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Indian, Soups

Tomato and Lentil soup (Rasam)

Rasam is a lentil and tomato soup that is a typical South Indian dish that is eaten with rice, usually as the final accompaniment to rice in a sadya, which is a traditional south indian feast.  It is hot and tangy – other than tomatoes and lentils it has garlic, cumin, black pepper and lots […]

Indian, Kerala, Main Course, Sadya recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian dishes

Green plantains with channa (Kadala and kaaya thoran)

Thoran is a generic name (in Malayalam) for all vegetable dry dishes which have freshly grated coconut.  Kadala(black channa) and kaaya(green plantain) are both very ‘heavy’ ingredients and so this sabzi is really very filling (just like avail). However its a nice balance of carbs and proteins and so its like a meal in itself. […]

Indian, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetable dishes, Vegetarian dishes

Okra and Mushroom masala

Okra,also called as Lady’s finger or Bhindi (in India) is becoming a popular health food now due to its high fiber, vitamin C, and folate content. Okra is also known for being high in antioxidants. Okra is also a good source of calcium and potassium. Further, okra is known for harnessing a superior fiber, which helps with digestion and is really beneficial for those who […]

Breads, Indian

Whole Wheat Indian Bread(Roti or Chapati)

A typical Indian meal is well-balanced and healthful since it consists of whole wheat bread (roti) , vegetable dish or meat dish, lentils curry (dal) and some rice.  Rotis are made at home in every Indian household (at least it used to be until modernization hit India along with everyone else!) Rotis are usually made […]


Bread Rolls

Bread is so easily available everywhere – so many bakeries even inside grocery shops that have freshly baked bread and so one may think why go to this trouble of baking breads since it seems so incredibly complicated anyways? I agree that some of the bread recipes do seem complicated plus they require a lot […]

Breakfast, Cakes and Cookies

Banana Nut Bread

At the end of the week, I often end up with at least a couple overripe bananas and I usually make one of two things with them – ‘Unni appams’, which are steamed banana muffins or ‘banana nut bread’, which is a cake with bananas and walnuts.  Sometimes I also add other dried fruits to […]