Tamilian recipe

Raw Mango Rice ~ Maanga Saadam with Chandrasekharran

Hailing from a family where men enjoy cooking, Mr. Chandrasekharran says, “I enjoy cooking with seasonal vegetables and fruits. If it was winter, I would have shared a recipe using sirukizhangu. Being summer, it can be a mango recipe. Here […]

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Maanga Paruppu

A Tamil Brahmin currently residing in Pune, Mr. Chandrasekharran says, “In my native place, we had a huge mango tree growing in our courtyard and made many varieties of pickles. So I can give you whatever recipe you like – […]

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Dangar Pachchadi

Suresh Ramanathan remembers his mother preparing this pachchadi perfectly and frequently as it is a delicious accompaniment to a meal. A wholesome recipe from Thanjavur cuisine, this pachchadi (raita) can be enjoyed with steaming rice, parantha or dosas. In Sureshji’s […]

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Paal Kozhukattai ~ Sweet Recipe with Tamilian Great Granny Saradha

  When I asked the family about Saradhaji’s specialty dishes, they reeled off a list of traditional TAMILIAN recipes in one breath. As her daughter says, “Most of her culinary skills were downloaded from my paternal grandma. They were a […]

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sojjiappam recipe

A traditional sweet dish, Sojjiappam is one of the most favourite preparation in Mrs. Doraiammal Neelakantan’s family. An interesting variation of the famous Poli, this Sojjiappam recipe is easy to prepare and keeps for a few days.   Ingredients: For […]

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Pidikarunai Thovayal

Having lived in Chennai for over three decades, I was surprised to discover yet another variety of yam, which is loved by most Tamilians. Pidi karunai kizhangu is neither the large yam nor colacasia, but the oblong shaped variety 3-4 […]

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Thavaladai Tamilian Snack

PARYUSHAN RECIPE Special Tip for Jains: To prepare this during Paryushan, avoid curry leaves or use dried ones and substitute coconut with khopra.   A traditional snack from Thanjavur cuisine from the kitchen of Chitvish. Thavaladai is an excellent traditional […]

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Healthy Bittergourd powder

This healthy and delicious dish shared by Mrs Surya Natarajan was featured in the Harmony Magazine for SoulFood and SoulMates – a column by Jigyasa & Pratibha. Here silver couples share their views about life and love, and their favourite […]

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Orange Tholi Pachchadi - chutney with orange peel

A family favourite, Mrs Surya learnt this delicious pachchadi (chutney) made out of orange peel from her mother-in-law. She says that a good cook uses her creativity to make dishes out of peels & even seeds. Of course, the taste […]

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Tamilaian Recipe Poricha Kootu

PORICHA KOOTU is a healthy & tasty vegetable preparation; Padmini Mani learnt this Tamilian recipe from her mother-in-law & enjoys cooking & serving it.   Ingredients: Snake gourd – 1½ cups, diced medium Small purple brinjals – 8, diced medium […]

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