Iru Puli Kuzhambu

  Being a South Indian, sambhar and kuzhambu are something that we make on regular basis. Different sambhars and kuzhambu is what my family makes everyday, but I am an exception in that. I don’t just cook South Indian food

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Poosanikkai Mor Kootu / Ash Gourd Stew with Buttermilk

When it comes to comfort food, my go to recipe is a kootu. I love eating hot kootu with rice and paruppu. I make kootu on lazy days when I am not in a mood to cook anything elaborate. Kootu

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Kozhama Upma – Rice Flour Upma with Tamarind

Even before I start writing this post, I have to admit that upma’s are my least favorite food to eat. I still make them as they are quick to make and works great for a weeknight dinner. My upma’s are

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Z for Zucchini Bajji – Deep Fried Battered Zucchini

I am at the end of the mega marathon and the last week was a challenge with me being not so ready with the dishes. It is a great pleasure to do these month long marathons with friends as we

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Y for Yelumichampazham Sevai – Lemon Sevai made with Rice sticks – Instant Lemon Sevai

The recipe selection for the alphabet Y started with Yam and stayed in yam for a long time. I just had no idea what kind of snack or tiffin to make with yam and kept postponing the dish too long.

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X for Xtra Flavorful Rasam Powder – Homemade Rasam Podi for Xtra Flavorful Rasam

Right from the beginning, I knew that X was going to be the alphabet that I will definitely be using an adjective. Even after deciding that, it took me forever to decide on one single recipe that I would be

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W for Wheat Flour Kara Kuzhi Paniyaram – Instant Wheat Flour Kuzhi Paniyaram

Choosing a recipe for the alphabet W started out being over ambitious and I kept putting it away as it was for the last week. By the time, I was done with two weeks, we have had enough of deep

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V for Vazhaipoo Vadai – Banana Flower Masala Vadai – Lentil Fritters with Banana Flower

Making vazhaipoo vadai has been my long time wish and finally this mega marathon gave me a chance to make it. Living in US, we don’t get many opportunities as in India to cook with this vegetable. Whenever I get

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T for Thaen Mittai – Then Mittai – Potti Kadai Special Thaen Mittai

If you grew up in Tamil Nadu, you would have definitely enjoyed these thaen mittai from the potti kadai / tea kadai / tea stalls at least once. For me, the memories are deep rooted and I still hunt for

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S for Semiya Pakoda | Vermicelli Pakora | Semiya Pakoda with Leftover Semiya Upma | Vermicelli Fritters

Alphabet ‘S’ sounds so simple, but I was stuck deciding what to make with this alphabet. Semiya was the only ingredient that kept coming to my mind, but I have pretty much made all the Tamil Nadu dishes that we

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