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Boondi, fried chickpea flour (besan) when combined with sugar syrup and made into rounds yummy ladoos are formed… One of the most famous traditional sweets in India is Ladoo, and is devoured by everyone during special occasions, festivals or on any day when there is a craving for sweets. This is one of the sweets that can be found in almost every sweet stores,...

Tomato and eggplant cooked in roasted coconut gravy, delicious vegetarian curry… Lately, I’ve been making a lot of vegetarian curries (Yes, using homegrown veggies) and having them with homemade chapati or rotis. I don’t seem to get bored of South Indian style vegetarian dishes. But my Man tend to always go behind non-vegetarian dishes and for that...

  SouthIndian Breakfast dish-Vegetable Upma or Semolina… One of the common breakfast dishes in South India is Upma, which is made with roasted semolina. Semolina is made by coarsely grinding the endosperm of durum wheat kernel. Hence, it’s not gluten free. In India, semolina is widely used for making a lot of savory and sweet dishes. My favorite desserts...

Oats Idli or steamed oats cake, by adding oats idlis got a healthy makeover… One of the popular South Indian veggie breakfasts is Idli. Traditionally, the idli batter is made by grinding soaked rice and urad dal which is then allowed to ferment overnight, the batter is then poured onto idli moulds and are steam cooked. It resembles to a soft and spongy round...

Rice flakes cooked in sweetened milk, a quick and easy to make dessert that will sweeten up your tastebuds… Lately, I’ve been having frequent sweet cravings. I’m just wondering, is it the changing season or is it my changing hormones??? Wish I could fall for the cravings and indulge in sweets every time I get the craving. In such situations, I try...

Tomatoes cooked in coconut and yogurt gravy, simple and comforting Kerala veggie dish… I’d already posted the recipes for making 4 types of pulissery: Pumpkin, Cucumber, Mango and Pineapple. Now, it’s obvious that pulissery can be made with so many ingredients. My most favorite among these is Mango pulissery, the sweetness from the ripe mangoes...

Green Dosa or Mung dal (green gram) crepes… A very healthy crepes or a variation to urad dal dosa. The batter is made with Mung dal and rice, while in Dosa urad dal is used instead of mung dal. For making this dosa, you don’t have to wait for the batter to ferment, grind the batter and make the crepes right away. This dosa is quite popular in Andhra pradesh,...

My favorite among ladoos, made with ground split dalias… One of the sweets that I used to have a lot as a kid was this Maladu. I would get this from the nearby store and would finish one whole packet which had about 8 ladoos in just one sitting. I love the taste of the ground split dalai and the smooth, melt into the mouth texture of this maladu. Split dalias...

Tomato chutney spread over Dosa, a perfect South Indian delicacy… I have a favorite tomato chutney recipe that I make quite often. While making dosa, I make sure to make the tomato chutney and spread it over the dosa and fold it. You don’t need anything else, the tomato chutney and the dosa together is so comforting and tastes so good. Recipe for making...

My most favorite tomato chutney… This chutney couldn’t get any better, it’s that perfect. I had this chutney at my aunt’s house many years ago and I fell for it right away. Since then, I’ve been making this chutney quite often. I haven’t tried any other tomato chutney recipes as I am so much in love with this one and haven’t...