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

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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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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