Sunday, April 29, 2007


A big thanks to all of you for participating in the RCI – Tamil Cuisine Event in April 2007. I hope all of you had a lot of fun cooking and sending in your entries. I received many entries – infact 74 to be precise - for this event (some bloggers had posted many recipes in one entry and I split them under various heads as separate entries). It was amazing to see so many new food bloggers enthusiastically sending entries to the event. A warm welcome to all the new food bloggers who have started this wonderful culinary journey.

I have categorized the entries into broad heads as it will be easy to browse through the recipes. Hold your breath as here comes the roundup…

Here’s a peek into what a perfect Tamil meal looks like.
Sharmi from Neivedyam has come up with a whole spread that signifies the Tamil Cuisine.

Deepz from Letz Cook has sent us this vazhai elai saapadu (food served on a banana leaf) a perfect example of wedding meals.

Arisi Upma from
Menu Today
Sevai upma - Trupti from
The spice who loved me

Upma made by Sajeda of Chachis kitchen

Venpongal from Swapna of
Susarlas kitchen

Temple style tamarind rice - Usha from
Samayal Ulagam

Masal for masala dosa from Mythreyee of Try This Recipe

Hot pongal and kadalai paruppu chutney from Deepa of Recipesnmore

Lentil donuts in lentil soup vada - Padmaja from
Spicy Andhra

Oothappam from Suma of
Veggie Platter

Lemon Sevai from LakshmiK of
Veggie Cuisine

Spinach uttapam - Coffee from the
The Spice Cafe

Tamraind rice - Swapna from
Swad of India

Thayir vadai - Priya from
Priya's Kitchen

Rawa dosa - Richa from
As Dear As Salt

Rawa idli from
Mommy friendly recipes

Elumichampazha sadam - Aarti from Aartis corner

Venpongal and Sambar - Sreedevi from
Sreelu's tasty travels

Murukku - Prema from
My Cookbook

Javarsi Vadam - Deepa from Recipesnmore

Yelai vadam - Hema from

Takkali Rasam -
Sharmi from Neivedyam

Paruppu rasam - Jas from
Just for fun

Rasam - Kajal from
Kajal Dreams

Neem flower rasam - Suganya from
Tasty Palettes

Tomato rasam - Coffee from
The spice cafe

Spicy rasam - Reena from
Spices of Kerala

Vepampoo rasam - Sneha from Kadambam

Podis and chutneys
Paruppu thuvaiyal - Viji from

Paruppu podi - -
Sharmi from Neivedyam

Karuvepillaipodi - Revathi from En Ulagam

Rasam powder - Coffee from
The spice cafe

Arachu vitta sambar - Sheela from
Delectable Victuals

Vendakkai sambar - Sharmi from Neivedyam

Sambar - Coffee from
The spice cafe

Beans kootu - Viji from

Kootu - Bee from

Pudalangai molagootal - Roopa from
Recipe of Choice

Keerai poritha molagootal - Sapna from
Indian Monsoon

Sorakkai pal kootu - Sharmi from Neivedyam

Peerakangai kootu - Pavani from
Cooks Hideout

Kosu kootu - Lakshmiammal from
Cook Food Serve Love

Milagu kuzhambu - Viji from

Vatral Kuzhambu - Ayesha from

Chithambara Kothsu from
Menu Today

Morkozhambu - Prema from
My cookbook

Thalaga kozhambu - Kanchana from
Married to a desi

Poondu kozhambu - Pearlin from
Purl up and Crochet

Murungakai vathakozhambu - Ranjani from
Eat and talk

Mor kozhambu - Bharathy from
Spicy Chilly

Vatral kozhambu - Santhi from
Me and my food thoughts

Vatral Kozhambu - Nupur from
One hot stove

Celery kuzhambu - Bhagyashree from
Crazy Curry

Thakkali kurma - Revathi from
En Ulagam

Poriyal (dry curries)
Chettinadu style uppu kari -
Sigma from Live to eat

Potato in Tambram cuisine - Nandita from
Saffron Trail

Raw banana vegetable - Manasi from
A cook at heart

Green peas with lovage seeds - Swapna from Swad of India

Keerai as a side dish - Pooja of Creative Pooja

Other curries
Ennai Kathirikai -
Sharmi from Neivedyam

Vadakari - Jas from Just for fun

Keerai masiyal - Pearlin from
Purl up and Crochet

Keerai masiyal - Nandita from
Saffron Trail

Payatham parrupu masial - Deepika from
Ammalus kitchen

Chettinad chicken curry - Sailaja from
Sailu's food

Mutton biryani - Maheshwari from Beyond the usual

Asoga - Priya from
Live to cook

Rava kesari - Sharmi from

Sweet pongal - Asha from Foodies Hope

Adhirasam - Prema from
My cookbook

Neer Moru -
Sharmi from Neivedyam

Spiced buttermilk - Swapna from
Swad of India

Check out an online index of blogged tamil dishes at Tamil Cuisine started by Revathi and Prema Sundar.

The more the merrier. Also check out the Tambram Recipes at Nandita's blog - The Saffron Trail.


Richa said...

hey Lakshmi, congratulations on the first round up of RCI!! many more to go...
Great work there!
Now take a breather ;-)

bhags said...

What a wonderful array of delicacies.......Kudos to you for your hard work put in for this...

DEEPA said...

Hey Lakshmi ...Just too good man ..excellent ..congrats on a great round up .....Ore Virundhu sapitta mathiri irukku

Coffee said...

PHEW!!!!! Thats some list!!!!! I am going to bookmark this for my reference!!!! Thanks Lakshmi:)

Ayesha Seerin said...

Great work.. The roundup looks really really good.

sailaja said...

Thanks so much for putting it all together, Lakshmi. Great round-up with awesome images. Bookmarked!

Lakshmik said...

Thanks so much Richa.

Lakshmik said...

Thank you Bhagyashree.

Lakshmik said...

Hi Deepa

Thanks. Enjoy the virinddhu.

Lakshmik said...

Hi Coffee

Thanks. Glad you liked the roundup.

Lakshmik said...

Thanks Ayesha.

Lakshmik said...

Thanks Sailaja.

Nupur said...

What a wonderful learning experience this is for me! Thank you so much, Lakshmi, I'm going to enjoy making all these dishes.

Sharmi said...

hey Lakshmi, Great work yarr! so many different tamil recipes all in one. can use as reference book. thank you so much for the lovely roundup. take rest!!


Pavani said...

Mouth watering spread of Tamil dishes. Will definitely try them. Good job. Congratulations..

trupti said...

A Job well done....all if it looks so lovely...and its so interesting to see the different takes on some very familiar recipes...thank you for this event.


Deepz said...

Gr8 roundup Lakshmi. Take some good rest now. you deserve it.

Lakshmik said...

Thanks Nupur. Yes, it was a great learning experience for me too.

Lakshmik said...

Thanks Sharmi. Yes I tried categorizing the recipes for easy reference.

Lakshmik said...

Thanks Pavani.

Lakshmik said...

Thanks Trupti.

Lakshmik said...

Thanks Deepz.

bee said...

what a great effort and event, lakshmi. thanks for starting this.

Menu Today said...

Hi lakshmi,
Beautiful roundup!!!! Thanks

Lakshmik said...

Thanks Bee. Glad you liked the roundup.

Lakshmik said...

Thanks MT.

Sia's Corner said...

my oh my.....what a apread...i feel like i am in some tamil wedding:)

Lakshmik said...

Thanks Sia. This was a good and exciting roundup.

Revathi said...

Wonderfullll Thank you very much for doing this ... It must have been sooo much workkk I am linking this page back !

Lakshmik said...

Thanks Revathi. Good work on the Tamil cuisine blog too.

Mythreyee said...

Wonderful Roundup.

I feel like I am in a restaurant in TN.

I could not find my entry. I have emailed you again. Can you please add the Masal for Masal Dosa also to this wonderful roundup.

Suma Gandlur said...

Great round up Lakshmi.

Lakshmik said...

Hi Mythreyee

I did receive your entry and have put your entry under Tiffins. I guess you missed it because you did not mail a picture earlier.

Dilip said...

fantastic event....gonna take me a long time to go through all the great recipes...thanks for the round up...

LakshmiK said...

Hey Dilip

How are you doing? Glad you liked the roundup.

Asha said...

Hi Lakshmi,round up is alright now!I came here about 20 times,just found this post.Beautiful round up.Thanks so much.Glad it got published finally:)))

Vcuisine said...

A nice round up lakshmi. Love to see the different creations by our fellow bloggers. Tks for taking this effort. Viji

Sig said...

Hi Lakshmi, Congratulations on the grand success of the very first RCI event, a great round up...

Sushma said...

Loved the beautiful spread of wonderful recipes.. very nice roundup

Lakshmik said...

Hi Asha

Glad you are able to view the roundup now. Had some issues earlier. It's been up and running now.

Lakshmik said...

Thanks Viji. It was good that so many new bloggers sent in their entries.

Lakshmik said...

Thanks Sig. Yes, it was a great working on the roundup. Thanks to all the bloggers who sent in their entries.

Lakshmik said...

Thanks Suma.

Lakshmik said...

Thanks Sushma. Glad we received entries for various categories. Waiting for Viji's Tamil festival foods. It's going to be more Tamil cuisine in November.

Pooja said...

Great starting with RCI lakshmi. :). i am so happy to find different taml cuisines here. good for a non-tamil person like me :D.
thanks for the great round up, a hug from me ! Keep the good things going on. :)

Roopa said...

Congrats on the wonderfull entries to RCI and thanks for the fabulous roundup!

Lakshmik said...

Thanks Pooja and Roopa. Glad you liked the recipes.

swapna said...

wow lakshmik
u got so many recipes..looks wonderful!!

musical said...

Great roundup, Lakshmi. Due to many reasons i cudn't participate. But going through these recipes has been a truly learning experienc. Great effort! Thanks to you and the other bloggers for this Tamil Cuisine food-fest :). This is like a one stop cook-book to regional cuisine! Looking forward to more delicious regional food.

Lakshmik said...

Thanks Musical and Swapna. Glad you liked the entries. said...

Nice Roundup Lakshmi! Very comprehensive. I'm looking forward to trying out a lot of these!


Mandira said...

wow, what a variety. Thanks for all your effort and enthusiasm...

Pari Gandhi said...

simply awesome. i bookmarked your site. you should check my sister's recipe blog too =

GV Barve - Gokhale said...

Hai Lakshmi,
Excellent lakshmi..great roundup..I missed your RCI:(If I would participate I will definetely give dozen new receipes...Mouth watering seeing all photos ....I love vazhaiyilai sappadu very much...

Vaishali said...

Lakshmi, I never seem to find out about these events in time! I wish I'd have known you were doing RCI-Tamil Cuisine. I would've sent in my ezukari kuzhambu which I posted just this month.
Congratulations, however, on a great roundup. This is such a fabulous spread of recipes.