Chenaikizhangu Stir Fry

Chenaikizhangu or Elephant yam is one of the tuber variety. I remember growing up helping my mom cleaning up the yam and chopping or slicing it. She used to say if the yam is very fresh it kind of itch our hands and also while itch our throat while eating. My mom used to make…

Keerai Kootu with Dhal

Keerai Kootu or Spinach Gravy with dhal and coconut is one of my most favorite food. I have mentioned in my previous post that I can eat kootu made with any vegetable or keerai. When I was in India I would pester my mom to make keerai most of the times and now I’m facing…

Cluster Beans Paruppu Usili

Paruppu usili is made up of channa dal and vegetable mixed together. This is give unique flavor to the vegetable curry and mostly served as an accompaniment to Mor Kuzahmbu or Rasam. I love eating Paruppu usili as such. I still remember, whenever my mother made paruppu usili during my college time and my working…

Okra/Vendakaai Poriyal

Okra/Vendakaai Poriyal Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 15 mins | Serves: 3 Ingredients Okra/Vendakaai – 500 grams chopped Onion – 1 chopped finely Shredded coconut or desiccated coconut – 1/4 cup Chilli powder – 1 tsp Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp Salt – as needed To Temper Oil – 1 tbsp Mustard seeds…