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DISHES FOR LUNCH

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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Thengai Thogaiyal – Coconut Mash

A relishing accompaniment to a simple main course dish, Be it a Rasam – mulligatawny soup, yogurt rice or lemon rice. This thogaiyal has tamarind, chilies to tinkle the taste buds and ginger to take care of the digestion part and. I have added Curry leaves to whole up for …

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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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Mulai Keerai Thogaiyal || Easy and Simple Thovaiyal

Keerai Thogaiyal

Keerai Thogaiyal – Sounds strange right?? Well an easy and yummy recipe to relish your taste buds. The base ingredient is greens, either you can use spinach or amaranth. I do like to add greens in my daily diet. I prepare as gravy or dry poriyal with rice. This is …

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Senai Kizhangu Kootu || Yam Curry

Senai Kizhangu kootu

Elephant Foot Yam, Senai kizhangu as it is know in Tamil are usually fried and served as an accompaniment to the main course Or Karakulambu is done. My mother shallow fries the yam after boiling and dipping in a masala mix. That tastes yummy. This recipe is belongs to a …

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