Month: September 2020

CREAMY POTATO SALAD

CREAMY POTATO SALAD

Cooked baby potatoes are tossed in a decadent and creamy dressing made up of sour cream, cider vinegar, honey, mustard, seasonings and finished with a flourish of cilantro. Perfect on a hot day, as a side dish or even as a meal by itself!

Ribbon Pakoda

Ribbon Pakoda

A crunchy snack, Ribbon pakodas are made using rice flour, gram flour and seasonings. They’re easy to make, delicious eat and have an addictive quality about them!

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!

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

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

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

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.