Gutti Vankaya Masala – Stuffed Baby Eggplant Curry

Gutti vankaya masala is a flavorful South Indian stuffed baby eggplant curry. Eggplants stuffed with peanuts, sesame seeds and coconut pairs well with steamed and flavored rice. What is stuffed eggplant curry? Baby eggplants stuffed with peanut sesame coconut spice mix and cooked in an onion tomato base. I usually make a drier version of […]

Vankaya Masala Koora ~ Sauteed Indian Eggplant

Vankaya Masala koora is a dry Indian eggplant curry. It is a delicious side dish for rice and Indian flatbread. Sautéed eggplant is jazzed up with peanuts and sesame seeds powder. Easy Dinner Dishes Rice and flat breads are staple in Indian cuisine and are served with side dishes. Quick and easy side dishes are […]

Tamata Chaaru ~ Tomato Rasam Recipe

Tamata chaaru is a spicy, light, flavorful South Indian soup. It is a side dish for steamed rice. Theme of the Week Theme for this week is meal time dishes and I picked one of the staple side dishes from South Indian cuisine. It is a simple and easy tamata chaaru and this is a […]

Methi Palak Dal ~ Vegan Indian Lentil Stew

Methi palak dal is a flavorful, vegan Indian lentil stew with fresh spinach and fenugreek. It pairs well with rice and Indian flat breads. Dazzling Dals from India Theme of the week is dazzling dals. The first two recipes are toor dal and pancheml dal. The last recipe is a South Indian green leaves dal. […]

Mysore Bonda ~ Black Gram Lentil Balls

Mysore bonda is a savory, crispy, spongy, deep fried snack made with urad dal. Theme of the Week The theme for this week is, is everything round a laddu? Well, yesterday I posted edible cookie dough shaped into round balls or in other words, fusion almond chocolate chip laddu. So today, lets try some savory […]

Zucchini Tomato Pachadi ~ Chutney

Zucchini tomato pachadi is a south Indian dip or chutney that goes well with dosa, idli and rice. It also tastes amazing as a spread on sandwiches and wraps. Jump to recipe or Pin It for later Theme for this week is chutneys, dips and spreads. Indian chutneys with vegetables are one of my favorite […]

Instant Pot OPOS Sakkarai Pongal

Instant pot OPOS sakkarai pongal is a one pot one shot way of preparing sakkarai pongal in instant pot. Sakkarai Pongal or chakkara pongal is a sweet rice moong dal porridge like preparation offered as prasadam to god in many South Indian temples. Jump to recipe or Pin It for later Pongal is a must […]

Radish Stir Fry ~ Mooli Stir Fry

Radish stir fry is a quick and easy Indian stir fry with hot Madras curry powder. Curry powder is optional and enhances the flavor of the stir fry. Substitute Madras curry powder with sambar powder or any other spice blend. Serve radish stir fry with steamed rice or any Indian flat breads such as roti […]

Instant Pot Pulihora Paste ~ Pulihora Pulusu

I recently bought an Instant Pot (IP) and instant pot pulihora paste / pulihora pulusu is my first instant pot recipe here. For those of you who are unfamiliar with instant pot, it is a brand that makes electric pressure cookers and my model is a pressure cooker, slow cooker and a yogurt maker as […]

Kakarakaya Pesaru Pappu Koora ~ Bitter Gourd Moong Dal Curry

Kakarakaya pesaru pappu koora is a curry with grated kakarakaya (bitter gourd) and pesaru pappu (moong dal). Bitter gourd, as the name suggests is a bitter vegetable and disliked by many. There are many ways to cook this vegetable to reduce the bitterness. One way is to marinate the vegetable with salt and then squeeze […]

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