Journey Through The Cuisines – Recap of my A – Z Journey of Tamil Nadu Cuisine

The month of April and September are very special for us; The Blogging Marathoners as we do a month long blogging marathon under different themes. This month, we had a couple of option to choose from and I chose to

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Z for Zucchini Bajji – Deep Fried Battered Zucchini

I am at the end of the mega marathon and the last week was a challenge with me being not so ready with the dishes. It is a great pleasure to do these month long marathons with friends as we

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Y for Yelumichampazham Sevai – Lemon Sevai made with Rice sticks – Instant Lemon Sevai

The recipe selection for the alphabet Y started with Yam and stayed in yam for a long time. I just had no idea what kind of snack or tiffin to make with yam and kept postponing the dish too long.

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V for Vazhaipoo Vadai – Banana Flower Masala Vadai – Lentil Fritters with Banana Flower

Making vazhaipoo vadai has been my long time wish and finally this mega marathon gave me a chance to make it. Living in US, we don’t get many opportunities as in India to cook with this vegetable. Whenever I get

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U for Ukkarai – Okkarai – Diwali Special Recipe

Ukkarai or Okkarai is a traditional sweet made during the festival of Deepavali / Diwali. Growing up I have never eaten this as it is not in our tradition, but after coming to the blogging world, I have seen this

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T for Thaen Mittai – Then Mittai – Potti Kadai Special Thaen Mittai

If you grew up in Tamil Nadu, you would have definitely enjoyed these thaen mittai from the potti kadai / tea kadai / tea stalls at least once. For me, the memories are deep rooted and I still hunt for

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S for Semiya Pakoda | Vermicelli Pakora | Semiya Pakoda with Leftover Semiya Upma | Vermicelli Fritters

Alphabet ‘S’ sounds so simple, but I was stuck deciding what to make with this alphabet. Semiya was the only ingredient that kept coming to my mind, but I have pretty much made all the Tamil Nadu dishes that we

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Ragi Idiyappam | Ragi Sevai | Finger Millet String Hopper | Kezhvaragu Idiyappam

I had a long time wish of cooking a main dish with ragi as I have never used it other than making Ragi savory dosai / crepes and Ragi sweet dosai / Sweet crepes. This mega marathon opened up my

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Q for Quinoa Dosai – Savory Quinoa Crepes

Quinoa is the new found super food and it has been used a lot lately.  I myself substitute it instead of rice to eat along with sambhar or rasam, though that is not one of my preferred methods to consume

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O for Oothappam – Onion Oothappam – Onion Uthappam

My husband always orders oothappam/Uthappam when eating out at an Indian restaurant. I am more of a rava dosai person and that is what I end up ordering most of the time. Oothappam can be made with idli / dosai

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