Making pongal is a snap if you have a pressure cooker. Equal parts of jasmine rice, brown rice and moong dal cooked with three or four parts water. Add a 1/4 tsp of hing to the water. While this cooks heat 1/2 cup of ghee in a big pot. Add 1 tsp whole peppercorns, 1 … Continue reading

A Happy Birthday recipe for my friend Revathi Subramanian: Splutter mustard, cumin a few black peppercorns, and urad dal in 1/2 canola and 1/2 sesame oil. Sauté onions, green chillies, chopped ginger. Add turmeric and sambar powder. Curry leaves, a few baby carrots cut into sticks and some potatoes cut into stick (small 1/4 inch … Continue reading