Sunday, 23 November 2014

Channa Pulao | Kabuli Channa Pulao | Chickpea Pulao

Channa Pulao - a flavorful pulao made with white chickpeas.  An easy, healthy, one-pot meal - perfect for those lazy afternoons when you don't feel like cooking an elaborate meal.  Goes very well with any raita, especially onion raita.

channa pulao, chickpea pulao

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Paneer Paratha | Cottage Cheese Stuffed Flatbread

Paneer Paratha - a popular Punjabi dish - is a delicious and healthy Indian flatbread filled with spiced paneer.  It is easy to prepare and can be had at any time of the day and is usually served with curd or any pickle.

paneer paratha, cottage cheese paratha

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Dondakaya pachadi | Tindora Chutney | Kovakkai Chutney

Pachadis/chutneys are an essential part of Andhra cuisine.  They are part of everyday meal in most kitchens in Andhra.  Pachadis taste great with plain hot rice and ghee.

One such tasty pachadi from Andhra is the Dondakaya Pachadi.  It requires very few ingredients and can be prepared in a jiffy.

dondakaya pachadi, tindora chutney

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Groundnut Chutney | Peanut Chutney | Verkadalai Chutney

Groundnut/Peanut Chutney - A quick and easy chutney recipe that takes less than 10 minutes to prepare.  It is a perfect accompaniment to idli, dosa, upma, rava idli and uttappam.  If you like the taste of peanuts, then you will love this chutney.  Many people add coconut, roasted gram or garlic to this chutney, but I prefer it as it is.  Try out this delicious chutney.

Groundnut Chutney, Peanut Chutney

Monday, 18 August 2014

Potato and Peas Kurma | Urulaikilangu Pattaani Kurma | Aloo Matar Curry

Potato and Peas Kurma - a traditional fragrant curry from South India which tastes delicious and is very easy to prepare.  It goes very well with mild pulaos, rotis, puris, phulkas or paratha.

The same dish can be prepared with mixed vegetables too like carrot, beans, cauliflower, etc.  Check out the mixed vegetable kurma recipe here.

If you are looking out for more curries, check out ridge gourd curry, aloo matar, aloo gobi.

Potato Peas Kurma, Aloo Matar Curry

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Red Spinach Chutney | Sigappu Keerai Chutney | Thotakura Chutney

Red spinach - also called red amaranth or Laal saag is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin A and iron.  In fact, they contain almost thrice the amount of calcium than the other spinach varieties.  So it is a good idea to include it once or twice a week in our menu.

Quite a few dishes can be made with this red spinach - sambar, kootu, stir fry, chutney and can even be included in rotis (spinach rotis or keerai chapati).

Red spinach chutney is a yummy and healthy side dish and goes very well with plain hot rice, dosa and even rotis.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Curd Rice | Thayir Sadam | Perugannam

Curd rice or Yogurt rice - Part of South Indian cuisine, is a true comfort food.  A meal in South India is not considered complete unless and until curd rice/thayir sadam is served.

It is really easy to prepare and does not require many ingredients.  The addition of ginger, curry leaves and coriander leaves add a beautiful flavor to the rice.  It is a complete meal by itself and does not require any special side dish, just any pickle will do.

Curd rice, Thayir Sadam

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