Sides/Vegetables

Vazhaipoo Vadai – Banana Flower Vadai

Vazhaipoo Vadai is really special, it symbolises traditional Tamil cooking to me. I am not the only one who feels that way, even Rajeev Menon ...
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Karamani Usili – Yard Long Beans & spiced Lentil stir-fry

Karamani Usili features quite often in our office canteen menu and I quite like Usili with rice and Rasam or rice and ground coconut Kuzhambu ...
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Keerai Thandu kootu and Keerai Masiyal

This has to be the greenest way to prepare greens – zero waste, low oil and no sugar. And I get this strange satisfaction of ...
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Jackfruit seed curry – Pala-kottai Thokku

Palakottai thokku (a thick curry made out of jackfruit seeds) is a delightfully tasty side dish that we make quite often at home during the ...
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Mushroom & Green Peas Curry

Mushroom and green peas are a cute pair, they complement each other well and they taste so good. This curry is more of a stir-fry ...
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Cabbage Kootu

The infamous Cabbage Kootu is finally here. I don’t think any blogger ever wrote how much she hated the dish that she was blogging about ...
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Sundakkai (Turkey Berry) Sojji

Sundakkai sojji is a mild dal based side-dish that goes well with Idli. I’d never tasted sundakkai or sundakkai sojji before my marriage. I discovered ...
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Kalyana Saapadu style Potato Fry

This potato fry features frequently in buffets, kalyana saapadu menus and sometimes as part of the lunch thalis served in hotels like Saravana Bhavan. The ...
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Cumin and black pepper seasoned Black gram Vadai – Milagu muzhu ulundhu Vadai

Specked with cumin and black pepper, this black gram vadai is crisp on the outside, a little chewy on the inside and an excellent tea-time ...
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Masala Green Beans Poriyal – Spiced Green beans stir-fry

This masala green beans poriyal is a nice spicy twist on the plain beans poriyal that we usually make. It goes splendidly well with rice ...
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