Tag: South Indian Food

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 […]

Mushroom Pepper Curry

If you have been to the states of South India and had the pleasure of savouring food in the restaurants there, you would have then most certainly come across a menu item that involves pepper and mushroom in some combination. In most restaurants Mushroom Pepper Varuval/ Mushroom Pepper Fry is […]

Methi Dal

India’s diverse cuisine is a thing of wonder. It’s amazing how each state and region boasts of a cuisine that’s exquisite and full of history. From appetisers to desserts each cuisine will wow and leave you wanting more. Dal (Lentils) in some form of the other is one constant in […]

Peanut Chutney

Any south Indian tiffin is nearly incomplete without chutney. It amazes me how many varieties of chutnies there are to accompany the humble idly or dosai. Growing up in a Tamil household, we were always served some chutney or the other to accompany the humble idlies or dosais for breakfast/tiffin. […]

Tava Idlies (Pav bhaji-flavoured idlies)

When the South Indian favourite idlies and Mumbai’s famous pav bhaji meet, you get tava idlies. The star of the dish – the humble idlies are quite the powerhouse hiding inside a very soft and spongy exterior. It is low in fat, easy to digest and comes loaded with iron […]

Idly/Dosai Milagai Podi

Growing up in a home where people loved a spicy hit in their food, it was not very hard to train my tastebuds to like milagai podi. This lentil and spice blend was a common feature in my home. It was so loved that the podi was preferred over chutneys […]

Ragi Koozhu (Finger Millet Porridge)

This is a tasty soup combining three very nutritious veggies. Rich in iron, folate, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, minerals, this soup is a great way to include greens in your diet. This fortified soup is ideal for weight watchers and those looking to make a healthy addition to their diet. […]