Yam Leaves Curry – Grandma’s Recipe For Success!!!

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Oxford News A severe tornado passed by my little town (Oxford, Mississippi). Since yesterday night…the weather has been pretty wild. Storm with 80 km speed, lightning, thunder and rain! Today, as I heard the siren warning in the noon, I rushed to the basement (hurricane shelter) in my house. I stayed there trapped for more [...]

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Restaurant Style Rawa Pongal / Sooji Pongal / Semolina Pongal

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Restaurant Style Rawa Pongal: Ingredients: Rawa 1 cupMung dal 1/4 cupFarm fresh milk 1 cupGreen chilies 1 or 2 finely choppedGinger 2″ choppedCurry leaves fewPeppercorns 2 spoonsCumin seeds 2 spoonsAsafoetida 1 pinchSalt to tasteCashew nuts 15-20Ghee 1/4 cup. Method: Soak lentils for about 40 minutes or 1 hour before cooking. Add just enough salt and [...]

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Madras Filter Coffee

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Madras Filter Coffee: Grandma’s Filter Coffee. Mommy’s Filter Coffee. Madras Filter Coffee. Iyengar Filter Coffee. Agraharam style Filter Coffee. My Mommy is a big time coffee lover in the family. She used to prepare it, in a much authentic way…probably the way she adopted from my Grandma. Buy coffee beans, roast it to perfection(that is [...]

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Quail Roast

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Close-up!:)Quail RoastQuails Pan RoastQuails Raw MeatQuails in Wild Quails Roast: The Quail is called ‘Bater’ in Hindi. We call it has ‘kaadai’ or ‘Goudhari’ in Tamil. (Ofcource both are entirely different species )Quail is a small type of bird that belongs to the Pheasant family. There are two species of quail in India; the black-breasted [...]

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Mutton Biriyani – Vellore Style

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Vellore Mutton Biriyani: Vellore Jodhi Hotel Style Biriyani. As I told you earlier….tho’ the regional speciality Biriyani is booming these days. Few are never forgotten for their taste and uniqueness. Sure there are many places which follow the same thumb rule for years(for centuries actually). Like the one Vellore Jodhi…which is in swing for more [...]

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Vellore Kathirikkai Serwa

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Vellore Mullu Kathirikkai Serwa: Vellore Mullu Kathirikai Serwa – a side dish for Biriyani. Mullu Kathirikai Salna – Biriyani Side dish. Arcot Biriyani side dish Kathirikai Sewa. Vellore Mullu Kathirikai. Vellore Jodhi Hotel Style Serwa. Ennai Kathirikai Kara Kuzhambu. Ennai Kathirikai Puli Kuzhambu. Egg-plants Serva. Brinjal Serva. Indian Egg-plants Curry. Baingan ka Salan. Baingan to [...]

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Tandoori Roti

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Tandoor Roti: When we were in Vellore, during school and early college days….Pari (my brother )used to report all about the restaurant specialities! So slowly we adapted the culture of eating out. Generally Daddy takes us out on Saturday night. Before he plans for that….the whole weak, myself and my mom ask Pari to buy [...]

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Kaadai Masala – Hotel Ponnusamy Style

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Kaadai Masala:(Chettinad Style)Hotel Ponnusamy Style Kaadai Masala. Quail Chettinad. Quail Chettinad Masala. Game bird/fowl in Feiry Hot Masala. Ingredients: Quils/Game Birds/ Kaadai – 4 or 6 Salt Turmeric powder 1/4 spoon bay leaf 1 Sesame oil 1/4 cup. To be fried in Little Oil and Wet-Ground Coarsely: Purple Onion 1 Ginger 2″ Garlic 3-4 cloves [...]

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Thenga-Manga Pattani Sundal – Beach Sundal

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Thenga-Maanga Pattani Sundal:Beach Pattani Sundal. Pattani Sundal. Ingredients: Yellow-dry whole peas 1 cup Salt Raw mango 1 small(I could’nt find here) peeled, deseed & grated Fresh coconut half shell – grated Red peppers 3 Mustard seeds 1/2 spoon Asafoetida 1 pinch Ginger 2″ peeled, grated/minced Cilantro leaves few Sesame oil few spoons. Method: Soak Dry-yellow [...]

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Kaadai 65 / Fried Quails / Kaadai Porichadhu

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Kaadai 65:Deep Fried Quails. Fried Japanese Quails. Quail is called ‘Kaadai’ in Tamil. Its a wild /game bird. Ingredients:Quils 6Ground cinnamon powder 1/2 spoonGround cloves powder 1/2 spoonGround coriander seeds powders 2 spoonsGround black pepper 1 spoonRed chili powder 1-2 spoonsRed food color 1 pinchSaltGinger paste 2 spoonsGarlic paste 2 spoonsLemon juice 1 cupEgg white [...]

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