Dosa with Sambar and Chutney

Dosa with Mixed-Vegetable Kuzhambu and Coconut-Coriander Chutney

Being married to a Tamilian, I learned long ago to love Tamilian food. It was not a hard thing to do, by any means: Tamil Nadu cuisine is chock-full of such palate-pleasing delights as sambars, rasams, dosas and idlis. This South Indian state even gave the world the popular Mulligatawny Soup (milagu … [Read more...]

Creamy Tomato Coconut Curry

Tomato-Coconut Curry

One of the dishes that I cook over and over again is this decadent-tasting but healthy Tomato Coconut Cream Curry.It is an ideal recipe for someone who is new to cooking Indian food -- or just new to cooking -- because of its sheer simplicity. There's no grinding, complicated spice mixes and … [Read more...]

Vegan Venn Pongal with Eggplant-Green-Pepper Gotsu

Venn Pongal

This week, one half of my family (Desi's side) celebrated Pongal, the beginning of the new year for people from the state of Tamil Nadu. Like all Indian festivals, this is an occasion to guzzle down plate after plate of lovingly prepared luscious, delicious vegetarian food.There are some very … [Read more...]