Category Archives: Curries/Sambars
Whole green moong curry is a very healthy and delicious curry which goes well with rotis as well as rice. It is very easy and quick to make and very nutritious too. Whole green moong also known as green gram has a high fiber and nutrient content. It is also a good source of proteins and iron. This curry is made onions and tomatoes and mild spices.
A tasty and delicious dal made with ridgegourd and tur dal. Heerekai or ridgegourd dal tastes good with rice as well as rotis too. Ridgegourd is commonly known as turai in India. It is low in fat and high in fiber and has blood purifying properties and also has a cooling effect on the body. Heerekai tove recipe is very easy to make and can be done in a jiffy.
Menthya soppu huli recipe is very popular in Karnataka and easy to make too. Menthya soppu huli or methi sambar is also called as vendhaya keerai sambar in Tamil Nadu. It is made with fenugreek leaves, tur dal, tamarind and jaggery and best served with rice and little ghee. It also makes an excellent side dish for rotis. Fenugreek leaves are rich in iron, calcium and potassium and it helps in digestion.
Hagalkai or karela gojju is a traditional and simple curry recipe from Karnataka. This curry is served with hot rice and little ghee and it makes a sumptuous meal. Hagalkai gojju has a combination of sweet, spicy and tangy taste which goes well with both rice and rotis.
Hagalkai kootu or bittergourd curry is traditional south indian curry made from bittergourd, tamarind and tur dal. Bittergourd curry is very delicious and healthy too. It is best served with steamed rice.
White pumpkin yoghurt curry is a mildly spiced yogurt gravy and is best served with steamed rice. Ashgourd or white pumpkin has many medicinal and nutritional properties and is one of the healthy vegetables. White pumpkin is low on calories but high in water content and is ideal for weight watchers. It helps relieve frequent colds and aids digestion. White pumpkin yoghurt curry is a traditional south indian recipe using ashgourd and yoghurt.
Udupi sambar is a very popular dish known after the famous temple town, Udupi. Udupi sambar is made without use of onion or garlic and no garam masala is used. The important ingredients are jaggery, coconut oil and vegetables which are used are red pumpkin or white pumpkin or drumsticks. It serves as a good accompaniment for rice, idlis or dosas.
A simple curry made with yam, lentils, tamarind and coconut. Suvarnegadde huli or yam curry is a good accompaniment to rice.
Chayote or Chow chow vegetable is very popular in South Indian cuisine. It is also called as Bangalore brinjal and is used in vegetable stews. It is called as chow chow in Tamilnadu. Chow chow curry is made with sour curd and chow chow. A tangy curry that goes well with rice.
Udupi saaru or rasam is very popular for its unique and divine taste. The important ingredients used are coconut oil and jaggery. This is my humble try to get that taste and flavour through this recipe.