Spicy Plantain Curry

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Vazhaikai Milagu Kuzhambu: Chettinad style Plantain Curry. Vazhaikai Kuzhambu. Arattikai-Miryalu Pulusu. Kacha Kela – Kali Mirch Curry. Vazhaikai Masala Kuzhambu. Another spicy invention from my kitchen to Y’ll! I love Chettinad cuisine…one of the spiciest food in the world! Touch of fennel, heat from pepper, pearl onions and curry leaves, now you guess the flavour!! [...]

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Pepper Prawns Fry

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Iral Thokku: Chettinad Style Pepper Shrimps. Shrimps Pepper fry. Iral Milagu Varuval. Prawns Pepper Fry. I have been, long waiting for this small shrimps in the market. Small shrimps are absolute delicacies! Ingredients: Small shrimps 500 gramsPurple onions large 2SaltTurmeric 1/2 spoonChili powder 1 spoonPepper powder 2 spoonsCurry leaves 2 twigsMustard seeds 1/2 spoonCumin seeds [...]

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Chicken Chettinad Sandwich

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Chettinad Chicken Sandwich: Spicy Chicken Sandwich. Hot Chicken Sandwich. Whenever I am on a long drive, I prepare my own food(sometimes). Its better than eating at fast food joints. Its good to stay on track while dieting. One little deviation, then I am all gone!! Traveling, makes me to gain weight! No proper exercise, eat [...]

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Vanjiram Chettinad Fry

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Vanjiram Chettinad Varuval: Spicy King Fish Fry. Fried Spicy King Fish. Deep Fried King Fish. Hot n SPicey Fried Fish. This is shallow fried spicy king fish. One of the amazing fish for frying. It just has one central bone and few pinbones thats it! Even an amertuer cook can fix this dish easily! One [...]

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Chettinad Meen Kuzhambu / Vanjiram Kuzhambu

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Vajjiram Chettinad: King Fish in Rich Indian Spices. Super Hot Fish in spicy-tangy Curry. Chettinadu Meen Kuzhambu. Chapalu Pulusu – Chettinadu Cooking. Machili Curry in Chettinad Style. Araithu Vitta Meen Kuzhambu. Meen Masala Kuzhambu. Vanjiram Masala Kuzhambu. Vanjiram Meen Kuzhambu. I don’t know how many of you’ll will agree….when it comes to dicing the veggies [...]

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Thala Kari Perattal – Chettinad Style

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Thala Kari Perattaal: Goat’s Head Masala. Crown Curry. This is again Ponnusamy Chettinad Restaurant’s special dish. One of the country style recipe. Ingredients: Goat’s head 1 Ginger 2″ gratedGarlic 6 beads mincedSaltTurmeric pwoder 1/2 spoonChili powder 1/2 spoonPepper powder 2-4 spoonsCurry leaves Mustard seeds 1/2 spoonCumin seeds 1/2 spoonOil few spoons. Method: Ask you butcher [...]

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Naatu kozhi Biriyani / Country Chicken Biriyani

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Country Chicken Biriyani:(Chettinad Style)These days Biriyani has become ‘Kudisai Thozhil’ in Tamil Nadu. Anyone who has a ‘Deksha’…..can start up a business. Biriyani eating population also has significantly raised. It was not the same scenario few years ago…..we used to wait for that authentic Biriyani(Ramzaan / Bakrid). Sometimes….during family get-to gathers and Birthday’s Pappa used [...]

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Nandu Soup / Crab Soup

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Nandu Dhaniya Soup:Crab Chettinad Soup. Crab Corinader Soup. Ingredients: To be Toasted Each Seperately and Powdered Together: Coriander seeds 1 fistful Whole peppercorns 2 spoons Cumin seeds 2 spoons Coarsely Wet-Grind These: Chilies 1-2 Onion 1 small bulb Ginger 1-2″ piece Garlic 2-3 beads Tomato 1 Curry leaves few Coriander leaves few To chop: Crab [...]

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Kozhi Rasam – Chettinad Special

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Kozhi Rasam: I think Chettinad People make nice ‘Kozhi Rasam’….but I never came across their recipe. Here is my own version…it tured out great to me. I know…its sounds weird, non-veg rasam! Chicken in tamarind water may be unpalatable for some of you! Its a rainy day dish for me…when I get bored with soups [...]

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Knol Khol Chops / Kholrabi Chops – Chettinad Style

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Knol Khol Chopes:(Chettinad Style) Green Turnips in Spicy Masala. My Grandmother keeps her recipes simple and tasty. This…knol-khol alone she makes in a chettinad way…extra spicy and tells…its like vegetarian’s mutton! Agree…those days they never had paneer, tofu or mushroom to treat vegetarians! The dry peas, turnips and potatoes are made spicy on sunday afternoons. [...]

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