Vegan

Masala Vada/ Lentil Fritters

Masala Vada/ Lentil Fritters

Ingredients 1 cup Channa dal/ Split Bengal Gram 1/4 tsp Fennel seeds 1  large Onion (finely chopped) 2 tbsp Rice flour 1/2 inch Ginger (finely chopped) 1 Green chilli (finely chopped) 1 sprig of Curry leaves 2 tbsps Corriander leaves (finely chopped) A pinch of Asafetida […]

Thenga Chamanthi/ Coconut Chutney

Thenga Chamanthi/ Coconut Chutney

Ingredients 1 cup Grated Coconut 3-4 Shallots (sliced) 6 Dry red chillies  Tamarind (Gooseberry sized) 1 inch Ginger  3-5 Curry leaves Salt to taste 2 tsps Coconut oil Method Heat oil in a pan, add shallots, dry red chillies, ginger and curry leaves. Fry for 2-3 […]

Idiyappam/ String Hoppers

Idiyappam/ String Hoppers

  Idiyappam also known as Nool Puttu or String Hoppers is a traditional South Indian dish made of rice flour, and is a very healthy breakfast as it is steamed cooked. I remember it used to be an all time favourite recipe at home. I used […]

Spinach and Coconut Stir Fry/ Cheera Thoran

Spinach and Coconut Stir Fry/ Cheera Thoran

Ingredients 2 cups Spinach 1/2 cup Grated coconut 1/4 cup Shallots (sliced) 2 Green chillies (slit) 2 pods Garlic (finely chopped) 1 sprig of Curry leaves 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds Turmeric powder Salt to taste 2 tsp Coconut oil Method Heat […]

Tomato and Chana Dal Chutney

Tomato and Chana Dal Chutney

Ingredients 1 Tomato (chopped) 1 Onion (chopped) 4 Red Chilies 1 tbsp Grated Coconut 1/4 tsp Asafoetida Salt to taste 2 tsp Oil To Temper 1 tbsp Oil 3/4 tsp Mustard seeds 1 tsp Urad Dal 1 sprig Curry Leaves Method Heat a pan, add […]

Neer Dosa

Neer Dosa

  Ingredients 1 1/2 cup White rice 3 tbsp Grated Coconut 2 to 2.5 cups Water (or as required) Salt to taste Oil to grease the pan Method Wash and soak the rice in water for 3-4 hours. The longer you soak the rice, softer the Dosas […]

Mutta Kuzhalappam/ Coconut Filled Crepes

Mutta Kuzhalappam/ Coconut Filled Crepes

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups Plain Flour 2 cups Water 1 tbsp Sugar 2 pinches of salt 1 Egg 1 tsp Ghee (clarified butter) For the filling 1 cup Grated Coconut 2 tbsp Sugar 1/2 tsp Cardamom powder Method In a small bowl beat the eggs lightly […]

Broccoli & Potato Stir Fry

Broccoli & Potato Stir Fry

Ingredients 1 Broccoli (cut into florets) 2 Potatoes (peeled and cubed) 1 (small) Onion (chopped) 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds 1/4 tsp Mustard seeds 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder 3/4 tsp Red chilli powder 1/2 tsp Amchur powder 1/2 tsp Garam masala 1/2 tsp Cumin powder 1 […]

Spinach and Dal Curry

Spinach and Dal Curry

Spinach Dal is a simple and delicious vegetarian side made with Toor dal and spinach. It’s a great way to get the greens into your tummy, and an easy pressure cooker recipe. Try this recipe with Chapatis, Parathas or Rice and you have a nutritionally complete meal. Ingredients 2 1/2 […]

Chatpate Aloo

Chatpate Aloo

Ingredients 20-25 Baby potatoes (boiled and peeled) 1/4 tsp Asafoetida 1/4tsp Red chilli powder 1/2 tsp Dried mango powder (Amchoor powder) 2 tbsp Ghee Salt to taste To roast and grind 1 1/2 tbsp Dry Coriander seeds 1 tbsp Cumin seeds 1 tbsp Blackpeppercorns 1 […]