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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 »


Pineapple Cold Soup

In Soups On April 10, 2014 1 Comment

Cut the pineapple into medium size pieces. (Reserve two or three pieces for garnishing). Now add the cut pineapple pieces in a mixie along with ginger, mint, coriander… Read More »


Okra (Vendaikai) Tamarind Pachadi

In Pachadi(Salad) On March 31, 2014 6 Comments

Method: Wash, wipe and cut both the tips from okra. Chop it into thin round slices. Slit the green chillies lengthwise. Soak tamarind in water and extract the… Read More »

Keerai Dhal Masiyal

Keerai Paruppu (Dhal) Masiyal

In Kootu On March 23, 2014 22 Comments

Method: Take Thuvar or green gram dhal and cook till soft. Remove the roots and wash the keerai thoroughly. Chop the keerai finely. Place the chopped keerai in… Read More »

veg vadai

Vegetable Vadai

In Snacks On March 10, 2014 11 Comments

Method: Soak urad dal, thuvar dal and green gram (Moong) dal in water for about an hour. After an hour clean the dal and drain out the water… Read More »

andhra dal

Andhra Dal Masiyal

In Kuzhambu On March 10, 2014 8 Comments

Method: Chop Onion and Tomatos finely. In a pressure cooker, put a teaspoon of oil and add thuvar dal and fry for few seconds. Add red chillies and… Read More »

pepper vadai

Pepper Vadai (Anjaneyar Vadai)

In Snacks On March 3, 2014 3 Comments

This Pepper Vadai is prepared at Temples and made as garland (Vadamalai) for Lord Anjaneyar. Method: Soak urad dal in water for about 30 minutes. Drain the water… Read More »

samba sadam

Samba Sadham (Pepper, Cumin Rice)

In Rice On February 24, 2014 4 Comments

“Samba Sadham” (Pepper and Jeera Rice) is prepared at Chidambaram Temple as an offering to Lord Nataraja along with Brinjal Gosthu Method: Clean the rice with water. Then… Read More »

Potato Masala Fry

Potato Masala Fry

In Poriyal On February 18, 2014 11 Comments

Method: Wash and pressure cook the potatoes till soft. Remove the skin from the cooked potatoes and cut it into bite size cubes. Cut onion and tomatoes into… Read More »

Beans Milk Curry

Beans Milk Curry

In Poriyal On February 10, 2014 7 Comments

Method: Wash and slit the beans lengthwise into two pieces. Then cut it into 2 to 3 inch lengthwise pieces. Chop the onion and garlic lengthwise. In a… Read More »