KARAMANI (LOBIYA) KURMA

KARAMANI (LOBIYA) KURMA

In our household, its starting to look like we have a penchant for Karamani/lobiya/cowpeas. Ofcourse, they’re very healthy, but they’re also really tasty. Just last month, I posted Karamani Masala, which was a big hit at home. My daughter loves anything that tastes good with 

JAISALMERI CHANNA

JAISALMERI CHANNA

In this pandemic period, we have been doing a lot of reminiscing about times when travelling was easier. Sitting at home, we try to bring in pieces of our travels into our daily life. It is sort of a feel good thing, I suppose. Two 

STUFFED BRINJAL MASALA

STUFFED BRINJAL MASALA

If you have been following my recipes for a while, you would have seen that we have a sort of vegetable garden. This time around, we’ve been having a good harvest of brinjal. These small brinjals are extremely juicy and tasty. There is something very 

KUMBAKONAM KADAPA

KUMBAKONAM KADAPA

The name Kumbakonam Kadapa is quite elusive. It is very hard to figure out what the dish is going to be. I recently read an interesting article on this dish. I then learnt that, Kadapa was actually the name of a Chozha-era chef and this 

KARAMANI (LOBIYA) MASALA

KARAMANI (LOBIYA) MASALA

Karamani (Lobiya) Masala is a simple and delicious side dish, that can be served with both chapathi and rice. Karamani is called ‘Lobiya’ in Hindi and ‘Black Eyed Beans’ in English. It is a very healthy legume packed with a tonne of health benefits. There 

BRINJAL MASALA

BRINJAL MASALA

In my opinion, brinjal can be wildcard vegetable. Some dishes made with brinjal are downright amazing. While, some are not so much. How can we pick a dish that will undoubtedly be a hit ? Look no further than this Brinjal Masala. I had an 

PUDALANGAI PORICHA KOOTU

PUDALANGAI PORICHA KOOTU

Pudalangai (snake guard) Poricha Kootu is a gravy like side dish made using snake guard. Like I have mentioned in my previous recipes, I have actively been trying to incorporate a wider range of vegetables in our diet. And Snake guard is a very good 

CHOW CHOW MASALA

CHOW CHOW MASALA

Chow Chow Masala is a yummy, versatile side dish made with Chow Chow. It is a type of squash, available throughout the year. It is quite famous in South India, and it is also referred to as ‘Bangalore Kathrikai’. Chow Chow is easily available, and 

ALOO MUTTER KURMA

ALOO MUTTER KURMA

Today I am going to prepare Aloo Mutter Kurma. You can call it a universal side dish that is, it can go as a side dish with Idli, dosa, Upma, Chapathi, Parantha and rice too. Its fragrance is so yummy that even after completing your 

SALNA (Without Vegetables)

SALNA (Without Vegetables)

I am writing this recipe after a long time on account of getting tied up with some other issues. I will now try to post regularly hereafter. Actually we were trying to prepare some tasty side dish for Methi Puri. After deliberation for quite some 

AVIYAL

AVIYAL

This is a traditional South Indian recipe. However it is associated a lot with Kerala. In Kerala, no function is complete without this traditional Aviyal. We use many vegetables to prepare this dish. This dish has lot of nutrient value. There are various stories available 

SENAKIZHANGU MASALA

SENAKIZHANGU MASALA

Senakizhangu Masala is a much welcome take on cooking yam. Yam is a starchy root vegetable, and it is highly nutritious. To know more about the health benefits that is offered by this vegetable check this link out. However, its taste is not really preferred 

CHILLI GARLIC BABY CORN

CHILLI GARLIC BABY CORN

Chilli garlic baby corn is a delicious appetiser/side dish. We have already seen how to make honey chilli potato, in which potato can be replaced with baby corn. While that dish is delicious, it can also be a little more time consuming. However, this dish 

CHETTINADU VAZHAIKKAI CURRY

CHETTINADU VAZHAIKKAI CURRY

Chettinadu Vazhaikkai Curry is made with mashed raw bananas and a spice powder that we will be making. Every part of a plantain (banana) tree is useful in the kitchen. The stems, the fruit, the vegetable and the flower of the tree can be cooked. 

ARBI MASALA

ARBI MASALA

Arbi Masala is a relatively new dish in our household. One of my daughters is a big fan of potatoes, and only potatoes. It is the only ‘kizhangu’ (starchy root vegetable) that she likes and eats. Over the years I have tried to include arbi, 

DRY GARLIC CHUTNEY

DRY GARLIC CHUTNEY

Dry Garlic Chutney is a popular condiment used in chaats. Mainly, in vada pav. It is quite spicy, but if we are making it at home we can adjust the spice accordingly. I have prepared this dry garlic chutney with a mixture of coconuts, sesame 

VEGETABLE CHUTNEY (THOGAIYAL)

VEGETABLE CHUTNEY (THOGAIYAL)

In our house, usually chutney means what we generally have with any tiffin item as a side dish. Whereas, we mix thogaiyal in with plain steamed rice. We have a lot of famed chutneys like Coconut Chutney and Tomato Chutney. And these mostly focus on 

LADIES FINGER FRY (VENDAKKAI FRY)

LADIES FINGER FRY (VENDAKKAI FRY)

I am sure we have all had some kind of ladies finger fry (Vendakkai Fry) in our lives. Each one is prepared differently, and taste different. While some have thin strands of ladies finger dipped in besan and fried, others are more directly fried. However, 

STUFFED TOMATO (In Gravy)

STUFFED TOMATO (In Gravy)

Why do most of our elaborate side dishes focus only on paneer ? Or why do we think of paneer when we want to treat ourselves to great food ? While paneer is amazing, it is greater when it is mixed with a few other 

DRUMSTICK DAL

DRUMSTICK DAL

Jumping into what motivated me for this drumstick dal. During the end of the shopping week, we generally have only a few vegetables left. And during those times deciding upon what to cook is such a big task. This happened to me quite recently, and