Month: January 2018

Couscous Burrito with an Indian Twist

Couscous Burrito with an Indian Twist

Recently, we were having burritos for dinner and I had this idea for a NONG (No Onion No Garlic) substitute for habanero sauce. This recipe comes from my own kitchen. A few days later, I tried to implement my idea and it has received a […]

Quick Vegetable Sabzi with Instant Gravy Sauce

Quick Vegetable Sabzi with Instant Gravy Sauce

I had shared the recipe for my Homemade Instant Gravy Sauce recently. Today, I’m going to show you how to make a quick sabzi for chapattis using this Sauce. If you’re one of those who feel it’s way easier to make chapattis than a sabzi, […]

Instant Gravy Sauce

Instant Gravy Sauce

Yo, you have to try this recipe! No, seriously, go ahead and try it. You’ll thank me later. This recipe will save you so much time and it’s one of my must haves in my kitchen! Read in Tamil   Ingredients: 1 cup – Homemade […]

Milagu Puliyodharai / Pepper Tamarind Rice

Milagu Puliyodharai / Pepper Tamarind Rice

Iyengar puliyodharai is something very special in our south Indian culture. Memories of having puliyodharai as prasadam at temples come flooding back at the mention of the dish. It is also traditionally prepared for many an Iyengar festivals. And as we celebrate Kanu tomorrow, I […]

Poli – 2 Varieties, 2 methods

Poli – 2 Varieties, 2 methods

It is a tradition in many households to prepare Poli (Obbattu/Holige) during the festival of Bogi or the previous day of Makara sankranthi.  Most of us find preparing Poli at home a tedious process but it actually is not so, or atleast, it need not […]

Pongal – Another way

Pongal – Another way

Get ready to wow your family and friends with this recipe. Whichever method of making Pongal you prefer, try this seasoning with it. You’ll be surprised how good it tastes!   Read in Tamil Ingredients: 1 bowl –cooked rice ¼ cup –Cooked Mung dal ½ […]

No Dal Vendhaya (Fenugreek) Pongal

No Dal Vendhaya (Fenugreek) Pongal

“There’s no Pongal without dal. And with dal, comes gastric troubles at absolutely no extra cost! So we’ve given up on Pongal altogether…!” If you’re one of those who feel this way, then this nutritious Fenugreek Pongal recipe is just what you need! Read in […]

Sweet Aval Pongal (No Rice, Less Ghee!)

Sweet Aval Pongal (No Rice, Less Ghee!)

If nothing else, just from the trend of posts on this blog you must be able to tell that Pongal festival is right around the corner! In that same line, here’s a recipe for Chakkarapongal made with aval. The most wonderful thing about this recipe […]

Chakkara Pongal

Chakkara Pongal

Marghazhi is just not complete if we only make Ven Pongal every day. Why don’t we see a few sweet variations to Pongal? First, in this recipe we’ll look at traditional Chakkara Pongal made with rice, dal and jaggery. Read in Tamil   Ingredients: ¾ […]

Quick Pongal

Quick Pongal

Yesterday, we saw how to make Pongal by cooking rice and dal simultaneously in a pressure cooker. But those who don’t have time for elaborate processes will like this recipe a lot. You can make Pongal with just the rice you had made for afternoon […]

Pongal

Pongal

‘Pongal’. The first thought that comes to my mind at the mention of the Tamil month Margazhi. The pleasures of waking up early and going to Perumal temple, enjoying the colorful kolams along the way and having a blessed Darshan at the temple right before […]