Tomato Rice (Pulao)

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Tomato rice or pulao has a South Indian flair as I have used samber powder in this recipe. Samber powder is a spice mix used in many South Indian dishes. It has a spicy and tangy flavor. This flavor combined with tomato and rice taste great! This dish will also make a nice lunch box meal. Serves 3 Ingredients: 1 cup rice 3 tomatoes chopped, will make 1-1/2 cup chopped tomatoes 3 tablespoons oil 1/4 cup raw shelled peanuts 1 teaspoon mustard…

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Masala Idli

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…3/4 cup water use as needed 1 teaspoon ENO (fruit salt) For seasoning the Idli 1 tablespoon oil 1/4 teaspoon mustard seed (rai) 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera) 1 green chili seeded and cut in length wise in four 1 teaspoon samber powder optional The seasoning is for half the idlies we are making other use next time Utensils for Making Idlis Idli stand – I am using the mini idle rack but you can use regular rack and cut the idli in four…

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Dosa (Rice and Urad Dal Crepe)

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Dosa is a popular South Indian delicacy which looks like a crepe. Dosa is a crisp and thin pancakes made of a rice and urad dal batter. Traditionally Dosa is served with samber, aloo masala and coconut chutney. This recipe will serve 3. Ingredients: 1-1/2 cups rice 1/2 cup urad dal washed 1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds 1 teaspoon salt 5 tablespoons oil or clarified butter, ghee Method Wash rice and dal changing water three to four times. Soak…

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Medu Vada

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…now with other hand wet fingers slowly slide Vada into the hot oil. Fry the Vadas from both sides to golden brown. Take them out over paper towel to drain access oil. Traditionally Medu Vada served with Coconut Chutney, and samber (aromatic lentil soup with vegetables). Notes If Medu Vada Batter is too thick: The Vada will shape nicely but they will be hard inside after frying. If batter is too soft: it will not be able to hold the shape and…

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Rava Idli (Semolina Dumpling)

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…it in two batches. The batter can be prepared all at once; however, you must add the Eno just prior to pouring into the idli stand. Serving Suggestions Serve seasoned Idlis with coconut or cilantro chutney. Serve Idlis with samber (south Indian vegetable soup). Idlis do not have to be seasoned for that. Stir-fry Idlis in the seasoning oil mixture over medium heat for a few minutes. They will turn slightly brown. Enjoy this simple and delicious…

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