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!
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.
Cauliflower is trending, in every form possible ! The Indian cuisine is no stranger to this vegetable. This curry uses a spice blend commonly used in the Tamil-Kerala cuisines like black peppercorns, curry leaves, coconut oil, etc….simply delicious !! A must try recipe !
An Ishtu is a stew like, coconut milk based curry that is very popular in Kerala and South West Tamil Nadu. A very fragrant curry that makes for a great accompaniment for dosai,idli,idiyappam, aapam or simply some white rice.
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!
Another kurma/korma recipe that is easy to make, has a very unique flavor from the Soya Nuggets and is sheer meaty indulgence for vegan/vegetarian! The creaminess from coconut milk and slight tang from the tomatoes balance each other so well…a must try recipe !
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!
Bean burgers are very popular these days with the plant based diet homes. In a home like ours,it is a welcoming change to the routine curries we make from beans,legumes and lentils. This week’s Rajma Masala became a Vegan Bean Burger! Absolutely delish!
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.