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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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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Thotakura Pulusu ~ Authentic Andhra Dal

Thotakura Pulusu is a typical pappu from Andhra made with greens and toor dal. The pressure cooked dal is mashed and tempered with garlic and other seasoning ingredients. As a side dish for steamed rice, this makes a wonderful meal. I cooked this from Padma for my Andhra Thali. The entire meal was such a […]

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Chow Chow Moong Dal Kootu

Chow Chow Moong Dal Kootu is one of those delicious simple and easy to make, dish that can be paired so well with Steamed rice or even rotis. This is part of the Tamil Brahmin thalis and I have seen friends bringing this often along with rice. As part of the bigger thali, this is […]

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Oats Broken Wheat Idlis ~ Diabetic Friendly

Oats Broken Wheat Idlis is a wonderful option when you are looking for a variety in your breakfast. This uses oats and broken wheat and doesn’t require much soaking and fermentation. This is part of Vegetarian Meal Ideas for dinner for BM#72 Week 3 Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners […]

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Instant Podi Sevai ~ Cooking for One

Instant Podi Sevai

When Cooking for One, you can’t get any better than Instant Podi Sevai. In this quick tiffin you can use instant sevai that is available easily and quickly russle up this breakfast. I used Instant Sevai and tempered with seasoning and Amma’s Podi. Since I was making it for the first time, I add salt […]

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Cabbage Rava Upma Recipe

Cabbage Upma

Cabbage Rava Upma is one of the recent addons to our Menu. I know many run a mile when spoken about Upmas. Luckily I am not one of those. Even though its not something I really remembered eating much while growing up, I remember relishing it as Amma’s Upmas are classic. I know I always […]

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Brown Rice Dosa ~ Healthy Breakfast Recipe

Brown Rice Dosa

Brown Rice Dosa is one of the healthy options that seem to have caught on the fancy in recent times. Be it replacing the regular rice with Brown Rice, or finding other healthy options, the brown rice has become the ingredient to select. Our breakfasts are mostly Dosas or Idlis, so it is important to […]

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Kanchipuram Idli Recipe 2 | How to make Kanchipuram Idli

Kanchipuram Idli

Kanchipuram Idlis are one of those spicy, delicious Idlis that are different from the regular ones you make. These Idlis are supposed to have been made in the Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Kanchipuram. While we do not know if it is indeed prepared like this, there are many recipes floating around, claiming to be the recipe […]

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Kara Kuzhi Paniyaram Recipe | Chettinad Kuzhi Paniyaram

Kara Kuzhi Paniyaram is a Chettinad dish, populary served for breakfast. This paniyaram is one of those really sinful dishes that you can indulge for any meal of the day. Though it is traditionally cooked and served for breakfast, these days it can be an anytime meal. Today’s recipe is again from Amma’s dairies that […]

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