Sambar is one of the staple in most tamilian households, its like there is no other dish that can be so satisfying and hearty than this humble lentil soup. Here is a simple Madras style sambar that amma makes often with meen varuval on the side…. an awesome combo! Back home, sambar powder is not typically used for everyday sambar…
Cluster Beans, also known as Kothavarangai in Tamil, Gawar in Hindi, Goruchikkudu in Telugu is a very humble vegetable with many health benefits… its good for diabetes, great for heart, aids digestion, strengthen bones and also helps to regulate blood pressure. It is very common in South Indian homes and often prepared as a dry curry to go as a…
Egg Pepper Fry doesn’t need any introduction, as such its one such easy peasy recipe, its a regular at my home for lunch or dinner as a side for rice. Simple rasam sadam with this spicy egg fry is what i need at the end of a busy day…. usually the day when there is no big planning for lunch…
Here’s something hearty and healthy for these cold wintry days. Usually or mostly Black eyed peas makes us think of a sundal recipe or quick salad recipe. But they pair well with gravies too. They are real friendly with most common veggies like brinjal, bottlegourd and drumstick. Moreover you don’t have to break your head about pre-soaking overnight, these are softer dried peas and require just about 10 minutes of soaking time. Here’s a light version of kara kuzhambu recipe made with black eyed peas and drumstick which when accompanied by plain rice and appalam will complete a full course meal.
Kuzhambu / Kulambu / Kaaramani / Thatta Payir Kuzhambu / Kongu Samayal / Puli Kuzhambu
Long beans, are like any other beans except, its pod grow longer, about half a yard long and hence its also known as Yard long beans. They belong to the legume family (Cowpea / Blackeyedpea) and taste similar regular green beans but with less sweetness. Good when stir fried or steamed. Here's a simple stir fry version seasoned with Indian spices.
Normally a bunch might have about 50 to 60 beans, my recipe is for half of that. They can be refridgerated for 2 days but taste better when fresh and bright green.
Mixed vegetables flavoured in sour curd tempered in coconut oil. (Aviyal / Avial / Mixed Vegetable Curry)
Kurma is a spiced curry sauce, mild in flavour. The sauce can be made by using either yoghurt/curd or any cream made with nuts or coconut. It can be made with combination of vegies or any non-veg item. Using chicken in this preparation is very popular. Very good combination with parotta or chapati.