Sambar powder

Sambar powder is a must for any  South Indian household. This powder can be used for preparing sambar and rasam also. Homemade sambar powder is easy to prepare and always gives better flavor and taste. Each household has got their own version of this powder. This recipe is prepared exactly how my mom prepares in…

Beetroot  Rasam

Tasty beetroot  rasam is prepared by beetroot puree and lemon juice. Cumin powder, pepper powder and coriander powder are added for additional flavor and taste.Coriander seeds and cumin seeds are believed  to reduce cholesterol levels in blood. Reduce the amount of green chilli, pepper and other spices to serve even to small kids. It goes…

Carrot Rasam

Very healthy, appetizing  and tasty carrot rasam is prepared by carrot pulp and lemon juice. Spices like cumin powder, pepper powder and coriander powder are added for additional flavor and taste. Reduce the amount of green chilli and pepper to serve even to small kids. It goes well with steamed rice or can be served…

Instant Uthappam

Instant uthappam is for all those who want to prepare uthappam, but do not have time to prepare dosa batter.  Onion Uthappam is a popular breakfast dish of South India. It is like a pancake prepared with Dosa batter and vegetables like onion, green chillies and tomato. Utthappam is served along with coconut chutney and…

Uthappam

Onion Uthappam or onion oothappam is a popular breakfast dish of south India. It is a pancake prepared with Dosa batter and topped with vegetables like onion, green chillies and tomato. Traditionally Uthappam is served along with coconut chutney (or any chutney) and sambar. As we have added green chillies and chopped vegetables, uthappam  can be…

Palakura Pappu (Spinach Dal)

Palakura Pappu or Palak dal is a  traditional south Indian dal prepared with lentils, spinach and green chillies. It is a healthy one pot curry prepared with 1 teaspoon of oil and in less than 20 minutes. Palak dal goes well with any Indian bread ,steamed rice or jeera rice. Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 15…

Medu  Vada

Medu Vada or Minapa Garelu  is a South Indian crispy deep-fried breakfast snack prepared with urad dal / split black gram batter, ginger and green chillies. It is usually served along with coconut chutney or Sambar. These fried vada can be soaked in yogurt to prepare Dahi  Vada. Preparation time: 15 minutes  Soaking time: 2…

Tomato Rice

Tomato rice or tomato bath is a South Indian rice prepared with lot of tomatoes, Basmati rice and red chillies. Kashmiri red chillies are best for this rice because of their color and mild flavor. To maintain tomato taste and flavor there is no need to use ginger garlic paste,turmeric,coriander powder or garam masala to…