Mutton Dalcha / Gramathu Kari Kuzhambu

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Mutton – Chana Dal Kurma:(Country Style) Other Names: Mutton-Kadalai Paruppu Thanni Kuzhambu. Ingredients: Mutton/goat’s meat 1/2 kiloChana dal – 1 cupGreen chilies 6 slicedOnion 1 large slicedGinger-garlic paste 1 spoonTomatoes 2 choppedSaltTurmeric 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonCoconut 2″ ground into pasteCloves 3Cinnamon 1 stickBay leaves 2Fennel seeds 1 spoonCurry leaves few. Method: Pressure cook the [...]

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Kottu Rasam / Gramathu Araithuvitta Rasam – A True Soul Food!

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Country Style Tamarind Rasam: Other Names: Puli Rasam, Thaalikaadha Rasam. I wondered why many people from villages / small towns kept longing for their country style rasam – a comfort food! And what would be the possible big difference in a simple recipe? Why would they call it unique? The answer lies in the fresh [...]

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Kathirikai Varuval / Brinjal Spicy Fry – Like Only Mommy Can!

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Eggplants Spicy Stir-Fry: Other Names: Brinjal Varuval. Kathirikai Kara Poriyal. Kathirikai Thokku. Baingan Masala – South Indian Way. Brinjal Spicy Fry. In my kitchen, basic fuzz-free vegetables are just more welcome! I want a hearty fare, at the end of the day…something that I tasted as a kid! Maybe, I would have fought for fixing [...]

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Manathakali Kai Masiyal / Black Nightshade Berries Chutney

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Manithakali Masiyal:(Country Style) Ingredients: Black nightshade berries 1 cup Thoor Dal 1 small cup Green chilies 6 Garlic 6-7 beads Onion 1 medium Tomatoes 1-2 Salt Turmeric powder 1/4 spoon Tamarind paste 1/4 spoon Oil few spoons. For Seasoning: Thallipu Vadagam 1 spoon Mustard seeds 1/4 spoon Cumin seeds 1/4 spoon Fenugreek seeds 1 pinch [...]

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Egg Paniyaram – New Kind of Dinner:)

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Mutta Paniyaram:(Country Style) Muttai Paniyaram. Gudilu Paniyaram. Anda Bonda?!! Again no fancy dish today, this could be whipped without big plans…got some idly- dosa batter? You think it going bit sour, you feel little bored with regular cooking. Here you go…spice up the batter in your own home-adapted style, add one or two eggs to [...]

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Yucca Halwa / Maravalli Kizhangu Halwa – Country Style

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Maravalli Kizhangu Halwa:(Country Style) Manihot esculenta is the Botanical name of this plant. Where they have modified tap root…rich in starch. Its eaten in many parts of the world today, but traces its origin to South America. In India, it is often associated with famine food’. During depression, people mainly sustained with just few tapioca [...]

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Peanuts Sundal – Rainy Day Snack

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Groundnut Sundal:(Country Style) Verkadalai Sundal. Nilakadalai Sundal. Spiced Peanuts. Peanuts Fry. Spicy Ground Nuts. Ingredients: Fresh raw peanuts 1 cupSaltTurmeric 1 pinchMustard seeds 1/4 spoonCumin seeds 1/4 spoonAsafoetida 1 pinchDry red chilies 2Curry leaves fewOil few spoons. Method: Boil raw fresh peanuts along with pod for at least half an hour. If you use pressure [...]

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Ridge Gourd Masala with Shrimps – Very Ethnic!!!

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Prawns – Redgegourd Masala:(Country Style) Iral-Peerkankai Masala. Iral-Peerkankai Thokku. Iral Masala. Prawn Masala. Nothing fancy today(as tho’ it used to be everyday, huh?), okay okay usual simple food, alright. Well, the picture didnt turn out perfect(I know, as always)but you got to give me some credit for trying this recipe! I made this Iral Masala [...]

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Health Mix Laadu – Country Style

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Sathu Maavu Urundai: I didn’t grow up in a farm nor entirely in restaurant special menu, household! There were times, when garnishing was not so important, even on festival occasions! But, none of this bothered us…coz’ we were all zeroing down in the main course or simply drowned in the spicy curries. When, I happen [...]

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Quail in Country Style Curry

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Quail Curry: Kaadai Thanni Kuzhambu. Quail / Pheasant bird Curry. Ingredients: Quail – 2 (cut into small pieces)Green chilies 3 slicedOnion 1 gratedGinger 2″ juliennedGarlic 6 cloves juliennedTomatoes 2 crushedSaltTurmeric 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonPepper powder 1 spoonSesame oil few spoonCumin seedsCurry leavesCilantro to garnish. Method: In a wide vessel, heat oil. Add cumin,chilies and [...]

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