More Kozhambu 2 : Varutharacha More Kuzhambu

Srilatha Main Dish, South Indian Leave a Comment

This is yet another variation of the more/moar kozhambu, made with buttermilk. The first variety is a simple buttermilk recipe blended with coconut, green chilies, and jeera and tempered with coconut oil. This one is a slightly more elaborate version of it, with soaked dals, toasted urad dal and chilies, methi seeds, and of course coconut and green chilies! The name varutharacha (varuthu + araicha) gives away the recipe – varuthu is to fry, and aracha means ground. Other than the frying of spices which takes a few minutes, this is a quick recipe just like the first variety. This recipe is from the collection of “Samaithu Paar” Volume 2, by Meenakshi Ammal.

Dosa Dosa!

Srilatha Breakfast, Main Dish, Snacks And Light meals, South Indian Leave a Comment

Does anyone not like or know about dosa? There is not much introduction needed for this much loved universally known delicious fermented “pancake” from the Indian peninsula. Without much ado, I’ll share my recipe that I’ve tweaked over 25 years with several insights from my own experiments, and advice from family members.