Puli Sevai – Kovai Special

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Iddiyappam Puliyodare: When it comes to talk about a particular region’s specialty, its always the food’ that comes first to my mind, which reflects the culture! One of the regional food’ that got my attention is Coimbatore cuisine. Although, on a broad spectrum…it looks much similar to other Tamil Nadu cuisine, if you take a [...]

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Bottle Gourd & Val Beans Curry – Native Cooking!

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Soraikai – Mochai Kara Kuzhambu Other Names: Bottle Gourd – Val Beans Curry. Suraikai – Mochai Puli Kuzhambu. Lauki Curry. Sorakaya Pulusu. On the other day, bunch of my local friends showed up at an odd time! I wasn’t prepared for a formal lunch meeting! …was bit skeptical to go ahead and fix the ethnic [...]

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Poached Egg Curry / Mutta Kuzhambu – Country Style!

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Mutta Masala Puli Kuzhambu: Ingredients: Eggs 4 largeGreen chili 1 choppedGarlic 7-10 cloves crushedGinger 2″ gratedPurple onions/shallots 1 cup choppedTomato 1 large crushedSaltTurmeric 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonTamarind paste 1/2 spoonCoconut paste 1/2 cupCinnamon stick 1Cloves 3Fennel seeds 1/2 spoonCurry leaves fewOil few spoons. Method: Heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel. Add the whole [...]

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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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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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Jal Jeera Paani – Refreshing Summer Drink

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Why I like this Jaljira Paani? It has no heart breaking’ calories from Sugar, yes… its salted.:) Already many are aware of health benefits of Mint, Cilantro and Ginger, so why to lecture again…let me simply conclude like this, its very refreshing for this humid-sunny weather. Ingredients: Mint 1 fistfulCilantro leaves 1 fistfulGinger 1″ gratedLemon [...]

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Kattu Saadham – Olden Days Travel Food

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Kattu Soru: Kattu Choru’ literally means ‘Pack Rice’. In olden days, this is one of the method to preserve the food’ for their long journies. The strong spices and tamarind kept their food fresh and aromatic for days. Especially in tropical weather, food goes rancid very quickly…we tend to heat food for long time with [...]

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Grandma’s Mango – Ginger Pickle

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Maa inji Pickle:(Mango-Ginger Pickle) Botanical name of Mango-ginger is ‘Curcuma amada’. Belongs to rhizome family,(similar to turmeric and ginger). This ginger has a striking mango flavour and thats why the name. Grandma’s Method: Ingredients:(Version 1)Mango-Ginger skinned/peeled – 250 gramsThick Tamarind paste/milk freshly 1 bowl fullSea Salt/Rock SaltTurmeric powder 2 spoonsChili powder 2-3 spoons To be [...]

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Mirchi Ki Salan

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Mirchi Ki Salan: Reposting (Hyderabadi Dish) Ingredients: Green chilies, as much as you wantTurmeric 1/4tspoonCoriander seeds powder1/2 tspoonCumin seedsSalt to tasteTamarind pasteCoconut grated 2 spoonsAsafoetida Roast each separately and powder them together: PeanutsSesame seedsCumin seeds Fry in little oil and wet grind these to paste: OnionTomatoGarlic gratedGinger grated Method: Heat oil in a large frying [...]

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Ayurveda Kuzhambu

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Ayurdeva Kuzhambu: Marundhu Kuzhambu. Medicinal Spices in Rich Tamarind based Curry. Marundhu kuzhambu is usually made in the house after severe cold, cough and fever. My mother recommends this for even body pain! Now don’t ask me medicinal details, please! Again, I am aint good with those ‘medicinal spices names’…all I could recollect is few [...]

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