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Instant Amla/Gooseberry Pickle (Kerala Style)

I have been experiencing hair fall recently despite no apparent diet/lifestyle change. Wondering how to tackle this, I have decided to try including gooseberry/amla in my daily diet. Amlas are considered to be excellent for health and are packed with … Continue reading

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Coriander Chutney Powder/Kothamalli Chutney

Moms never cease to surprise! Just when you think you have tasted almost everything that your mom makes, there comes a new one. How I wish culinary skills were hereditary! So, the latest one that mom surprised me with is … Continue reading

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Tangy Poha

Here is a tangy variety of poha that almost tastes like puliyodarai. I tasted this at a¬†friend’s house and soon after tasting the first spoon, me and my mother were after my friend and her¬†mother-in-law to get the recipe secret … Continue reading

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Milaga Podi (Dry Chutney Powder)

There are two items that you will definitely find in every South Indian household – curd and milaga podi (dry chutney powder or gun powder as non-Southies call it). Podi is potent gun powder that can make any food item … Continue reading

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Killu Kondattam (Rice Crisp Fries)

Coming up with good translations of traditional South Indian dishes is a huge challenge for me. The closest I can think of is Sun Dried Rice Crisp Fries. But that’s such a long name! Kondattams (or Vadaam as some call … Continue reading

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Green Tomato Pickle

Green tomatoes, fenugreek, and chilly powder? They combine to create something that will leave you drooling and smacking your lips! My friend Anjana brought this green tomato pickle to office. Thus began the green tomato movement. Now I am a … Continue reading

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Sambar

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Sambar is a versatile dal curry. It tastes good with almost everything. You can have it with rice, dosa, idli, even chapathi! There are various types of sambar and different styles of making it. This is a simpler version, which … Continue reading

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