Minestrone Soup

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Ingredients: Pasta Vegetable broth Olive oil Black Pepper Powder Beans: Garbanzos, Red Kidney beans, Black Eye Beans, Double Beans, Soya beans, Spit peas, Tiger Beans, Lentils, Fresh Peas… Herbs: Fresh Parsley and Basil, Dry Oregano, Basil and Thyme, Vegetables: Beans, Zucchini, Squash, Celery, Spinach, White Onions (minced), Tomatoes (crushed) Method: Soak the beans overnight and [...]

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Dosakaya Pappu – Hearty Meal:)

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Also known as: Velarikai Kothu Paruppu. Velari-Pazham Paruppu. Ripe Cucumber and Lentils Curry. Well, I got introduced to this vegetable when I was studying in Hyderabad…its one of the delicacy that they used to serve at our hostel. I never saw anyone buying ripe cucumbers in Tamil Nadu before. So, initially I was very skeptical [...]

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Kadhamba Saadham / Spicy Vegetable Khichdi

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Kadamba Sadham: Other Names: Mixed Vegetables and Lentils Rice. Spicy Vegetable Khichdi. The weather down here at Mississippi is really really warm, at this time of the year! Every little prancing around the neighborhood, leaves me like a half-baked potato. If you drop an egg over the patio…it would be done thoroughly into an omlette [...]

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Mirch Ki Dal / Green Chilies Lentils Stew

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Pachi Mirapakaya Pappu: I was sleeping like a mad dog’ for several days and nights…without moving a finger! Haunted by ghosts of past life and chased by weird animals all through the time!! I finally woke up from my terrible nightmare’ and told myself…its not end of the world! Well, I gathered myself to fix [...]

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Mulai Payaru Poriyal – Going All Healthy:)

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Sprouted Green Gram Stir-Fry: Other Names: Mung Beans Sprouts Stir-Fry. Mulai Payiru / Pachai Payiru Sundal. Ingredients: Green gram 1 cupGreen chilies 3 choppedGinger 1″ choppedOnion 1 large choppedTomato 1 small choppedSaltTurmeric 1 pinchMustard seeds 1/4 spoonCumin seeds 1/4 spoonOlive oil few spoonsCilantro few to garnish. Method: Soak the lentils overnight in enough water. The [...]

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Hara Mung Kadhi – What To Cook??

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Pachai Payiru Mor Curry: Why would someone want a funny story behind the recipes? Its very simple, storytelling at root…began with food! Remember Mommy’s stories that fed you extra lump?! Awakening memoirs always percolate underneath food related stories. Life is all about food and celebrations. Many adults, enthusiastically recall their past’ often revolving around experience [...]

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Paruppu Urundai Kurma – Real Comfort, Real Good!

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Steamed Lentil’s Balls In Spciy Korma: Ingredients: For Paruppu Urundai: Thoor Dal(soaked in water for 20 minutes)SaltGinger 2″ peeled and gratedGarlic 5-6 cloves choppedDry red chilies 6-8SaltFennel seeds 2 spoonsCurry leaves fewCilantro. For Kurma/Korma:Fresh coconut milk 1 cupPoppy seeds paste 1 teaspoonGreen chilies 3 slittedOnion 1 small – gratedOnion 1 small slicedGinger-garlic paste 1 teaspoonTomato [...]

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Dhall Makhani – Mood For Cooking!

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Dal Makhani: Once upon a time…when I was studying in New Delhi, they used to serve Dal Makhani in our hostel, quite often! Let me refresh your memory by saying ‘Makhani’ means buttery. Somehow, our cook completely misses the whole idea of adding it to the dish! He exactly knows how to ruin a particular [...]

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Beans Cheruparippu Thoran – The Basic Stir-Fry!

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Beans-Siruparuppu Poriyal: Other Names: Beans-Cherupayar Thoran. Beans Poriyal. Beans Thoran. Beans Stir-Fry. Ingredients: Beans finely choppedGreen chilies 3 choppedMoong dal – 1 small cup soakedSaltGrated coconut 4-7 spoonMustard seeds 1/4 spoonCumin seeds 1/4 spoonCurry leaves fewCoconut oil few spoons. Method: Cook the lentils briefly till tender and intact in shape. Set aside. In a wide [...]

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Pesarattu / Green Gram Dosa – Recreating Perfection

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Pachai payaru Dosai: There should be at least one recipe for each one of us, that no matter how hard we try to replicate it, never able to master it, right? Somehow, the taste of first devoured dish still lingers on our mind! And even after a zillion painful experiments…we know that it is not [...]

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