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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M for Manapparai Murukku

Manapparai is a small town in Tamil Nadu near Tiruchirapalli. This town is very famous for this murukku and dairy. This murukku business was started by Mani Iyer, who sold these murukkus in the railway canteen. It became so famous

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L for Lemon Pickle – Elumichampazham Urugai – Nimbu Ka Achaar

Making pickles have always been in my mind. One day, I want to be experienced enough to make jars and jars of homemade pickle. It is not going to be soon, but I am taking baby steps in getting there.

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K for Kanchipuram Idli – Kancheepuram Idli – Kanchivaram Idli

I did not need to think more than 5 minutes to decide that I was doing Kancheepuram idli for K. I did not change this alphabet even once and made sure I was making it. This was something I wanted

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J For Jevvarisi Payasam – Javvarisi Thengai Paal Payasam – Sago Kheer with Coconut Milk – Sabudana Coconut Milk Kheer

  Even before I talk about the recipe or the choice for today, I have a confession to make. I have never made Jevvarasi payasam in my life though it is one of my favorite. I have to say, I

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H for Homemade Rice Flour – Homemade Idiyappam Flour

Rice flour is one of the very essential items in a South Indian kitchen. Rice flour is used for many snacks and sweets and there are certain preparations that require freshly made wet rice flour also known as Eera Arisi

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G for Godhumai Rava Pidi Kozhukattai – Broken Wheat Savory kozhukattai

Godhumai rava or broken wheat or lapsi is a grain that I personally feel is highly underused in my family. My dad to begin with would eat anything made with rice rava, but would hesitate if I say that is

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F for Fruit kesari – Mixed Fruit kesari

My boys love kesari and I quite often make rava kesari at home. Pineapple kesari also known as the pineapple pudding is very famous in weddings and I have eaten them quite often. I love the texture of this particular

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D for Dosai Milagai Podi – Spiced Chili Powder for Dosai and Idli

Dosai Milagai podi also known as chili powder for idli and dosai is something that you will find in every South Indian pantry. This is one thing that we can never run out of. This year started as a very

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C for Chettinad Masala Cheeyam – Masala Seeyam – Chettinad Masala Seeyam

After a day’s break we are here with our day 3 of A – Z challenge. When choosing recipes with alphabet C, I started out very enthusiastic and had some tough choices. Once I was done making the list, I

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