Keerai Masiyal

March 24 2013, 0 Comments

After a much needed break at The Tiffin Times, we are getting back into the swing of things this year with a ‘Back to Basics’ series of recipes.

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Athirasam (Fried Sweet Rice Cakes) – A South Indian Delicacy!

November 17 2012, 0 Comments

Yes, we are a tad late with this post but I couldn't let another Deepavali pass without sharing our family recipe for Athirasam!  This is one traditional

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Ketti Urundai – Moong Dhal Laddu

November 11 2012, 0 Comments

To follow up on the post on Elladai, today we have prepared Ketti Urundai balls as yet another Deepavali treat!. There are a number of variations on this

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Elladai – A Little Treat for Deepavali

November 10 2012, 0 Comments

With Deepavali just a few sleeps away, there is no end to the sweet making in our household. Actually it’s both sweets and savouries such as samosa,

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Spices for Life: Sambhar Podi (3 Ways)

April 15 2012, 1 Comments

This post, or rather, these upcoming series of posts are something that has been a long time coming. There are a few key items that are essential to an

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More Milagai – Buttermilk Chillies

March 10 2012, 0 Comments

One great thing about long spells of summer is the opportunity to make condiments, and other pickling foods. Along with the bumper crop of vegetables (radish,

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சுரைக்காய் கொழுகட்டை – Surakkai Kozhukattai

March 4 2012, 0 Comments

Bottle gourd (also known as surakkai, lauki, dudhi, or calabash) is another popular ingredient in the Indian diet. Surakkai comes in a number of different

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Spicy South Indian (Nagapattinam) Crab & Eggplant Curry

February 14 2012, 0 Comments

In our household, with most growing up close to the coast, it comes as no surprise that there is a predominant preference for seafood during meals. And

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Simple Pleasures (Steamed Cassava & Jaggery)

February 10 2012, 0 Comments

Nothing beats the simple, delightful taste of steamed maruvalli kizhangu with some jaggery (brown cane sugar) or freshly grated coconut, with some freshly

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இரால்வடை – Eral Vadai (Rice Flour Prawn Fritters)

January 29 2012, 0 Comments

Now as far as I can remember, Eral Vadai has been an item in our household that is a hit with everyone. It is something of a speciality in the Pattinavar

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