Tomato pickle recipe

Tomato pickle is a creamy, tangy pickle prepared by grinding the tomatoes with the seeds and peels.There are so many versions where the tomatoes are first cooked and then used for pickles.Some blanch the tomatoes,remove the seeds ,peels and then grind it before making pickles. But this Tomato pickle recipe is an easy method that… 

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Paruppu Podi (with garlic)

Paruppu Podi is variety of dhals mixed with few other ingredients like curry leaves,garlic,sesame seeds,cumin,pepper are added to make it more flavorful and healthy.The addition of garlic enhances the taste and flavor of this podi.Homemade paruppu podi are always the best for we can adjust the spice level as per our family requirement and also… 

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Lemon pickle

Pickles are a must accompaniment for curd rice especially during summer season.I have posted a simple lemon pickle recipe with green chilies , sun dried for few days then tempered with mustard seeds and hing.An easy pickle recipe every newbie cooks should try at home. This recipe doesn’t require much oil ,just 2 tbsp of… 

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Idly podi / Idly milagai podi

Idly podi or Idly milagai podi is a dry roasted spicy podi(powder) and one of the best accompaniment for Idly and Dosai.These podi when mixed with ghee or sesame oil tastes so divine with crunchy ,nutty lentils. I usually make these podi in large quantities and store in an airtight container ,there is no need… 

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Mor Milagai

Mor Milagai or sun dried chillies must be a favorite side dish for most of us with curd rice.Mor milagai is green chillies soaked in curd,salt and then sun dried for a week until dry and crispy. These are summer specials for they need good sunlight to get sun dried really well.So summer is the… 

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Mutton masala powder ( kari masala podi)

Mutton masala powder is used in making mutton kulambu,kothu kari kulambu or any gravies made with mutton.Roast the ingredients mentioned below,grind in a mixer,cool them and store in an air tight container. INGREDIENTS 1 cup coriander seeds 1/4 cup cumin seeds 15 dried red chillies 2 tsp sesame oil METHOD Heat oil in a kadai… 

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PARUPPU PODI

Paruppu podi is prepared by roasting and grinding the dals to a fine mixture.Very simplest recipe to make and can be stored for future use.We can use this paruppu podi with steamed rice and ghee or sesame oil.Follow these simple picture and make your paruppu podi at home. INGREDIENTS 1 cup bengal gram 1/2  cup… 

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SAMBAR PODI (VIRUDHUNAGAR STYLE)

Sambar Podi is the most important ingredient in making sambar.Only if the sambar podi is good, the sambar would taste well.As the sambar ia made up of toor dal,we need not add too much dals(urad dal,channa dal,toor dal) while preparing sambar podi.Too much of dal in the podi makes the sambar very thick like a… 

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