Author: ThePlentifulPlatter

CHUTTA KATHRIKA GOTSU

CHUTTA KATHRIKA GOTSU

Chutta Kathrika Gotsu is an unsung and undercooked dish in the world of South-Indian cuisine. Chutta Kathrika means fire-roasted brinjal/aubergine/eggplant and Gotsu means curry or gravy, typically a tangy one. In this case, the smokiness from the roasted brinjal is the real hero. The flavor 

KATHRIKA KARA KUZHAMBU

KATHRIKA KARA KUZHAMBU

A fiery dish made by roasting slit brinjal and cooking it in a flavorful gravy made of cumin, peppercorns, onion, tomato and coconut

ARACHUVITTA VATHALKUZHAMBU

ARACHUVITTA VATHALKUZHAMBU

Arcachuvitta Vathalkuzhambu is a spin on the classic dish, where instead of sambar powder, a freshly ground paste of coconut, red chillies and curry leaves lends the dish its delicious flavors and luscious texture. The seasoning of manathakkali (night black shade berries) lends depth and an additional layer of flavor.

LEMON-GINGER RASAM

LEMON-GINGER RASAM

An aromatic and delicious broth, this rasam is a celebration of the deep and sunny flavors of ginger and lemon. Ginger is brewed in water along with tomato, salt and turmeric, thickened with cooked toor dal, tempered with choice seasonings and finished off with a generous drizzle of lemon juice.

Chocolate-Peanut Truffles

Chocolate-Peanut Truffles

Think of these fudge balls aka Chocolate-Peanut Truffles as decadence in a matter of minutes. All it requires are 4 simple pantry ingredients and 15 minutes of your time.

TOMATO KURMA

TOMATO KURMA

Tomato Kurma’s a South-Indian dish, that is aromatic, bright and bursting with flavors. Onions and tomatoes are cooked to a pulp, brightened with dry spices and enriched with a paste composed of coconut, cashew, fennel seeds and more. This gravy will make for a perfect 

KUZHI PANIYARAM

KUZHI PANIYARAM

KUZHI PANIYARAM/PADDU/GOLIAPPA/YERIAPPA is a spherical-shaped classic South-Indian Tiffin item that is typically made using leftover idli or dosa batter and cooked in a “Paniyaram pan”, a griddle with several concave dents or Kuzhis (holes).

KADALA CURRY

KADALA CURRY

Kadala curry is a fiery and utterly delicious South-Indian side dish, that is served along with delicacies such as Puttu, Aapam and more. There are many ways to make this dish but irrespective of the version, the principle behind the dish is the same, and 

RED RICE PUTTU

RED RICE PUTTU

Red Rice Puttu is a delicious and wholesome power breakfast dish that is made by steaming layered washed, soaked and ground red rice and grated coconut in a mould.

MURUNGA KEERAI VARUMARISI ADAI (RICE PANCAKES WITH MORINGA LEAVES)

MURUNGA KEERAI VARUMARISI ADAI (RICE PANCAKES WITH MORINGA LEAVES)

Varumarisi Adai literally translates to pancakes made of just rice. Rice is soaked and ground into a smooth batter with a little water and salt. Murunga keerai or Moringa leaves is added and mixed well. The thick batter is then ladled onto a hot griddle and turned into delicious and nutritious Adai or pancakes.