Cuisine: south indian

Soya chunks sambar recipe – Side dish for rice

Its a long time I posted a indian recipe in this blog. It has been cakes and muffins and other desserts for a long time now. Its not that I make more of these baked things on a daily basis. Its just that I have a lot of them in my drafts for over a couple of months . As I don’t get time to post very often, it gets accumalating and the desserts are quite tempting to get an entry into the blog soon . But its actually, I cook this kind of healthy recipes everyday. I try to…


Paruppu podi recipe – Lentil powder for rice

Paruppu podi/ spicy powder with lentil is made quite often at my place since my childhood. It was definitely made for my dad when we(my mom, sis and me) went to our native place during our vacations. It came in really handy during dinner when my dad used to just cook some rice and had it with this powder. I have made it only once since my marriage and somehow this was never my favourite. But when my grandmom send a packet of this a couple of months back, my son had it once and got addicted to this podi….


Sweet ragi appam recipe – Ragi paniyaram – Prasadam for Ganesh chathurthi

“A very happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all the readers of Creative Saga. ” I was thinking of posting this one atleast a few days before the Ganesh Chaturthi , but other priorities kept me away from blogging. But anyway with so many festivals approaching, you can try this one sometime.I actually made them during Janmashtami. Alternatively, you can also make them for your breakfast or your evening time snack. Its quite healthy and so you can make them once in a while for your kids too as they are really delicious!! I have used just some sprouted ragi flour without…


Nellikai saadam- Gooseberry rice – south indian rice recipes

I made this prior to the Tamil new year and wanted to post it before the new year, but somehow could not mange to do so. I usually make some rice variety along with some sweets. Last year we had the Karnataka style raw mango rice. I wanted to try this rice variety with gooseberries since a long time. It was really delicious and tasted like mango rice or lemon rice. I generally make pickles with gooseberries and I do want to try other recipes with it too. There are many recipes with it which I have tasted before ,…


Kothavarangai puli kootu- Cluster beans tamarind gravy- South Indian lunch recipes

I love cluster beans. I find this frequently nowadays, thanks to the Indian grocery shops which have opened nearby. Its much easier to get many fresh Indian vegetables every week rather than visiting little India once in a while. I usually make a stir fry adding onions and it makes a delicious side dish for chapatis. My mom used to make a kootu adding pepper, tamarind and jaggery. I loved that. Here I have used a similar recipe I found in meenakshi ammal. I made it as a side dish for rice and sambar.


Drumstick Rasam recipe – Easy tamil lunch recipes

I have seen this drumstick rasam in several blogs , though it was never made at our place. After all the festivities, what we needed in the end was a simple comforting food. Thats when I though of making this finally. I followed the recipe in Meenakshi ammals cookcook, a book which has been with me for years, yet I had failed to notice this recipe. The recipe is quite similar to mysore rasam. It was quite delicious and we enjoyed it with some hot rice and potato curry. Serve hot with rice and some chutney or curry.


Kalkandu saadam recipe- Sweet rice recipes

Happy Navratri to all my lovely readers and blogger friends!! This is a traditional dish in Tamilnadu. I am posting this as Navaratri begins today. You can also try this delicious sweet along with some savoury chundal when you invite your friends over for golu . I had made this during a religious get together few days ago.Everyone liked it including the kids. Hope you try and enjoy this one!! See other Prasadam recipes here.


Oats pongal recipe – Oats recipes

My hubby doesn’t prefer eating rice in the night. So it’s mostly chapatis for dinner. But there are some days when I don’t get time to make chapatis. So we came up with the idea of using oats in cooking and substituting rice with oats.Though I have used oats in idlis and dosai before, a hubby’s friend suggested using in upma etc. I made paniyaaram with oats recently. Then I tried this pongal with a lot of hesitation , but it actually tasted good. I will surely try upma soon. I have always wanted to post venn pongal , but…