SOUTH INDIAN

cabbage kootu with moong dal /muttaikos(e)kootu

cabbage kootu with moong dal  /muttaikos(e)kootu Sambar,kootu,karakulambu,morkulambu are the iconic main items in a TamilNadu lunch menu and in this special spread of tongue tickling dishes Kootu has a very special place.I love moong dhal specially for its nutty taste and love to have it in any form but particularly the paruppu payasam made with...

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Crispy deep fried taro /Seppankizhangu dry fry

Crispy  deep fried taro /Seppankizhangu dry fry Taro/Arbi/Seppankizhangu/Colocasia becomes a highly priced complex carbohydrate vegetable than that of its equivalent root vegetable potato because for its low glycemic index property(eating low glycemic food maintains our blood sugar in level)after boiling and peeling the vegetable it becomes a kind of slightly slippery!it is cut into even sized discs...

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pumpkin mor kulambu (ash gourd)/simple recipe of rice

pumpkin mor kulambu (ash gourd)/simple recipe of rice Hotter climate kindles people to  take more buttermilk/neer mor!In southern parts of India its a belief that if we take more buttermilk/curds in our diet it cools our body!as you would expect don't know whether its proven scientifically.As an extra factor curds/yogurt neutralizes the acidity created by various...

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radish sambar south indian /Tamil Nadu style(for rice)

radish sambar south indian (for rice)/Tamil Nadu style There is an interesting history about "sambar"!read the below information The following Information is from the site named History telling.wordpress.com (Via The Story of Sambhar by Padmini Natarajan.)(click above line to the site) “The Marathas were ruling Tanjore. Sambhoji was a great cook (the male clan members to note) and very...

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How to make soft idlis with idli rice/idli recipe/southIndian idli recipe

How to make soft idlis with idli rice/idli recipe/southIndian idli recipe                     Lets make soft idlis using idli rice which is perfect for sambar, chutney's ,kurmas, and variety of podi's. Idli is the traditional breakfast of  south Indian people. In my parent’s home this is the favorite breakfast. After coming to my husband’s house ,I have learnt ...

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How to make thattu vadai recipe/thattai diwali recipe

How to make thattu vadai recipe/thattai diwali recipe See this little yellow discs rolling out of the mountain.We will see How to make thattuvadai/thattai Diwali recipe.It is very easy to do if we have enough patience.Proportions are important for this snack.If we add more butter then it will disintegrate in oil and every thing will be...

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How to make adhirasam sweet /Diwali special adhirasam

    How to make adhirasam sweet /Diwali special my grandma (maternal mother) use to make this adhirasam sweet in an authentic way.she used to wrap the vessel with adhirasam  in mallu thuni and hang it  for  even 10 days before frying it.In those days they grind it manually and its taste was incomparable.Am  making adhirasam sweet...

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Ribbonpakoda with pottukadalai /ottu pakoda – Diwali spl

Ribbon pakoda with pottukadalai  /ottu pakoda- Diwali special For ribbon pakoda with pottukadalai  I have used rice flour and pottukadalai mavu.The amount of  pottukadalai mavu can be replaced with kadalaimavu.There are many options and variations of  ribbon pakoda that can be done . we can soak rice and grind the rice instead of using rice flour.pottukadalai mavu...

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