Category Archives: Curries/Sambars

Tomato rasam recipe

Rasam or saaru is a South Indian soup, made with tamarind juice, tomatoes, rasam powder, turdal and coriander leaves which are the main ingredients. Traditionally, rasam is served with rice and is usually fluid in consistency. Rasam is called as saaru in Kannada language and Chaaru in Telugu language, means essence. juice or soup. Different varieties of rasam can be prepared like jeera rasam, lemon rasam, dal rasam, garlic rasam and pineapple rasam. But tomato rasam is the most common an popular rasam in South India. Rasams taste best with homemade rasam powder but also goes well with store bought rasam powder. For home made rasam powder you can visit the link www.http://charuscuisine.com/recipe/rasam-powder/. Now for the tomato rasam recipe.

Raw mango curry/green mango curry recipe – Kerala style

Raw mango curry is a very simple and tasty curry which goes well with hot rice. It is also called as pacha manga curry and is a very popular dish in Kerala.

Kerala vegetable stew or ishtu

Vegetable stew or ishtu is a traditional dish of Kerala prepared as side dish for appams in Kerala. It is very healthy dish which can also be prepared quickly. The vegetables are cooked in a thick coconut milk gravy and pepper and ginger added to it enhances the flavour of the dish. Vegetable stew is a delicious dish and a great combo with appams and makes up for a wholesome breakfast.

Sweet corn curry

Sweet corn curry is made with boiled sweet corn kernels, onions, curd and besan and mildly spiced with Indian spices. It is an excellent side dish for rotis, chapatis as well as flavoured rice or pulao. Sweet corn curry is very simple to make and can be cooked quickly.

Dal methi recipe

Dal methi is a healthy combination of fenugreek/methi leaves and tur dal. It is simple to make and very nutritious too. Dal methi is also called as methiwali dal. It is mildly spiced and goes well with rotis as well as rice. Dal methi is a very healthy dal which can be included in our daily diet.

Small onions sambar recipe

Small onions sambar is a very traditional sambar made in South India. In Tamilnadu it is called as chinna vengaya sambar. Small onions are also called as shallots and are relatively smaller and tastes sweeter than onions. Sambar made with small onions makes up for an excellent side dish for rice, idlis&dosas and ven pongal. Here I have used the fresh sambar masala which is prepared and used immediately for making sambar which further enhances the taste of sambar.

Whole green moong curry

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.

Heerekai tove or ridgegourd dal or turai ki dal recipe

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 or methi sambar

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 gojju or bittergourd/karela gojju

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.