I wish you all a very happy and a prosperous new year. Today I am going a share a traditional Udupi dessert called Hayagreeva Maddi. It is an authentic dessert prepared with Bengal gram dal, jaggery, and ghee. To put in simple words we can call it as Channa Dal Halwa. Learn how to make this simple recipe in instant pot and also on the stove top method. Jump to Recipe | Print Recipe
Get your daily dose of vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants with this fresh seasonal produce recipe. Sarson ka Saag is a famous Punjabi recipe prepared during winter with mustard greens. Sarson ka Saag with Makki ki roti is a favorite combo worldwide. Check out the detailed recipe with step-wise pictures below. Jump to Recipe Print Recipe
India is known for its biryani varieties. Today I am going to share a signature recipe of Andhra/Telangana. It’s the Ulava Charu Vegetable Biryani – a traditional and authentic recipe prepared with cooked horse gram water, vegetables and of course with exotic biryani spices. The highlight of this dish is that we use tamarind instead of yogurt and tomato and also we use curry leaves for this Biryani. Interesting huh? Read further to learn the recipe with step-wise pictures.
An authentic and a traditional Deepavali recipe – Okkarai prepared with channa dal, moong dal, jaggery, and ghee. It is like the sweet version of paruppu usili without any veggies. Read through the post and you will know why I call this as sweet paruppu usili. Check out the detailed stepwise okkarai recipe here.
It’s been awhile since I posted any Instant Pot recipes and traditional Indian recipes. So I today I decided to post the classic rasam recipe that I prepared in Instant Pot. Of yeah, instead of toor dal, I went with masoor dal. Here comes my Instant Pot Mint rasam with masoor dal. (I have included the pressure cooker method also in the recipe)
Today I am going to share an interesting recipe which is also my Mother-In laws signature recipe. We all know about Vazhai Poo (plantain flower) paruppu Usili, beans paruppu Usili, kothavarangai(cluster beans) paruppu Usili, cabbage usili and bell pepper usili. But today I am going to share Raw Tomato or Green Tomato Paruppu Usili or as we say in Tamil Thakkali Kai Paruppu Usili. The recipe is very similar to beans paruppu usili that I posted earlier. In my beans usili recipe, I shared how to steam the usili in Microwave and here I am going to share how to prepare the usili in the traditional way with green tomatoes.
Vallarai Keerai Kootu is a gravy prepared with moong dal and spinach(Indian Pennywort) with fresh ground coconut masala. This can be served as a rice accompaniment and also as a side for sambar and rasam rice. Vallarai is spinach variety popularly known as Gotu Kola and its botanical name is Centella Asiatica.
Arisi Paruppu sadam or the lentil rice is one of the popular recipes from the Kongu Nadu Region of Tamil Nadu. It’s a quick one pot meal prepared with rice which I replaced with little millet and toor dal. It’s a prefect weekday dinner or lunch box recipe which can be prepared easily. We love this with appalam or chips. But this can be served with pickle or raita or with your favorite veggie. This recipe is a complete meal by itself.
Vathal Kuzhambu – spicy and tangy and lip-smacking tamarind gravy prepared with sun dried fryums and it is one of the common recipes in Tamil Nadu households. It’s doesn’t require any vegetables, also no toor dal (you can add it for tempering though) which obviously means no pressure cooking and also no coconut. All you need is sundried fryums or vathals as we say in Tamil, tamarind juice, sambar powder and you can prepare this in a jiffy. I have already posted Manathakkali Vathal Kuzhambu and also Ariachu vitta Manathakkali Vathal Kuzhambu. Here is my third vathal Kuzhambu recipe with Karuvadaam.
Karuvadaam or Karuvadagam or Kuzhambu Vadaam is a popular recipe from Tamil Nadu which is nothing but sun dried fryums prepared with urad dal and black eyed peas (traditionally red black eyed peas or as we say kaaramani in Tamil is used. But I went with what I had in my pantry – white ones) Fried Karuvadagams are used as rice accompaniment but they go very well in Vathal Kuzhambu. Karuvadaam Vathal Kuzhambu and Sutta Appalam (roasted papad) is an awesome combination. (Karuvadaam Vathal Kuzhambu recipe coming tomorrow)