Muthusaram (Mullu Murukku)

Muthusaram / mullu muruku is a delicious deep fried snack made using rice flour and dals. Traditionally the rice flour was prepared at home by washing well, soaking few minutes and laying out the soaked drained rice on a mat or a cotton cloth to airdry . This was powdered and sieved well to use… 

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Jeeraga Rasam | Paruppu Thogayal ( Cumin rasam and dal chutney )

jeeraga rasam , paruppu thogayal

A typical home cure for most ailments , tired bodies, appetite booster, this quintessential combination of jeera rasam with paruppu thogayal is what most grandmas taught in kitchens and passed down generations. A never fail recipe for many health disorders, soothing to body and mind, a must try at least once in a fortnight esp… 

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Instant Dal Mix ( Ready to cook ) Travel recipes

instant dal mix

Who doesnt like food that can be cooked instantly or without much labour . More so if you are a constant traveler missing out on delicious home made foods . Almost every family has few members who are travelling on work, business trips or kids living abroad , surviving on campus foods , craving for… 

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Vazhakkai Podimas | Raw Banana curry

raw banana curry , vazhakkai podimas

There are so many ways to cook raw plantains , but we prefer this podimas , which is nothing but grated raw plantains spiced mildly with minimal ingredients . The raw plantains may be pressure coked or in a pan , i prefer the open cooking as the plantains need to be removed from hot… 

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Varutharacha Kuzhambu

varutharacha kuzhambu

Varutharacha kuzhambu or a gravy prepared without using cooked dal as in regular sambar , but using only roasted coconut and few ingredients makes an excellent alternative to the daily routine of rasam, sambar esp in Tamil households . This is made using drumsticks, brinjals or pumpkins with one or few vegetables . When you… 

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