Arachu Vitta Sambar

Mixed lentils with drumsticks, coconut, tamarind and spices. This sambar recipe is made with urad dal, tur dal and a little channa dal. Ingredients 2 tomatoes – chopped 1 cup yellow lentil (tur dal) 1/2 cup of drumsticks 1 onion – chopped 1/2 cup tamarind extract A pinch of turmeric powder Salt – to taste…

Aamras Ki Kadhi

Aditya Bal and his eager group of students get set to tackle Rajputana with a delicious Aamras ki Kadhi. A quick, easy and tangy curry. Ingredients For the Kadhi: 1 cup mango puree 1 cup kairi puree (raw mango) 1 cup thin buttermilk 1/4 cup besan mixed with some butteremilk, paste like 1/4 tsp turmeric…

Kalan Kerala Curry

Kalan is a traditional Kerala dish made during Onam Sadhya. It is a curry dish prepared using buttermilk, mustard seeds, coconut and raw bananas. Ingredients 3 cup thick butter milk 2 cups yam and raw bananas- cut into thin slices 1 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp powdered fenugreek seeds 1 tsp black pepper powder 1/2…

Buttermilk Sambar

Sambar is one of the most loved dishes in the south Indian cuisine. Lady finger and brinjal cooked in a sambar paste and buttermilk base. A tempting tadka poured over the sambar and served piping hot! Ingredients For the vegetables: 2 Tbsp coconut oil 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp red chilli powder 200 gms…

Recipe of Dum Paneer Kali Mirch

A fragrant curry brightened with black pepper. Exclude the cream if you want to make it low fat. Ingredients 1 tsp oil 4 cloves 4 green cardamoms 1 inch piece cinnamon 1 onion fried till brown and blended with little water to make paste Paste of 1 tsp ginger and 1 tsp garlic with 4…

Turmeric Kulfi

Ingredients 1.5 litre full cream milk 20 gms fresh turmeric 300 gms sugar Method Boil milk, add fresh turmeric to it, Add sugar and let the milk boil until it is reduced to 1/4th of its original content, Pour the mixture into silicon moulds Freeze for 4 hours

Sweet Potato Puffs

Ingredients 2 pastry sheets For the masala: 300 gms sweet potato 1 1/2 cup mixed vegetables 1 1/2 onions (chopped) 2 tomatoes ( thinly sliced) 1/2 tsp coriander powder 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1 Tbsp coriander leaves (finely chopped) 1/2 tsp ginger paste 2 tsp garlic Method Wash and cook sweet potato with salt,  mash…

Masala Bhindi

Ingredients 250 gm bhindi 1 small bowl of water 7-8 Tbsp mustard oil 1 tsp jeera seeds 1 tsp fennel seeds 1 small bowl finely chopped onions 1 tsp chopped ginger 1/2 tsp turmeric powder Salt – to taste 1 tsp fennel powder 1 1/2 tsp amchoor powder 1/4 tsp pepper powder 1/2 tsp sugar 1…

Hot Yellow Curry with Vegetables

Ingredients For the base: 2 Tbsp oil 1 Tbsp fresh turmeric chopped  (you can use powdered turmeric also) 1 Tbsp fresh galangal chopped  (a young ginger root with a distinct flavor) 1 Tbsp fresh lemongrass 1/2 tsp green chillies finely chopped 1/2 tsp fresh red chillies finely chopped 500 ml evaporated milk 1/2 tsp salt…