Category Archives: Curries/Sambars

Cabbage curry recipe – How to make Cabbage subzi/cabbage curry recipe – side dish for rotis/rice/ cabbage recipes

Cabbage curry – a simple and quick sabzi  which can be prepared easily in a pressure cooker.  This curry goes well with rice as well as rotis.  This recipe is done in South Indian style by stir frying the spices and coconut.  This powder gives a unique taste and flavour to the curry.  This dish

Soya chunks curry recipe – How to make soya chunks curry recipe – side dish for rotis

Soya chunks or nuggets are full of proteins and rich in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients proven to help lower cholesterol and loss of bone mass.  Soya chunks are a great source of protein and can be easily added to your diet.  Soya chunks are made by using soy flour that has been ‘defatted’ or

Split green moong dal recipe / How to make chilke wali mung dal recipe – dal recipes

Split green moong dal is a highly nutritious dal made from split green moong, onions and mild spices.   Moong lentil is high in fibre and plant based protein which helps in weight loss.  Green moong dal is basically a green gram which has been split and not skinned.  Since the husk is not removed completely,

Red pumpkin sambar recipe (poosanikai sambar) – How to make red pumpkin sambar recipe

Sambar is a lentil, tamarind and vegetable based curry or stew and very popular in South India. The story is that it got originated in the kitchen of  Thanjavur.  Maratha ruler, Shahuji during the 17th century from the southern Indian state of Tamilnadu tried to make a dish called amti (Maharashtrian curry) and experimented with

Palak kadhi (spinach yoghurt curry) recipe – How to make palak kadhi recipe – palak recipes

Palak kadhi is a popular North Indian dish that goes well with rotis as well as rice.  This recipe has the goodness of spinach, curd and garlic.  Palak kadhi is a healthy and light dish which can be had at any time of the day.  The main ingredients in this dish are spinach, besan, curd

Sprouted green gram curry (sprouted moong dal) recipe – How to make green gram dal recipe – dal recipes

Sprouted green gram curry is made from moong sprouts, onions, tomatoes, coconut and spices.  This curry goes well with rice as well as rotis.   This curry is also called as mugachi usal and a very popular dish in Maharashtra.  Sprouted green moong is high in proteins, low in calories and full of fibre.  Coconut

Mysore rasam recipe – How to make Mysore rasam recipe – South Indian recipes

Rasam or saaru is basically a South Indian lentil 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  juice or soup.

Palak moongdal recipe (Dal palak) – How to make dal palak or spinach dal (with coconut) – Palak recipes

Palak moongdal or dal palak is a very quick and healthy dish made from palak (spinach), yellow moong dal, coconut  and mild spices.  It is a very flavourful dish and a good way to include leafy vegetables in your daily diet.  Moong dal when mixed with spinach leaves makes it all the more nutritious.  This

Bottlegourd curry/Sorakkai kootu (Lauki and moong dal curry) – How to make sorakkai kootu recipe

Bottlegourd kootu is a delicious curry made with bottlegourd (lauki) and moong dal and cooked in a spicy coconut masala  and is best had with plain rice and ghee.  It is a very popular South Indian dish.  Bottlegourd or lauki is also used for making halwa or kheer, which also tastes great.  This curry is

Dal palak recipe – How to make dal palak (spinach dal) recipes – vegetarian recipes

Dal palak is a simple and easy dal recipe made with spinach leaves and lentils and tempered with mild spices.  This dal goes well with steamed rice and rotis.  Ghee when used for tempering gives a nice flavor and aroma to the dish. Dal palak is quick to make as it needs only basic ingredients