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Kummayam cut


In Sweets On July 17, 2015 50 Comments

“Kummayam” also known as “Aadi Kummayam” is a sweet dish prepared with different combination of lentils and jaggery and offered to God as Prasadam on “Aadi Velli” or… Read More »

Kara puttu

Kara (Spicy) Puttu

In Breakfast On June 11, 2015 0 Comments

Method: Put the puttu flour in a broad vessel. Add salt and mix well. Pour over the hot water and mix thoroughly. Keep closed with a lid for… Read More »

Brinjal Gojju

Brinjal Gojju

In Chutney, Gravies On May 30, 2015 0 Comments

One of our readers, Ms Jayalakshmy Ramanathan, shared this recipe which her mother used to prepare. I thankfully acknowledge her recipe and I am pleased to post it… Read More »

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Parangi Kai (Yellow pumpkin) Jaggery Halwa

In Sweets On May 4, 2015 0 Comments

Method: Take a big piece of yellow pumpkin and remove the outer skin and seeds. Grate it finely. Take two cups of the grated pumpkin tightly packed. In… Read More »

Rajma Pakoda

Rajma Pakoda

In Snacks On April 27, 2015 5 Comments

Method: Soak Rajma for atleast 8 hours or over night. Wash well and add two cups water and pressure cook for 4 to 5 whistles. When it is… Read More »


Sago (Javvarisi) Dal Payasam

In Sweets On April 15, 2015 0 Comments

Method: Soak Sago (Javvarisi) in water for about one hour. In a kadai put the green gram dal (Moong) and dry fry till it become light brown. Put… Read More »

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Thinai (Foxtail Millet) Dosai

In Breakfast On April 6, 2015 0 Comments

Method: Put Thinai (Foxtail Millet) Flour, wheat flour, rice flour and salt in a bowl. Mix well. Then add water little by little and make a thin dosa… Read More »

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Pea Nut (Verkadalai) Rice

In Rice On April 2, 2015 0 Comments

Method: Just add the .Pea Nut Podi to the cooked rice and mix it well. Garnish with peanuts and curry leaves. If you want, you can add a… Read More »

Peanut Podi

Pea Nut (Verkadalai) Podi

In Masala Powders On April 2, 2015 2 Comments

Method: In a kadai put the peanuts (you can use it with the skin or without – I used it with the pink skin) and dry fry till… Read More »

Rajma Kuzhambu

Rajma Kuzhambu

In Kuzhambu On March 30, 2015 0 Comments

Method: Soak Rajma in water for about 8 to 10 hours or overnight. Wash the soaked rajma well and drain the water completely. Put it in a pressure… Read More »


Quick Onion Pakoda

In Snacks On March 26, 2015 0 Comments

Method: Chop onion into lengthwise thin slices. Chop ginger and curry leaves finely. Crush garlic flakes. In a broad vessel put the Instant Bajji/Bonda Mix. Add the chopped… Read More »


Karpooravalli Leaves Curd Pachadi

In Pachadi(Salad) On March 23, 2015 0 Comments

“Karpooravalli Leaves” also known as “Oma Valli Leaves” or “Mexican Mint” is very good for health. Method: Put half teaspoon oil in a small kadai. Add pepper, cumin,… Read More »