Traditional and Contemporary Tamilian / Palakkad / Iyer / Brahmin / Tambrahm Recipes

Vegan Recipes

Drinks / Basics:
Vegan neermor – Vegan buttermilk – four variations

Cashewnut curd – Vegan|Dairy-free [GFCF] – An update and detailed post
Thayir – Vegan Yogurt (Curd)
Rasam podi – How to make my mother’s rasam spice mix?

Snacks / Tiffin:
Adai – Rice and lentils pancake
Baayamma Upma – A way with left over rice
Dosai / doshai ~ Gluten-free, vegan, pancakes from South India
Dosai – Mint masala dosa
Dosai with Chinese filling
Dosai with ragi or millet
Idli I – Steamed rice and lentil cake
Idli II
Killu Pakoda – Pinched Onion Fritters
Oats Upma – Savoury Oats South Indian Style
Semiya Upma – Vermicelli Pasta
Sevai ~ Spiced South Indian rice noodles from scratch
Ullundu / Uzhunnu / Medu Vadai and Chutney ~ Deep-fried grain-free dumplings from South-India
Upma Kozhakottai ~ Steamed Rice and Lentil Balls
Uppu kozhakottai with moong dal ~ Gluten free, steamed dumplings stuffed with seasoned mung beans
Urulai Bonda, Urulai Bajji ~ Fritters made of gramflour, stuffed with a seasoned potato mix
Uppu Kozhokottai with urad dal ~ Gluten-free, steamed dumplings stuffed with seasoned split black gram
Verum arusi adai

Rice varieties:
Elmichampazham chaadam – Lime/Lemon rice
Pongal – Rice and lentil kedgree, South Indian style
Puliyamchaadam ~ Tamarind Rice

Sides served with main meals:
Arachhu utta sambar – Vegetables in veryt angy lentil-coconut gravy witht freshly ground spices
Kathrikkai Rasavangi – A brinjal curry from Tamilnadu
Keerai molagootal  Spinach in coconut and lentil gravy
Mathan Erissery: Red Pumpkin in coconut gravy
Mint Rasam ~ A lean lentil soup flavoured with Mountain mint
Molagu Rasam ~ Mulligatawny Soup
Porichcha kozhambu – Mixed vegetable in tamarind based toasted coconut gravy
Puzhukku – Vegetable with mung bean lentils and coconut
Thakkali rasam ~ A thin tomato soup
Vatha kozhumbu ~ A hot and sour South Indian soup

Dry and semi-dry sides served with rice and gravy:
Avarakkai poduthuval/thoran/poriyal – Broad beans with coconut
Beans mezhukupuratti / Mezhukkuvarati) – String beans stir-fry with caramalized onions
Beans poriyal ~ Stir fried green beans with coconut (Chef Suvir Saran’s recipe)
Carrot poduthuval / thoran – Carrot stir-fry with coconut
Elavan kootu – Ashgourd (Kaddhu) with lentils and coconut
Kathrikkai Curry ~ Roasted eggplants with roasted and powdered spice mix
Kadala Paruppu Chundal – Bengal gram stir-fry with coconut
Mezhukkuvarati /Mezhukkupurati ~ Roasted vegetables with black eyed peas
Mung Chundal ~ Mung bean stir-fry with coconut
Ullakazhangu Podimas ~ Potatoes rolled in coconut
Ullukazhaiga/Urulaikizhangu Roast – Roasted potatoes with spices
Verakadalakai chundal ~ Peanut stir-fry with coconut

Miscellaneous accompaniments:
Molagapodi – A spicy mix served with idli or dosai, also known as ‘gunpowder’ because of its potency
Paruppu thogayal – Lenti, roasted spicesl and coconut chutney
Roasted bell peppers & potato chutney – thogayal / thuvaiyal
‘Thakkali Thokku – Tomato pickle’
Thakkali chutney – Tomato chutney
Tengai podi – Coconut powder
Vendakkai puli pachadi ~ Crisp okra in sweet sour sauce

Sweets:
Appam | Neiyappam | Unniappam | Appe – Jaggery & Rice spheres
Maaladoo – Sweet sugar balls with toasted bengal gram flour
Paruppu Pradaman – Lentils and jaggery porridge
Porulvalanga Urundai – Mixed lentil and jaggery power balls, fat-free
Sugiyan ~ Sweet, fried, gluten free dumplings stuffed with lentil, coconut and jaggery mixture
Vella Cheedai – Rice flour and jaggery balls
Vella cheedai, baked version – Brown rice and jaggery squares [GFCF]
Vella kozhakottai (ukadiche modak) ~ Gluten-free, vegan, South-Indian style momos filled with rice and jaggery mixture
Vella payasam, a porridge made with brown rice, coconut milk and molasses

Vegetarian recipes before I was vegan:
Drinks:
Neermor – Salted buttermilk

Rice:
Thair chaadam – Curd rice

Sides served with meals:
Aviyal – Vegetables in yogurt, coconut gravy 

Sweets:
Pal payasam – Sweet rice pudding with milk

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