Foxtail Millet Pongal

Ingredients– Foxtail millet – 1/2 cup Yellow moong dal – 1/4 cup Water – 1.5 cups Salt to taste For Seasoning– 1 tbsp ghee 1 tsp black peppercorns 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 5-6 cashews 1 tsp urad dal 1 green chilli, chopped 1 sprig curry leaves Method – Wash and soak the millet and dal…

Egg Pepper Chilli Roast

Ingredients– 4 eggs, boiled, shelled, fried and sliced 2 large onions, sliced 2 large tomatoes, finely chopped 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste 2 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp coriander powder 2-3 tbsp fresh cream Salt 3 tbsp oil For the Tempering – 1 tsp ghee A pinch of asafoetida…

French Beans Poriyal

Ingredients– 225 gm green beans, chopped into 1/4” rounds 1 tsp salt for blanching 2 tbsp vegetable oil 2 tsp black mustard seeds 3 dried red chillies 2 tsp urad dal 1 green chilli, sliced 10 curry leaves 25 gm onions, chopped 1/4 cup coconut, grated Salt to taste Method – Pour 4 cups of…

Masala Dosa

Ingredients– For the Batter – Idli rice – 2 cups Round white Urad dal – 1/2 cup Thick poha (flattened rice) – 1/4 cup Fenugreek seeds – 1/2 tsp Salt & water – As needed For the Potato Masala – 500 gm potatoes, boiled, peeled and mashed 2 onions, thinly sliced 1” piece ginger, finely…

Coconut Rice

Ingredients– 1 cup rice 2 tbsp sesame seeds 3 tbsp ghee 3 tbsp cashew nuts, halved 1/2 fresh coconut, grated 2 green chillies, chopped fine Salt to taste For Tempering – 2 tsp oil 1 tsp mustard seeds 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp urad dal 1 tsp Bengal gram dal 1 dry red chilli,…

Lemon Rice

Ingredients– 1 cup rice 2 green chillies, chopped fine 1” piece ginger, chopped fine 3 tbsp peanuts 1/4 tsp turmeric powder Salt to taste Juice of 2 limes or lemons Chopped coriander leaves for garnishing For Tempering– 2 tsp oil 1 tsp mustard seeds 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp urad dal 1 tsp chana…

Green Coconut Chutney

Ingredients– For the Chutney– 1 cup Fresh shredded coconut 1 cup fried gram 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida 2 cloves garlic 1/2 inch piece ginger 1/2 inch piece tamarind 1 teaspoon jaggery 6–7 stalks coriander leaves 2 green chillies For the Tempering– 1 tablespoon oil 1 teaspoon urad dal 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds 1…

Medu Vadai

Ingredients – 1 cup urad dal 4 green chillies Salt to taste 1 tsp asafoetida powder A bunch of finely chopped coriander leaves Oil for deep frying Method – Soak the urad dal in 2 cups of water for 3 hours Drain off excess water completely Add the green chillies, salt and asafoetida powder Grind…

Cabbage Poriyal

Ingredients– 500 gm cabbage, chopped fine 2 green chillies, slit lengthwise 1/2 cup shelled green peas (optional) Salt to taste 2 tbsp grated fresh coconut For Tempering– 2 tsp oil 1 tsp mustard seeds 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp urad dal 1 tsp Bengal gram dal 1 dry red chilli, broken 1/2 tsp asafoetida…

Sambhar Masala Powder

Ingredients– 1 cup coriander seeds 1 cup dry red chillies 1/8 cup black peppercorns 1/8 cup cumin seeds 1 tsp fenugreek seeds 1 tsp mustard seeds 1/4 cup Bengal gram dal 1 tsp poppy seeds 1/2 dessicated coconut, grated 1/2 large stick cinnamon 1 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 large bunch of curry leaves Method –…