Poosanikkai Mor Kootu / Ash Gourd Stew with Buttermilk

When it comes to comfort food, my go to recipe is a kootu. I love eating hot kootu with rice and paruppu. I make kootu on lazy days when I am not in a mood to cook anything elaborate. Kootu

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Mixed Vegetable Poricha Kuzhambu – Mixed Vegetable Poricha Kootu

I am working on recipes (gravies) that do not have tomatoes in them. South Indian kootu’s are the perfect kind of vehicle when cooking without tomatoes. I love Poricha kuzhambu and the most frequent vegetable that I use is podalangai

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Peerkangai Poricha Kootu – Ridge Gourd Poricha Kootu – Chinese Okra Kootu

12 Jan, 2016 It was almost the end of harvest season and one of my dear friends, Ranganayaki, gave me two lovely peerkangai / ridge gourd that had grown in her backyard. After moving from New York, one of the

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Poosinikkai Kootu – White Pumpkin Kootu – Ash Gourd Kootu

27th Feb, 2015 Poosinikkai, also known as ash gourd is the new found happiness for our family. After our move to South, I can very easily find this vegetable in the local Indian or Asian markets and I have been

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Kerala Style Poosinikkai Kootu Curry

16th Jan, 2014 Finding poosinikkai (ash gourd or white pumpkin) is not very easy in many parts of US. I am very excited to have moved to where I am right now for this reason. I am able to find

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Vellarikkai Kootu / Cucumber Kootu – Cucumbers cooked in Coconut based stew – BM # 32

26th Sept, 2013 This was yet another year with a very good yield of cucumbers from our backyard. My husband came up with this wonderful idea of building a trellis for the cucumbers and ever since then the fruits are

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Chow Chow Poricha Kootu – BM # 26 (Chayote Squash stew)

5th Mar, 2013 Comfort food is my next post for my third day of blogging marathon under the theme cooking from a cookbook. After a busy week, I always look forward to that day, when I can make a comfort

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Chow-chow Carrot Kootu (Chayote Squash and Carrot simmered in coconut based stew)

Cold winter days are making me crave for more comfort foods. This is one of the foods that I love to eat on a lazy day with saadham and paruppu (Rice and lentils) and dollop of freshly made ghee. I

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Paruppu Podi – Spiced Lentil Powder for Rice

18th July, 2015 Having homemade masala powders and spice powders are a blessing. They are much more flavorful than the store bought ones and we can always control the ingredients that go in to them. I have always bought back

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