Paruppu Podi / Spiced Lentil Powder – a simple yet authentic and sumptuous spiced lentil powder that is packed with flavours and aroma. Home made podis/ powders are quite popular and traditional in South India as they come in handy when you prefer to have home cooked meals but do not have much time to cook. Paruppu podi is one such condiment that can be prepared well ahead and stored for days/ months. It is a simple blend of roasted lentils and spices and is best served along with steamed white rice and a teaspoon of sesame oil or ghee.
Baingan Bharta / Roasted Eggplant Curry – a delicious and smoky Indian variation of the Mediterranean Baba Ganoush. This dish is simple yet delicious and has unique smoky flavours that comes from grilling the eggplant on direct fire or charcoal. The grilled eggplant is chopped/mashed, spiced up and cooked to a delicate finish. This smoky and flavour packed baingan bharta / roasted eggplant pairs well with Indian flat breads like roti / paratha /steamed white rice.
Vazhakkai Podi / Grated Raw banana spice mix – an authentic and flavourful South Indian dry curry made with raw banana. Raw banana is cooked, grated or crumbled and blended with a freshly prepared spice mix. Addition of the freshly prepared spice mix enhances the taste of this raw banana curry. This flavourful and piquant dry curry is a very good accompaniment in South Indian meals.
Onion & Cabbage Pakora – a popular street style tea time snack. These delectable pakoras are more like fritters that are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Every crunchy bite of these pakoras have a hint of aromatic flavour from the addition of herbs. Sit back, relax and savour these palatable & crunchy bites with a cup of tea / coffee on the side.
Moong Dhal Dosa – an instant savoury crepe made from yellow moong dhal and poha (flattened rice). Unlike the regular dosa that requires long hours of soaking, grinding and fermenting process, this dosa comparatively demands less work and requires no fermentation. This savoury crepe is highly nutritious, protein packed and is satiating as well as light on stomach. This flavourful and protein packed moong dhal dosa can be a welcoming addition to South Indian tiffin / breakfast/ dinner menu. Serve this moong dhal dosa with your favourite chutney and sambar.
Kadambam means mixture / medley of different things. As the name suggests, this chutney is a delicious blend of many ingredients that packs in a subtle zing, sharpness and aromatic flavour in every bite. This chutney has versatile options – use it as a side for South India tiffins such as Idli / Dosa / Pongal, smear it on rotis to make kathi rolls, spread it over bread to make sandwiches, dipping sauce for snacks & veggies.