Udupi tomato rasam is my favorite rasam and a delight during the winter months. Tomato saaru recipe is a classic among authentic Udupi vegetarian recipes.
I’m a podi freak. I keep trying various podi recipes that have their origins in different regions of South India. One such podi that is aromatic with a unique flavor is Milagai Podi. The secret ingredient here is roasted sesame seeds. Sprinkle some of this magic spice powder over dosas or idlis along with a generous drizzle of gingelly oil or ghee.
One of nature’s best health food which is a valuable source of omega 3 and dietary fiber is flax seed. Known for its nutritional benefits which include lowering of cholesterol, protection against cancer and regulating of blood pressure, there is a growing popularity of flax seeds among the health conscious. I try to incorporate flax seeds into my family’s diet on a regular basis and relish it in a South Indian style avatar, Podi.
I’m a podi freak. Home made podis come to my rescue when I race against time or on those ‘just don’t feel like cooking days’. It spares me those extra few minutes in grinding a chutney or prepare a subzi to go with dosas. Simple in preparation, nutritious since most podis are packed with proteins […]
The very thought of home ground spice mix aka podi warms my appetite not to mention the aroma that emanates my kitchen during it preparation. Podis or spiced powders/blends are an essential part of South Indian cuisine with each home having their own versions of preparing it. We in Andhra share a fondness for our […]
The ever versatile masala dosa in all its variations and myraid fillings is a meal by itself. Erra kaaram masala dosa is basically one of the incarnations of the masala dosa. A popular Andhra tiffin item, this dosa differs from the mysore masala dosa in terms of the filling. Mysore masala dosa is smeared with […]
Birthday celebrations, festivities, vacation and my son’s first assessement at school, yes, his first exam..:) have kept me busy and away from blogging. It has been a very long break and an enjoyable one, but I missed visiting my favorite food blogs and participating in some wonderful full-filled food events. Now that I’m back, I […]
One of the healthiest Indian spices that I use in my cooking is fenugreek seeds, called methi(hindi), menthulu(telugu) and venthyam(tamil). When Mythili of Vindu invited me to participate in Mistress of Spices event, to blog a spice of my choice, I knew what spice I was going to write about. Yes, methulu!! Name : Fenugreek […]
A unique culinary delight of South Indian cuisines is the Podi, a dry spice-mix (powder), where a combination of spices, lentils, herbs or leaves are roasted in oil and ground to make a crumbly powder. These spice mixes or podis are eaten as an accompaniment to South Indian tiffins or breakfast dishes such as dosas, […]
Ayurvedic powder for good digestion is easy to make. An Ayurvedic recipe made from ghee (clarified butter) and spices is a simple and effective way to stimulate the digestion and help the body detoxify.