South Indian Thali

South Indian Thali | A full meal | Indian Thaali ideas & Recipes

A South Indian Thali is made up of a selection of various South Indian dishes.

There really is no “rule” as to what constitutes a Thali (read: Thaalee).

You’re just going to have to fill it up with whatever YOU think makes a complete meal! 🙂 (more…)

Kadai Vegetable (with Gravy)

Kadai Vegetable: Coming together of various parboiled vegetables in a spicy gravy!

I’m off vacationing. Because that’s what you do after 4 longs years of studying boring interesting subjects. 😛

Kadai Vegetable Gravy Recipe

I made this side dish last month. Actually, I made it a day before my results were to be announced. Nervousness or whatever kept me from blogging for a while, and later I completely forgot about this. As I sat cleaning my hard drive, I found these pictures and decided to share ’em with y’all. I’m anyways not cooking for a while. Might as well share some of my past escapades! 😉

A homemade Kadai Vegetable (at least my version) isn’t anything like what you find in Indian restaurants. This is mildly spiced, not deep fried, not too oily nor too rich. I think it is just the perfect healthy side to almost any Indian main course! (more…)

Onion Relish (Thokku)

Onion Relish Recipe (Vengaya Thokku)

Onion Relish = Perfect Condiment to almost any Indian food.

I fib not.

Think about this for just a second: Caramelized pieces of Onions.. with a dash of Garlic… and a whole bunch of spices indigenous to the south Indian cuisine… Simmered and cooked until they’re reduced to a mush! Oh boy, this Onion Relish (my mistake. Indians are proud of their food names. So I’ll call this Onion Thokku) is just fantastic with Roti, Idli, Dosa, Paratha, Puri, Bonda, Upma, Rice and what not!

In fact, I’m pretty sure you could top your burger patties with this Onion Relish for a different kick! 😉 (more…)

Shahi Paneer Masala

Shahi Paneer Masala Recipe

This is a dish fit for the kings! Hence the name “Shahi Paneer Masala”. Rich & decadent, this vegetarian side dish made with the softest cottage cheese ever can brighten up any Indian-themed party! Or forget party, just make this to add zest to a boring day! 🙂 That’s what I do anyway – when bored, chuck the regular food and go full on caloricious! (did I just invent the word “caloricious”? I think I did!! And Shahi Paneer Masala justifies the word perfectly! :D) (more…)