Spicy & Tangy Dal with Tomatoes / Tomato pappu !!


Tomato pappu is one of the mouth watering recipe in South Part of India. This is one of my favorite too. I love the tanginess & sweet of the tomatoes. This is really a very simple & easy dish, perfectly goes well with pappadam (Rice vadam) or pickles (Tomato pickle, Gongura pickle, Mint pickle, Andra…

Creamy Hummus with Home Made Tahini Sauce


Today’s recipe is one of the most famous & widely popular dip, Hummus, originated from Middle Eastern cuisine, it’s is the recipe with lots of healthy & nutritious benefits. This dip is mostly served with Pita bread (Middle eastern bread), vegetables, falafel (my favorite), vegetables, grilled chicken or meat. Hummus is the best recipe for…

Home Made Tahini / Sesame Paste


Tahini is the paste made from sesame seeds used in Middle Eastern’s Cuisine. Tahini is served as a dip on its own or as a major component of hummus. Tahini-based sauces are common in Middle Eastern restaurants as a side dish or as a garnish, usually including lemon juice, salt and garlic, and thinned with water. Tahini…

Seppan Kizhangu Varuval ( Taro / Arbi Fry )


Simple South Indian style Seppan kizhangu fry (Hindi- Arbi; English- Taro). Taro is native to Southern India and Southeast Asia. It is a starchy root vegetable. Boiling is the best way to cook this vegetable, so that it is easy to peel the skin & helps to cook fast. It is really tasty dish with curd/…

Indian Style Fried rice !!


Today’s recipe is Indian style vegetable fried rice. It is really simple & less time consuming recipe. This fried rice is very tasty even without the sauce … The best rice for fried is old cooked rice (leftover rice) or cooled rice. If u like to use old rice, follow this step – after adding…

Spicy & Easy South Indian Style Tomato Rice / Thakkali Satham !!


Tomato rice is one of my favorite recipe. It is most popular & simple rice dish in South India. This is a perfect comfort & best take out food. It taste like tangy & spicy. If you are not interested to add rice, don’t worry this tomato sauce goes well with chapathi, bread, idly, dosa…

Medu Vadai / Crispy Urad dal Vada !!!


Vadai is a savoury fritter-type snack from South India.  It is an important menu for every festivals & pooja. This medu vada is one of my favorite snack. There are many different varieties like sambar vada, dhai vada or thair vadai etc., I love to watch my mom while prepare vadas during festival but I never helped…

Cabbage, Potato, Tomato Dal / Kootu !!


Today’s recipe is the easy & simple spicy dal. This is the best accompaniment with steamed rice, idli, dosa, parathas, chappati etc., Vegetables can be an option as per wish. This dal / kootu is one of most important dish in south Indian cuisine, mostly the water content vegetable is best for kootu. The vegetables,…

Andhra Style Tomato Pickle / Chutney !!


Last wednesday, I bought two basket of wine tomatoes in our Farmer’s Market. Tomatoes were fully ripened, so I thought of pickled & store it for a while. Andhra style pickle is one of my favorite, during master’s degree many of my friends were from Andhra. They used to bring varieties of pickle, most of…

Potato, Cauliflower, Capsicum Masala !!


This recipe is the perfect side dish with the jeera rice. Vegetables can be added as per wish. It is a very simple side dish & also goes well with parathas, chappathi, idly, dosa, steamed rice etc. Ingredients: Oil – 1 tbsp Baby Potato – 4 nos. cut it into halves Cauliflower – 10 florets…