Category Archives: Curries/Sambars

Dal palak recipe – How to make dal palak (spinach dal) recipes – vegetarian recipes

Dal palak is a simple and easy dal recipe made with spinach leaves and lentils and tempered with mild spices.  This dal goes well with steamed rice and rotis.  Ghee when used for tempering gives a nice flavor and aroma to the dish. Dal palak is quick to make as it needs only basic ingredients

Cluster beans sambar recipe – How to make clusterbeans sambar recipe – sambar recipes

Cluster beans sambar is a simple and easy sambar recipe made with cluster beans.  It is also called as gorikaayi huli in Karnataka and  kothavarangai sambar in Tamil nadu and it goes well with steamed rice.  This sambar recipe can be prepared quickly by using sambar powder.  Clusterbeans has its own unique taste and flavor

Small onion curry or ulli theeyal recipe – How to make small onion curry recipe – Indian curries

Ulli  theeyal or small onion curry is a delicious curry made with small onions, tamarind, coconut and spices.  This dish is a sour and sweet gravy dish and a very popular dish in Kerala.  This tamarind based gravy goes well with steamed rice.  Pearl onions along with roasted coconut and spices gives a nice flavor

Methi kadhi recipe – Methi or fenugreek kadhi recipe – How to make methi kadhi recipe

Kadhi is a light comfort food made with yoghurt which goes well with steamed rice.  Kadhi is basically a yoghurt based gravy to which gram flour is added and  then tempered and simmered with Indian spices.  In this recipe, methi leaves are added to give a healthy and unique flavor to the kadhi.  This kadhi

Raw jackfruit curry – How to make kathal curry recipe – Indian curries – raw jackfruit recipes

Raw jackfruit curry is a sweet and spicy curry made with raw jackfruit, coconut, spices and jaggery. This is a very popular dish in Kerala and Karnataka especially Mangalore.  Tamarind is added to this recipe which gives a tangy taste to the curry.  This curry goes well with rice as well as rotis.    Raw

Cucumber curry recipe – How to make cucumber kootu or curry recipe

Cucumber curry or cucumber kootu is a tasty stew made with cucumber.  It goes well with steamed rice and rotis.  It is a healthy and simple side dish made with cucumber, moong dal, coconut and spices.  Cucumbers are very low in calories but high in nutrients.  If you are not fond of raw cucumber, you

Avarekalu sagu recipe – How to make avarekalu curry recipe – Karnataka recipes

Avarekalu curry or sagu is delicious side dish for rotis and rice.  It also goes well with puris and dosas.  Avarekalu sagu is prepared with avarekalu also called as butter beans or hyacinth beans.  Avarekalu is a kannada term for butter beans.  It is called as mochai in Tamil and vaal or pavta in Marathi. 

Mangalore southekayi sambar recipe – How to make Mangalore cucumber sambar recipe – sambar recipes

Mangalore southekayi (cucumber) sambar is a very tasty and easy sambar made with cucumber, coconut and spices.  It is made without tamarind and tur dal which is normally used for making sambar.  Instead here tomatoes are used to give a tangy taste to the sambar.  Coconut gives the sambar a rich taste and thickness to

Maharashtrian kadhi recipe – How to make maharashtrian kadhi recipe – kadhi recipes

Kadhi is a thick gravy based on gram flour and curd or buttermilk, sometimes served with pakoras or without pakoras.  It is often had with rice or as a side dish for rotis too.  In Gujarat and Rajasthan, kadhi is served with khichdi, rice or rotis.  Traditionally sugar or jaggery is added to the kadhi

Mango sambar recipe – How to make raw mango sambar recipe – sambar recipes

Mango sambar is a tangy sambar recipe made with raw mangoes and south indian spices.  It is a very popular recipe in South India especially in Tamil Nadu.  You can add drumsticks or small onions also along with the mangoes for a more flavourful sambar.  I have added jaggery too in this sambar as it