Desifying Italian: Arborio rice bisibele bath

The Italian Arborio rice is fast catching up in many major cities in India. But why have it only the Italian way? Time to try Arborio rice in a popular South Indian recipe: Ingredients 1 cup Arborio rice 1/2 cup peanuts 1/4 teaspoon rock salt 6.5 cups water 3/4 cup arhar/tuvar lentil/dal ½ teaspoon turmeric […]

Makar Sankranti traditional delicacies

Makar Sankranti marks the arrival of spring and a farewell to chilly winters. The beauty of this festival is that it finds a different interpretation in each part of the country. This is true for both, customs as well as the food. We bring to you 5 different Makar Sankranti traditional delicacies to revel this occasion: […]

Crispy Medu Vada Recipe fried in Canola Oil

Give your day a deliciously crispy start with our Medu Vada recipe (also called Medu Vadai) with amaranth seeds. A typically South Indian breakfast, this medu vada recipe tastes its best when served with some homemade coconut chutney and sambar. Ingredients: 1 cup + 1 tablespoon urad dal 1 tablespoon rice A sprig of curry […]

Puliyorai or Temple Style Tamarind Rice Recipe

Today is the third day of Pongal, and we’re celebrating with this delicious tamarind rice recipe. This is the temple style tamarind rice recipe that is served in a lot of South Indian temples as prasad or offering. Take a look at some of our other Pongal and Sankranti recipes like chakkarai pongal and til […]

South Indian Pepper Rasam recipe

Here is a quick South Indian Pepper Rasam recipe for a cozy winter soup! Ingredients: 2 Tomatoes 1 tsp Amchur powder or gooseberry-sized tamarind 1 tsp Whole black pepper (or more) 1 tsp Cumin seeds 3 Garlic cloves ½ tsp Sambar powder A sprig of Curry leaves Salt (to taste) Coriander leaves, finely chopped Tempering […]

South Indian Coconut Chutney Recipe

Our South Indian Coconut Chutney  recipe goes wonderfully with idlis and dosas of course, but also as a spread on a sandwich or with vadas and tikkis. Ingredients: Grated Coconut – 1/2 cup Roasted Bengal Gram (pottukadalai / bhuna chana) – 1/4 cup Green Chillies – 3-4 Ginger to taste Chopped Coriander Leaves – 2 […]

Snakegourd Coconut Curry – South Indian style

The snake gourd is commonly eaten across India. Called ‘padwal’ in Maharashtra, ‘chichinga’ in Bengal, ‘pudalankaai’ in Tamil, it can be made in many different ways. Here is a simple snake gourd curry recipe, using the most quintessential of south Indian ingredients – coconut! Ingredients: 1 Snake gourd 2 teaspoon Urad dal 1 Red Chilli […]


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