Asparagus Stir Fry – Spiced Up!

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Also Known As Asparagus Poriyal, Asparagus Varuval. Asparagus Vepudu. Asparagus Subzi. Asparagus Kura. For a fun-filled weekend, people go to theme parks and holiday resorts! To me, the happiness gets complete only¬† when I shop at ethnic stores! My new found activity is to hit the farmer’s market on Saturdays! I get bit frustrated when [...]

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Kothamalli Thokku / Cilantro Pickle – Grandma’s Style

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Kothamalli Thokku:(Tamizhar Style) Cilanthro Pickle. Coriander Pickle. Malli Thokku. Dhaniya Patta – Achaar. Kothamir Pachadi. Kothamalli Oorughai. Kothamir Achar. Ingredients: Fresh Coriander bunch (roots removed, washed and chopped along with strong stems)- 250 grams Thick Tamarind paste 1 teaspoon Sea Salt/Rock Salt Turmeric powder 1/4 spoons Chili powder 1 spoon To be Dry Roasted and [...]

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Stuffed Karela / Stuffed Bitter Gourd

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Stuffed Pavakkai:(Re Posting) Gutti Kaakarkaye. Pavakka Nirachadhu. Masala Pavakkai. Pavakkai Masala. Ingredients: Bitter Gourd/ Bitter Melon – 4-8Red onions finely chopped 1 large bowl fullTomatoes 4 finely choppedGinger-garlic paste 1 teaspoonJaggery/brown sugar 1 gooseberry sizeGaram masala powder 1/2 spoonSaltTurmeric powder 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonCoriander powder 1 spoonCumin seeds powder 1 spoonCurry leaves fewCumin seedsSesame [...]

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Pudhina Thuvaiyal / Mint Thuvaiyal – Grandma’s Recipe

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Pudhina Thuvaiyal:(Tamil Nadu Style) Ingredients: Coconut grated 1/4 cup Mint leaves 1-2 cups Cilantro 1/2 bunch Curry leaves from few twigs Salt Tamarind 1/4 spoon Ginger 2″ grated Garlic 4 cloves minced Urad dal 1 table spoon Coriander seeds 1 table spoon Dry red chilies chilies 5 Sesame oil few spoons. For Tempering: Sesame oil [...]

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Baghara Tamatar – Getting my Creative Tabs Working!

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Tamatar Ki Salan:(Hyderabadi Style) Bagara Tamatar. Bahara Tamatar. Baghara Tomato. Tamatar Ki Salan. Ingredients: Green chilies 3 Tomatoes 4-6 Turmeric 1/4teaspoon Salt to taste Tamarind paste 1/4 spoon Bay leaves 2 Roast each separately and powder them together: Peanuts 1 table spoon Dry coconut 1 tablespoon Cumin seeds 1 spoon Fry in little oil and [...]

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Stuffed Tinda / Gutti Dondakaya – Andhra Special

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Stuffed Kovaikkai:(Andhra Special) Kovakka Nirachadhu. Gutti Dondakaya. Stuffed Tinda. Stuffed Tindora. Bharwa Tindora. My Mommy never bought nor prepared Tinda at home. As a child never saw this vegetable. My whole life was from hostel to hostel and mess to mess. I sometimes really missed how the food tastes at home:( When I was in [...]

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Mushroom Pepper Masala

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Kalaan Milagu Varuval: Mushroom Masala. Mushrooms Thokku. Mushrooms & Onions Stir-fry. Fried Mushroom Masala. Hot and Spicy Mushroom Masal. Pepper Mushrooms, Peppery-Mushrooms. Sometimes, I really go off the key – what to rant about! And its so boring to praise myself in each and every post. Come on, its bit awkward to claim my own [...]

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Ande Do Pyaaz

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Ande Do Piyaaz: Onion-Eggs. Muttai Vengaya Thokku. Guddilu-Ulli Kura. Mutta-Ulli Kari. Sometime quick fix recipes like this, lights up the dinner menu. Nothing fancy…just threw-in few basic spices and centered it with eggs. Ingredients: Eggs 2-4Onions – more slicedGreen chilies few slicedCoriander seeds toasted 1/2 spoon – powderedCumin seeds toasted 1/2 spoon – powderedCilantro leaves [...]

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Layered Vada Korma – Kovai Special

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Stuffed Vada Curry:(Coimbatore Special) Layered Vadai Kuzhambu. Stuffed Vada Kurma. Ingredients: For Vadai: Thoor dal 1/2 cupChana dal 1/2 cupSaltFennel seeds 1 spoonGinger 1″Garlic 1 cloveDry red chilies 5 No Oil – I steamed them, if you prefer frying…I have no objection:) For Stuffing: Finely chopped onionsCilantro leaves choppedGrated fresh coconut For Curry: Cloves 3Cinnamon [...]

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Madras Masala Paal – Spiced Milk

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Saravana Bhavan Style Masala Paal: Towards Madras, many highway restaurants have this special beverage on their menu ‘Spiced Milk’. The milk is reduced into half of its original content by constant boiling over low heat. The addition of almond puree, piyal seeds, saffron and cardamom makes it highly flavorful. They smartly place their huge vessels [...]

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