Home Style Lunch !! Traditional South Indian Recipes

Home Style Lunch !! Traditional South Indian Recipes

This video shows how to make a simple homestyle recipe for a traditional lunch.The menu is Vendakai Curry/Poriyal,Thengai Thuvayal and Appalam Vatha Kuzhambu.
For Thengai Thogayal
Grated coconut fresh 1 cup
urad dal 2 Tbsp
Dry red chilli 6
Oil 1 Tbsp
Tamarind a small piece
Salt to taste
hing/asafoetida 1 cube

For Vendakai/okra curry (dry Sabzi)
Okra/Bhindi 500gm
Oil 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds 1tsp
urad dal 1/2tsp
Jeera/cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Sambar powder 1 tsp
Hing a pinch
Turmeric powder 1/8 tsp
Rice flour 1 tbsp

For Appalam vat Kuzhambu
Tamarind large lemon size
Water 3 cups
Appalam 3
Oil 3-4 Tbsp Til oil
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
methi seeds 1/4 tsp
Channa dal 1/2 tsp
Dry chilli 1
hing a few crystal
Curry leaves a few
Sambar powder 3-4 Tsp

Rice 1 cup
water 3 cups

https://amzn.to/3zEAaYb Ikea hotpot stand
https://amzn.to/38AwF92 Mixer grinder
https://amzn.to/3kI2F0G Hing/Asafoetida

Link to Klakkai pickle recipe https://youtu.be/LuE_GZ0WAXA
Link to homemade Sambar Powder



  1. I liked this simple recipe especially the coconut thogayal. Thanks aunty for this simple yet great recipe. 😇🙏🏻
    But why was the banana leaf kept on the wrong side with mookku on the right side? 🤔

  2. Namastai Gita Aunty ..
    First time I watched your video, loved it very much . Your way of teaching is reminding my Beloved Mamma. So falvorsome dishes ❤️. 😍

  3. this looks pretty good, not homely at all; seriously, though, odd how in American English "homely" means rather unattractive, while in desi English it tends to mean something like comfortable or fit for the home. While these two meanings are not exactly opposites, they have opposite affect (when used to describe a person, it definitely is a mean word in US, but not so much in India), albeit both are rooted in the notion of being plain. Fortunately, though, this is an attractive lunch.

  4. thank you so much for your beautiful recipes, really I am learning so many dishes from you, thank you so much for your support 😊

  5. Pranams to you aunty 🙏
    Yesterday I prepared all the dishes from one of your Ganesh Chaturthi videos and it all came out excellent! Thank you for keeping our South Indian culinary culture and religious rituals and traditions alive, especially for the younger generation to follow and be inspired.

  6. I love your channel all the way from South Africa. I thought south indian greeting us vanakkam and not namaste.

  7. Hii ma’am,
    Can you please share with us your homemade sambhar powder recipe 🙏 I have tried some of your other recipes too and found them really helpful. Thank you ma’am..

  8. Made this for dinner just now on coming from office bhindi is tasting yummy waiting for husband to come so they taste and say EXCELLENT thank u gitaji

  9. Namaste 😊 I enjoy watching your videos, thank you for these recipes today. I loved your dish rack on the counter

  10. I’m like your videos and try your recipes from long time, when I noticed the leaf placed in wrong direction couldn’t take it in right sense being a south Indian kindly take it as a suggestion

  11. Gita ji!! I am a punjabi and my husband is malyali!! Today I made this lunch meal for him and it reminded him of his late mother and her recipes!! He was very emotional!! Thanks for sharing this

  12. Mam, why did you put nosepin on right side and not on the left . Just curious . Is it religious reason or your choice ?

  13. Aunty ji u r good cook pls teach bissy bele bhat,,, lots of wishes from uttarpradesh ,,, yours new subscriber

  14. Madam,i tried ur beans poriyal nd beetroot poriyal,they came out superb nd every one loved it !!
    Thanks for ur perfect recipes ….

  15. Ideal Lunch Menu preparation after each festival!!
    Good job Gitaji!

    My ancestors prepare milagu rasam too additional to this== for better digestion!**

  16. Such a beautiful spread. Love your cooking. Quick, simple, nutritious and easy on stomach…more power to you Mam…

  17. Very nice meal. For S. Indian cuisine the only oil that should ever be used are cold pressed peanut, coconut oil and ghee. Sesame is for massage. Modern refined vegetable oils are very bad for the health. Please let us revert to the origins and traditions of our Indian heritage and wisdom.

  18. Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe. I’m always in fond of South Indian food. I wish I could be with you in the kitchen while you are making this.😊✨

  19. This is exactly the kind of simple recipe I was looking for today. That appalam kozhambu is very unique, had not heard before. Thanks for sharing.

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