Masala Moong Dal Sundal

Masala Moong Dal Sundal

Masala Moong Dal Sundal is a spicy sundal made with moong dal. This is an excellent sundal to make during Navrati or just as an evening snack. I normally make moong dal Sundal and it is not very spicy. However, this time as a change, wanted to try something spicy. So used this spicy masala […]

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Masala Red Kidney Bean Sundal

Masala Red Kidney Bean Sundal

Masala Red Kidney Bean Sundal was made during Navratri Pooja as Neivedyam. I have used the red variety available instead of the regular long ones. This variety is smaller and red in colour. These also get cooked faster than the regular ones. I always have a problem in cooking Rajma to tender soft. Instead of […]

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Munagaku Vepudu | Drumstick Leaves Stir Fry

Munagaku Vepudu is a healthy stir fry made with Drumstick leaves with very less oil and with boiled toor dal. The toor dal adds a good protein goodness to the stir fry. Though I have used the telugu name for this stir fry, its cooked similar way in Tamil Nadu as well. To be frank, […]

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Cabbage Poriyal | Cabbage Stir Fry Tamil Nadu Style

Cabbage Poriyal is a classic stir fry from Tamil Nadu. It’s my favourite way of eating cabbage and I was surprised that I haven’t shared this till date. The whole everyday Tamil Nadu thali I cooked a while ago, was almost an afterthought for this. In Tamil Nadu style of making this poriyal, we add […]

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Aratikaya Nuvvu Podi Vepudu

Aratikaya Nuvvu Podi Vepudu is a classic stir fry from Coastal Andhra, part of Andhra Cuisine. I love plantain fries and make it in different ways for lunch. There was a time when Amma used to pair different dals and sambar with each of the different ways she used to cook this vegetable. Since she […]

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Vendakkai Curry | Lady’s Finger Spicy Side Dish

Vendakkai Curry is the last one of the series to be featured on the Flavours of India. This theme is to showcase dishes that are not regularly featured in a restaurant. Rather it is homecooked dishes or traditional dishes that aren’t explored yet. I came to know about the Vendakkai Curry in the strangest places. […]

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Udupi Style Eggplant Dry Curry ~ Step by step

I made this brinjal dry saute for the first time during doing September Mega BM “Buffet on Table, based on Indian States. I had done an Udupi thali and this Dry saute was part of the thali. Since we love brinjal dry saute, this was repeated after that. Though I never got around posting the […]

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Vazhakkai Podimas | Raw Banana Stir Fry

Its Vazhakkai Podimas again, a recipe that I got from a colleague. She has been getting it frequently. However everytime I taste, I keep asking and forgetting it prompting. Last week, when I had this on hand, I decided I have to make it if I have to remember. This recipe is made with Sambar […]

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Taro Chips | Seppankizhangu Chips

For the final day of cooking Root Vegetables, I decided to make my most favorite one of all, the Taro Chips. If one is to ask me what I love the most, I would anytime say its Seppankizhagu Varugal with Sambar. It was my growing up food combo and it has stayed the same, though […]

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Cauliflower Dry Saute ~ Easy Side Dish

For the Cooking from Cookbook this week, its a simple delicious dry saute with Cauliflower. Every time in winter season, I look forward to cooking with the fresh cauliflower. However this time, we are yet to get our share of fresh cauliflower. Still we couldn’t let go of the flower when we saw it in […]

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