Showing posts from January, 2024

Delicious Tomato Sambar Recipe for Idly, Dosa, and Roti

Looking for a flavourful side dish for your favourite breakfast or dinner staples? Try this tangy and aromatic tomato sambar recipe, perfect for pairing with idly, dosa, or roti. Quick and easy to make, it's a sure fire hit at any mealtime. "Tangy Tomato Sambar Recipe" When you're in need of a delectable side dish for your idly, dosa, or roti, this tomato chutney recipe comes to the rescue! Bursting with flavor and easy to whip up, it's a must-try for any South Indian food lover. "Ingredients" 8 medium-sized tomatoes (preferably country variety for optimal sourness) 8 shallots 2 green chillies 2 red chillies A handful of curry leaves 1/4 cup finely chopped coriander leaves 1 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp hing (asafoetida) 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1 tbsp gingelly oil 1/2 tsp mustard seeds 1 tsp cumin seeds 2 cups thuvar dal (optional, pressure cooked and mashed) Method: Peel and chop the shallots into halves. Chop the tomatoes into small cubes using a chopper or k

Manathakkali Vathakuzhambu A traditional recipe

 When we say Vathakuzhambu we in our family end up voting for either shallots vathakuzhambu or Poondu Vathakuzhambu . But my personal favourite is the manathakkali vathakuzhambu made using dried manathakkali vathal. Mom used to make it with fresh green manathakkali too. But this one gets thicker by the day and tastes too good in the night or the next day. Though the best combination with this is Keerai koottu or Keerai masiya l, I also prefer it with potato kara curry . Here's the recipe for delicious Manathakkali Vathakuzhambu: Ingredients: 2 tablespoons Manathakkali Vathal (unsalted) 8 tablespoons Tamarind Paste 4 tablespoons Vathakuzhambu Podi Few Curry Leaves (optional) 6 tablespoons Gingelly Oil Salt, to taste 200 ml Water For tempering: 1/2 teaspoon Mustard Seeds 1 teaspoon Channa Dal 1/2 teaspoon Hing (Asafoetida) Method: Heat gingelly oil in a hard-bottomed pan. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add channa dal and hing to the pan. Mix well until the dal turns golden

Keerai Masiyal - a quick and simple recipe

Convenience in food preparation has become increasingly important in today's fast-paced lifestyle. With options like cut fruits, chopped vegetables, and even pre-cleaned spinach available in the market, it's easier than ever to incorporate healthy and nutritious ingredients into our meals. Even if pre-chopped spinach isn't readily available, purchasing cleaned spinach and using a vegetable cutter or chopper to prepare it can significantly streamline the cooking process. Chopping spinach ahead of time saves valuable time in the kitchen, making meal preparation more efficient and manageable, especially during busy weekdays. By taking advantage of these convenient options, we can ensure that we have access to fresh, wholesome ingredients while minimizing the time and effort required for meal preparation. This allows us to prioritize health and nutrition without compromising on convenience or flavor in our meals.   Ingredients: 1 bunch of greens or 3 cups chopped greens 2 tbsp