Veg Curries/Gravies

Paruppu urandai kuzhambu| Lentil Dumplings Curry

Paruppu urandai kuzhambu or urundai kuzhambu is a very popular dish in Tamil Nadu and is most commonly prepared during special occasions or festivals. Steamed Lentil dumplings are cooked in a onion-tomato and coconut based gravy. It can also be called as South Indian style kofta curry. It is a lengthy process but is very… Continue reading Paruppu urandai kuzhambu| Lentil Dumplings Curry

Pressure Cooker Baking · Uncategorized

Eggless Ragi Chocolate Cake| Finger Millet Chocolate Cake

Earlier today while customizing my blog, I realised that its been more than a month since i baked. I wanted to try something new and healthy. Just then, i realised that i had some ragi/finger millet flour left over. I remembered being told by one of my friends that chocolate cake made with ragi tastes… Continue reading Eggless Ragi Chocolate Cake| Finger Millet Chocolate Cake

#onam · Veg Curries/Gravies · Vegetarian Recipes

Pineapple Pulissery | Pineapple in Yogurt Curry

Onam posts of fellow bloggers tempted me to try pineapple pulissery. The last time i had pulissery (maambazha pulissery) was around 14 years back at one of my grandmother's place at Aluva, Kerala. So, i was very excited to make one. Pulisssery, also known as moru curry or morkozhambu is an authentic Kerala dish made… Continue reading Pineapple Pulissery | Pineapple in Yogurt Curry

Desserts & Sweets · Vinayaka Chathurthi

Modagam|Poorana Kozhukattai|Sweet dumplings

Poorana kozhukattai or modak is lord ganesha's favourite and it is one of the main and mandatory offerings on vinayaka chathurthi. Poorna kozhukattai is nothing but steamed dumplings stuffed with coconut-jaggery filling. The pooranam/filling varies from household to household and are also made using moong dal, chana dal etc. Compared to other variants, this kozhukattai… Continue reading Modagam|Poorana Kozhukattai|Sweet dumplings

Desserts & Sweets · Vinayaka Chathurthi

Vella Pidi Kozhukattai|Steamed sweet dumplings

"Pidi" in tamil means "To catch/hold". And vellam means jaggery. So, as the name implies this is a sweet kozhukattai that is made by holding the dough between your palm and fingers.This is an easy to make sweet kozhukattai that can be made quite effortlessly unlike poorana kozhukattai(stuffed dumplings). I'm a big fan of pidi… Continue reading Vella Pidi Kozhukattai|Steamed sweet dumplings

Vegetarian Recipes · Vinayaka Chathurthi

Kaara Kozhukattai|Savory dumplings

Wishing everyone a very happy vinayaka/ganesh chathurthi. Back to back weddings and ganesh chathurthi kept me occupied the past two days. Initially, I had planned to make 5 types of kozhukattais. But, didn't have enough time to make them. You know how hectic indian festivals can be. So i made 3 types of kozhukattais. Two… Continue reading Kaara Kozhukattai|Savory dumplings

Desserts & Sweets · diwali

Instant Doodh(Milk) Peda

Instant doodh peda? Yes, you read that right. Doodh peda as the name implies is made from milk. Traditionally, it is made from evaporated/reduced milk. It involves stirring the milk on low flame for a long time until it thickens. The process sure is tedious and time-consuming. So, here I propose a cheat/short cut of… Continue reading Instant Doodh(Milk) Peda

Gokulashtami · Vegetarian Recipes

Milagu(Pepper) Thattai

Thattai is one among the most famous south indian savory snack items. It is a deep-fried snack made from rice flour and is truly one of the yummiest south indian snacks. It is commonly prepared during gokulashtami/krishna jayanthi. I have been wanting to try making south indian snacks for quite a long time. With Krishna… Continue reading Milagu(Pepper) Thattai