sweet corn curry

Sweet Corn Curry

Sweet corn curry goes well with roti & pulao. Indian vegetarian dishes at their best. Learn how to make sweet corn recipes that are easy to make and tasty.

tomato korma recipe

Tomato Kurma

A classic South Indian breakfast side dish, Tomato Kurma, makes for a delectable combination with dosa and chapati/parotta.

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Simple Chicken Curry

This summer our meals are simple and light. Often our lunch comprises of wholesome and filling salad or one pot meals and loads of flavored buttermilk. Yesterday, I made a simple and delectable chicken curry for our mid day meal.

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Chicken Curry (with Coconut Milk)

A fantastic and flavorful chicken curry that is a regular at our home. This favorite chicken curry recipe is usually prepared as a side with flavored rice like Tomato Pulao. Coconut milk and poppy seeds are essential in the preparation of the curry. The chicken simmers in a concoction of yogurt, coconut milk, poppy seeds and garam masala to yield a rich creamy textured curry.

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Ullipaya Pulusu ~ Tangy Shallot Stew

Little pearl onions aka shallots have an intense flavor and give curries and intense flavor, be it vegetarian or meat based. I use them a lot in my regular cooking and today’s recipe has shallots as the star ingredient.

Thakkali Kulambu ~ Chettinadu Style Tomato Curry

Picked a whole lot of almost ripe tomatoes at the farmer’s market a few days ago and my pantry looks very colorful as the tomatoes ripen to a brilliant red shade. I put a few to good use yesterday when I prepared tomato pepper rasam and today I used a few ripe ones to make a Chettinadu Style Thakkali Kulambu. Spices like cinnamon, clove and cardamom bring a flavor and fragrance of their own while jaggery and coconut add a dose of sweetness that balance and complement the flavor of tangy tomatoes.

Gutti Beerakaya ~ Stuffed Ridgegourd

I love the combination of flavors in today’s stuffed ridge gourd recipe. Nutty sesame seeds, coconut and tangy tamarind are the secret weapons that lend that perfect flavor to the Gutti beerakaya curry. Those allergic to peanuts can substitute with melon seeds or cashew nuts.

Mixed Vegetable Curry

Each time I cook mixed vegetable curry, I tend to tweak and experiment with spices. Today’s recipe is a result of one such experiment. Am quite satisfied with the end result and hence makes an appearance here. 🙂 A versatile dish that makes a decent side with rice, rotis as well as dosas.

Gutti Kakarakaya ~ Stuffed Bitter gourds

Gutti Kakarakaya aka Stuffed Bitter gourd (Karela) is a simple dish and my favorite go-to recipe for special occasions. The roasting process intensifies the flavor of the stuffing while charring and softening the bitter gourds. The unmistakable bitterness of kakarakaya is balanced with the spiced, tangy-sweet stuffing comprising of onions, garlic, jaggery, tamarind and red chilies.

Mixed Vegetable Kootu

The kitchen smelt remarkably delicious with warm aromatic flavors while cooking today’s recipe, mixed vegetable kootu. The reason for the wonderful aroma were the roasted spices and lentils – asafoetida, cinnamon, bengal gram and poppy seeds that were ground to a paste with fresh coconut forming the main masala base of the kootu.