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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.

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.

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.

ARISI UPMA KOZHAKATTAI|PIDI KOZHAKATTAI

ARISI UPMA KOZHAKATTAI|PIDI KOZHAKATTAI

Arisi Upma Kozhakkatai or Pidi Kozhakkatai is a lesser-known gem in the traditional South-Indian breakfast item arena. Pidi means to grasp or hold and so these are twice-cooked savory dumplings that are made up of rice, lentils and seasoning and hand-moulded into their oblong persona.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Happy New Year! Here’s a round-up of the culinary year (2020) that was! Have a wonderful year ahead. : )

“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