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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Homemade Rasam Powder for Flavorful Rasam

Homemade Rasam Powder has so much flavor and aroma that no store bought powder can bring. Making the rasam powder at home is so simple as well as cost effective.  Right from the beginning, I knew that X was going

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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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P for Pattinam Pakoda – Patnam Pakoda – Patnam Pakodi

Pattinam Pakoda is a famous street food from Chennai, which was also lovingly called the ‘Pattinam’ in olden days. This flavorful deep fried fritters would be a great evening snack with a cup of hot coffee! Choosing pattinam pakoda for the

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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

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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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Inji Marappa | Inji Mittai | Ginger Candy

  Inji marappa or ginger candy is a very famous road side candy that is very common in Tamil Nadu. Many times when traveling on long distance bus, you hear the vendors see these candies. I was never a fan

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