Mixed Vegetable Stuffed Paratha: Step by Step

Parathas are flatbreads traditionally made of wheat flour, shallow fried in ghee or oil, and noticeably thicker than the usual rotis or chapatis. In addition, parathas usually have some kind of stuffing in them - they range from savory (cauliflower, potatoes, peas, lentils, paneer/cottage cheese, radish, etc.) to sweet (jaggery and lentil mixture, grated coconut … Continue reading Mixed Vegetable Stuffed Paratha: Step by Step

Iyengar Style Thakkali Thayir Pachadi (Tomato Raita): Step by Step

South Indian cooking is generally seasonal, simple, and devoid of too many spices. Made with minimal ingredients, the food tends to be healthy as well as tasty. Of course South Indian cuisine also has spicy, complex dishes as well - but most everyday dishes from this cuisine are really simple to make, yet so delicious … Continue reading Iyengar Style Thakkali Thayir Pachadi (Tomato Raita): Step by Step

Vazhaithandu Thayir Pachadi/South Indian Style Banana Stem Raita/Yoghurt Based Dip

The Banana tree (Vaazhai maram in tamil) is sacred to Indian culture. In South India especially, the tree grows abundantly and is an important part of both culture as well as cuisine. Even blessings in tamil contain the name of the tree, thats how important this is! 🙂 The tree is such that no part … Continue reading Vazhaithandu Thayir Pachadi/South Indian Style Banana Stem Raita/Yoghurt Based Dip