Kosambari or Kosmalli as it is known in Tamil households, is a festival food and it’s typically made with yellow lentils and cucumber. In this colorful twist on the classic, beetroot, carrot, pomegranate and cilantro come together to give it a rainbow hue and a delicious depth of flavor.
When it comes to South-Indian Chutneys, the options are endless and here’s a yet another delicious variation using Capsicum or Green Bell Peppers. Capsicum, garlic tomatoes, coconut and cilantro come together to form a winning dish here. The incredible flavors are bolstered by the addition of cumin seeds, channa dal and urad dal. Serve it with idlis, dosas, upma, kozhattai or even as a dip of vadas or cutlets.
A healthier version of one of the most popular Indian breakfast dish, this delicious poha is made by combining the goodness of millet flakes and sprouted lentils with the flavors of onions, potatoes, herbs and spices.
This dosa or crepes is bursting with flavor and vitality. Millets are soaked overnight and ground along with tamarind, jaggery and choice spices such as coriander seeds and red chillies.
Keerai (green leafy vegetable) cooked in tamarind extract and thickened with a herbaceous paste made of mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, rice flour, green chilies and cilantro. A wholesome and delicious dish in a matter of minutes.
A delicious and simple preparation, this pickle is an amalgamation of raw mangoes, green chillies, aromatic spice mix composed of nigella seeds, fennel seeds, fenugreek seeds and mustard seeds, all brought together with mustard oil.
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).
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.