Rasam – Mulligatawny Soup 

Rasam is an unbelievably tasty, soul soothing soup. We South Indians are known for this authentic, broth like soup which is made with tomatoes, pepper, garlic and flavorful spices like cumin and coriander. A soup which is sure to warm you up in an instant on cold rainy days.  Many of you must be familiar…

Zesty Tomato Onion Curry 

Our everyday lunch platter consists of four tasty dishes. Curry is a gravy based side dish which is always served with steamed rice, mashed lentils and a side of vegetable. This delicious curry is flavored with ginger, garlic and an array of spices. It’s an authentic recipe from my home town and I’m happy to…

Kadala Curry – Creamy Brown Chickpeas Curry 

Brown chickpeas are power packed with nutrition. It’s widely used in so many Indian dishes. This particular curry is a peasant dish which is specially made for breakfast. It is so versatile, easy to make and tastes so hearty and delicious!  Brown chickpeas are slightly smaller than the white ones, it is fiber rich and…

Indian Dinner Thali – Red Lentil Dhal 

I’m making a 3 course bento box style Indian dinner. The star of this meal is Crimson lentil soup, it’s also called red lentils (masoor dhal) because of its signature orangey red color, it cooks so quickly and tastes so good. This is such a hearty dish which keeps you satisfied and energized anytime of…

Rajma Masala – Red Kidney Bean Curry/Chili with Oregano Flatbread 

This is such a tangy and creamy curry/ chili, prepared in south Indian style. Our curries are always accompanied with a very flavorful flatbreads. This flatbread is seasoned with oregano (Omam) which makes it so aromatic.  Our Indian pantry is always stocked with all sorts of beans. We vegetarians make good use of them since…

Potato Spinach Curry With Triangle Chapathi (flatbread) 

Spinach has a very leafy taste which is not liked by many, especially the kids. But they love to eat potatoes in any form. This recipe combines these two vegetables in a tangy and flavorful curry which nobody can say no to. To go with it, I made a tasty flatbread made with wheat flour…

Parotta Salna – Mixed Vegetable Gravy With Flaky Flatbread 

Parotta is a very delicious flaky layered flat bread and it is served with this rich tomato based gravy called Salna. This is a yummy combination which is favored by all in my household so this is always in my weekend dinner menu.  In my home town in India, there is a small road side…

Rice Noodles In Coconut Milk Curry – Sodhi

This dish is a delicacy in my country. It is served only on special occasions. The rich and flavorful nature of this curry makes it such a taste bud pleaser. In South India this dish is called Sodhi, it’s either served with steamed rice or rice noodles which is called Idiappam. It’s creamy, spicy and tangy…

Poori With Chana Masala (chickpea curry)

Poori is something we make very often. These puffed wheat snack is such a common thing  in our household, its eaten as a snack , breakfast or dinner. It is served with Potato masala or Chickpea masala. It is a simple dish and easy to make.  Let me show you how this simple everyday meal can…

Ginger Rasam – Lentil Soup 

Rasam is a very tasty, authentic South Indian soup, This particular Rasam is made with split yellow lentils and spiced with  lots of ginger, lime juice and lime zest which makes it so flavorful, hearty and delicious!  Rasam is generally made with tangy tamarind broth spiced with coriander, cumin, red chili and pepper. Since this…