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A board featuring The Magic Saucepan recipes - South Indian Sambhar, Kootu, Curry, Rasam, south Indian desserts and other festive treats.

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Rasam, Kuzhambu & Kootu
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Rasam, Kuzhambu & Kootu

Thengai aracha kuzhambu - Side dish made of coconut and fenugreek seed masala. Bored of making sambar and vatha kuzhambu ? Looking for a simple and easy alternative for rice ? This thengai aracha kuzhambu is one of the few go-to recipes.  Quick and simple to make, a sour kuzhambu with a flavourful coconut ground masala.

thengai aracha kuzhambu recipe (coconut based kuzhambu) • The Magic Saucepan

Looking for a different kuzhambu variety ? Bored of sambar ? Then try thengai aracha kuzhambu - A type of kuzhambu made with freshly ground roasted fenugreek seeds (Vendhayam) and coconut paste. Most aromatic type of kuzhambu variety.

A South Indian tamarind and tomato based soup seasoned with cumin and pepper. A good dish to have on cold days.

Instant Milagu Rasam (pepper cumin soup) • The Magic Saucepan

A South Indian tamarind and tomato based soup seasoned with cumin and pepper. A good dish to have on cold days.

Nei Masal Kuzhambu - Medley of veggies in a coconut and poppy seeds paste and flavoured with cardamoms fried in ghee. #glutenfree #kuzhambu #vegetables

Nei Masal Kuzhambu • The Magic Saucepan

Masal Kuzhambu - Medley of veggies in a coconut and poppy seeds paste, flavoured with cardamoms fried in ghee. Absolute side dish for roti.

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Gothsu side dish for pongal idli dosa • The Magic Saucepan

Onion and aubergine simmering in a tangy and spicy tamarind sauce. It is used as an alternative side for pongal, idli and dosa.

Vatha Kuzhambu – Traditional and a staple recipe of South India. A tamarind based gravy. Super spicy and tangy. Served as a main course with rice.  Gluten free and vegan side dish for rice.

Vatha Kuzhambu • The Magic Saucepan

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Jump to Recipe Print Recipe Vatha Kuzhambu – Traditional and a staple recipe of South India. A tamarind based gravy. Super spicy and tangy. Served as a main course with rice. | Vatha Kuzhambu is one of the traditional dishes of South India. A spicy tangy dish that is made with tamarind extract and mostly...

Indian legumes, lentils & Pulses recipes

Punjabi Dal tadka – A lentil based Indian dish. Comfort food, simple, easy, gluten free and can also be made vegan!  Toor dal cooked with onion, tomato, mild spices and tempered with cumin, garlic and red chillies in a good amount of ghee. Dal tadka is a comfort meal.

Punjabi Dal Tadka • The Magic Saucepan

Dal tadka - toor dal cooked with onion, tomato, mild spices and tempered with cumin, garlic and red chillies in a good amount of ghee. Dal tadka is a comfort meal.

Punjabi Rajma Masala – Kidney beans (rajma) simmered in an onion-tomato gravy with common Indian spices. Easy Weeknight meals. Paired best with rice and this dish is also known as rajma chawal (rajma rice). Its gluten free and if you omit butter, it can be made vegan. Nothing can be as filling as this simple Rajma curry and a rice with onions and lemon wedge on the side. If you don’t mind the heat, a green chilli may also be good. #rajma #indianfood

Punjabi Rajma Masala - Rajma Chawal • The Magic Saucepan

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Punjabi Rajma Masala - From the land of Five Rivers. Rajma aka red kidney beans are cooked and simmered in a rich aromatic Onion Tomato sauce.

Punjabi Dal Makhani – A creamy and buttery gravy made of whole urad dal, rajma and channa dal. Slow cooked and simmered to get a delectable rich meal. Perfect to make ahead for weeknight dinner and a great crowd pleaser. Gluten free Indian vegetarian dinner.

Punjabi Dal Makhani with tips & suggestions • The Magic Saucepan

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Punjabi Dal Makhani - A creamy and buttery gravy made of whole urad dal, rajma and channa dal. Slow cooked and simmered to get a delectable rich dish. Perfect to make ahead for weeknight dinner and a great crowd pleaser.

Protien rich chickpeas/garbanzo dish with a twist. Channa masala or chole masala – chickpeas cooked in a tangy onion-tomato sauce with a special blend of spice mix. This is my family recipe and it has some interesting You can pair this with rice or roti or any kind of flatbread.

Punjabi Chole Masala | Channa Masala • The Magic Saucepan

Looking for a variation in the Punjabi channa masala recipe ? This recipe uses a special but an easily available ingredient to add zing to the chole masala. Chickpeas seasoned with home-made spice mix in a spicy tangy onion-tomato gravy with an interesting twist!

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Thiruvaiyaru Asoka halwa

Ashoka Halwa - Traditional South Indian dessert from the thiruvaiyaru region in Tamil Nadu. A melt in the mouth delicacy made with mung dal, sugar and ghee. A rich dessert that is not for the faint of heart.

Beetroot halwa, an easy Indian dessert made with grated beets cooked in milk and sugar, topped with cashews and flavoured with dry ginger and cardamom powder. #beetroot #indiandesserts #glutenfreedesserts #indiansweets #desserts #beetrecipes #easyrecipe #halwa

Beetroot Halwa - Ode to my Granny • The Magic Saucepan

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Beetroot halwa, an easy Indian dessert made with grated beets cooked in milk and sugar, flavoured with cashews, dry ginger and cardamom .

Beans paruppu usili - Cooked green beans combined together with a spicy lentil mixture (toor dal and chillies). This is a traditional tamil recipe and is a dry vegetable side dish.

Beans Paruppu Usili • The Magic Saucepan

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Beans paruppu usili - Cooked green beans combined together with a spicy lentil mixture (toor dal and chillies). This is a traditional tamil recipe and is a dry vegetable side dish.

Pavakkai Pitla - Bitter gourd also known as Pavakkai is cooked in a tamarind lentil based curry with freshly ground coconut masala and chickpeas. A traditional South Indian kuzhambu variety!

Pavakkai Pitlai • The Magic Saucepan

Kathirikai Pitlai - It is a type of sambhar, a tangy gravy that has bitter gourd /eggplant cooked in a tamarind extract and ground coconut paste. Commonly made tamil dish (the iyer style pitlai)

Homemade Ghee, the Indian clarified butter, is an aromatic and healthy flavouring fat used in Indian cooking - sautéing, stir frying or deep frying.

Homemade Desi Ghee - Indian clarified butter • The Magic Saucepan

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Ghee, the Indian clarified butter, is an aromatic and healthy flavouring fat used in Indian cooking - sautéing, stir frying or deep frying.

If Sambar & Chutney is the popular side dish of Idli & Dosa; Idli Milagai Podi is the beloved one! A mix of lentils and red chillies; a spicy aromatic South Indian condiment that is mixed with Sesame oil while eating; a perfect side for Idli & Dosa.

Idli Milagai Podi - Favourite side dish for Idli & Dosa • The Magic Saucepan

Idli Milagai Podi - A mix of lentils and red chillies; a spicy aromatic South Indian condiment; a perfect side for Idli & Dosa.

Navarathri Arisi Vella Puttu – A Traditional Tamil Sweet Made During The Festive Seasons like Diwali & Navarathri. Its gluten free and healthy. #glutenfree #indiandesserts #navratri

Navarathri Arisi Puttu | Rice Flour Puttu • The Magic Saucepan

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Navarathri Arisi Puttu – A Traditional Tamil Sweet Made During The Festive Seasons like Diwali & Navarathri. Its gluten free and healthy.

Adai is a type of South Indian dosa made with toor dal, channa dal and rice. It is a thick lentils pancake with a soft centre and crispy edges. It is generously topped with shallots and moringa leaves. You can have them for breakfast or as an afternoon light meal. They are quite filling and protein rich. Unlike the regular dosa, adai will be thick and it has a hole in the centre. It can be made instantaneously and no fermentation is required.

Adai recipe, South Indian lentils dosa ( pancakes ) • The Magic Saucepan

Adai is a type of South Indian dosa made with toor dal, channa dal and rice. It is a thick lentils pancake with a soft centre and crispy edges. It is generously topped with shallots and moringa leaves. You can have them for breakfast or as an afternoon light meal. They are quite filling and protein rich. Unlike the regular dosa, adai will be thick and it has a hole in the centre. It can be made instantaneously and no fermentation is required.

Seppankizhangu roast - Arbi or colocasia boiled and fried until it is browned and seared on all sides. A spicy roasted cheppankizhangu commonly made in the South Indian Tamil homes.

Seppankizhangu roast | Arbi fry • Indian Vegetables - Poriyal • The Magic Saucepan

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Seppankizhangu roast or fry - A spicy colocasia roast commonly made in the South Indian Tamil homes. Arbi or colocasia are boiled and fried until it is browned and seared on all sides.

South Indian lemon rice (elumichampazham sadam)  – An easy variety rice flavoured with a simple and essential south indian spices and with a good dose of freshly squeezed lime juice and turmeric that gives it a beautiful hue. Perfect summer recipe that gets done in minutes!

South Indian Lemon Rice - Elumichampazham Sadam • The Magic Saucepan

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South Indian style lemon rice - Variety rice flavoured with a simple south indian spices and with a good dose of freshly squeezed lime juice.

Capsicum chutney - South Indian style chutney made with green or red capsicums (bell peppers) that pairs well with dosa or idli or roti.  Sautéed bell peppers ground with red chillies and peanuts that yields a smooth and velvety chutney.

Capsicum chutney { bell peppers }- Side dish for idli & dosa • The Magic Saucepan

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Capsicum chutney - South Indian style chutney made with green or orange capsicums (bell peppers) that pairs well with dosa or idli or roti. Sautéed bell peppers ground with red chillies and peanuts that yields a smooth and velvety chutney.

Carrot Kheer - Simple and easy make ahead Indian dessert for parties. A unique variation to the traditional kheer varieties made during the festival ocassion. Roasted carrots are cooked in milk and sweetened with sugar and topped with nuts.

Carrot Kheer or Carrot Payasam • The Magic Saucepan

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Carrot kheer - Another interesting payasam or kheer variety made with roasted carrots. This simple carrot kheer is easy to make, can be made ahead and perfect indian dessert to entertain guests.

Capsicum raita or Capsicum Pachadi – Chilled and refreshing yoghurt dip with crunchy bites of capsicum! Cools down any hot Indian meal in this hot and humid season. A summer refresher.

How to make raita - Capsicum Raita • The Magic Saucepan

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Capsicum raita – Chilled and refreshing yoghurt dip with crunchy bites of capsicum! Cools down any Indian meal for this hot and humid season. Or, have it as such! It is the season of chilled beverages and refreshing drinks. You need to keep yourself hydrated as much as possible. This is where raitas come in...

Capsicum Rice - Finely chopped capsicum, sautéed until tender and seasoned with white pepper powder. Nothing more nothing less. Simple and quick. Perfect for the summer weather when you don't have to fret in the kitchen.

Capsicum Rice • The Magic Saucepan

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Capsicum Rice - Finely chopped capsicum, sautéed until tender and seasoned with white pepper powder. Nothing more nothing less. Simple and quick. Perfect for the summer weather when you don't have to fret in the kitchen.

Punjabi Dal tadka – A lentil based Indian dish. Comfort food, simple, easy, gluten free and can also be made vegan!  Toor dal cooked with onion, tomato, mild spices and tempered with cumin, garlic and red chillies in a good amount of ghee. Dal tadka is a comfort meal.

Punjabi Dal Tadka • The Magic Saucepan

Dal tadka - toor dal cooked with onion, tomato, mild spices and tempered with cumin, garlic and red chillies in a good amount of ghee. Dal tadka is a comfort meal.

Punjabi Rajma Masala – Kidney beans (rajma) simmered in an onion-tomato gravy with common Indian spices. Easy Weeknight meals. Paired best with rice and this dish is also known as rajma chawal (rajma rice). Its gluten free and if you omit butter, it can be made vegan. Nothing can be as filling as this simple Rajma curry and a rice with onions and lemon wedge on the side. If you don’t mind the heat, a green chilli may also be good. #rajma #indianfood

Punjabi Rajma Masala - Rajma Chawal • The Magic Saucepan

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Punjabi Rajma Masala - From the land of Five Rivers. Rajma aka red kidney beans are cooked and simmered in a rich aromatic Onion Tomato sauce.

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