Semiya Payasam – Vermicelli Payasam / Kheer

10th July, 2014 This week for the blogging marathon the theme I am doing is dishes that are most commonly served in a South Indian meal / Thaali. It is very common to see many dishes prepared on special occasions

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Mixed Fruit Pachadi / Pazham pachadi

19th June, 2014 This is my last post under the summer special recipes. Once summer comes lot of tropical fruits also arrive. Also this is the time for weddings (in India) and that is the inspiration for this pachadi. I

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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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Beans Paruppu Usilli (Steamed lentil with green beans) – BM # 30

26th July, 2013 This is the last day of the blogging marathon 30 and also my last post under native dishes. After yesterday’s post about my favorite native memory, the Paneer soda, today I am writing about one of the

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Pineapple Rasam / Spicy Indian style Pineapple soup (BM # 27)

6th Apr, 2013 For the month long Blogging Marathon, I am blogging about few of my favorite foods from classic South Indian (Tamil) weddings. Pineapple rasam is one such recipe that is often made for the wedding menu. This rasam

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Nenthrangai Varuval/Raw banana Chips (BM # 27)

5th Apr, 2013 No South Indian Wedding meal is complete without these tiny yellow chips at a corner. I always used to wonder why they only serve a tiny bit of this chips and not a whole lot, because I

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Aviyal /Traditional South Indian mixed vegetable stew in coconut based sauce (BM # 27)

4th Apr, 2013 For the month long April marathon’s first week theme, Traditional South Indian Wedding recipes, I am moving up to the actual wedding day recipe. For the past three days, I wrote about my favorite recipes that are

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Puranam Poli/Puran Poli/Boli (BM # 27)

3rd Apr, 2013 Keeping up with the theme, Traditional South Indian Wedding recipes, this is my 3rd post. As I mentioned in my earlier post, Puranam poli is always accompanied by Aama vadai. This poli is made not only during

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Aama Vadai/Channa Dal Vadai/Split Bengal gram fritters (BM # 27)

For the second day of my post under the theme Traditional South Indian wedding recipes, I am posting the recipe for Aama Vadai. This vadai is again served during the Nichyathartham/Jaanavasam/maapilai Azhaippu evening. When talking to my mom, I learned

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Badam Kheer / Almond Payasam (Blogging Marathon # 27)

1st Apr, 2013   April is going to be one of the most exciting months of my blogging life. For the blogging marathon, we have decided that this month we are going to do a month long marathon posting a

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