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Onion Sambar
Main Course

Onion Sambar

Onion sambar is a lentil-based stew typically made with red pearl onions and split pigeon peas (toor dal). Red pearl onions make this a specialty dish due to its unique characteristics. They are crunchy and juicy with a sweet delicate flavor(less pungent flavor than full-sized onions). This dish is a […]

Sambar Powder
Spice Blends

Sambar Powder

Sambar powder / Sambar podi (in Tamil) / Sambar masala (in Hindi) is a magical spice blend in every South Indian pantry. This versatile spice blend can be used to make many South Indian dishes – sambar, rasam, vathal kuzhambu, vendhaya kuzhambu, kaara kuzhambu, kootu, roasted vegetables…the list can go […]

Besan Laddu
Desserts

Besan Laddu

Besan Laddu (or Ladoo) is a traditional Indian dessert made with chickpea flour, ghee (clarified butter), and sugar. This family favorite recipe is quick and easy to make, and is a great party pleaser especially during festive occasions. Lets dive in… WHAT YOU WILL NEED Ingredients Note: 1 cup = […]

Sweet Pongal
Desserts

Sweet Pongal

Sweet pongal is a traditional south Indian dessert made with rice and jaggery. While there are many variations of this dish, my family loves a recipe that includes coconut and milk. I am pleased to share our family recipe made for “Thai Pongal”, a harvest festival celebrated in mid-January in […]