Pavakkai Pitlai | How to make Bitter gourd Pitlai

Pavakkai Pitlai

Pavakkai Pitlai is a tangy, mildly spiced tamarind gravy, served with rice. The ground masala added to the Pitlai makes it very delicious when served with steamed rice and ghee. Pitlai is much similar to the Arachuvita Sambar with a slight difference in the ingredients added. You can serve Pitlai in different ways. When you […]

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Chow Chow Pasi Paruppu Poriyal

Chow Chow Pasi Paruppu Poriyal

Chow Chow Pasi Paruppu Poriyal is an easy and quick stir fry made with chayote squash and moong dal. The simple stir fry made with cooked moong dal and chow chow, tempered with grated coconut. Apart from being used in Sambar, this vegetable can be made as Stir Fry, Kootu. In both versions, a mix […]

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Paneer Capsicum Masala

Paneer Capsicum Masala

Paneer Capsicum Masala is a rich creamy sauce made with roasted capsicum along with other ingredients topped with paneer. This gravy makes a fantastic variation to your regular Paneer Masala as it has the spicy capsicum blended as a sauce. Finally, when we first made it, I felt kids will not like it. Furthermore, surprisingly […]

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Beerakaya Thokku Pachadi | Ridge Gourd Skin Chutney

Beerakaya Thokku Pachadi

Beerakaya Thokku Pachadi is a delicious chutney made with the peel of the Ridge Gourd vegetable, very popular in Andhra Cuisine and it makes a wonderful side dish. Probably this Andhra Beerakaya Thokku Pachadi or Ridge Gourd Skin Chutney is one of the most popular chutneys of the cuisine and we make the best use […]

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Iyengar Style Vendhaya Keerai Sadam

Iyengar Style Vendhaya Keerai Sadam

Iyengar Style Vendhaya Keerai Sadam is healthy mixed rice made with spice powders and methi leaves. This is a quick and easy rice dish to make. This vendhya keerai sadam is made with roasted spice powder, copra and tempered with lentils. This surely makes an excellent lunch box dish. Amma always says Methi needs ghee, […]

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Madras Palak Chutney | Pasalai Keerai Thogayal

Pasalai Keerai Thogayal

Madras Palak Chutney is made with the Spinach that’s available in South India. Its called as Pasalai Keerai and this chutney version makes a wonderful side dish. When Amma got the Pasalai Keerai recently she wanted to make this chutney and made it quite spicy too. It got paired very well with the Dal and […]

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Arisi Upma | How to make Broken Rice Upma

Arisi Upma

Arisi Upma is an easy and quick dish you can make for a breakfast or any meal for that matter, with broken rice and other ingredients that typically go into an Upma. I normally make it with either homemade Rice Rava before, then I saw the ready made Rice Rava and always stock it so […]

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Koraishutir Kochuri | Bengali Stuffed Peas Pooris

Koraishutir Kochuri

Koraishutir kochuri is a pea stuffed maida poori from Bengali and is one of the finest delicacies you can enjoy from their cuisine. Peas stuffed Pooris have been my favorite ever since I came to know about these. The first time was when I had visited Calcutta and got introduced to it in the city. […]

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Xalapan Molotes | How to make Molote

Xalapan Molotes

Xalapan Molotes are corn based pastry filled with different ingredients and served as an appetizer or snack from the Mexican Cuisine. When it came to selecting some dish starting with X, I had to think of using either an adjective or some word starting with X on city or some other reference. I had them […]

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