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 love Poricha kuzhambu and the most frequent vegetable that I use is podalangai (snake gourd). Recently after marriage, I made a recipe note book in which I wrote all the recipes given by my mother. They are written so

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Poosinikkai Kootu – White Pumpkin Kootu – Ash Gourd Kootu

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 cooking marathons with

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Kerala Style Poosinikkai Kootu Curry

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 many Indian vegetables

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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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Pavakkai Pittalai (Bitter gourd and garbanzo beans stew cooked in Indian spices)

  Did I just hear you say, I don’t like bitter gourd? Think again…Yes, Bitter gourd is bitter and that is the nature of the vegetable. But if cooked properly using the right ingredients and technique, the bitterness of the

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