Anubala's Kitchen

Snake Gourd Whole Moong Rice

Snake Gourd Whole Moong Rice

Snake gourd known as podalangai in Tamil, is a very humble, affordable and a very healthy vegetable, but sadly not a favourite to many. It’s rich in fibre, has lot of water making it a very ideal vegetable for pregnant and lactating women. Also, it’s low in sodium and potassium which makes it a goodRead more about Snake Gourd Whole Moong Rice… 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!

Lauki Coconut Kadhi

Lauki Coconut Kadhi

Bottle gourd is known as lauki in hindi and suraikai in tamil. It is a very humble vegetable but packed with lots of vitamins and minerals. It’s a very rich source of vitamin C, vit B, vit A, vit K and also rich in manganese, iron, potassium and folate. It’s also very rich source ofRead more about Lauki Coconut Kadhi… Read More!

Almond and Paneer Rice

Almond and Paneer Rice

I made this almond and paneer rice on Vijaya Dasami ( Dussehra). I had lots of chores to be completed and so wanted to make a simple, but wholesome lunch. Also, I did not have much vegetables.   It’s like making regular vegetable pulao. Since I wanted the paneer to be crisp, I added the sautéedRead more about Almond and Paneer Rice… Read More!

Spicy Knol Khol Rice

Spicy Knol Khol Rice

Kohlrabi is known as Knol Khol in Tamil. This belongs to the family of vegetables which has sulphur, like cabbage, cauliflower, radish, broccoli etc. It’s very rich in fibre, minerals and vitamins, specially vitamin C and B vitamins. It has lot of water too. It’s mildly sweet and has a crisp texture. It aids weightRead more about Spicy Knol Khol Rice… Read More!

Bhindi Stew

Bhindi Stew

My daughter wanted me to make thepla ( Gujarati flat bread/ roti) for lunch today. I had bhindi, so I decided to make a gravy with bhindi ( lady’s finger is known as bhindi in Hindi and vendaikai in Tamil). I saw that I had coconut milk too. That gave the idea to make aRead more about Bhindi Stew… Read More!

Chow Chow Peel Thogaiyal 

Chow Chow Peel Thogaiyal 

Chayote is commonly known as Chow Chow or bengalur kathrikai inTamil Nadu. It belongs to the gourd family. It’s low in calories and is a very rich source of dietary fibre, B complex vitamins and minerals. Generally the flesh of the vegetable is only used for cooking. But the peel which is usually discarded has lotRead more about Chow Chow Peel Thogaiyal … Read More!

Sprouted Methi Rice

Sprouted Methi Rice

Few days back, I had made a Khuzhambu ( Thengaipal Vendhaya Khuzhambu) with methi seeds ( fenugreek/ vendhayam). I had stored some left over soaked methi seeds in the fridge and had completely forgotten about it. Two days back, when I opened the box In which I had kept these soaked methi, to my pleasant surpriseRead more about Sprouted Methi Rice… Read More!

Guthi Vankaya Pulusu

Guthi Vankaya Pulusu

Guthi Vankaya Pulusu or Gutti Vankaya Pulusu is a very traditional Andhra dish. Tender violet brinjals are stuffed with masala and cooked in tamarind extract. Few days back, my school junior and my sweet friend Deepika, shared a very interesting recipe of stuffed brinjal curry with me. She was very excited and told me inRead more about Guthi Vankaya Pulusu… Read More!

Soya Chutney Rice

Soya Chutney Rice

Happy Women’s Day! It’s certainly a day of big celebration. But I was not in a mood for any elaborate cooking. So, I decided to make something simple, wholesome and which would take less time. I had already planned to make something with soya today. Since my kids are not too fond of soya, IRead more about Soya Chutney Rice… Read More!