Dosa – Street Food Video from Mumbai

Now why would we show you a Dosa video from Mumbai? What this video and see what unfolds! Once again, it’s Anand Stall right by Mithibai College, that just blows our minds away. They have taken the simple dosa or dosai and combined it with beautiful and surprising elements. The result, a fusion of cuisines and burst of flavors that will be hard to forget. Recipe for Dosa Batter, click here!

"Dosa – Street Food Video from Mumbai"

Homemade Rasam Powder

How many times have you been unimpressed by the lack of flavor of some store bought rasam powders? Many of these powders or masalas start out fresh and flavorful but lose their potency over time, especially if you don’t use them very often. How do you combat this problem, you ask? Simple…make you own fresh rasam powder at home with this easy Homemade Rasam Powder recipe.

"Homemade Rasam Powder"

Uttappam Recipe and Egg Dosa – Cuisine From Southern India

Uttapams, Uthappas, Oothappam – little variation in the spelling and the pronunciation but the outcome is just a delicious snack (or meal for some). The Uttappams may look like Pancakes but the similarities end right there. The “Indian Pancake” is usually savory and has toppings that are cooked along with the Uttappam. Traditionally, Uttappams are served with Sambar and one of the endless chutney varieties – Coconut Chutney, Dry Chutney Powder, Onion Chutney or Tomato…

"Uttappam Recipe and Egg Dosa – Cuisine From Southern India"

Appam Recipe (Hopper) – Kerala Cuisine

One of the the yummiest flat breads to come out of India is the Appam, native to the state of Kerala. Made from rice and coconut that is fermented with yeast, appams are soft and fluffy with a hint of sweetness. They are perfect to enjoy along with Potato Stew, Avial and Kerala style chicken, among other dishes. Try this very simple recipe for Appam.

"Appam Recipe (Hopper) – Kerala Cuisine"

Gluten Free Rice Sticks Upma Recipe

Upma is a satisfying and flavorful breakfast or lunch goto item. It is made from semolina (suji/sooji), a wheat product, and makes it impossible for people with celiac disease or gluten intolerance to enjoy it. As with many gluten free substitutions, rice comes to the rescue once again…this time in the form of thin rice noodles (rice sticks). Try this delicious gluten-free rice sticks upma recipe for a variation to the traditional upma. Oh…and we’d…

"Gluten Free Rice Sticks Upma Recipe"

Neer Dosa, South Indian Crepe

Neer Dosa is a soft and a “melt-in-your-mouth” dosa and there is no better way to describe it. The softness is amazing and the mild flavor with a hint of coconut is what makes you go back for more and more. In today’s world, when life can be so hectic, this Neer Dosa comes as a breath of fresh air. Thank you Divya Giri, for sharing this wonderful recipe with all of us. Soak Time…

"Neer Dosa, South Indian Crepe"

Millet (Bajra) Idli – Dosa

These days, everyone is looking to replace white rice in their diet. It becomes increasingly more difficult when making South Indian specialties such as idli and dosa, both of which are heavily rice based. This Millet Idli and Dosa recipe successfully replaces a majority of the rice with heart healthy, magnesium rich, hulled millet. Millet idlis are super soft and fluffy and the millet dosas are full-bodied and delicious. Double the batch to make two…

"Millet (Bajra) Idli – Dosa"

Crispy Dosa

Dosa is on the menu today with this crispy restaurant style dosa recipe. Dosa, a delectable crepe made from rice and urad daal, can be had plain or as “Masala Dosa” with the addition of Potato Masala. Be sure to also check out our recipes for Potato Masala, Sambhar, Coconut Chutney and Dry Chutney Powder to make a complete meal.

"Crispy Dosa"

Curry Leaves Chutney (Kadi Patta Chutney)

This is a quick and an easy South Indian Chutney that goes so well with a lot of South Indian dishes. The Curry Leaves give a flavor that is very distinct and fresh. A make ahead chutney that is a wonderful change to the coconut chutney that is usually served is great when you have a lot of Curry Leaves on hand, pruning down you Kadi Patta Plant for the winter. Prep Time: 10 min…

"Curry Leaves Chutney (Kadi Patta Chutney)"

Paniyaram (Savory)

Leftovers are a part of life and we just have to learn to live with them. Changing the look and giving a fresher approach of them heightens the excitement and makes them more enticing. Paniyarams do just that! A fresh and quick make-over and these Cute Paniyarams will vanish in seconds. There are a lot of different varieties and are known by a lot of different names in different regions in South India. To name…

"Paniyaram (Savory)"

Mango Pickle (Aavakai)

A traditional Indian meal is incomplete without a pickle. There are so many different ways of making pickles – cooking, fermenting over days in the sun or fresh pickles. This Mango Pickle recipes takes a few days and may sound like a tedious and a long process but the end result is just amazing and you can enjoy the fruits of you labor by relishing it over months or years. Take a step back in…

"Mango Pickle (Aavakai)"

Chettinad Chicken Curry

Chettinad Chicken Curry is known for the flavors, the spice and the aroma! Here is a fantastic recipe that promises to deliver in all aspects. The dish is very popular not just in the South of India but has made a place in a lot of homes and hearts all over the world. Give it a shot and you’ll see exactly what we mean. It is a dish that requires patience and love and a…

"Chettinad Chicken Curry"

Malabar Chicken Curry

Maria from MariasMenu.com was kind enough to share her knowledge of cooking from the Malabar region of the State of Kerala. This awesome Malabar Chicken Dish is a sure hit in every sense – the eye-appeal, the aroma, the texture, the taste and the sound (yup, you get to hear all the praises 😉 )! I first tried Malabar Chicken at a resort in Kerala and over the years tried to recreate the dish and…

"Malabar Chicken Curry"

Oats Dosa – Healthy Dosa

This fantastic nutritious packed Dosa made with majority Oats and lesser Rice is a perfect start (breakfast) or end (dinner) for the day. More of the Oats and less of the Rice makes this a lot easier to grind, a task that can become cumbersome at time. The flavor of the Oats in the Dosa is a great plus and makes us wonder why it was not like this to start with. Oats are known…

"Oats Dosa – Healthy Dosa"

Vella Dosa – Sweet Jaggery Pancake

Vella is Jaggery in Tamil, hence the name Vella Dosa. Sweet Jaggery Dosa has a very special place in our home, it is always made on the spur of the moment. We love the fact that it does not need as much planning as other dosas do. Quick, fast, easy and so so good… Prep Time: 30 min Cook Time: 2-3 min each dosa Makes: 10-12 dosas Ingredients: Whole Wheat Flour – 1 cup Rice…

"Vella Dosa – Sweet Jaggery Pancake"

Idli

Idlis are traditionally a breakfast item but the fact that when served with Sambar and Chutney, they are a full meal and can be enjoyed at any time of the day! Idlis are steamed making them very healthy and very light. You’ll be amazed how many you can eat but then who’s counting? Making Idlis is a process that takes a couple of days but at the end of it, it’s absolutely worth the effort!…

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