Arcot Makkan Peda | How to make Makkan Peda

Arcot Makkan Peda

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all my Readers! Arcot Makkan Peda is a delicious Indian Sweet hailing from a small town near Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India. It’s a deep fried ball made with flour, Khoya, curd, and ghee stuffed with nuts and soaked in sugar Syrup. Popularly known as the Arcot Makkan Peda, it resembles Gulab […]

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Kathal Biryani | How to make Jackfruit Biryani

Kathal Biryani

Kathal Biryani is an aromatic biryani made on the lines of chicken biryani. The tender, unripe Jackfruit looks and tastes like meat and makes a wonderful party dish. So this is what I made with the second Jackfruit that Hubby Dear got. I had originally called the dish I shared yesterday as Jackfruit Biryani. However, […]

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Iyengar Style Vendhaya Keerai Sadam

Iyengar Style Vendhaya Keerai Sadam

Iyengar Style Vendhaya Keerai Sadam is healthy mixed rice made with spice powders and methi leaves. This is a quick and easy rice dish to make. This vendhya keerai sadam is made with roasted spice powder, copra and tempered with lentils. This surely makes an excellent lunch box dish. Amma always says Methi needs ghee, […]

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Vazhaithandu Poricha Kootu

Vazhaithandu Poricha Kootu

Vazhaithandu Poricha Kootu, a typical dish from the Tamil Cuisine, is an easy side dish made for meals and served with rice. The Poricha Kootu concept is more of a TamBrahm cuisine where the gravy is seasoned with peppercorn and a ground masala and uses different water vegetables. I share my lunch with my colleagues and […]

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Chow Chow Mor Kuzhambu | How to make Mor Kulambu

Chow Chow Mor Kuzhambu

Chow Chow Mor Kuzhambu is a delicious side dish made with seasoned curds or yogurt. It bursts with flavour and makes a wonderful side dish for mixed rice like Coconut Rice. We mostly make a mor kuzhambu with Lady’s Finger along with Thengai Sadam, so we thought we could change the vegetable and see how […]

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Madras Palak Chutney | Pasalai Keerai Thogayal

Pasalai Keerai Thogayal

Madras Palak Chutney is made with the Spinach that’s available in South India. Its called as Pasalai Keerai and this chutney version makes a wonderful side dish. When Amma got the Pasalai Keerai recently she wanted to make this chutney and made it quite spicy too. It got paired very well with the Dal and […]

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Instant Ragi Sevai ~ Easy Breakfast Dishes

Instant Ragi Sevai

Instant Ragi Sevai is made with store bought sevai and gets done instantly. You can just about add anything to this sevai to make it more interesting and appealing. When I was thinking about what else to make for breakfast that will also include millets, I opted to buy this ragi sevai. These hardly takes […]

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Arisi Upma | How to make Broken Rice Upma

Arisi Upma

Arisi Upma is an easy and quick dish you can make for a breakfast or any meal for that matter, with broken rice and other ingredients that typically go into an Upma. I normally make it with either homemade Rice Rava before, then I saw the ready made Rice Rava and always stock it so […]

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Vada Curry with Appam ~ Combo Breakfast Series

Vada Curry is one of the most popular side dishes made for Idlis or Appams in many eateries and uses leftover Masala Vada in an onion tomato base. Vada Curry is mostly made with leftover masala vadas and is recycled into a delicious side dish for tiffin. In many eateries in Madras, it is popularly […]

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Thakali Rava Kichadi

Thakali Rava Kichadi is mostly a dish that’s made for breakfast. However, I make it for dinner, though. It’s always been Rava Kichadi for one of the Saturday nights. For the Tamil Nadu Hotel Style Mini Tiffin, I wanted to make a different form of Kichadi. Since the regular Kichadi has less tomato added, I […]

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