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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Makara Sankaranthi – Pongal recipes, Boghi recipes and Kaanum Pongal / Kanu Recipes

Makara Sankaranthi or Pongal is the Harvest festival celebrated in India. This festival holds a very special place in my heart. My father’s birthplace is a small town/village in Southern India. I remember celebrating this festival with my grandmother and

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Paal Payasam/Kheer/Rice pudding

29th Nov, 2012 In my book of recipes, paal payasam belongs to the meal for the kings. I love paal payasam and I keep it very simple and basic with just 3 ingredients. The earthiness of the rice with the

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Carrot Kheer/ Carrot Payasam

29th Aug, 2012 It was my husband’s star Birthday yesterday and I was aware of it only in the morning when my MIL calls from India to wish him. I absolutely had no idea what special to cook. Also, my

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Chakkara Pongal

Chakkara Pongal or sweet kichdi is a very fulfilling and a hearty dessert. This is made on the most important day of the Tamilians, which is the Thai Pongal festival. Having spent most of my vacations in my grandparent’s village,

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Paal Poli

Jan 29, 2011 Poli is one of the dishes that is prepared during the Sankranthi festival. We prepare Poli on the Boghi day. Poli are of different varieties, like paruppu poli (Dal Poli), coconut poli etc. I love Paal Poli

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