No Need of Onions!!! · Sambar / Rasam / Kuzhambu Varieties.

Sutta Appalam Inji Kuzhambu. ( Fire roasted Appalam cooked in Ginger Tamarind Gravy).

Every morning when its time to decide the day`s menu, I promise you I really get stumped. It`s the same story everyday….I decide on Vazhakkai Podimas and then to my dismay realise that I am out of Dhania for the spice powder. Then I think why not Pavakkai Pitlae, but the pavakkai is in a… Continue reading Sutta Appalam Inji Kuzhambu. ( Fire roasted Appalam cooked in Ginger Tamarind Gravy).

No Need of Onions!!! · Side Dishes for Rotis/Dosas/ Naan.

Quick N Tangy Tomato Ginger Gravy.

This is a quick side dish for Venn Pongal /Vada/ Chappathi/Dosa /Puris  and Idlis. It`s pretty much easy and simple to make but vrey delicious and appetising. I remember one time when my mami made this for Pongal. We simply lapped it up!!! Yeah…its that good!!! INGREDIENTS: 4 Big Slicing Tomatoes or Tomatoes on the… Continue reading Quick N Tangy Tomato Ginger Gravy.

Festivals & Significance · Naivedhyams/ Festival Offerings.

Significance of Ram Navami & Offerings – Sweet Panagam.

Panagam. The festival of Sri Rama Navami marks the birthday celebrations of Lord Rama, an incarnate of Lord Vishnu. The main significance behind the celebration of this festival is that the character of Lord Rama signifies an ideal son, an upright husband, a righteous King, and a loving brother and even an ideal man, someone… Continue reading Significance of Ram Navami & Offerings – Sweet Panagam.

Chutneys / Thogayals & Podis. · Kerala / Palakkad Recipes.

Inji Pulikachal ( Ginger and Green chillis simmered in tamarind gravy)

One of the most staple preparations at home, when I was a little, was the Molagootal. It`s the kerala preparation of the “kootu”….only its not a side.It`s our substitute for sambar or kuzhambu. The molagootal is a slightly bland broth and so we have spicy tangy options to go with it. One such side is… Continue reading Inji Pulikachal ( Ginger and Green chillis simmered in tamarind gravy)