Category Archives: South Indian

Methi Dry

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Fenugreek leaves or Methi is one such leafy vegetable with many health benefits. It can rightly be called as an all-rounder, it can treat your skin, hair, a diabetic condition, stomach disorder and in other general conditions. In fact it is quite a handy ingredient in keeping diabetic condition in control. This dry preparation of methi is what my mother… Read more »

Paduvalakai Sihi

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Paduvalakai Sihi (Paduvalakai means Snake gourd) is a traditional South Canara cuisine. It is sweet and mildly spiced coconut based curry. This curry is very simple to make and does not have the usual masala that goes into a coastal region curry. Freshly grated coconut is finely ground and added to the cooked vegetable. this curry kind-of resembles a vegetable… Read more »

Pineapple Sweet Curry

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Pineapple Sweet Curry / Menaskai is a tangy-sweet medley of vegetable/fruit in coconut gravy. It is an essential and integral part of Udupi Brahmin cuisine. We call it as Muddhuli, but Menaskai is a more popular name and easily identifiable. Menaskai is a thick concoction of several elements. A usual coconut based curry in coastal region will essentially have chillies, coriander,… Read more »

Onion Rasam

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A recipe shared by Nithin, he calls it – Onion Rasam with a twist. It is a simple preparation with lots of onion and spices. He shared the recipe on whatsapp and I made it exactly as he said. The first time I made it, the spice level was too bland for me. But second time geared up with a… Read more »