Delicious, easy-to-make, healthy comfort food recipes by Amal Tamara

Delicious, easy-to-make, healthy comfort food recipes by Amal Tamara

Delicious, easy-to-make, healthy comfort food recipes by Amal Tamara


Delicious, easy-to-make, healthy comfort food recipes by Amal Tamara

“Comfort food is the foundation of memories. When things are bad, a good meal shared with loved ones may provide a lifetime of peace and warmth.”

The appeal of comfort food stems from its potential to transport us to happier and more familiar times. It conjures up images of home-cooked meals, family get-togethers, and holiday traditions. Especially during tough or stressful times, comfort food has a way of helping us feel good and delivering a sense of warmth and stability. The scents and textures of comfort food are extremely delicious, giving one a feeling of indulgence and pleasure.

Indulge in the warm and familiar flavors that will bring you back to your happiest memories with these recipes by Amal Tamara.

Pumpkin Ada

● Semolina – ½ cup
● Pumpkin – 200grm
● Salt – to taste
● Cardamom powder -1/2 teaspoon
● Jaggery syrup – 1 cup
● Grated coconut – 200 gm
● Cumin powder -1 pinch
● Ghee – 2 tablespoons

● Peel and grate pumpkin and keep aside
● Pour ghee in to a hot pan and add the grated pumpkin, sauté well
● Then add grated coconut, cardamom, and cumin powder
● Add jaggery syrup and mix well
● Add dry roasted semolina and make it to a smooth dough
● Place small piece of dough in the center of the banana leaf, flatten it using
● Fold the leaf into half, tuck the ends of the leaf

● Grill the ada on a pan and serve hot

Banana flower cutlet

• Chopped Banana flower – 1 cup
• Colocasia – 100 gm
• Rock Salt – to taste
• Green chili, curry leaf, coriander leaf, ginger, garlic – ½ Teaspoons each
• Turmeric powder – 1 or 2 pinch
• Chili powder – 1 pinch
• Cumin powder -1 pinch
• Coriander powder- 1 pinch
• Fennel powder – ½ tsp
• Coconut oil – 3 table spoons
• Brown rice puttu podi- To dip
• Shallots – 50 gm


• Finely chop banana flower and keep in turmeric water
• Boil the Colocasia, mash it and keep aside
• Into a hot pan add coconut oil, ginger, garlic, curry leaf, shallots and sauté for a
• Add all the powdered masalas and sauté well
• Once masalas are cooked, add the chopped banana flower after squeezing all the
water out and cook well
• Once it cooks add well mashed colocasia and chopped coriander leaves
• Switch off the flame and make the mixture into cutlet patties and coat the pattie
with brown rice powder and grill it on a tawa and serve hot

Spinach Clear Soup


● Spinach -200gm
● Chopped carrot & Zucchini- 25gm
● Vegetable stock-
● Salt-to taste
● Crushed pepper- one pinch
● Cumin powder – one pinch

● Finely chop the spinach and vegetables
● In a pan add the finely chopped spinach and vegetables and boil in vegetable stock
● Add salt, pepper, cumin powder and cook well
● Serve hot