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Raw Mango Pachadi with Neem Flowers – Mangai Vepampoo Pachadi

Raw Mango Pachadi with Neem Flowers – Mangai Vepampoo Pachadi

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Raw Mango Pachadi is specially prepared on Tamil New Year’s Day. Seasonal unripe mango, fresh neem flowers, chilli and Jaggery are cooked together and the sweet, sour, hot, savoury flavours meld into a delectable traditional rustic chutney

Refreshing Neer Mor – Buttermilk with chilli ginger herbs and cucumber

Refreshing Neer Mor – Buttermilk with chilli ginger herbs and cucumber

Neer Mor -Refreshing summer cooler of Buttermilk made from yogurt and water, spiced with green chilli and flavoured with herbs, ginger and cucumber and tempered with mustard seeds and curry leaves. Chill and serve on a hot summers day.

Goan Bitter Gourd Kokum Dal – Easy Indian Lentil and Gourd curry

Goan Bitter Gourd Kokum Dal – Easy Indian Lentil and Gourd curry

An authentic easy recipe for a delicious Goan Bitter Gourd Kokum Dal, an Indian curry with red lentils cooked with bitter gourd and jaggery, and ingredients from the Konkan Coast, kokum shells and terphal, a variety of Sichuan Pepper. Serve with hot rice on a festive occasion or when you want to make something special!

How to Soak Fruits for Christmas Fruit Cake

How to Soak Fruits for Christmas Fruit Cake

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How to Soak Fruits for Christmas Fruit Cake, when to soak and what fruits to use, how to feed the fruit till baking time. Non alcoholic soaking or with alcohol

Easy Navaratri Naivedyam and Sundal Recipes

Easy Navaratri Naivedyam and Sundal Recipes

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Pin Share +1Shares 68It is customary to offer Navaratri Naivedyam to the Mother Goddess on each of the 9 days of Navaratri, and for the Pooja to be carried out twice a day, i.e. in the morning and evening. This post brings you Navaratri Naivedyam and […]

Navaratri Golu and How To Keep It

Navaratri Golu and How To Keep It

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Pin Share +1Shares 197The popular Indian festival of Navaratri (or Navarathri/Navratri) is about to begin and I am listing out some of the traditions and significances along with useful and interesting recipes, in a new series on my Blog, on “Navaratri: Fasting and Feasting And […]

Easy Uppu Seedai From Store Bought Flour

Easy Uppu Seedai From Store Bought Flour

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Simple step by step recipe for making easy Uppu Seedai from store bought flour, for a traditional Tamilian savoury made for Gokulashtami naivedyam

Festive Pineapple Rasam -How to make Pineapple Rasam

Festive Pineapple Rasam -How to make Pineapple Rasam

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Festive Pineapple Rasam a tangy South Indian Pineapple Lentil Soup served with rice, papad and sautéed vegetable curry. Popular at Tamilian wedding lunches

Delicious Summery Fresh Cherry Mint Chutney with Orange Peel

Delicious Summery Fresh Cherry Mint Chutney with Orange Peel

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Exotically different from most chutneys, the fresh Cherry Mint Chutney has a refreshingly sweet, slightly tangy taste, subtly flavoured with orange peel

Cherry Compote Yogurt Parfait with Granola

Cherry Compote Yogurt Parfait with Granola

Easy to make, delicious Cherry Compote Yogurt Parfait with Granola. Yogurt layered with cherries, granola or nuts, cocoa powder and homemade cherry compote to top the yogurt.