Anubala's Kitchen

Vadai Morekhuzhambu

Vadai Morekhuzhambu

Vadai Morekhuzhambu is a traditional Tamil brahmin dish. It’s the South Indian version of the Khadi pakora. Crispy vadas simmered in creamy Morekhuzhambu is a delicacy indeed. The recipe is simple, but care has to be taken to make a smooth Khuzhambu as yogurt when cooked can curdle and make the gravy grainy which isRead more about Vadai Morekhuzhambu… Read More!

Vepampoo Khuzhambu

Vepampoo Khuzhambu

Neem flowers are called as vepampoo in tamil. Vepampoo has lot of medicinal properties. It’s mainly used to improve digestion, appetite and detoxification of the gut. It is also used as a natural ingredient for deworming. In the traditional South Indian cooking, vepampoo is used in many recipes like thogaiyal ( variety of chutney), asRead more about Vepampoo Khuzhambu… Read More!

Srirangam Vathakhuzhambu 

Srirangam Vathakhuzhambu 

Few days back, my sister Uma, told me about this Khuzhambu. She told that she got the recipe from some source in the net and that it came out very well and very enthusiastically shared the recipe with me. It was indeed very interesting.  A week back, I made this at home for lunch. TheRead more about Srirangam Vathakhuzhambu … Read More!

Thengaipal Vendhaya Khuzhambu

Thengaipal Vendhaya Khuzhambu

Fenugreek is known as vendhayam in Tamil and methi in Hindi. It’s bitter in taste, very aromatic and generally used in small quantities in cooking. Fenugreek seeds are good sources of fibre. It helps in reducing body heat and in maintaining blood glucose levels.  I learnt this recipe from my dear sister in law, IndhuRead more about Thengaipal Vendhaya Khuzhambu… Read More!

Kadhamba Sambar

Kadhamba Sambar

Kadhambam in Tamil means mixed. Today I made Kadhamba sambar ( mixed vegetables sambar) for lunch. There are many recipes for this sambar and I have mine too:) I use both sambar powder and fresh, roasted and ground spices to make this sambar. The sambar is very colourful, aromatic, healthy, very easy to make andRead more about Kadhamba Sambar… Read More!

Cabbage, Drumstick Sothi

Cabbage, Drumstick Sothi

Few days back, I made a new gravy called Sothi for lunch. Sothi is a mildly spiced gravy with coconut milk as the main ingredient for the gravy. The vegetables are cooked in thin coconut milk and the gravy is thickened by adding thick coconut milk. Since I did not want to use lot ofRead more about Cabbage, Drumstick Sothi… Read More!

Instant Sambar

Instant Sambar

This will be probably the most easiest way to make healthy and yummy sambar in a jiffy. Few days back I shared my mom’s prized recipe for Instant Sambar Powder. It’s her own creation and she has made it for her own convenience. Today, I sharing the recipe to make sambar with this powder. Mix,Read more about Instant Sambar… Read More!

Instant Sambar Powder

Instant Sambar Powder

Today, am going to share one of my mom’s most special recipe, Instant Sambar powder. It’s her own creation. You just have to mix in water, add vegetables, boil and temper and a delicious sambar is ready to serve. Just imagine how convenient it will be to make yummy sambar within few minutes. Trust meRead more about Instant Sambar Powder… Read More!

Masala Kadhamba Sambar

Masala Kadhamba Sambar

Kadhambam in Tamil means mixture. Today, I made a new variety of sambar using mixture of vegetables. I had noted down the recipe of this sambar long time back, not sure from where. The sambar was very aromatic, spicy, tangy and absolutely yummy:) Ingredients Tuvar dal ( pigeon peas) – 3/4th cup Turmeric powder –Read more about Masala Kadhamba Sambar… Read More!

Sepangkizhangu Khuzhambu

Sepangkizhangu Khuzhambu

Colacasia is known as Sepangkizhangu in Tamil and Arbi in Hindi. Today I made a new Khuzhambu ( gravy) with Sepangkizhangu. It was spicy, tangy and really yummy. Colacasia is rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium , vitamin C , vitamin B6 and dietary fibre. It has a low glycemic index. It helps in building bodyRead more about Sepangkizhangu Khuzhambu… Read More!