Category : Side dishes

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This wonder grain used here is called as Horse gram in English,  Kollu in Tamil. It has immense health benefits as they are rich in anti-oxidants. Hope you all would have heard about the rhyming proverb in Tamil “Elachavanukku Ellu and Koluthavanukku kollu” meaning Sesame is for lean/slim body and Horse gram is for plump …
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This is a very old recipe which I learnt to prepare in my class 8 from my mom. My mother used to prepare this gravy to mix with rice or chapati and sometimes as a travel side dish. Those times we used to cultivate tomatoes and we make lot out of it and per kg varies …
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Preparing different types of side dishes for Roti/Chappathi would be great challenge and happy to feel while serving. Though we crave for restaurant style of gravies and oil floating curries on one side on other side we would think something healthy and simple gravies using regular dals or lentils readily  available in kitchen Lentils gravy …
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Green peas is my all time favorite. Though it doesn’t have a excellent or a special taste it has a unique flavor and aroma where few lke and dislike the taste. Fresh peas can be added in any of the dishes whether it can be a pulao, rice, one pot meal,even gravy or curry.The recipe …
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Raw papaya / Green papaya benefits the health in several ways. Its mainly aids in digestion, hence called as powerful fruit full of essential nutrients and enzymes to promote digestive health. They involve in converting proteins into amino acids. Green papaya are not that popular compared to ripped ones. However green papayas are difficult to eat …
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Mushrooms are good source of Selenium and like us they produce Vitamin D when exposed to Sunlight. This recipe I got from my cousin sister Uma, a perfect cook in simple. Its so simple and easy to prepare only it takes time to ooze out oil. This gravy would be a perfect choice for Roti/Parata/Naan/Chapati. …
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Dal is said to be the generic name of lentils. Though we use toor dal in regular cooking, masoor dal would be a light and easy choice to cook. Masoor dal can also be called as pink dal and the recipe posted here would be simple for regular cooking. This dal can be used in combination …
Because we do not use much of fresh creams in our regular South Indian cooking, I totally forgot my store bought fresh cream unnoticed more than a week. We mostly use about 1-2 tsp of cream in any gravies prepared, then remaining pack goes off waste.So I never buy it, instead use a home made …
 Bottle gourd is used for preparing gravies usually in North. This vegetable is rich in water content and also contains digestible fiber thus preventing constipation. It has amazing range of health benefits top from beauty to health. Bottle gourd is taken in juice form mainly for weight reduction,premature greying of hair and also helpful in …
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Though mint leaves are loaded with abundant health benefits..many dislike the taste of chutneys made out of it. I would be the first and in that list. I can eat mint leaves added in any dishes but not chutney. But chutney is the only recipe which can be prepared in regular South Indian cooking. Like …

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