Brinjal Curry ~ Easy Side Dish for Biryani

Brinjal Curry

Brinjal Curry is an Easy Side Dish for Biryani that can be done very quickly. Biryanis always are served with some raita and gravy on the side and this dish is very apt for it. First of all, when we make Biryanis, we always end up making something on the side as well. So you […]

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Weekend Party Vegetarian Thali Menu Ideas

Brinjal Curry - Vegetarian Thali Menu

Weekend Party Vegetarian Thali Menu Ideas have dishes that can help you quickly plan for a vegetarian party meal. This can have a one pot rice, Indian Breads, with easy side dishes. For the final thali in Regional Special, I have a thali showcasing dishes prepared for a special occasion at home. This occasion can […]

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Peanut Podi Pulihora

Peanut Podi Pulihora

Peanut Podi Pulihora is tangy tamarind rice made with tamarind extract and added with roasted peanut powder in the end. This is a wonderful variation if you want to try a new mixed rice dish with tamarind. We love pulihora and Amma makes so many versions of it with different ingredients as well. Pulihora means […]

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Varalakshmi Vratham Festival Thali

Varalakshmi Vratham Festival Thali

Varalakshmi Vratham Festival Thali for the Varalakshmi Vrata. Varalakshmi Vrata is a Hindu festival to propitiate the Goddess Lakshmi. Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth, prosperity, and fortune. Another name for Lakshmi is ‘Sri’ and ‘Thiru’ (in Tamil). She is the consort of God Vishnu. Varalakshmi is the Goddess who grants boons. Married women from […]

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Gummadikaya Pulusu ~ Vegetarian Lunch Thali

Gummadikaya Pulusu

Gummadikaya Pulusu is the next one featured in the Vegetarian Lunch Thali. This Pulusu is a tangy, slightly sweetish gravy that pairs well with steamed rice. We mostly make pumpkin as gojju or thick gravy. And there are occasions when we want to make something extra too. And there are occasions when the dishes we […]

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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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Vegetarian Thali Menu List

Pavakkai Pitlai

Vegetarian Thali Menu List features we make for Saturday lunch and it features Pavakkai Pitlai, along with fried dishes to make a delicious meal for the weekend. Since we planned on making bitter gourd, we decided to have some more dishes on the platter just to balance it. So Drumstick Masala was planned along with […]

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Mamidikaya Kobbari Annam

Mamidikaya Kobbari Annam

Mamidikaya Kobbari Annam is a mixed rice dish made with fresh unripe mango along with Indian spices to make an easy rice dish. This Mango Rice is always a part of our Summer Menu. Similarly, we make sure we cook all the different dishes with unripe mango during the season. So along with enjoying the […]

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Summer Special South Indian Vegetarian Menu

Mamidikaya Kobbari Annam

This Summer Special South Indian Vegetarian Menu features dishes made with ingredients that are available during summer. Featuring Mango Rice, Black Eyed Peas Fritters, this is a simple and filling meal. During the Summer season, when we get mangoes, right from the raw unripe fruit, to the ripe sweet ones, we make different dishes with […]

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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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