Pavakkai Pitlai | How to make Bitter gourd Pitlai

Pavakkai Pitlai

Pavakkai Pitlai is a tangy, mildly spiced tamarind gravy, served with rice. The ground masala added to the Pitlai makes it very delicious when served with steamed rice and ghee. Pitlai is much similar to the Arachuvita Sambar with a slight difference in the ingredients added. You can serve Pitlai in different ways. When you […]

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Adai Recipe | How to make Tamil Nadu Adai

Adai - Tamil Nadu Style

Tamil Nadu Adai is a special type of Dosa made with rice and lentils. This is a protein rich and healthy breakfast option. This is a no ferment dosa and only requires about 2 hours of soaking time. Once ground into a smooth batter, you can immediately make dosas. However, I always end up resting […]

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Hotel Style Red Chutney | Vengaya Chutney

Vengaya Chutney

Hotel Style Red Chutney or Vengaya Chutney is the simplest chutney you can make with onions and other basic ingredients. This is one of the popular chutneys served in restaurants. Konda is very fond of the Red chutney that’s served with Dosas in the restaurants and mostly eats only that. We have had other versions […]

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Potato Salna | How to make Easy Salna Recipe

Easy Potato Salna

Potato Salna is a delicious gravy served with Parottas in Tamil Nadu. Its made with ground spicy masala and can have vegetables added or served plain as well. Salna is a thin spicy gravy made with the roasted and ground masala paste. It is served with parottas where the parottas are shredded and this thin gravy […]

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Ooty Varkey | Baked Chocolate Ooty Varkey

Chocolate Ooty Varkey

Baked Ooty Varkey is a popular snack from Ooty, Tamil Nadu. It’s a baked pastry that has mild sweetness, a little salty and very flaky. Ooty or Udhagamandalam is a hill station in Tamil Nadu and is famous for its Varkey biscuits or pastry that the locals bake and it is exported and also imitated […]

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Mulai Keerai Masala Vadai

Mulai Keerai Masala Vadai

Mulai Keerai Masala Vadai is an addictive Masala Vada made with chana dal and greens. This is a popular evening snack in Tamil Nadu. I am not sure about other places, I have only seen it in Madras. So my knowledge of this snack being available elsewhere is zero. I have seen it being sold […]

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Arcot Makkan Peda | How to make Makkan Peda

Arcot Makkan Peda

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all my Readers! Arcot Makkan Peda is a delicious Indian Sweet hailing from a small town near Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India. It’s a deep fried ball made with flour, Khoya, curd, and ghee stuffed with nuts and soaked in sugar Syrup. Popularly known as the Arcot Makkan Peda, it resembles Gulab […]

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Kathal Biryani | How to make Jackfruit Biryani

Kathal Biryani

Kathal Biryani is an aromatic biryani made on the lines of chicken biryani. The tender, unripe Jackfruit looks and tastes like meat and makes a wonderful party dish. So this is what I made with the second Jackfruit that Hubby Dear got. I had originally called the dish I shared yesterday as Jackfruit Biryani. However, […]

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Iyengar Style Vendhaya Keerai Sadam

Iyengar Style Vendhaya Keerai Sadam

Iyengar Style Vendhaya Keerai Sadam is healthy mixed rice made with spice powders and methi leaves. This is a quick and easy rice dish to make. This vendhya keerai sadam is made with roasted spice powder, copra and tempered with lentils. This surely makes an excellent lunch box dish. Amma always says Methi needs ghee, […]

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Vazhaithandu Poricha Kootu

Vazhaithandu Poricha Kootu

Vazhaithandu Poricha Kootu, a typical dish from the Tamil Cuisine, is an easy side dish made for meals and served with rice. The Poricha Kootu concept is more of a TamBrahm cuisine where the gravy is seasoned with peppercorn and a ground masala and uses different water vegetables. I share my lunch with my colleagues and […]

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