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Instant Pot Cabbage Poriyal (South Indian Cabbage Fry)

Instant Pot Cabbage Poriyal (South Indian Cabbage Fry)

Cabbage Poriyal – a popular south Indian stir-fry made with shredded cabbage tossed with coconut and few basic spices. This vegan and a gluten-free cabbage subzi makes a great accompaniment with chapati and goes well as a side-dish with rice. This delicious and easy cabbage 

Paneer Majestic (Spicy Hyderabadi Appetiser + Video)

Paneer Majestic (Spicy Hyderabadi Appetiser + Video)

Paneer Majestic – a classic restaurant-style Hyderabadi appetiser made in a flavourful yoghurt-based sauce. This south-Indian style delicious paneer dish can be relished as an appetiser or pair with rice. As always, you will find the full ingredients list with measurements and detailed recipe instructions 

Drumstick Leaves Curry (Healthy, Oil-Free Moringa Leaves Recipe)

Drumstick Leaves Curry (Healthy, Oil-Free Moringa Leaves Recipe)

This moringa leaves recipe is a typical south Indian style dry curry made with few ingredients and without any oil. Vegan, a healthy and nutritious curry goes well as side-dish with rice and dal or as an accompaniment with chapati, paratha. As always, you will 

Vegetable Upma in Instant Pot (Semolina/Sooji/ Rava Upma + Video)

Vegetable Upma in Instant Pot (Semolina/Sooji/ Rava Upma + Video)

Vegetable Rava Upma – a simple vegan savoury dish made with semolina, water and vegetables. Upma also called uppittu, uppumaavu is a filling and nutritious meal that tastes great with chutney, pickle, mango thokku or podi as accompaniment. Upma is not only the most preferred 

Turmeric Milk (Haldi Doodh + Video)

Turmeric Milk (Haldi Doodh + Video)

Turmeric Milk also called Golden Milk is an Ayurvedic Indian drink with anti-inflammatory, immune-boosting and healing properties. Some call this super healthy drink as golden turmeric milk, turmeric latte or turmeric tea but in India, it is popularly called Haldi Doodh. The healing properties of 

Bombay Chutney ( Besan Chutney + Video Recipe)

Bombay Chutney ( Besan Chutney + Video Recipe)

Bombay Chutney – a vegan, gluten-free side dish made with gram flour. This simple yet delicious dish makes a great accompaniment with poori, chapati, dosa, idli and roti. This easy dish doesn’t require any grinding and gets ready in 20 minutes. As always, you will 

Lemongrass Ginger Tea (Dairy-free Herbal Tea + Video)

Lemongrass Ginger Tea (Dairy-free Herbal Tea + Video)

Lemongrass ginger tea – a soothing and refreshing herbal tea made with fresh lemongrass, ginger and sweetened with honey. This refined sugar-free, caffeine-free and dairy-free tea makes a healthy and aromatic morning drink to kick start your day. As always, you will find the full 

Chilli Parotta (Video recipe)

Chilli Parotta (Video recipe)

Chilli Parotta – a classic spicy street-side dish from Tamil Nadu. Parotta cut into bite-sized pieces are tossed with onion, mixed peppers and spices. This delicious dish gets ready in 15 minutes and doesn’t involve any grinding or complex cooking process. It makes a quick 

Dal Palak in Instant Pot (Video recipe)

Dal Palak in Instant Pot (Video recipe)

Dal Palak – a simple one-pot curry made with spinach, red lentils and basic spices. The simple, vegan, healthy, protein and iron-rich spinach lentil curry made in Instant Pot makes a quick and easy dish that gets ready in 20 minutes and goes well with 

Tomato Kurma (South Indian style Tomato Curry)

Tomato Kurma (South Indian style Tomato Curry)

Tomato Kurma – a tomato-based tangy and mildly spiced curry that goes well with south Indian breakfast dishes and paratha. This simple and easy south Indian style kurma get ready in under 30 minutes. As always, you will find the full ingredients list with measurements 


Spices

Kalpasi (Dagad phool / Black stone flower)

Kalpasi (Dagad phool / Black stone flower)

Kalpasi, alternatively known as Dagad phool or black stone flower is a kind of lichen. This blackish purple mystery flower is often blended with other spices to make delectable masalas. It is a common spice used in Chettinad cuisine such as Chettinad masala and some 

Turmeric Powder

Turmeric Powder

  Turmeric is a flowering plant Curcuma Longa of the ginger family. It is the oldest medicinal spice often called “golden spice” due to its distinctive bright yellow colour. Fresh turmeric root has a striking appearance to fresh ginger.  It is used as a colouring 

Tamarind

Tamarind

  Tamarind is a sweet and sour pulp extracted from the pod-like fruit of the tamarind tree. It is available as deseeded/seeded blocks and paste. It is extensively used in Indian cuisine, especially in south Indian cooking as a souring agent and to flavour curries, rice 

Saffron (Kesar)

Saffron (Kesar)

  Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world. It is an orange-red dried stigma obtained from the flower of Saffron crocus and has intense bittersweet honey flavour. Since ancient times it has been revered for its medicinal benefits, this spice is largely cultivated 

Nutmeg (jaiphal)

Nutmeg (jaiphal)

  Nutmeg is a pit of the fruit obtained from the nutmeg tree. It has a rich warm and sweet flavour, It is available as a whole and as ground. Generally, it is used in few sweet dishes and in some spice blends to impart its