Cauliflower Sambar

Cauliflower is low in fat, low in carbohydrates but high in dietary fiber,water, and vitamin C, possessing high nutritional density. Steaming or microwaving better preserves anticancer compounds than boiling. My husband indulges himself if I make this sambar and I don’t have to worry even if I have to buy a large flower 🙂 Ingredients:…

Poondu karuvapillai milagu kuzhambu

Poondu(garlic) karuvapillai(curry leaves) milagu(pepper) kuzhambu(gravy) is another tasty south Indian dish that is prepared and served when one is recovering from fever or when the weather is very cold or as a special diet for feeding mothers. The garlic, pepper and curry leaves have lots of medicinal values and aid in easy digestion and improved…

Pitlai

Pitlai is another tasty south Indian dish similar to sambar. We do not use sambar powder, instead prepare with ground spices and coconut. This dish tastes best when mixed with rice and eaten with papad(appalam). Many does not prefer Bitter gourd due to its taste even though it has excellent medicinal values.when bitter gourd is…

Vatral kuzhambu

This dish is an all-time favorite to the traditional Tamilian. This may be prepared with a whole slew of fresh vegetables or marinated and dried(vatral) vegetables. This dish tastes best when mixed with rice and eaten with papad (appalam). Vatral is prepared by soaking the vegetables like manathakkali(black-nighshade), sundakkai(turkey berry), kothavaranga(cluster beans) in buttermilk, salt…

Poondu(Garlic) Kuzhambu(Sambar)

Garlic has long been considered a herbal “wonder drug”, with a reputation in folklore for preventing everything from the common cold and flu to the Plague! My Father-In-Law believes that eating this dish keeps his body warm especially after his oil massage 🙂 Enjoy the taste and aroma of this dish. This is my entry…

Mor kuzhambu(yoghurt gravy)

The preparation of this dish is very easy and tasty when you keep all the ingredients ready. Typically, in south Indian homes, this dish will be prepared at least twice every month and the ideal combination for this kuzhambu would be paruppu usili. As the intake of coconut and dal is more, for easy digestion…

Vengaya(Onion)/Kathirikkai(Brinjal) Gothsu

Eggplant(Brinjal)/onions cooked in a tangy tamarind gravy spiced with both red and green chillies, goes well with Ven Pongal or even dosas / Idlis. Ingredients: Onions/Brinjal, Chopped 1 1/2 cup Tamarind, Lemon-sized, soaked in 1 cup warm water for 5 min, juice extracted 1 Refined Oil 3 tsp Mustard seeds 3/4 tsp Dry red chillies…