Side Dish

Dal Based

Arai Puli Kuzhambu (Black Eyed Peas Tangy Curry)

Arai_Puli_Kuzhambu_Black_Eyed_Peas_Tangi_Curry

Chole (Chick Pea) Masala

Chole_Chick_Pea_Masala

Double Bean (Lima Bean) Masala

double_bean_lima_masala

Fresh Green Peas Spread

Fresh_Green_Peas_Spread

Fresh Peanuts (Pachai Verkadalai) and Potato Curry

Fresh_Peanuts_Pachai_Verkadalai_Potato_Curry

Fresh Pigeon Peas (Thuvarai) Stir Fry

Fresh_Pigeon_peas_Thuvarai_Stir_Fry

Fresh Mochai (Field Beans) Stir Fry

Fresh_Mochai_Field_Beans_Stir_Fry

Fresh Rajma and Banana Pepper Stir Fry

Fresh_Rajma_Banana_Pepper_Stir_Fry

Karamani (Black Eyed Peas) Kuzhambu

Karamani_Black_Eyed_Peas_Kuzhambu 

Kollu (Horse Gram) Masiyal

Kollu_Horse_Gram_Masiyal

Masala/Masal/Dal/Paruppu Vadai (Chick Pea Fritters)

Masala_Masal_Dal_Paruppu_Vadai_Chick_Pea_Fritters

Medhu Vadai: Indian Savoury Doughnut

Medhu_Vadai_ Indian_ Savoury_Doughnut

Mixed Dal Curry

Mixed_Dal_Curry

Moong Dal (Green Gram) Tadka

Moong_Dal_Green_Gram_Tadka

Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambu (Lentil Balls in Spicy Tangy Curry)

Paruppu_Urundai_Kuzhambu_Lentil_Balls_Spicy_Tangy_Curry

Rajasthan Delicacy: Gatte ki Kadhi

Rajasthan_Delicacy_Gatte_Ki_Kadhi

Rajma (Kidney Bean) Curry

Rajma_Kidney_Bean_Curry

Sabut Masoor Dal (Whole Red Lentils) Curry

Sabut_Masoor_Dal_Whole_Red_Lentils_Curry

Sprouted Methi (Fenugreek) Sambar

Sprouted_Methi_Fenugreek_Sambar

Sprouted Moth Bean Curry

Sprouted_Moth_Bean_Curry

Toor Dal (Red Gram) Tadka

Toor_Dal_Red_Gram_Tadka

Urad Dal (Black Gram) and Potato Curry

Urad_Dal_Black_Gram_Potato_Curry

Vadakari/Vada Kari/Vadai Curry

Vadakari_Vada_Kari_Vadai_Curry

Leafy Vegetables Based

Gajar Methi (Carrot Fenugreek Leaves) Stir Fry

Gajar_Methi_Carrot_Vendhaya_Keerai_Stir_Fry

Kothamalli (Coriander Leaves) Rasavangi

Kothamalli_Coriander_Rasavangi

Mulai Keerai (Amaranth) Puli Kuzhambu

Mulai_Keerai_Amaranth_Puli_Kuzhambu

Mulai Keerai Poondu Masiyal (Spinach Puree with Garlic)

Mulai_Keerai_Poondu_Masiyal

Mullangi Keerai (Radish Greens) Poriyal

Mullangi_Keerai_Radish_Greens_Poriyal

Palak Pakoda (Spinach Fritters)

Palak_Pakoda_Spinach_Fritters

Palak Paneer (Cottage Cheese with Spinach)

palak_paneer_cottage_cheese_spinach

Palak (Spinach) Bhurji

Palak_Spinach_Bhurji

Palak with Toor Dal (Red Gram)

Palak_Toor_Dal_Red_Gram

Pasalai Keerai Kootu (Spinach with Dal)

Pasalai_Keerai_Spinach_Kootu

Spinach (Pasalai Keerai) Stir Fry

Spinach_Pasalai_Keerai_Stir_Fry

Spring Onion with Potato Stir Fry

Spring_Onion_Potato_Stir_Fry

Sprouted Green Gram and Spinach Stir Fry

Sprouted_Green_Gram_Spinach_Stir_Fry

Vendhaya Keerai (Fenugreek Leaves) Kuzhambu

Vendhaya_Keerai_Fenugreek_Leaves_Kuzhambu

Paneer Based

Malai Kasuri Methi Mutter Paneer Curry

Malai_Kasuri_Methi_Mutter_Paneer_Curry

Paneer Achari (Cottage Cheese with Pickle Seasoning)

Paneer_Achari_Cottage_Cheese_Pickle_Seasoning

Paneer (Cottage Cheese) Finger Fry

Paneer_Cottage_Cheese_Finger_Fry

Paneer (Cottage Cheese) Mutter Curry

Paneer_Mutter_Cottage_Cheese_Curry

Pan Fried Paneer Tikka

Pan_Fried_Paneer_Tikka

Paneer Potato Spicy Curry

Paneer_Potato_Spicy_Curry 

Paneer Stuffed Banana Pepper

Paneer_Stuffed_Banana_Pepper

Stuffed Paneer Koftas in Coconut Gravy

Stuffed_Paneer_Kofta_Coconut_Gravy

Soy Based

Soy Chunks Kurma

Soy_Chunks_Kurma

Soy Chunks Masala Kuzhambu (Curry)

Soy_Chunks_Masala_Kuzhambu_Curry

Vegetable Based

Aloo Baingan (Potato Brinjal) Stir Fry

Aloo_Baingan_Potato_Brinjal_Stir_Fry

Aloo Matar (Potato Green Peas) Stir Fry

Aloo_Matar_Potato_Green_Peas_Stir_Fry

Aloo Matar (Potato and Green Peas in Tomato Gravy)

Aloo_Matar_Potato_Green_Peas_Tomato_Gravy

Avaraikai (Broad Beans) Masala

Avaraikai_Broad_Beans_Masala

Avarakkai Verkadalai (Broad Beans with Peanuts) Poriyal

Avarakkai_Verkadalai_Broad_Beans_Peanuts_Poriyal

Baby Jackfruit (Palakkai) Cutlet

Baby_Jackfruit_Palakkai_Cutlet

Baingan (Brinjal) Bartha

Baingan_Brinjal_Bartha

Baked Hot and Sweet Potato Finger Chips

Baked_Hot_Sweet_Potato_Finger_Chips

Begun Bhaja (Bengali Eggplant Fry)

Begun_Bhaja_Bengali_Eggplant_Fry

Bitter Gourd (Pavakkai) Stir Fry

Bitter_Gourd_Pavakkai_Stir_Fry

Boiled Potato Fry

Boiled_Potato_Fry

Brinjal (Eggplant) Garlic Masala

Brinjal_Eggplant_Garlic_Masala

Brinjal (Eggplant) Round Pan Fry

Brinjal_Round_Eggplant_Pan_Fry

Broad Beans (Avarai) Poriyal

Broad_Beans_Avarai_Poriyal

Cabbage Carrot Capsicum Poriyal

Cabbage_Carrot_Capsicum_Poriyal

Capsicum Carrot Potato Colorful Stir Fry

Capsicum_Carrot_Potato_Stir_Fry

Cauliflower (Phool Gobi) Stir Fry

Cauliflower_Phool_Gobi_Stir_Fry

Cherry Tomato Sambar

Cherry_Tomato_Sambar

Cluster Beans (Kothavarangai) and Corn Flour Usili

Cluster_Beans_Corn_Flour_Usili

Cluster Beans with Potato Stir Fry

Cluster_Beans_Potato_Stir_Fry

Colocasia (Seppankezhangu) Chips

Colocasia_Arbi_Chips

Dahi Baingan (Eggplant in Spiced Curd)

Dahi_Baingan_Eggplant_Spiced_Curd

Drumstick Sambar

Drumstick_Sambar

Ennai Kathrikai (Eggplant) Kozhambu

Ennai_Kathrikai_Eggplant_Kuzhambu

Jeera Aloo (Mashed Potato/Urulai Kizhangu with Cumin Seasoning)

Jeera_Aloo_Mashed_Potato_Urulai_Kizhangu_Cumin_Seasoning

Kasuri Methi Aloo Stir Fry

Kasuri_Methi_Aloo_Stir_Fry

Kaju (Cashew Nut) Curry/Munthiri Paruppu Masala Kuzhambu

Kaju_Cashew_Nut_Curry_Munthiri_Paruppu_Masala_Kuzhambu

Kovakkai (Tindora) Stir Fry

Kovakkai_Tindora_Stir_Fry

Lauki (Bottle Gourd) Kofta

lauki_bottle_gourd_kofta

Lauki/Suraikai/Bottle Gourd Round Fry

Lauki_Suraikai_Bottle_Gourd_Round_Fry

Manathakkali Kuzhambu (Wonder Berry in Tangy Sauce)

Manathakkali_Kuzhambu

Make Kofta with Gulab Jamun Mix

Kofta_with_Gulab_Jamun_Mix

Mixed Vegetable Stir Fry

Mixed_ Vegetable_ Stir_Fry

Mushroom Pepper Fry (Kaalaan Milagu Varuval)

Mushroom_Pepper_Fry_Kaalaan_Milagu_Varuval

Oil-free Grilled Taro (Colocasia)

Oil_Free_Grilled_Taro_Colocasia

Oregano Seasoned Baby Potato

Oregano_Seasoned_Baby_Potato

Palakkai (Baby Jackfruit) Podimas

Palakkai_Baby_Jackfruit_ Podimas

Palakottai (Jackfruit Seed) Podimas

Palakottai_Jackfruit_Seed_Podimas

Pavakkai (Bitter Gourd) Chips

Pavakkai_Bitter_Gourd_Chips

Pavakkai Pitlai (Bitter Gourd/Karela in Urad Dal Kofta Curry)

Pavakkai_Pitlai_Bitter_Gourd_Karela_Urad_Dal_Kofta_Curry

Peas Potato Cutlet (Aloo Mutter Patty)

Peas_Potato_Cutlet_Aloo_Mutter_Patty

Phool Gobi/Cauliflower Manchurian

Phool_Gobi_Cauliflower_Manchurian

Plain Potato Fry

Plain_Potato_Fry

Poori Kizhangu

Poori_Kizhangu

Poosanikai Mor Kozhambu (Ash Gourd in Spicy Buttermilk Curry)

Poosanikai_Mor_Kozhambu_Ash_Gourd_Buttermilk_Curry

Potato and Kasuri/Kasoori Methi (Dried Fenugreek Leaves) Veggie

Potato_Kasuri_Kasoori_Methi_Dried_Fenugreek_Leaves_Veggie

Potato Round Fry

Potato_Round_Fry

Pumpkin (Parangikai/Kaddu) Spread

Pumpkin_Parangikai_Kaddu_Spread

Red Cabbage Stir Fry

Red_Cabbage_Stir_Fry

Red Tomato Spicy Spread

Red_Tomato_Spicy_Spread

Roasted Spicy Tapioca/Maravalli/Kappa Kizhangu

Roasted_Spicy_Tapioca_Maravalli_Kappa_Kizhangu

Seemai Kathrikai/Chow-Chow (Chayote) Moru Kootu

Seemai_Kathrikai_Chow_Chow_Chayote_Moru_Kootu

Senai and Vazhakkai Erissery (Pepper Seasoned Yam and Raw Banana)

Senai_Vazhakkai_Erissery_Pepper_Seasoned_Yam_Raw_Banana

Snake Gourd (Pudalankai) Poriyal

Snake_Gourd_Pudalankai_Poriyal

Snake Gourd (Pudalankai) and Bengal Gram Kootu

Snake_Gourd_Pudalankai_Bengal_Gram_Kootu

Spicy Baby Potato Stir Fry

Spicy_Baby_Potato_Stir_Fry

Spicy Cauliflower and Potato (Aloo Gobi) Fry

Spicy_Cauliflower_Potato_Aloo_Gobi_Fry

Spicy Drumstick Stir Fry (Murungakkai Masala)

Spicy_Drumstick_Stir_Fry_Murungakkai_Masala

Spicy Elephant Yam (Senai Kizhangu/Suran) Roast

Spicy_Elephant_Yam_Senai_Kizhangu_Suran_Roast 

Spicy Jackfruit Seed (Palakottai) Stir Fry

Spicy_Jackfruit_Seed_Palakottai_Stir_Fry

Stuffed Bhindi (Okra) Pan Fry

Stuffed_Bhindi_Okra_Pan_Fry

Stuffed Capsicum Shimla Mirchi

stuffed_capsicum_shimla_mirchi

Stuffed Karela (Bitter Gourd)

Stuffed_Karela_Bitter_Gourd

Stuffed Parval/Parwal (Pointed Gourd)

Stuffed_Parval_Parwal_Pointed_Gourd

Stuffed Tinda (Indian Apple Gourd)

Stuffed_Tinda_Indian_Apple_Gourd

Sundaikai (Turkey Berry) Karakuzhambu

Sundaikai_Turkey_Berry_Karakuzhambu

Sweet and Sour Okra (Ladies Finger) Fry

Okra_Bhindi_Sweet_Sour_Fry

Thakkali Kaai (Green Tomato) Pitlai

Thakkali_Kaai_Green_Tomato_Pitlai

Thakkali Kurma (Tomato in Coconut Gravy)

Thakkali_Kurma_Tomato_Coconut_Gravy

Tori (Peerkankai) Sabji

Tori_Peerkankai_Sabji

Vazhakai (Raw Banana) Fry

Vazhakai_Raw_Banana_Fry

Vazhakai (Raw Banana) Podimas

Vazhakai_Raw_Banana_Podimas 

Vazhai Poo/Mocha (Banana Flower/Heart/Blossom) Veggie

Vazhai_Poo_Mocha_Banana_Flower_Heart_Blossom_Veggie

Vazhai Poo Murungai Keerai Poriyal

Vazhai_Poo_Murungai_Keerai_Poriyal

Vazhai Poo Usili (Banana Blossom with Lentil) 

Vazhai_Poo_Usili_Banana_Blossom

Vegetable Gotsu for Snacks

Vegetable_Gotsu

Vegetable Smoothie

Vegetable_Smoothie

Vegetarian Omelette with Gram Flour, Colorful Vegetables

Vegetarian_Eggless_Omelette_Gram_Flour_Colorful_Vegetables

Vendakkai Masala (Okra/Bhindi in Spicy Gravy)

Vendakkai_Masala_Okra_Bhindi_Spicy_Gravy

Vendakkai (Okra) Kootu

Vendakkai_Okra_Kootu

Vendakkai (Okra) Podi Kari

Vendakkai_Okra_Podi_Kari

Vendakkai (Okra/Bhindi) Paruppu Usili

Vendakkai_Okra_Bhindi_Paruppu_Usili

Yam (Senai Kezhangu) Fingers

Yam_Senai_Kezhangu_Fingers

Yam (Senai) Masiyal

Yam_senai_masiyal

General

Bajji: Indian Fritters

Bajji_Pakora_Indian_Fritters

Cashew Nut Fritters (Munthiri Paruppu Pakoda)

Cashew_Nut_Fritters_Munthiri_Paruppu_Pakoda

Cheese Pakoda/Pakora (Fritters)

Cheese_Pakoda_Pakora_Fritters

Crisp Papad (Appalam)

Papad_Appalam

Idiyappa Vathal/Ribbon, Kuzhal Vadam (Indian Rice Fryums)

Idiyappa_Vathal_Ribbon_Vadam_Indian_Rice_Fryums

Javvarisi/Sabudana Vadam (Sago Fryums)

Javvarisi_Sabudana_Vadam_Sago_Fryums

Jhaal Muri (Spicy Puffed Rice)

Jhaal_Muri_Spicy_Puffed_Rice

Kara Boondhi

Kara_Boondhi

Karasev

Karasev

Masala Pori (Spiced Murmura)

Masala_Pori_Spiced_Murmura

Milagai Bajji

Bajji_milagai_Indian_Fritters

Mixture: Colourful Indian Snack

Mixture_colourful_Indian_snack

Oma Podi

Oma_Podi

Onion Flavoured Indian Rice Fryums (Pakoda Vathal)

Onion_Rice_Fryums_Pakoda_Vathal

Pakoda Kadhi

Pakoda_Kadhi 

Pottu Kadalai Murukku

Pottu_Kadalai_Murukku

Ribbon Pakoda

Ribbon_Pakoda

Sweet Maida Diamond Cuts

Sweet_Maida_Diamond_Cuts

Thenkuzhal

Thenkuzhal

{ 41 comments… read them below or add one }

vineetha November 14, 2009 at 8:03 pm

your website is really good…..

Lavanya Chandran February 11, 2010 at 12:33 pm

Your website is just awesome, even your TV programs are very useful. I have a query can you please write to me DAL FRY receipe. Thanks in advance.

Vanishree Venugopal May 5, 2010 at 8:08 pm

beautiful site…thanks for all te recipes…i am trying a lot from this site, and getting them well too…

Monic May 18, 2010 at 3:31 pm

Hi…

Ur recipies are really really good specially when explained with pictures. I prepared Yam (Senai Kezhangu) Fingers, taste was good but it was not crispy. I am not sure if I prepare it wrongly or the yam fingers wont be crispy.

Anyway thanks for all recipies in ur site..

Kamala May 21, 2010 at 10:29 am

@ Monic
Yam finger chips won’t remain crisp for long time
(a) if they are thick
(b) if moisture content is more in the chips
Don’t wash yam after cutting into finger chips. Wash the whole piece of yam first and then cut into pieces. Cut finger chips thin and long. Before frying remove moisture as far as possible.

ISMATH June 13, 2010 at 10:48 pm

excellant site.it is very useful.please give more recipe like this.thanks a lot.please give chinese recipe

ramarsita June 22, 2010 at 9:16 pm

hello kamala
your website is brilliant. I am very impressed on the variety, the way it is explained and the pictures. Surely its tempting recipes to try. defitinetly i will try something and let you know. thank you. bye.

shubha Iyer August 5, 2010 at 8:19 am

First time here and u have an awesome blog. Love all ur recipes… especially all the traditional south indian recipes….:)

poornima August 29, 2010 at 8:49 pm

ur website is really good! it is easy to learn too!..keep posting plz… Do u have a recipr for ” sothi” – a south indian kulambu with coconut milk?please post if u can

Eskitha Periyaswamy September 6, 2010 at 12:47 pm

Thank for this beautiful site, all your recipes are mouth watering and also easy even for beginners.

padma September 13, 2010 at 12:51 pm

nice.i want mail from this website

rathidevi October 1, 2010 at 3:46 pm

hi your site is marvellous and v.useful i have never visited a site like this one keep posting missed dishes also since u display all the ingrediants its awesome

sangeetha October 7, 2010 at 2:49 pm

well illustrated ,really good site.

Ashley Cook October 9, 2010 at 4:45 am

thanks for all the recipes!!!
love the pics that go along with recipes.
i’m trying 1 recipe a week for a whole year.
hard to get some of the ingredients in northern canada though!!
thanks again, great site!

surya December 15, 2010 at 6:12 pm

great site,recipes are xcellent,easy to do,tastes are awesome

TIRRUS December 20, 2010 at 4:44 pm

O its really fantastic menu..tans a lot !!!!!!!

anitha January 20, 2011 at 11:46 am

The recipes are really awesome and the way it is presented with photos for each method is really helpful for beginners in cooking. I’m gonna try each receipe daily and improve my way of cooking. Thank you so much for such a helpful website.

Dheepika February 16, 2011 at 9:43 am

this s so awesome……for beginners like me,tis website s very useful…
thanks a lot

Srimathy Ramesh Iyengar February 25, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Iyyo, Amma, Athadi, Damu sir,

So many varieties of side dishes? Have to try and taste. Day after tomorrow I will atleast 4 varieties.

Srimathy Ramesh Iyengar

shuba February 27, 2011 at 10:54 am

dear sir, i live usa i did not get the apportunity to see ur programs in tv but this samyal website is really useful and very tasty thanks for ur wonderful cooking magic ur hands are blessed with variety of cooking to this world

Mamatha June 21, 2011 at 1:27 pm

i never seen like this recipes, very nice and easy to do i like it very much

Prema maxilen June 25, 2011 at 6:13 pm

Awefully Excellent!! I’ve never seen a website with such detailed cooking instructions and pictures. Seeing the pictures, one can get a complete idea of the dish.

Amazed at the number of dishes as well !!

JASMINE July 4, 2011 at 11:42 pm

hi

sir, i am ur big fan. iam new to cooking but see ur web site it very easy for us to cook
i never miss any of ur TV show
thanks a lot…..

Vijayalakshmi Jagan July 15, 2011 at 11:08 pm

Dear Sir (Kamala Madam),

A really wonderful site, useful and very interesting too ! I missed such a good help all these years !! But first i tried your coconut chutney , but instead of 6 i tried with just 3 round red chillies and the chutney turned out to be really very very spicy.

May be we are used to lesser spice or the recipe itself is for a spicier version.

Thanks

shikha July 21, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Loved your website… and the way you have shared the receipes is simply amazing. Thanks..!!!

Vijayalakshmi Jagan August 4, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Whenever i am confused about what to cook for dinner…i look up to your site and it is of immense help. To be very honest, i get to see all that i want to know about side dishes and the rice varieties. Thanks and great going already !! Congrats to all of you !!

devika October 2, 2011 at 3:21 am

sir
excited to see all your recipies sir

thank sir

lakshmi November 19, 2011 at 2:46 pm

hello sir,

how r u? your website is fantastic, amazing. u r given so many items, how u learn these? really nice.

thanks

lakshmi

கோவை எம் தங்கவேல் January 5, 2012 at 12:24 pm

ஒவ்வொரு குறிப்பும் அசத்தலாய், அருமையாக இருக்கிறது.

Vinayak Bhat January 14, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Your wesite really helps no cookers to cook.

Karthika March 9, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Your website is very useful. can u tell me how to make cauliflower fry?

Srividhya May 12, 2012 at 6:13 pm

WOOOOOOOW !!! Superb site – Will make this a reference site before doing anything :)

Radhika June 1, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Can any one tell me how to cook broccoli (Gravey)

Raghu June 29, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Madam, Why don’t you post some Chettinad Tiffin, Kozhambu and other dishes?

eswari September 29, 2012 at 8:29 pm

such a useful website for indians like us who staying abroad. thanks madam..

Rasheetha October 3, 2012 at 12:46 pm

WOOOOOOOW !!! Superb site

roopa November 12, 2012 at 11:27 am

Hi.i have just gone through ur reciepies.Its very easy to understand.Thank you soo much.

anitha saravanan December 29, 2012 at 9:19 pm

very easy to cook thanks for u

anitha saravanan December 29, 2012 at 9:20 pm

very easy to cook nice recipes thanks for uuuuuuuuuuuuu

RajiVenkat February 9, 2013 at 8:00 am

Hi Kamala mam,

Wonderful site madam..very much useful for beginners..

Nice to learn different dishes from ur site.. pics r too good n delight for sight.

- Raji

Rasmus February 22, 2013 at 6:06 pm

Excellent recipes. Great pictures. Perfect step by step presentation.
Thanks!!!

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