Month: September 2020

Amma Inikki Ribbon Pakoda Pannina (Amma made Ribbon Pakoda today)

Amma Inikki Ribbon Pakoda Pannina (Amma made Ribbon Pakoda today)

It’s that time of the day when the morning hustle-bustle is ebbing away. I’ve just concluded the morning breakfast kadai (session), Meera and Arjun have finished their morning lessons and are enjoying a well-deserved break. Raghav’s fast at work. My morning cup of tea is 

QUICK CHOLE

QUICK CHOLE

Chole (n) : Chickpeas stewed in an aromatic tomato and onion gravy that’s been infused with choice spices. This recipe is a quick and simple way to make a delicious chole!

KEERAI MOLAGOOTAL

KEERAI MOLAGOOTAL

Keerai Molagootal is a classic Palakkad Iyer dish that is delicious, honest, and wholesome. It is an amalgam of coarsely pureed greens, toor dal (Tuvaram Paruppu), and coconut.

BEANS PORIYAL

BEANS PORIYAL

Poriyal or Poduthuval as we call it in my family is a dry side-dish made of vegetables. For this delicious beans poriyal, chopped beans are cooked in a little oil seasoned with mustard seeds and urad dal and it’s finished off with a sprinkling of coconut-green chilies- Jeeragam (Cumin seeds) blend.

A BATTER TALE

A BATTER TALE

WORD – MAAVU/BATTER MEANING – Fermented liquid matter composed primarily of a combination of Rice and Pulses PURPOSE backbone of a smooth functioning South Indian kitchen. Absence of Maavu/Batter in the refrigerator is downright frightening! Known to improve oxygen levels in the system. It is 

UPCYCLE YOUR OLD ROTI INTO A SCRAMBROTI

UPCYCLE YOUR OLD ROTI INTO A SCRAMBROTI

It’s dinner time. The honest roti and the saucy sabzi/curry are united together in holy matrimony in a gastronomic ceremony, only to be sacrificed at the altar of hungry mouths. Much like other popular food combo counterparts – dal-chawal, idli-sambar-chutney, puttu-kadalai etc theirs is a 

CARROT CHUTNEY

CARROT CHUTNEY

Carrot Chutney is a delicious and spicy combination of carrots, tomatoes, and coconut. It’s super simple to make and goes famously well with idlis, dosas, upma, and even bread. Give your coconut chutney a facelift too.

ARISI UPMA (SAVORY RICE PORRIDGE)

ARISI UPMA (SAVORY RICE PORRIDGE)

Arisi Upma’s yet another beautiful albeit lesser-known feather in the Iyer Samayal (SouthIndian) culinary hat. This hearty dish is made with pounded rice and lentils.

CARROT AND PINEAPPLE SALAD

CARROT AND PINEAPPLE SALAD

This 3-ingredient salad is about taking two naturally flavorful ingredients – Carrot and Pineapple and amplifying their amazing flavors by merely combining them along with some Coriander/Cilantro.There you have it!