Potato Karakari (Spicy Potato Fry)

This is a quick and easy recipe, especially if you have boiled potatoes. You will find this dish at most tamil wedding lunches. It is also made on occasions when onions and garlic are not used. It goes well with steamed rice, sambar and rasam or curd (yogurt) rice. It can be eaten as a…

Malabar Spinach Curry

Basale Soppu Saaru- Karnataka Style Basale Soppu Malabar spinach (Basella Alba)is a type of spinach and is a creeper. It grows like a weed in South India. The leaves are is high in Vitamin A, C, Iron, and Calcium. I bought and planted the plant in a planter and it grew quite well. It likes warm…

Mambazha Pulliserry (Mango and Yogurt Curry)

During mango season, you will find mangoes on the table from breakfast to dinner as fresh cut to curries, pickles and dessert. You will find hundreds of varieties of mangoes and certain mangoes used for certain dishes. This is a traditional recipe from Kerala. For this you will need mangoes which are not too sweet…

Congress Kadalekai (Roasted Spiced Peanuts)

Congress Kadalekai- Congress is a political party in India and kadalekai is peanuts in kannada, the language spoken in the state of Karnataka. How did this dish get the name. There are different stories, one being, that this was named after the congress party split in 1969 as the peanuts used here are always split…

Rasam – A Tangy, Spicy Soup- Perfect to Fight a Cold!

It is flu season again! So, reposting this.Make a bowl and enjoy as it clears your sinus. Rasam is synonymous to South India. Every person or region has their version. But one thing common is the tangy spicy taste, The tang can come from tomato, tamarind or lime. If you are fighting a cold, this…