Category Archives: Curries/Sambars

Hagalkai kootu or bittercourd/karela curry

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 or poosanikai mor kuzhambu

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 recipe

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.

Suvarnagadde huli (sambar) or yam curry

A simple curry made with yam, lentils, tamarind and coconut. Suvarnegadde huli or yam curry is a good accompaniment to rice.

Chow chow mor kuzhambu or chow chow curry

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 udupi rasam recipe

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.

Dal Palak

Dal palak is a north indian cuisine and a healthy dish made of spinach leaves and lentils. This dish tastes great with rice as well as rotis.

Cabbage curry

A spicy cabbage curry made with cabbage, spices and coconut.

Palak ki kadhi (Spinach curry) recipe

Spinach or palak is considered to be rich in iron and also has high calcium content A very healthy curry made with spinach, yogurt and gram flour.

Vegetable kurma (Mixed vegetable korma)

Vegetable kurma is a popular dish in Tamil nadu. It is a combination of vegetables, spices, curd and coconut, cooked in gravy form. It serves as a good accompaniment for both rotis as well as rice.