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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Ragi Idiyappam | Ragi Sevai | Finger Millet String Hopper | Kezhvaragu Idiyappam

I had a long time wish of cooking a main dish with ragi as I have never used it other than making Ragi savory dosai / crepes and Ragi sweet dosai / Sweet crepes. This mega marathon opened up my

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Q for Quinoa Dosai – Savory Quinoa Crepes

Quinoa is the new found super food and it has been used a lot lately.  I myself substitute it instead of rice to eat along with sambhar or rasam, though that is not one of my preferred methods to consume

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O for Oothappam – Onion Oothappam – Onion Uthappam

My husband always orders oothappam/Uthappam when eating out at an Indian restaurant. I am more of a rava dosai person and that is what I end up ordering most of the time. Oothappam can be made with idli / dosai

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Nokkal – Cashew Nut Nokkal – Mundhiri Paruppu Nokkal

This month’s marathon has helped me learn the names of the traditional Tamil Nadu dishes that I have eaten in the past but never knew what they were called. This particular one, for example, is something I have seen a

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I for Inji Marappa – Inji Murappa – Inji Mittai – Candied Ginger – Ginger Candy

Inji marappa or ginger candy is a very famous road side candy that is very common in Tamil Nadu. Many times when traveling on long distance bus, you hear the vendors see these candies. I was never a fan of

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Ezhu kari kuzhumbu/Ericha Kuzhumbu (Thiruvadharai Kuzhumbu)

27th Jan, 2015 This recipe is a combination for Thiruvadharai Kali. Thiruvadharai or Aarudhra darshanam is celebrated in the month of margazhi. This kuzhumbu is made of seven vegetables. When I was talking to my mother this morning, she was

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Thiruvadharai Kali

27th Jan, 2015 Thiruvadharai kali is prepared during the month of Margazhi on the auspicious occasion of Thiruvadharai (Aarudhra Darshanam). Thiruvadharai is a Shaivaite festival that celebrates lord Shiva in his cosmic dance posture (Natarajar). It is celebrated in a

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Thengai Podi with Flax Seed – Spicy Coconut Powder with Flax Seed

Indian kitchen cabinets are loaded with homemade spice powders like this Thengai Podi with Flax Seed – Spicy Coconut Powder with Flax Seed, that can be incorporated in cooking as well as some that are used with rice to make

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Oats Pongal – World Diabetes Day

Diabetes is a metabolic disease which is characterized by high sugar content in the blood. There are three major type of diabetes, type I, type II and gestational diabetes. Type I diabetes is caused by the inability of the body

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