Plum Rasam

A variation with local plums for die-hard rasam lovers such as me!! Plums are available in plenty in shops at present. Here’s a recipe of regular Tomato Rasam as well for you. Like Betel Leaves Rasam Rasam (pepper water) is comfort in a bowl. All it requires is a bit of rice to be dunkedContinue reading “Plum Rasam”

Tomato Rasam – Pepper Water

A month dedicated to comfort food would certainly be incomplete without the South Indian staple, Rasam! A simple, unassuming dish usually made with tomatoes or lime, as the main ingredient & a basic but intoxicatingly aromatic rasam powder that can be freshly prepared in an instant without any hassle. There’s just one basic rule whileContinue reading “Tomato Rasam – Pepper Water”

Baby Potato Roast – Chettinad Urulai Roast

This month’s theme is dedicated to the mundane every day recipes that occupy pride of place in my home, but go unnoticed simply because they are not fancy looking or rich/heavy to consume. I call them the unsung heroes of my kitchen, cause without them it would be impossible to survive. Our daily meal isContinue reading “Baby Potato Roast – Chettinad Urulai Roast”

Fiery Red Fried Sardines- Masala Fried Fish

Fried fish is an inherent part of almost every cuisine. Coated in a blend of spices unique to that specific region, be it just a basic salt, pepper, garlic, lime marinade or plenty of red chillies & tamarind, it is devoured with great relish by all fish lovers. Sardines, a daily consumed fish caught freshContinue reading “Fiery Red Fried Sardines- Masala Fried Fish”

Malabar Spinach Curry – Vaali Bendi

The Malabar Spinach or Vine Spinach is a climbing vine much akin to the usual spinach, except that it has very thick, edible stems. It is also called Pui Shak in Hindi/Bengali, Mayalu in Marathi, Basale Soppu in Kannada & Vaali Bhaji in Konkani. (see picture below) This plant has numerous health benefits & isContinue reading “Malabar Spinach Curry – Vaali Bendi”