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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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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Yelumichampazham Sevai – Lemon Sevai made with Rice sticks

The recipe selection for the alphabet Y started with Yam and stayed in yam for a long time. I just had no idea what kind of snack or tiffin to make with yam and kept postponing the dish too long.

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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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Wheat Flour Kara 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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Vazhaipoo Vadai – Lentil Fritters with Banana Flower

Making vazhaipoo vadai has been my long time wish and finally this mega marathon gave me a chance to make it. Living in US, we don’t get many opportunities as in India to cook with this vegetable. Whenever I get

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Ukkarai | Okkarai | Diwali Special Recipe

  Diwali / Deepavali is incomplete without this delicious lentil based dessert Ukkarai also known as Okkarai. Enjoy this delicious sweet with friends and family.    Ukkarai | Okkarai is a traditional sweet made during the festival of Deepavali /

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Then Mittai | Potti Kadai Special Thaen Mittai

Thaen Mittai | Then Mittai is a childhood favorite of many who grew up in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. A sweet sugar ball that melt instantly in your mouth. Make several as you cannot stop with one.  If you grew up

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Semiya Pakoda with Leftover Semiya Upma | Vermicelli Fritters

Alphabet ‘S’ sounds so simple, but I was stuck deciding what to make with this alphabet. Semiya was the only ingredient that kept coming to my mind, but I have pretty much made all the Tamil Nadu dishes that we

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Ragi Idiyappam | Kezhvaragu Sevai | Finger Millet String Hopper

I had a long time wish of cooking a main dish with ragi as I have never used it other than making Ragi savory dosai / crepes and Ragi sweet dosai / Sweet crepes. This mega marathon opened up my

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