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Onion Soup

Onion Soup

In Soups On January 28, 2014 0 Comments

Method: First peel and chop the onions finely. In a thick bottomed cooking container, add butter and the chopped onions. Fry the onion till it becomes shiny. (Do… Read More »

Brinjal Kosthu

Chidambaram Kathirikai (Brinjal) Gosthu

In Gravies On January 5, 2014 11 Comments

This Brinjal gosthu with Samba Sadham(Pepper and Jeera Rice) is prepared at Chidambaram Temple as an offering to Lord Nataraja. Authentically it is prepared with grilled brinjals. Some… Read More »

Onion-Thool-Pakoda

Onion Thool Pakoda

In Snacks On December 1, 2013 12 Comments

Method: Chop the onion lengthwise. Add little salt and gently mix by your fingers so that the onion pieces will be separated. Leave it for ten to fifteen… Read More »

Narthanga Pickle

Narthangai (Citron) Pickle

In Pickle On November 25, 2013 13 Comments

Narthangai, also known as Citron or Bitter Orange, has lots of medicinal value, aids digestion and removes the bitterness in the tongue. It is used for making dry… Read More »

Nanjil Kuzhambu

Nanjil Nattu Vendhaya (Fenugreek) Kuzhambu

In Kuzhambu On November 18, 2013 9 Comments

Method: Soak tamarind and salt in water and extract the juice. Add enough water and make 3 cups of tamarind water. Chop big onion and tomato finely. Slit… Read More »

Porridge

Sprouted Moong Kanji (Porridge)

In Breakfast On November 4, 2013 5 Comments

Method: In a kadai add the sprouted moong and dry fry till it is hot to touch.  Then remove the contents to another container. In the same kadai… Read More »

kal dosai

Kal Dosai

In Breakfast On October 14, 2013 18 Comments

Method: Soak both the rice together with fenugreek seeds and dhal separately in water for about 6 to 8 hours. Wash and grind rice and dhal separately to… Read More »

Beetroot Banana Halwa 1

Beetroot Banana Kesari

In Sweets On October 7, 2013 11 Comments

Method: In a mixie put the beetroot pieces, add 1/2 cup water and grind it to a fine puree. Strain the puree , separate the beetroot juice and… Read More »

Spl Adai

Special Adai

In Breakfast On September 30, 2013 21 Comments

Method: Soak rice and dhals together in water for 3 to 4 hours. Wash well, drain the water completely. Put it in a mixie or in wet grinder…. Read More »

Double Beans Rice

Double Beans Rice

In Rice On September 23, 2013 4 Comments

Method: Cook the double beans till soft and keep aside. Chop onion finely. In a small kadai put the khus khus and dry fry for few seconds. Then… Read More »

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 25 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 »