Maanga Kari – Quick Raw Mango Pickle

When summer comes by in India and it is mango season, we eat mangoes for breakfast, lunch and dinner; as dessert, as a curry or a condiment. Pickles are made and are stored and used through the year. There are mango varieties like aavakai or vadumangai (baby mangoes) which are used for pickles. My mother…

Ven Pongal with Kathrikai Gothsu (Khara Pongal with Eggplant Curry)

Reposting this post: Happy Pongal/ Sankranthi! Pongal is a holiday celebrated in Tamil Nadu on the 14th of January. It is a harvest festival; celebrated all over the country and in Karnataka and other parts it is called Sankranthi. In Karnataka, a snack made of roasted gram, dried coconut pieces (kopra), peanuts, jaggery pieces mixed…

Sandya’s Sunday Lunch

JEERA RASAM, PARAPU USILI AND MOR KOOTAN Sandya, my niece sent me some more recipes. this would be sunday lunch at her home. Serve with steamed rice and some papadum. I make a different version of jeera rasam; I tried this after she sent me the recipe.The only change was that I added 4-5 cloves…

PUSHKALA’S TRADITIONAL RECIPES using protein rich lentils and legumes

Continuing with recipes from family and friends, these are recipes from my other sister in law, Pushkala. Pushkala is a people’s person; who runs an NGO with her husband in Coimbatore. Running an NGO (NMCT) requires a lot of passion and she enthusiastically works to better other people’s life; she shows the same enthusiasm at…

Sandya’s Recipes

When I brought up the idea of sharing recipes, my nieces jumped to the idea. Sandya has been sending me recipes faster than I can type it. So here are the first few recipes. Sandhya is an ayurvedic doctor, and lives in Chennai with her husband and two young children. These recipes are from what…

South Indian Egg Curry (and Egg Roast) – Egg curry two ways

Reposting this recipe for Easter. Perfect recipe to use up the boiled eggs you may have. Happy Easter! This is a perfect recipe for Easter, especially if you have boiled eggs and are not sure what to do with it other than the usual. This was a recipe my mom made often when I was…