Okra Pepper Stir-fry / Vendaikai Milagu Varuval

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Bhindi Subzi:Ingredients: Okra/lady’s finger 15-20 sliced lengthwise Salt Turmeric 1 pinch Urad dal 1 spoon Garlic 5 minced Pepper powder 1-2 teaspoons Mustard seeds 1/4 spoon Sesame oil few spoons Curry leaves few. Method: Take a very wide, heavy bottomed skillet. Yeah, bit unusually!…for a small portion of vegetables, an extra large wok! This will [...]

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Green Plantain Chettinad Fry – Caution: Burning Hot!!!

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Vazhaikai Milagu Varuval: Ingredients: Plantain 1 largeSaltTurmeric 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonTamarind paste 1/4 spoonOil 1 tablespoonCurry leaves few. Spices To Be Toasted And Powdered: Cloves 2Cinnamon 1 small stickPeppercorns 2 spoonsCumin seeds 1 spoonFennel seeds 1 spoonPoppy seeds 1/2 spoonCoriander seeds 1-2 spoonsGrated dry coconut 1 spoon Method: In a vessel, boil 3/4 cup [...]

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Shrimps Pepper Fry – Cooking It, My Style!

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Iral Milagu Varuval: I cant keep quiet for sometime, from getting my hands dirty:( On the other day, as usual I was on the trip (from deep South to North America)…on a thick cloudy snow day, where there are hardly any people around (the local population of each county, proudly displayed less than 100), it [...]

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Fried Pepper Eggs / Milagu Varutha Muttai – Good Addition To Your Meal!

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Fried Pepper Eggs: Ingredients: Boiled eggs 4Garlic 7 cloves crushedCurry leaves fewMustard seeds 1/4 spoonSaltPepper powder – freshly ground 1-2 spoonOil few spoons. Method: Heat oil in a pan, add mustard, garlic and curry leaves. Then add eggs, salt and pepper…fry till aromatic. Serve warm as a side dish for your lunch or dinner.

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Whole Mushrooms in Pepper Based Sauce / Kalaan Milagu Vadhakkal

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Pepper Mushrooms: If you are wondering…what’s with the ‘Whole Mushrooms’ all the sudden! This recipe was whipped in a Hotel suite’ without good knife’ or any modern gadgets around!! Just manged something edible, with basics! And got to admit’ it tasted great along with that Chinese take out meals:) Ingredients: Mushrooms 1 bowlOnion 1 large [...]

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Fresh Green Peppercorn’s Soup / Pacha Milagu Rasam

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Pacha Milagu Puli Rasam: Ingredients: Thick tamarind paste 1-2 spoons(diluted with enough water)Fresh green peppercorns 2 springsGarlic with skin 8-10 cloves -semi crushedDry red chilies 5-8 torn into flakesCurry leaves fewRasam powder 1-2 spoonsTurmeric powder 1/4 spoonSaltMustard seeds 1 spoonCumin seeds 1/2 spoonAsafoetida 1/4 spoonOil few spoons. Method: Heat oil in a vessel, add tempering [...]

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Pepper-Cumin Fried Rice

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Pepper Fried Rice: On the other day, I was muddling with usual chores, kind of frustrated and all exhausted…that was the day, I said…’Oh boy, I can’t cook anymore’. So, AK came to rescue me with his thumbs up, cheering me with his instant dinner. The recipes turned out very appetizing, simple, elegant and quite [...]

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Roasted Potatoes/ Pepper Potatoes / Alu Pepper Roast

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Pepper Potatoes: Ingredients: PotatoesSaltTurmeric 1 pinchPepperMustard seeds 1/4 spoonCilantro leaves fewOlive oil few spoons. Method: Boil potatoes with skin-on. Cube them and set aside. In a wide wok, heat oil. Add the tempering spices and potatoes, wait till oil coats on all sides. Sprinkle salt, turmeric and pepper powder…roast them over low-medium heat for a [...]

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Methi Miriyalu Annam – Therapeutic Meal

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Menthulu Miriyalu Annam: Fenugreek Greens Pepper Rice. Methi Saag aur Kali Mirch ka Chaawal. Vendhaya Keerai-Milagu Saadham. Ingredients: Rice – cooked 2 cupsGreens 2-3 cupsOnions 2 slicedPeppercorns 1 fistful Cumin seeds 1 table spoonThuval dal 1 table spoonCoriander seeds 2 spoonsFenugreek seeds 1 spoonAsafoetida 1/2 spoonSalt to tasteGhee. Method: Dry toast the above mentioned spices [...]

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Paantash => Panakkam => Fruit Punch – Ancient Indian Drink

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Panagam: Fruit punch has became a necessary drink at every garden parties, today! How about looking into, bit of its history? The word ‘Punch’ comes from the word ‘Panch’. In Indian language (both Sanskrit and Hindi), the word ‘panch’ means ‘five’. The original recipe had five ingredients like, spirit, spices, fruit juice, palm sugar and [...]

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