Kadugu Yerra from Pondicherry

The union territory of Puducherry consists of four small unconnected districts: Pondicherry, Karaikal and Yanam on the Bay of Bengal and Mahé on the Arabian Sea. Pondicherry and Karaikal have the largest areas and population, both as part of Tamil Nadu. Yanam and Mahé are enclaves of Andhra and Kerala respectively. The union territory of […]

Carrot Cauliflower Pachadi

For the day 5 of the marathon, I made carrot cauliflower pachadi or pickle or thokku. As I mentioned on the first day of the marathon, we have an option of doing two themes. The first four days of the marathon, I did the theme “cooking with 5 or less ingredients” and for the last […]

Dondakaya Perugu Pachadi ~ Ivy Gourd in Mustard Yogurt Dressing

Few years ago, during my first visit back to India, one of our aunts invited us for lunch. One of the items on the menu was dondakaya perugu pachadi and I liked it a lot. She chopped dondakaya and made raita or perugu pachadi with raw dondakaya. The crunchy raw vegetable in seasoned yogurt was […]

Tilapia Steamed in Mustard Yogurt Sauce

Last month, I made Ina Garten’s  Tuscan Lemon Chicken from Food Network. I wanted to try this recipe for quite some time and U was very reluctant. One fine day he gave in! To our surprise, the recipe turned out awesome! It tasted like a rotisserie chicken but very tender and juicy.  Since then, he […]

Lime Juice Pickle

Nine months ago, when I went to India, mom had made this lime juice pickle/chutney. She use to prepare it very often when we were growing up had not made it in recent years. Usually amma makes it in small quantities as it is so easy and can be prepared whenever required, as limes are […]

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