Jackfruit Stir Fry

Jackfruit stir fry curry recipe… A healthy, low fat authentic South Indian recipe!

Jackfruit Stir Fry Recipe | South Indian Raw Jack fruit curry -Palamoos I just got back from a very long trip. Very long = Two and a Half MONTHS.

No, I wasn’t chilling. It was a work related trip. I did mention about that once or twice before. And boy, was I glad to be back home last week! You know what happens when a kid is away from home that long? The mother takes it upon herself to feed all the home cooked meals in the world to the kid within one hour of her returning! And she doesn’t stop until the kid feels like an over-sized stuff toy!! 😀

While previously, I would have simply dismissed this gem of a recipe as nothing “exciting” enough to post on my website; the long months of craving for simple South Indian food has driven me to share this simple & healthy Raw Jackfruit stir fry with y’all!
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Mysore Rasam

The aroma of freshly ground spices in this Mysore Rasam will enchant your taste-buds like no other South Indian Rasam ever has!

Mysore Rasam Recipe | South Indian Rasam with Arachuvitta Coconut    Wait, did I just indicate that this Rasam is the BEST rasam in the world? Yea-huh, I think I just did. Of all the flavorful broths in the South Indian cuisine, Mysore Rasam (in my opinion) is the King.

Made with freshly ground spices and coconut in a tamarind based stock, this rasam served with hot rice and some crispy stir fried potatoes makes an awesome lunch or dinner meal. Even if you want to avoid the carb in rice, you can drink this lentil soup like broth as is… It is an instant energizer! In almost every South Indian function, you’d find this Mysore Rasam as a part of the meal.  (more…)

Tomato Relish ~ with a South Indian twist

Make this south Indian tomato relish (thokku) for an interesting condiment to breads, rotis, rice etc.!

Tomato Relish Recipe | South Indian Tomato Thokku

I can’t write enough about this firecracker of a relish.

Or, I really should say – thokku.

I’m a South Indian and my grandmom would throw a fit if I kept giving English names to traditional recipes! 😛 But then, how do I tell YOU guys how awesome and easy this dish is if you don’t even know WHAT it is….? So this thokku is essentially tomatoes cooked down to a relish like form and flavored with seasonings quintessenial to the South Indian Cuisine. 🙂 (more…)

Mor Kuzhambu

Mor = Buttermilk; Kuzhambu = Stew. Mor Kuzhambu = Stew made with yogurt!

MOR KUZHAMBU RECIPE | South Indian Iyengar Mor Kulambu

I’m bringing another traditional South Indian recipe from my mom’s kitchen today. This time, it’s a yogurt based stew served with rice. We call it the Mor Kuzhambu (for zha – twist your tongue and say La 😀 ). Like any “traditional” recipe, this one too has very many variations depending on which region of South India you’re from. I personally love my mom’s version the best and I hope you do too. (more…)