methi aloo

Methi Aloo is a very popular traditional Indian dish. Methi is basically the fenugreek leaves and yes.. they taste bitter 🙂 but, no worries! Like the way we trick bittergaurd, we can follow the same with methi leaves too, to avoid the bitterness and still restore it’s flavor. It’s explained in the recipe method. The very common dish made with these leaves is Dal, in southern India. Unbeatable taste! And another good thing with Menthi kura Pappu(Dal with Fenugreek/Methi leaves) is, we need not compromise the bitterness too. We need not trick the bitterness of the leaves and don worry, the bitterness does not dominateRead More →

kothu_parotta

I guess all my Tamilian visitors and friends know this better than me… 🙂 “Kothu Parotta”.  Isn’t the name interesting???!! “Kothu Parotta” literally means minced parotta(roti) and happens to be a popular street food in Tamilnadu. I have tasted this few times in my childhood not even knowing it’s name. It’s a yummy snack and for those who love egg, you’ll love it. It can be a wonderful breakfast idea too. So, if you have any chapathi left overs, this is the best way to use them 🙂 Here the recipe goes..  Happy Cooking! Just a clear statement : I really don’t know the exact, traditionalRead More →

Tomato Dal

After a very frequent masala food or restaurant food, what would one love to eat and make the stomach feel satisfied plus happy??? Definitely Tomato Dal. This is definitely true for Andhrites(Southern Indians). Our daily food has Rice, and the best combination with warm rice is for sure any kind of Dal with ghee and some appadam(papad)/uppu mirapakayalu. Slurp! No dish can beat this combination. It’s such a pleasant, warm and satisfying meal. And it’s very simple to make. Follow the recipe and you’ll believe. Happy Cooking! Ingredients: 1 cup Kandi pappu/Tuvar Dal/Yellow Lentils 2 tomatoes medium – chopped into small pieces 1 medium sizedRead More →

coconut chutney

Coconut-Dalia chutney is a frequently made side dish for Dosas, Idlis, Upma varieties and few snacks. A pretty common, famous south indian side dish. It is a very simple and fast side dish that can be made with very few ingredients.  My hubby says.., and most of the south indians say.. there is nothing special about a Dosa, Idli or a Upma when not accompanied with this chutney 🙂 Here it is. Happy Cooking!!! Ingredients: 1 cup Dalia(Split-Roasted chana Dal / Putnalu) 1/2 cup grated Coconut 2 medium Green chillies(if they are very spicy, otherwise, 3) 1 tsp Cumin seeds/Jeera 3-4 medium length Tamarind flakesRead More →

sorakaya_cocogravy_curry

Found this fast, easy and tasty recipe while browsing some squash curry recipes. Wanted to try something different with this Indian squash other than the regular spice curries. I like the flavor of coconut in curries and thus, this recipe caught my attention. I am so sorry for not saving the original post’s address! 🙁 Have tried this a while before and it came out so well. This is a no-oil curry. Isn’t it interesting??? 🙂  It’s good if you can avoid oil in certain curries replacing it with some coconut. You won’t consume much oil that goes in the tempering and will just haveRead More →

Gasala Vankaya

Vankaya .. the ‘king’ of all vegetables as known!  Vankaya is one such vegetable which is no doubt loved by all for the delicious dishes it makes.  It’s very unfair to not talk about gutti vankaya curry(one among famous andhra recipes) when it comes to the king veggie vankaya 🙂 This famous traditional Indian recipe can be shown with lots of variations though! Gutti vankaya curry in the south is like similar to bagara baingan in the north Indian food.  Plenty varieties of stuffing can go into these 4 side slitted brinjals. Unlike the well-known peanut-garlic masala or lentils-onion masala, I am bringing out aRead More →