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Brinjal Kosthu

Chidambaram Kathirikai (Brinjal) Gosthu

In Gravies On January 5, 2014 11 Comments

This Brinjal gosthu with Samba Sadham(Pepper and Jeera Rice) is prepared at Chidambaram Temple as an offering to Lord Nataraja. Authentically it is prepared with grilled brinjals. Some… Read More »

Bittergourd til pachadi

Pavakaai Ellu (Bitter gourd – Sesame) Pachadi

In Gravies On August 19, 2013 12 Comments

One of our readers, Ms Jayalakshmy Ramanathan, shared this recipe which her mother used to prepare. I thankfully acknowledge her recipe and I am pleased to post it… Read More »

Brinjal Thokku

Brinjal Thokku

In Gravies On June 18, 2013 16 Comments

Method: In a dry kadai add the til (sesame) seeds and fry till it starts crackling. Remove the fried til seeds and keep it aside. In the same… Read More »

tomato dhal

Tomato Dhal

In Gravies On May 22, 2013 2 Comments

“Tomato Dhal” is an Andhra spcial and it is prepared with Thuvar dhal and tomato cooked together. I tried it with Green Gram dhal and tomato puree. Taste… Read More »

Mango Dhal

Mango Dhal

In Gravies On March 27, 2013 3 Comments

Mango dhal is Andhra’s classic dish. Normally both dhal and mangos are cooked together and seasoned with other spices. Mango may be added with or without skin according… Read More »

Veg saagu

Vegetable Saagu

In Gravies On July 23, 2012 21 Comments

Method: Carrot, Beans, Green Peas, Potato, Chow Chow, Capsicum etc., can be used for making “Saagu”. Cut the vegetables into small cubes and add green peas. Fry in… Read More »

Karamani Curry

Karamani Curry

In Gravies On July 5, 2012 32 Comments

Method: In a kadai put one teaspoon oil and when it is hot add karamani and fry till it turns light brown. Put it in a pressure cooker,… Read More »

Peerkankai dhal

Ridge Gourd (Peerkankai) Dhal

In Gravies On March 29, 2012 4 Comments

Method: Remove the skin from the Ridge Gourd and cut it into small cubes. Wash green gram dhal (Payatham paruppu) and put it in a pressure cooker. Add… Read More »

Tamarind Dhal

Tamarind Dhal

In Gravies On March 26, 2012 0 Comments

Method: Soak tamarind in water and squeeze out the juice and make a cup of tamarind water. Put thuvar dhal, bengal gram dhal and green gram dhal in… Read More »

Kongunadu dhal

Kongunadu Dhal

In Gravies On March 12, 2012 12 Comments

“Paruppu” (dhal) is the first dish served in South Indian Weddings and also the first solid food given to kids. Normally, when we cook Thuvar dhal for Sambar,… Read More »

Ginger gojju

Ginger Gojju

In Gravies On February 20, 2012 5 Comments

Method: Wash the ginger pieces and peel the skin. Grate it or chop it very finely. It should be about 3 tablespoons. Soak tamarind in water and extract… Read More »

Veg Kadalai Curry

Vegetable Kadalai Curry

In Gravies On January 9, 2012 2 Comments

Method: Soak Kondai Kadalai (whole gram) over night or atleast 6 to 8 hours. Wash the vegetables and cut them into 1 inch size pieces. Separate the florets… Read More »