Month: September 2019

Powder Mixes: Yummy Food Options for the Single Person

Powder Mixes: Yummy Food Options for the Single Person

Powder Mixes are spicy powders of various flavours, that you can mix into cooked rice, and have as a meal. Truly, these are particularly a God-send, a virtual saviour for single people, staying away from their families, especially in a different country. These powder mixes, […]

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Tamarind Rice in Easy Steps

Tamarind Rice in Easy Steps

Tamarind Rice is one of the most popular of all the variety rice famous in Tamilnadu and indeed South India. Historically, and all the way to the present times, this dish has been a preferred dish for a long journey as this is one preparation […]

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Making Lemon Rice Made Simple

Making Lemon Rice Made Simple

Lemon Rice is the simplest flavored rice that comes from the kitchens of South India, this is pretty easy to make. The reason: unlike the tamarind rice, coconut rice, and even the tomato rice,  this variety of flavored rice doesn’t need a lot of prep […]

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How to Make The Perfect Coconut Rice

How to Make The Perfect Coconut Rice

Coconut Rice or Thengai Saadam, as it is known in Tamil, is my personal favourite in the line of flavored rice. Coming from the kitchens of South India, where coconut grows in abundance, this brand of rice is special – because, it needs to be […]

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A Newbie Cook’s Guide to Great Curd Rice

A Newbie Cook’s Guide to Great Curd Rice

Fond Memories of A Simple Dish Curd Rice is one dish that is a subject of many, many family tales of many, many families from South India. Surely, it would be impossible to spot a South Indian without a lingering memory of the Thayir Saadham […]

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Getting the Medu Vada Right

Getting the Medu Vada Right

The name Medu Vada owes its origins to a Kannada word – Medu which means soft. The meaning of Vada is “Fritter”. Of course, “Soft Fritter” is never going to convey the same delicious meaning as the word “Medu Vada”! This snack is known as […]

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Onion Pakoras: The Authentic Recipe

Onion Pakoras: The Authentic Recipe

Onion Pakoras, known as Onion Bakkoda in Chennai, is a delicious deep-fried snack for your evenings. Now that you know that Bakkoda means Pakoras, I am inclined to use Bakkoda in the rest of my post. Just makes it more authentic, I thought. So the […]

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Aadi Perukku Feast and Festivities

Aadi Perukku Feast and Festivities

Aadi Perukku is an interesting festival in the month of Aadi in the Tamil calendar. Of all the months in a Tamil calendar, two months differ from the rest – Aadi (roughly August) and Margazhi (Dec-Jan).   However, the month of Aadi is not considered being […]

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Masala Vada: Version 2.0 of  Dal Vada

Masala Vada: Version 2.0 of Dal Vada

Masala Vada is like the country cousin of the more popular Medu Vadas. On the streets of Chennai, that too in the evenings, Medu Vadas are the bestsellers along the streets of Chennai. But the Masala Dal Vadas, have their own charm as well. Known […]

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Aloo Bonda: How to Make it Perfect

Aloo Bonda: How to Make it Perfect

Aloo Bonda belongs to the Bonda family. Basically, bondas are snacks where the batter is dropped into the hot oil and deep-fried till golden brown. Aloo Bonda or Urulai Kizhangu Bonda is just one of the many varieties of Bonda that are popular. It is […]

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