Vendakkai/Ladies Finger Curry/ Okra curry (Okra dry curry made the South Indian style)

3rd Dec 2012 Growing up vendakkai or okra was one of my favorite vegetables. Lot of people shy away from this vegetable because of its slimy texture, but if we cook it right we can get rid of that texture

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Lauki / Dhoodhi Subzi / Bottle gourd subzi

  Bottle gourd is one of the vegetables that we grow in our backyard.  This delicious bottle gourd recipe has been one of our family’s favorite. The vegetable itself does not have too much flavor in it, so it takes

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Thakkali Sadham (Tomato Rice)

24th Aug, 2012 Tomato rice is a common lunch box recipe or an item much preferred during an outing or a picnic. There is a joke about the TamBramhs about how we are recognized based on what we carry during

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Beans Curry/Poriyal (South Indian)

27th Apr, 2012 When I was shopping in my local farmer’s market and I saw the bright fresh green beans on the shelves, it reminded me that summer is not far away. Very soon I would be having green beans

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Vaangi Bhaath/Kathirikkai Saadham/Brinjal Rice

When there is only couple of eggplants/brinjal left in the refrigerator, this is a recipe that comes to my rescue.  It is a perfect lunch box menu for which all the preparations can be made the night before. We grow

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Pavakkai Pittalai (Bitter gourd and garbanzo beans stew cooked in Indian spices)

16th Feb, 2012 Did I just hear you say, I don’t like bitter gourd? Think again…Yes, Bitter gourd is bitter and that is the nature of the vegetable. But if cooked properly using the right ingredients and technique, the bitterness

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Pumpkin Adai with a twist – Butternut squash lentil crepes

20th Oct, 2011 From my Backyard to yours Its fall and there are pumpkins and squashes in the air. When thinking of ways to use the butternut squash from my garden, I remembered that my paternal grandmother makes adai with

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