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Caramel Payasam

In Sweets On July 25, 2014 8 Comments

Method: Boil milk (without adding any water) and keep aside. In a heavy bottomed vessel, sprinkle two tablespoon sugar and keep it on medium flame. Do not stir…. Read More »

Pumpkin Pachadi

Parangi Kai (Yellow pumpkin) Pachadi

In Pachadi(Salad) On July 14, 2014 0 Comments

Method: Remove the skin and seeds from the pumpkin. Cut into small pieces. Put it in thick bottomed vessel and add enough water to cover the vegetable. Add… Read More »


Puttu and Payaru

In Breakfast On June 25, 2014 4 Comments

Puttu, common breakfast in Kerala, is prepared with specially processed puttu flour and served with kadala curry, papad and bananas. Now-a-days, we get ready made Puttu flour in… Read More »

Dal Rasam

Dal Rasam

In Others, Rasam/Charu On June 9, 2014 1 Comment

Method: Wash and put the thuvar dal in a pressure cooker. Add one tomato cut into medium size pieces, turmeric powder and two cups of water. Close with… Read More »

Karamani Vadai

Karamani (Cow gram) Vadai

In Snacks On June 3, 2014 3 Comments

Method: Soak Karamani (Cow Gram) for about 4 to 5 hours. Wash well and drain the excess water. Put it in a mixie. Add red chilli, sombu (aniseeds)… Read More »

Mango Rasam

Mango Rasam

In Others, Rasam/Charu On May 26, 2014 3 Comments

Method: Wash and peel the skin from mango. Slice it into medium size pieces. (For four people a cup of mango pieces will do). Put it in a… Read More »

Coriander chutney

Quick Coriander Chutney

In Chutney On May 12, 2014 1 Comment

This chutney is prepared with Coriander Thokku. Thokku is normally solid and can be taken with curd rice/idli/dosa. However, for idli/dosa semi-solid or flowing consistency of chutney is… Read More »

Tomato Rasam

Tomato Rasam

In Others, Rasam/Charu On May 5, 2014 2 Comments

Method: Boil two cups of water and add whole tomato and cook on medium flame for five minutes or till soft. Switch off the flame and cool it…. Read More »

okra kootu

Okra (Vendaikai) Kootu

In Kootu On April 28, 2014 3 Comments

Method: Wash, wipe and cut okra into small rounds. Chop onion and tomato finely. Add enough water to the green gram dal (moong dal). Add turmeric powder and… Read More »

ragi pakoda

Ragi Pakoda

In Snacks On April 16, 2014 0 Comments

Method: First chop onion, green chillies, ginger and curry leaves finely. In a broad vessel add the ragi flour, rice flour and then add chopped onion, chillies, ginger,… Read More »