Koova Kurukkiyathu – Arrowroot Halva

Koova Kurukkiyathu - Arrowroot Halva

Arrow  root  halva  or  Koova  Kurukkiyathu   is  an easy  sweet  dish to prepare.  The  texture  is  very similar  to Jelly, solid  but  not hard. Usually coconut  bits   are  added to it  for  the much needed  textural  contrast. It  was   customary  to  serve  this for  Thiruvathira  along  with puzhukku.  Koova  Kurukkkiyathu  (or Varattiyathu  or  Verakiyathu)   being Read more

Jackfruit Biryani in Pressure Cooker | Vegan

Jackfruit Biryani Recipe

Did you know  that  jackfruit, the largest fruit from a  tree,   belongs in the  same  family as  figs ?  Well I did not.   Figs have thin  edible skin and fits in the palm  of  your  hand  while  jackfruit  is usually as  heavy as  toddler and  has spiky   thick  skin.  Both  have  large  fan  following, and Read more

Turmeric And Herbs Pull Apart Loaf – Recipes To Wash The Winter Blues Away

Turmeric And Herb Pull Apart Loaf

A  warm  sunny   bread  for  the   cold  days , that  is  what  this  loaf is.   The  color of the loaf itself  brings a smile to  the  face.   This  lovely pull apart loaf  is  meant  for  sharing, just  get  everyone  around  the  table and   dig  in.  Serve  it  with  a  bowl of  soup ,  salad,  someRead more

Thiruvathira Puzhukku – Root Vegetable Medley

Thiruvathira Puzhukku

Puzhukku is a  dish made   of  boiled/steamed  root vegetables mixed  with  seasoned  coconut paste. These are  served   either by itself  or  with  Kanji (rice).  Thiruvathira  Puzhukku is made with a mix of  seasonal root  vegetables and beans.  The tubers  are nutritious  and  filling  while the beans are a source of protein making  it  ideal for ladies  whoRead more

Roasted Whole Cauliflower With Cilantro Chutney (Vegan Option)

Roasted Cauliflower

Looking  for  an  impressive vegetarian  recipe  for  your   next  dinner  party ?   Try  this –  Roasted  Whole Cauliflower  With Cilantro Sauce, you wont  believe  how  easy it is  until you try !    The   cauliflower  covered in a tandoori inspired  marinade and  roasted in  a hot oven.  Once  cooked it is  fork tender all the Read more

Roasted Bell Pepper Chutney – With Zesty South Indian Flavors

Roasted Red Bell Pepper Chutney

Chutneys are an essential  part of  south Indian  cuisine.  They pair  well with all the popular meals like dosa, idli , flavored  rices and are a perfect dip for a variety of  snacks.  South Indian  chutneys  are  easy to make, low in calories  and  usually  packs  a lot of  nutrition in a  small serving.  BellRead more

Varutharacha Sambar – Made With Fresh Roasted Coconut Spice Mix

Varutharacha Sambar

If you know  your  South Indian food, they you  are definitely familiar with sambar. Loosely speaking, it is  a  spicy and tangy  curry made  with vegetables and  lentils .  This is one description  that is  not  gong  to   sit  well  with Sambar  aficionados, and  I wont  argue  with them.  So I am  not  going  to Read more

Turmeric Milk

Turmeric Milk

Turmeric  Latte is  all the  rage  now,  just like  quinoa   and  flax  seeds  were a  few  years  back. Turmeric has  a  lot of  medicinal properties  coupled  with its  ability to brighten  everything.  In Indian culture  turmeric has a place  everywhere  from  medicine  to  religion  to  cooking. If that is not  enough, the plant is  pretty Read more