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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 20 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 »

Peas Pulav

Peas Pulav

In Rice On February 3, 2014 9 Comments

Method: Wash the rice and soak it in water for about 30 minutes. Chop the onion and slit the green chillies lengthwise. In a pressure cooker, add the oil… Read More »

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

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 »