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Mixed vegetable sambar recipe – how to make south indian mixed vegetable 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 toor dal or

Raw banana bajji recipe – how to make raw banana or balekayi bajji recipe – snacks recipes

Raw banana bajji or balekayi bajji is one of the most popular teatime snacks in India.  Bajjis can be prepared with different types of vegetables such as capsicum, brinjal, potato and cauliflower.  Raw banana bajji is a deep fried fritter very popular in South India and a common tea time snack in many homes.  Raw

Instant wheat dosa – how to make south indian godhumai dosa recipe – easy breakfast recipes

Wheat dosa is another instant version of dosa made with wheat flour. Also called as godhuma (means wheat) dosa in Tamil Nadu, it is a popular south indian breakfast dish, which is not only simple but easy to make too.  Wheat dosa makes up for a healthy evening snack or light dinner too.  It goes well

Rice upma recipe – how to make akki uppittu or arisi upma or rice rava upma recipe

Rice upma or akki uppittu or arisi upma is a very traditional breakfast dish made with rice and tur dal.  It is a very simple and easy recipe too and a filling breakfast dish. In Karnataka, it is called as akki tari (broken rice) uppittu. Rice upma goes well with coconut chutney or sambar. Arisi upma is very

Pineapple kesari recipe – how to make pineapple rava kesari recipe

Pineapple kesari is a very delicious dessert made with semolina (sooji) and pineapple.  Pineapple gives a good flavour to the kesari and is a nice way to include the fruit in your dessert.  You can add pineapple essence too to this kesari.  But I did not add it, as I wanted the natural flavour and

Beetroot dosa recipe – how to make beetroot dosa recipe – healthy breakfast recipes

Dosas make up for a great breakfast or mid-day snack and a favourite with Indians.  They are easy to make and quite filling as well.  If you add vegetables to the batter, it becomes all the more healthier.  Beetroot dosa is another healthy dosa made with beetroot and a different version of dosa recipe.  I feel it 

Poha dosa or aval dosa recipe – how to make soft and spongy poha dosa recipe

Poha dosa also called as atukula dosa is a Andhra speciality and is very soft and spongy in texture.  These sponge dosas are easy to make too and are very delicious in taste.  Dosas are a  very popular south indian breakfast dish.  Aval dosa is a different variation of dosa where aval/poha  is added to the

Coriander coconut chutney recipe – side dish for idlis/dosas

  Coriander coconut chutney is a mildly spicy, tasty and flavourful side dish for idlis, dosas, upma or any south indian snacks.  It is prepared with coriander leaves and coconut  as the main ingredients.  This chutney is a different variation of coconut chutney as adding coriander leaves gives a little freshness to the chutney.  Adding roasted gram dal gives

Ven pongal or khara pongal recipe – how to make ghee pongal recipe

Ven pongal or khara pongal is a popular dish in South Indian homes and is served as breakfast dish in Tamil Nadu. It is called as huggi in Karnataka. Ven pongal is a spicy variant made with rice, moong dal, black pepper, cumin seeds and cashew nuts. It is commonly prepared during pongal, a harvest

Moong dal sundal recipe – Navratri sundal recipes

Moong dal sundal or pasiparuppu sundal is a very easy and simple sundal recipe prepared with yellow moong dal.  It is also healthy due to protein rich moong dal used in the recipe.  Moong dal sundal can be made instantly and a perfect sundal recipe for Navratri festival.  This sundal recipe is not ony healthy