Upma/ Uppitu -A Simple South Indian breakfast

It is a busy time and though I have started multiple posts, I have not had time to finish them. I plan to repost some of my older posts from time to time. This is our weekend breakfast almost every other weekend. Easy to make and healthy vegan fare. Upma or Uppitu is a simple breakfast…

Vegan Elaneer Payasam (Tender Coconut Payasam)

Tomorrow is Deepavali, the festival of lights. This is the day when we all wear new clothes, burst fireworks and eat good food. My mother would start make murukkus and laddoos a few days earlier. wE would distribute sweets to the neighbors and as kids meet in the evening to burst firework. This week has…

Vegan Elaneer Payasam (Tender Coconut Payasam)

Elaneer (Tender coconut) is a very refreshing drink rich in minerals and electrolytes. A couple of years ago, I came across this payasam in a restaurant but it had milk and therefore could not drink it. I came home and looked up the recipes and all of the ones I came across had condensed milk…

Chitranna (Lemon Rice) An ode to rice contd….

Lemon rice is a very easy to make and popular south Indian dish.  The tanginess from the lemon, the spice from the green chillies, the crunch from the peanuts and the yellow colour from the turmeric make the dish an irresistible one. This was one of my favourite lunch to take to school. It had to have…

Vegetable Pulao and Raita

  Rice is a staple of India, especially in the south. It is very versatile. Plain cooked rice has no flavour and takes the flavours of the curries you add to it. In the south, there are variations of gravies like sambar, rasam, vathakuzhambu, molagootal etc. Some of them are flavoured with tamarind to give…