Aval Murukku | How to make Poha Chakli

Aval Murukku

Aval Murukku or Poha Chakli is savory rice based snack made with rice flour and beaten rice or the thick poha. These are Jar snacks that you can make ahead for kids and stock. I have been wanting to make these aval murukku for a while, infact my murukku making is restricted to Deepavali along […]

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Pappula Podi | Putnala Pappu Podi with Garam Masala

Putnala Podi

Putnala Podi is one of the most popular condiments from Andhra Cuisine. There are so many ways to make this humble spice blend or powder featuring the fried gram dal or roasted chana dal. I have shared two other ways of making this podi, that can be sprinkled over dosas, smeared over Idlis, mixed with […]

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Vellai Kurma | Restaurant Style White Vegetable Korma

Vegetable White Kurma

Vellai Kurma or Restaurant Style White Vegetable Kurma is one of the most popular side dishes served in hotels. The gravy is a creamy white base with mixed vegetable in it. Hotel Saravana Bhavan is famous for its Vellai Kurma, many simply get the gravy just for the way it tastes and recreating it at […]

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Semiya Ladoo ~ Easy Diwali Sweets

Semiya Ladoo

Semiya Ladoo is an easy Diwali Sweet that you can make very quickly. This is made with vermicelli and surely makes a difference from the regular ladoos you can make for the festival season. Since I was planning to make easy sweets for this Diwali, I had asked Amma to suggest some easy ones and […]

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Diwali Mixture | How to make Kara Boondi Mixture

Diwali Mixture

Diwali Mixture or this Kara Boondi is a wonderful savory you can make this festival season and enjoy. This is very much similar to the South Indian Mixture we make, only this is made slightly different and with lesser components added. Amma has a standard list of dishes that she makes for each Diwali and […]

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Murukulu ~ South Indian Chakli For Diwali

Murukulu

Murukulu or the south indian Chakli is a traditional indian deep fried snack made for Diwali, using a mix of different lentils. This Murukulu like the other Murukku or Jantikalu, makes a delicious snack for this festival season, to share and enjoy with family and friends. Amma always starts the Deepavali Savory preparation a week […]

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Hotel Style Vegetable Kurma for Parotta

Hotel Style Kurma for Parottas is a recipe from a cook who sells parottas in a Madras. If Madras Street Food is famous for its eatery, then it’s the Biryanis and Parottas. Nowhere else will you find those flaky parottas made on the road side more prevalent than in Tamil Nadu. Today’s recipe is shared […]

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Kasara Kaya Vepudu

Kasara Kaya Vepudu

Kasara Kaya Vepudu is a dry saute made with Kasaya Kaya, a vegetable that is diabetic friendly and belonging to the Bitter gourd family. I haven’t seen this vegetable in Madras, having come to know about it from Athamma who said that this is available during season in her place. And the whole family loves […]

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Coconut Chutney ~ Side Dish for Idli Dosa

Coconut Chutney

Coconut Chutney is one of the most versatile chutney, famous all over the south. Each region adds its own distinct flavour to the base chutney. Almost all the hotels in Tamil Nadu serve this along with Dosas and Idlis. The chutney is almost so white and has a very nutty taste that makes the tiffin […]

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