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Pudina rice – How to make pudina rice recipe – rice recipes

Pudina rice or mint flavoured rice is a flavourful rice dish made with rice, pudina leaves and spices.  Here I have added vegetables to make it healthier.  This rice dish is very refreshing and tasty and can be had on its own or accompanied with raita, plain curd or any simple curry.  Pudina pulao also makes

Pudina coconut chutney or mint chutney recipe – How to make pudina coconut chutney recipe – chutney recipes

Pudina coconut chutney is a quick Indian chutney recipe made with mint leaves, coconut and spices.  It goes well with idlis, dosas and medu vadas.  Chutneys form a very important part of South Indian cuisine.   Mint leaves when added to the chutney gives a nice flavor to it and tamarind gives a tangy taste

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

South Indian brinjal stir-fry recipe – How to make brinjal stir-fry recipe – side dish for rice/rotis

South Indian brinjal stir-fry is a quick and a light dish made with brinjals and popular in South India.  It goes well with rotis as well as rice.  Brinjals are low in calories but rich in vitamins and fibre.  Freshly ground spices added to the vegetable makes it more tasty and delicious.  It is also

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