Cooked rice tossed in an aromatic blend of shredded coconut, a classic south Indian tempering, added cashews for that extra crunch and flavor, makes for a great vegan, gluten free meal. Serve it with any curry of choice or a simple raita for a scrumptious meal!
Dried whole yellow peas, that are soake dovernight, cooked and then tossed in this absolutely delicious mix of coconut, chili and cilantro ……Pattaani Sundal…a vegan warm peas salad…delicious and nutritious !
Split Bengal Gram dal / Kadalai Paruppu / tossed in a tempering that is classic South indian, with the fragrance of coconut oil and freshly grated coconut makes for a delicious sundal/ warm salad!
A simple and delicious South Indian version of a dal. Chayote squash and yellow mung dal come together beautifully in this curry/dal and make for a great accompaniment for rice, roti or any carb of choice. Read on for variation in this recipe.
Ridge Gourd is a vegetable that is squash like in texture and easily absorbs flavors of the spices. This chutney uses spices typical to the Tamil Cuisine, but use any spices of choice and customize it to suit your taste!
Delicious deep fried fritter like goodness made from Urad dal / Bengal Gram that is airy, spongy, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside..just right to soak up all the goodness of the sambar..that is Sambar Vadai/Bonda!
Rasam is a thin,tangy, savory soup that South Indians eat with steamed rice pretty much throughout the year.With Autumn/Fall setting in slowly in this part of the world, soups and stews are showing up. So I am jumping on the soup wagon with this Tomato Soup Rasam….
Fresh green beans and split lentils come together beautifully in this Beans Paruppu usili, another Tamil cuisine recipe, another favorite and another delicious healthy dry kari from the heart of Thanjavur and beyond !
A sundal is a beans/lentils cooked and then tossed in a tempering mustard seeds,asafetida, grated coconut in coconut oil. Add the Kootu/Kari spice blend and elevate its taste! A simple and tasty protein fare for vegetarians.
A blend of spices unique to the Tanjore District of Tamil Nadu. One spice blend that is like the backbone of this particular cuisine, every family will have their ‘secret’ blend and this is ours ! Use it to make sambar,sundal,kootu,kari, etc. and enjoy !