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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

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

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

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

mushroom gravy for chapathi south indian style/kuzhambu/kulambu

mushroom gravy for chapathi south indian style/kuzhambu/kulambu

mushroom gravy for chapathi south indian style/kuzhambu/kulambuIt’s a very straight forward gravy to make without a compromise in taste.Its a usual long-established recipe at our home that my mother in law does it very frequently.This is a mushroom gravy for chapathi south indian  style is very simple but tastes very exotic. I love to enjoy this gravy to be piping hot when served.The plus point for this mushroom gravy recipe is that you need no coconut grinding or a long list of masala’s to put in. Continue reading