Dinner and A Movie – Famous Food Movies List!

Dinner and a Movie Like dinner and a movie go so well together…food could be a theme to cinema. Since, it is so central to our lives, it stands to reason that it would be a great theme for the cinema! I have listed some of my favorite food-centered movies here(below the video). Please, prepare [...]

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The Legendary Thalappakatti Biriyani – Dindigul Special

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After a long gap, I prepared a fabulous biriyani to share with you all. This is yet one more version from the regional hit recipes. The legendary…Dindigul special ‘Thalapakattu Biriyani’. When I first heard the name…it sounded bit weird and funny. But, it did not stop me from sampling the food:) Looks like, Thalapakattu is [...]

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Vegetables Glossary

  English Tamil Hindi Telugu Asparagus  – - – Baby Corn  Pinchu Makkacholam – - Beans, Green Beans, String Beans Beans Phaliyam Bins Beet Root, Beets Beet Root Chuquander Beetroot Bitter Gourd, Bitter Melon Pavakai Karela Kakarkaye Bottle Gourd  Soraikai Lauki Sorakaya Brinjal, Eggplant, Aubergine Kathirikai Baingan Vengaya Broad Beans  Avaraikai Sem Chikudukaya Broccoli  Broccoli [...]

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How To Make Coconut Milk

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Select a mature coconut without any cracks. Break the coconut shell on a hard stone or use a corkscrew to do the job. Well, you could save the coconut water for other culinary uses or just drink it off right away like me:) Now, grate the coconut pulp (white matter) without going deep until the [...]

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Indian Spices Translation

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Ingredients Substitutions

Sometimes, it is necessary for every cook to substitute one ingredient with another. Whenever the ingredients mentioned in your recipe is not available or if you are allergic to some foods, it is inevitable to think about the other alternates. So, its good to know the facts about the substitutions that we generally opt for. [...]

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Indian Cooking Techniques

English Tamil Sanskrit Technique Drying Ularthuthal thalanam When there is an ample of sun rays, one could sun-dry spices and stuff. During cold-winter season, one could achieve the same perfection in a conventional oven. Boiling Vegavaithadu pachanam Boiling is the simplest process most cooks prefer. Yet is is complicated to understand, the boiling point of [...]

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Cooking Measurements & Teperatures – Flashcard

I am not the right person to talk about the measurements, because I hardly pay any attention to it! I simply eyeball my ingredients. My mother used to give to various cues that helped me in the kitchen, like whenever she mentioned tamarind : bring me a cricket ball size tamarind, worked well for me. [...]

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Food Vocabulary – Indian & American English

Unlike the political refugees, religiously exiled, those who escaped from the deadly epidemic or bloodthirsty dictators, jumped the fences…we, the most Indian immigrants story are the same…came to America as a student, seeking opportunity in various sectors (jobs), H1B spouse visas, business travelers and the tourists. Thanks to all those Maters and Ph.Ds. We speak [...]

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How To Clean A Plantain Flower

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Cleaning Plantain Flower Smear your palms and hands with coconut oil or its better to use clinical gloves. As this flower leaves a deep dark stain on your hands, which is hard to get-rid off. Now slowly remove all the thick leathery bracts and discard them. Separate the fine finger like half white to yellow [...]

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