#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

Indian Breads · Vegetarian Recipes

Aloo Matar Parathas

Paratha is an indian flat bread and is one of the staple foods of North India. Paratha means layers of cooked dough and is called by different names and prepared in different ways across the states of India. In South India, it is called parota/barota and is normally layered and made using maida/all-purpose flour. Stuffed… Continue reading Aloo Matar Parathas

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

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 

Vegetarian Recipes

Chocolate Oats kuzhi Paniyaram

A Modern and Healthy Twist to Kuzhi Paniyaram Kuzhi Paniyaram is a traditional South Indian dish that is very popular in Tamil Nadu. It is made by frying batter that is similar to an idly batter in a special cast-iron pan called paniyara chatti. Paniyara chatti/kal/pan has small fissures(kuzhi) that hold the batter. Nowadays, you… Continue reading Chocolate Oats kuzhi Paniyaram

Veg Starters/Snacks · Vegetarian Recipes

Paneer & Corn Tikki|Indian Cottage Cheese & Corn Patties

Paneer is a form of unripened cheese popular in India and other parts of South Asia. Also known as Indian Cottage Cheese, Paneer is an excellent source of protein and therefore an ideal replacement for meat for Vegetarians. Those who wish to lose weight must definitely include paneer in their diets as it keeps hunger pangs at… Continue reading Paneer & Corn Tikki|Indian Cottage Cheese & Corn Patties

Condiments/Dips · Vegetarian Recipes

Restaurant Style Coconut Chutney

Chutney is a most common and famous accompaniment of south indian delicacies like idli, dosa, vada/bonda etc.There are countless varities of chutneys.Coconut/white chutney is normally prepared by grinding coconut and green/red chillies together.The method of preparation varies from state to state. Chutney is prepared atleast twice a week in every south indian household.In Tamilnadu, there… Continue reading Restaurant Style Coconut Chutney

South Indian Breakfast · Vegetarian Recipes

Oats Idli

Healthy Oats idli/steamed savory cake Idli is a steamed savory cake made using a batter comprising rice and black lentils. The batter once prepared is left overnight during which it ferments and doubles in size.The idlis generally are cooked in a special idli cooker or in a pressure cooker where special idli moulds greased with oil holds… Continue reading Oats Idli

Condiments/Dips · Vegetarian Recipes

Chilli Garlic Sauce

Spicy dipping sauce for Momos Momos are generally served with a spicy chilli/garlic sauce. The ones you get in local stalls/kiosks are usually  diluted and watery. The spicy red sauce infused with rustic flavours of chillies, garlic and tomatoes compliment the moderately spiced Momos quite well. The recipe is adapted from smithakalluraya.com. I used dry… Continue reading Chilli Garlic Sauce