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November 15, 2017

Vellai Poosani Morkuzhambu / Ashgourd Morkuzhambu

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Morkuzhambu is a buttermilk gravy made with mild sour curd in different ways in Tamilnadu. Morkuzhambu is an intergral item of Tamilnadu cuisine. Morkuzhambu is had with rice and also it serves as the perfect side dish for Dosa, Adai, Upma kozhukattai and Sevai. Traditional Morkuzhambu is made with ashgourd, fried lady'sfinger or Vada...

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November 09, 2017

Paasi Paruppu Thogayal / Moong Dal Chutney

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Thogayal is the chutney made in Tamilnadu meant to have with rice. Instead Kuzhambu / gravy we make this thick chutney out of various dals or veggies and mix with hot steaming rice with a dallop of ghee and relish with pappad and any vegetable kootu. Especially we prefer to have this during rainy nights. Paasi paruppu thogayal is a healthy chutney made of roasted moong dal that gives fantastic aroma and taste. We make Paruppu thogayal with thurdal, moong dal or chana dal. Out of the three this moong dal thogayal / chutney is the healthiest and tastiest one...

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November 06, 2017

Puli Pongal / Tangy Pongal

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Puli Pongal is the age old traditional Tamil Brahmin Tiffin. Elders of our families always prefer full meals as brunch around 11 a.m and have tiffin with coffee around 3.30 p.m. This Puli Pongal is one of the tiffin meant for evening tiffin. My grandma used to make this for us to have when we return from school. It tastes very yummy with tanginess and really tickles the tastebuds..

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November 04, 2017

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October 24, 2017

Nellai Sambar / Tirunelveli Sambar

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The cuisine of Saiva Pillais of Tirunelveli is very unique, special and tasty. I have learnt many of the Nellai Recipes from my colleagues in these 25 years and make them regularly. Many of the recipes like Uluthan kali, Uluthamparuppu sadham, Ellu thogayal, Kootan sadham, Thuvaram paruppu sadham, Pulli illa curry, Sodhi kuzhambu, Inji Pachadi are healthy, delicious and very special. One such recipe is the Sambar. They never use Sambar Powder to make Sambar and it tastes amazingly very aromatic and flavoursome.  Here is the recipe of the Authentic Sambar of Tirunelveli...

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