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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Adai Recipe | How to make Tamil Nadu Adai

Adai - Tamil Nadu Style

Tamil Nadu Adai is a special type of Dosa made with rice and lentils. This is a protein rich and healthy breakfast option. This is a no ferment dosa and only requires about 2 hours of soaking time. Once ground into a smooth batter, you can immediately make dosas. However, I always end up resting […]

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Nuchinunde | Steamed Lentil Dumpling from Karnataka

Nuchinunde

Nuchinunde is steamed lentil dumplings made in Karnataka for breakfast. These are easy to make and protein packed. You can make these for evening snacks as well. These nucchina unde are easy to make if you remember to soak the dals for at least 3 hours. It only takes about 15 mins for the balls […]

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Baked Handvo | How to make Savory Rice Lentil Cake

Baked Handvo Recipe

Baked Handvo or Savory Rice Lentil Cake is a Gujarat Special made with Lauki. Handvo is a classic dish from Gujarat. It’s more of a savory cake made with rice, lentils, and different vegetables. This can be served for breakfast or as a snack or for any meal. Traditionally it was cooked in a Handvo […]

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Beerakaya Pappu | Andhra Style Ridge Gourd Dal

Beerakaya Pappu

Beerakaya Pappu is a traditional dal from Andhra made with Ridge gourd and lentils. This is a comfort dal served with steamed rice along with Avakaya Pickle. When we talk about Beerakaya Pappu, I will always remember how it has been since the time I was married and how this dal was made at home. […]

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Waghareli Khichdi | Gujarati Vaghareli Khichdi

Waghareli Khichdi

Waghareli khichdi or vaghareli khichdi is a filling quick dish from Gujarat. This one pot meal is a wonderful choice for a quick dinner meal. I picked up this when I remember Suma making this for her series last time. I was so glad when she had because a series like that surely gives so […]

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Shahi Khichdi | Royal Mixed Vegetable Khichdi

Shahi Khichdi

Shahi Khichdi is a rich preparation with rice, mixed lentils, and vegetables along with various roasted nuts included. This is a one pot meal even and very quick to make, even though it has a long ingredient list. I made not of this from Viji’s space where she talks about this being the North Indian […]

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Vazhaithandu Poricha Kootu

Vazhaithandu Poricha Kootu

Vazhaithandu Poricha Kootu, a typical dish from the Tamil Cuisine,┬áis an easy side dish made for meals and served with rice. The Poricha Kootu concept is more of a TamBrahm cuisine where the gravy is seasoned with peppercorn and a ground masala and uses different water vegetables. I share my lunch with my colleagues and […]

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Chow Chow Mor Kuzhambu | How to make Mor Kulambu

Chow Chow Mor Kuzhambu

Chow Chow Mor Kuzhambu is a delicious side dish made with seasoned curds or yogurt. It bursts with flavour and makes a wonderful side dish for mixed rice like Coconut Rice. We mostly make a mor kuzhambu with Lady’s Finger along with Thengai Sadam, so we thought we could change the vegetable and see how […]

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