Radish and Channa Kara Kuzhambu (Tangy gravy)

I realized I hadn’t put up any radish recipes on the blog – so I have a couple of recipes coming your way. The first one is a Kara Kuzhambu using radish and channa. Kuzhambu is a gravy dish from Tamil Nadu. There are a lot of varieties of Kuzhambu. I loveย Kara Kuzhambu in restaurants and wanted to give it a shot at home. The traditional Kara Kuzhambu is a tangy gravy with tamarind, tomatoes, and onions and doesn’t use a lot of veggies. But I knew I had to add in some veggies – so instead of the usual combinations like potato or brinjal, I tried something different to up the game ๐Ÿ™‚ So here I am with this new recipe! If you ย are a fan of the traditional kuzhambu and are wary of adding veggies in, think of this as just another side-dish! No matter what the name, the combination of radish and tamarind gives this curry a unique taste.


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Hesarabele Southekayi Kosambari (Mung dal and Cucumber Salad)

This kosambari/salad is a part of any festival celebration in Karnataka! I love this kosambari because it’s super easy to make and also probably because I associate it with festivals, it tastes special. Normally apart from festival days, I never used to prepare this at home! But while I thinking about great evening snacks, it struck me that this is an amazing snack ๐Ÿ™‚ You don’t have to prepare this for just festivals or special occasions, right?

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Black Pepper Cauliflower

The combination of simple spices like black pepper and cumin seeds coarsely ground up add so much flavor to any dish! You don’t need a ton of exotic ingredients to create a nice quick, tasty, wholesome meal. Also with a little creativity you can add a new look-and-feel to any vegetable ๐Ÿ™‚ I think this recipe is testimony to both the above statements.

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Foxtail Millet (Navane/Korralu/Thennai) Fried ‘Rice’

Veggie Fried Rice – somehow this has become synonymous with street food for me. The expert street vendors in Bangalore quickly whip up batches of fried rice! Actually it is pretty simple to put together and takes less than 30 min to do it at home! ย It is a perfect way to sneak in all those nice veggies – especially for fussy eaters. Who won’t eat fried rice for lunch? And dinner! ๐Ÿ˜€ You can lots of personal variations to this simple recipe and turn it into a family favorite ๐Ÿ™‚

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Kohlrabi (KnolKhol) Thepla/Multi-grain Flatbread – Diabetic Friendly

Planning out meals for a family can be a daunting task. Having to think of something healthy, nutritious and something that everyone will love! ๐Ÿ™‚
But lot of researchers believe that home cooking can be a great way to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Cooking at home gives you control over what goes into the meal – the best kind of quality control possible ๐Ÿ™‚ ย So get creative in your kitchens and take the first step towards a healthier life.