Dairy Free

Brinjal Masala

Brinjal Masala

JUMP TO RECIPE Brinjal Masala is a flavourful vegan and dairy free semi-dry curry. Pair this curry with hot rice, rotis or dosa for a finger licking good meal. Find step-by-step pictures to make this simple and yummy South Indian style eggplant/brinjal curry. Brinjal also known as eggplants, aubergines. Is […]

Onion Thogayal

Vengaya Thogayal

Vengaya Thogayal is a spicy and yummy onion chutney that can be served with rice, idly, dosa or chapati. This thogayal is very similar in taste to The Grand Sweets Onion Thokku. Find step-by-step pictures to make this delicious thogayal. Sweet, spicy, tangy and all-round amazing in taste is how […]

Vatha Kuzhambu

Manthakkali Vatha Kuzhambu

JUMP TO RECIPE Manthakkali Vatha Kuzhambu with step-by-step pictures. This is a classic kuzhambu recipe made with sundried black nightshade berries. This traditional vegan kuzhambu/curry recipe does not use garlic or onion, yet it is all flavour. It is a tangy, mildly sweet and spicy South Indian curry that pairs […]

Curry Leaves Podi

Curry Leaves Podi

JUMP TO RECIPE Curry Leaves Podi (karuvepilai podi) is a dry chutney powder, which is served with rice and idly/dosai. Find step-by-step pictures for this Curry Leaves Podi. The herb is the hero ingredient of the Curry Leaves Podi. Curry leaves are an integral part of Indian cuisine and even […]

Fresh Ash Gourd Juice

Ash Gourd Juice

Ash Gourd Juice is a refreshing, low-calorie drink that is inexpensive and easy to make. Loaded with vitamins and minerals, this drink is a powerhouse of nutrition. According to Wikipedia, Ash Gourd goes by quite a few names. Among the many, some common names include winter melon, wax melon, vellai […]

Coconut Chutney

Coconut Chutney

JUMP TO RECIPE Coconut Chutney is a classic South Indian condiment, which pairs wonderfully with idly/dosai/Adai and more. This simple chutney is easy to whip up, vegan and the best accompaniment for South Indian staple breakfasts and tiffin. Each person has their own style of making this classic recipe. Some […]

Mushroom & Capsicum Curry

Mushroom & Capsicum Curry

JUMP TO RECIPE This simple, mild and delicious Mushroom & Capsicum Curry is one of my favourite nutritious weeknight dinners. Mushrooms and capsicum are simmered in a creamy tomato-based vegan sauce and makes a delightful addition to your meals. The curry is LCFH/keto compliant and works just as well for […]

Tomato Mint Chutney

Tomato Mint Chutney

JUMP TO RECIPE Tomato Mint Chutney is a refreshing condiment for idlies and dosai. The simple chutney is vegan and can be made with Indian pantry staples. While a classic coconut chutney is incredible, I love variety for my tiffin. A regular tomato chutney just doesn’t cut it! This chutney […]

Puli Kuzhmabu

Puli Kuzhambu

JUMP TO RECIPE Puli Kuzhambu is a rustic, tangy tamarind-based South Indian curry served with hot steamed rice. South Indian cuisine’s contribution to the world is a bountiful variety of tamarind-based curry/broth/gravy among other thing. Some with lentils, and without, each unique and yummy. Each South Indian state has its […]

Ellu Podi

Ellu Podi

JUMP TO RECIPE Ellu podi (spiced sesame seeds powder) is delicious and aromatic dry chutney powder. I completely forgot its existence until my father spoke of it recently. The ellu podi holds a lot of special memories for me. It was a Saturday staple at home. For those who are […]

Minty Chatpata Peanuts

JUMP TO RECIPE A snack that is ready in less than 10 minutes? Yes, please! Inspired by the interesting, new finds in the grocery store is this Minty Chatpata Peanuts. I enjoy trips to the Indian grocery stores here in Sydney. While picking up my usual pantry refills, I look […]

Picture of Coconut Coriander Chutney for Idly Dosai

Kothamalli Chutney (Coriander Coconut Chutney)

South Indian tiffin is incomplete without the accompaniment of chutney(s). Chutneys with or without coconut is a usual feature in South Indian tiffins and breakfast dishes. It is amazing how a combination of simple ingredients elevate your meal to a whole new level. Coconut chutney especially for tiffin is a […]