Mullangi Vendhaya Sambhar – Radish Fenugreek Sambhar

What’s for lunch? This is one question that I absolutely hate to hear. As much as I love to cook, I hate to decide the menu for the day. Sambhar, kuzhambu, kootu etc are some of the staples of the

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Mixed Vegetable Gothsu – Tiffin Gothsu / Sambhar – Kalyana Gothsu

I have always loved the Gothsu that they serve at the weddings as a side for steaming hot ven pongal and idli. The combination is so delightful that I end up stuffing up myself. I always make kathirikkai gothsu, but

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Tirunelveli Sambhar – Nellai Sambhar

6th Dec, 2014 For the last day of this week’s blogging marathon, I decided to make a specialty from Tirunelveli district, Nellai Sambhar. The minute I hear the name Tirunelveli, the first thing that comes to my mind is halwa.

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Vendakkai Sambhar / Okra Sambhar / Ladies Finger Sambhar

11th July, 2014 This week I am doing dishes that are commonly found in a South Indian Meals. Sambhar is usually the first course dish that is eaten with rice. Sambhar is common in almost all the South Indian states,

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Chinna Vengayam Araichu Vitta Sambhar | Pearl Onion Sambhar

Chinna vengayam or pearl onions are Goblet onion as my boys call it, is a delicacy and it just enhances the flavor of any dish it is added to. Two of my favorite preparations with china vengayam are the vathal

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Pondicherry Sambhar – A special Sambhar from Puducherry

Puducherry, formerly called Pondicherry is a Union territory in the East Coast of India. It was the former French colony and often referred to as the ‘French Riviera of the East’. Many streets still retain their French names and the

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Menthiya Keerai Sambhar/ Methi Sambhar /Fenugreek leaves Lentil stew

23rd May, 2013 I am part of an exciting series hosted by my dear friend Viji of Virunthu Unna Vaanga and her partner Gathampari of Gat’s Samayal. Every month we are given a choice or 2 of a secret ingredient

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Quinoa Brown Rice Adai | Vegan and Gluten Free Crepes

The choice for alphabet Q was a no struggle and I knew I was going to cook something with Quinoa. This is one of the whole grains that I don’t mind including in my diet, but my husband is not

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Idli | Fermented Rice Cake – Vegan and Gluten Free

Idli, the most staple breakfast of South India. There is no household in the Southern India that do not grind the idli batter routinely at their house. It is a very staple breakfast and also a great dinner option. My

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