Vazhakkai Podimas or Plantain pirattal is a simple south Indian style stir-fry prepared with raw bananas. This dish is slightly different from the usual vazhakkai curry or varuval, its more like banana hash, we at home call this dish vazhakkai puttu/podimas which goes well with sambar, rasam and yogurt rice.
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Cauliflower/Gobi 65 is one yummy dish which is usually a starter or tea time snack, constant order in restaurants for both veg and non-veg lovers. The recipe shared here was adapted from one of those Chef. Damodaran’s TV shows but modified to suit my style. This is one amazing dish which will have everyone . . . → Read More: Gobi 65
I love spinach and artichoke dip, especially served warm with tortilla chips or crusty bread. Its a crowd- pleaser and a go-to appetizer for large gatherings as you you can make this ahead of time and bake it just before serving. My version is slightly different from the usual, I use the white sauce . . . → Read More: Cheesy Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Simple coconut base gravy made with Bottle gourd/ Lauki .
Bottlegourd Curry / Sorakai Kurma / Sorakai Kuzhambu / kolambu / lauki / Dudhi / Anapakaya / Sorakaaya
Ingredients -1 1 small or (1 cup chopped) Bottle gourd 2 medium size Onion (finely chopped) 1 count Tomato 1″ inch Ginger crushed 3 cloves . . . → Read More: Suraikai Kuzhambu
Crispy and crunchy mouthwatering snack made with fresh spinach leaves.
Palak Pakora / Palak Bhajji / Spinach Pakora / Crispy Pakora / Pakoda / Keerai / Spinach Chat / Papdi
Ingredients 40 leaves Fresh Spinach leaves 1 cup Gram flour / Besan 2 tbsp Corn starch (White corn flour) 1/2 . . . → Read More: Spinach Pakora
White Pumpkin Halwa or Kasi Halwa is a sweet usually made during festivals and special occasions. Mostly all wedding engagements ceremonies will have this on the menu. This mouth watering halwa which is also called as “Kasi Halwa” is prepared with Winter melon / White Pumpkin / Ash Gourd / Donggua / Poosanikai , . . . → Read More: Pumpkin Halwa
Simple stuffed brinjal fry using store bought sambar powder.
Kathrikai Varuval / Baby Brinjal Fry / Eggplant / Kathirikkai Fry
Ingredients 10 Nos Baby Brinjals 2 Nos Onion (Finely Chopped) 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder 1 Tsp Red Chilli Powder 2 Tbsp Sambar Powder (I used . . . → Read More: Brinjal Fry
Simple Tindora stir-fry with gram flour. Tindora / Ivy Gourd / Gherkin is the most infamous of all veggies, poor thing! Somehow it has never been my favorite ,I usually hesitate to buy either considering it to be too boring or fearing the time involved in cutting. Like it takes forever! Well I don’t . . . → Read More: Tindora Stir Fry
Pan-fried brinjal slices with spicy curry powder. Club it with tempered yogurt rice or sambar sadham.
Vankaya Vepudu / Eggplant Roast / Eggplant Fry / Kathirikai fry / Kathrikai roast / Kathiri Varuval / Pan-fried Eggplant / Brinjal
Ingredients 2 nos Purple Brinjal 1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder 2 tsp Coriander powder 1/4 tsp . . . → Read More: Brinjal Roast