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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Aama Vadai/Channa Dal Vadai/Split Bengal gram fritters (BM # 27)

For the second day of my post under the theme Traditional South Indian wedding recipes, I am posting the recipe for Aama Vadai. This vadai is again served during the Nichyathartham/Jaanavasam/maapilai Azhaippu evening. When talking to my mom, I learned

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Karadayan Nombu Adai – Vellam Adai and Uppu Adai

“Urugaada Vennaiyum Oaradaiyum Naan Tharuven Orukaalum En Kanavar Ennai Piriyadirukkanum” Karadayan nombu is a major Tamil festival celebrated during the Tamil month of ‘Masi’. This is also known as the ‘Savithri Vratham’ or ‘Savithri Nombu’. Karadayan nombu is celebrated by

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Pulikaachal Puliyodharai

One of the must have bring back when I am coming back from India. I had been working hard to bring it close to my mother’s flavor so I can savor this even in her absence. The best part I

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Poori Masala (Deep fried Indian bread with potato curry)

Poori Masala is one of the very famous south Indian delicacy which is easy to make and absolutely kids friendly. Going back to my childhood days, whenever we go out to eat, we force our grandmother to come with us.

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