Cilantro Chutney / Coriander Leaves Chutney / Kothamalli Chutney

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Malli Chutney: Ingredients: Coconut 1/2 shell Cilantro leaves 1 bunch Green chilies 1-3 Salt Ginger 1″ Oil for tempering Mustard seeds 1/4 spoon Cumin seeds 1/4 spoon Asafoetida 1/4 spoon Urad dal 1 spoon Curry leaves few. Method: Heat oil in a pan, toast the chilies, ginger, coconut and cilantro leaves briefly. And wet-grind the [...]

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Stuffed Aubergine / Gutti Vangaya – Andhra Special

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Stuufed Eggplants: Stuffed Brinjal. Stuffed Baingan. Karhirikkai Nirachadhu. Sometimes, I feel awkward to post my regular cooking!!! I know its not blog-worthy:( But you see, when you live in a new nation…things are not the same! Spotting native stuff happens only after some time consuming travel(atleast in my place). And of course its very fascinating [...]

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Stuffed Tinda / Gutti Dondakaya – Andhra Special

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Stuffed Kovaikkai:(Andhra Special) Kovakka Nirachadhu. Gutti Dondakaya. Stuffed Tinda. Stuffed Tindora. Bharwa Tindora. My Mommy never bought nor prepared Tinda at home. As a child never saw this vegetable. My whole life was from hostel to hostel and mess to mess. I sometimes really missed how the food tastes at home:( When I was in [...]

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Somas / Kajjikayalu / Karanji – Andhra Special Sweet

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Somas: (Andhra Special) Khujhiyas. Ghugras. Somas. Kajjikayalu. Karanji. Somasi. Sweet Samosa Ingredients: Oil for deep frying. For The Dough: All Purpose flour 1 cupSemolina 1/4 cupSalt 1 pinchBaking soda 1 pinchGhee few spoons For The Filling: Poppy seeds 1/4 cupGrated dry coconut 1/4 cupPowdered sugar 1/4 cupCardamom 6 crushed. Method: Knead a smooth dough using [...]

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Mixed Vegetables Stir-Fry – Flavors of Coconut Oil

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Carrot-Beans-Cabbage Poriyal: Though I never liked any of the hostel’s mess food,(I lived in)…but somehow, I unconditionally fix some of their recipes I managed upon. This aint a fancy menu, kind of fix recipe while cleaning the pantry. Here is a recipe for your leftover stuff: Just toss some of your favorite vegetables, temper them [...]

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Shrimps in Spicy Curry – Simply Irresistable

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Prawn Pepper Curry:(Typically Southern Style) Iral Milagu Kuzhambu. Shrimps Pepper Curry. Ingredients: Shrimps 1/2 kiloSaltTurmericChili powderCurry leavesCilantroOil Wet Grind These: Ginger 1″Garlic 2 clovesOnion 1 large Tomatoes 2 Toast and Powder These: Fennel seedsCoriander seedsPeppercornsCumin seedsPoppy seedsDry coconut Method: In a wide wok, heat oil. Add the wet-ground paste and fry real good, until oil [...]

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Layered Vada Korma – Kovai Special

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Stuffed Vada Curry:(Coimbatore Special) Layered Vadai Kuzhambu. Stuffed Vada Kurma. Ingredients: For Vadai: Thoor dal 1/2 cupChana dal 1/2 cupSaltFennel seeds 1 spoonGinger 1″Garlic 1 cloveDry red chilies 5 No Oil – I steamed them, if you prefer frying…I have no objection:) For Stuffing: Finely chopped onionsCilantro leaves choppedGrated fresh coconut For Curry: Cloves 3Cinnamon [...]

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Kadappa/ Urulaikizhangu Kurma Kuzhambu – A Lost Family Recipe

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Korma + Dhall = Kadappa:(Tamil Nadu Style) Moong Dal Korma. Mung Dal Kurma. Kadappa Chutney Kadapa/Cadappa Kuruma Kuzhambu. Kadappa Kuzhambu. Kadappa Curry. Tanjore Kadappa. Mayavaram Kadappa. Dedicating this recipe to my Late. AuntieThis is one of the long lost recipe in my family. My Dad used to rave about his childhood food ‘Urulai Kizhangu Kuruma [...]

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Nilgiri Egg Korma – Eggs in Herbs based Curry

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Eggs in Mint based Curry: Nilgiri Eggs. Eggs Neelgiri. Mutta Pudhina Curry. Nilgiri Egg Korma Ingredients: Hard boiled eggs 4Curry leaves 2 twigsCloves 5Cinnamon sticks 2Green cardamom 6-7 pods crushedBay leaves fresh 2-3 leavesStar anise 1 Fennel seeds 2 spoonsGreen chilies 6-8 gratedOnion 1 large gratedGinger 2″ minced/pasteGarlic 4-6 cloves minced/pasteTomato 1 large chopped/pureeSaltTurmeric 1/4 [...]

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Rich & Creamy Potato-Garbanzos-Spinach Curry

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Potato-Garbanzos-Spinach Curry: Alu-Chana-Palak Ka Curry. Alu-Palak Malai Curry. Going on Veg Fast Nothing much to rant today…another healthy saathvic food. Am on veg-fast for the past couple of months. Trust me, many of my friends are happy to eat herbs and greens these days. Some of my classes are exclusively based on lentils and concoctions. [...]

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