Mullangi Vendhaya Sambhar – Radish Fenugreek Sambhar

What’s for lunch? This is one question that I absolutely hate to hear. As much as I love to cook, I hate to decide the menu for the day. Sambhar, kuzhambu, kootu etc are some of the staples of the

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Mixed Vegetable Gothsu – Tiffin Gothsu / Sambhar – Kalyana Gothsu

21st Feb 2015 I have always loved the Gothsu that they serve at the weddings as a side for steaming hot ven pongal and idli. The combination is so delightful that I end up stuffing up myself. I always make

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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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Tirunelveli Sambhar – Nellai Sambhar

6th Dec, 2014 For the last day of this week’s blogging marathon, I decided to make a specialty from Tirunelveli district, Nellai Sambhar. The minute I hear the name Tirunelveli, the first thing that comes to my mind is halwa.

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Vendakkai Sambhar / Okra Sambhar / Ladies Finger Sambhar

11th July, 2014 This week I am doing dishes that are commonly found in a South Indian Meals. Sambhar is usually the first course dish that is eaten with rice. Sambhar is common in almost all the South Indian states,

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Chinna Vengayam Araichu Vitta Sambhar – Pearl Onion Sambhar

27th April, 2014 Chinna vengayam or pearl onions are Goblet onion as my boys call it, is a delicacy and it just enhances the flavor of any dish it is added to. Two of my favorite preparations with china vengayam

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Pondicherry Sambhar – A special Sambhar from Puducherry

23rd April, 2014 Puducherry, formerly called Pondicherry is a Union territory in the East Coast of India. It was the former French colony and often referred to as the ‘French Riviera of the East’. Many streets still retain their French

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Podalangai Poricha Kuzhambu (Snake Gourd stew) – BM # 33

5th Oct 2013 For my third day of cooking from a celebrity chef, I chose my most favorite chef and cook book author, Meenakshi Ammal. After my mother, I owe a lot of my cooking skills to this lady. Her

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Kathirikkai Kaara Kuzhambu (Spicy Eggplant/brinjal in Tamarind gravy)

8th August, 2013 Eggplants are in overload in our backyard. So for the past couple of weeks I have been making eggplants almost every other day. I usually freeze the produce that grows in our backyard and use it through

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