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Chithirai Thirunal

May your life be as bright as this Kolam. Tamil New Year is on 14th April 2010. Even though it has been changed to the first day of Tamil Month of “Thai” (Pongal Day) as per Government orders, there is no change in the mind set of most of the […]

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Banana Stem (Vazhai Thandu)

Banana stem (Also called as “Vazhai Thandu” in Tamil) is rich in fiber content. It improves bowl movement and act as a good laxative. It helps eliminate and treat kidney stones and also removes toxins from the body. It cools the body and also very good for weight loss. Banana […]

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Holi Hai!!!

Holi, the festival of colours, is uniquely North Indian festival. Even though it is not much celebrated in South India, people live in South join with their friends and neighbours and enjoy this happy occasion. I posted SWEET SAMOSA and CURD VADAI for Purva’s Holi Hai Event I wish all readers […]

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Gooseberry (Nellikkai)

The Indian Gooseberry known as “Nellikkai” in Tamil and “Amla” in Hindi is reputed to have the highest content of vitamin C. It contains more Vitamin C than orange, lime, guava or sweet lime. About 100 gms of the edible fruit contains about 600 mg of Vitamin C. 8.75 mg […]

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RICE MELA

Following Recipes are for Rice Mela ~ Celebrating Rice in different forms NEER URUNDAI Ingredients: Par boiled Rice – 2 cups Coconut gratings – 1 cup Salt – 1 teaspoon

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Mudakathan Keerai

Mudakathan Keerai in Tamil is known as Indravalli in Sanskrit. Its botanical name is Cardiospermum halicababum and belongs to the soapberry family. It is a woody perennial climbing plant with large ornamental seed pods that resemble balloons. Hence it is called Balloon Vine in English. Originating from Tropical Asia, Africa […]