Spicy tomato rasam

Ingredients 2 large ripe healthy tomatoes 4 cups water or top water of boiled dal (stock) 2 whole red chillies 1 stalk curry leaves 1 tiny sprig mint leaves 1 tiny sprig coriander leaves 1-2 flakes garlic grated 2-3 pinches clove-cinnamon powder 1/2 tsp. sambar masala 8-10 peppercorns 1 1/2 … Continue reading

Tarka Dal

Ingredients: ½ cup red split lentils 3 cups water 1 level teaspoon salt 1 small onion chopped 3 cloves garlic finely chopped 4 tablespoon melted vegetable ghee Pinch turmeric ½ teaspoon garam masala 1 small tomato 2 teaspoon finely chopped green coriander Method: Pick over the lentils for any stones … Continue reading

Spinach sambar

Ingredients: A bunch of spinach 1 – tomato 1 – green chilli Tamarind, lime size 1 to 1&1/2 tbsp – sambar powder Salt Asafoetida, a pinch 1/2 cup – tur dal Turmeric, a pinch To temper: Mustard seeds and jeera Method Cook dal with turmeric in pressure cooker. Soak tamarind … Continue reading

Murungaikai ( Drumstick) Sambar

Ingredients: 2 – drumsticks (murungaikai) (normal size) 200g – small(sambar) onions Curry leaves, mustard seeds, for seasoning lemon size tamarind 2 – tomato (normal size) Dal, a handful 4tbsp – oil To Masala: Asafoetida, a pinch 5 – red chillis 2 tbsp – kadalai paruppu (Bengal gram dal) 4 tbsp … Continue reading

Noodles Soup

Ingredients: Sweet Corn Kernels 1 cup Boiled Noodles 1 cup Ginger paste 1/2 tsp Garlic paste 1/2 tsp Black Pepper Powder Salt to Taste Butter to taste Method Boil the sweet corn kernels in 1 cup of water. Blend the mixture and strain it. Add the boiled noodles Add pepper … Continue reading

Vegetable & noodle Soup

Ingredients: 1 cup tomato puree 1 cup carrots, grated 3 spring onions, cut into strips 1 cup noodles, cooked 1 tbsp cooking oil 1 tbsp corn flour Chinese pickled vegetables for garnishing 1/2 cup turnips, grated 1/2 small cabbage, cut into small strips 1/2 cup bamboo shoots, cut into 1″ … Continue reading