a mound of beans with coconut

beans with coconut

This fansi poriyal is a simple and delightful South Indian vegetable dish, generally prepared to accompany an everyday meal.

a serving dish, filled with the fried eggplant curry

fried eggplant curry

Fried eggplant in a simple tomato masala, with a hint of tamarind. Kathrikkai kulambu is a vegetarian favourite.

lamb kofta curry on a bed of rice

lamb kofta curry

Spiced lamb meatballs in a tomato and coconut milk sauce. A specialty from Chettinad, kari kola urundai kuzhambu takes some time prepare, but the results are well worth the effort.

a plate of mushroom pepper fry

mushroom pepper fry

This dish,  kalan milagu varuval, is dry stir-fry of mushrooms, strongly spiced with black pepper.

a serving spoon of grated mango pickle

shredded mango pickle

Manga thokku is a grated green mango pickle. It is hot, and very tangy from the sourness of the raw mango.