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OMELETTE CURRY RECIPE | CHETTINAD EGG CURRY

Omelette Curry Recipe: Every dish has a story - of how it came about and subsequently developed. It is usually an innovation due to the availability or lack of availability of ingredients, or experimentation by trial and error by some good soul with an unconventional mind, stumbling upon a recipe that gains popularity over the years. Often, disparate cultural influences find their way into one pot, making for delicious results. Omelette curry...

Slow-cooked Karnataka pork curry

Karnataka has lots of amazing food, but this curry is one of those dishes that people outside the region hear about. Maybe because India has so few pork curries…or maybe because it is that good INGREDIENTS 2cm piece (10g) ginger, chopped8 garlic cloves, chopped1 tomato, quartered1/4 cup (60ml) sunflower oil1/2 tsp brown mustard seeds15 fresh curry leaves2 onions, finely chopped1-3 green chillies, stalks removed, pierced with a knife1 tsp...

Andhra Style Peanut Chutney

 I believe that a tasty side dish can easily make any simple meal interesting. Don’t you agree? Weekdays, when work is just revolving around my head, I usually make only one sabzi or dal for lunch, because where do we have time to make that big meal. Right? So in every south Indian house there some kind of chutney as a side dish, Like in Mumbai or any city we have salads or raitas or some kind of papads And today I will share Andhra Style...

Onion Rava Masala Dosa

Dosa is a popular South Indian dish which we all love so much because of its versatility. While preparing dosa, the culinary possibilities are endless. One of the many varieties of dosa that we love is Onion rava masala dosa. It is another delicious variety of dosa that can be easily made at home. For making this recipe, you will require rava, rice flour, onion and spices to bring the delectable flavor in the hot and crispy Dosas. Prepare the...

Thengai Payasam ( coconut Kheer)

Thengai Payasam is a coconut-based dish that is quite popular during South Indian festivals. It is a perfect dessert for the auspicious occasion of Puthandu, which is the Tamil New Year. Made with rice, milk, water, jaggery, coconut and roasted cashews, this tempting dessert can be prepared in just 30 minutes. You can replace the amount of water used in the dish with milk to give it more richness. Add some more nuts of your choice to give an...

Coconut Dosa

Popular in Kerala, Karnataka and in parts of Tamil Nadu, this dosa is served as a breakfast dish with chutney and sambar. Since urad dal is not added, Dosai will be very soft and fluffy. Ingredients: Coconut – 2 cups, gratedRaw Rice – 200 gmsOil as requiredSalt as per tasteJeera – 1 tsp (optional) Method: Soak the rice for 60 minutes.Drain well and grind to a smooth batter.Add salt, jeera and grated coconut.Mix well.Keep aside for 15 to...

Drumstick Flowers Stir Fry

Ingredients 75 gms drumstick flowers1 medium sized onion - chopped2 green chilies - chopped1 medium sized tomato - chopped1/2 tsp turmeric powdersalt to taste1/4 tsp cumin powder / jeera1 tsp mustard seeds1 tsp oil Instructions Please check the instructions below. How to make Drumstick Flowers Poriyal Wash flowers and keep aside. Heat oil in a pan or kadai. Temper mustard seeds and 1...

Muragai Keerai Leaves Poriyal (Drumstick Leaves)

Drumstick leaves or Moringa as its called in the western world has been used for centuries as folk medicine in India. In Ayurvedic traditional medicine, the leaves are believed to affect blood pressure and glucose levels. The leaves are the most nutritious part of the plant, being a significant source of B vitamins, vitamin C, manganese, and protein, among other essential nutrients. We consume a lot of drumstick and its leaves in South India....

Methi Chana Stir fry

Methi leaves turn out to be such a tasty green if cooked properly. Its my husbands favorite. We can never have enough of methi. Not to forget that its one of the healthiest greens around. The addition of chickpeas / chana adds for a very satisfying bite. Here is how to do it. INGREDIENTS 200 grams  (about 2 cups) Vendhaya Keerai / Methi Leaves1.5 teaspoon Peanut Oil1/4 teaspoon Mustard Seeds1 teaspoon Urad...

Carrot Poriyal

South Indian Style Carrot Poriyal stir-fry makes a perfect side dish for lunch. Its a very simple recipe that’s very delicious and its super packed with nutrition. Its very tasty. Carrots are steamed and a tempering added to it for the finish. We add fresh shredded coconut at the end. It is optional. If you do not want to add coconut, you can leave it. Here is how to do an awesome South Indian Style Carrot Poriyal. INGREDIENTS 400...

Udupi Rasam Powder

INGREDIENTS 50 grams Byadagi chillies ( 1 cup ) 5 sprigs curry leaves 1 tablespoon turmeric powder 1 tablespoon asafoetida (hing)3 tablespoon coriander seeds 1 tablespoon black pepper1 tablespoon cumin seeds1 tablespoon mustard seeds 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds INSTRUCTIONS Take a pan and heat a teaspoon of coconut oil. Add in the Byadagi chillies and roast in a low flame until very aromatic and the chillies slightly puff up. Remove...

Idli Podi – Milagai Podi (Gun powder for Idli and dosa)

Idli milagai podi means comfort food in TamilNadu/kerala. It is the best lunch box friendly food our moms knew those days. Slightly crunchy and spicy, idli is the perfect vehicle for podi. So our house had gallons of idli podi at all times of the year. This is a very easy recipe to do. Hope you like it. There are countless types of idli milagai podi one can make and this is the most popular one that’s made with roasted lentils. INGREDIENTS 3...

Medu Wada

Crispy, fluffy and delicious vada that goes very well with coconut chutney or sambar. These urad dal vada are also known as Garelu in Andhra, Uzhunnu Vada in Kerala and Medhu Vadai in Tamil Nadu. These doughnuts shaped fritters are made with black gram, herbs, coconut and spices. Even though the main ingredient is urad dal (black gram) but the herbs and spices can vary. You can also add vegetables like onions or grated carrots or grated...

Keerai vadai

Keerai vadai, a crispy savory South Indian snack, made with black gram dal, greens and chilies that’s served with coconut chutney Ingredients   Urad dal 1 1/2 cups, soak in water for 2 to 3 hours  Onion 1, medium, finely chopped  Spinach 1/3 cup, chopped and packed OR amaranth leaves/thotakura  Fresh coriander leaves 1/3 cup, chopped and packed  Fresh mint leaves 1/3,...

Neer Dosa-Andhra Style

Ingredients   Raw rice 1 1/2 cups (you can use Sona Masuri)  Fresh coconut 2 tbsps, grated (optional)  Salt to taste  Oil to grease pan Method for making Neer Dosa Recipe Wash and soak rice for at least 3-4 hours.Drain the water and grind the rice along with the grated coconut to a fine paste adding water as required. The batter has be like a flowing liquid (the consistency of water) and must be...