South Indian Lunch Menu # 3 – Manathakkali Vathal Kuzhambu, Tomato Juice Rasam and Beans Poriyal

As a South Indian, our everyday food revolves around rice. Even though I make authentic full planned South Indian meals only about twice a week, one of the days will definitely be vathal kuzhambu in the menu. I cannot stop

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Kathirikkai Podi Curry – Eggplant Poriyal with Spice Powder

Eggplant lovers, this is a recipe for you. We love eggplant our house and I often get requests to make eggplant curry. My usually curry / poriyal is eggplants with red chili powder, but I love what my best friend

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Kothavarangai Poriyal – Kothavarangai Curry with Coconut – Cluster Beans Stir-Fry with Coconut

10th Jan, 2016 Finding fresh kothavarangai / cluster beans in the Indian stores is quite hard. Also they are pretty expensive and hence I always just pick a handful to make paruppu usilli or sambhar. Last time, it was just

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South Indian Lunch Menu # 1 – Pumpkin Vathal Kuzhambu, Cabbage Curry and Tomato Rasam

Planning a menu to cook lunch or dinner is the hardest part of cooking for me. I love when I know what I have to cook. I am sure a lot of us have the same issue of deciding what

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Kovakkai Curry/Poriyal – Stir fried Ivy Gourd

27th April, 2014 Kovakkai also called tindora in Hindi is one of my most favorite vegetable (second to okra). As hard it is to get good okra in the Indian stores here, finding kovakkai is not hard and I get

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Asparagus Curry – Asparagus Poriyal with Coconut

14th March, 2014  Asparagus is the new found favorite vegetable in our family. I have made the roasted asparagus couple of times in the last few days and I again brought a bunch of it this week. When talking about

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Cabbage Carrot Curry/Cabbage Carrot Poriyal

26th Jan, 2013 In this curry I have two of my favorite vegetables combined together. This is one of the side dish I often see in the Indian restaurants here. This is my take on this curry which is loaded

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