recipes are out their to do with mangoes both when they are ripe and raw.You will have never missed having rava kesari a simple easy sweet that are made in each and every home in India.The mango kesari halwa or mango kesari is a twisted variation of plain kesari. 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

mangalore neer dosa /neer dosa recipe step by step preparation

mangalore neer dosa /neer dosa recipe step by step preparation

mangalore neer dosaExotic traditional recipe of karnatakan cuisine got popularity because of its supple rounded flavour. The main advantage of this neer dosa is that it needs no fermentation. So,if we think to have neer dosa we can prepare it instantly only the soaking time is little bit time-consuming. I love to have it with tomato chutney or garlic chutney  and it should be little bit spicy. Continue reading