Ridge gourd/Peerkangai Thuvaiyal

This dish is my all time favorite South Indian recipe. I learned this dish from my mother. The preparation cuts down my time in the kitchen, whenever I am bored to cook. This dish can be mixed with plain rice dotted with ghee or eaten along with Idli/Dosa/Chappathi. Ingredients: Ridge Gourd, peeled, sliced roughly –…

Lemon Rice

Lemon rice plays an important part of South Indian meal. The tangy rice prepared with lemon juice refreshes the palate and is very easy to prepare. Ingredients: Rice 1 cup Juice of lemons 2-3 Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp Refined oil 2 tsp Green Chillies, chopped 1-2 peanuts/cashew nuts to taste Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp Curry…

Ven Pongal

Ven Pongal is a popular dish in South Indian homes and is typically served as a breakfast. Ingredients: Rice 1 cup Split green gram(Moong Dal) 1/4 cup Refined oil 3 tsp Black Peppercorns 1 tsp Cumin(Jeera) 2 tsp Ginger 1″ piece, finely chopped Asafoetida(Hing) a pinch Cashew nuts split, fried in 1 tsp ghee 10-12…