These soft and fluffy flakes of steamed rice gently flavoured with the exotic coconut, palm jaggery and gingelly (sesame) oil, will wipe away the toil and sweat of a hard day’s work the morning after. Wholesome and delightful, puttu is a powerful way to start your day.
Dal, lentil curry, sambar and parrupu kulambu lovers: rejoice! For unto you is presented the king of lentil curries: the drumstick lentil curry. You shall find it more creamy, nutritious and glorious than just plain dal. Follow this recipe and you shall find great joy!
The black chickpea sprouts sundal is a snack-cum-salad is crackly, crunchy and soft, and has a nutty and wholesome flavour that elevates sprouts. What a great way to reduce weight, no? A spoonful here and two spoonfuls there, and it disappears quickly.
The black chickpea sprouts Indo-Mediterranean salad is fresh and tangy, luscious and juicy, and then some. The crunch and bite from the onions, the comforting black chickpea sprouts, the soft tomatoes, coriander and mint come together gloriously in a rich and tangy dressing.
There’s nothing else that infuses warmth as tenderly as these mini monsoon comrades and some hot tea on a cold and rainy day. Crispy, brown and scaarrrumptious, these split chickpea fritters, known here as masala vadas, and paruppu vadais are guaranteed mood lifters too.
This tangy and spicy, rich and earthy, quick and easy, and so beautifully ochre, onion tomato chutney moonlights as a gravy and sauce as well, and makes for a great accompaniment for dosas, idlis, appams, rice, pasta and chips or you could eat dollops of it just as it is.
These deliciously healthy oatmeal raisin cookies, otherwise my go-to rise-and-shine-breakfast cookies, are the best. They put a smile on my face, fill my senses with warmth, fill my tummy with the goodness of oats and raisins, and give me the strength to carry on with my day.