Paruppu Kuzhambu (One-pot Dal Sambar)

Paruppu Kuzhambu – A simple Tamil-style one-pot Sambar

Paruppu Kuzhambu Recipe | Tamil-style Dal Sambar (lentil kulambu) - South Indian Sambar - Foodomania

Sambar is synonymous with South Indian cuisine. It is served along with almost every meal – breakfast / lunch / dinner

While the coconut-based Sambar is flavorful, delicious and my favorite way of cooking the dish – if you’re looking to make a simpler version of the Sambar, then you can use this recipe.   (more…)

Maavadu Oorugai (Baby Mango Pickle)

Maavudu Oorugai – tender baby mango pickle – is amazing with Curd Rice!

Maavadu Oorugai recipe (Baby Mango Pickle) | Foodomania

Today’s recipe isn’t something most people are aware of.

Unless of course you are a south Indian – then you’ve probably been fed oodles of curd rice and vadu maanga by your beloved Amma. Because how else does one eat Thayir Saadham right?  (more…)

Vegetable Kurma

Mixed Vegetable Kurma goes well with anything – roti, rice, bread etc.

Vegetable Kurma Recipe | South Indian Mixed Vegetable Korma | Mixed veg kuruma | Saravana bhavan style kurma recipe | foodomania.com

A typical south Indian recipe, this mixed vegetable kurma is commonly served in restaurants with Parotta or Idiyappam.

The coconut based gravy works well with rice, roti, bread or anything, really! The flavors, although intense, are derived from very few ingredients. A quick search will reveal multiple ways of spelling this, but its basically just a simple side-dish made with a lot of vegetables in a coconut gravy!   (more…)

Veg Maharaja Mac

Inspired by the Indian-style burgers by McDonald’s, here is a recipe for the double-decker Veg Maharaja Mac!

Veg Maharaja Mac Recipe | Double-Layer Vegetarian Indian-style Burgers

I love making burgers at home. As a vegetarian, the burger patty options really only consist of veggies or some form of cheese. But despite the limited choices, there are tonnes of flavors one could experiment with. Take this veg maharaja mac for example.

It has been inspired by the burger sold in India by McDonald’s. It may not taste exactly the same, but it comes close. With a cheesy-corn base and a delectable sauce (that takes 2 minutes to put together), this double-layer burger is a treat!    (more…)