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Tomato Pappu (Dal) & Raw Plantain Curry – A south Indian meal

I have talked a lot about south Indian cuisine on this blog. But somehow I have never talked about our daily meals, the way they are served and eaten. A typical meal at our place includes rice, a lentil dish… Continue reading

Masala Dosa with Erra Karam (Crepes with potato filling)

Masala dosa may be the most famous dosa in the world! Crispy dosa with delicious potato curry, what’s not to love about this combo!! I just shared a recipe on how to make perfect dosa at home in my previous… Continue reading

Dosa (Rice & Lentil Crepes) – Back to basics

Idli & Dosa are the most quintessential south Indian breakfast choices. I hardly remember not having idli batter in the fridge in our house when I was growing up. I used to dislike Idlis as a child, but I loved… Continue reading

Bisibhele bhat – South Indian Lentils & Rice

Bisibhele bhat or Bisibele huli anna is a south Indian dish, made with red lentils, vegetables, rice and a flavorful mix of spices. ‘Bisi means ‘hot’, ‘bhale’ means ‘a mixture of lentils and veggies’ and ‘bhat’ means ‘rice’. This rice… Continue reading

Kathirikkai Kara Kozhambu – Eggplant in Spicy Tamarind Gravy

Kara Kozhambu is very typical of Tamil Nadu, mainly from around the Chettinad area. ‘Kara’ means spicy and ‘Kozhambu’ means gravy. And the most famous kara kozhambu is made using eggplants or ‘Kathirikai’. Usually we use the small tender brinjals… Continue reading

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