Kothavarangai Poriyal – Kothavarangai Curry with Coconut – Cluster Beans Stir-Fry with Coconut

10th Jan, 2016 Finding fresh kothavarangai / cluster beans in the Indian stores is quite hard. Also they are pretty expensive and hence I always just pick a handful to make paruppu usilli or sambhar. Last time, it was just

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Asparagus Curry – Asparagus Poriyal with Coconut

14th March, 2014  Asparagus is the new found favorite vegetable in our family. I have made the roasted asparagus couple of times in the last few days and I again brought a bunch of it this week. When talking about

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

6th Feb, 2014 Indian kitchen cabinets are loaded with homemade spice powders that can be incorporated in cooking as well as some that are used with rice to make a meal. These podis are powders are such a life saver

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Thengai Burfi / Coconut Burfi / Coconut Fudge

1st Nov, 2013 This is one of the other sweets that I prepared for Diwali this year. Making this was a last minute decision and made almost out of impulse, but I am glad I did. My 3 year old

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Thengai Arisi Payasam / Rice and Coconut Kheer

12th Oct, 2013 During Navarathri, this is one of the payasam/kheer that I prepared. This is a very traditional payasam that is often prepared during festival time.  My mother had been telling me to make this payasam for a very

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Oatmeal Coconut Cookies – BM # 32

18th Sept, 2013 My list for the A-Z cooking has changed several times in the past couple of months. This alphabet change is the closest to the date that I have to schedule the post. I had a regional recipe

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Thengai Thuvayal (Fried Coconut Chutney) – BM # 30

23rd July, 2013 For the final week of the BM 30, I am doing native dishes for the next 3 days. I belong to South India with my father’s side native being a village near Mayiladuthurai in Tanjore district. We

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