Kurtakoti Saaru

Kurtakoti Saaru

Saaru also known as Rasam in other parts of South India can be prepared in many different ways.  While on holidays at my maternal grandfather house, the Saaru used to be so different as the powder … [Read more...]

Avarekayi Saaru

Avarekayi Saaru

Guess what the aroma is from all of South Karnataka kitchens in winter.  It is Avarekayi (field beans or flat beans)!  Except for coffee, most of the items prepared for the next two months will … [Read more...]

Amritsari Dal

Amritsari Dal

Amritsar is a city of Punjab and is home to the Golden temple. Amritsari Dal is prepared in Gurudwaras and served to devotees during lunch time (Langar). It is prepared using Split Black Gram and … [Read more...]

Saboot Hari Moong Ki Dal

Saboot Hari Moong Ki Dal

Saboot Hari Moong Ki Dal is prepared using soaked whole Green Gram. Cuisine: North Indian Time Required: 25 Minutes + Soaking time Ingredients: 1 Cup Saboot Hari Moong / Hesarukalu / whole … [Read more...]

Dal Tadka

Dal Tadka

Dal Tadka is prepared using Yellow Lentil also known as Thogaribele, Tuvar Dal, Arhar Dal, Split Red Gram, and so on.  In India Dal is prepared in so many ways and this variety is after cooking the … [Read more...]

Sihi Kootu

Sihi Kootu

Sihi means sweet in Kannada. Sihi Kootu is a sweet curry served with plain Rice. We were served this Kootu in Kalasa, Chikkamagalur district in one of our friend’s house. Cuisine: South … [Read more...]


Nugge Huli

This is a South Indian Curry prepared using drumstick and leavess of drumstick tree. It is also known as Sambar. Time Required: 30 Minutes Ingredients: 1 Bunch Drumstick Leaves 2 … [Read more...]



Gojju + Ambode = Gojjambode.  Deep fried crispy lentil dumplings in a tangy sweet curry. This is a very authentic dish of South Karnataka. Time Required: 40 Minutes + Soaking … [Read more...]


Thili Saaru

This is a watery curry, which is served with plain rice and popular in South India.  Also known as Rasam there is a twist in the recipe. Cuisine: South Indian Time Required: 25 minutes … [Read more...]


Bellary Soppina Mudde

This dish is a very healthy and popular side dish served along with Indian Bread in Bellary, Karnataka. Cuisine: Karnataka Time Required: 25 minutes Ingredients: 1 Bunch Methi / Fenugreek … [Read more...]


Balekayi Alasande Huli

This is a South Indian Curry prepared using raw banana and black eyed beans. It is also known as Sambar. Time Required: 30 Minutes Serves: 6 Ingredients: 2 Raw Bananas 1 Cup soaked … [Read more...]


Dal Palak

A curry prepared using lentils and spinach.  This recipe is from North India. Time Required: 20 Minutes Ingredients: 1 Cup Tuvar Dal / Red Gram Split 1 bunch Palak / Spinach 1 Onion 3 … [Read more...]


Basida Saaru

A curry prepared using the drained water from cooked lentils like Whole Green Gram, Horse Gram, Cow Peas/Black eyed peas and so on. Cuisine: Karnataka Time Required: 25 Minutes + Soaking … [Read more...]


Masala Dal Fry

A curry prepared using Split Red Gram, Onions and spice Time Required: 25 Minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1 Cup Tur/Tuvar Dal/Split Red Gram Juice of 1 Lemon 1tbsp Oil ½ tsp Mustard … [Read more...]


Lemony Saru

A lemony flavored thin curry/soup.  Lemony Saru is ideal to sip it hot along with roasted Papad/Flat dried bread on a cold winter evening. Cuisine: Karnataka Time Required: 10 Minutes … [Read more...]


Pineapple Saaru

This Karnataka traditional dish is twisted with Pineapple to give a different flavor and taste.  Why not make this as part of the habbada adige for tomorrow's Ugadi festival.  Serve it with plain rice … [Read more...]


Hithikavare Saaru

This curry is very popular in South Karnataka. The outer skin of the winter beans is peeled off and they are cooked in spices. Time Required: 1 Hour Ingredients: 1 Cup Avarekalu / Winter … [Read more...]


Udaru Bele

Recipe by mom. This is one of the side dishes from her childhood days. Udaru means separate, Bele means Dal / lentils. Time Required: 20 Minutes Ingredients: ½ Cup Tuvar Dal 1 Onion, … [Read more...]


Beetroot Saaru

Thin curry prepared using Beetroot. Time Required: 30 Minutes Ingredients: 1 Cup Tur/Tuvar Dal/Red Gram Split 1 Beetroot, Peeled and Chopped 1 Tomato, Chopped Few sprigs Curry … [Read more...]


Baledindina Kootu

This is a curry prepared using Banana Stem. Time Required: 30 Minutes Ingredients: 1tsp Oil ½ tsp Turmeric Powder ½ tsp Mustard Seeds 1 foot long Baledindu / Banana Stem 1 Cup … [Read more...]