Indian Dishes

Puli Kuzhmabu

Puli Kuzhambu

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 own offering of […]

Lemon Dal

Lemon Dal

Lemon dal is a delicious, simple lentil-based dish that can be served with rice or rotis. The dish rocks my world on days when the heart wants a simple comfort meal or when I am super pressed for time yet desire a healthy something to eat. When in doubt, I […]

Ellu Podi

Ellu Podi

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 not familiar with […]

Coconut Ladoo with Almonds

Coconut Ladoos with Just 4 Ingredients

Now, who doesn’t love a fatafat sweet? I totes do! Coconut Ladoos with Just 4 Ingredients gets all the heart eyes. This super quick coconut ladoo is bombdiggity and I say so for a very solid reason. All of just 4 ingredients, hella yummy and literally no prep work, it […]

Adai with Milagai Podi, Oninon Coconut Chutney, Jaggery and Butter

Adai

Adai is a nutrient dense, protein-packed and overall healthy breakfast/tiffin. It is a savoury pancake that is a crustier and more wholesome version of its cousin dosai. Growing up, adai was one dish that I had a love-hate relationship with. I’d even go far as to say it was more […]

Minty Chatpata Peanuts

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 out for new […]

Thenga Podi

Thenga Podi

Thenga podi is a dry chutney powder and an absolute favourite in our home. This pantry staple is a life-saver on days when I can’t be bothered to make a proper meal or just when the family craves a simple dinner comprising podi, rice and some appalam. Thenga podi is […]

Onion Coconut Chutney

This chutney is inspired by the super delicious chutney served in Guest Hotel, Chennai. This small, old restaurant has been a family favourite for years. It’s one of our go-to eateries for breakfast. If I am being completely honest with you, they serve three delicious chutneys, which is the real […]

Paruppu Podi

I am all about the keeping the kitchen well-stocked with the pantry staples. My pantry shelves are adorned with a variety of ready-to-eat podis*, which are lifesavers during those lazy or sick days. If I am being absolutely honest, I could eat podi saadham in every meal! More than being […]