Rasam Powder

Rasam, a lovely blend of spices, tamarind and lentils is a favorite in southern India. Usually mixed with rice, rasam also makes a great soup. I’ve posted the recipe for my favorite rasam earlier, and a simple rasam as well. This is the basic spice mix used to make rasam. Rasam Powder 1 cup Coriander…

Gram Flour Curry

This is a shortcut, quick curry made with gram flour and yogurt. Its delicious with rice and tastes a lot like a more (buttermilk) kozhambu. Gram Flour (Besan) Pachadi 1 tbsp Gram Flour 1 cup Yogurt 1 tsp Mustard Seeds 1 tsp Urad Dal/ split Black Gram 2 Green Chillies 4-5 Curry Leaves a pinch…

Kali Dal

Though I prefer a simple yellow dal seasoned with a blend of spices, once in a while, I love to indulge in this rich dal made of black lentils, and finished off with dollops of cream! This is a perfect accompaniment to naans. Kali Dal Ingredients A: 250 g Whole Black Urad Dal (Black Lentils)…