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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Hotel Anganan Style Chicken Biriyani – Kovai Special!

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Anganan Kozhi Biriyani:(Kovai Special) Its kind of pretty funny that all these days…I thought my blog’s photo uploading capacity went for a toss! I had hard time uploading pictures all along for a while…I blamed myself  and my stupid fate a lot and eventually gave up the idea of blogging forever:(  Oh yeah, I felt [...]

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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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Special Masal Dosai – Extra Spicy / Restaurant Style

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Special Masal Dosa – Super Hot:(South Indian Style) I happen to taste this Extra-spicy version Masala Dosai from the City of Temples, Madurai. Masal Dosai: Ingredients: Parboiled rice 1 cup Raw rice 1 cup Urad dal 1/2 cup Fenugreek seeds 1 spoon Salt Soda Sesame oil 1-2 spoons Sesame oil for making dosa. For Topping: [...]

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Tamizhar Virundhu / Tamil Nadu Meals – Happy New Year:)

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Tamil Nadu Cuisine: Tamil Nadu Saapadu. Tamil Nadu Cuisine. Tamil Nadu Meals. Tamil Nadu Vegetarian Meals. Kesari Maravalli(Yucca)Chips Carrot Poriyal Vazhaikai(plantain) Podimass Masal Vadai Beans Poriyal Paruppu thuvaiyal Urulaikizhagu-pattani masala(potato-peas) Keerai poriyal Koss(cabbage)kootu Vendaikai Poriyal(okra fry) Kothamalli thokku(cilantro pickle) Mor milagai White Rice Paruppu podi Vatha kuzhambu Mor kuzhambu Mullangi(radish)sambhar Lemon Rasam Vermicelli Payasam(Kheer) Fruit [...]

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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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Paal Kozhukattai / Doodh ka Modak – Traditional Tamil Pudding

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Paal Kozhukattai: I have heard about this particular sweet, a million times(both through movies and friends)…but never got a chance to see it or to taste it!!! My mommy is a kind of person…who is very content with her own style of cooking,he he…I mean, she never showed even slightest curiosity to try anything traditional [...]

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Plantain Stem Salad / Vazhai Thandu Thayir Pachadi

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Vazhai Thandu Thayir Pachadi:(Reposting) Plantain Stem with Yogurts. Ingredients: Tender plantain stem 60 cms Yogurts 5-7 cups Salt as per taste Green chilies 6 finely chopped Mustard seeds 1 spoon Cumin seeds 1 spoon Chana dal 2 spoons Urad dal 2 spoons Asafoetida 1/2 spoon Curry leaves few Sesame oil fews spoons. Method: Clean and [...]

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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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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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