Ribbon Pakoda (Pakodam)

Ribbon Pakoda or Pakodam is a traditional snack made using gram flour / chick pea flour. Very simple to make, crispy and it stays good for several days if stored … Continue Reading →

Idiyappam & Veg Stew (Kerala Breakfast)

This recipe is very close to my heart. It is one of the most popular breakfast items in Kerala and Tamilnadu. In Tamilnadu, Sevai is also very popular and some … Continue Reading →

Vegetable Vadai

Who doesn’t love these South Indian Doughnuts? This is another version of Vada or Vadai – with mixed vegetables and lentils. Try this instead of the usual Medhu Vada and … Continue Reading →

Chembu / Ulli Theeyal

Ulli Theeyal is a traditional Kerala dish and one of my personal favourites. In this recipe, I have added Chembu (Taro Root or Colocasia) along with Ulli (Shallots / ┬áChinna … Continue Reading →


Vadacurry is a Chettinad delicacy. We eat from Sangeetha Restaurant very often and this is one of the regular items that we order. My daughter likes it very much and … Continue Reading →

Podavalangai Poduthuval (Snake gourd side dish)

Snake gourd is a very tasty vegetable. It has many health benefits and is also considered good for detox. This side dish is great with Rice and Rasam. As it … Continue Reading →

Thaalu Curry (Colocasia stem curry)

Today’s dish is a very special one. Colocasia stem is called Thaalu in Malayalam. When I was a child, this used to be prepared at home every time my great … Continue Reading →

Coriander Thogaiyal / Kothamalli Thogayal

This simple recipe is a wonderful accompaniment for plain hot rice. When I am not in a mood to make any elaborate meal, this comes for rescue. The coriander flavour … Continue Reading →

Thiruvathira Puzhukku

Today is Thiruvathira and it is a special day for us, Keralites. It is believed that Godess Parvathy met Lord Shiva after her long penance on this day and Lord … Continue Reading →

Quinoa Brown Rice Adai

Adai or Ada Dosai is usually made with a mix of lentils and rice and it is very popular in South India. This can be served for breakfast and is … Continue Reading →