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Mashed amaranth (Keerai masial)

Mashed amaranth (Keerai masial)

This is one of those super healthy dishes that still taste fantastic. It is very simple to make the recipe and your body will thank you...

Tellicherry black pepper and cumin rasam

Tellicherry black pepper and cumin rasam

Rasam, literally means pepper water is the originator of the famed mulligatawny soup, but that history is for another blog. Rasams are...

Curd rice or Thayyir sadam

Curd rice or Thayyir sadam

This is a very traditional dish from Tamil Nadu in South India. South India was historically one of the first places to cultivate rice,...

Rice pongal (Ven pongal)

Rice pongal (Ven pongal)

Pongal literally means "to bubble over or to overflow". This dish is made during the festival of Pongal (also celebrated in other parts...

South Indian cabbage poriyal, with peas

South Indian cabbage poriyal, with peas

I occasionally like reconfiguring a traditional recipes and turning them to something new, yet maintaining the old flavors. In this case...

Cabbage and Pea rava uppuma or Savory semolina with cabbage and peas. And some variations.

Cabbage and Pea rava uppuma or Savory semolina with cabbage and peas. And some variations.

I love uppuma, it has so many variations and flavors, something to suit every mood and season. This recipe is with cabbage and peas,...

Spicy gooseberry pickle

Spicy gooseberry pickle

I saw these beautiful fruit in the market and had to use them in a few recipes. Gooseberries are a tart, crunchy berry that is quite...

Potato song

Potato song

This is probably my favorite potato recipes. Soft potatoes cooked with chilies, tamarind and jaggery come together in a wonderful dish...