Vegetable Kurma

I have been receiving complimentary reviews from unexpected people who are away from homeland for their studies or jobs preparing their meal themselves by looking at videos or by reading recipes and I thank all those unknown for their support & feedback. Now I am posting a multi-purpose one-pot recipe ideally suitable for such busy…

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Ketti Chutney

Idli with ketti chutney is a popular street food among bachelors who miss home-cooked food for their breakfast. Both my grand mothers prepared ketti chutney everyday but later we all switched to a quick chutney that does not require any tempering. It is so heavenly to take spongy idli or dosa served with spicy coconut…

Thoothuvalai chutney

Thoothuvalai (Solanum trilobatum) is a herb that usually props up in our surroundings after a good spell of rain. It is a quickly spreading medicinal plant used in Indian medicines viz. Ayurveda & Siddha to treat respiratory problems like asthma, cough, cold & flu. Children & old people usually fall sick during monsoon & winter….

Sodhi with Inji Pachadi

Sodhi is an exotic Sri Lankan stew prepared with lentils and vegetables cooked in coconut milk. Although sodhi is not a spicy curry it has grown popular among people living in & around Tirunelveli. Meals with sodhi is a lavish spread in our wedding feasts comprising creamy sodhi, pungent ginger chutney, spicy potato fries, crunchy appalam, scrumptious…

Idli Podi

Idli milagai podi is an indispensable condiment in every south Indian’s pantry.  I find idli podi satisfying only when I feel the coarse grits on my tongue, I also like to use fresh & flavorful homemade podi; so I do not like to use store-bought idli podi which is sold as fine powder.  We use…

Green Chutney

Restaurant style Green Chutney can be prepared easily at home with mint leaves or coriander leaves. Pleasant green chutney with burst of flavors will surely make anyone salivate. This chutney is a great appetizer and hence useful for kids or sick people who refuse to take food. It is heavenly if you serve this green…

Shallot Chutney

Chinna vengaya chutney is a spicy tasty healthy traditional chutney mainly prepared for young girls & pregnant women. Health Benefits: Shallots contain flavonoids that have powerful antioxidant properties; shallots also useful for improving emotional health & heart health. Other ingredients in this chutney are curry leaves & black grams; curry leaves are rich sources of…

Tomato Chutney

Tomato Chutney is a delicious chutney and is so refreshing when a piece of ginger is added. Thakkali chutney can be served as a side for idli, any dosa varieties, kara kozhukattai, etc. It is a multipurpose chutney that can be used as a spread for sandwich, a dip for crackers, or a thickening sauce…

Coriander Seeds Chutney

I like to use pan-roasted coriander seeds for its amazing flavour to prepare flavorful sambar, chutney, or curry. Coriander seeds chutney can be served as a dip for chips, papads or crackers, or as a spread for sandwich or as a side for idli, dosa, any rice varieties & millet porridge (kanji or koozh). We can…

Horsegram Idli Powder

Horse gram or kollu is a wonder bean with lots of health benefits: aids in weight loss, controls cholesterol and treats peptic ulcer, jaundice, menstrual problems, etc. keeps us warm during winter. Best way to include horse gram in our diet is by adding a teaspoon of horsegram idli powder into a cup of buttermilk. It…

Breakfast with Eggplant Gothsu

Eggplant (brinjal) gothsu is one of our favourite accompaniments for idli & dosa and I usually prepare this for breakfasts on Sundays. It is a very unique gothsu prepared by people living in Tirunelveli and is called as kathirikai kichadi. We also make gothsu using yellow pumpkin (poosani) and ridge gourd (peerkangai), you may find the…

Carrot Chutney

Carrot chutney is a healthy chutney and is a good alternate to our regular coconut chutney or onion chutney. As our daily screen time is getting increased nowadays, it is better to take carrots at least one serving per day for good vision.  So we can serve this chutney with spongy uthappam or crispy dosa to…