Anubala's Kitchen

Malai Makai Palak

Malai Makai Palak

After a long time, I could manage to buy some palak. I initially thought of making palak paneer, but paneer was not available that day. There was corn at home, so decided to use that. I am very fond of Nita Metha’s palak paneer recipe. I made few changes to that recipe to suit toRead more about Malai Makai Palak[…]

Vazhaikai Podimas

Vazhaikai Podimas

Vazhaikai Podimas is a delicacy from Tamil Brahmins cuisine. It is a simple recipe made with simple and easily available ingredients at home. The trick in making perfect vazhaikai podimas lies in selection of the right kind of raw banana and cooking the banana. Raw banana should be firm and hard and not the tenderRead more about Vazhaikai Podimas[…]

Vadai Morekhuzhambu

Vadai Morekhuzhambu

Vadai Morekhuzhambu is a traditional Tamil brahmin dish. It’s the South Indian version of the Khadi pakora. Crispy vadas simmered in creamy Morekhuzhambu is a delicacy indeed. The recipe is simple, but care has to be taken to make a smooth Khuzhambu as yogurt when cooked can curdle and make the gravy grainy which isRead more about Vadai Morekhuzhambu[…]

Curry Leaves and Peanuts Podi Idli

Curry Leaves and Peanuts Podi Idli

Podi Idli is my family’s favourite dish. I make it often at home. Few days back I made these yummy Curry Leaves and Peanuts Podi Idli, idea inspiration from my dear cousin, Viji. She told me that one of her favourite dish was the curry leaves podi idli served in Murugan Idli Shop. Not once,Read more about Curry Leaves and Peanuts Podi Idli[…]

Samai Paniyaram

Samai Paniyaram

Little millet, known as samai in tamizh can replace rice in many recipes. Millers are richer in protein and it’s good to include in day to day diet. Few days ago, I tried making paniyaram with samai instead of rice. The paniyaram was soft inside and had a crispy crust. It was indeed yummy andRead more about Samai Paniyaram[…]

Snake Gourd Whole Moong Rice

Snake Gourd Whole Moong Rice

Snake gourd known as podalangai in Tamil, is a very humble, affordable and a very healthy vegetable, but sadly not a favourite to many. It’s rich in fibre, has lot of water making it a very ideal vegetable for pregnant and lactating women. Also, it’s low in sodium and potassium which makes it a goodRead more about Snake Gourd Whole Moong Rice[…]

Vepampoo Khuzhambu

Vepampoo Khuzhambu

Neem flowers are called as vepampoo in tamil. Vepampoo has lot of medicinal properties. It’s mainly used to improve digestion, appetite and detoxification of the gut. It is also used as a natural ingredient for deworming. In the traditional South Indian cooking, vepampoo is used in many recipes like thogaiyal ( variety of chutney), asRead more about Vepampoo Khuzhambu[…]

Tomato Poha

Tomato Poha

Whenever I have to cook something quick for any meal, the first ingredient that comes to mind is, poha. One can make a sumptuous dish in 15-20 mins with this humble, versatile poha. Few days back, I had made this dish Tomato Poha for breakfast. I had actually planned to make only oats porridge forRead more about Tomato Poha[…]

Beetroot Idiyappam

Beetroot Idiyappam

To make Beetroot Idiyappam had been in my mind for a long time. Finally, I made it few days back for breakfast. It’s the usual idiyappam recipe only. I just added boiled beetroot purée to the rice flour. There was not much change in the flavour, but it certainly enhances the nutritive value of theRead more about Beetroot Idiyappam[…]

Tomato Dosa

Tomato Dosa

Few weeks back, when I had gone to visit my mom, while chatting, she shared this recipe with me. She had learnt it from her neighbour it seems and was very excited about sharing the recipe with me:) She had already tried the recipe and said that the dosa was very tasty. I have neverRead more about Tomato Dosa[…]