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Tomato sambar recipe – How to make tomato or thakkali sambar recipe – tomato sambar for idli and dosa

Tomato sambar is also called as thakkali sambar and is made with toor dal, tomatoes and tamarind, as the main ingredients.  This sambar goes well with idlis, dosas, steamed rice or ven pongal.  It is a very flavorful sambar and tomatoes gives a nice tangy taste to the sambar.  Tomato sambar is one of the 

Garlic coconut chutney recipe – How to make garlic coconut chutney for idli dosa – chutney recipes

Garlic coconut chutney is a easy chutney recipe made with coconut and roasted chana dal and flavoured with garlic cloves.  This chutney goes well as an accompaniment to all south indian snacks like idlis, dosa, upma, uthapams etc.  You can also store this chutney in a refrigerator for upto 2 days. Garlic coconut chutney is

Brown rice idli recipe – How to make soft brown rice idli recipe – healthy breakfast recipes

Brown rice is a whole grain rice and more nutritious than white rice.  It has more fibre, protein and other nutrients which aids in healthy digestion and weight management.  These are the “good carbs” that help balance your diet and can fill you up.  Brown rice idli is made from brown rice and urad dal which

Fried or roasted gram dal chutney recipe or pottukadalai chutney recipe – chutney recipes

Fried gram chutney or roasted dal chutney is a quick and easy chutney made with fried gram and coconut as the main ingredients.  You can prepare this chutney in less than 15 minutes if you have grated coconut ready with you.  You can use dessicated chutney instead of  grated chutney for this recipe.  Here the

Medu vada recipe – How to make south indian medu vada (urad dal vada) recipe – South Indian snacks

Medu vada is  a very popular South Indian snack or fritter made from black lentils or urad dal.  It is usually made in doughnut shape with a crispy exterior and soft interior.  Medu vada is best served with sambar and coconut chutney and generally eaten as a breakfast or a snack.  ‘Medu’ is a kannada

Appam dosa recipe – How to make appam dosa recipe – Breakfast dishes

Appam is a healthy and traditional dish from Kerala State in  South India.  It is a soft and spongy dosa  and done without much use of oil.  Appam is best served with vegetable stew or kadala curry.  It can be had as a breakfast dish or as a brunch recipe.  The batter has to be well

Mysore bonda recipe – How to make mysore bonda recipe | ulundu bonda – Indian snacks

Mysore bonda also called as ulundu bonda is a popular fried snack from Mysore region in Karnataka.  These golden fritters are crunchy on the outside but soft and fluffy on the inside.  They are one of the loved teatime snacks and traditionally eaten with sambar and ginger chutney or coconut chutney.  Mysore bonda is also

Carrot chutney recipe – How to make carrot chutney recipe – side dish for idli and dosa

Carrot chutney is a very simple and easy chutney made with carrots.  It goes well with idlis, dosas, rotis, parathas or appams.  Onions added to this recipe gives a good taste and thickness to the chutney.  Carrot chutney is a quick and delicious chutney and you can also store the leftover chutney in the refrigerator. 

Garlic rasam – How to make garlic rasam recipe (south indian poondu rasam) – rasam recipes

Garlic rasam is a comforting rasam made with the goodness of garlic, black pepper and other spices, which aids  digestion and has other medicinal benefits too.   It is an ideal accompaniment for steamed rice or can be just had as a soup.  This rasam is  a very good remedy for cold, fever and cough.  Do try this garlic

Carrot moong dal salad recipe – How to make carrot kosambari recipe – salad recipes

Carrot moong dal salad or hesaru bele kosambari (as called in Karnataka) is the  healthiest salad made from carrot and moong dal and a traditional salad of Karnataka State.  This salad is commonly served as a side dish during a wedding feast.  Lemon juice added to this salad gives a tangy taste.   Carrot moong dal