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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Al Naturale – Greens & Citrus Salad

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Baby Spinach – Citrus Salad: I rarely zero down myself in raw-food. Its like a cycle, I need my threshold level saying, ‘ whooo, had enough and come on…its time to consume something raw, fresh, counter made, bright colored stuff. Well, I go nuts for spicy food, I am practically addicted to fried foods and [...]

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Aviyal – Mixed Vegetables Side Dish

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Aviyal:(Kerala Style) Do you think that men cook better than women??? Hmmm, at some point and sometimes, I do feel that way. Although men are helpless (or at least in my family)!!! Cooking with my Dad is such a pain to me…slaving myself to lend him spatula, bowls, vessels, gosh…but the food turns out perfect [...]

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Cucumber Relish

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Cucumber Relish:Ingredients: Cucumber 1 peeled, cored & finely chopped White onion 1 small finely chopped Green peppers/red peppers 1 fienly chopped Salt Turmeric 1 pich(optional) Sugar 1 pinch Toasted mustard seeds/celery seeds 1/4 spoon. Method: Bring everything togather in a bowl. Let this sit for 2 hours in fridge. Serve chilled.

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Vellari Mor / Cucumber Buttermilk – Beat the Heat!

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Vellari Mor:Cucumber Butter Milk. Keera Majjiga. Ingredients: Cucumber 1/2 – peeled and cored Butter milk 1-2 cups Salt as per taste Lemon juice 1-2 spoons. Method: Peel cucumber and core the seeds away. Now finely chop them. (I prefer chopping better than grating. As in grating we loose much of it water content) Now beat [...]

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