Black Gram Rice ~ Urad Dal Rice ~ Ulundu Sadam

Urad dal rice is a nutty, spicy and flavorful rice from Tamil cuisine. It is festive food, comfort food and also great for lunch boxes. The last rice dish for this week is black gram dal rice from cookbook Dakshin. I never tasted this rice before and do not know how it is suppose to […]

Green Beans Poriyal

I was going to post this recipe last Sunday but had to change my recipe in the last minute. Poriyal is a vegetable saute from South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Vegetable is sauteed with tempering ingredients, dry chilies and finished off with fresh grated coconut. In this poriyal, red chilies are used for spice […]

Thenghai Thayir Pachadi ~ Coconut Yogurt Pachadi

This is a quick and easy coconut chutney from Chandra Padmanabhan’s cookbook Dakshin – Vegetarian cuisine from South India. She listed this pachadi under salads but I think it would pair well with idli, pongal and upma. I made this pachadi to go with ven pongal as part of my Buffet on Table, month long […]

Coconut Chutney

For the last month mega blogging marathon (BM) we cooked a lot and many of us did not get to post all the recipes we cooked for the BM. For this month’s regular marathons, we decided to have ‘unused posts from Indian states’ as one of the themes to publish the recipes we never got […]

Peanuts Powder

For this weeks cooking from cookbooks challenge, I have an easy breezy flavorful podi/powder from Chandra Padmanabhan’s Dakshin, Vegetarian Cuisine from South India. With all the cooking I am doing for the upcoming mega blogging marathon next month, I did not want to cook anything elaborate for this event. I chose a quick and easy […]

Masala Vadai

For day two of the marathon, I picked toor dal and chana dal as my ingredients and made masala vada from the cookbook Dakshin, Vegetarian Cuisine from South by Chandra Padmanabhan. The ingredients that piqued my interest and attracted me to this recipe are combination of dals used to prepare this vada. Vada is a […]

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