Tag: Gluten-free

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lemon Dal

Lemon Dal

JUMP TO RECIPE 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 […]

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 […]

Mango Avocado Salad with Chilli Lemon Dressing

A savoury fruit salad? Or wait is it a fruity savoury salad? Whatever you fancy, the Mango Avocado Salad will blow your mind. This summer salad is a beautiful balance of sweet, savoury, tangy and spicy. The season’s freshest produce come together, and work well as a side salad, a […]

Vegan Green Smoothie

I am the traditional toast-for-brekkie or Indian food kinda girl. Have been for several years. You wouldn’t have caught me having a smoothie for breakfast; anyone who’d try to sell me the concept of smoothies for breakfast would have a mocking remark about what a joke of a meal that […]

Spicy Fig, Strawberry and Feta Salad

The summer has ended Down Under and I am not just ready to let go of the season yet. Looks like the summer produce is not leaving either. My local fresh foods market had a beautiful stock of figs and strawberries. It was hard to give beautiful produce like that […]

Roasted Vegetable Salad with Herb Vinaigrette

While fresh, crisp salads are undoubtedly tasty, there is something about roasted vegetables in a salad that gets me all the time. Oven-roasting the vegetables brings out the earthiness and beautiful sweetness in the vegetables. The slightly charred corners of the sweet juicy vegetables are a thing to savour. Roasting […]