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9 January, 2020

Medhu Vadai aka Lentil Fritters

Posted in : Appetizers & Snacks, Breakfast, Deep Fried, Gluten Free, Karnataka, Kerala, Pongal, Rice, South Indian, Tamil Nadu on by : sujeesha

Medhu vadai or ulundhu vadai is one of my favorite snacks growing up. Its so versatile, after you enjoy hot crispy vadas for breakfast, any leftovers can be converted to sambar vada or dahi vada for a completely different breakfast next morning. I will post recipes for those late Grinding the batter in an Indian
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14 August, 2017

Easy Kerala Avial

Posted in : Curries, Heart Healthy, Indian, Kerala, Low Fat, Onam Sadhya, Paleo, Sides, Vegetarian on by : sujeesha
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Kerala Avial is the queen of all avials out there. This nutritious comfort food made using a variety of fresh South Indian vegetables cooked in coconut paste is the star of all Kerala festivals such as Onam and Vishu. Outside of festivals, its a great side dish for adai, another nutritious Indian multigrain pancake you
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11 April, 2010

Potato Sagu

Posted in : Karnataka, Kerala, Sides, Tamil Nadu on by : sujeesha

Ingredients: Potatoes – 3 (boiled and mashed)Tomato(small) – 1 (diced)Onion(large) – 1 (finely chopped)Green chillies – 2 (cut into roundels)Curry leaves – a sprigCoriander leaves – a handfulWheat flour / atta – 1/2 tsp(mixed with 2 tsp of water without lumps)Turmeric powder – 1/2 tspMustard seeds – 1/2 tspOil for fryingSalt – As required Method
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11 April, 2010

Egg Puffs

Posted in : Baking, Egg, Kerala, Party, South Indian, Tamil Nadu on by : sujeesha

Ingredients: Puffs pastry sheets – 2Eggs – 2(hot boiled, shelled and cut in half)Egg – 1(beaten)Onion(small) – 1(finely sliced lengthwise)Tomato(small) – 1 dicedGinger-garlic paste – 1/2 tspChili powder – 1/2 tspCoriander powder – 1/2 tspTurmeric powder – 1/2 tspGaram masala – 1/4 tspPepper powder – 1/4 tspCurry leaves – 1 sprig(roughly chopped)Coriander leaves – handful(roughly
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11 April, 2010

Sarkarai Pongal / Sweet Pongal

Sarkarai Pongal / Sweet Pongal
Posted in : Breakfast, Desserts & Sweets, Indian, Instant Pot Ultra, Kerala, Pongal, Rice, South Indian, Tamil Nadu, Vegetarian on by : sujeesha
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Festive celebrations from childhood are such fond memories. When I think of Pongal, I remember my childhood when my mom used to wake up at 3 am and slave in the kitchen with her freshly-washed damp hair wrapped in a towel, to make delicious Pongal breakfast for us. Menu is simple and authentic. Its always
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11 April, 2010

Pineapple Payasam

Posted in : Desserts & Sweets, Kerala, Tamil Nadu on by : sujeesha

Ingredients: Ripe pineapple – 2 cups (Remove the skin and chop finely)Sugar – 1 cupMilk – 1 litreSabudana / Sago – Β½ cupCoconut milk – Β½ cupCondensed milk – Β½ cup (optional) Raisins / kishmish – ΒΌ cupSplit cashew nuts – ΒΌ cupCardamom – 5 (crushed)Ghee – 2 tbsp Method of preparation: 1. Soak sago
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11 April, 2010

Semiya / Vermicelli Payasam

Posted in : Desserts & Sweets, Kerala, Tamil Nadu on by : sujeesha

Ingredients: Vermicelli / Semiya – 1 cupMilk – 1 litreSugar – 1 cupSalt – A pinchPineapple essence – 5 dropsCashew nuts(split) – 10 nosRaisins(Kismis) – A fewCardamom – 5 (crushed)Ghee – 2 tbsp Method of preparation: 1. Keep aside 1 cup of milk and heat the remaining mil in a thick bottomed vessel.2. Meanwhile heat
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