Vegetable Spring Roll

Ingredients: For the wrap: Maida- 240 ml Corn Flour-45 ml Oil- 15 ml salt to taste water to mix. For the filling: Cabbage shredded thin- 500 ml Onion- 1 medium sliced thin Carrot- 1 medium slivered thin Capsicum- 1 small slivered Cooked noodles- 60 ml(optional) Spring onions- 2-3 chopped fine …

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Tukkada

Tukkada (or Diamond Chips) Ingredients: Wheat flour- 180 ml Maida- 60 ml Ghee or Butter- 1 tbsp Salt to taste Chilli powder- 1 tsp Water Oil for deep frying Method: Mix the flours, butter,salt and chilli powder well. Add water little by little and knead into a soft dough. Make …

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Dum Aloo

Ingredients: Potato- 400 gms Tomato- 200 gms- chop into small pieces Curd- 150 ml- whisk smooth Sugar-1 tsp Oil- To deep fry and cook Salt to taste Grind together: Cinnamon- 2 pieces Cardamom-2 Cloves-4 Poppy seeds- 1 tbsp Peppercorn-5 Curry leaves-10 Ani Seed- 1 tsp Red Chillies-3 Green Chillies-2 Ginger- …

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Spicy Colocasia

​ Ingredients: Seppankizhangu (Taro root aka colocasia)- 1/2 kilo Tomato-1 medium-chopped fine Onion-1 medium- chopped fine Chilli powder- 1 tsp Ajwain seeds (omam)-2 tsp Gram flour- 2 tbsp Curry leaves- 1 sprig Coriander leaves for garnish Oil Salt to taste Method: Wash the tuber to remove all the mud and …

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Visit to Lepakshi

Our journey A one-day trip to Lepakshi (meaning “rise-o-bird” in Telugu) has always been on our agenda. The trip finally materialized after two failed plans. All of us were excited, did our bit of research on the internet, and set out with lots of food, and fully equipped with our …

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Harivarasanam

Hariharasuthashtakam a.k.a. Harivarasanam Harivarasanam is a sloka on Lord Ayyappa composed by K Kulathur Iyer and it is said that it was sung for the first time in Sabarimala temple by Swami Vimochanananda in 1955. This hymn is sung as a lullaby to the Lord when the doors of the …

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Maalaadu

Ingredients: Sugar- 1 cup Fried Gram (Pottu kadalai)- 1 cup Cardamom- 10 Cashew nuts -8-10 Raisins-8-10 Ghee- 1/4 to 1/2 cup (Recipe Courtesy Prabha’s Palumma) Method: Powder fine sugar and fried gram separately and mix well. Powder cardamom seeds also and mix. Break cashew nuts into small bits. In a …

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Soundaryalahiri

The Soundaryalahari is a famous literary work in Sanskrit written by Adi Shankara. Soundaryalahari means Waves of Beauty. It consists of 100 slokas and it is extolled as the essence of Mantra sastra. It is also a tantra treatise and a unique yantra is attributed to each verse. The ritual …

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Shambu Natanam Tamil

Tamil Transliteration of Shambu Natanam சம்பு நடனம் ஸதஞ்சிதம் உதஞ்சித நிகுஞ்சிதபதம் ஜலஜலஞ்சலித மஞ்ஜுகடகம் பதஞ்ஜலி த்ருகஞ்ஜநம் அநஞ்ஜநம் அசஞ்சலபதம் ஜநநபஞ்சநகரம் கதம்பருசிம் அம்பரவஸம் பரமம் அம்புத கதம்பக விடம்பக களம் சிதம்புதமணிம் புத ஹ்ருதம்புஜ ரவிம் பர சிதம்பர நடம் ஹ்ருதி பஜ. 1. ஹரம் த்ரிபுர பஞ்சநம் அநந்தக்ருத கங்கணம் அகண்டதயம் அந்தரஹிதம் விரிஞ்சி ஸுர ஸம்ஹதி புரந்தர விசிந்தித பதம் தருண சந்த்ர முகுடம் …

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