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Okra Kuzhambu

Okra (Vendaikai) Puzhi Kuzhambu

In Kuzhambu On September 16, 2013 8 Comments

Method: Wash, wipe and cut okra into small rounds. Chop onion and tomato finely. Slit green chillies into two. Soak tamarind in a cup of water and extract… Read More »

wheat carrot halwa

Wheat Carrot Halwa

In Sweets On September 12, 2013 19 Comments

Method: Wash and peel the skin from carrot. Cut it into medium size pieces and cook it till soft. Grind the cooked carrot to a fine puree. In… Read More »

Fried Modak 2

Fried Modak – Version 2

In Sweets On September 2, 2013 4 Comments

Method: Put sugar and a tablelspoon of water in a kadai and make a thick syrup. Add coconut gratings and stir well till it look dry. Add cardamom… Read More »

Festival Vadai

Pandigai (Festival) Vadai

In Snacks On August 26, 2013 2 Comments

On Festival days, some people will not add onion or sombu (aniseed) and some other masalas in the dishes. This Vadai is prepared without onion and hence it… Read More »

Bittergourd til pachadi

Pavakaai Ellu (Bitter gourd – Sesame) Pachadi

In Gravies On August 19, 2013 12 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 »

gooseberry thokku

Nellikkai (Gooseberry) Thokku

In Pickle On August 12, 2013 10 Comments

Method: Boil 3 to 4 cups of water in a pan until it boils. Add the whole gooseberries along with little salt and turmeric powder. Allow to cook… Read More »

Kummayam cut


In Sweets On August 5, 2013 37 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 »

Curry Leaves Rice

Curry Leaves Rice – Method 2

In Rice On July 31, 2013 10 Comments

Method: In a small kadai put half teaspoon oil and fry urad dhal, black pepper, jeera for few seconds. Then add curry leaves for fry for few more… Read More »

inji puli

Inji Puli (Ginger Tamarind Pickle)

In Pickle On July 29, 2013 0 Comments

Inji Puli, also known as Puli Inji is a Kerala special pickle. It is normally prepared with ginger, green / red chillies, tamarind, jaggery and coconut oil. I… Read More »

Kalkandu Pongal

Kalkandu (Sugar Candy) Pongal

In Sweets On July 22, 2013 4 Comments

Method: In a pressure cooker add the rice, milk and water. Then pressure cook for 3 to 4 whistles. Remove the pressure cooker from the oven and let… Read More »