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Easy Mint Rice/Pulao in Rice Cooker

This Mint rice/Pulao is an easy one pot flavorful dish.   Mint Rice Mint is used widely in different cuisines.They are added in spicy dishes to desserts.As they have strong flavor,they should be added carefully.If not,it would take over the other flavor of the dish. Mint rice is an easy and yummy dish you can prepare quickly.You need only few …

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Asian,Indian,Vegetarian,CoconutAccompaniments, Beans, Coconut, Indian, Lunch, Potato, White pumpkin

Aviyal / Mixed veggies cooked in coconut paste

This is a traditional Kerala ( a south Indian state) dish. No special occasion is complete without this aviyal. As far I know it is prepared differently in different parts of Kerala. This is Palakkad style which is my home town.In some other style of making they add turmeric powder,Tamarind pulp also. This is so flavor full dish. Hope you …

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Raw Mango RiceIndian, Left over, Lunch, Lunch box

Raw Mango Rice – Lunch box special

Raw Mango Rice is a typical South Indian rice dish. From the name you could guess that main ingredient in this is raw mango. Mangoes are the national fruit of India. There are varied varieties of mangoes and similarly varied different recipes all over India. Each region of India have their own special dish with Mango. Mangoes have a unique …

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Accompaniments, Coconut, Dal, Garlic, Indian, Lunch, Pudalangai, Snake gourd

Classic South Indian Pudalangai kootu / Snake gourd in Coconut paste

Hi Friends, are you waiting for another Smoothie recipe? I’m sorry for disappointing you. But this time I’m here with another yummy dish. This is a classic South Indian Pudalangai Kootu recipe.When you go tot any restaurant or Wedding in South India ,you will never miss any kind of kootu recipe. This is one of the various  variety of kootu. …

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Dal, Garlic, Indian, Lunch, Shallots

KonguNaadu ArisiParuppu Saadam / Variety Rice with Lentils

Disclaimer: This post contains affliated link. Check here to see disclosure. Today’s recipe comes from the Western part of Tamil Nadu, South India. This is a famous dish among that area. I think every household in that place will have their own version of making this ArisiParuppu Saadam. But I haven’t had this dish until I’m married. So obviously I learnt this …

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Carrot, Cauliflower, Curries, Dal, Indian, Lunch, Moongdal, Onion, Potato, Side dish for idli,dosa, Uncategorized

Moongdal/ Split green gram Sambar

I have earlier posted various sambar recipes . This is different from them . Today I give you sambar made of moongdal or split green gram dal. It tastes different from Toor Dal in which normally sambar are made. Ingredients Moongdal / Split green gram dal – 3/4 cup Mixed veggies – 1/2 cup ( I used cauliflower florets, carrots …

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Accompaniments, Coconut, Indian, Lunch, Uncategorized, Under 30 mins dishes

Coconut thuvayal /Chutney

This is a humble, simple coconut thuvayal. Coconut thuvayal along with some hot rice in a cold weather is heaven.( Those who haven’t tried, should give a try)?.   Ingredients Coconut – 1/2 cup grated Channa dal – 2 tbsn Urad dal – 1 tbsn Dry red chilies – 2 or 3 Garlic pod – 1 Asafoetida – a generous …

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Accompaniments, Coconut, Healthy, Indian, Kollu, Lunch, Uncategorized

Horsegram stir fry/ Kollu sundal

In this cold weather, body needs something to keep warm. Horsegram is one legume which have many medicinal value. It gives warmth to our body. It is widely used in South Indian cuisine. Here I give you a so simple stir fry, which you can have as an accompaniment for rice or as a snack like I do?. Ingredients  Kollu …

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Carrot, Garlic, Ginger, Green peas, Lunch, Pulao, Uncategorized

Vegetable Pulao in rice cooker ( using boiled ponni rice)

After making Vegetable biriyani successfully using boiled ponni rice, I got confidence to make other rice varieties using it. This time I made Vegetable Pulao and it also turned great.?? Ingredients Boiled ponni rice – 1 1/2 cups Water – 2 cups Coconut milk – 2 cups Carrot – 1 big finely chopped Green Peas – 1/4 cup ( I used frozen) …

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Accompaniments, Indian, Lunch, Ridge gourd, Uncategorized

Ridge gourd/ Peerkankai stir fry

Ridge gourd is vegetable which comes in cucumber family. It has anti inflammatory effects. It’s rich in fibre. So if you are in diet to reduce your weight, include this vegetable in your diet. This is also called as Chinese Okra. There are many yummy dishes made using ridge gourd. Here I give you a yummy stir fry. Ingredients Ridge …

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