udupi tomato rasam

Udupi Tomato Rasam

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.

nalla karam recipe

Nalla Karam Podi

Nalla Karam Podi, a typical Andhra style preparation similar to gun powder.Tamarind, garlic, red chilis & urad dal are key players of this tasty tangy podi.

Milagai Podi

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.

Pineapple Rasam

When I eat rice for lunch, rasam is a must and the meal is never complete without it. And more so during the monsoon as this piping hot comfort soup soothes the soul. There are numerous versions of this simple soup and one of my favorite is an exotic South Indian delicacy, Pineapple Rasam.

Flax Seeds Curry Leaf Karam Podi

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.

How to make Sambar Powder

I have been clipping recipes from magazines and newspapers since god knows when. A friend says I’m an ‘obsessive recipe collector’. I’d say, I’m consistent in my collection of recipes. 🙂 Are some of you like me? Enjoy collecting recipes?

Idli Karam 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 […]

Kandi Podi – Lentils-Spice Blend

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 […]

Erra Karam Masala Dosa

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 […]

Nuvvulu Podi – Spiced Sesame Seeds Powder

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 […]

Menthi – Methi, Fenugreek Seeds (Indian Spice)

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 […]

Endu Kobbari Podi – Spiced Dry Coconut Powder

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, […]