Virundhunar Saapadu from Tamil Nadu – A feast for my guests

27th April 2014 Tamil Nadu, the state to which I belong, literally means ‘The Land of Tamils’. I was born and part bought up in this state. The capital of the state is Chennai, formerly known as Madras. Tamil Nadu

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Thayir Pachadi (Without vegetables) – Plain Raita

  This is a quick thayir pachadi/raita that is made without any vegetable. I have often eaten this pachadi in the weddings and love it with sambhar rice and rasam rice. Also I like to dip my vadai into this

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Thakkali Rasam – Tomato Rasam (made in Eeya Sombu)

27th April, 2014 Thakkali rasam is an essential part of meal in every South Indian family. I am a big fan of rasam and I need it when I am making South Indian food. The rasam is so refreshing that

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Kovakkai Curry/Poriyal – Stir fried Ivy Gourd

27th April, 2014 Kovakkai also called tindora in Hindi is one of my most favorite vegetable (second to okra). As hard it is to get good okra in the Indian stores here, finding kovakkai is not hard and I get

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Kadalai Paruppu Sweet Kosumalli – Channa dal Sweet Salad

27th April, 2014 This is a very traditional sweet kosumalli served in weddings and functions. I always adore and love to eat the different variety of sweet and spicy dishes that they serve in a wedding. One of the reasons

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Payatham Paruppu (Pasi Paruppu) Payasam with Coconut Milk – Moong Dal Payasam

26th April, 2014 Payatham Paruppu payasam is a very common payasam made in Tamil Nadu. It is a very traditional payasam and made for several auspicious and festive occasions. This payasam is very quick to make and is very flavorful.

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