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South Indian gravy

Pavakkai Pitlai / Bittergourd Pitlai

Pavakkai Pitlai is a cherished recipe originating from the vibrant state of Kerala, India. This exquisite dish is crafted with toor dal (split pigeon peas), bitter gourd (Pavakkai), and a uniquely blended spice paste, setting it apart from its culinary cousin, Sambar. Despite their similar appearances, Pavakkai Pitlai boasts a distinct flavour profile, making it …

Chenai Erissery / Yam Curry
Poriyal/Kootu South Indian gravy

Chenai Erissery / Yam Curry

Chenai Erissery / Kerala style Yam Curry is a popular and traditional Kerala curry served in Vishu and Onam Sadhya. Chenai Erissery / Yam Curry is made with elephant foot yam, that is spiced with coconut paste and tempered with roasted coconut. This is my family recipe and it has a unique taste because of …

South Indian gravy

Tiffin / Idli Sambar

Tiffin / idli Sambar as the name denotes, it is always paired with tiffin recipes like Idli, Dosa, Vad, Pongal. According to me the best tiffin Sambar is sever in Annapurna Gowrishankar hotel, Coimbatore. Also the Chennai people love the Sambar in Saravana Bhavan hotel. There are so many varieties of Sambar that differs in …

South Indian gravy

Chinna Vengaya Vathakuzhambu

Vathakuzhambu is a famous and popular gravy from South that uses dried vathal like dried Manathakkali, dried sundakkai in the gravy. But we can also make this gravy without vathals. Instead we can use shallots and is called as Chinna Vengaya Vathakuzhambu. The tanginess of the tamarind and mild sweetness of the shallots makes this …

South Indian gravy

Murungai keerai molagootal

Murungai keerai Molagootal is a very healthy protein rich recipe made with dal and drumstick leaves along with some ground coconut masala. Molagootal is a distinctive Palakkad Iyers’ recipe. It is a combination of vegetables and lentils with coconut. In tamilnadu they make a slightly modified version and call it as a Porichakootu(Which I have …

South Indian gravy

Sundakkai Arachuvitta Vathakuzhambu

Sundakkai Arachuvitta Vathakuzhambu is made with pachai Sundakkai or fresh turkish berry. This is a Palakkad style vathakuzhambu with some ground masala. It looks like Sambar but the ingredients used to make the ground masala is ddifferent. Sundakkai is called as turkish berry in English and vathakuzhambu usully means the famous puli kuzhambu. To make …

Pachadi/Salad/Raitha South Indian gravy

Mambazha Pachadi / Sweet mango relish

Mambazha pachadi ia a seasonal and traditional recipe prepared during tamil varusha porappu /Chithirai kani and Vishu kani. This pachadi can be made with or without tamarind. I learnt this recipe from my paati. In my home, we mix it with hot rice and have it with papad. It tastes yum and is a popular …

Pachadi/Salad/Raitha South Indian gravy

Nellikai Arachukalakki

Arachukalakki is a distinctive dish of Palakkad Iyers.  Nellikai Arachukalakki as the name says, it has gooseberry in it. It has the unique taste of gooseberry and rich in vitamin C. You can also have this as a main course.  It is an easy recipe consisting of two steps – grinding and mixing. Hence the …

South Indian gravy

Aviyal / Avial

Aviyal / Avial is a dish that has a unique place in Kerala as well as Tamil Cuisine. It is a mixture of vegetables, curd, coconut, seasoned with coconut oil and curry leaves. This is one of the main dishes in Kerala’s vegetarian feast (Sadhya). It can be mixed with rice or can be served …

South Indian gravy

Kannamma perima’s Saadham masaal

Saadham masaal is one of the tastiest recipes I have eaten so far. This cannot be considered either as a sambar or as a North Indian gravy.  I got to know this recipe from my kannama perima. This is her MIL’s recipe. When perima came to my place she made this recipe and I loved …

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