Chettinad Sauteed Sweet Potato

Chettinad Sauteed Sweet Potato

Chettinad Sauteed Sweet Potato is a dry stir fry made with boiled sweet potatoes in a mix of spices that make it get to just snack on or as a side dish. Sweet Potatoes are delicious just boiled. We mostly enjoy it as such, though during growing up I remember mixing sugar and enjoying as […]

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Besan Wali Bhindi | How to make Stuffed Lady’s Finger

Besan Waali Bhindi

Besan Wali Bhindi is a stuffed Lady’s Finger with Besan and spices prepared little spicy to pair with Dal and Rice. This stuffed Bhindi makes a delicious side dish with Roti or Rice. I made this Besan Wali Bhindi for my Rajasthani thali a little more spicy than expected as I was pairing it with […]

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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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