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Black Gram Rice ~ Urad Dal Rice ~ Ulundu Sadam

The last rice dish for this week is black gram dal rice from cookbook Dakshin. I never tasted this rice before and do not know how it is suppose to taste. I adjusted the spices to suit my palate. Masala powder prepared with urad dal gave the rice a nutty flavor and black peppercorns gave…

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Green Beans Paruppu Usili

As I mentioned in my last post, on meatless Wednesday’s I try to cook a veggie side dish that is protein rich. In India, lentils or dals are the main source of protein for many non meat eaters. Today I have a green beans side dish prepared with lentils called paruppu usili. Paruppu usili is…

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Ven Pongal, Tiffin Sambar & Thenghai Thayir Pachadi from Tamil Nadu

For the fifth day of Indian States, I have a common Tamil breakfast, pongal. There are two versions of pongal; ven pongal the savory version and sakkarai pongal the sweet version. Ven pongal is one of the common breakfast items in Tamil Nadu, besides idli, dosa and vada. It is prepared by cooking together rice…

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Kanchipuram Idli & Chettinad Tomato Chutney – Tamilnadu

Tamil Nadu is one of the 28 states of India. Its capital is Chennai (formerly known as Madras), the largest city. Tamil Nadu is a land most known for its monumental ancient Hindu temples and classical form of dance Bharata Natyam. Tamil Nadu[7] lies in the southernmost part of the Indian Peninsula and is bordered…

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