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“AMMA”ZING MAA LAADU

“AMMA”ZING MAA LAADU

Maa Laadu is a simple yet delightfuly satisfying laddu made out of Pottu Kadalai or Roasted Bengal gram dal flour, sugar, ghee, a touch of cradomom and a speck of cashews

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 

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.

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