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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Kadappa – Tanjore / Kumbakonam Special Kadapa for Idli and Dosai

Kadappa or Kadapa is a Tanjore / Tanjavur special side dish for idli and dosai. Being from the Tanjore district, I should have known about this dish, but unfortunately I have never eaten this before. I have been hearing about

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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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KuzhiPaniyaram / Kuzhiappam

For the 3rd and last day of blogging under the theme car snacks, I chose a traditional South Indian dish, KuzhiPaniyaram that is often had as breakfast or evening tiffin. Our evening tiffins on most days are in the car.

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Semiya Bagalabath / Curd Semiya / Thayir Semiya

When my mother visited this summer, I had a lot of opportunity to learn several simple dishes that were classic and traditional. The semiya  bagalabath or vermicelli bagalabath was such a pleasant change from the routine curd rice. I am

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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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Thakkali Thokku/Tomato Pickle – BM # 32

The tomato season is coming to an end soon.  This month’s blogging marathon had been a wonderful way for me to show my readers what I do with my tomatoes every year. Thakkali thokku or Tomato Pickle is an excellent

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