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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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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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Thata Payiru Sambar – Black Eye Beans Sambhar

karamani, Thatapayiru,

Cow Peas/Thatai Payaru, instantly tie-in with Karakulambu . A Sambar version with black eye Beans without any vegetables. Any country vegetables can be used and the veggies gel with the Cow peas. There is a short story behind this recipe. I have to give credit to for the person behind …

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Thamarai Thandu Pulikuzhambu || Lotus Stem Curry

An unique and special curry from my Grandma’s kitchen. My grandma usually prepares this Pulikuzhambu with other vegetables but I have added Lotus stem in her signature dish. This Pulikuzhambu neither needs any sauté nor constant monitoring. Though the procedure seems to be lengthy but an easy one, A must …

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Vendaikai Paruppu Kootu || Okra Curry

Paruppu Kootu

  When I was  in my primary school, my teacher used to advise us to take Ladyfinger in our diet saying it improves memory power. Though the sticky nature of ladyfingers makes me to move away from the vegetable, my mother found a way of including okra in my meal …

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