Tag Archives: SouthIndian

killu vathal recipe /Leftover rice vadam/pazhaya sadam vadagam

killu vathal recipe /Leftover rice vadam/pazhaya sadam vadagam

killu vathal recipe /Leftover rice vadamIt’s a apt season to do all the vadams and this summer the heat is so overpowering and intolerable. A single day itself will be more than enough for these vathals to dry! it’s that much of heat this time. It’s not a koozh vadagam as it is not ground to a smooth paste,it’s a simple killu vathal recipe with left over rice.This simple vadam is often done by my mil. If there is left over rice then she will start doing this all the time. Continue reading

cauliflower fry curry recipe /gobi poriyal/stir fry

cauliflower fry curry recipe /gobi poriyal/stir fry

cauliflower poriyal recipeCauliflower is an excellent vegetable and it tastes great when cooked perfectly.When cauliflower is over cooked it looses all its nutrients and even the taste.When we make any stir fry each house have their own style.Some add tomatoes and onions,some cook without adding any it depends on individual preferences.This cauliflower fry curry recipe is one such variation from the usual stir fry with some ground masala going into it. Continue reading

south indian cauliflower kurma /gobi gravy for chappathi

south indian cauliflower kurma  /gobi gravy for chappathi

south indian cauliflower kurmaIt may be any variation in kurma! it becomes my favorite comfort sidedish particularly for chappathi. This south indian cauliflower kurma is a special hotel style variation which tastes delicious.This is a coconut based gravy adding more richness with the addition of cashews and coconut milk. You can skip adding coconut milk even then it will taste very delicious. Always washing process for cauliflower is very crucial. Don’t skip to give a rapid boil assuring that they are free from any worms. 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