Tomato Rasam

Easy South Indian Tomato Rasam with Dal – finally!

Tomato Rasam with Dal Recipe | How to make quick south Indian Rasam or Sathumudhu with step by step pictures by Kavitha R of Foodomania.com

5 years of food blogging and I am yet to share something that I eat almost everyday – The famous South Indian Tomato Rasam!

It is tangy, spicy and aromatic. It goes well with rice, vadas or as is like a soup. This versatile dish is one of the most loved soup/side among South Indians – and rightly so.

Tomato Rasam with Dal takes 30-45 minutes tops, if you have everything on hand. It is something we make almost on a daily basis.   (more…)

Keerai Kootu (South Indian Spinach and Lentils)

Learn how to cook spinach and lentils – the south Indian way.

Keerai Kootu (South Indian Spinach and Lentils) | Keera Masiyal Recipe | Foodomania

This keerai kootu features in our meals at least once a week. With all the health benefits spinach boasts of, and the fact that none of us really like eating green leafy vegetables raw, it seemed a good idea to make a simple dish that goes well with another one of our staples – rice!

Blanched spinach flavored with coconut, cumin and chilli and mixed with lentils. A simple enough curry / side-dish to put together in under 30 minutes.    (more…)

Javvarisi Vadaam (Sabudana Fryums)

Javvarisi Vadaam – A complete guide to making Sago Fries at home!

Javvarisi Vadaam Recipe | Sabudana Fryums | Jevvarisi Sago Vathal Vatthal Recipe from scratch with step by step pictures | Foodomania.com

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind making dishes that a normal home cook obviously shies away from? Like ready-to-eat pasta, graham crackers, cheese… or fryums? How easy is it to walk in to a store and buy these things these days?

Availability of all these things (and then some) has made our life easier for sure. But the satisfaction that comes from making these things at home from scratch is something you can’t buy! One such recipe is that of the Javvarisi Vadaam – or Sabudana Fryums.   (more…)

Thenkuzhal

Thenkuzhal murukku –  a classic South Indian deep-fried snack usually prepared around festivals.

Iyengar Tamilian Thenkuzhal Murukku Recipe with Step by Step pictures by foodomania.com

I have fond memories of eating the thenkuzhal dough year after year during Diwali. Yeah, I’m a dough-eater. Don’t judge, okay? Sometimes, dough tastes amazing! And so does the end dish of the dough.

We make this snack about once or twice a year during festivals (most commonly during Diwali). We would make it more often, but the lengthy process often stops us from making the extra effort more frequently. Once in a while though – I urge you to try this snack – for this is a great one to have in your culinary repertoire.  (more…)