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Thakali erratu Gravy Recipe

Thakali erratu Gravy Recipe

This is my mother’s specialty from Tamil Recipes of Pasumalai, Madurai. Rattu is the Tamil word for shrimp or prawns. The king prawns if good but sometimes it is a bit fleshy and tastes like chicken, I prefer the medium size or the smaller variety […]

Muttai Kurma(Egg Curry) Recipe

Muttai Kurma(Egg Curry) Recipe

The Tamils prepare egg curry in a variety of ways. Our family’s version of curry has two flavors, the red afterward green. The red curry is spicy then intense. The green or white korma is milder and out of the ordinary. This goes pleasantly with […]

Thayir Sadham/ Curd rice Recipe

Thayir Sadham/ Curd rice Recipe

Ingredients

  • Yogur curd 1/2 cup
  • milk 1/4 cup
  • Cooked white rice 4 cups
  • mustard seeds 1 tsp
  • urid dal 1 tsp
  • red whole chili 4
  • ginger shreded 1 tbsp
  • green chili 2
  • curry leaves
  • coriander leaves
  • salt 2 tsp
  • water for mixing if necessary


Method

  1. Here is Thayir Sadham recipe. In a large bowl mix the cooked rice with yogurt and milk. Mash them well. Add water for mixing if necessary when is too dry to mash
  2. Take a hollow frying pan. Pour oil and heat it
  3. Add the mustard seeds and urid dal
  4. When the mustard splutters add red chili, ginger, green chili and curry leaves
  5. Let it fry a bit and add the mixed rice to the pan
  6. Add salt and mix them well in the pan
  7. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with lime pickle
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Thayir Sadham/ Curd rice Recipe

Kushka Recipe

Kushka Recipe

Tamil Recipes Kushka is made of Basmati Rice The type of rice is important. I recommend Basmati. It is the best for biryani. It brings out the aroma and flavor of biryani. You can smell the even before it’s done a block away! Some important […]

Green Mutton Stew Recipe

Green Mutton Stew Recipe

Tamil Recipes Green Mutton Stew. This is based mostly on green chilis and coriander. The shade will be green, pretty much similar to korma except the flavor is changed. This recipe has red green chili on the contrary green chili only. It has less traditional […]

Peerkanga Kothukari Poriyal Recipe

Peerkanga Kothukari Poriyal Recipe

Tamil Recipes Peerkanga Kothukari Poriyal. This is a specialty of my mother from Madurai, Tamilnadu. The vegetable is available in Indian and sometimes Asian grocery stores in America. This is called Peerkangai or ridge gourd. You need to develop a taste for this vegetable because it is a bit slimy but tasty.

By adding ground beef or mutton you change the taste and make it to taste extra ordinary Tamil samayal of south Indian, as it combines the ground meat with this vegetable in an exceptionally tasty texture. Texture changes and also the taste as they both melt into each other and form an aroma if Tamil cooking so special and it just plays with your taste buds. Once you have tasted it you will want more and more but usually it is gone by then…

Ingredients

  • Ground beef 1/4 lb
  • Peerkangai 4
  • mustard seeds 1 tsp
  • oil 2 tbsp
  • urid dall 1 tsp
  • curry leaves a few
  • ginger & garlic 1 tbsp paste
  • turmeric pdr 1 tsp
  • chili pdr 1 tsp
  • cloves 4
  • cinamon 1 tsp
  • salt to taste


Method

  1. For preparing Peerkanga Kothukari Poriyal Recipe first boil the ground beef with ginger & garlic, turmeric pdr, chili pdr. cloves and cinnamon
  2. Clean the peerkangai, remove skin and the seeds inside
  3. Cut into small rectangular pieces of 1 inch.
  4. Pour oil in a frying pan and add mustard seeds and urid dal
  5. When the seeds pop add curry leaves
  6. Now add the peerkangai and stir fry
  7. Add 1/2 cup water and cook it for 2 minutes or so
  8. Now add the boiled ground beef to it and sitr well
  9. Taste to see if the peerkangai is cooked and then take it out
  10. Serve as side dish for meals
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Peerkanga Kothukari Poriyal Recipe

Elimichai Oorugai/Lemon Pickle Recipe

Elimichai Oorugai/Lemon Pickle Recipe

Ingredients Lemon 3 Red Chili powder 4 tsp Turmeric 1 tsp Salt 4 tsp Sesame oil 1/4 cup Asafetida 1 tsp mustard seeds 1 tsp urid dal 1 tsp Method For Elimichai Oorugai or Lemon Pickle recipe cut 2 lemons into 1/2 inch pieces Take […]

Rasam Recipe

Rasam Recipe

Tamil recipes Rasam is one of the basic items of southern India for ages. Rasam is in soup form and has essential nutrients for digestion and good health in general. It is not a main course though many do use it as such, but is […]

Sambar Recipe

Sambar Recipe

Tamil recipes Simple Sambar is one of the first courses of a meal in southern India. Sambar is in a thick soup form and has essential nutrients for digestion and good health with protein. It is a main course and many do use it as a regular meal item and is to be eaten with white rice or side for idli, dosai and vadai. The main ingredients are toor dal, onions, tomato, tamarind, garlic, seeragam (cumin) and water.

Ingredients

  • Toor dal 1 cup
  • Tamarind 1 tbsp paste
  • Coriander/cilantro ½ cup
  • Green chili 1 medium
  • Whole Red chili 4
  • Cumin powder 2 tsp
  • Red chili powder 2 tsp
  • Perungayam/hing 1 tsp
  • Tomato ½ medium
  • Small (shallots) onions ¼ cup
  • Garlic 6 pods
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds 2 tsp
  • Water 4 cups


Method

  1. Here is the Sambar Recipe. Pour oil in a large deep pan and heat it. Add mustard and wait till the mustard pops then add and fry the tomato, garlic, green chili, red chili and onions for about 1 minute
  2. Add the powder ingredients like red chili, cumin, tamarind paste and Perungayam into the pan and add water; let it boil well for about 2-3 minutes
  3. Switch off the heat add coriander leaves and serve hot for rice
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Sambar Recipe

Kidney and Kathrikai Kootu Recipe

Kidney and Kathrikai Kootu Recipe

Tamil recipes Kidney and Kathrikai Kootu. This is a special flavorful lamb kidney recipe with kathrikai (eggplant). Kidney as such requires a special pallet and taste. This is an acquired taste and cannot be enjoyed by all. But if you like the organs recipes then […]