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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.

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.

MURUNGAI ILAI MOLAGOOTAL|DRUMSTICK LEAVES/MORINGA LEAVES STEW

MURUNGAI ILAI MOLAGOOTAL|DRUMSTICK LEAVES/MORINGA LEAVES STEW

Murungai Ilai/Drumstick leaves/Moringa leaves Molagootal is what healthy and wholesome dreams are made up of. The leaves are separated from the stem and cooked in a little water, turmeric, and salt, a handful of cooked toor-dal is added followed by a mixture of coconut ground along with a little roasted urad dal and red chillies and the deal is sealed with a flourish of mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves tempered in coconut oil.

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.

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!

OSAI ADANGATUM (LET THE SOUND EBB)

OSAI ADANGATUM (LET THE SOUND EBB)

Ghee/Nei/Clarified butter is to Indian cooking what butter is to French cooking. It’s not only good for you (when consumed in moderation) but also has the uncanny ability to elevate any dish from Meh to Yeah! My mother taught me how to make ghee with