Tamil Vegetarian

Mango Rice – How to make Raw Mango Rice or Mangai Sadam

Mango Rice – How to make Raw Mango Rice or Mangai Sadam

Easy, tangy and tasty seasonal raw mango rice or mangai sadam, Tamil style. Grate the mango with the peel and add peanuts for greater flavour and nutrition.

Panakam -Traditional Indian Summer Cooler of Jaggery and Dry Ginger

Panakam -Traditional Indian Summer Cooler of Jaggery and Dry Ginger

Panakam or Panagam: Traditional chilled drink of Jaggery water with dry ginger -specially made for Sri Rama Navami festival – easy, refreshing and healthy

Pathiya Peerkangai Thogayal with Pirandai Bone Setter for a New Mom

Pathiya Peerkangai Thogayal with Pirandai Bone Setter for a New Mom

Cooking for the New Mom – Peerkangai thogayal (thurai or ridge gourd chutney) with pirandai Bone setter stem gives the special nutritional benefits needed by the new mother

Kothavarangai Paruppu Usili – Cluster Beans Dhal Paste Curry

Kothavarangai Paruppu Usili – Cluster Beans Dhal Paste Curry

Kothavarangai Paruppu Usili from a traditional Tamil Iyer Style Recipe. Cluster beans sautéed with tuar dal-chilli paste, tempered with mustard seeds & hing.

Easy Vegetable Koottu -Veggies & Lentil Stew for the New Mom

Easy Vegetable Koottu -Veggies & Lentil Stew for the New Mom

Easy, Quick to make Vegetable Koottu for the new Mom, Vegetables cooked with moong dal lentils and turmeric, tempered with curry leaves, mustard, fenugreek and cumin

Pathiya Milagu Kuzhambu for the New Mom

Pathiya Milagu Kuzhambu for the New Mom

Cooking for my daughter after the birth of my little granddaughter, has taxed my culinary ingenuity to the core. The cooking is not the problem, each dish I make is easy and takes very little time, as I use vegetables and lentils which cook fast. […]

Cooking for the New Mom – Pathiya Samayal My Way!

Cooking for the New Mom – Pathiya Samayal My Way!

The look feel and tone of the Recipes on the Blog is going to be focussed, for the next month or so, on ‘postpartum’ food or food for new moms, with this series on Cooking for the New Mom. This post describes the broad diet […]

Lemon Thyme Rasam

Lemon Thyme Rasam

A recent visit (my first) to First Agro Farms at Talakkad near Mysore, was a day well spent walking through fields of greens and vegetables all grown without the use of pesticides. It was an enriching experience – but more about that, coming up, in […]

Mango Thokku – Spicy South Indian Mango Relish

Mango Thokku – Spicy South Indian Mango Relish

A South Indian Relish of fresh raw Green Mango slices cooked in sesame oil tempered with mustard seeds, roasted fenugreek powder and turmeric. Delicious as a spread on sandwiches or quesadilla or wraps, traditionally accompanies curd rice.

Puliyodharai – Spiced Tamarind Rice made from Pulikachal

Puliyodharai – Spiced Tamarind Rice made from Pulikachal

Pulikachal – A South Indian delicious paste of dry red chillies, spices, a handful of lentils and a thick tamarind extract cooked in hot sesame oil. The cooked paste is mixed with rice to make the fragrant dish called Puliyodharai.