Carrot Beans Sambar ~ Lunch Box Series : LBS#7

Carrot Beans Sambar

Carrot Beans Sambar is one of the sambar varieties that’s popular in Tamil Nadu. The sweetness of carrot lends a unique taste to this sambar. Since this post was many years ago, I decided to redo the same dishes and took new pictures as part of the BM#90, Redo Old posts. I enjoyed making it […]

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Stuffed Paneer Parathas

My memories on Stuffed parathas goes back to the time we went to Pune to attend a Punjabi family friend’s marriage. It was one cold December morning when we landed in Pune station. When I got down the steps, cold wind hit my face and I was chilled to bones. I am always very resistant […]

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A twist in the Semiya Upma nay Chat

Any name other than Semiya Upma, might sound interesting to eat up this dish. Everybody at home dislike Semiya Upma, including me. So I am never seen preparing this. Amma used to make it when in hurry but that was ok, since it was sometimes… When Athamma started making breakfast, we saw we ended up […]

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Lunch Box Series : LBS#5

For today’s lunch, we made Thotakura pappu made from our own backyard greens. We have this Spinach climber running behind in the backyard. It springs out suddenly, making on and off appearance. I have known Amma plucking these for making dal. Turns out great. Nothing like making out of fresh Vegetables, in this case, leaves. […]

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Lunch Box Series : LBS#4

For today’s lunch, we had Sambar with Brinjal, we call it Vankaya Sambar in Telugu. And choice of vegetable was Cabbage. Cabbage, in most variations is difficult to eat. What with its smell and texture. But camouflaged with Moong Dal, you will never find the difference. This is almost like the Usili that’s famous in […]

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Chikkudukaya Vepudu with Aloo

Chikkudukaya Vepudu with Aloo

Chikkudukaya Vepudu with Aloo is more of a dry dish made with Broad Beans and Potatoes with a typical Indian Masala. This serves both as a side dish for Chapati or along with Rice and dal. This is one of the most frequent dishes that Athamma used to make for dinner and I also got […]

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Coconut Chutney ~ Side Dish for Idli Dosa

Coconut Chutney

Coconut Chutney is one of the most versatile chutney, famous all over the south. Each region adds its own distinct flavour to the base chutney. Almost all the hotels in Tamil Nadu serve this along with Dosas and Idlis. The chutney is almost so white and has a very nutty taste that makes the tiffin […]

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Crispy Adai

I can eat Dosa all days, any time of the time and everyday. I can write a book on my passion and experience with Dosa. Amma tries out many varieties of Dosa, especially for me. And my all time favorite dosa variety is Adai. The thin crispy Adai with tempting Coconut chutney is just out […]

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