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Recipes by Sowmya Soundararajan

Special Ribbon Pakoda

Special Ribbon Pakoda

My mother-in-law makes awesome Ribbon Pakoda - so it happens to be one of the family favorites. So, whenever I make this crunchy snack, the…

May 2012
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Mango Pachidi - chunky mango sauce

Mango Pachidi - chunky mango sauce

Mango pachidi is traditionally made in my family on Tamil New Year's day. While the practice involves using…

Apr 2012
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Spicy red kidney beans curry (Rajma masala)

Spicy red kidney beans curry (Rajma masala)

Dark red kidney beans is an excellent source of protein, fiber and iron, among others. I try to include at…

Mar 2012
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Karadaiyan nombu adai - sweet and savory versions

Karadaiyan nombu adai - sweet and savory versions

Karadaiyan nombu is a fasting event observed by some South Indian women. Legend has it that on this day,…

Mar 2012
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Milk Kesari

Milk Kesari

A variant of the simple kesari, I loved this when a neighbor made it as an offering at a religious family function, got the recipe from her and…

Feb 2012
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Curry Pepper Gravy (Karuveppilai Milagu kuzhambu)

Curry Pepper Gravy (Karuveppilai Milagu kuzhambu)

This gravy comes in handy especially when someone at home is having a cold or fever - a great, traditional home…

Jan 2012
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Shahi bread pudding

Shahi bread pudding

With my sweet-tooth striking again, and not a lot of ingredients available handy to work with, I had to put together a little snack for the weekend.…

Jan 2012
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Eggless Christmas Fruit cake

Eggless Christmas Fruit cake

In my childhood, we used to share Diwali sweets and snacks with our neighbors, who reciprocated the favor during Christmas. Oh, I absolutely love…

Dec 2011
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Creamy Dum Aloo

Creamy Dum Aloo

Who doesn't love baby potatoes? Carefully selected, golden fried baby potatoes in rich and creamy gravy, this item is sure to be a hit in any party!…

Dec 2011
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Eggless vanilla teacake

Eggless vanilla teacake

When I was in India, we never had a baking oven. Since childhood, it was my dream to be able to bake some day. When I moved to the US, where almost…

Nov 2011
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