Brown Rice Dosas

Brown Rice Dosa

Most South Indian cooks have a pot full of dosa batter sitting in their refrigerators which they can pull out at any time to make a quick and nutritious breakfast, lunch, snack or dinner. Dosas cook pretty quickly on the skillet so in no time at all one can have a pile of hot, steaming crepes ready … [Read more...]

Rava Upma

Rava Upma

I've been writing this blog so long now that I sometimes just can't remember off-hand which recipes I've shared with you. Yesterday, as I made rava upma, one of my favorite breakfast -- and sometimes lunch-- options, I was a little stunned to realize that I had never gotten around to posting … [Read more...]

Brown Rice Puliyodarai With Homemade Potato Chips

Tamil cuisine is rich in delicious prepared rice varieties, including tomato rice, lemon rice, brinjal (or eggplant) rice, sesame seed rice and coconut rice, to name just a few. But one of my hands-down favorites is tamarind rice, or puliyodarai.My mom-in-law, who's passed on, used to make the best … [Read more...]

Kathirikka Kai and Vendakka Kuzhambu…

...or, in a little more English, Eggplant Subzi and Okra Sambar.A typical homecooked meal almost anywhere in India is made up of a gravied dish, a starch such as rice or flatbreads (chapatis, rotis, naans...) made of wheat or other grains, and a vegetable side-dish.In the southern state of Tamil … [Read more...]

Green Tomato Masial and Okra Subzi

Feeding time at our home is a bit of a frenzy, and with three dogs and two cats, each of a different size and with different needs, you can guess why.Just as the grass is always greener on the other side for us humans, cat food is more desirable to dogs than what's in their own bowl and vice versa. … [Read more...]

Zucchini Kootu

The recipe I am sharing today came from a reader and now a friend, Champa. Champa has a talent for making beautiful cakes, but she doesn't have the time to blog herself. She is always sharing great ideas and tips with me, though. Last week I was telling her how my vegetable garden is producing … [Read more...]