Rajma Masala (SouthIndian Style)

A SouthIndian coconut based masala along with this Rajma / Kidney beans makes it more healthy and flavorful. This rajma masala goes well as a Side dish for rice along with mild spiced gravy like Morkulambu / Buttermilk gravy, Tomato sambar, Sambar . Ingredients: Dry red Rajma – 100 gms Onion – 1 Tomato – 1 Curry leaves -1 sprig Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp … Continue reading Rajma Masala (SouthIndian Style)

Manathakkali Keerai Poriyal

Manathakkali keerai / BlackNightShade is a variety of spinach that is very effective in curing mouth and stomach ulcers. Though it has a slight bitter taste, its medicinal benefit overcomes it. This spinach has small berries which are also used in Indian cooking as sundried ‘Manathakkali vathal’ or as fresh ones in preparing curries. This stir fry can be had as a sidedish for rice … Continue reading Manathakkali Keerai Poriyal

Potato Podimas

Potato podimas is the mashed potato seasoned with SouthIndian spices. This podimas is one of the regular recipes in the wedding feast menu in our native place. They are simple to prepare and taste good. This recipe would be a favourite for one who doesn’t like much masalas. Potato podimas goes well with any spicy or tangy gravies with rice. It can also be served … Continue reading Potato Podimas

Drumstick Coconut Curry

Drumstick coconut curry is a simplest curry to prepare. Drumsticks are thin elongated fruits obtained from Moringa tree. They are tough on outside with fleshy pulp inside. You get a juicy flesh inside the drumsticks when cooked in flavoured coconut curry and it melts in the mouth.When eating the drumsticks, chew them, extract pulp while chewing, leaving the tough fibrous part. Drumsticks are loaded with … Continue reading Drumstick Coconut Curry

Moongdhal Kheer / Pasiparuppu Payasam

Sweets / Desserts has a significant place in Indian cuisine. Indians can never say no to desserts because it is hard to resist 😉 In South of India, kheer is called as Payasam. I made this during Tamil Puthandu (Tamil newyear) but posting it so late 😉 Moongdhal Kheer is a creamy pudding made with moongdhal and flavoured with cardamom. Adding jaggery for sweetener gives an unique flavour. … Continue reading Moongdhal Kheer / Pasiparuppu Payasam