Carrot Curry with Coconut – Carrot Poriyal

For the last of day of South meal dishes, I have a simple carrot curry. Usually there are 2-3 different kinds of curry/poriyal served in a meal. One is a stir fried kind of curry/poriyal that does not have coconut

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Semiya Payasam – Vermicelli Payasam / Kheer

10th July, 2014 This week for the blogging marathon the theme I am doing is dishes that are most commonly served in a South Indian meal / Thaali. It is very common to see many dishes prepared on special occasions

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Virundhunar Saapadu from Tamil Nadu – A feast for my guests

27th April 2014 Tamil Nadu, the state to which I belong, literally means ‘The Land of Tamils’. I was born and part bought up in this state. The capital of the state is Chennai, formerly known as Madras. Tamil Nadu

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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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Thakkali Rasam – Tomato Rasam (made in Eeya Sombu)

Thakkali rasam is an essential part of meal in every South Indian family. I am a big fan of rasam and I need it when I am making South Indian food. The rasam is so refreshing that some prefer to

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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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Pavakkai Podi / Bitter Gourd Podi / Spiced Bitter Gourd Powder

Coming from a South Indian background, podi’s are a must have in the kitchen. These are such a life saver when it comes to a busy weeknight dinner. The regular podi’s that are stocked in my pantry are Thengai podi

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Curried Cabbage made the West African Way

17th Jan, 2014 When the international theme for the BM was announced, I was very happy. I see this being one way to read and learn in depth about a different cuisine. Out of the choices given, I chose to

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More Kuzhambu with Urulaikizhangu Curry

More kuzhambu and potato curry is such a comforting combo dish. I love to eat this on a lazy Sunday afternoon. I have the more kuzhambu recipe in the blog already, but I still decided to make it as combo

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Podalangai Curry (South Indian Dry Snake Gourd Curry)

2nd July, 2013 Podalangai or snake gourd is one of my ever favorite vegetable. I never really thought that I would miss this vegetable so much after I moved to US. This is one of the vegetables that are hard

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