Broccoli Rice – Sometimes, I Need A Change

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Broccoli-Baby Carrot Rice: Life is flying fast in a flash second. I am wondering why is that, each year goes faster than the last. All my days here are like in that movie, Groundhog day. Its so monotonous. I can’t say which incident happened when…nothing sensational is happening around me…and am kind of running out [...]

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Perumal Kovil Elimicham Pazha Saadham / Temple Lemon Rice

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Perumal Kovil Elimichapazham Saadham Ingredients: Basmati rice 1 cup/raw riceFresh lemon juice 1 tablespoonSalt to tasteTurmeric 1/4 spoonGreen chilies 6 choppedGinger 2″ gratedChana-urid dal 2-4 spoonPeanuts 1 fistfulMustard seeds 1/2 spoonCumin seeds 1/4 spoonAsafoetida 1/4 spoonCurry leaves fewSesame oil few spoons. Method: Cook rice with enough salt in it. Spread the same in a wide [...]

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Kootan Choru / Kadhamba Saadham – A Real Kind of Feast

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Sunda Kuzhambu: Kootan Choru, Sunda Kuzhambu, Kadhamba Saadham, Leftover Food. Have you ever dined with your folks – totally informal? like…in an old fashioned manner, primitive style…sat on the floor…near the hearth? If you think informal dinning is not your league, please skip further reading…this is not for you! So, admit it…if you enjoy dinner [...]

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Spinach Masala Rice – Complete Planned Meal

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Palak Masale Bhath: Pasalai Keerai + Podi Saadham. Ingredients: To Be Toasted Each Separately And Powdered Togather: Coriander seeds 2 spoonsChana dal 2 spoonsUrad dal 2 spoonsDry red chilies 6Fenugreek seeds 1-2 spoonsWhole black pepper 1 spoonCinnamon 2 sticksCloves 3Cumin seeds 1 spoonDry coconut grated 1/4 cupBlack Sesame seeds 2 spoonsAsafoetida. For Rice: Long Grained [...]

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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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Kitchri – Gujarati Style

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Kitchedi: Kitcheri, Kitchri. Cutcheree. Lentil’s rice. Masala Rice. Paruppu Saadham. Pappu Annam. Parippu Choru. What to write? Hmmmm…what to write? And did you think its easy to write about something (nothing)! Come on, pickup a blog space and start ranting to nobody (for years). And…when the traffic was at abyssal, it was bit easy. Now [...]

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Birinji Rice – Infused with Lemon Stalk

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Coconut Birinji:(Version 2) Coconut Biriyani, Thengai Biriyani. Thenga Biriyani. Coconut Birinji Rice with Lemon stalk. Coconut Pulav. Thengai Saadham. Lemon Stalk infused Rice dish. My friend Mercy, who is from Philippines runs an International market…here at Oxford! She used to complain about, how locals never buy vegetables from her and that she will have to [...]

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Perumaal Koil Thayir Saadham – Temple Food / Iyengar Style

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Perumaal Kovil Thayir Saadham: Spiced Yogurts Rice. Spicy Curd Rice. Tamizhar Thayir Saadham. Aaaah you got me there…being an atheist raving about Perumaal Kovil Thayir Saadham!!! Thiruparkadal is a small village, about 100 km from Chennai. The place is famous for a Hindu temple. Sri Ranganathar…actually the beauty about the deity is ‘he is on [...]

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Bell Pepper Rice

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Capsicum Rice: Kudai-Milagai Saadham, Kodaimilagai Saadham. Simla Mirchi Ki Chaawal. Simla Mirchi Rice. When it comes to anything that is named ‘Chili Peppers’, please count me in. I am all crazy for that ‘Hot Spice’! Whether you’re crazy like me or not…try to include ‘chilies’ or at least these ‘Bell peppers’ in your diet. Since [...]

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Lentil’s Rice

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Paruppu Saadham: Pappu Annam, Paruppu Saadham. Rice Kitchedi. Arisiyum Paruppum Saadham??? Yes…much similar to ‘Masala Pongal’ dish with slight variation! Its a comfort food, well balanced, nutritional and easy to fix recipe! As we say it as ‘Paruppu Saadham’(at Chennai)…people from South(Coimbatore belt)call this as ‘Arisiyum Paruppum Saadham’!! Hmmmm pretty weird??? I tease them a [...]

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