SULTANI DAL

SULTANI DAL

One day my daughter felt like I am over exerting myself in the kitchen, and she kept asking me to try and keep the cooking as simple as possible. I landed on this Sultani Dal recipe as it sounds extremely delicious, but it is super 

POOSANIKKAI MOR KOOTU (White Pumpkin Mor Kootu)

POOSANIKKAI MOR KOOTU (White Pumpkin Mor Kootu)

Kootu is a healthy South Indian dish, that is very famous in many Tamil homes. Kootu’s preparation is quite simple, and it is very delicious. A blend of vegetables and lentils are generally used in making kootu. However, in a mor kootu we reduce the 

TOMATO PEANUT CHUTNEY

TOMATO PEANUT CHUTNEY

Any dish is truly enjoyable when it has something like a chutney or any side dish accompanying it. Normally when we think of chutney, we think of white chutney (coconut chutney) or green chutney. However, tomato and peanut is a new combination that is worth 

MUSHROOM CREAMY SAUCE

MUSHROOM CREAMY SAUCE

Some of us have our reservations about mushroom. But, I think we can all agree that it is a very interesting vegetable. It is a delightful addition in pasta, rice, noodles and so on. Personally, I love pasta tossed in white sauce with sautéed mushrooms 

BELLAM PULUSU

BELLAM PULUSU

With the quarantine going on, I am unable to go to the market and pick out vegetables on my own. Still, we have a great home farm nearby that delivers vegetables to us weekly. So, this was the end of the week, and I was 

ALOO PALAK (Potato Spinach gravy)

ALOO PALAK (Potato Spinach gravy)

I love spinach, I think its very under appreciated as I have already mentioned here with my Palak Paneer recipe (click here to check that). In this dish, I have combined spinach with potato. Kids, and fussy eaters likewise, will enjoy this dish without scrunching 

MURUNGAKAI GRAVY (DRUMSTICK GRAVY)

MURUNGAKAI GRAVY (DRUMSTICK GRAVY)

Generally, we use drumsticks to prepare sambhar or Kuzhambu. But this is a very different recipe without onions, but using coconut. This Murungakai Gravy recipe balances both tastes very well such that they compliment each other. It is great with rice, appam or dosa. We 

POTATO FRY (URULAI ROAST)

POTATO FRY (URULAI ROAST)

Potatoes are very versatile, they can be the main course, the side dish or simply a binding agent. This potato fry is the ultimate comfort food for a lot of us. It is simple and quick to make. Moreover, it requires very little effort, and 

STUFFED BRINJAL

STUFFED BRINJAL

Generally, we only think of preparing fried brinjal or brinjal kozhambu. But kids lately scrunch up their noses for all of these containing brinjal. This Stuffed Brinjal dish however, is a very welcoming change for brinjal. It is very tasty, but at the same time 

MANATHAKKALI KEERAI KUZHAMBU / GRAVY

MANATHAKKALI KEERAI KUZHAMBU / GRAVY

Manathakkali keerai (also known as black nightshade leaves) contains a lot of medicinal properties. We have the plant in our garden, and with the current lockdown, I am experimenting various dishes with these leaves. I have already posted a soup recipe using this keerai. This 

VAZHAIPOO CURRY (BANANA FLOWER PORIYAL)

VAZHAIPOO CURRY (BANANA FLOWER PORIYAL)

Banana flower is rich in nutrients, and it is a healthy addition to our diet. But often, it tastes bitter, so a lot of people don’t like eating it. This recipe that I have shared today makes a very nice curry/poriyal, that brings out all 

PALAK PANEER

PALAK PANEER

Spinach is an elite vegetable that is often very under appreciated. It is versatile and extremely nutritious. Palak Paneer is a dish that highlights spinach and gets it all the love that it deserves. We make palak paneer, with pureed spinach, paneer and spices. This 

SORAKKAI (BOTTLE GOURD) GOTHSU

SORAKKAI (BOTTLE GOURD) GOTHSU

In our household, the name sorakkai brings up a huge chorus oh “oh no” or sometimes even “yuck”, mostly by my younger daughter. In fact this Sorakkai gothsu recipe incorporates onions and tomatoes with bottle gourd to make it very tasty. Sometimes, they even forget 

EZHUKARI KOOTU (KUZHAMBU)

EZHUKARI KOOTU (KUZHAMBU)

Ezhukari kootu is a festival time recipe. We prepare this during Pongal and Thiruvadhirai. The kootu is traditionally made with a lot of vegetables. Most commonly, we use seven vegetables when making it for neivedhyam and hence the name ‘ezhu’kari kootu. But since, I have 

PANEER BUTTER MASALA

PANEER BUTTER MASALA

Who doesn’t love Paneer Butter Masala. This is a rhetorical question, of course because this is such a beloved dish for people all over the country. It is even gaining popularity outside the country now. Paneer Butter Masala is a rich and delicious paneer gravy 

PINDI CHANA

PINDI CHANA

Pindi chana/chole is a delicious side dish common in North India. It is a dry dish in contrary to chana or chole common in other parts of India. Albeit, it is still an excellent pairing with almost any sort of breads (kulcha, chapatti, naan) or 

ALOO (POTATO) MASALA

ALOO (POTATO) MASALA

This dish is very simple and easy to cook. This version of Aloo Masala is styled as North Indian. I have not used garlic here. You can have it along with Chapathi, Parantha or Poori. Give it a try and I am sure you will 

PUDINA (MINT) THOGAIYAL

PUDINA (MINT) THOGAIYAL

It is one of the easiest side item for rice. This time we got the supply of pudina from our terrace garden which incidentally was our first harvest. This variant of pudina thogaiyal is without coconut and garlic. It tastes yummy when mixed with hot 

KADALA (BLACK CHICKPEAS) CURRY

KADALA (BLACK CHICKPEAS) CURRY

It is a famous and delicious dish from the state of Kerala in India.Its most commonly served with Puttu. However, this goes well with rice as well as Chapathi. This dish can also be served with Idli, Dosa or Appam. The dish is delectable and 

HONEY CHILLI POTATO

HONEY CHILLI POTATO

Honey Chilli Potato is an important dish in the Indo-Chinese Cuisine. Fried potatoes, tossed in a honey chilli sauce. It’s yummy goodness will leave everyone licking their fingers, and wanting for more. You can also substitute the potatoes with paneer, mushroom, and baby corn. Serve