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

Mambazha Pulissery / Mambazha Morkuzhambu – Yoghurt Curry with Ripe Mangoes

I  absolutely adore mangoes. I wait every year for mango season, and go berserk eating tons of them everyday until I get a tummy ache from eating too many mangoes, and then I repeat the same thing again the following year ! Zero lessons learnt, and soo worth it 😀 There are very few fruits … Continue reading Mambazha Pulissery / Mambazha Morkuzhambu – Yoghurt Curry with Ripe Mangoes

Baby Potatoes and Green Peas Curry – Gravy style

Most of the curry gravies I make are tomato-based. That I love all things tomato is no secret. DH, on the other hand, does not really love it like I do. The only tomato dish he will happily eat is the tomato chutney. Anything else has ‘too much tomato’ for him. Humph. As if there … Continue reading Baby Potatoes and Green Peas Curry – Gravy style

Chocolate Cream Pot with Melty Yogurt Centre

This dessert was born out of necessity. Or craving. The absolute necessity to eat something sweet one late afternoon. I was craving for something that was pannacotta-ish, after watching re-runs of Master Chef Australia contestants churning out an endless number of  fabulous looking pannacottas in myriad flavours on TV. For me, the problem with making … Continue reading Chocolate Cream Pot with Melty Yogurt Centre