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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 …

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

Orange skin kuzhambu

Almost everyone of us like to eat oranges because of its sweetness and the appealing colour. But we tend to throw away the skin and enjoy the inner stuff. Actually there are many nutrients in the skin. They are rich in vitamin C, fiber and the pigment helps in vision. So here is one recipe …

South Indian gravy

Arachuvitta Sambar

Arachuvitta sambar is the one that is made at home on a regular basis. This is everyone’s favourite at home. You can add any vegetables (Carrot, radish, potato, tomato, onion, avaraikkai).  I like it more when onion or tomato is added to it. They give the sambar a unique flavour. It can be mixed with …

South Indian gravy

Kerala Kadala curry

    Kadala curry is one of the famous recipes in Kerala. It is served with puttu or Aapam. It also goes well with rotis or chappathis. Usually we make ishtu or Coconut chutney as an accompaniment for Aapam. And my chithappa suggested me that Aapam also tastes best with kadala curry. So this time …

South Indian gravy

Gotsu

Gotsu is a side dish that goes well with Venpongal, and molagootal rice. Usually Amma  and Paati makes puli inji or some thogayal as an accompaniment for molagootal rice. I learnt this recipe from my perima(Mom’s sister). She made this as a side dish for Gujarat kichadi. It tasted good and I tried this at …

South Indian gravy

Ennai kathirikkai kozhambu

Brinjal/ eggplant is my all time favourite vegetable. I like to eat it in any form be it a  upperi, ennai kathirikkai, baingan bhartha or eggplant rice. But there is one person at my home who hates eggplant like anything – MY DAD.  He does’t even taste if the brinjal is added to the recipe. …

South Indian gravy

Mor Kootaan

Morkootaan or mor kuzhambu is one of my favourite recipes. It is one of the kerala recipes. You can make this with Chembu(Colocassia), Elavan(Ash gourd), Pooshani(White pumpkin), Urulai kizhangu (Potato), vazhaikaai (plantain). INGREDIENTS Buttermilk – 250 ml or 1 large glass Curry leaves – few Turmeric powder  -A pinch Salt – As required Vegetables (White …

Pachadi/Salad/Raitha South Indian gravy

Naarthangai(Citron) pachadi

This is a different recipe I learnt from my grand mom and my mom. I should thank my school teacher cum neighbour (Alphonsa miss and George uncle) for giving us meyer lemon(A variety of lemon) everytime it ripens in their house.  So with that my grandma started making salted meyer lemons out of it. It …

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