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Mangai Rasam || Mango Rasam || How to make Mamiḍi Charu

Who could say No to mangoes!!! Mango tops up my favourite list 🙂 Mango takes different role in my diet, Veggie in sambar, pickle as accompaniment, fruit as snack 😀 In Tamilnadu the Totapuri aka Ottumangai/Killimooku mangai is the most used in cooking. They are added in Sambar, Sweet Pachadi …

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Gobi Ke Dhandal Ki Subji, Cauliflower Stalk Curry

Do you discard the Cauliflower stalks while cutting florets for cooking? Then you should have missed a yummilicious taste. Time to give your taste buds a change from the taste of normal veggies. I never knew that the stalks, dhandal known in Hindi are edible and used in Cooking, until …

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Vendaikai Paruppu Aviyal – Okra Kootu

Ladies finger – that’s how I learned the name of the vegetable in school 🙂 I am not sure why the name Okra got familiarized against Ladies finger. I am not into the research of the name behind, just a curiosity.. Heard that the leaves of the plant are edible …

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Paal Pagarkkai Soya Kuzhambu || Soya Teasel Gourd Curry

A Kuzhambu style gravy with Soya Chunks and Teasel Gourd. One pot recipe which goes well with rice and chapathi. The Teasel gourds are slow cooked with fresh ground ingredients. The ingredients take their time to suffuse into gourds making the dish scrumptious. Though the ingredient list seem to be …

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Soya Urundai Kuzhambu || Soya Bean Kofta Curry

Koftas are usually preapred with potatoes as the base ingredient. Soya bean koftas – Koftas aren’t done with soyabeans or soyabean flour. Soyabeans, a well known beans for its healthy reasons and also good for people allergic to lactose. So anyone can consume soyabean in moderate measures. In South India …

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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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