Vegan Friendly

Poondu Chutney

 JUMP TO RECIPE Poondu chutney/Lasoon Chutney/ Garlic Chutney for idly/dosai with detailed step-by-step photos and recipe. If it wasn’t already evident from the gorgeous red colour in the picture, this sharp-flavoured chutney is not for the faint-hearted. The base of this South Indian chutney is garlic and chillies. The chutney […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

Adai

JUMP TO RECIPE 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]