Surprisingly simple Poritha/Poricha kootu – Grandma style
Gravy side-dishes / Kootu/South-Indian dal with veggies / Uncategorized

Surprisingly simple Poritha/Poricha kootu – Grandma style

We aren’t the surprise-giving kinds – the husband and I. The other wives in our friend circle often reach out to us to plan surprise birthday parties for their husbands – photo collectibles, specially planned dinners, midnight surprises with a group of friends, funny gifts delivered by unexpected people at unexpected places – you name it … Continue reading

Kootu/South-Indian dal with veggies / Sambhar & Rasams / Uncategorized

Cooking With Farm Fresh Veggies: Spring Onion Sambhar

Weekend Lunch @ Ramachandrans Growing up in Delhi, everyday food at home was mainly north-Indian, interspersed with some south-Indian regulars like kootu (south-Indian dish of lentil and vegetables) and rasam (South-Indian soup). There’d be roti, dal and subzi at all meals and, rice and rasam or kootu every other day. Sundays lunches meant south-Indian food … Continue reading

Keerai Poricha Kootu/Spinach & Lentil
Gravy side-dishes / Kootu/South-Indian dal with veggies

Keerai Poricha Kootu/Spinach & Lentil

Hurray! The start of yet another week of marathon blogging! For me, it is going to be choc-a-block with Thalis (Combo food platters) this week. During the last edition of the marathon started by Srivalli, a lot of people prepared wonderful and elaborately planned thalis – some traditional, some region-wise and some festive ones. I … Continue reading

Cooking with Farm Fresh veggies / Kootu/South-Indian dal with veggies

Cooking with Farm Fresh Veggies: Cabbage Kootu

This is a weekly series on cooking with vegetables fresh from my parents’ backyard. It is raining cabbages here in Foodilicious land. With winter making way for spring/summer, it is the ideal weather for cabbages to adjust their green collars and put up a fine show attired in their best greens. A visit to the … Continue reading