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Milk kesari recipe – How to make milk kesari (paal kesari) recipe – Indian sweet dishes

Milk kesari is one of the popular south indian sweet dish, which is prepared during festivals and other special occasions.  It is also called as paal kesari (paal means mik in tamil) in Tamil Nadu.  Traditionally kesari is made with semolina, water, sugar and nuts.  In this recipe,  instead of water, milk is used to

Sprouted green moong sundal recipe – How to make sprouted green moong sundal recipe – sundal recipes

Sprouted green moong sundal is a healthy and quick sundal recipe and an ideal Navratri snack.  You can steam the sprouts earlier and then give the seasoning.  If you like a crunchy sundal, you can cook for a lesser time and if you prefer a soft sundal, cook the moong for a little longer time. 

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

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