Swala or Sewala from Uttarakhand ~ A to Z Indian Pooris

Swala - Puri from Uttarakhand

Swala or the Sewala is a stuffed deep fried Indian Bread from the state of Uttarakhand. These stuffed pooris don’t require a side dish, you can simply serve it with butter and pickle. Uttarakhand, formally known as Uttaranchal is a state located in the northwestern part of the country. During our exploration of regional cuisines […]

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Onion Raita | How to make Onion Raita for Biryani

Onion Raita

Onion Raita is the most simplest and easiest side dish you can make for your one pot meals like Biryani, Pulao or even as a side dish for Indian Flatbreads. This is one dish that can be done with just 3 ingredients or you can elaborate by adding more ingredients to enhance the taste. Though […]

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Nei Meen Varuval

Nei Meen Varuval

Nei Meen Varuval is a typical fish fry made with the fish variety called as the Nei Meen. With simple spices and roasting the fish, it makes a wonderful starter or a side dish for rice. We only buy Vanjaram Meen and sometimes Shankara for gravy. So when there was another variety that will taste […]

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Dondakaya Fry | Andhra Style Dondakaya Vepudu

Dondakaya Fry

Dondakaya Fry or Dondakaya Vepudu as it’s called in Telugu is a version of this simple dish deep fried and spiced along with peanuts. In a typical Andhra Thali that’s served in hotels, you are bound to see some deep fried vegetables like a bitter gourd fry or Tindora spiced along with peanuts. This is […]

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Tawa Handvo | How to make Mixed Vegetable Tawa Handvo

Tawa Handvo

Tawa Handvo is a Gujarati Special Dish made with rice and lentils. It can be referred to as Savory Rice Lentil Cake, made healthy by including vegetables in it. This handvo can be cooked in different ways, like tawa, baked and latest would be the Insta Pot methods. I will be sharing how I made […]

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Yellow Moong Dal Dosa ~ 101 Dosa Varieties!

Yellow Moong Dal Dosa

Split Yellow Moong Dal Dosa is yet another way of using the nutritious moong for our breakfast or dinner. This No Ferment, quick dosa is an ideal dish to make for an easy dinner. We use pesara pappu quite frequently in our cooking as its easy to digest and quick to cook. Going by the […]

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Set Dosa | How to make Sponge Dosa ~ 101 Dosa Varieties!

Set Dosa

Set Dosa or Sponge Dosa is a wonderful breakfast option that you can quickly make with little planning. This version of Set Dosa only requires about 2 hours of soaking time after which you can ferment overnight. The texture of this dosa has spongy texture and so can be called as Sponge Dosa as well. […]

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Urulai Kizhangu Curry

Urulai Kizhangu Curry

Urulai Kizhangu Curry is a typical southern side dish made with boiled potato and basic spice powders, that makes an excellent side dish served with sambar and rice. While there are so many ways one can make this addictive potato fry, this method is yet another easy to make dish to highlight your meal. You […]

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Kothamalli Podi ~ Toppings on Dosa

Kothamalli Podi

Kothamalli Podi or Kothimeera podi is a spice powder made with fresh coriander leaves and whole spices. This can be served on the side or sprinkled on dosa top. I actually needed this spicy kick to get back blogging here after a while. The break was unexpected and something out of my hands. There have […]

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Mullangi Kootu | How to make Radish Curry

Mullangi Kootu

Mullangi Kootu is an easy side dish that gets cooked very fast and tastes good with steamed rice. When you are bored with what else to make with Radish, this is a wonderful dish to make. Amma made this first and we served it with Rice. With steamed rice and appalam, this tastes very good. […]

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