Poosanikkai Mor Kootu / Ash Gourd Stew with Buttermilk

When it comes to comfort food, my go to recipe is a kootu. I love eating hot kootu with rice and paruppu. I make kootu on lazy days when I am not in a mood to cook anything elaborate. Kootu

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Kozhama Upma – Rice Flour Upma with Tamarind

Even before I start writing this post, I have to admit that upma’s are my least favorite food to eat. I still make them as they are quick to make and works great for a weeknight dinner. My upma’s are

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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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X for Xtra Flavorful Rasam Powder – Homemade Rasam Podi for Xtra Flavorful Rasam

Right from the beginning, I knew that X was going to be the alphabet that I will definitely be using an adjective. Even after deciding that, it took me forever to decide on one single recipe that I would be

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W for Wheat Flour Kara Kuzhi Paniyaram – Instant Wheat Flour Kuzhi Paniyaram

Choosing a recipe for the alphabet W started out being over ambitious and I kept putting it away as it was for the last week. By the time, I was done with two weeks, we have had enough of deep

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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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Nokkal – Cashew Nut Nokkal – Mundhiri Paruppu Nokkal

This month’s marathon has helped me learn the names of the traditional Tamil Nadu dishes that I have eaten in the past but never knew what they were called. This particular one, for example, is something I have seen a

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M for Manapparai Murukku

Manapparai is a small town in Tamil Nadu near Tiruchirapalli. This town is very famous for this murukku and dairy. This Manapparai Murukku business was started by Mani Iyer, who sold these Manapparai Murukku in the railway canteen. It became

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L for Lemon Pickle – Elumichampazham Urugai – Nimbu Ka Achaar

Making pickles have always been in my mind. One day, I want to be experienced enough to make jars and jars of homemade pickle. It is not going to be soon, but I am taking baby steps in getting there.

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K for Kanchipuram Idli – Kancheepuram Idli – Kanchivaram Idli

I did not need to think more than 5 minutes to decide that I was doing Kancheepuram idli for K. I did not change this alphabet even once and made sure I was making it. This was something I wanted

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