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…

Suzhiyam / Fried Sweet Dumplings !!


SUZHIYAM is one of the most popular diwali special recipe in South Indian Cuisine !! This recipe is my hubby’s most favorite. My Mother-in-law use to make this dish on every diwali feast. So this time it was on my do list. Suzhiyan or Seeyam or SUZHIYAM is a delicious sweet dish in which channa…

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…

Instant Vathal Kuzhambu !!


Vathal kuzhambu is an authentic dish in south Indian cuisine. This recipe is very simple, the meaning of vathal is sun dried vegetables cooked with tamarind extract & spices. It taste like tangy & sweet. The most common sun dried vegetables like sundakkai (Turkey berry), vendakkai (Okra / ladies finger), manathakkali (Black nightshades), brinjal /…

Dal Broccoli !!


Broccoli with dal is very simple & healthy dish, goes well with steamed rice, chapathi, idli, dosa, etc., It taste delicious too and always I got bored of eating broccoli by stir fry & salad. But this recipes gives a touch of Indian flavor & comfort food for me. I am really happy the way…

Spicy Vegetable Dum Biriyani / Vegetable Rice !!


Today’s recipe is a southern style spiced vegetable dum biriyani.  Its is an simple one pot meal, with colorful vegetables. Beetroot is my special ingredient in this recipe, it gives a very natural & bright red color to biriyani. I never prepared veg dum biriyani before, because am afraid that I may mash the vegetables. But…

Vathal Kuzhambu Powder


This recipe is the spice powder / gun powder for vathal kuzhambu. Vathal Kuzhambu is an authentic dish in south Indian cuisine. It taste like tangy & mild sweet stew. Vathal kuzhambu made with sun dried vegetables (vathal) cooked in tamarind sauce & spice powder. This spice powder can also be substitute to prepare sambar….