Paal Paagarkkai Varuval || Teasel Gourd Fry

Paal pagarkkai

Teasel Gourd has the looks of a baby jack fruit, which distanced me from this vegetable. I have seen Teasel gourd in the Indian supermarket, but was obscure about its taste and the method of cooking. Until one day, a friend of mine from Madurai introduced this vegetable to me. …

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Brussel Sprouts Poriyal || Brussel Sprouts Stir Fry

poriyal, south indian

“The Brussel Sprouts”, A vegetable not much into the South Indian cooking, especially not in Pondicherry local kitchen. A poriyal version done in my style 🙂 I have seen this vegetable in the supermarket, seldom used in my cooking as my husband is a picky eater, so experimenting gets restricted …

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Pineapple Smoothie

Anasai pazha, juice,

Pineapple smoothie with a secret ingredient, giving its best taste to blend with the fruits. Its none other than the Ginger. A digestive enhancer good during summer season as indigestion is a common issue. Pineapple is a coolant, Beat the heat and Enjoy!!! In Ayurvedha summer season is called as …

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Beans Paruppu Usili || Beans Stir Fry with lentils

An offbeat from the regular Paruppu Usili recipes. Usili is roughly translated to steamed lentils. Usually lentils are soaked, crushed, steamed, fried and mixed with the vegetables and of course Oil takes a major role. I learnt the authentic type of preparing usili, the procedure as as said above. Usually …

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Mango Smoothie || Mambala smoothie

Mango season, its not fair if mango isn’t tasted during the season 😀 . I love Mangoes, who don’t on this earth. My hubby who likes to have banana, the only term for fruit according to his dictionary. After our marriage, it was a tough job indeed to introduce the …

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Vendaikkai Aviyal || Okra Gravy

Vendaikai/Okra Aviyal A Curry done in aviyal syle without adding yoghurt, still has the taste and flavor of the authentically made Aviyal. Okra cooked in a spicy mixture along with coconut creating a smooth creamy gravy making a perfect pair for Rice and chapatti. Usually okra isn’t everyone’s favourite because …

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