Kathirikai-Mochai Kottai Kara Kuzhambu – Mom’s Inspiration!

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Brinjal-Val Beans Kuzhambu Other Names:Eggplants-Val Beans in Tamarind Based Curry. Vengaya Pulusu. Kathirikai-Mochai Payaru Puli Kuzhambu. Ingredients: Brinjal/Eggplants 4-6 slicedVal Beans – Seeds 1 cup(soaked overnight)Pearl Onions chopped 1 cupGarlic 5-7 cloves – crushedTomato 1 small – choppedSaltTurmericChili powderJaggery/brown sugar 1 spoonSesame oil 1 table spoonThalippu vadagamMustard seeds 1/4 spoonCumin seeds 1/4 spoonFenugreek seeds 1 [...]

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Kollu Dosai / Horse Gram n Brown Rice Dosa

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Kollu Dosai: Kollu Adai. Horse Gram Dosa. Uluva Dosa. Ingredients: Brown rice 2 cupsHorse gram 1 cupFenugreek seeds 1 spoonSaltBaking soda 1 pinchOil few spoons. Method: Soak the horse gram, fenugreek seeds and brown rice overnight. Wet-grind the same, add salt, soda and few spoons of oil. Allow this to ferment on its own. Then, [...]

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Kala Chana Sundal / Mookadalai Sundal – Make Healthy Eating a Priority!

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Brown Mookadalai Sundal: Spicy Garbanzos Snack. Mookadalai Masala Sundal. Ingredients: Brown/black Garbanzos – 1 cupSaltTurmeric 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonGreen chilies 6 choppedGinger 2″ choppedCoconut chopped 1/2 cupCurry leaves fewCilantro leaves fewAsafoetida 1/4 spoonPeppercorns 4-6Cumin seeds 1/2 spoonMustard seeds 1/2 spoonSesame oil few spoons. Method: Soak the legumes overnight in water. Boil the same in [...]

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Kathirikai – Karamani Kara Kuzhambu / Brinjal n Fresh Kidney Beans Pulusu / Egg Plants – Yard Beans in Tamarind Based Curry

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Kathirikai-Karamani Puli Kuzhambu: Ingredients: Brinjal/Eggplants 4-6 slicedFresh Yard Beans – Seeds 1 cupPearl Onions chopped 1 cupGarlic 5-7 cloves – crushedTomato 1 small – choppedSaltTurmericChili powderJaggery/brown sugar 1 spoonSesame oil 1 table spoonThalippu vadagamMustard seeds 1/4 spoonCumin seeds 1/4 spoonFenugreek seeds 1 pinchAsafoetida 1 pinchDry chili 1 mincedCurry leaves few. Method: In a wide iron [...]

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16 Bean Soup – Curried Legumes Soup

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Legume Soup: What is the advantage of being an omnivore? We can survive at any drastic conditions…if one type of food is depleted, we quickly change our menu plan, strive and flourish. Gathering or cultivating its a matter of life and death in pre-historic period. I believe that our ancestors kept a track of what [...]

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Kodi Kai Kuzhambu

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Pongal Special Kodi Kai Kuzhambu: Pongal Festival Special Legumes Curry. Pongal side dish Kuzhambu. Kadhamba Kuzhambu. Kadamba Kuzhambu. Ven Pongal Side Dish. Milagu Pongal Side Dish. Kadalai Curry. Kadalai Kuzhambu. My parents used to make this curry to go with Pongal(rice dish)recipe only on Pongal day(A festival that falls on Jan 14th). Its a harvest [...]

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Nethili Karuvadu – Mochai Kuzhambu

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Nethili Mochai Kuzhambu:(Country Style) Nethili Karuvadu Kuzhambu. Karuvattu Kuzhambu. Dry Fish Curry totally Country Style. Sukka Machili Curry. Dry Anchovies in Tamarind Curry. There are several varieties of dry fish! I know just few of them Valai, Vanjiram and Nethili. You could use any dry fish for this curry. Ingredients: Dry Fish(Anchovies)1 cupDry Snow Peas/Mochai [...]

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Pavakkai- Mochai Kottai-Vellam Poriyal / Bitter Gourd – Val Beans Poriyal

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Bitter Gourd Fry:(Country Style)Paavakkai-Mochai kottai Poriyal. Kakkarkkai Koora. Karela Sabzi. This is an one unique dish, prepared in villages…using country bitter gourds(unlike store bought-hybrid ones)…these bitter gourds are small and called as ‘Merry Pavakai/Neri Pavakkai’ in Tamil. The dish has a right blend of ‘bitter-sour-sweet-hot’ all the four tastes in it. Here the gourd is [...]

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Pattaani Biriyani.

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Dry Peas Rice: Pattani Biriyani (Vegetarian’s Mutton Biriyani, he he). Pataani Masala Saadham. Kaintha Pattani Saadham. Peas Pulav. Yellow Peas Spicy Rice. Dry Peas Pulav. Dry Peas is widely used in Non-Vegetarian’s house on those strict ‘fasting months’…where we really feel hard to pass the days without meat. So just to tickle our taste buds…my [...]

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Val Beans Sundal / Val Beans Poriyal / Val Beans Subzi

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Mochai Sundal: Mochaikottai Sundal. Broad Beans Sundal. Ingredients: Dry Broad Beans (yellow/brown,small/large)SaltGinger 2″ gratedGarlic 6 beads with skin – semi crushedDry red chilies 6 tear and bruise themCurry leaves fewAsafoetida 1/4 spoonMustard seeds 1/4 spoonSesame oil few spoons. Method: Soak overnight the seeds in a large pot. It gets imbibed and swells….so leave enough room [...]

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